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Bucks on brink of elimination after tweaking starting lineup

May. 24, 2019 2:40 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mired in their worst skid of the season at the worst possible time, the Milwaukee Bucks need an answer in the Eastern Conference finals. A lineup change didn't provide one, so the Bucks have to come up with something else in Toronto. The Bucks returned to the starting five they used most...

O Canada: Hockey hotbed now produces tennis players, too

May. 24, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — It's typically Canadian that Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are each children of immigrants. What's not typical is that they have simultaneously broken into the world's elite ranks of tennis players — and will all be worth watching when the French Open...

Leonard scores 35, Raptors beat Bucks 105-99 for 3-2 lead

May. 24, 2019 1:28 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kawhi Leonard arrived in Toronto thinking he could pick up another championship to go with the one he already has. One more victory and he'll play for another ring. And dominant performances like he put up Thursday night are a big reason why. Leonard scored 35 points and the Raptors beat...

Kevin Durant won't return in time for Game 1 of NBA Finals

May. 23, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant won't be ready to play in time for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on May 30. The two-time reigning finals MVP has yet to return to on-court work while recovering from a strained right calf. Big man DeMarcus Cousins might be healthy for Golden State's series opener against...

Weber gets first win as starter, Red Sox beat Jays 8-2

May. 23, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Red Sox manager Alex Cora was hoping to get four or five decent innings out of spot starter Ryan Weber. The unheralded right-hander gave Boston a whole lot more. Weber pitched six impressive innings to earn his first career win as a starter, Steve Pearce homered and had three RBIs and the...

Devers HRs for 3rd straight game, Boston tops Jays 6-5 in 13

May. 23, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Michael Chavis got his team a win and his teammates some rest. Rafael Devers joined an exclusive club of young Red Sox sluggers who have homered in three straight games, Chavis hit a tiebreaking homer in the 13th inning and Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Wednesday night. The teams...

Canada to remove trash from Philippines by end of June

May. 22, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada said Wednesday that by the end of June it will remove truckloads of garbage which Filipino officials say were illegally shipped to the Philippines years ago. Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said the government has awarded a contract to French shipping giant...

Red Sox slugger Martinez sits because of sore back

May. 22, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez was held out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays because of a sore back. Manager Alex Cora said the two-time All-Star isn't likely to return to the lineup until Friday. Martinez sat out the previous two games because of...

Bucks need better bench play to regain control vs Raptors

May. 22, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Bucks are back in Milwaukee looking to regain momentum in the Eastern Conference finals. Coach Mike Budenholzer believes the play of his bench will be a major factor in what happens in Game 5 on Thursday. The Bucks reserves played so well in the first two games of the series that the...

Ayo Akinola to miss U20 World Cup, replaced by Julian Araujo

May. 22, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Toronto forward Ayo Akinola will miss the Under-20 World Cup because of an ankle injury and has been replaced on the U.S. roster by LA Galaxy defender Julian Araujo. Araujo has played in five games for the Galaxy this season. His addition to the roster was announced Wednesday by the U.S....