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Freeman’s 2-run HR lifts Braves to sweep of slumping Yankees

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning off Chad Green and the Atlanta Braves rallied to beat the New York Yankees 2-1 on Wednesday night to sweep a doubleheader. The Yankees have lost five straight. In the opener, Ian ...

Detroit Lions skip practice in protest of Wisconsin shooting of Jacob Blake

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions decided not to practice on Tuesday, protesting after a Black man was shot by police in Wisconsin. “We came up with this one as a unit,” Detroit defensive end Trey Flowers said. Lions coach Matt Patricia opened the team’s ...

Detroit Tigers slam Chicag Cubs, 7-1, to even series 1-1

Detroit Tigers starter Spencer Turnbull throws against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning in Detroit on Tuesday. The Tigers won 7-1 as Turnbull got the win, going 5 2/3 innings without allowing a run on three hits as he struck out five and walked three. Detroit’s Jonathan Schoop hit a grand ...

Lakers, Bucks look to clinch second-round berths Wednesday

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer It was only a week ago when the sky was falling on the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA's two best teams in the regular season, the top seeds in their respective conferences, both lost their playoff openers and looked vulnerable. Not so much ...

Defending champion Daniil Medvedev into quarterfinals in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champion Daniil Medvedev returned to the quarterfinals at the Western & Southern Open with a 6-3, 6-3 victory Tuesday over Aljaz Bedene, who accidentally hit a ball that struck a TV cameraman in the stands between second-set points. The cameraman did not appear ...

Jamaican official says Usain Bolt tests positive for COVID

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's Minister of Health says legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Minister Christopher Tufton said Bolt was aware of the results and his recent contacts were being traced. "It is now public knowledge that Mr. Bolt has ...

Cardinals’ safety Baker agrees to 4-year, $59 million deal

By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer Two-time Pro Bowl safety Budda Baker has agreed to terms on a $59 million, four-year contract extension with the Arizona Cardinals. The team announced the deal on Tuesday. Baker's agent David Mulugheta confirmed the terms and that $33.1 million is guaranteed, ...

Orioles LH Wade LeBlanc done for season with elbow injury

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have placed left-hander Wade LeBlanc on the 60-day injured list with a season-ending elbow problem. LeBlanc walked off the mound in the first inning of Sunday's game against Boston after experiencing elbow tightness. The injury has been diagnosed as a ...

Braves rally to beat Workman, Phillies 6-5 in 9th

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Duvall and the Atlanta Braves spoiled Brandon Workman's debut with Philadelphia, rallying for a 6-5 win over the sliding Phillies on Saturday night. Workman, acquired in a trade with Boston on Friday, entered with the bases loaded and one ...

Orioles tag Boston bullpen, end skid with 5-4 victory

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Boston's first game with its revamped bullpen coincided with its initial foray into an extra-inning game with baseball's new rules. It did not go well. Pedro Severino singled in the winning run in the 10th inning to punctuate a poor ...