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Mookie Betts (50) celebrates with Xander Bogaerts after Betts hit a solo home run off Philadelphia Phillies' Jeremy Hellickson during the fourth inning of Wednesday's game in Philadelphia. AP Photo/Derik Hamilton
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mookie Betts homered twice, Xander Bogaerts had three RBIs and the bullpen continued to be lights out as the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 for their third straight win. “It just kind of happened,” Betts said. “One guy follows the guy in front of them and...
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry sits on an exercise bike prior to an NBA basketball news conference on Wednesday. AP Photo/Ben Margot
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry will likely go from being the NBA’s biggest bargain to signing the richest contract in the league at more than $200 million. And he looks forward to the nice payday. Yet the two-time reigning MVP and new NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant said Wednesday they would...
ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Jack Nicklaus was good enough to win the U.S. Open as an amateur, and he nearly did. Nicklaus was a 20-year-old U.S. Amateur champion at Cherry Hills, leading by one shot with six holes to play until he missed too many short putts and Arnold Palmer capped off a signature charge...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Stanley Cup championship, the first an NHL team has won back to back in almost 20 years, spawned by far the biggest victory parade of any of the franchise’s five titles. An estimated 650,000 people turned out along a downtown parade route that ended...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. will come out of retirement to meet UFC star Conor McGregor in an Aug. 26 boxing match that will feature two of the top-selling fighters in the world. The two fighters both announced the fight Wednesday, after months of speculation about whether Mayweather...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Just when CC Sabathia was pitching like an ace again, the big left-hander got hurt. Sabathia exited early with a strained left hamstring, and Eric Young Jr. rallied the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 victory in 11 innings that snapped the New York Yankees’ six-game winning...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors say no decision has been made regarding a potential White House visit to celebrate their NBA title. The Warriors issued a statement Tuesday saying that “today is all about celebrating our championship” and that they have not received an invitation...
After being out for six weeks due to a recurring rib injury, Rory McIlroy will play in the U.S. Open that starts Thursday, June 15, and will end Sunday, June 18. AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File
ERIN, Wis. (AP) — The storms moved in overnight and kept pounding Erin Hills through the morning, closing the course for some three hours with just two practice days remaining before the U.S. Open. No one was happier than Rory McIlroy. “I wasn’t crying when I saw that rain last night and this...
After a knee injury ended Danny Woodhead's time with the San Diego Chargers, Woodhead signed a three-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens. Woodhead played with the New England Patriots from 2010 through 2012. AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Coming off a knee injury that abruptly ended his four-year run with San Diego, running back Danny Woodhead is starting anew with an old rival. How strange it is to see Woodhead with the Baltimore Ravens, given that he once tormented them as a member of the New England...
Andrew Benintendi, left, is doused by Jackie Bradley Jr. and others after his game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning of yesterday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Red Sox won 4-3. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
BOSTON (AP) — Even 22-year-old Andrew Benintendi was getting weary. Boston’s young outfielder put an end to yet another marathon game and a string of failed chances with a single in the 12th inning, driving in Xander Bogaerts from third for the winning run as the Red Sox outlasted the...

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