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Voth, bullpen combine on 1-hitter as Orioles beat White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) — Austin Voth and four relievers combined on a one-hitter, Jorge Mateo had a heated exchange with White Sox starter Michael Kopech after getting nailed by a pitch and the Baltimore Orioles beat Chicago 4-1 on Friday night. Voth, normally a reliever, went three innings in his ...

Bell big for Nationals in return home in a 2-1 win at Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Bell was already feeling good at the plate, and it felt really nice to keep hitting in his return home to Texas. Bell hit a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning, and also had a triple and double while scoring Washington's only other run, as the Nationals won ...

Lightning win Game 5, deny Avs chance to take Stanley Cup

DENVER (AP) — The Stanley Cup was in the building and just waiting to be paraded around the ice. Pack it up. It's heading back to Tampa Bay. The resilient Lightning spoiled Colorado's party to stay in the hunt for a third straight Stanley Cup title, beating the Avalanche 3-2 on Friday night ...

Tensions sparking change in US Olympic world, but how much?

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Changes are coming at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, sparked by frustration with years of flat revenue and what some portray as heavy-handed management in the wake of sex-abuse scandals that upended the movement in America. At their keynote ...

Waiting game continues in Deshaun Watson discipline case

A decision regarding discipline for Deshaun Watson is still expected before training camp, though the league has yet to conclude its investigation and turn it over to a disciplinary officer, according to two people with knowledge of the case. Both people spoke to The Associated Press on ...

Vonn urges athletes use platform for good ‘especially today’

Lindsey Vonn used her induction speech into the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame on Friday to urge athletes to put their platform to good use, "especially today," the day the Supreme Court overturned the landmark ruling that guaranteed a women's constitutional right to abortion. Vonn ...

Judge, Yankees agree to $19 million deal, avoid hearing

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees avoided an arbitration hearing Friday by agreeing to a $19 million, one-year contract, a deal that leaves the slugger on track to become a free agent after the World Series. Unable to agree to a long-term deal in talks that ended on ...

NYRA announces purse increases for Saratoga summer meet

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Racing Association has increased purses by $1.6 million for the upcoming summer meet at Saratoga Race Course. The NYRA announced the increases Friday for the meet that runs from July 14-Sept. 5. Thoroughbred horses are currently racing at Belmont Park. "These ...

Ionescu, Howard power Liberty to 89-77 win over Dream

ATLANTA (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu scored 21 points, Natasha Howard had 19 and Marine Johannes added 17 as the New York Liberty defeated the Atlanta Dream 89-77 on Friday night. The Liberty(8-10) made a season-high 16 3-pointers, with five each by Ionescu and Johannes. Howard had 10 rebounds, ...

Verlander pitches Astros to 3-1 win, ends Yanks’ home streak

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched four-hit ball over seven innings, Kyle Tucker hit a three-run homer and the Houston Astros beat the Yankees 3-1 Friday night to stop New York's 15-game home winning streak. Hours after Aaron Judge agreed to a $19 million, one-year contract with the ...

WIMBLEDON 2022: Serena returns; Swiatek on 35-match streak

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Some of the women to watch at Wimbledon, which begins Monday at the All England Club: ___ IGA SWIATEK Seeded: 1 Ranked: 1 Country: Poland Age: 21 2022 Record: 44-3 2022 Titles: 6 Career Titles: 9 Grand Slam Titles: 2 — French Open (2: 2020, 2022) Last 5 ...

Seminoles hire away Link Jarrett after Notre Dame’s CWS run

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Link Jarrett, who led Notre Dame to the College World Series for the first time in 20 years, is Florida State's new coach. Florida State announced the hiring Friday, three days after the Irish's season ended in the CWS. Jarrett, voted national coach of the year by ...

Castroneves hoping SRX win leads to seat in Daytona 500

Justin Marks' own mother heard the rumor and texted her son, the owner of Trackhouse Racing, to find out if Helio Castroneves will be running the Daytona 500 for the NASCAR team. That would be the logical spot for the four-time Indianapolis 500 winner who has longed to give NASCAR a shot. Don ...

Xander Schauffele shoots 63 to take 5-shot lead at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Xander Schauffele shot his second straight 7-under 63 on Friday to take a five-stroke lead in the Travelers Championship. The Olympic champion shot a 31 on the front nine at TPC River Highlands with four birdies, then had a 32 on the back, making birdies on 11, 14 and ...

Scherzer isn’t coming off the injured list for Mets Sunday

MIAMI (AP) — New York Mets right-hander Max Scherzer will not be activated from the injured list and start the final game of the club's series against the Miami Marlins Sunday. "Nobody ever said he was," Mets manager Buck Showalter said before the series opener Friday. "He was projected ...

Ryder Cup redux: Harrington leads Stricker in US Senior Open

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Padraig Harrington and Steve Stricker are going at it again on a big stage, and this time they have more say over the outcome at the U.S. Senior Open. The two Ryder Cup captains from Whistling Straits last September will be in the final group going into the weekend at ...

Chun shoots 69 to lead by 6 at Women’s PGA Championship

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — After another sparkling start, In Gee Chun finally hit a wayward tee shot — into the thick rough on the eighth hole at Congressional Country Club. It was the closest she's come to a shaky stretch through the first two days of the Women's PGA Championship. Chun ...

Lindor homers, knocks in 4 as Mets top Marlins 5-3

MIAMI (AP) — Francisco Lindor homered, doubled and drove in four runs to lead the New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Friday night. Mark Canha also went deep and Taijuan Walker pitched six-plus innings of three-run ball for the NL East leaders. Walker (6-2) allowed eight hits, walked ...

Brittany Force breaks both ends of Norwalk NHRA track record

NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Top Fuel points leader Brittany Force broke both ends of the Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park track record Friday night to open qualifying for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. In the final pair of the second session, Force had a 3.666-second run at ...

UNC-Indiana, Ohio State-Duke headline ACC/Big 10 Challenge

National runner-up North Carolina, a strong contender for the No. 1 spot in the preseason polls with four starters returning, will play at Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 30. The two conferences announced Friday the 14 matchups for the 24th edition of the three-day event, which ...