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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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This Date in Baseball-June 26

June 26 1916 — The Cleveland Indians wore numbers on their sleeves in a game against the Chicago White Sox. It marked the first time players were identified by numbers corresponding to the scorecard. 1924 — New York right-hander Virgil Barnes faced his older sibling, Jesse, marking the first time brothers started against one another…

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WNBA star Griner’s Russia detention extended for third time

MOSCOW (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner will remain in Russian custody through at least July 2, Russian state-run news agency Tass reported Tuesday. The 31-year-old American basketball player has been held in Russia since February when she was detained at a Moscow airport after authorities there claimed she was carrying vape cartridges containing cannabis…

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Schwindel’s eephus pitch attracts Colbert’s attention

CHICAGO (AP) — Frank Schwindel’s eephus pitch last weekend attracted the attention of Stephen Colbert. The Chicago Cubs first baseman made his second pitching appearance of the season during Sunday’s 18-4 loss at the New York Yankees. The 29-year-old right-hander took the mound with the Cubs trailing by 13 runs in the eighth inning and…

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White Sox drop Tigers, 5-1

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Dylan Cease allowed one unearned run in five innings to remain unbeaten in 10 decisions against Detroit, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Tigers 5-1 on Tuesday night. Cease (5-3) gave up seven hits and a walk. He struck out eight while improving to 10-0 with…

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