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Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden

Jun. 23, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The desperate world champions from Germany were seconds from losing control of their World Cup fate when Toni Kroos whispered to Marco Reus just outside Sweden's penalty area. With the score tied in the fifth minute of stoppage time, Kroos seemed to remind Reus of a tricky set play...

Mexico's 2-1 victory over South Korea silences critics

Jun. 23, 2018 3:06 PM EDT

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — The criticism of Mexico's national team heading into the World Cup was loud and scathing. The answer has been emphatic. The Mexicans won their second straight match at the tournament, beating South Korea 2-1 Saturday to move ever closer to a spot in the round of 16. "We didn't...

Pitcher Anthony DeSclafani hits grand slam, Reds rout Cubs

Jun. 23, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The last-place Cincinnati Reds slammed the Chicago Cubs — again. Anthony DeSclafani hit the first grand slam by a Cincinnati pitcher in 59 years, helping the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 11-2 on Saturday for their sixth consecutive victory. It was Cincinnati's third slam in five days...

Kershaw, deGrom stumble; Kemp slam lifts Dodgers over Mets

Jun. 23, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clayton Kershaw felt strong — if not quite effective — in his return from the disabled list. That was good enough for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They had muscle to spare against the floundering New York Mets. Kershaw and Jacob deGrom stumbled in an unexpected ace showdown, Matt...

Tavares' future, Flames-Hurricanes trade spice up NHL draft

Jun. 23, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Ilya Kovalchuk signed with the Kings in his return to the NHL, the Hurricanes and Flames pulled off a five-player trade, and John Tavares will now explore different possibilities for his future. After a dull first round of the draft, action picked up Saturday as teams laid the groundwork for...

Oregon St. beats Miss. St. 5-2, plays Arkansas in CWS finals

Jun. 23, 2018 11:26 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kevin Abel and Jake Mulholland combined on a four-hitter, Tyler Malone hit his third home run of the College World Series, and Oregon State survived some ninth-inning drama to beat Mississippi State 5-2 on Saturday night to reach the best-of-three finals against Arkansas. As they did in...

Paul Casey shoots 62 to take 4-shot lead in Travelers

Jun. 23, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Paul Casey has come close each of the three previous times he has played in Connecticut. He has a great chance to break through Sunday in the Travelers Championship. Casey shot an 8-under 62 on Saturday to take a four-stroke lead into the final round. Casey, whose win at Valspar in...

Toledo takes Champions lead; home star Stricker drops back

Jun. 23, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wearing a green shirt in a nod to Mexico's soccer team, Esteban Toledo birdied four of the last six holes Saturday for a 6-under 66 and the lead in the American Family Insurance Championship. Five strokes behind tournament host Steve Stricker after an opening 69 in rain Friday at...

Lee, Hataoka tied after 2 rounds at NW Arkansas Championship

Jun. 23, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Minjee Lee wasn't all that concerned when she missed her first cut of the year this month at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. The ninth-ranked Australian has certainly looked at ease and back in form at Pinnacle Country Club in her first event since then. Lee and Japan's Nasa Hataoka each...

Houlihan beats Simpson for USATF title in 1,500 meters

Jun. 23, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Shelby Houlihan grew up in Sioux City admiring fellow Iowan and middle-distance star Jenny Simpson. Houlihan just might be poised to pass Simpson as America's next great hope at 1,500 meters. The 25-year-old Houlihan stormed past Simpson, 31, to win the 1,500 on Saturday at the...

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Smith's stoppage-time goal helps Rapids snap skid

Jun. 23, 2018 11:36 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Tommy Smith scored in the seventh minute of stoppage time to give the Colorado Rapids a 3-2 victory over Minnesota United on Saturday night. The 28-year-old defender has two career MLS goals, both in the last two games. Minnesota's Miguel Ibarra tapped in the rebound of Darwin...

Correa's RBI single in 12th gives Astros 4-3 win over Royals

Jun. 23, 2018 11:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa hit a game-ending RBI single in the 12th inning, lifting the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. George Springer led off the 12th with a walk, and Alex Bregman followed with a bloop single into shallow right field that fell between three...

Justin Haley races first NASCAR Truck victory

Jun. 23, 2018 11:33 PM EDT

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Justin Haley won the Camping World Truck Series race Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park for his first career victory, pulling away on a wild last restart. The 19-year-old Haley, from Winamac, Indiana, took the lead when Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Noah Gragson and Todd...

Mets place Jason Vargas on DL night before scheduled start

Jun. 23, 2018 11:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Vargas has been placed on the 10-day disabled list by the New York Mets with a strained calf a day before his scheduled start against the Los Angeles Dodgers. New York announced the move following an 8-3 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday night. The left-handed Vargas is 2-6 with an 8.60...

Kershaw, deGrom stumble; Kemp slam lifts Dodgers over Mets

Jun. 23, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clayton Kershaw felt strong — if not quite effective — in his return from the disabled list. That was good enough for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They had muscle to spare against the floundering New York Mets. Kershaw and Jacob deGrom stumbled in an unexpected ace showdown, Matt...

Oregon St. beats Miss. St. 5-2, plays Arkansas in CWS finals

Jun. 23, 2018 11:26 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kevin Abel and Jake Mulholland combined on a four-hitter, Tyler Malone hit his third home run of the College World Series, and Oregon State survived some ninth-inning drama to beat Mississippi State 5-2 on Saturday night to reach the best-of-three finals against Arkansas. As they did in...

Shelton's late goal helps Sporting KC beat Dynamo 3-2

Jun. 23, 2018 11:02 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Daniel Salloi had a goal and two assists and Khiry Shelton scored a late goal in Sporting Kansas City's 3-2 comeback victory over the Houston Dynamo on Friday night. Shelton, who came on in the 76th minute, gave Sporting KC its first lead in the 88th. Salloi, on the left side,...

Kershaw dazzles, then struggles in 3-inning return from DL

Jun. 23, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clayton Kershaw was encouraged by how he felt after a shaky, abbreviated return to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night. Kershaw came off the disabled list and allowed two runs in three innings against the New York Mets. He threw 55 pitches, starting out strong before laboring through...

Bauer strikes out 11 as Indians defeat Tigers 4-1

Jun. 23, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer is piling up the strikeouts. And, the Cleveland Indians are piling up the wins. Bauer (7-5) struck out 11 over 6 1/3 innings to beat Detroit for the fourth time this season, leading Cleveland past the Tigers 4-1 on Saturday night for their sixth straight win overall. The...

Mariners stop 5-game slide with 7-2 win against Red Sox

Jun. 23, 2018 10:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mike Leake pitched eight shutout innings, Mitch Haniger drove in three runs and the Seattle Mariners snapped a season-high five-game losing streak with a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. Nelson Cruz had three hits and scored twice a night after hitting two homers and...