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Ohtani dominant on mound, hits go-ahead single as Angels beat Marlins 5-2

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Shohei Ohtani allowed one unearned run in seven dominant innings and had the go-ahead hit in the Los Angeles Angels’ 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. The reigning AL MVP won his fifth consecutive start, limiting the Marlins to two hits. Ohtani (8-4) walked three and struck… Read

TENNIS

Nadal gets past Fritz at Wimbledon; Kyrgios next

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Normally so relentless from point to point, Rafael Nadal occasionally would watch as a ball off the racket of Taylor Fritz landed in during the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Wincing from an abdominal issue for which he took a medical timeout, Nadal couldn’t move the way he usually does. His trademark grunts… Read

OLYMPICS

IOC's Bach praises Japan's coordination behind Sapporo bid

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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Tuesday said strong cooperation among the Japanese Olympic Committee and the country's various levels of government stood Sapporo in good stead as a candidate to host the 2030 Winter Games. The Hokkaido capital, which hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics, has expressed interest in… Read

CYCLING

Clarke wins crash-marred Stage 5; Van Aert keeps Tour de France lead

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Australian rider Simon Clarke won a crash-marred fifth stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday while Wout van Aert clung onto the leader’s yellow jersey despite coming off his bike. The big winner though was Slovenian rider Tadej Pogačar, who kick-started his bid to win a third straight Tour… Read

Sports

NFL makes strong push for flag football with eye on Olympics

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Flag football will be played at an international, multi-sport event for the first time next week during the World Games in Birmingham, Alabama. The NFL may be the sport’s biggest cheerleader. “When we talk about the future of the game of football, it is, no question, flag,” NFL executive Troy… Read

ICE HOCKEY

NHL to open season with Lightning-Rangers rematch

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The NHL 2022-23 regular season will open in North America on October 11 with a double-header that includes a rematch of the Eastern Conference finals between the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers. The Vegas Golden Knights and Los Angeles Kings will also play on October 11. One day… Read

BASEBALL

Suzuki homers again, Hendricks hurt as Cubs top Brewers 8-3

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Seiya Suzuki homered for the second straight night as the Chicago Cubs overcame Kyle Hendricks’ early exit and defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Tuesday night. Hendricks left after three innings with a sore right shoulder. The right-hander threw 69 pitches, with his velocity slightly lower than usual. Chicago's bullpen… Read

TENNIS

Djokovic rallies from 2 sets down to reach Wimbledon semifinal

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic said he never doubted his ability to recover from two sets down to defeat Jannik Sinner and reach his 11th Wimbledon semifinal on Tuesday. Djokovic triumphed 5-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 and will face Britain's Cameron Norrie for a place in Sunday's final. It was the… Read

TENNIS

Kyrgios faces court over assault allegation: Australian paper

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Australian tennis ace Nick Kyrgios has been summoned to appear in court over an allegation of assault, his lawyer told the Canberra Times newspaper Tuesday. The news broke as the 27-year-old, one of the most polarizing figures in tennis, prepared to play in the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Wednesday, with organizers… Read

SOCCER

Schalke signs Japan captain Maya Yoshida to bolster defense

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After missing out on one Japanese player, Schalke signed a different one. The promoted Bundesliga club signed Japan captain Maya Yoshida on Tuesday to bolster its defense and chances of survival next season. The 33-year-old Yoshida signed a one-year deal with the option of another season, Schalke said in a… Read

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