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Red Sox win 8th straight on Fourth of July, beat Rays 4-0

BOSTON (AP) — Trevor Story hit a solo homer, Kutter Crawford pitched 5 1/3 innings of two-hit relief and the Boston Red Sox won their eighth straight Fourth of July game, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Monday. Franchy Cordero added an RBI single for the Red Sox, who won their second ...

Groenewegen pips Van Aert to win TDF stage 3 in photo finish

SONDERBORG, Denmark (AP) — Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen overtook Wout van Aert and Peter Sagan at the line to win the third stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish while Van Aert extended his overall lead on Sunday. Groenewegen got behind record seven-time Tour sprint champion Sagan's ...

Jays coach Budzinski leaves team following daughter’s death

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Mark Budzinski will be away from the team following the death of his eldest daughter. Julia Budzinski was 17. "The Budzinskis have been part of our Blue Jays family over the last four seasons," general manager Ross Atkins said in a statement ...

Olivares, Rivera homer, Royals top Tigers 7-4, take 2 of 3

DETROIT (AP) — Edward Olivares and Emmanuel Rivera homered in a three-run second inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat Detroit 7-4 on Sunday to take two of three from the Tigers. Tarik Skubal (5-7) lost his fifth straight start, allowing five runs, five hits and three walks in 4 2/3 ...

Adesanya’s UFC title reign still lacks something special

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Israel Adesanya has the otherworldly fighting ability and the personal charisma necessary to become mixed martial arts' next crossover superstar. What the UFC middleweight champion doesn't have are the highlight-reel performances that would make him famous in the wider world ...

Woodruff strikes out 8, Brewers beat Bucs for series split

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brandon Woodruff struck out eight in six scoreless innings, steering the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday afternoon. Woodruff (7-3) gave up six hits, his most since May 9, but made up for it with a fifth straight start in which he didn't ...

Almora’s bases-loaded walk-off single lifts Reds over Braves

CINCINNATI (AP) — Albert Almora Jr. slapped a bases-loaded single past a drawn-in infield in the ninth to give the Cincinnati Reds a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. "I didn't try to do too much," Almora said. "It was the most excited I've seen the bench when we went ahead in the ...

Wells wins 6th straight decision, Orioles beat Twins 3-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tyler Wells took a no-hit bid into the fifth inning for the second straight start and won his sixth consecutive decision in leading the Baltimore Orioles over the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Sunday. Wells (7-4) struck out a career-high seven, allowing one run and three hits in ...

Wimbledon lookahead: No ‘Manic Monday’ as Nadal, Halep play

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO MONDAY There's no more "Manic Monday" at Wimbledon, although there will be plenty of intriguing fourth-round matchups nonetheless. Nick Kyrgios will be first out on Centre Court, trying to follow up his win over Stefanos Tsitsipas by beating American ...

Wimbledon wild-card entry steals set, not win, from Djokovic

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Even knowing what an unusual Wimbledon this has been, what with so many unexpected results and new faces popping up, and so few top seeds — and major champions — remaining, surely Novak Djokovic would not lose to a wild-card entry making his Grand Slam debut, ...