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Italy’s Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Riding a wave of widespread Italian enthusiasm to be an Olympic host, Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo won the vote Monday to stage the 2026 Winter Games. International Olympic Committee members voted 47-34 for the long-favored Milan-Cortina bid over Stockholm-Are from Sweden that also included a bobsled track in Latvia. Milan-Cortina’s jubilant […]

US in the World Cup quarterfinals after 2-1 win over Spain

REIMS, France (AP) — Megan Rapinoe converted a pair of penalty kicks and the United States set up a much-anticipated quarterfinal meeting with host France at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory over Spain on Monday. Rapinoe’s first came in the seventh minute to the cheers of the U.S. supporters melting in temperatures […]

Yelich: Giannis winning NBA MVP in Milwaukee would be ‘cool’

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich first met Giannis Antetokounmpo last month in downtown Milwaukee. The encounter happened inside a hallway at Fiserv Forum after Antetokounmpo and the Bucks eliminated the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The meeting of the Milwaukee stars occurred about six months after Yelich won the 2018 NL MVP award. […]

Woodruff strikes out career-high 12, Brewers beat Reds 7-5

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw made the all the difference for Brandon Woodruff. Woodruff struck out a career-high 12, Shaw homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-5 on Sunday. “That ball was crushed,” Woodruff said of Shaw’s big hit in the third off Anthony DeSclafani. “After that, we started getting to him […]

CORRECTION: States’ push to legalize sports betting differs by region

In a story June 23 about regional differences in sports betting legalization, The Associated Press reported erroneously that sports betting has been legalized in two states in the Deep South. It has been legalized in only one Deep South state, Mississippi. The story erroneously labeled Tennessee a Deep South state. Three other states in the […]

Mets’ Callaway, Vargas have confrontation with reporter

CHICAGO (AP) — New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging him during a confrontation in the team’s clubhouse after a loss Sunday. The dustup with beat writer Tim Healey of Newsday occurred after the Mets blew a late lead in a 5-3 […]

AP analysis: MLB All-Star rosters could be youngest ever

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and its fans are on the same page — they want to see more of the kids. With millennial mashers Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich leading the way, this year’s All-Star starting lineups have a chance to be the youngest ever, based on an Associated Press analysis of […]

Iglesias, Roark lift Reds past Brewers for 5th straight win

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tanner Roark finally got some early run support and made the most of it. Roark allowed one run — a homer by major league leader Christian Yelich — over six solid innings and Jose Iglesias homered and drove in four runs as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-1 on Thursday […]

The Ex-Rays: Tampa Bay gets OK from MLB to explore Montreal

NEW YORK (AP) — The Ex-Rays? Starved for fans despite success on the field, the Tampa Bay Rays have been given the go-ahead by Major League Baseball to look into playing a split season in Montreal. No timetable for the possible plan was announced. An idea under consideration is for the Rays to play early […]

Bucks prepare for free agency after dealing sole draft pick

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The NBA draft came and went without the Milwaukee Bucks adding a player to its roster. Milwaukee drafted Kevin Porter Jr. of Southern California with the 30th overall pick Thursday night, but that selection is expected to go to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Bucks and Pistons agreed to a trade that will […]

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