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Washington looking to build off Stringer success at Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Coquese Washington isn't looking to replace C. Vivian Stringer as the women's basketball coach at Rutgers. That's an impossible task. Stringer, a Hall of Famer, won more than 1,000 games in 50 years and went to the Final Four four times with three different teams — ...

Bulls’ Zach LaVine has knee surgery, full recovery expected

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Zach Lavine underwent left knee arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday and the team said it was successful and he is expected to make a full recovery. LaVine averaged 24.4 points and made his second straight NBA All-Star team last year, which ended with his first ...

Osaka’s mental health discussion resonates at French Open

PARIS (AP) — Naomi Osaka's 2022 French Open is over following a first-round loss. The players remaining in the tournament see and hear products of her frank discussion about anxiety and depression a year ago — from new "quiet rooms" and three on-call psychiatrists at Roland Garros to a ...

Changes under new coach Matt Eberflus hit Bears defense

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Change came to Chicago Bears in leadership when Matt Eberflus took over as coach. Now players are dealing with this change personally by moving positions or even changing weight to fit plans for a new regime during organized team activities. Most of the change has ...

Three Rays homers back McClanahan in 4-0 win over Marlins

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier hit Pablo López's first pitch for an inside-the-park home run and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 4-0 on Tuesday night. Harold Ramirez and Ji-Man Choi also homered off López, who had given up only two home runs in eight preceding ...

Schwindel hits 2 homers, Cubs power past Reds 11-4

CINCINNATI (AP) — Frank Schwindel homered twice in a game for the first time in his career, Marcus Stroman recovered from a rough start to pitch five effective innings, and the Chicago Cubs rolled past the Cincinnati Reds 11-4 on Tuesday night. The Cubs have hit a major league-leading 19 ...

Stanford to face Oregon in NCAA women’s golf title match

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Stanford had a hard time shaking Georgia in the quarterfinals before pulling out a victory. The scorching desert beating down, the Cardinal found themselves trailing Auburn in the afternoon semifinals. Stanford made it to the title match, just as the nation's ...

Joe’s 10th-inning single gives Rockies 2-1 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Connor Joe singled home the tiebreaking run in the top of the 10th inning and the Colorado Rockies slipped past the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Tuesday night. With one out, Joe grounded his hit up the middle off David Bednar (1-1), scoring automatic runner Sam Hilliard from ...

Rangers power past Hurricanes 4-1 in Game 4 to even series

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers got the kind of strong, all-around effort from the start they needed and stormed past the Carolina Hurricanes. Andrew Copp had a goal and two assists, and Frank Vatrano and Adam Fox each had a goal and an assist as the Rangers beat the Hurricanes 4-1 in ...

Betts homers twice, Dodgers cruise past Nationals 9-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mookie Betts homered twice on a night he was originally supposed to have off, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 9-4 Tuesday night. Betts smacked a three-run homer off former Dodgers prospect Josiah Gray and hit solo shot off Victor Arano for his 21st ...