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Russia’s UN Mission does a special Cup launch

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia did its own special launch of the World Cup at U.N. headquarters in New York with large screens to watch the opening match and an invitation to ambassadors to show up in the jerseys of their national team — which many did. Russia’s...
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Texas Tech WR Quan Shorts arrested, dismissed from team

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech wide receiver Quan Shorts has been kicked off the Red Raiders squad after Lubbock police arrested him on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. A Lubbock Police Department statement says officers were at an apartment complex as part of...
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Ohio Daybook

Associated Press Ohio Daybook for Friday, Jun. 15. The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover. Please keep the AP in mind when news develops. The Columbus bureau is reachable at...

Minnesota loses 7-footer Stockman as grad transfer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota center Matz Stockman will leave the program without playing in a game. Coach Richard Pitino announced Thursday night that Stockman will graduate early this summer and forgo the upcoming season with the Gophers. With one year of eligibility...
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LEADING OFF: Story returns home, Cubs-Cards face off

A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: TEXAS STORY Colorado shortstop Trevor Story gets to play a big league game near home for the first time when the Rockies open an interleague series Friday night at the Texas Rangers, in a stadium only a few miles from his...
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Friday’s Scoreboard

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 44 20 .688 ½ Boston 47 22 .681 — Tampa Bay 32 36 .471 14½ Toronto 30 38 .441 16½ Baltimore 19 48 .284 27 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 36 31 .537 — Detroit 33 37 .471 4½ Minnesota 29 36...
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Youth baseball: Roppe, Whitta tally wins

Matthew Balderama collected four hits and four RBIs to lead Fostoria Roppe Corporation to a 13-9 victory over Bascom 2 on Thursday in a Seneca County A League youth baseball game. Julius Robinson, Eli Kizer and Chris Carnahan each had two hits, with Robinson driving in a run for...

Torres hits 3-run HR, German gets 1st win as Yanks top Rays

NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres hit another three-run homer and Domingo German struck out a career-high 10 for his first major league win as the New York Yankees edged the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in the opener of a four-game series Thursday night. Aaron Hicks also homered off...
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Sanchez throws 7 scoreless innings, Braves top Padres 4-2

ATLANTA (AP) — Anibal Sanchez allowed only four hits in seven scoreless innings, Ender Inciarte homered and scored two runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Thursday night. Ozzie Albies added a run-scoring double for the NL East-leading Braves....
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Toronto beats Texas 6-1 in Game 7 to win AHL’s Calder Cup

TORONTO (AP) — Andreas Johnsson had two goals and an assist to help the Toronto Marlies win the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup, 6-1 over the Texas Stars in Game 7 on Thursday night. Mason Marchment also scored twice, Carl Grundstrom and Ben Smith added goals, and...
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