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Yelich hits pads MLB-leading HR total, as Brewers finally beat Marlins

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his major league-leading 23rd home run and Mike Moustakas added two homers to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday. The Brewers salvaged the final game of the three-game series after getting outscored a combined 24-3 in the first two games. The […]

NCAA moving men’s 3-point line to international distance

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The 3-point line is moving back in men’s college basketball. The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel announced Wednesday that the arc will be moved to 22 feet, 1 ¾ inches for the 2019-20 season, matching the international distance. The change will not go into effect in Division II and III until 2020-21 […]

Raptors hold off shorthanded Warriors to take 2-1 NBA Finals lead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For every amazing shot in a career night by Stephen Curry on his home court, Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Danny Green kept finding dazzling answers of their own. The Toronto Raptors decided to “let it rip,” and now they have the momentum again in these back-and-forth NBA Finals. Leonard scored […]

Marlins spoil Nelson’s return, blast Brewers again

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brian Anderson noticed Jimmy Nelson was struggling with his breaking ball, and he took advantage. Anderson hit his first career grand slam, Sandy Alcántara pitched seven crisp innings and the Miami Marlins spoiled Nelson’s return to the majors, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Wednesday night. Starlin Castro and Bryan Holaday each […]

Marlins use 11-run inning to pound Brewers 16-0

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Garrett Cooper is collecting hits in bunches for the Miami Marlins. Sometimes twice in one inning. Cooper had two hits and scored twice during Miami’s franchise-record, 11-run fifth inning, leading the Marlins to a 16-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. “It’s been a good team collective effort the last […]

Big 10 taps Vikings’ Kevin Warren as new commissioner

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The Big Ten hired Minnesota Vikings executive Kevin Warren as its new commissioner Tuesday. The 55-year-old is a former college basketball player and sports agent with a law degree from Notre Dame. Warren will replace Jim Delany and become the first black commissioner of a Power Five conference. Warren has been […]

Goodell reiterates desire to shorten 4-game preseason

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Four preseason games remain too much for Roger Goodell. The NFL Commissioner on Monday reiterated his stance of wanting to reduce the preseason schedule at a time the league and players’ association have begun preliminary talks on a new collective bargaining agreement. “I feel what we should be doing is always […]

NCAA recommends women’s wrestling as ’emerging sport”

The NCAA committee on women’s athletics recommended Monday that all three divisions add women’s wrestling as an emerging sport, a key step toward making it a championship-level sport. If the recommendation is approved, women’s wrestling as well as acrobatics and tumbling would be added as emerging sports Aug. 1, 2020. A sport must have at […]

Judge: Federal wagering law only applies to sports gambling

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that a law prohibiting interstate wagering applies only to sports gambling, setting aside a Justice Department opinion that some states feared would make online lottery activities including Powerball illegal and put the programs they fund at risk. Judge Paul Barbadoro’s ruling comes in response to a […]

Warriors beat Raptors 109-104 to even NBA Finals

TORONTO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors relied on a champion’s heart to overcome their weary bodies. Klay Thompson scored 25 points before leaving with a hamstring injury, Stephen Curry had 23 and the Warriors ran off the first 18 points of the second half on the way to a 109-104 victory over the Toronto […]

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