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Sale fans 12, Boston tops Rangers 6-1; Red Sox head to Bronx

By STEPHEN HAWKINSAP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Chris Sale wishes he could be on the mound for the Boston Red Sox in their next series at Yankee Stadium. Sale will have to settle for a spot along the dugout rail to watch the highly anticipated showdown after his …

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Scherzer fans 15, Nationals score 2 in 9th to beat Phils 5-4

By HARVEY VALENTINEAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – On a day when the Philadelphia Phillies appeared to survive Max Scherzer, they were done in by Wilmer Difo. Scherzer struck out 15 in only 6 1/3 innings, and the Washington Nationals then rallied for two runs in the ninth to beat the …

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The Latest: Harvick takes checkered at Dover for 4th win

DOVER, Del. (AP) – The Latest on NASCAR’s race at Dover International Speedway (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Kevin Harvick dominated a race interrupted by rain and drove to his Cup Series-high fourth victory of the season Sunday at Dover International Speedway. Harvick reeled off three straight wins at Atlanta, …

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Celtics take 3-0 series lead with OT win over 76ers

By DAN GELSTONAP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Al Horford had no use for the premature celebration that showered confetti all over the 76ers’ home court at the end of regulation, delaying overtime and prompting an impromptu cleanup job. Turns out, Horford has the Celtics just a game away from …

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Torres HR in 9th, Yanks top Indians 7-4; 15 wins in 16 games

By MIKE FITZPATRICKAP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Gleyber Torres became the youngest Yankees player to hit a walkoff homer, a three-run shot in the ninth inning that gave New York a 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday for its 15th victory in 16 games. At 21 …

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After City trophy party, Chelsea heats up Champs League hunt

By ROB HARRISAP Global Soccer Writer LONDON (AP) – As Manchester City finally collected the Premier League trophy on Sunday, Chelsea closed in on salvaging Champions League qualification from a lackluster title defense and further weakened Liverpool’s grip on a top-four finish. A resurgent Chelsea sealed a fifth successive victory …

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Capitals, Jets push Penguins and Preds to the brink

By WILL GRAVESAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Washington Capitals don’t need a history lesson. Neither do the Winnipeg Jets for that matter. The Capitals are well aware of their penchant for letting opportunity after opportunity slip away, frequently at the hands of Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. …

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Derby winner Justify may face fresh horses in Preakness

By BETH HARRISAP Racing Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The competition isn’t exactly lining up to take on Kentucky Derby winner Justify in the Preakness. Of his 19 rivals in the Derby, it appears most will skip the second leg of the Triple Crown in favor of resting and being …

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Captain crunch: LeBron shines brightest when closing games

By TOM WITHERSAP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) – LeBron James breaks hearts, shatters dreams and delivers joy all in one breath. He carries one city, crushes the other. With mind-blowing ease, James can take over a quarter, a game, a series, a season and make it his own. His terms. …

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The Latest: Bowyer holds lead in rain-delayed race at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) – The Latest on NASCAR’s race at Dover International Speedway (all times local): 5 p.m. The NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway has been delayed because of rain. Clint Bowyer had the lead with 80 laps left when the cars were brought to pit road and covered …

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