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John Daly delivers another ride in PGA’s 1st round

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Always colorful, never boring. Shaggy John Daly produced yet another wild ride around a PGA Championship. Literally. The 56-year-old two-time major champion, whose booming drives propelled him to win the PGA in 1991, drove the slopes and swales of Southern Hills in a ...

NBA prospects see value of college despite other options

CHICAGO (AP) — TyTy Washington Jr. remembers being in awe gazing at the banners in Madison Square Garden as he watched the New York Knicks meet the Cleveland Cavaliers and the feeling he had two days later when Kentucky faced Duke at the famed arena. Something else he won't forget? The ...

Diamondbacks place C Jose Herrera on injured list

CHICAGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks placed catcher Jose Herrera on the injured list Thursday without a designation, indicating a potential COVID-19 issue with the team. The move with Herrera comes one day after left-hander Kyle Nelson and outfielder Cooper Hummel were placed on the IL ...

Cardinals calling up Gorman, Liberatore for debuts vs Bucs

NEW YORK (AP) — The hurting St. Louis Cardinals are bringing up their second- and third-ranked prospects for major league debuts. Nolan Gorman will start at second base in Friday's series opener at Pittsburgh and Matthew Liberatore will be on the mound for Saturday's game against the ...

Southern Hills turns up the heat on Scheffler in PGA

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — There was no Southern charm to Southern Hills for the world's No. 1 player. Scottie Scheffler was scrambling all day in the first round of the PGA Championship, finding bunkers or water, and landing behind trees. One par putt lipped out, then he had to take a penalty ...

Darvish leads Padres past Phillies 2-0 with 7 sharp innings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Yu Darvish put the tying runs on base and the heart of the Phillies lineup was coming up. With the way Kyle Schwarber and the suddenly silent bats have been swinging, Darvish breezed through the order in the sixth inning without a run allowed, a peak performance for the ...

Robert homers, drives in 4 as White Sox beat Royals 7-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Luis Robert homered and drove in four runs as the Chicago White Sox rallied past the Kansas City Royals 7-4 Thursday to win the five-game series. Robert delivered a pair of RBI singles before hitting a two-run homer into the left field stands in the eighth. His sixth ...

Zac Gallen, Daulton Varsho lead Diamondbacks past Cubs 3-1

CHICAGO (AP) — It was a grind for Zac Gallen. An impressive one. Especially at the very end. Gallen pitched five effective innings, Daulton Varsho homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Thursday night, stopping a six-game slide. Gallen (3-0) allowed one run and ...

Astros continue home dominance against Rangers with 5-1 win

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston catcher Martín Maldonado entered Thursday's game batting just .116. But with the Astros clinging to a one-run lead and the bases loaded with two outs in the eighth inning, manager Dusty Baker decided to stick with the veteran instead of using a pinch hitter. Baker's ...

Jackie Young scores 25 for Aces in 93-87 win over Lynx

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jackie Young scored a season-high 25 points, A'ja Wilson added 17 points and nine rebounds and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Minnesota Lynx 93-87 on Thursday night. Chelsea Gray scored 17 points and added seven assists for Las Vegas (5-1), while Dearica Hamby finished with 14 ...

Alex Rodriguez invests in Professional Fighters League

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Rodriguez is taking a swing at mixed martial arts as an investor and board member for the Professional Fighters League. The PFL announced the addition of the former New York Yankees star to its board of directors Thursday. Rodriguez's investment is part of what the ...

Preakness tradition Alibi Breakfast back after 2 years off

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Black-Eyed Susan cocktails were flowing, D. Wayne Lukas was telling jokes and things finally felt fully back to normal at Old Hilltop. While the Kentucky Derby winner isn't at the Preakness, the tradition of the Alibi Breakfast returned Thursday to Pimlico Race Course ...

Lo van Pham honored to be first Asian American official

Lo van Pham's journey to the NFL began when he fell in love with sports upon arriving in Texas after living in refugee camps with his family. More than 40 years later, van Pham is set to become the first Asian American to officiate in the NFL. "I never dreamed about being the first of ...

Minority GM, coach candidates invited to meet NFL owners

Something wasn't working. Even though the NFL attempted to enhance opportunities for minority candidates to become head coaches in a league whose players are 70% Black, there was a disconnect. Same thing for front office positions, although more improvement had been seen in recent years in ...

Injured reliever Luke Jackson loses arbitration vs Braves

NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Jackson, sidelined for the season by Tommy John surgery, lost his salary arbitration hearing with the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. Jackson was awarded the team's $3.6 million offer rather than his $4 million request by Robert Herzog, Richard Bloch and Scott Buchheit, who ...

Tiger trouble: Woods winces way through opening 74 at PGA

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — By the time Tiger Woods walked toward the fifth tee box Thursday, the hot start to his return to the PGA Championship had turned cold, and what was quickly becoming a steamy day at Southern Hills had also become an agonizing grind. Two early birdies that had him in the ...

Santander’s 3-run HR in 9th leads Orioles over Yankees 9-6

BALTIMORE (AP) — Anthony Santander lined a three-run homer in the ninth inning off Lucas Luetge and the Baltimore Orioles avoided a four-game sweep by beating the New York Yankees 9-6 on Thursday. "I put myself in the pitcher's shoes in that situation," Santander said through a translator. ...

A happier Andretti returns to Indy 500 as part-time racer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti doesn't want to be at the track if he's not racing. He'll watch on television, though, and offer advice from 650 miles away. Andretti was at home in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, watching Andretti Autosport race the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last ...

‘Facing Nolan’ looks at Ryan’s longer-than-expected career

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nolan Ryan was already striking out plenty of batters with his blazing fastball, and at age 22 pitched the last seven innings in the National League pennant-clinching game for the 1969 Miracle Mets and got what would be his only World Series ring. If not for the ...

Mets ace Scherzer likely out 6 to 8 weeks for oblique strain

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Max Scherzer is expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks with a strained oblique muscle in his left side, the latest blow to a New York pitching staff already missing ace Jacob deGrom. Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, had an MRI on Thursday, a ...