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Pelicans primed to draft Zion — and another top-5 prospect

Pelicans primed to draft Zion — and another top-5 prospect

By BRETT MARTEL NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis’ trade request has been honored, it’s time for the New Orleans Pelicans to start a new era by drafting the next face of the franchise. Duke star Zion Williamson is widely seen as the top pro prospect to enter any NBA draft…More

Donaldson stays hot as Braves overwhelm Phillies 15-1

Donaldson stays hot as Braves overwhelm Phillies 15-1

By CHARLES ODUM ATLANTA (AP) — A mid-June NL East clash between the Phillies and Braves provided clarity for each team. The Braves gained confidence, with manager Brian Snitker concluding “We’re putting it all together.” The Phillies were left to acknowledge the lack of depth in their rotation. Josh Donaldson homered for the third straight…More

Phillies beat Braves 6-5, Newcomb exits in 3rd after hit by liner

Phillies beat Braves 6-5, Newcomb exits in 3rd after hit by liner

Associated Press ATLANTA — The Philadelphia Phillies got the ninth-inning elixir they needed after a tough outcome a night earlier. “There’s a lot that went on that could’ve pushed us to not give the kind of effort that we gave,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “A really impressive, heartfelt win by our club, a cohesive team…More

Woodland gouges out a birdie and leads by 2 at US Open

Woodland gouges out a birdie and leads by 2 at US Open

By DOUG FERGUSON PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gary Woodland figured the toughest part of his test in the U.S. Open was over Friday at Pebble Beach. From a thick patch of rough between the bunker and the edge of the ocean on the eighth hole, he pitched up to 15 feet and made a…More

Raptors capture first NBA title, beat Warriors in Game 6

Raptors capture first NBA title, beat Warriors in Game 6

By JANIE McCAULEY OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada’s first NBA championship. “We the North!” is now “We the Champs!” Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured the country’s first major title in 26 years with their most remarkable road win yet in the franchise’s NBA Finals…More

6 suspects, including gunman, arrested in Ortiz shooting

6 suspects, including gunman, arrested in Ortiz shooting

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — An alleged gunman and five accomplices have been detained in the shooting of former Red Sox superstar David Ortiz, Dominican officials said Wednesday, while providing no information about why a group of young men would try to kill their country’s most beloved sports hero. Four other…More

McCann homers twice, Braves with 5th straight

McCann homers twice, Braves with 5th straight

By GEORGE HENRY ATLANTA (AP) — Now that his knee is healthy, Brian McCann showed he has plenty of power left at 35 years old. McCann hit one of four Atlanta homers in the second inning and took Pirates starter Chris Archer deep again with a tiebreaking, three-run shot in the sixth to help the…More

Braves’ Keuchel sharp in 1st minor league game, 7 scoreless yesterday

Braves’ Keuchel sharp in 1st minor league game, 7 scoreless yesterday

ROME, Ga. (AP) — Dallas Keuchel dominated in his first minor league game since signing with the Atlanta Braves, pitching one-hit ball for seven scoreless innings for Class A Rome on Monday night. Keuchel, the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner, struck out nine against Charleston in the South Atlantic League. The 31-year-old Keuchel might…More

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