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Hayes helps Dream beat Liberty 92-81 in overtime

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany Hayes, playing in her first game of the season, scored nine of her 21 points in overtime to lift the Atlanta Dream to a 92-81 victory over the New York Liberty on Thursday night.
Schwarber, Hall help Phillies rout Braves 14-4

Schwarber, Hall help Phillies rout Braves 14-4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Schwarber finished off the month with another June homer, Darick Hall went deep twice and the Philadelphia Phillies avoided a three-game sweep with a 14-4 rout of the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.
Big Ten votes to add USC, UCLA as members starting in 2024

Big Ten votes to add USC, UCLA as members starting in 2024

In a surprising and seismic shift in college athletics, the Big Ten voted Thursday to add Southern California and UCLA as conference members beginning in 2024.
Raptors have locked up their key free agent Chris Boucher

Raptors have locked up their key free agent Chris Boucher

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors have locked up their top free agent, Canadian Chris Boucher. The Raptors have agreed with the six-foot-nine Montreal centre on a three-year deal worth US$35.25 million, which was first reported by ESPN.
JT Poston shoots 62, leads John Deere Classic by 2 strokes

JT Poston shoots 62, leads John Deere Classic by 2 strokes

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — J.T. Poston shot a 9-under 62 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead in the PGA Tour's John Deere Classic.
Agency clears way for Oakland Athletics $12B ballpark plan

Agency clears way for Oakland Athletics $12B ballpark plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California agency on Thursday cleared the way for the Oakland Athletics to continue planning a $12 billion waterfront ballpark project.
AP source: Jokic, Nuggets agree on record $264M extension

AP source: Jokic, Nuggets agree on record $264M extension

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic has gone from draft pick No. 41, to two-time MVP, and now the holder of the largest contract in NBA history.
Mariners J.P. Crawford begins serving suspension for brawl

Mariners J.P. Crawford begins serving suspension for brawl

SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford had his suspension stemming from last weekend's brawl with the Los Angeles Angels reduced from five to four games, and he was set to serve the ban Thursday.
Aaron Judge, Ronald Acuña Jr. elected MLB All-Star starters

Aaron Judge, Ronald Acuña Jr. elected MLB All-Star starters

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge and Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. were elected Thursday to start in the July 20 All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium.
Giménez homer in 9th gives Guardians 5-3 win over Twins

Giménez homer in 9th gives Guardians 5-3 win over Twins

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrés Giménez watched his home run clear the center-field fence, kissed his bat and then flipped it while turning toward Minnesota’s stunned dugout.