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Cardinals rookie Flaherty has no-hitter through 6 vs Brewers

Jun. 22, 2018 10:37 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals rookie Jack Flaherty is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the Milwaukee Brewers. Flaherty has struck out 11, walked two and thrown 94 pitches Friday night at Miller Park. The 22-year-old right-hander began the night with a 3-2 record and a 2.66 ERA in...

Dahlin to Sabres, Svechnikov to Canes to start NHL draft

Jun. 22, 2018 9:10 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin went first overall to the Buffalo Sabres and Russian winger Andrei Svechnikov second to the Carolina Hurricanes in the two most predictable developments of an NHL draft that also featured some curveballs. The Sabres taking Dahlin was automatic since they won...

Changeup: Kershaw coming off DL to start Saturday vs deGrom

Jun. 22, 2018 7:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clayton Kershaw is set to make a surprise return from the disabled list Saturday night, starting for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a marquee matchup against New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom. Kershaw has been sidelined since June 1 with a lower back strain. The three-time Cy Young Award winner...

The Latest: Germany, Mexico, Belgium headline Saturday games

Jun. 22, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:13 a.m. Will Germany follow Brazil's lead in righting the ship after a rocky World Cup start, or will the defending champ find itself keeping company with Argentina, needing help if it hopes to advance? The World Cup could take...

Brazil leaves it late to beat Costa Rica 2-0 at World Cup

Jun. 22, 2018 11:44 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — After more than 90 minutes of aggravation and exasperation, Neymar and Brazil finally broke through Costa Rica's smothering defense. Philippe Coutinho scored in the first minute of stoppage time, and Neymar followed six minutes later to give Brazil a 2-0 victory over Costa...

Ayton arrives as symbol that Suns are on the rise

Jun. 22, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Since the heady days of Steve Nash came to an end, there have been few signs of joy from a dwindling fan base that watched the Phoenix Suns tumble to the bottom of the NBA standings and miss the playoffs for the eighth year in a row. Then came the announcement that Deandre Ayton would go to...

Dirk to Doncic: Mavs tap brakes on inevitable comparisons

Jun. 22, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic didn't get compared to Larry Bird when he was introduced a day after the Dallas Mavericks traded up to get the third overall pick in the NBA draft. For president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson, that's progress based on his last experience of getting a tender-aged European...

PGA Tour: Brian Harman takes 1-shot lead in Travelers

Jun. 22, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Brian Harman shot a 4-under 66 on Friday to move to 10-under par and watched that hold up for the second-round lead in the Travelers Championship, thanks in part to a 10-second rule. Harman finished a stroke ahead of Matt Jones and first round co-leader Zach Johnson, who lost a...

Servais: Who was that mustachioed man?

Jun. 22, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Seattle manager Scott Servais kept up the ruse on Friday night, denying that he saw Ichiro Suzuki in disguise in the Mariners dugout at Yankee Stadium. And he mostly kept a straight face as he said it. In a performance almost as transparent as the fake mustache and hoodie the former...

Oregon St. offense keeps humming in 12-2 win over Miss. St.

Jun. 22, 2018 8:34 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It has been decades since an offense at the College World Series has been as prolific as Oregon State's. The good times — and the runs — kept rolling for the Beavers in a 12-2 win over Mississippi State on Friday. Oregon State used a five-run second inning to build a big...

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Cardinals rookie Flaherty has no-hitter through 6 vs Brewers

Jun. 22, 2018 10:37 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals rookie Jack Flaherty is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the Milwaukee Brewers. Flaherty has struck out 11, walked two and thrown 94 pitches Friday night at Miller Park. The 22-year-old right-hander began the night with a 3-2 record and a 2.66 ERA in...

6 pitchers combine on 5-hitter, Rays beat Yankees 2-1

Jun. 22, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (AP) — Six Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a five-hitter, and the Rays beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Friday night. Utilizing a bullpen day, the Rays improved to 14-31 against teams with a .500 or better record with the victory over the team with the majors' best record. Winner Ryan...

Bellinger slams sinking Mets; Dodgers win 5-2 behind Wood

Jun. 22, 2018 10:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cody Bellinger hit a grand slam to break a scoreless tie in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the sinking New York Mets 5-2 on Friday night behind Alex Wood's effective pitching. Yasiel Puig added a solo home run in the ninth, and the defending NL champions won their 10th...

Cambage scores 20 points, Wings cruise past Sparks 101-72

Jun. 22, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Liz Cambage scored 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting and Aerial Powers had 16 points and eight rebounds to help the Dallas Wings beat the Los Angeles Sparks 101-72 on Friday night. Allisha Gray scored 15 points, Azura Stevens added 13 and Skylar Diggins-Smith, who finished with a...

Suarez's 2-run homer rallies Reds to 6-3 win over Cubs

Jun. 22, 2018 9:54 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Eugenio Suarez hit a go-ahead homer off Jose Quintana in the fifth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds held on for their fifth straight victory Friday night, 6-3 over the Chicago Cubs. The Reds have won the first two games in the series, a recent rarity in the rivalry. It's only the second...

Angel McCoughtry scores 25 points, Dream beat Sun 75-70

Jun. 22, 2018 9:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 25 points, Layshia Clarendon hit two free throws with 9.4 seconds left and the Atlanta Dream overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to beat the Connecticut Sun 75-70 on Friday night. Brittney Sykes scored 13 points, Damiris Dantas added 11, and Elizabeth Williams had...

Force sisters lead NHRA qualifying in Norwalk

Jun. 22, 2018 9:31 PM EDT

NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Sisters Brittney and Courtney Force topped their divisions Friday in rain-shortened qualifying at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Brittany Force had a 3.776-second pass at 324.44 mph in Top Fuel. "That pass was very important for our team," Brittany Force said. "With the...

Noah Lyles, Aleia Hobbs claim 100 titles at US outdoors

Jun. 22, 2018 9:27 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Noah Lyles was asked after winning his first USATF title whether he's a "100- or 200-meter guy." Without skipping a beat, Lyles said "I'm both." Lyles certainly showed he's more than just a specialist in the 200 meters with a scintillating performance on Friday in Des Moines. The...

Mets cut Robles, demote Sewald in roster shuffle

Jun. 22, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The struggling New York Mets made a couple of roster changes Friday, cutting Hansel Robles and demoting fellow reliever Paul Sewald to the minor leagues. Right-hander Drew Smith and outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski were called up from Triple-A Las Vegas before the opener of a three-game series...

Lopez shoots 63 to lead LPGA's NW Arkansas Championship

Jun. 22, 2018 9:13 PM EDT

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Since its first year on the LPGA Tour in 2007, the crowds at the NW Arkansas Championship have belonged to Stacy Lewis. Another former University of Arkansas star staked her claim as the hometown favorite Friday when Gaby Lopez shot a career-low 8-under 63 to take the first-round lead...