A young baseball fan in the last row of the upper deck at PNC Park waits out a downpour during a delay of the start of a baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
June 21, 2018 - 3:07 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers sent struggling star outfielder Ryan Braun to Los Angeles on Wednesday for treatment on his achy right thumb. Braun is expected to rejoin the first-place Brewers on Thursday when they begin a four-game series at Miller Park against St. Louis. The Brewers...
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June 21, 2018 - 2:55 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bouwe Bekking has sailed more than 300,000 nautical miles during the last 33 years and circled the globe nearly eight times trying to win the Volvo Ocean Race. After seven unsuccessful attempts, that elusive victory is just 700 nautical miles away if the Dutch skipper can place...
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, gestures while speaking during the Stanley Cup victory celebration on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 21, 2018 - 2:50 am
Alex Ovechkin has already done a "keg stand" with the Stanley Cup, performed shirtless push-ups in a fountain full of teammates and lifted hockey's prestigious trophy so often in joy that it could be considered upper-body training. "That's my summer workout," Ovechkin said with a smile. The Summer...
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Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo, of Australia, waits to ring the third practice session for the F1 Canadian Grand Prix auto race, Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 21, 2018 - 2:45 am
MONTREAL (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo drove go-karts while growing up in Australia and found himself drawn to stock car racing and the big personalities behind the wheels. "I loved a lot of motorsports, but as far as the ovals go, I was more into NASCAR," Ricciardo said this month. "Dale Earnhardt was...
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Duke's Marvin Bagley III speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 21, 2018 - 2:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Marvin Bagley III and Michael Porter Jr. believe they are the best players in this NBA draft, though the best they can hope for is probably the No. 2 pick. The Sacramento Kings own it, and that's where the intrigue appears to begin Thursday. Arizona center Deandre Ayton is expected...
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Colorado Rockies pinch-hitter Ryan McMahon, center, is congratulated by Tom Murphy, left, and Ian Desmond as McMahon crosses home plate after hitting a three-run home run off New York Mets relief pitcher Robert Gsellman during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 21, 2018 - 1:47 am
DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon turned a small adjustment into a big return for the Colorado Rockies. McMahon tweaked his swing early in the afternoon and then hit a go-ahead, three-run homer to help rally the Rockies past the New York Mets 10-8 on Wednesday night. Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon...
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Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Andrew Cashner (54) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 21, 2018 - 1:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rain was heavy and relentless. As the puddles grew deeper on the tarp at Nationals Park, the Baltimore Orioles were left to wonder if their bid for a rare road victory would be thwarted by, of all things, the weather. During a season in which very little has worked in their...
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Oregon State players, including Steven Kwan (4), celebrate after Adley Rutschman hit a double that scored Cadyn Grenier, right, Nick Madrigal and Jack Anderson during the eighth inning against North Carolina in an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Oregon State won 11-6. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 21, 2018 - 1:12 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State was down three runs when a steady mist moved in at TD Ameritrade Park in the eighth inning Wednesday night. Perfect conditions for a team from the Pacific Northwest. "Every time we're playing and it starts to rain, everyone looks around and says, 'OK, we're going to...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton hits a walk-off two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. The Yankees defeated the Mariners 7-5. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 21, 2018 - 12:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Expectations have been sky high for Giancarlo Stanton since he was acquired from Miami last offseason. In front of a sellout crowd Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium, the 6-foot-6 slugger had his first huge moment in pinstripes. Stanton lined a two-run homer with two outs in the...
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