Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun, right, is congratulated by Andrelton Simmons after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 22, 2018 - 2:55 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun, Luis Valbuena and the Los Angeles Angels seem to be hitting their way out of a long funk. Valbuena homered twice, Calhoun connected for the second consecutive game and the Angels defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-5 on Thursday night. The Angels have won two...
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Villanova's Mikal Bridges is greeted by friends and family after he was picked 10th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers during the first round of the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
June 22, 2018 - 2:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tyneeha Rivers walked into Barclays Center for the NBA draft with her son, Mikal Bridges. Like any parent, she was full of emotions: pride, excitement — just a bundle of nerves. But Rivers had somewhat of a parental advantage, she works for an NBA team, the Philadelphia 76ers. So...
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner works against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 22, 2018 - 2:24 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner isn't easily impressed in pregame warmups. Thursday night was different. "I don't put a lot of stock into the bullpen before the game, but today I could tell that the stuff was picking up a little," the 2014 World Series MVP said. Bumgarner pitched eight...
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Kevin Huerter, in blue at center right, sits with his sister Jillian; brother Thomas Jr.; mother, Erin; sister Meghan; and father, Thomas Sr., during an NBA basketball draft watch party Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Clifton Park, N.Y. The Atlanta Hawks selected Huerter, a guard from Maryland, with the 19th pick in the draft. (AP Photo/Tim Reynolds)
June 22, 2018 - 2:12 am
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The hardest part of NBA draft night for Kevin Huerter was keeping a straight face. He knew, moments before virtually anyone else did, that he was about to become a professional basketball player. Dozens of friends and family flanked him, all their eyes intently on the...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Odubel Herrera, left, hits a home run off St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Sam Tuivailala during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Philadelphia. At right is catcher Yadier Molina. Philadelphia won 4-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 22, 2018 - 2:09 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: PACKING A PUNCH Odubel Herrera tries to homer in his fifth straight game when the Phillies begin a three-game series at Washington. "What he's doing is special," Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler said. "It's elite." Herrera is batting .419 (13 for...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2018, file photo, Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Long Pond, Pa. Truex hopes to continue the good times this weekend at Sonoma Raceway as he tries to pull closer to Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick in the points standings. Truex won at Sonoma in 2013. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton, File)
June 22, 2018 - 2:06 am
Martin Truex Jr.'s win at Pocono three weeks ago served notice that this year's points race might be more than a two-man showdown between Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick. Now NASCAR's defending champion is back at Sonoma Raceway, where he's had plenty of success. Truex won at Sonoma in 2013 and led...
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Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brent Suter throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
June 22, 2018 - 1:19 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brent Suter turned a quick mistake into a big win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The left-hander pitched seven strong innings, Manny Pina homered and the Milwaukee Brewers capitalized on a season-high four errors by St. Louis in an 11-3 victory Thursday night. Suter (8-4) retired 12...
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Luka Doncic, who plays for Real Madrid, poses for a picture with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after Doncic was picked third overall by the Atlanta Hawks during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
June 22, 2018 - 1:10 am
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks are going Euro with their rebuild, the same way they did 20 years ago with Dirk Nowitzki. Dallas moved up two spots in the NBA draft Thursday night to get Slovenian guard Luka Doncic, who was selected by Atlanta at No. 3 while the Mavericks picked former Oklahoma...
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Arizona's Deandre Ayton, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked first overall by the Phoenix Suns during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
June 22, 2018 - 1:04 am
PHOENIX (AP) — For most of their half-century in existence, the Phoenix Suns have coveted a big-time center. In 1969, they lost the coin flip with Milwaukee for Lew Alcindor, now known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and chose Neal Walk at No. 2. The closest they came was Alvan Adams, an All-Star on some...
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Florida's JJ Schwarz looks skyward after scoring a two-run home run against Texas Tech during the sixth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, June 21, 2018. Florida won 9-6. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 22, 2018 - 12:49 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Florida carried a five-run lead into the bottom of the seventh inning against Texas Tech. Gators coach Kevin O'Sullivan never let himself get comfortable. "We knew they weren't going away," O'Sullivan said. "They hung in there with us, and we knew it would be a nine-inning...
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