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3-year-old filly euthanized after workout at Del Mar

Jul. 12, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — A 3-year-old filly was euthanized after completing a workout at Del Mar, the track’s first fatality of its summer racing season. Lovely Lilia had just completed a four-furlong workout in 49.20 seconds during training hours Saturday when she was pulled up and vanned off the...

Spirit down Dash 1-0 in Challenge Cup

Jul. 12, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Bayley Feist scored early and the Washington Spirit held off the Houston Dash for a 1-0 victory on Sunday in the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup. Feist grabbed a pass from Ashley Hatch and scored from atop the penalty area in the 16th minute at Zions Bank Stadium. ...

New York Yankees hitting coach Marcus Thames, left, watches Aaron Judge take batting practice during a baseball summer training camp workout, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Yankees' Judge out 2nd straight day with stiff neck

Jul. 12, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was held out of action for a second straight day Sunday due to a stiff neck. The 2017 AL Rookie of the Year was scratched from a simulated game Saturday after waking up with a sore neck, and the right fielder was not included in either lineup for an intrasquad...

Valot scores as Red Bulls down Atlanta United 1-0

Jul. 11, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Florian Valot scored in the opening minutes, and the New York Red Bulls beat Atlanta United 1-0 on Saturday night in the MLS is Back tournament. The game was delayed for 45 minutes because of lightning in the area. The tournament is being played without fans at ESPN’s...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, Edmonton Oilers defenseman Mike Green (27) fights for the puck against the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Las Vegas. Green and Vancouver’s Sven Baertschi are opting out. Dallas defenseman Roman Polak is not reporting for now. And Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos is not reporting at full strength. Green and Baertschi joined Calgary defender Travis Hamonic in choosing not to participating in the resumption of the NHL season. Green, like Hamonic, decided not to play for family reasons. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Oilers' Green joins list of players opting out of NHL return

Jul. 11, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

Roman Polak of the Stars and Mike Green of the Oilers are opting out of playing, and Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will try to play after recovering from injury. In the aftermath of a deal being struck to resume the NHL season, Aug. 1, Green, Polak and three other players joined Calgary defenseman Travis...

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols smiles during baseball practice at Angels Stadium, Monday, July 6, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Albert Pujols heads into 20th big league season healthy

Jul. 11, 2020 8:39 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols' 20th season in the majors is about to begin with the Los Angeles Angels. When it does, the 40-year-old slugger is likely to be the oldest player in the big leagues. Although time has chipped away at Pujols' mountainous talent, he has never believed his advancing age...

FILE - In this June 24, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman winds up in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in New York. Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced Saturday, July 11, 2020, that Chapman has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Yankees closer Chapman has COVID-19; Judge scratched

Jul. 11, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms. New York manager Aaron Boone said Saturday that Chapman “overall is doing well” but “will not be here for the foreseeable future.” The AL East champions are...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots as Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in Los Angeles. The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers already have just about guaranteed themselves the top two playoff seeds and face a delicate balancing act when the NBA returns to action. They must try to shake off the rust after a 4 ½-month hiatus while also staying as healthy as possible for the postseason. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

LeBron won't wear social justice message on Lakers jersey

Jul. 11, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

LeBron James says his thoughts on social justice can't be contained on the back of a basketball jersey. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar won't wear one of the NBA-approved social justice messages on the back of his jersey when the NBA resumes competition later this month in the Orlando bubble. “It was no...

New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes stretches out to throw the ball as he waits for his turn in the batting cage during the afternoon session of a summer baseball training camp workout at Citi Field, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Céspedes says he'll be ready to start season with Mets

Jul. 11, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Céspedes is sure he'll be ready to start the pandemic-delayed season with the New York Mets. Out of the lineup for almost two years, the 34-year-old slugger said Saturday he finally is close to fully recovered from a string of injuries to his feet and legs. “I don't have...

New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman, left, leaves the field after a bullpen session with catcher Gary Sanchez after a bullpen session during a baseball summer training camp workout Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Yanks closer Chapman has coronavirus; Astros cancel workout

Jul. 11, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman became the latest high-profile player to test positive for the coronavirus, his diagnosis announced Saturday hours after the Houston Astros canceled another practice due to virus concerns. In New York, manager Aaron Boone said Chapman wouldn't...