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LEADING OFF: Cabrera done, Trout takes aim in Seattle again

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: MIGGY'S DONE Miguel Cabrera's season is over, leaving Detroit without its biggest star at a time when there wasn't much else for Tigers fans to latch onto. Cabrera ruptured his left biceps tendon on a swing Tuesday ...

Trout hits 2 HRs again, Mariners belt 4 in 6-3 win vs Angels

By TODD MILLES, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — When Mike Trout gets on a power-hitting hot streak like this, it's hard for other teams to watch — and match. The Seattle Mariners have been doing just fine the past two games going toe-to-toe with the Los Angeles Angels slugger. Mitch ...

Dodgers batter Colon for 8 runs in 12-5 win over Rangers

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — After muddling their way through the first two months of the season, the Los Angeles Dodgers are hitting their stride in June. Joc Pederson, Max Muncy and Yasiel Puig homered off ageless wonder Bartolo Colon, and the defending NL champions ...

Jets’ Bridgewater positive in comeback from ‘scary’ injury

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater remembers some of his teammates crying. They were on their knees and praying. For him. The New York Jets quarterback was with the Minnesota Vikings in 2016 when he went down in a heap of agonizing pain. ...

Trotz drops hints of Capitals return amid uncertain future

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Barry Trotz professed his love for the D.C. area and dropped at least a couple of hints during the Stanley Cup celebration that suggest he'll be back as Capitals coach next season. Trotz's contract status is the biggest question facing ...

Cain’s great escape, Anderson’s arm lift Brewers over Cubs

By CHARLES F. GARDNER, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lorenzo Cain and Travis Shaw helped Milwaukee's offense break through against the Chicago Cubs, and Chase Anderson did the rest. Anderson pitched seven innings of one-hit ball to capitalize on a heads-up rundown escape by Cain and a ...

Gregorius homers twice, Harper hit twice, Yanks top Nats 3-0

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius was pleased after ending a long power outage with a pair of home runs. Bryce Harper felt relieved after escaping serious injury when twice hit by a pitch. CC Sabathia was just surprised, not realizing why the crowd gave him a ...

Oakland again celebrates NBA champion Warriors

By LORIN ELENI GILL, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For the second straight year, throngs of Golden State Warriors fans turned out for a victory parade to celebrate a team some are calling an NBA dynasty and got a treat when several players got off their buses to mingle with the ...

Mickelson trying not to look ahead at another US Open chance

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Phil Mickelson is running out of time. Mickelson doesn’t need to be reminded that this is his 27th appearance in the U.S. Open, more than any of the 156 players at Shinnecock Hills. He wouldn’t want to be reminded that 65 players — including the last four major ...

Already No. 1, French Open champ Halep knew she needed Slam

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer PARIS (AP) — It was the end of a long and rewarding day, one she'll likely never forget, and new French Open champion Simona Halep harbored a couple of overriding concerns. "I'm tired," she said. "I'm hungry. I didn't eat since 9 a.m." It was getting ...

Nadal bids for 11th French Open title, facing Thiem in final

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal bids for his record-extending 11th French Open championship when he faces Dominic Thiem in the final. The top-seeded Nadal enters Sunday with a 10-0 record in title matches at Roland Garros and an overall career mark of 85-2 at the clay-court Grand Slam ...

Rutschman, Oregon St. beat Minnesota, punch ticket to CWS

By JOSEPH HENDERSON, Associated Press CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Adley Rutschman hit a two-out, two-RBI single in the ninth inning to lead No. 3 national seed Oregon State to a 6-3 win in the second game of the NCAA Tournament super regional Saturday. The win sends the Beavers (49-10-1) to ...

Morton plunks AL record 4, but Astros beat Rangers 4-3

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Charlie Morton couldn't do much to correct an erratic outing that the Houston right-hander ripped as "bordering on embarrassing." George Springer and the Astros found a way to beat the Rangers anyway for a shot at a four-game road ...

Whittaker defeats Romero in rematch at UFC 225

By PATRICK ROSE, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Robert Whittaker barely got the fight to the judges before they handed him a win in a grueling rematch. Whittaker survived a staggering blow in the fifth round to beat Yoel Romero in a split decision at UFC 225 on Saturday night. Whittaker ...

Putin-led Russian World Cup vote win investigated 8 years on

By GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer GENEVA (AP) — Speaking in English with a beaming smile, Vladimir Putin put his seal on Russia's World Cup hosting vote victory that eight years later is still under criminal investigation. "From bottom of my heart, thank you," Putin said , a comment ...

Crawford scores TKO over Horn, wins WBO welterweight title

By W.G. RAMIREZ, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — With a bevy of punches in the ninth round, Terence Crawford solidified his case as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world. Crawford dropped Jeff Horn with 50 seconds left in the ninth and sent him into the ropes with a slew of ...

Pujols ties Musial on RBI list; Angels beat Twins 2-1

By BRIAN HALL, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Albert Pujols met Hall of Famer Stan Musial during his time with the St. Louis Cardinals and grew to appreciate Musial and his legacy. For now, the pair is sharing a place in baseball's record books. Pujols hit his 623rd career homer and ...

Baffert has winning day, 3 times over, at Belmont Stakes

By VIN A. CHERWOO, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Baffert made himself right at home at Belmont Park again. Not only did Justify give the 65-year-old trainer his second Triple Crown in four years on Saturday, but for the second straight year, Baffert came away with a win in every race ...

Justifiable! Racing gets 13th Triple Crown with Justify

By BETH HARRIS, AP Racing Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Justify defied all the odds on his way to achieving Triple Crown immortality. The late bloomer won the Belmont Stakes by 1¾ lengths on Saturday, giving the sport its 13th Triple Crown champion. American Pharoah ended a 37-year drought in ...

Cavaliers let chances slip away — again — in NBA Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) — They had their chances. All of these events were downright ideal for the Cleveland Cavaliers: Stephen Curry’s shooting game was awful for most of the night, Klay Thompson’s wasn’t much better, the Cavs led by as many as 13 in the first half and some non-producers from ...