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The draft is over, and now on the clock: Free agency

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer Now on the clock: Chaos. The NBA offseason is about to kick into high gear. A draft that had good bits of intrigue — at least after New Orleans’ Zion Williamson, Memphis’ Ja Morant and New York’s R.J. Barrett were chosen first, second and third ...

Devils select US center Hughes with 1st pick in NHL draft

By John Wawrow AP Hockey Writer VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The New Jersey Devils selected American center Jack Hughes with the first pick in the NHL draft Friday night. From Orlando, Florida, Hughes is the eighth American selected No. 1, and first since 2016, when the Toronto ...

Marta sets record with 17th World Cup goal in Brazil victory

By The Associated Press Marta set a record for men and women with her 17th career World Cup goal in Brazil’s 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday night at Valenciennes that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for the sixth straight time. The 33-year-old forward, playing in her fifth ...

White Sox planning to extend netting at Guaranteed Rate Field

By Jay Cohen AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox plan to extend the protective netting to the foul poles at Guaranteed Rate Field, becoming the first major league team to take that step since a couple of high-profile injuries this summer increased the focus on fan safety ...

Leonard quiet on future as Raptors celebrate with parade

By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday's championship parade. For now, however, the two-way star and two-time NBA Finals MVP still isn't saying whether he'll use it ...

LEADING OFF: Stanton returns to Yanks, Machado appeals ban

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: STANTON RETURNS Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is set to come off the injured list for a game against the Rays. Stanton has been sidelined since March 31 with biceps, shoulder and calf injuries, but ...

Sharks re-signing Karlsson sets table for busy NHL offseason

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer Erik Karlsson had no wanderlust to test the free agent market before re-signing in San Jose. "I never thought outside that box," Karlsson said. "I'm happy that it didn't get to that." A handful of other teams aren't so happy because the two-time Norris ...

Nick Hundley’s care for ailing boy leads to lasting bond

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Five years ago, veteran big leaguer Nick Hundley visited Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and met a boy named Zach Sprader. Hundley, then with the San Diego Padres, sought to give the young baseball fan a lift during his fight ...

Beede earns 1st big league victory, Giants edge Dodgers 3-2

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's not much Bruce Bochy hasn't seen in his 25 years as a big-league manager. One of his favorite things is watching a young player achieve a career milestone. Tyler Beede did just that against the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers. He ...

Police: 4 shot, 2 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

By Rob Gillies and Ian Harrison Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Four people were shot and wounded at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, and two people were arrested, police said. Droves of Raptors fans ran from the shooting in a stampede from the City Hall square, which was ...