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Stanford holds off Oregon 3-2 for second national title

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Stanford freshman Rose Zhang stood just short of the 17th green, the ball resting a few feet away in the rough as she tried to close out a tight match. Oregon's Sophie Kibsgaard Nielson wheeled past Zhang while lining up her next shot and accidentally rolled over the ...

Gurriel helps Astros beat Guardians 2-1 to win series

HOUSTON (AP) — Another solid pitching performance paired with just enough offense helped the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Guardians on Wednesday night. Yuli Gurriel and José Siri had two hits each, Cristian Javier tied a career high with nine strikeouts and the Astros topped the ...

Mitch Garver, Kole Calhoun HRs lead Texas past Angels 7-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Any pitching staff that forces Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani to go 0 for 7 with a combined six strikeouts is nearly certain to feel awfully good about its night at the Big A. The Rangers feel it's only an indicator of what their team can become — particularly when ...

Facing men in Maui was highlight for women baseball pioneers

NEW YORK (AP) — As an 8-year-old girl, Beanie Ketcham dreamed of pitching for the New York Yankees. Baseball never got Ketcham to the Bronx, but her playing career did take her far — including nearly 5,000 miles from Yankee Stadium, to a ballpark in paradise. There, the right-hander at ...

Penske ready for 300,000 guests in a full-capacity Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske motioned toward the turn four grandstands at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His father took him to those seats in 1951 and a 14-year-old Penske was instantly hooked by the sights and the sounds of "The 500-Mile Sweepstakes," won that day by Lee Wallard. It was ...

Accelerator program overdue for NFL diversity. Will it help?

For 15 years, Aaron Glenn was an outstanding NFL cornerback, a team leader, and a coach in the making. Teammates, fans and coaches of the New York Jets, for whom he spent eight seasons as a shutdown defender, recognized it. Same thing when Glenn went to Houston and Dallas. He retired as a ...

Warriors look to close out Mavs and get back to NBA Finals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors find themselves in familiar territory after failing to close out a series on the road and hope for familiar results when they return home. For the third straight series, the Warriors lost their first chance to advance while playing on the road. ...

PGA champ Thomas not alone in going to Colonial from Tulsa

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Justin Thomas made the 300-mile trip south to Colonial the day after winning the PGA Championship, had some lunch and then went to the gym to work up a sweat. His practice sessions this week have been short and efficient. It was a needed couple of days to recoup and ...

Texas school shooting hits ‘close to home’ for Rays pitcher

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, was especially disturbing for Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Brooks Raley. The small community of about 16,000 people west of San Antonio is the left-hander's hometown, he attended school in the building where the shooting ...

Banged-up Yankees add Stanton, Loáisiga to injured list

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is on the injured list for the fourth straight season. Stanton was placed on the 10-day IL with right ankle inflammation Wednesday as the ailing Yankees made a flurry of roster moves less than an hour before their series finale against ...