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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 […]

Brewers place struggling Chacin on IL, will recall Nelson

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee has placed struggling starter Jhoulys Chacin on the injured list with a strained lower back, paving the way for Jimmy Nelson’s return to the majors. The Brewers made the move Sunday, two days after Chacin fell to 3-7 with a 5.78 ERA after giving up seven runs in 2 2/3 innings […]

Davies improves to 6-0, Brewers top Pirates 4-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Zach Davies wanted a shot at becoming the first Milwaukee pitcher in two years to toss a complete game. So with the Brewers nursing a two-run lead heading into the ninth on Sunday in Pittsburgh, Davies went to manager Craig Counsell and pleaded his case. “I told him that I had it,” […]

Raptors take NBA Finals opener, beat Warriors 118-109

TORONTO (AP) — The first NBA Finals game outside the U.S. was a party 24 years in the making. Then Pascal Siakam and the Raptors really gave Toronto something to celebrate. Siakam scored a playoff career-high 32 points and the Raptors made a smashing NBA Finals debut, beating the Golden State Warriors 118-109 on Thursday […]

Moustakas goes deep twice, Brewers top Pirates 11-5

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Moustakas homered twice among his four hits and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-5 Thursday night. Yasmani Grandal also homered and had four hits to help the Brewers win for the third time in four games. Moustakas hit a two-run shot over the right-center field wall off Joe Musgrove […]

Smeltzer throws 6 shutout innings in debut, Twins top Brewers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Devin Smeltzer added another chapter to his inspiring comeback story, pitching six shutout innings in his big league debut and helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 Tuesday night. Diagnosed with a grapefruit-sized cancerous tumor against his bladder when he was just 9 years old, Smeltzer wasn’t deterred in his […]

Joey Hauser transferring from Marquette to Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Marquette forward Joey Hauser is transferring to Michigan State. The Spartans announced the addition of Hauser on Tuesday. He averaged 9.7 points and 5.3 rebounds a game as a freshman in 2018-19. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo says the Spartans recruited Hauser out of high school and are familiar with […]

Champion, queen, goddess, mother: Serena wins at French Open

PARIS (AP) — This was one mistake too far for Serena Williams. Sure, the bad backhand put her behind only 15-30 at the outset of the second set of her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday. What made the miscue so bothersome? She’d already dropped the first set against 83rd-ranked Vitalia Diatchenko — and […]

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