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West Indies 204-9 off 42 overs in shortened 1st ODI


MANCHESTER, England (AP) Chris Gayle’s return to one-day international cricket was predictably entertaining, but cut short, as England restricted West Indies to 204-9 off 42 overs in the shortened first ODI on Tuesday. Gayle was dropped by Joe Root on 0, and then hit three sixes and two fours for …

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Preview: Twins at Yankees


NEW YORK — The first game between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees on Monday offered a glimpse how things might unfold in a potential playoff game. The Yankees improved their standing in the wild-card race while the Twins lost some ground in the standings to their nearest pursuer. …

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Smashing: MLB home run record on track to fall Tuesday


NEW YORK (AP) Giancarlo Stanton’s smacks, Aaron Judge’s jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sport is on track to break its season record for home runs on …

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Offensive line woes costly in Giants' 24-10 loss


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Not even Odell Beckham Jr. could save the New York Giants on Monday night. Not with Eli Manning working behind a porous offensive line. Beckham returned from an ankle injury, but Manning was sacked five times and the Giants lost 24-10 to the Detroit Lions. New …

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Wild open preseason with 3-2 shootout win


The puck dropped on the Minnesota Wild’s 2017-18 season (ok, preseason), and the Wild opened it up in a big way: a 3-2 shootout win over the Winnipeg Jets. Ryan Malone was the hero, scoring the game-winning goal in a shootout and boosting Minnesota to a 1-0 preseason record. Down 1-0 in …

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Judge: Ex-NFL players may be targets for 'misleading' offers


PHILADELPHIA (AP) A federal judge overseeing the NFL’s $1 billion concussion settlement with former players says she’s concerned they’re being targeted by claims service providers, lenders and other groups seeking a share of the money. At a hearing in Philadelphia on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Anita Brody will hear allegations …

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