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2 sets down, Djokovic wins 26th consecutive Wimbledon match

Jul. 05, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — It says a lot about Novak Djokovic that a two-sets-to-none hole at Wimbledon on a day he was hardly at his best never seemed insurmountable. Not to him. Not to anyone watching. Says a lot about his history of overcoming that sort of deficit. A lot about...

Former NFL receiver Demaryius Thomas' family says he had CTE

Jul. 05, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is the latest in a growing list of football players diagnosed with CTE. His family said Tuesday that researchers found that Thomas, who died in December at age 33, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The...

Sharks hire Mike Grier as NHL's first Black GM

Jul. 05, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks' three-month search for a general manager ended with a barrier-breaking hire as the team made longtime NHL forward Mike Grier the first Black GM in league history. “It means a lot to me,” Grier said at his introductory news conference...

Holmgren shines in Salt Lake City Summer League debut

Jul. 05, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Chet Holmgren shined in his summer league debut, scoring 13 of his 23 points in the first quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder build an early 20-point lead en route to a 98-77 victory over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. The No. 2 pick in the draft also...

Ons Jabeur makes more history for Arab women at Wimbledon

Jul. 05, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — To the many “firsts” filling Ons Jabeur’s résumé, add a new one: First Arab woman to reach the semifinals at a Grand Slam tournament. The third-seeded Tunisian improved on last year's quarterfinal run at Wimbledon by doing one better on Tuesday at...

Reds spoil Scherzer's return with a 1-0 ninth-inning win

Jul. 06, 2022 00:18 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Max Scherzer turned in a stellar performance for the New York Mets in his return from an oblique injury. Perhaps more importantly for the NL East leaders, the ace right-hander felt good the entire time on a steamy Tuesday night in Cincinnati. ...

Pirates spoil Taillon's return to Pittsburgh, top Yanks 5-2

Jul. 05, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Mazeroski threw out the first pitch. David Bednar froze one of the most feared hitters in baseball with the last. In between, the Pittsburgh Pirates offered a fleeting glimpse of what they're trying to build, one that came at the expense of an old friend and...

Phils' Harper vows to play this year, but no date for return

Jul. 05, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper has three pins in his left thumb, a cast on his left hand and an unyielding belief that he will return from injury this season to try and lead the Phillies to their first playoff appearance in 11 years. “I'll be back,” Harper said. ...

NHL Draft: Teams weigh risks of selecting Russian prospects

Jul. 05, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

The war in Ukraine has added an increasing level of uncertainty for NHL teams interested in drafting Russia-born prospects because of questions regarding their availability to play in North America. While no team has openly stated it would avoid selecting Russians altogether in the...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani excelling on mound, Javier an Astros ace

Jul. 06, 2022 02:59 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ SHO AND TELL Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani takes a scoreless streak of 21 2/3 innings to the mound when he starts at Miami. Ohtani (7-4, 2.63 ERA) has won four consecutive starts,...

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LEADING OFF: Ohtani excelling on mound, Javier an Astros ace

Jul. 06, 2022 02:59 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ SHO AND TELL Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani takes a scoreless streak of 21 2/3 innings to the mound when he starts at Miami. Ohtani (7-4, 2.63 ERA) has won four consecutive starts,...

Varsho's 3-run homer seals Diamondbacks' 6-2 win over Giants

Jul. 06, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Josh Rojas planted the two-strike bunt seed in spring training after realizing, with his speed, he'd have better odds laying one down than swinging away. Despite the analytics in his favor, the Arizona third baseman had yet to attempt it this season, worried about...

Dodgers beat Rockies 5-2, stretch NL West lead to 5 1/2

Jul. 06, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Muncy got on base four times and scored three runs. Nearly a month after returning from an elbow problem, he's finding his groove just as the Los Angeles Dodgers lose another All-Star to injury. Muncy and Mookie Betts hit first-pitch home runs in a 5-2 win...

Piscotty homers, A's win series for second time in last 12

Jul. 06, 2022 01:25 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — First-year manager Mark Kotsay walked up the tunnel after another impressive victory by his Athletics and tried to remember the last winning series at home. “To be honest, I don't think I can reflect on it, so it does feel good to get a series win here at...

Kirilloff hits 2 homers as Twins pound White Sox 8-2

Jul. 06, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Twins were well on their way by the time Alex Kirilloff started knocking the ball over the wall. He just helped put the game away. Kirilloff hit two of Minnesota’s five homers, Jorge Polanco went deep on his birthday for the second time, and the Twins...

Cubs' Hendricks leaves after 3 innings due to sore shoulder

Jul. 06, 2022 00:41 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks left Tuesday’s game with the Milwaukee Brewers after only three innings due to a sore throwing shoulder. It was the shortest of Hendricks' 16 starts this season. “We'll let the doctors take a look and see...

Alvarez makes big throw, hits 25th homer, Astros top Royals

Jul. 06, 2022 00:31 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Long established as a star at the plate, Yordan Alvarez has been showing flashes of brilliance on defense this season, too. Alvarez threw out Hunter Dozier at the plate from just short of the warning track in left field to preserve a two-run, eighth-inning lead, then...

Suzuki homers again, Hendricks hurt as Cubs top Brewers 8-3

Jul. 06, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Seiya Suzuki has wasted no time getting back into the swing of things since coming off the injured list. Suzuki homered for the second straight night and had three RBIs as the Chicago Cubs overcame Kyle Hendricks’ early exit to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on...

Reds spoil Scherzer's return with a 1-0 ninth-inning win

Jul. 06, 2022 00:18 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Max Scherzer turned in a stellar performance for the New York Mets in his return from an oblique injury. Perhaps more importantly for the NL East leaders, the ace right-hander felt good the entire time on a steamy Tuesday night in Cincinnati. ...

Kiermaier knocks in 4, Rays beat Red Sox 8-4 at Fenway

Jul. 06, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier hit an early three-run double and broke a tie with an RBI grounder during a four-run sixth inning that sent the Tampa Bay Rays past the Boston Red Sox 8-4 on Tuesday night. Yandy Díaz had three hits and an RBI as the Rays evened the three-game series...