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Groenewegen pips Van Aert to win TDF stage 3 in photo finish

SONDERBORG, Denmark (AP) — Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen overtook Wout van Aert and Peter Sagan at the line to win the third stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish while Van Aert extended his overall lead on Sunday. Groenewegen got behind record seven-time Tour sprint champion Sagan's ...

Jays coach Budzinski leaves team following daughter’s death

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Mark Budzinski will be away from the team following the death of his eldest daughter. Julia Budzinski was 17. "The Budzinskis have been part of our Blue Jays family over the last four seasons," general manager Ross Atkins said in a statement ...

Olivares, Rivera homer, Royals top Tigers 7-4, take 2 of 3

DETROIT (AP) — Edward Olivares and Emmanuel Rivera homered in a three-run second inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat Detroit 7-4 on Sunday to take two of three from the Tigers. Tarik Skubal (5-7) lost his fifth straight start, allowing five runs, five hits and three walks in 4 2/3 ...

Adesanya’s UFC title reign still lacks something special

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Israel Adesanya has the otherworldly fighting ability and the personal charisma necessary to become mixed martial arts' next crossover superstar. What the UFC middleweight champion doesn't have are the highlight-reel performances that would make him famous in the wider world ...

Woodruff strikes out 8, Brewers beat Bucs for series split

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brandon Woodruff struck out eight in six scoreless innings, steering the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday afternoon. Woodruff (7-3) gave up six hits, his most since May 9, but made up for it with a fifth straight start in which he didn't ...

Almora’s bases-loaded walk-off single lifts Reds over Braves

CINCINNATI (AP) — Albert Almora Jr. slapped a bases-loaded single past a drawn-in infield in the ninth to give the Cincinnati Reds a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. "I didn't try to do too much," Almora said. "It was the most excited I've seen the bench when we went ahead in the ...

Wells wins 6th straight decision, Orioles beat Twins 3-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tyler Wells took a no-hit bid into the fifth inning for the second straight start and won his sixth consecutive decision in leading the Baltimore Orioles over the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Sunday. Wells (7-4) struck out a career-high seven, allowing one run and three hits in ...

Wimbledon lookahead: No ‘Manic Monday’ as Nadal, Halep play

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO MONDAY There's no more "Manic Monday" at Wimbledon, although there will be plenty of intriguing fourth-round matchups nonetheless. Nick Kyrgios will be first out on Centre Court, trying to follow up his win over Stefanos Tsitsipas by beating American ...

Wimbledon wild-card entry steals set, not win, from Djokovic

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Even knowing what an unusual Wimbledon this has been, what with so many unexpected results and new faces popping up, and so few top seeds — and major champions — remaining, surely Novak Djokovic would not lose to a wild-card entry making his Grand Slam debut, ...

Jabeur reaches Wimbledon QF again, sets ‘very high’ goals

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — She headed the ball. She flicked it up with her feet. Ons Jabeur is having fun, and she's winning. The Tunisian, who at No. 3 is the highest-remaining women's seed, advanced to her second straight Wimbledon quarterfinal with a 7-6 (9), 6-4 victory over Elise Mertens ...

Trout’s slump worsens, Astros strike out 20 to sweep Angels

HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Trout watched as a low sinker grazed the outside corner of the strike zone in the third inning Sunday, rung up once again in a weekend filled with strikeouts. Before trudging back to the dugout he made a face that seemed to scream: Yikes! The Angels star went 0 for 11 ...

Rodríguez homers on Montas’ 1st pitch, M’s beat A’s 2-1

SEATTLE (AP) — Julio Rodríguez homered on Frankie Montas' first pitch and drove in both runs, Robbie Ray struck out a season-high 12 and the Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 2-1 on Sunday to deal the Athletics their 25th loss in 31 games. Ray (7-6) combined with Andrés Muñoz and Paul Sewald ...

Cron hits pair of 3-run homers, Rox rally past D-backs 6-5

DENVER (AP) — The ball had barely even left his bat and already C.J. Cron was staring into the Colorado dugout. That's how sure he was of where it would end up. That's how clutch he's been, too. Cron hit a pair of three-run homers, including a go-ahead shot in the eighth, and the Rockies ...

Reddick wins at Road America for 1st NASCAR Cup victory

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Tyler Reddick needed a little longer than expected to win in the NASCAR Cup Series. The circumstances of his triumph made it worth the wait. Reddick won Sunday at Road America by outdueling Chase Elliott, the defending champion on the course and the current points ...

Padres rally for 4 in 9th, beat Dodgers 4-2 to avoid sweep

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even in the monotony of a long season, Padres manager Bob Melvin knows some results are more important than others when it comes to sustaining a team's confidence. That's why Sunday's 4-2 comeback by San Diego over the Los Angeles Dodgers might resonate for a while. "This ...

Dodgers catcher Barnes gets $7M, 2-year deal through ’24

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Catcher Austin Barnes agreed Sunday to a $7 million, two-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers covering 2023 and '24 rather than become a free agent after this year's World Series. Barnes gets $3.5 million in each of the next two seasons, and the Dodgers have a $3.5 ...

Wheeler, Hoskins, Realmuto lift Phillies over Cardinals 4-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zack Wheeler threw seven shutout innings of four-hit ball and Rhys Hoskins and J.T. Realmuto slugged home runs as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 Sunday night. The Phillies won two of three games in the series against a team they are chasing for ...

Yankees place Marinaccio on injured list with shoulder issue

CLEVELAND (AP) — Yankees rookie reliever Ron Marinaccio was placed on the 15-day injured list Sunday with shoulder inflammation, leaving New York's solid bullpen without a key piece nearing the season's halfway point. Marinaccio felt discomfort in his shoulder after pitching in Saturday's ...

Escobar homers again, Carrasco pitches Mets past Rangers 4-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Eduardo Escobar joined several Mets on the mound as they encircled Carlos Carrasco and high-fived him for a job well done. Plenty to feel good about, too. By the end of a winning weekend, two of New York's most pivotal pieces were back on track. Escobar homered for the third ...

McKenzie superb for 7 innings as Guardians edge Yankees 2-0

CLEVELAND (AP) — About the same time New York Yankees star Aaron Judge grabbed a helmet and bat to pinch-hit, the Guardians committed a ninth-inning error that threatened to sabotage a great win. In the moment, manager Terry Francona's emotions nearly got the best of him. "When the ball ...