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Freeman’s homer, 2 RBIs power Dodgers to 6th win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Freddie Freeman homered and drove in two runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak against Cincinnati this season to six games, beating the Reds 8-4 on Wednesday night. Freeman, who tied a season high with five RBIs in an 8-2 win in series opener on ...

Guardians score 4 in 9th to rally past Twins 11-10

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Oscar Gonzalez tied the game with a two-run single and scored on Owen Miller's go-ahead sacrifice fly as the Cleveland Guardians rallied for four runs in the ninth inning to beat the Minnesota Twins 11-10 on Wednesday night. Gonzalez homered earlier and finished with four ...

Scheffler, McIlroy highlight strong field at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — It has been an exhausting couple of weeks for the top players on the PGA Tour as they've dealt with the usual rigors of a U.S. Open and the unusual stress of losing some big names to the upstart LIV Golf series. But six of the world's top 15 ranked players, including ...

Refsnyder hits 2-run homer as Red Sox sweep Tigers, 6-2

BOSTON (AP) — Rob Refsnyder hit a two-run homer in the third inning and the Boston Red Sox posted their third series sweep of the season, powering past the Detroit Tigers 6-2 on Wednesday night. Jarren Duran and Alex Verdugo each added a two-run double as Boston won for the eighth time in 10 ...

In Pittsburgh, Pirates’ overhaul gains momentum by the day

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Oneil Cruz untucked the No. 15 jersey hugging the shoulders of his wiry 6-foot-7 inch frame, turned his hat backward then flashed a smile that needed no translation. One of the biggest pieces — literally and metaphorically — of the revival that Pittsburgh Pirates ...

Titans add assistant coaches, scouting interns for camp

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have added a handful of new coaches and scouts for training camp. The Titans announced Tuesday that five coaches will work with them during camp as part of the NFL's Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship. Former Tennessee running back Bishop ...

Deshaun Watson settles 20 civil suits, faces NFL suspension

HOUSTON (AP) — Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson's decision to settle 20 of 24 civil lawsuits for sexual misconduct may not dissuade the NFL from giving him a lengthy suspension, a person familiar with the league's investigation told the Associated Press on Tuesday. Watson has been ...

Serena Williams wins 1st match of comeback after year away

EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — As "What A Feeling" boomed around Devonshire Park, Serena Williams strode onto center court at Eastbourne to a standing ovation for her first competitive tennis match in nearly a year. Around 90 minutes later, fans were on their feet again, celebrating a comeback ...

Dettmer’s 7 shutout innings send Texas A&M past Irish at CWS

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nathan Dettmer pitched three-hit ball over seven shutout innings, and Texas A&M capitalized on Notre Dame's mistakes to beat the Fighting Irish 5-1 in a College World Series elimination game Tuesday. The No. 5 national seed Aggies (44-19) will play Oklahoma in the ...

Women’s PGA Championship doubles prize money to $9 million

The KPMG Women's PGA Championship is doubling the size of its purse to $9 million, another boost to the women's game that brings prize money for the five majors to nearly triple the amount from a decade ago. The purse for the LPGA Tour's second-oldest major is now 300% higher than it was in ...

Dallas Stars hire veteran coach Peter DeBoer

Peter DeBoer has twice gone to the Stanley Cup Final in his first season with a new team. Now he is the new coach of the Dallas Stars, who were there two summers ago. "Every team that he has taken over has not only shown immediate improvement but has been ultra-competitive in the Stanley Cup ...

Lauren Jackson set to return for Australia’s Opals at age 41

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian basketball great Lauren Jackson is set to rejoin the national team at the age of 41 in a bid for another world championship medal. Jackson, a seven-time WNBA All-Star who led Australia to a world championship title in 2006 and won four Olympic medals, ...

MLB standardizes how baseballs are prepped to be put in play

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is standardizing procedures for rubbing baseballs and their removal from humidors in an effort to establish more consistency amid complaints about slickness that followed the crackdown on sticky substances. MLB has been working on standards over the ...

Report: Woman accused Commanders’ Snyder of 2009 sex assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman accused Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder of sexually harassing and assaulting her on a team plane in 2009, and the woman was later paid $1.6 million by the team to settle her claims, according to a document obtained by the Washington Post. The Post reported ...

Shawinigan rallies past Edmonton 4-3 in Memorial Cup

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick (AP) — Pierrick Dube and Olivier Nadeau scored in a 78-second span in the third period, leading the Shawinigan Cataractes to a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings on Tuesday in the Memorial Cup. Dube tied the game at 3-all at 5:37 of the third and Nadeau netted the ...

Brown introduced as Kings coach after helping Warriors win

During a break between Golden State's Western Conference finals games against Dallas, then-Warriors top assistant Mike Brown jumped on a plane to San Diego to watch his new star De'Aaron Fox work out and take the Sacramento guard and his family to lunch. Brown got right back on a plane ...

Fedde throws 6 sharp innings as Nationals blank Orioles 3-0

BALTIMORE (AP) — Erick Fedde allowed two hits over six innings, and the Washington Nationals beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 on Tuesday night for their second straight victory following an eight-game skid. César Hernández doubled on the game's first pitch from Jordan Lyles (4-6) and scored ...

Gonsolin wins 9th, Freeman drives in 5 as Dodgers down Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tony Gonsolin said he hasn't done anything extraordinary on the way to becoming the first nine-game winner in the majors this season. "It's just throwing a lot more strikes," the 28-year-old righty said of his success in 2022, which includes a 9-0 record and sparkling 1.58 ...

Rookies Madris, Contreras lead Pirates to 7-1 win over Cubs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bligh Madris hit his first major league home run and fellow rookie Roansy Contreras pitched five solid innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. Madris connected in the sixth for a solo shot to right-center field off ...

Arkansas’ 11-1 win knocks Auburn out of College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Will McEntire limited Auburn to three hits and a run in seven innings, Peyton Stovall became the first player in 13 years with five hits in a College World Series game, and Arkansas eliminated the Tigers with an 11-1 victory Tuesday night. The Razorbacks (45-20) moved to ...