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Philadelphia takes on Milwaukee after Irvin’s strong performance

Milwaukee Brewers (24-18, second in the NL Central) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (23-16, first in the NL East) Philadelphia; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Freddy Peralta (2-1, 6.75 ERA, 1.61 WHIP, 30 strikeouts) Phillies: Aaron Nola (2-0, 4.57 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 45 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: The Phillies are 14-7 in home games. Philadelphia hitters […]

LEADING OFF: Fiers follows no-hitter, Brewers in Philly

A look at what’s happening around the majors Monday: ENCORE! ENCORE! Oakland right-hander Mike Fiers (3-3, 5.48 ERA) pitches in Seattle, starting for the first time since his second career no-hitter Tuesday against Cincinnati. Fiers lost to the Mariners on opening day in Japan. Rookie left-hander Yusei Kikuchi (2-1, 3.54) gets the ball for Seattle […]

Bullpen fails Brewers, as Cubs take series

CHICAGO (AP) — Pitching in the rain for most of a cold Sunday night, Jon Lester gave the Chicago Cubs everything he had. It was more than enough. Lester worked his way through 6⅔ innings, Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer and the Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 to take a weekend series between […]

ON TO MILWAUKEE: Leonard hits bouncer at buzzer, Raptors beat 76ers in Game 7

TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard hit a shot from the corner over Joel Embiid at the buzzer that bounced off the rim four times before falling to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series. After Philadelphia’s Jimmy Butler tied […]

NFL concussion fund pays out $485M, but legal fights resume

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL concussion fund has paid out nearly $500 million in its first two years, but some players’ lawyers say there aren’t enough doctors in the approved network to evaluate dementia claims. They went to court Tuesday to oppose a rule to require retired players to be tested by doctors within 150 […]

DNR: No buck-only counties for 2019 deer season

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State wildlife officials’ 2019 deer hunting structure doesn’t include any buck-only counties for the first time in a decade, a sign deer are becoming more abundant, especially in northwestern and southern Wisconsin. The state Department of Natural Resources plans to present a season structure to its board May 22 that doesn’t […]

Yelich hits 16th HR, Brewers top Nats 7-3 for 6th win in row

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his major leading-leading 16th home run and the Milwaukee Brewers won their sixth straight game, beating the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Wednesday. The Nationals lost all three at Miller Park, marking the first time they’ve been swept this season, and have dropped four in a row overall. Washington loaded […]

Packers’ Ted Thompson says he has autonomic disorder

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers senior football operations adviser and former general manager Ted Thompson says he has been diagnosed with an autonomic disorder that affects his body’s nerves. Thompson released a statement through the club on Wednesday detailing that his health led him to step down as GM after the 2017 season. He […]

Cain opens floodgates and Peralta rebounds in relief, as Brewers shut out Nationals

MILWAUKEE — Lorenzo Cain’s three-run double with two outs in the seventh inning broke a scoreless tie and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Washington Nationals 6-0 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. In an effort to get pitcher Freddy Peralta back on track, Brewers manager Craig Counsell went with the “opener” concept, bringing in […]

Durant-Harden duel may go distance; Bucks can finish Celtics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant vs. James Harden. This duel may just go the distance, and the two stars know it. Everyone figured the Western Conference semifinal between Golden State and Houston had a chance to be more like the NBA Finals in terms of talent on each side, and now it’s tied at […]

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