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Montana defies order on transgender birth certificates

MATTHEW BROWN and AMY BETH HANSON Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Just hours after a Montana judge blocked health officials from enforcing a state rule that would prevent transgender people from changing the gender on their birth certificate, the Republican-run state on Thursday said it would defy the order. District Court Judge Michael Moses…

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Judge to hear arguments on transgender birth certificate law

MATTHEW BROWN and AMY BETH HANSON Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge will hear arguments Thursday in the latest legal wrangling between the state of Montana and the ACLU over efforts to prevent people from changing their sex designation on their birth certificate. The ACLU of Montana is asking District Court Judge Michael…

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Michelle Obama supports Tiafoe in US Open semifinals

BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama waved her arms in the air and yelled, “Let’s go, Foe!” Down on the U.S. Open court below, Frances Tiafoe was pleased to see he had a new fan. Obama had a seat in the front row behind the baseline to watch the American…

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Woods, McIlroy behind tech-infused golf league in TV venture

DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are bringing their own version of team golf to the PGA Tour. A day after Woods and McIlroy announced a new media venture called TMRW Sports, they unveiled a project Wednesday that involves 18 players competing in a series of matches featuring…

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Players-only private meeting was all about a better PGA Tour

DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Tiger Woods showed up for a private meeting of top PGA Tour players dressed in jeans and a long-sleeved plaid shirt. By the sound of his impact, he might as well have been wearing a Sunday red shirt. “I think it’s pretty apparent that whenever we…

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No Latino GMs in MLB after Avila firing, only 3 managers

STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Baseball Writer St. Louis Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol didn’t realize there were no Latino general managers left in Major League Baseball after the Detroit Tigers fired Al Avila. Marmol himself is one of only three Latino on-field managers, along with Boston’s Alex Cora and Washington’s Dave Martinez. There were four when the…

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Smyly stars as Cubs beat Reds in 2nd ‘Field of Dreams’ game

JAY COHEN AP Baseball Writer DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Standing among rows of Iowa cornstalks, Nico Hoerner had Johnny Bench on his left and Billy Williams right next to him. “Pretty incredible,” Hoerner said. For sure. Even for a “Field of Dreams.” Led by Drew Smyly and a 10-hit attack, the Chicago Cubs beat the…

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Moscow says US must respect Russian law in Griner case

JIM HEINTZ Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The spokesperson for Russia’s Foreign Ministry lashed out Thursday at the United States characterizing basketball star Brittney Griner’s jailing on drug charges as “wrongful detention,” saying it shows disrespect for Russian law. Griner has been jailed since she was arrested in mid-February at a Moscow airport after vape…

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Hendricks carries shutout into 8th, Cubs blank Cardinals 3-0

STEVE OVERBEY Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Hendricks carried a shutout into the eighth inning and Nico Hoerner homered to help the Chicago Cubs to a 3-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. Ian Happ also drove in a run for Chicago, which has won two of three. Hendricks (3-6)…

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Truex Jr. tells Joe Gibbs Racing he’s returning in 2023

JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — It took Martin Truex Jr. only seven words to end the season-long speculation about his future in NASCAR. “I’m back in the 19 next year,” Truex said at Nashville Superspeedway. Nice and succinct for the 2017 NASCAR champion, who has never been verbose but particularly…

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