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CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Some of the biggest names in golf are giving up what for many is normally a week off after a major championship to play at the Travelers Championship. Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson are among those in Connecticut this week, giving the tournament an...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez borrowed a Miguel Cabrera bat from Kansas City Royals teammate Drew Butera for the first time Wednesday. “It’s a magic stick,” Butera said. It was magic for Perez, who hit his first career grand slam, connecting in the eighth inning to rally the Royals...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox and first-round draft pick Tanner Houck have agreed on a contract that gives the University of Missouri pitcher a $2,614,500 signing bonus, which is slot value for the 24th overall selection. The Red Sox announced the deal on Wednesday. Houck will...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Connor McDavid won his first Hart Trophy. Hardly anybody in hockey believes it will be his last. The Edmonton captain claimed the award as the NHL's most valuable player Wednesday night at the league's postseason awards show at T-Mobile Arena, the new home of the expansion Vegas...
NEW YORK (AP) — Markelle Fultz is still expected to be the No. 1 pick, though the destination has changed. Lonzo Ball wants to stay home with the Los Angeles Lakers at No. 2, and it seems surer than ever he will. The intrigue, then, starts with the No. 3 pick in the NBA draft Thursday. That’...
Vegas Golden Knights’ Marc-Andre Fleury speaks with the media Wednesday, June 21, in Las Vegas. Fleury was picked by the team in the NHL hockey expansion draft.  AP Photo/John Locher
(AP) — George McPhee secured a king’s ransom to avoid selecting certain players in the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft, and he’s not done dealing. Not by a long shot. McPhee got his starting goalie and first face of the franchise in Marc-Andre Fleury, a top-line winger in James Neal and...
BOSTON (AP) — Former Red Sox star David Ortiz is getting a street named in his honor in Boston, joining the bridge already named after him in the city. Mayor Marty Walsh, Red Sox brass, Boston public school students as well as the man known as Big Papi himself are scheduled to attend Thursday's...
MIAMI (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp is donating his brain for medical research. Sapp announced on social media Tuesday that his brain will go to the Concussion Legacy Foundation after his death. The 44-year-old said in a statement that he’s started to feel the effects of the...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Sale had just shut down one of the hottest teams in baseball, helping the banged-up Boston Red Sox take over sole possession of first place in the AL East for the first time all season. And he looked as if he wanted to punch a wall. Sale was two outs shy of his...
BOSTON (AP) — The realization that the Red Sox’s injury woes had put him in an untenable situation came even before manager John Farrell had to shift catcher Christian Vazquez to third base, a position he hadn’t played since he was an 18-year-old in Class-A ball. In the infield alone, first...

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