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Gleyber Torres hits slam, Yankees beat Red Sox 4-2

By The Associated Press undefined NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres hit a first-inning grand slam, left-hander James Paxton cruised after that and the New York Yankees three-hit the Boston Red Sox in a 4-2 victory Friday night. Boston has lost five straight for the first time since 2015 and ...

Ronaldo loses bid to dismiss or fully seal Vegas rape case

By KEN RITTER Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has lost a bid for dismissal or complete secrecy in a federal lawsuit by a Nevada woman who accuses him of raping her at a Las Vegas resort in 2009. Attorney Larissa Drohobyczer, representing Ronaldo's accuser, ...

Padres’ Lauer continues mastery of Dodgers in 5-2 victory

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eric Lauer can boast about something not many major league pitchers currently can: an unbeaten record against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The San Diego left hander improved to 4-0 against the Dodgers as the Padres rallied for a 6-2 victory in ...

Marte, Pirates stop Mets’ 7-game win string with 8-4 victory

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steven Matz's mastery of the Pittsburgh Pirates unraveled quickly. So did the New York Mets' seven-game winning streak. Five days removed from a five-hit masterpiece in which he shut out the Pirates on 99 pitches, Matz didn't make it out of ...

Greinke eager to watch and learn with AL West-leading Astros

By Kristie Rieken AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Zack Greinke has admired the Houston Astros from afar. Now he gets to see them close up, and the newly acquired ace is looking forward to that opportunity. “Probably just being able to watch them play every day ... and just being able ...

Gonzalez enters hall with 3 DBs who tried covering him

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer CANTON, Ohio (AP) — At one end of the room sat Tony Gonzalez. All the way across it was Ed Reed. Sometimes in the past, that's as close to each other as the two new Hall of Famers cared to be. Same thing for Champ Bailey and Ty Law when it came to ...

Vegas gets rave reviews for thrilling WNBA All-Star weekend

By Doug Feinberg AP Basketball Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Coaches, players and WNBA executives were thrilled with the show Las Vegas put on for the All-Star Game last weekend. From a high-level game to first-class entertainment, the city got rave reviews. “It was electric. It was ...

Chapman rallies A’s past Brewers with two-run HR off Hader

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman hit a two-run home run off struggling closer Josh Hader in the eighth inning to break out of a long slump and the Oakland Athletics beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 Thursday. The A’s trailed 3-2 when Robbie Grossman walked leading off the eighth against ...

Rodgers: Packers’ new-look defense has ‘a little more juice’

By KEITH JENKINS AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are hoping this is the year — for the first time in nearly a decade — their defense becomes more of an asset than a liability. Green Bay made it a priority this offseason to upgrade the defense, which hasn't ...

An, Im share lead at 62 after 1st round of Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Byeong Hun An and Sungjae Im each shot 8-under 62 on Thursday to share the lead after one round at the Wyndham Championship. Mackenzie Hughes, Rory Sabbatini, Patrick Rodgers and Johnson Wagner were a stroke back behind the South Korean leaders in the final PGA Tour ...