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Record 6 Latin Americans start off well at PGA Championship

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Joaquin Niemann spent his youth growing up in Chile trying to follow in the footsteps of Mito Pereira, who didn't exactly make it easy the way he kept winning prestigious amateur golf events in the U.S. and Scotland and points in between. Niemann sure did a nice job ...

Lawmakers want Ohio State’s 2010 football season restored

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 2010 season of the Ohio State University football team, vacated after a memorabilia-for-cash scandal, should be restored because of recent changes allowing college athletes to be compensated, under a symbolic resolution approved by House lawmakers. The vacating of ...

Celtics roll past Heat 127-102, tie Eastern finals at 1-1

MIAMI (AP) — His team was down by 10 in the opening minutes, and Boston coach Ime Udoka was making no effort to hide his level of disappointment. His message was simple. "Wake up," he told his team. Oh, they listened. And the Eastern Conference finals are all knotted up, the series about ...

Story hits 3 homers for Red Sox in 12-6 win over Mariners

BOSTON (AP) — Trevor Story had three homers, four hits and seven RBIs to help the Boston Red Sox rally from a four-run deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 12-6 Thursday night. Story slugged a pair of two-run homers and a three-run shot in the eighth, and he also singled in the go-ahead run ...

Wheeler K’s 9 in 7 shutout innings, Phillies top Padres 3-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zack Wheeler watched Eric Hosmer give a 96 mph fastball a ride to about the warning track at Citizens Bank Park and thought for sure the ball was gone. Not with the way Wheeler has been throwing. Right fielder Nick Castellanos chased the ball down for an out in the ...

Yankees ride Cole’s arm, quick start to 3-2 win over Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) — On a night when their bats were held in check, the New York Yankees found another way to win. Gerrit Cole pitched seven efficient innings, the defense backed him up with several strong plays and New York beat the skidding Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Wednesday night. Cole (4-0) ...

Norman criticized Down Under for LIV golf move and comments

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — When Adam Scott won the Masters in 2013, the person he thanked most profusely was a larger-than-life character synonymous with golf in Australia. "There was one guy who inspired a nation of golfers and that's Greg Norman," Scott said shortly after beating Angel ...

Ruiz’s 10th-inning RBI double lifts Nationals over Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Keibert Ruiz had three hits, including a go-ahead double in the 10th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 5-4 Wednesday night. César Hernández tripled and doubled, Maikel Franco singled twice, and Juan Soto had three walks for the Nationals, who avoided ...

Chicago-born rookie Suwinski homers, lifts Pirates over Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Jack Suwinski, who attended high school 20 minutes from Wrigley Field, hit a tiebreaking home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cubs 3-2 Wednesday night, ending Chicago's four-game winning streak. Suwinski made his major league debut this season and began the day ...

Lowe HR in 10th gives Rangers 6-5 win and sweep of Angels

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nathaniel Lowe is starting to feel better at the plate again for the Texas Rangers, and one big swing gave them a series sweep. Lowe hit a two-run homer on the first pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Rangers, after blowing the lead in the ninth and ...