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Wednesday’s Scoreboard

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 38 30 .559 — Boston 39 31 .557 — Tampa Bay 39 36 .520 2½ Baltimore 35 35 .500 4 Toronto 34 35 .493 4½ Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 37 32 .536 — Minnesota 34 33 .507 2 Kansas City 34...
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LPGA Tour: Thompson set to play in Marathon Classic

TOLEDO — Lexi Thompson, the world’s highest-ranked American golfer and the LPGA’s top money winner this season, has committed to play in next month’s Marathon LPGA Classic in Sylvania. The 22-year-old Thompson and many other top LPGA players will compete...

Towering gladiator statue tells Russian soccer’s history

A helicopter flies past the Spartacus statue at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The 25-meter high monument, a metal gladiator atop a vast soccer ball, towers outside Moscow’s Spartak stadium, one of Russia’s Confederations Cup stadiums....

LEADING OFF: Yankees’ skid at 7, Dodgers on homer roll

New York Yankees relief pitcher Jonathan Holder (65) waits on the mound as Los Angeles Angels’ Luis Valbuena (18) runs the bases after hitting a home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) A look at...

Seager hits 3 of Dodgers’ 5 HRs in 12-0 win over Mets

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager watches his third home run of the night, during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the New York Mets, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager hit three...

What offseason? A week after Finals, the NBA in overdrive

FILE – In this March 29, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Hawks’ Dwight Howard prepares to shoot a free throw during the team’s NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have...

Sale sharp, Red Sox move into 1st with 8-3 romp over Royals

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Sale shut down the Kansas City Royals while...

AP source: Hawks send center Dwight Howard to Hornets

FILE – In this March 29, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Hawks’ Dwight Howard prepares to shoot a free throw during the team’s NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have...

APNewsBreak: Aaron Judge invited to All-Star Home Run Derby

New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge swings for a three-run home run off Oakland Athletics’ Sean Manaea in the third inning of a baseball game Friday, June 16, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees rookie sensation Aaron Judge has been...

Science Says: Why some airplanes don't fly in high heat

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to getting airplanes off the ground in broiling weather, it’s not the heat or the humidity. It’s the air density. Hotter air gets thin, making it harder to take off and land safely, mostly for smaller jets. That’s what has...