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Robert homers, drives in 4 as White Sox beat Royals 7-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Luis Robert homered and drove in four runs as the Chicago White Sox rallied past the Kansas City Royals 7-4 Thursday to win the five-game series. Robert delivered a pair of RBI singles before hitting a two-run homer into the left field stands in the eighth. His sixth ...

Zac Gallen, Daulton Varsho lead Diamondbacks past Cubs 3-1

CHICAGO (AP) — It was a grind for Zac Gallen. An impressive one. Especially at the very end. Gallen pitched five effective innings, Daulton Varsho homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Thursday night, stopping a six-game slide. Gallen (3-0) allowed one run and ...

Astros continue home dominance against Rangers with 5-1 win

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston catcher Martín Maldonado entered Thursday's game batting just .116. But with the Astros clinging to a one-run lead and the bases loaded with two outs in the eighth inning, manager Dusty Baker decided to stick with the veteran instead of using a pinch hitter. Baker's ...

Jackie Young scores 25 for Aces in 93-87 win over Lynx

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jackie Young scored a season-high 25 points, A'ja Wilson added 17 points and nine rebounds and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Minnesota Lynx 93-87 on Thursday night. Chelsea Gray scored 17 points and added seven assists for Las Vegas (5-1), while Dearica Hamby finished with 14 ...

Alex Rodriguez invests in Professional Fighters League

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Rodriguez is taking a swing at mixed martial arts as an investor and board member for the Professional Fighters League. The PFL announced the addition of the former New York Yankees star to its board of directors Thursday. Rodriguez's investment is part of what the ...

Preakness tradition Alibi Breakfast back after 2 years off

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Black-Eyed Susan cocktails were flowing, D. Wayne Lukas was telling jokes and things finally felt fully back to normal at Old Hilltop. While the Kentucky Derby winner isn't at the Preakness, the tradition of the Alibi Breakfast returned Thursday to Pimlico Race Course ...

Lo van Pham honored to be first Asian American official

Lo van Pham's journey to the NFL began when he fell in love with sports upon arriving in Texas after living in refugee camps with his family. More than 40 years later, van Pham is set to become the first Asian American to officiate in the NFL. "I never dreamed about being the first of ...

Minority GM, coach candidates invited to meet NFL owners

Something wasn't working. Even though the NFL attempted to enhance opportunities for minority candidates to become head coaches in a league whose players are 70% Black, there was a disconnect. Same thing for front office positions, although more improvement had been seen in recent years in ...

Injured reliever Luke Jackson loses arbitration vs Braves

NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Jackson, sidelined for the season by Tommy John surgery, lost his salary arbitration hearing with the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. Jackson was awarded the team's $3.6 million offer rather than his $4 million request by Robert Herzog, Richard Bloch and Scott Buchheit, who ...

Tiger trouble: Woods winces way through opening 74 at PGA

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — By the time Tiger Woods walked toward the fifth tee box Thursday, the hot start to his return to the PGA Championship had turned cold, and what was quickly becoming a steamy day at Southern Hills had also become an agonizing grind. Two early birdies that had him in the ...