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White Sox ace Sale strikes out 10 for 8th straight game

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson ST. LOUIS (AP) — White Sox pitcher Chris Sale has struck out at least 10 for the eighth straight game, matching the best run in major league history. Sale reached the mark Tuesday night at St. Louis. Pedro Martinez also struck out 10 in eight straight...
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US heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

AP Photo/Ryan Remiorz MONTREAL (AP) — Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women’s World Cup. Lloyd’s penalty kick in the 69th...

Trying to make hitting skid disappear, Maddon hires magician

NEW YORK (AP) — Hoping to make a hitting slump disappear, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon tried a trick. Presto! He hired a magician. Known for his unusual, motivational and tension-cutting clubhouse activities while with the Tampa Bay Rays, Maddon thought a five-game...
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Daytona offers American flags in exchange program

AP Photo/Eric Risberg DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property. Daytona President Joie Chitwood said Tuesday the...
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USOC leaders stay course, stick with Boston’s troubled bid

AP Photo/Eric Risberg REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Olympic Committee leaders say they’re sticking with Boston as their candidate for the 2024 Olympics. The USOC board met Tuesday to discuss the Boston bid, which has been troubled by tepid polling data and active...

Mackanin to remain Phillies’ manager for rest of season

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies say Pete Mackanin will stay as their manager for the rest of the season. General manager Ruben Amaro made the announcement Tuesday. Mackanin took over on an interim basis last Friday after manager Ryne Sandberg resigned. At...
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Spieth cruising, but several big names have work left

AP Photo/Stew Milne Jordan Spieth already has accumulated the second-most FedEx Cup points in the regular season, and there’s still two majors, a World Golf Championship and the John Deere Classic on his schedule before the playoffs begin. Spieth is at 3,128 points. Tiger...
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Blue Jackets acquire Saad in trade with Blackhawks

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season. Right up until Tuesday afternoon. The Stanley Cup champions parted with Saad in a seven-player deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets on the eve of NHL free...

FIFA article draws criticism for referring to Morgan’s looks

MONTREAL (AP) — FIFA is being criticized for its treatment of the women’s game. Again. Critics took aim on social media Tuesday after FIFA.com referenced American forward Alex Morgan’s looks in an article posted in advance of the United States’ match...
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Blatter not traveling to Women’s World Cup final in Canada

AP Photo/Peter Morrison ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter will not be traveling to Canada for Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final, FIFA said Tuesday, as criminal investigations into soccer’s governing body continue in the United States and...