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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Given the green light to let his bat fly with a 3-0 count in the third inning of a game last month, Miguel Sano drove an inside fastball into the second deck above right-center field. The announced estimate of 414 feet didn’t quite do that home run justice. Going that deep...
DETROIT (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Detroit Pistons have acquired guard Avery Bradley from the Boston Celtics for forward Marcus Morris. Detroit also receives a 2019 second-round draft pick, according to the person who spoke on condition of...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Thousands of Massachusetts baseball fans have a message for the Pawtucket Red Sox — if you’re looking for a new home, why not Worcester? About 10,000 postcards signed by fans urging the minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox to make the move across the border were...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Terry Francona’s heart, of all things, has kept him away from baseball. Cleveland’s passionate and driven manager underwent a procedure Thursday to correct an irregular heartbeat that sidelined him for a few games and will prevent him from managing in the All-Star Game next week...
================================HTML=================================== MOSCOW (AP) — Data posted by Russian-linked hackers show four-time Olympic gold medalist runner Mo Farah’s blood readings were once flagged by track’s governing body. The findings were part of his biological passport. Such...
 Mahar's Brennan Mailloux fakes a shot and then passes the ball off to teammate Quinn Gervais who gets the easy layup to put Mahar up 48-30 in the second half. Mahar went on to win 81-56. Mailloux contributed 14 points while Gervais added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Photo by Mike Phillips
FITCHBURG — The Mahar boys summer league basketball team went into Thursday’s matchup against Sizer confident that they would leave with a win, it was just a matter of by how much. That number ended up being 25 as they went on to win 81-56 to remain undefeated at a perfect 7-0. “That’s summer...
Rookies around the league have made their first appearances at summer leagues in Orlando and Salt Lake City, but now it's time for Lonzo Ball, the No. 2 overall pick, to put on a Lakers jersey in Las Vegas. And with Ball comes the professional debut of his controversial sneaker -- the ZO2 under the family's independent fashion line Big Baller Brand.  AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lonzo Ball is set to make his summer league debut. A not-so-side story when he takes the court in Las Vegas on Friday night will be his shoes. There will be a few eyes on Ball’s feet; he’s expected to make his debut in his ZO2 sneaker that is sold under the family’s...
Davis Love lll tosses grass in the air to check the wind direction on the 18th hole during the first round of the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament, Thursday, July 6, in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. Rick Barbero/The Register-Herald via AP
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Davis Love III can still get some solid work done in a PGA Tour event. Heading into the World Golf Hall of Fame in September, the 53-year-old Love shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday in The Greenbrier Classic, leaving him two strokes behind first-round leader...
Boston Red Sox starter Chris Sale walks the mound as third baseman Deven Marrero, left, waits as Tampa Bay Rays' Peter Bourjos circles the bases after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of Thursday's game. AP Photo/Steve Nesius
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — For a change, the story with Chris Sale on Thursday night wasn’t all the bats he missed, but the ones he didn’t. Wilson Ramos homered and drove in three against Sale despite the All-Star’s record-setting performance, rookie Jake Faria remained unbeaten and the Tampa...
Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States fell to the grass as her knee buckled in second-round play at Wimbledon. In this photo, Mattek-Sands returns the ball to Romania's Sorana Cirstea during their Women's Singles Match on day four in London Thursday, July 6. AP Photo/Alastair Grant
LONDON (AP) — The screams were startling. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, a 32-year-old American who came to Wimbledon eyeing a fourth consecutive Grand Slam doubles title, fell to the grass when her right knee buckled as she moved toward the net in a second-round singles match Thursday. She...

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