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Winker homers again and drives in 3, Mariners blank A’s 9-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jesse Winker homered for the second straight day, Cal Raleigh also connected and the Seattle Mariners won consecutive games for the first time in more than two weeks by routing the Oakland Athletics 9-0 Wednesday night. J.P. Crawford doubled twice and drove in two ...

Ohtani strikes out career-high 13 in Angels’ 5-0 win over KC

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani adheres to strict routine in nearly every aspect of his life. When his latest mound start was delayed 12 minutes by a pregame ceremony honoring the Angels' 2002 World Series champions, his meticulous preparation took a hit before he even threw a pitch. A ...

Swimming’s new transgender policy could impact other sports

Bans on transgender women in international swimming and rugby this week opened the door for track and field to consider following suit in what could turn into a wave of policy changes in Olympic sports. The announcement Sunday by swimming's governing body, FINA, was followed quickly by a show ...

Congress alleges ‘shadow’ probe by Commanders owner Snyder

Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder conducted a "shadow investigation" that sought to discredit former employees making accusations of workplace sexual harassment, hired private investigators to intimidate witnesses, and used an overseas lawsuit as a pretext to obtain phone records and ...

Alvarez, Tucker help Astros to 8-2 interleague win over Mets

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros manager Dusty Baker considered giving Yordan Álvarez another day off after he sat out one game with a minor hand injury. But the slugger told Baker he was ready, so Álvarez was penciled into the lineup Tuesday night. "And ready he was," Baker said. Álvarez hit a ...

Fanatics founder Michael Rubin selling stake in 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fanatics founder Michael Rubin is selling his stake in the company that owns the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils. Rubin, worth an estimated $8 billion according to Forbes, said on social media posts he was "s hifting from part-owner " of the teams run by Harris ...

US Open tennis increases wheelchair field, adds junior event

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Open will double the size of its men's and women's wheelchair singles and doubles tournaments, and add a junior championship at this year's tournament. The expansion announced Wednesday means there will be 16 men and 16 women in the singles draws, along with eight ...

Max Fried beats Braves in arbitration, gets $6.85 million

ATLANTA (AP) — Pitcher Max Fried won his salary arbitration case against the World Series champion Atlanta Braves and was given his $6.85 million request instead of the team's $6.6 million offer. Walt De Treux, Robert Herman and John Woods made the decision Wednesday, a day after listening ...

Astros’ Siri posts, deletes profane tweet after admiring HR

HOUSTON (AP) — A day after Houston outfielder José Siri called his bat-flip home run celebration against the New York Mets "an error," he seemingly backtracked Wednesday with a profane tweet that was later deleted. While not addressing the incident directly, Siri's tweet said: "(expletive) ...

Major League Baseball allows teams to sell CBD sponsorships

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball teams have been told they can sell CBD sponsorships. CBD stands for cannabidiol and is a chemical compound found naturally in cannabis plants. The commissioner's office informed teams that a sponsor would need to be certified by the NSF, a global health ...

NFL seeks arbitration for Flores’ racial discrimination suit

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and six of its teams have filed for arbitration in the lawsuit that alleges they engaged in racial discrimination. If the league's request is successful, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would be the arbitrator. The league and the teams filed papers late Tuesday with a ...

Smith? Holmgren? Banchero? Magic own No. 1 pick in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) — Paolo Banchero thinks he should be No. 1. Jabari Smith Jr. is sure he won't go beyond No. 2. Chet Holmgren would be happy with either. The freshmen have been considered the top three players available, in some order, in the NBA draft. The Orlando Magic will determine who goes ...

Korda set to defend title at Women’s PGA Championship

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — It was just one year ago that Nelly Korda won the Women's PGA Championship, securing her first major and reaching No. 1 in the world. "It feels like forever ago, honestly," she said. A lot has happened — both good and bad — since then for Korda. She also won an ...

Paul Maurice hired as new coach of the Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Paul Maurice is the new coach of the Florida Panthers, agreeing on a deal Wednesday to take over a club coming off a season where it had the best record in the NHL and rewrote the franchise's record book. The 55-year-old Maurice will be introduced Thursday morning, the ...

PGA Tour in ‘arms race’ of dollars and leaning on loyalty

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Commissioner Jay Monahan says the PGA Tour can't win an "arms race" against Saudi-funded LIV Golf when the weapon is money. His response Wednesday was to boost prize money in eight elite events and rely on loyalty and legacy among his players. Monahan delivered another ...

López throws 7 solid innings, Marlins beat Rockies 7-4

MIAMI (AP) — Pablo López allowed one unearned run in seven solid innings and the Miami Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 Wednesday night. Garrett Cooper, Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Jorge Soler hit home runs for Miami. The Marlins, who played their second home game of the season with the ...

Kadri scores in OT in return, Avs move to brink of title

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nazem Kadri scored at 12:02 of overtime and the Colorado Avalanche beat Tampa Bay 3-2 on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final to move within a victory of dethroning the two-time defending champion Lightning. Playing for the first time since June 4 due to a ...

Judge homers twice, Yankees come back to beat Rays 5-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Judge hit his major league-leading 26th and 27th home runs, Jose Trevino delivered a two-run shot that put New York ahead in the eighth inning and the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Wednesday night. Judge's 22nd career multi-homer game helped the ...

Motocross instructor indicted on federal child porn charges

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A motocross instructor who visited states from New York to Georgia has been charged with producing child pornography, federal officials said Wednesday. Ryan Meyung, 30, is accused of engaging six minors in sexually explicit conduct to produce sexual abuse images and ...

Cavaliers exercise 4th year option on forward Dean Wade

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers exercised the fourth-year contract option on forward Dean Wade, who made 28 starts last season and became a solid contributor during the team's resurgence. The Cavs announced the move with Wade on Wednesday. Wade averaged 5.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and ...