Encarnacion homers; Jays’ win streak reaches 7

TORONTO (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion hit his 13th home run in May, Dioner Navarro and Steve Tolleson added back-to-back shots and the Toronto Blue Jays won their seventh straight game Monday, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 10-5. Melky Cabrera had three hits and three RBIs as the AL...
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Ortiz, Red Sox end 10-game skid, rally past Braves

AP Photo/BRANT SANDERLIN ATLANTA (AP) — David Ortiz homered and drove in four runs as the Boston Red Sox ended their 10-game losing streak, rallying from a five-run deficit to defeat the Atlanta Braves 8-6 on Monday. The defending World Series champions trailed 6-1 after...
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Australian champ Wawrinka out in French 1st round

AP Photo/Michel Euler PARIS (AP) — Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka lost in the first round at the French Open on Monday, surprised by Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, 6-0. The third-seeded Wawrinka was playing his first Grand Slam match as a major...

Heeee’s Baaack! Johnson picks up Charlotte win

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Apparently, Jimmie Johnson isn’t done in NASCAR after all. The six-time and defending Sprint Cup champion had spent much of year listening to outsiders wonder when or if he would return to Victory Lane. Those questions ended with Johnson’s...
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Indy 500 thriller as Hunter-Reay edges Castroneves

AP Photo/Tom Strattman INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chants of “USA! USA!” followed Ryan Hunter-Reay as fans ecstatically celebrated the Indianapolis 500’s first American winner in eight years. They waved flags and roared their approval when, in Victory Lane,...
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Ibaka, Thunder top Spurs 106-97, cut lead to 2-1

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Serge Ibaka knew playing on his injured leg would be painful. He didn’t care. Oklahoma City’s defensive star made a dramatic return Sunday night from what was thought to be a season-ending left calf strain. He started...
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AP PHOTOS: American driver wins thriller at Indy

AP Photo/Darron Cummings America satisfied its need for speed Sunday. Ryan Hunter-Reay used a series of daredevil moves in a thrilling final lap to become the first Yank since 2006 to win the Indy 500. “I’m a proud American boy, that’s for sure,” he said...
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Red Sox lose 10th straight, brawl with Tampa Bay

AP Photo/STEVE NESIUS ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The World Series champion Boston Red Sox lost their 10th straight game, skidding to their longest slump in 20 years and brawling with the Tampa Bay Rays during an 8-5 defeat Sunday. Rays pinch-hitter Sean Rodriguez connected...
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Beckett pitches no-hitter, Dodgers stop Phillies

AP Photo/Matt Slocum PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of his stellar career and the first in the majors this season, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 on Sunday. Beckett struck out six, walked three and...

Injured Thunder F Ibaka could play in Game 3

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder forward Serge Ibaka could play in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals after taking part in the team’s shootaround. Ibaka has missed the first two games of the series against the San Antonio Spurs with a left calf injury. The Thunder...