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Odor leads Orioles past Rays 7-6 in 11 innings

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rougned Odor had his second game-winning at-bat in three days as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 in 11 innings on Sunday. The Orioles won two of three and won a series against Tampa Bay for the first time since July 31–Aug. 2, 2020, when Baltimore managed ...

Ohtani, Trout HRs back Sandoval in Angels’ 4-1 win over A’s

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Sandoval dominated the Oakland Athletics for the second straight Sunday, mixing his formidable off-speed pitches with excellent fastball control in a performance that underlined his credentials as a rising star on the Angels' staff. The left-hander obviously ...

Machado has 3 doubles, triple; Padres complete Giants sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Manny Machado set a career high and matched a franchise record with four extra-base hits, and the surging San Diego Padres completed a three-game sweep of the Giants, beating San Francisco 10-1 on Sunday. On a day when every San Diego starter had at least one hit and San ...

Bassitt has $8.65M salary, Mets deal includes $19M option

DENVER (AP) — New York Mets pitcher Chris Bassitt has an $8.65 million salary this season as past of a one-year contract. Bassitt is guaranteed $8.8 million as part of the deal, which avoided an arbitration hearing set for Monday. The deal includes a $19 million mutual option for 2023 with ...

Thomas wins 2nd PGA title in playoff after 7-shot rally

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Justin Thomas didn't pay attention to any score but his own Sunday in the PGA Championship, knowing he was seven shots behind but with only six players ahead of him on a Southern Hills course where anything could happen. He never could have dreamed how it all played out, ...

Kane’s 2nd-period hat trick helps Oilers top Flames 4-1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Evander Kane was without a team in January after having his contract terminated. He's now a crucial member of Edmonton's playoff push. Kane had three goals in a six-minute span in the second period, Leon Draisaitl set an NHL record with four assists in one playoff ...

Rich Strike yes, Preakness champ Early Voting no for Belmont

BALTIMORE (AP) — Twelve hours before Early Voting won the Preakness, Kentucky Derby champion Rich Strike was back on the track at Churchill Downs to begin preparations for the Belmont Stakes. After impressing with a strong workout, Rich Strike remains on track for the third leg of the Triple ...

Pujols hits 2 HRs, Molina pitches, Matz hurt, Cards top Bucs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Albert Pujols hit two home runs, then caught the warmup tosses when star catcher Yadier Molina made his first pitching appearance to close out the St. Louis Cardinals' 18-4 romp over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Molina gave up a pair of homers and four runs while ...

Panthers face challenge of back-to-back on brink of sweep

While acknowledging the Tampa Bay Lightning are showing why they are back-to-back Stanley Cup champions, the Florida Panthers know the have only themselves to blame for going down 3-0 in the second round. It could be pop country artist Kane Brown's fault if their series ends less than a week ...

Stamkos, Kucherov lead Lightning past Panthers 5-1 in Game 3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy is a not-so-secret key ingredient in the Tampa Bay Lightning's recipe for success in the playoffs. The reigning Conn Smythe Trophy recipient won his fifth straight postseason game Sunday, stopping 34 of 35 shots to help the two-time defending Stanley Cup ...

New scrutiny for Avs’ Kadri after collision with Binnington

DENVER (AP) — That water bottle tossed toward Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri hardly came out of nowhere. For two straight postseasons, Kadri has been the agitator that makes Colorado go and the pest that drives the St. Louis Blues crazy. In Saturday night's 5-2 victory, Kadri's ...

NBA fines Mavs $100,000 for 3rd bench violation in playoffs

DALLAS (AP) — The NBA fined the Dallas Mavericks for a third time in the playoffs on Sunday because of violations of rules regarding their bench. The fine has doubled each time, with the latest at $100,000 after Game 2 of the Western Conference finals at Golden State on Friday. Game 3 in ...

Zibanejad leads Rangers to 3-1 win over Hurricanes in Game 3

NEW YORK (AP) — After two tough losses on the road put them in another series deficit, the New York Rangers again bounced back with a big home win. Mika Zibanejad had a goal and an assist, Igor Shesterkin stopped 43 shots, and the Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 Sunday in Game 3 of ...

Chile’s Pereira misses chance at PGA history with closing 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The cheers were set to echo across the Andes. They were silenced by the splash of a small white ball into a shadowy creek half a world away. Mito Pereira's errant tee shot on the final hole of regulation in Sunday's PGA Championship at Southern Hills sent the tour rookie ...

Scott Dixon blazes to Indy 500 pole in record 234 mph run

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Not much rattles The Iceman at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, not even record speeds. Scott Dixon smashed the Indianapolis 500 pole-winning record with a breathtaking qualifying run of more than 234 mph. His hands were shaking when he climbed from his car following his ...

Anderson’s HR hushes Yankees, lifts Chisox to twinbill sweep

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Anderson said everything he had to say with one swing of the bat — and a commanding trot around the bases. Anderson hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and then put a finger to his lips to silence fans booing and chanting "Jackie" at him, capping a tumultuous ...

Blaney wins All-Star race, $1M 2 laps after thinking he won

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The checkered flag was already waving for Ryan Blaney when the caution lights came on just yards before he got to the line to win NASCAR's All-Star race and $1 million. He had to get his window net back in place and go two more laps. NASCAR acknowledged afterward ...

Wiggins, Warriors dunk Mavericks 109-100 for 3-0 series lead

DALLAS (AP) — Stephen Curry shimmied for the TV crew, Andrew Wiggins shook Luka Doncic with a posterizing dunk and the Warriors are thinking sweep. Curry scored 31 points, Wiggins' playoff career high 27 points included the dunk that was originally called an offensive foul and Golden State ...

Trainer’s room busy as Heat, Celtics prepare for Game 4

BOSTON (AP) — The Heat were embarrassed in Game 2, surrendering home-court advantage in their blowout loss to the Celtics in their Eastern Conference finals matchup. Miami returned the favor in Game 3, building a 26-point first-half lead en route to hanging on for a 109-103 victory despite ...

Cordero hits slam in 10th, surging Red Sox sweep Mariners

BOSTON (AP) — Franchy Cordero hit a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the surging Boston Red Sox to an 8-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Trevor Story continued his recent power surge with his fifth homer over the Green Monster in four days and ...