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Vanderbilt wins 2nd national title, beating Michigan 8-2

Jun. 26, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt swept the Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament titles, set the league record for wins, tied the record with 13 draft picks and lost back-to-back games just twice. Now the Commodores are national champions. Mason Hickman and Jake Eder combined for 14...

Analysis: For Durant and Leonard, the move is to stay put

Jun. 26, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

Toronto's Kawhi Leonard and Golden State's Kevin Durant are both very difficult to figure out. They seem to enjoy giving cryptic answers, a minimum of clues, and clearly relish having enigmatic status. It makes free agency tough to forecast. Luckily for Toronto and Golden State, the math should be very simple....

Cubs to add Kimbrel to major league roster Thursday

Jun. 27, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Craig Kimbrel will be added to the Chicago Cubs' roster Thursday before their series finale against Atlanta at Wrigley Field. The team made the announcement following Wednesday night's 5-3 loss to the Braves. Kimbrel, a seven-time All-Star closer, completed his minor league assignment...

Europe, you're up! Yankees top Blue Jays 8-7, head to London

Jun. 26, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, the pubs and the double-decker buses, there's plenty to see in London. To Aaron Judge, there's an even more enticing sight: The 385-foot fence in center field at the soccer stadium where his New York Yankees will play this weekend. "I don't mind that...

White Sox rally after blowing lead in 8th, beat Boston 8-7

Jun. 26, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston starter Chris Sale won't mind getting just about as far away from Fenway Park as he can. The Red Sox left-hander had yet another rough start at home against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, and by the time he returns it will be an entire year since he last won a regular-season game...

Trump calls out Rapinoe for comments about White House visit

Jun. 26, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called out U.S. women's national team co-captain Megan Rapinoe after a months-old video was posted on social media in which she used profanity when she said she wasn't going to the White House if the team wins the Women's World Cup. "Megan should never disrespect...

Trump orders new policy about military academies, pro sports

Jun. 26, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a presidential memorandum ordering the Pentagon to develop a new policy to allow athletes attending the nation's military academies to play professional sports immediately after graduating. The memo says student athletes graduating from the academies and...

Hoping for clarity, NCAA adjusts transfer waiver guidelines

Jun. 26, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

Following fresh concerns about the handling of athletes switching schools, the NCAA approved several adjustments Wednesday to the guidelines used to determine when waivers can be granted to transfers seeking immediate eligibility to play. The adjustments approved by the Division I council will require schools...

Altidore scores in first start in 20 months, US tops Panama

Jun. 27, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Jozy Altidore made an impression in first return to the United States' starting lineup. Altidore scored on an overhead kick in his first start for the national team in 20 months, lifting the U.S. over Panama 1-0 Wednesday night as the Americans finished first in their CONCACAF Gold...

Attorney: Girl hit during Astros game had skull fracture

Jun. 26, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for the family of a 2-year-old girl struck by a foul ball during a game last month between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros said Wednesday that the girl suffered a skull fracture. Attorney Richard Mithoff provided the first update by the girl's family on her condition since...

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Cubs to add Kimbrel to major league roster Thursday

Jun. 27, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Craig Kimbrel will be added to the Chicago Cubs' roster Thursday before their series finale against Atlanta at Wrigley Field. The team made the announcement following Wednesday night's 5-3 loss to the Braves. Kimbrel, a seven-time All-Star closer, completed his minor league assignment...

Altidore scores in first start in 20 months, US tops Panama

Jun. 27, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Jozy Altidore made an impression in first return to the United States' starting lineup. Altidore scored on an overhead kick in his first start for the national team in 20 months, lifting the U.S. over Panama 1-0 Wednesday night as the Americans finished first in their CONCACAF Gold...

Mariners top Brewers 4-2 for 3rd straight win

Jun. 27, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — J.P. Crawford has relied on a simple approach that has him in quite a groove. Crawford had three hits and three RBIs, and Wade LeBlanc struck out six in five innings to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Wednesday night for their third straight win. "I'm just trying...

Bell, Dickerson lead Pirates to 14-2 rout of Astros

Jun. 27, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates were hoping to give rookie Dario Agrazal a little early run support against Houston in his second career start. They ended up giving him much more than that to help him earn his first major league win. Josh Bell hit his 21st homer, Corey Dickerson had a season-high...

Cruz's 3-run double in 7th leads Twins past Rays 6-4

Jun. 27, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — By the bottom of the seventh inning, the Minnesota Twins were not only missing their early lead but their entire starting outfield. Resiliency, well, that has rarely left them this season. Nelson Cruz was the latest member of this potent lineup to contribute a game-defining hit. Cruz...

Ex-Chiefs player, businessman runs for US Senate in Kansas

Jun. 27, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas City Chiefs player and now businessman who has served on local and state government boards is running for the U.S. Senate in Kansas. Dave Lindstrom, who lives in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, planned to launch his bid for the Republican nomination with an...

Qazaishvili scores twice, Earthquakes beat Dynamo 2-0

Jun. 27, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Valeri Qazaishvili scored a goal in each half and the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Houston Dynamo 2-0 on Wednesday night. Qazaishvili opened the scoring in the 22nd minute. After San Jose played a quick corner kick, he flicked it over goalkeeper Joe Willis. In the 75th minute,...

Bird's-eye view: Red-tailed hawk perches at Yankee Stadium

Jun. 27, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This rookie came swooping into Yankee Stadium out of nowhere. Another slugger? A defensive whiz? Naw, this newcomer is known for a great wing. Two of them, actually. A red-tailed hawk has become a sensation in the Bronx, showing up in the last week or so and picking out perches all over the...

Twins OF Eddie Rosario leaves game with sprained ankle

Jun. 27, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario sprained his left ankle Wednesday running the bases in the third inning, forcing him out of the game. Manager Rocco Baldelli said afterward, however, that Rosario likely would not need to be placed on the injured list. He was on crutches as a...

Keuchel gets 1st win with Braves in 5-3 victory over Cubs

Jun. 27, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dallas Keuchel earned his first win for the Atlanta Braves and Nick Markakis hit a three-run homer Wednesday night in a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Brian McCann also connected for the Braves, who won a matchup of NL division leaders for the second straight night. Keuchel (1-1) allowed...