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WNBA favorite Aces top Sparks, 83-70, to start season

A'ja Wilson had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Las Vegas Aces to an 83-70 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks            [Author: AP]
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LEADING OFF: Kershaw vs deGrom, Cubs players collide

LEADING OFF: Kershaw vs deGrom, Bryant travels with Cubs after collision, MLB-best Twins take on Yelich, Brewers in power-packed series, Athletics seek 10th straight win, Biggio hits road after 1st hit and HR            [Author: AP]
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Businessman Dan Gilbert recovering after stroke symptoms

DETROIT (AP) — Billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert is recovering after suffering symptoms of a stroke and seeking hospital care. Officials with Detroit-based Quicken Loans said in a statement that Gilbert “received immediate medical attention and is currently recovering comfortably” after going to a hospital early Sunday. Gilbert is the company’s founder and chairman. The company […]
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Trout homers, Angels rally for 6 in 7th to edge Rangers 7-6

Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun scored on wild pitches in a six-run seventh inning that gave the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 comeback win over the Texas Rangers            [Author: AP]
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Trump is first head of state to meet Japan’s new emperor

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump made history Monday under a blazing, hot sun at Japan’s Imperial Palace, becoming the first world leader to meet the new emperor of Japan. Emperor Naruhito ascended to the throne on May 1, opening what is called the era of “Reiwa,” or “beautiful harmony.” Trump’s “state call” opened with […]
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Trump to be first head of state to meet Japan’s new emperor

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump is heading to Japan’s Imperial Palace to meet the new emperor. The president and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, will kick off Monday’s formal visit at a welcome ceremony with Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako. Trump is the first world leader to be meet Naruhito, who ascended to […]
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Wondolowski scores 149th, 150th goals; Earthquakes win

TORONTO (AP) — Chris Wondolowski scored his 149th and 150th MLS goals in the San Jose Earthquakes’ 2-1 victory over Toronto FC on Sunday night. The MLS career goals leader scored both from close range. Wondolowski got a yard’s separation from Drew Moor and deftly redirected in Cristian Espinoza’s cross in the 37th minute to […]
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Earthquakes’ Wondolowski scores 149th and 150th MLS goals

TORONTO (AP) — Chris Wondolowski scored his 149th and 150th MLS goals in the San Jose Earthquakes’ 2-1 victory over Toronto FC on Sunday night. The MLS career goals leader scored both from close range. Wondolowski got a yard’s separation from Drew Moor and deftly redirected in Cristian Espinoza’s cross in the 37th minute to […]
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Woman dies, 10 officers hurt when vehicles crash in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — An 84-year-old woman has died after being injured in a Chicago crash that involved multiple vehicles and also hurt 10 police officers. The Chicago Tribune reports that two Chicago police vehicles were in a crash with several other vehicles around 10 p.m. Saturday in the Austin neighborhood on the city’s West Side. […]
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Air New Zealand orders 8 Boeing Dreamliners with GE engines

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Air New Zealand says it has ordered eight new Boeing Dreamliner planes with a list price of $2.7 billion. The nation’s flagship carrier said Monday it negotiated a substantial discount on the price of the 787-10 planes, which is typical for such purchases. It says the new planes will replace […]
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6 SEC schools among 16 regional hosts for NCAA Tournament

6 Southeastern Conference schools among 16 regional hosts for NCAA baseball tournament            [Author: AP]
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Pirates GM asks MLB to allow re-entry after concussion tests

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates general manager Neal Huntington wants Major League Baseball to consider changing its concussion assessment system to allow for player re-entry after exiting a game for concussion testing. Huntington offered the suggestion Sunday, a day after Pittsburgh catcher Francisco Cervelli suffered a head injury. Cervelli was struck by the barrel of Joc […]
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Trump says he backs Japan’s efforts to talk with Iran

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he would back the Japanese prime minister’s efforts to open communications with Iran, citing Japan’s good relations with the U.S. nemesis in the Middle East. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a visit to Iran next month amid rising tensions between Tehran and Washington over […]
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A’s beat Mariners 7-1 to complete sweep, keep streak going

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman homered for the second consecutive day, Josh Phegley also went deep and had three RBIs, and the streaking Oakland Athletics won their ninth straight, beating the Seattle Mariners 7-1 to complete a three-game sweep Sunday. Brett Anderson allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings to win after being forced […]
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Arenado homers, Rockies score 2 in 9th to beat Orioles 8-7

DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado homered for the third straight game, pitcher German Marquez tripled and drove in three runs, and the Colorado Rockies scored twice in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally past the Baltimore Orioles 8-7 on Sunday. Ian Desmond drew a bases-loaded walk from Mychal Givens to tie it, and […]
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Law shoots 67, completes wire-to-wire LPGA win

Bronte Law shot a 3-under 67 and held off a series of challengers to win the Pure Silk Championship by two shots for her first career victory on the LPGA Tour            [Author: AP]
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Riquna Williams not distracted by court case

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles guard Riquna Williams is focused on the upcoming season, not her court case. “I’m just thankful to have the opportunity again, from coach (Derek) Fisher and (general manager) Penny (Toler) and the L.A. organization,” she told the AP before the season opener in Las Vegas on Sunday. “It definitely […]
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Vandy rallies for 11-10 win over Ole Miss in SEC title game

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Philip Clarke’s two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth gave Vanderbilt an 11-10 comeback victory over Mississippi on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game. The Commodores (49-10) surged into the NCAA regionals as a potential No. 1 overall seed, having won nine straight and 22 of 23. […]
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3rd horse in 9 days dies at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita had its third horse death in nine days when a gelding pulled up during a race and was euthanized. Twenty-six horses have died in racing or training at the Southern California track since Dec. 26. The Los Angeles Times reported that Kochees sustained an injury to its left front […]
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Top Pirates prospect Keller to debut Monday in doubleheader

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Top pitching prospect Mitch Keller will make his major league debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a doubleheader Monday against the Cincinnati Reds. The 23-year-old Keller is being called upon to help a depleted rotation that has struggled without injured Jameson Taillon and Trevor Williams. He’ll start the nightcap after Nick Kingham […]
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Marte homers, Diamondbacks sweep Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ketel Marte homered for the third time in three games, Eduardo Escobar had three hits, and the Arizona Diamondbacks tied a franchise record for scoring in a three-game series as they beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 Sunday to finish a sweep. Mike Yastrzemski, the 23-year-old grandson of Hall of Famer […]
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Court: NFL’s Bucs not entitled to damages from BP spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers is not entitled to damages from BP for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. At issue were the accounting practices the team used to argue that the 2010 spill caused the team’s revenues to fall. The Bucs had sought […]
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Merrifield singles in run in 10th, lifting Royals over Yanks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have been waiting to catch a few breaks. They got one Sunday. Whit Merrifield got a fortunate hop on an RBI single in the 10th inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees 8-7 despite blowing a six-run lead. “I was saying better lucky than […]
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Ken Tanigawa rallies to win Senior PGA Championship

Ken Tanigawa overcame a three-shot deficit on the back nine to pass defending champion Paul Broadhurst and win the Senior PGA Championship            [Author: AP]
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Daly hopes strong Indy 500 performance leads to more racing

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Conor Daly needed a solid Indianapolis 500 result to help jump-start his IndyCar career. A top-10 finish can’t hurt — and it might even lead to some more work this season. The 27-year-old American stayed near the lead pack through most of Sunday’s race before a surprise ruling and a miscue on […]
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Kevin Na cruises to 4-shot Colonial win with final-round 66

Kevin Na birdied four of the first eight holes, shooting a 4-under 66 and cruising to a four-shot victory over Tony Finau at Colonial            [Author: AP]
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Police respond to shooting report, find mortally injured man

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police responding to a report of a shooting found a mortally injured man in southeast Portland. Portland police in a release say officers at around 8 p.m. Saturday responded to a report of a shooting in the 600 block of southeast 162nd Avenue. The Oregonian/Oregon Live reports police found the […]
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Devers homers, Red Sox avoid sweep with 4-1 win over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Rafael Devers homered off Justin Verlander, and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of two errors by the Houston Astros to avoid a series sweep with a 4-1 victory Sunday. Eduardo Rodriguez (5-3) held Houston to one run and four hits in six innings, improving to 5-1 in his last eight starts. […]

Turner has 5 hits, Dodgers get 2 HBP RBIs to sweep Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Turner had five hits after taking a day off, Joc Pederson homered during a six-run sixth inning that featured consecutive bases-loaded plunkings and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-7 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Matt Beaty had four RBIs and Corey Seager drove in two for the […]
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Senzel helps Reds pound Cubs 10-2

CHICAGO (AP) — Nick Senzel had three hits, scored four times and cut down a runner at the plate, helping Tanner Roark and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 10-2 on Sunday. Led by Senzel, the top third of Cincinnati’s lineup collected seven of the Reds’ season-high 17 hits. Joey Votto singled twice in […]
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