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Fast day at pool, track on Day 7 of Tokyo Olympics

JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Games got their first swimming individual world record and a fast start to the track competition on Day 7 of the Olympics. Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa won the women’s 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2 minutes, 18.95 seconds, breaking the mark of 2:19.11…

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Chicago Bulls take Illinois’ Ayo Dosunmu at No. 38

ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Ayo Dosunmu was sure of one thing. No way were there 37 players better than him in this draft. If he’s entering the NBA with a bit of chip on his shoulder, the Illinois star guard can take some com- fort knowing he will be playing for…

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Lakers acquiring All-Star Westbrook from Wizards

JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are acquiring All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards for three players and the rights to first- round pick Isaiah Jackson. According to two people with knowledge of the deal, the Lakers are trading Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Montrezl…

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Dodgers near megatrade for Scherzer, Turner

RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer (AP) — The World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers neared a monster trade for ace Max Scherzer and All-Star shortstop Trea Turner of the Washington Nationals late Thursday night, a person close to the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because…

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Yankees get Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo, cash for 2 minor leaguers

RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer (AP) — The New York Yankees acquired Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo for two minor leaguers Thursday in their second major trade this week for desperately needed left-handed bats. Chicago will pay the Yankees $5,652,403 as part of the trade, covering all but $202,435 of the remainder of Rizzo’s…

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Familiar foes: US, Netherlands ready for quarterfinal clash

ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer (AP) — On to the rematch. The United States plays the Netherlands on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Olympic women’s soccer tournament — bringing together the two teams that played in the World Cup final two years ago in France. The U.S. women won that one 2-0 and…

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Royals beat White Sox 3-2 on Taylor’s 2- out single in 10th

DAVID SMALE Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Michael A. Taylor’s two-out single in the bottom of the 10th inning drove Hunter Dozier home from second base as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Wednesday night. The Royals had tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the…

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Reyes 2 HRs, drive almost hits cyclist, Indians top Cards

STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Some batters hit for the cycle. Indians slugger Franmil Reyes nearly hit the cyclist. Reyes homered twice, the first a second-inning blast that bounced out of Progressive Field and almost dinged a bicyclist pedaling on a street next to the park, and Cleveland beat the St. Louis Cardinals…

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Votto extends power surge, Reds roll past Cubs 8-2

MATT CARLSON Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Joey Votto homered twice for the second consecutive day, going deep in his fifth straight game to match a Cincinnati record as the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 8-2 on Wednesday night. Tyler Mahle tossed six scoreless innings for the Reds, who beefed up their bullpen again by…

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Simone Biles makes mental health the talk of Tokyo

JENNA FRYER AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — Brittney Griner has long been open about her ongoing battle with depression, an ailment that triggered suicidal thoughts when she was younger and last year drove her out of the WNBA bubble because the isolation was too much to handle. Her own struggles made the U.S. women’s…

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