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Mitchell scores 30, Jazz beat Memphis 120-113 to go up 3-1

By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Utah Jazz have put themselves in position to help erase a very bad memory from last year's Florida bubble. Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, and the top-seeded Jazz grabbed a 3-1 lead Monday night by holding off the Memphis ...

Le grand retour: Federer wins return to Paris, Slam action

By JOHN LEICESTER and SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writers PARIS (AP) — They feted Roger Federer with as loud as applause gets from a crowd capped at 1,000 people in Court Philippe Chatrier — when he walked out with a wave, when he hit one of his 48 winners, even when he attempted a ...

Baffert: Antifungal meds given to Medina Spirit had steroid

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit was treated with an antifungal ointment containing the steroid betamethasone that may have caused the horse to fail a postrace drug test, trainer Bob Baffert said Tuesday. In a statement issued by his ...

Joshua-Fury fight set for Saudi Arabia, says promoter

LONDON (AP) — The all-British fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury for the undisputed world heavyweight title will take place in Saudi Arabia, promoter Eddie Hearn said on Tuesday. Hearn, who represents Joshua, said the fight is likely to take place on Aug. 7 or Aug. 14. He said Aug. ...

2-time All-Star right-hander Jordan Zimmermann retires

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann retired Tuesday in his 13th season in the majors, ending a career in which he threw the first no-hitter in Washington Nationals' history and earned two All-Star selections. Zimmermann posted a ...

Dombrowski wins his 1st stage, De Marchi takes Giro lead

SESTOLA, Italy (AP) — American cyclist Joseph Dombrowski held off the rest of the breakaway pack to win the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday for his first victory in a Grand Tour, and Alessandro De Marchi took the leader's pink jersey. Dombrowski, who rides for UAE Team Emirates, ...

Analysis: Thankfully, hectic final days await in the NBA

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer This didn't happen last year. There was no frantic final few days of the NBA regular season, replete with all the jostling for playoff positioning as well a scoring race that might go down to the wire. And there's never been the added layer of eight teams ...

Number of Americans fully vaccinated tops 100 million

DALLAS (AP) — Disneyland reopened on Friday and cruise lines welcomed the news that they could be sailing again in the U.S. by midsummer, as the number of Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 reached another milestone: 100 million. Visitors cheered and screamed with delight as the ...

Family affair: Surtain, Samuel could go early in NFL draft

By The Associated Press undefined Alabama's Patrick Surtain II, Florida State's Asante Samuel Jr. and Jaycee Horn of South Carolina are three of the top cornerbacks in this year's NFL draft. If their names sound familiar, well, they should. Surtain is the son of a standout cornerback with ...

Kentucky Derby is family affair for Asmussens and O’Neills

By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Steve Asmussen grew up in a barn in dusty Laredo, Texas. He and older brother Cash were the help in their parents' Ma-and-Pa stable. Nearly 4,000 miles away, Patrick O'Neill watched from Hawaii as his Uncle Doug made his way up the ...

LEADING OFF: Harper healing after fastball to face

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ HEADS UP Phillies star Bryce Harper says he's feeling fine after being hit in the face by a 96.9 mph fastball Wednesday. Harper was drilled in the left cheek by Cardinals left-hander Génesis Cabrera's ...

Vázquez helps Red Sox beat deGrom, slumping Mets 1-0

By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom doesn't give up much on the mound. Fortunately for his opponents, sometimes it doesn't take a whole lot to beat him, either. Christian Vázquez hit an early RBI double, producing the only run required for the Boston Red Sox ...

Braves hit 5 homers, pound Hendricks, Cubs 10-0

By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Marcell Ozuna homered in a four-run first inning, Huascar Ynoa pitched 5 1/3 strong innings and the Atlanta Braves went deep five times to beat the Chicago Cubs 10-0 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. Ynoa added his first ...

LEADING OFF: Braves try to do better with bats, Burnes tough

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ HOW BOUT A HIT? Limited to a total of one hit in an entire doubleheader, Freddie Freeman and the Braves try to do better with the bats when they begin a set against the Cubs. Freeman got Atlanta's ...

Curry sets NBA record for 3-pointers in a month with 85

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Greeted by more "M-V-P!" chants, Stephen Curry dazzled again in one of the most dominant stretches of his career. Curry scored 37 points and set an NBA record for 3-pointers in a month at 85, leading the Golden State Warriors past the ...

Keselowski claims 6th win at Talladega with overtime pass

By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Brad Keselowski made exactly the right final move this time, winning again at Talladega Superspeedway and demonstrating a painful lesson well learned. Keselowski's overtime victory made him the ninth driver to win through 10 NASCAR Cup ...

Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman team to win Zurich Classic

By The Associated Press undefined AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman outlasted Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel to win the Zurich Classic in a playoff that capped a tight and tense final round Sunday. Smith and Leishman won with a par on their second trip up the par-5 ...

Jarry, Guentzel lead Penguins past Bruins, 1-0

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan wants his highly skilled team to find a comfort level in playing low-scoring, one-goal games as the Stanley Cup playoffs approach. That message was received. Tristan Jarry made 29 saves for his first ...

Penguins jump into 2nd in East with 3-2 win over Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Evan Rodrigues was so focused on the Pittsburgh Penguins' late-season push to win the East Division title the forward didn't realize the implications that came with beating his former team, the Buffalo Sabres. While the Penguins jumped ...

DeGrom strikes out 9 in row, 14 in all, Mets beat Rockies

By DENNIS GEORGATOS Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out nine straight batters against Colorado on Saturday, falling one shy of matching Tom Seaver's major league record. He fell short of the record and nearly missed a win. DeGrom finished with 14 strikeouts to lead the ...