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June 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The Fed Cup is following the Davis Cup with a new tournament format. Starting next year, the women's tennis event will be a six-day final tournament in April with 12 teams playing for an $18 million prize on clay courts in Budapest, Hungary, the International Tennis Federation said...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein, left, introduces pitcher Craig Kimbrel during a news conference at Wrigley Field in Chicago. New Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel is at Triple-A Iowa, preparing to join the Cubs as they shoot for the N.L. Central crown.(Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP, File)
June 27, 2019 - 1:41 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: STAR-GAZING Starters for the All-Star Game on July 9 in Cleveland will be announced at 7 p.m. EDT, a few hours after polls close online. There could be some surprises, too. In a new election process this year, candidates were narrowed down in fan...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein, left, introduces pitcher Craig Kimbrel during a news conference at Wrigley Field in Chicago. New Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel is at Triple-A Iowa, preparing to join the Cubs as they shoot for the N.L. Central crown.(Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP, File)
June 27, 2019 - 12:07 am
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...
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Panama goalkeeper Jose Calderon (12) blocks a shot against the United States as defender Francisco Palacios (2) watches during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
June 27, 2019 - 12:01 am
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...
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Vanderbilt celebrates an 8-2 win over Michigan during the deciding game of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Omaha, Neb. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 10:50 pm
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...
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June 26, 2019 - 9:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wayne Rooney sent a 70-yard shot over the outstretched hand of goalkeeper Brian Rowe in the 10th minute and D.C. United held on for a 1-0 victory over Orlando City on Wednesday night. Rooney took advantage of an Orlando giveaway in its attacking half, looked up to see Rowe out of...
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New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres reacts after hitting a walk-off RBI single during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in New York. The Yankees defeated the Blue Jays 8-7. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 26, 2019 - 7:26 pm
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...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani throws in the bullpen before a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Ohtani threw off a mound for the first time since Tommy John surgery Oct 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
June 26, 2019 - 7:14 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani threw off a mound Wednesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery, taking another significant step in his return to pitching for the Los Angeles Angels next season. About four hours after Ohtani threw 40 pitches off a mound and made 70...
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Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder Jarrod Dyson, left, makes a catch taking a home run away from Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson as Dyson collides with Diamondbacks right fielder Tim Locastro (16) during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
June 26, 2019 - 7:06 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks figured the best approach against a pitcher in his major league debut was to come out aggressive, a plan that worked right away. Eduardo Escobar's three-run home gave Arizona a four-run lead before Los Angeles recorded an out, and the Diamondbacks cruised to...
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Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Nick Wittgren, right, is congratulated by catcher Roberto Perez after the Indians defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-3 in a baseball game, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 26, 2019 - 6:07 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer finally felt like himself Wednesday. Bauer struck out a season-high 12 and held Kansas City to one run and three hits in 6 2/3 innings, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 5-3 win over the Royals. The win was only the second since April 30 for Bauer, a stretch that has...
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