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Woods trying to get up to speed for final major of year

Woods trying to get up to speed for final major of year

By DOUG FERGUSON PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Tiger Woods was on the practice range when the gates at the British Open opened Tuesday, and before long he was on the tee and ready to go. He just didn’t go for very long. Woods played a full round at Royal Portrush when he arrived Sunday…More

Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

By TIM DAHLBERG Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach said the former fighter was hit by a car Sunday night. The driver of the…More

Freeman, Soroka lift Braves to 4-1 win, sweep of Padres

Freeman, Soroka lift Braves to 4-1 win, sweep of Padres

By BERNIE WILSON SAN DIEGO (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and All-Star rookie Mike Soroka struck out a career-high nine to win his 10th straight decision for the Atlanta Braves, who beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 Sunday for a three-game sweep. The NL East-leading Braves have won…More

Donaldson homers, scores go-ahead run in Braves’ 7-5 win

Donaldson homers, scores go-ahead run in Braves’ 7-5 win

Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Josh Donaldson and the Atlanta Braves have opened the second half at full speed. Donaldson hit a two-run homer in the first inning and then scored the go-ahead run on Ozzie Albies‘ single with one out in the 10th, and the Braves held on for a 7-5 victory over the…More

Column: Baseball has issues beyond a juiced ball

Column: Baseball has issues beyond a juiced ball

By TIM DAHLBERG First the players, now the ball. Home runs are skyrocketing, and once again Major League Baseball officials claim they don’t know the reason why. Then again, it might be that they’re just not looking hard enough. Unlike the players, the ball still looks the same. Commissioner Rob Manfred said it tests much…More

Manfred: Baseballs not juiced, but decreased drag puzzling

Manfred: Baseballs not juiced, but decreased drag puzzling

By RONALD BLUM CLEVELAND (AP) — Faced with a record onslaught of home runs that has convinced many pitchers that baseballs are juiced, Commissioner Rob Manfred says the sport has been unable to find any changes in the manufacturing process. A May 2018 report to Major League Baseball by professors specializing in physics, mechanical engineering,…More

THE US WOMEN’S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM DEFEATS THE NETHERLANDS 2-0

THE US WOMEN’S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM DEFEATS THE NETHERLANDS 2-0

By Matt Weitz ATLANTA – In the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final, the United States defeated the Netherlands 2-0.  The first half was scoreless, as the Dutch goalkeeper, Sari Van Veennendaal, made save after save to keep the U.S. out of the goal. The second half was the difference-maker.  Early in the second half,…More

15-year-old Wimbledon sensation Coco Gauff headlines Week 2

15-year-old Wimbledon sensation Coco Gauff headlines Week 2

By HOWARD FENDRICH WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Mom and racket-holding Dad joined two coaches and a hitting partner at Coco Gauff’s practice session on a cloudy Sunday afternoon at the All England Club as the 15-year-old American prepared for what could be the toughest test yet of her hard-to-believe Grand Slam debut. A qualifier who…More

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