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MIAMI (AP) — The new All-Star Game rules were picture-perfect for Nelson Cruz. Yadier Molina didn’t mind them, either. And come Game 1 of the World Series in October, no one will be harkening back to how a play here or there at the Midsummer Classic might have ultimately played a role in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There was no parade. No reports of delirious fans honking horns or dancing in the streets. No spontaneous flag-waving. Los Angeles was all but guaranteed to be awarded a future Olympic Games on Tuesday, most likely in 2028, but the public reaction in the sports-crazed city was...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The NCAA announced Tuesday that Texas basketball recruit Mo Bamba remains eligible after reviewing the assistance the incoming freshman received from a Detroit financial adviser. Bamba’s older brother, Ibrahim Johnson, released a Facebook video last month in which he said...
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge smiles after his last at bat after winning the MLB baseball All-Star Home Run Derby, Monday, July 10 in Miami. AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
MIAMI (AP) — Aaron Judge hit the glass behind left field that supports the retractable roof at Marlins Park. He drove balls over the Red Grooms home run sculpture in left-center, over the batter’s eye in center and — unusually for a Home Run Derby — to the opposite field, too. He even hit the...
LONDON (AP) — Rafael Nadal kept getting pushed to the brink of defeat. He kept resisting. He dropped the first two sets, then won the next two. He erased two match points in the riveting fifth set’s 10th game, then another two in its 20th game. Only when his fourth-round match against 16th-...
Keith Carzello emerged victorious in the Sportsman Modified division at Monadnock Speedway last Saturday. Photo courtesy of New England Graphix
WINCHESTER, N.H. — This past Saturday, Monadnock Speedway held their traditional Firecracker Night that was rescheduled from July 1. A large crowd was on hand to witness hot racing action and a firework display by Atlas Pyrotechnics to conclude the special event.  The Modified Touring Series was...
Mahar's Sophia Apteker goes up for a one-handed jumper in the second half of Mahar's game Monday night. Apteker contributed one point in the 37-17 win over Narragansett. Photo by Mike Phillips
GARDNER — The Mahar girls summer basketball team came out playing intense and high-tempo defense Monday night and it got the job done as they went on to beat Narragansett 37-17 in their consolation playoff game. “That was our goal in this game,” said Mahar coach Scott Parker. “Of course it’s...
Chuck Stone's Riley Young swings at a pitch in the second inning of Monday's game. The pitch was strike three but a dropped ball that made its way to the backstop allowed Young to take first. Photo by Adam Lewis
WINCHENDON — In the 11-year-olds Sinclair Jimmy Fund tournament opener, Chuck Stone LL dropped their first game of the season 16-2 to Winchendon on Monday night. Six runs powered Winchendon in the first and third innings along with four runs in the fifth inning. Chuck Stone started the game off...
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference media days opened with a bit of a redemption tour. The Arkansas Razorbacks didn’t finish how they wanted last season and Tennessee couldn’t finish where many expected. LSU coach Ed Orgeron, meanwhile, is simply embracing his second chance as an SEC...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An independent review of the scoring in Manny Pacquiao’s contentious WBO welterweight world title loss to Jeff Horn has confirmed the outcome in favor of the Australian former schoolteacher. A Philippines government department asked the WBO to review the refereeing...

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