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NBA notebook: Cavs GM optimistic after talks with Team LeBron
NBA notebook: Cavs GM optimistic after talks with Team LeBron

Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman senses positive momentum as Cleveland prepares to pitch LeBron James on sticking around. Altman entered the NBA draft Thursday without knowledge of James' intentions in free agency. James has until midnight on June 29 to exercise the 2018-19 season option in

Magner, Ganzar win USA Cycling criterium championships

Ty Magner didn't need to go very far to get some wisdom and encouragement before starting the men's criterium race as USA Cycling's national championships. One teammate, Brad Huff, won two years ago. Another, Eric Young, is a former two-time champ.

White Sox end 8-game skid, earn DH split with A's

Omar Narvaez went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, and the Chicago White Sox snapped a season-worst, eight-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the visiting Oakland Athletics on Friday night to earn a split of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field. Oakland won the opener 11-2 as Franklin Barreto homered

White Sox end 8-game skid, top A
White Sox end 8-game skid, top A's 6-4 to split doubleheader

CHICAGO (AP) -- Lucas Giolito pitched into the eighth inning before Xavier Cedeno worked out of a jam, and the Chicago White Sox snapped an eight-game losing streak by beating the Oakland Athletics 6-4 Friday night to salvage a doubleheader split.

Major League Baseball notebook: MLB suspends Osuna 75 games
Major League Baseball notebook: MLB suspends Osuna 75 games

Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna accepted a 75-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Friday in connection with an assault charge. The 23-year-old right-hander was arrested May 8 and charged with one count of assault in Toronto. Osuna is due in court on July 9 and will plead not guilty

Herrera homers again, Phillies rout Nationals 12-2
Herrera homers again, Phillies rout Nationals 12-2

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Odubel Herrera homered for the fifth straight game and finished with four hits, helping the Philadelphia Phillies rout the Washington Nationals 12-2 on Friday night.

UPDATE 2-MLB White Sox vs Athletics Box score

Jun 23 (OPTA) - Box score from Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics on FridayChicago White Sox 6, Oakland 4 Oakland ab r h rbi bb so avg Fowler cf 5 1 1 0 0 1 .236 Semien ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 .253 Joyce lf 2 1 0 0 1 0 .194 Piscotty rf 0 0 0 0 1 0 .243 Davis dh 3 0 1 2 1 1 .239 Olson 1b 4 1 2 2 0 0 .240 Canha

Phillies make statement in blowout of Nationals for 40th win of season
Phillies make statement in blowout of Nationals for 40th win of season

Odubel Herrera and Carlos Santana combined for six hits and six RBIs as the Phillies rolled to a 12-2 win over the Nationals. By Jim Salisbury

Bogaerts leaves game vs Mariners with sprained finger
Bogaerts leaves game vs Mariners with sprained finger

Xander Bogaerts left Friday's game vs the Mariners with a sprained finger after jamming it sliding into second base.

Bellinger slams sinking Mets; Dodgers win 5-2 behind Wood
Bellinger slams sinking Mets; Dodgers win 5-2 behind Wood

Cody Bellinger hit a grand slam to break a scoreless tie in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the sinking New York Mets 5-2 on Friday night behind Alex Wood's effective pitching. Yasiel Puig added a solo home run in the ninth, and the defending NL champions won their 10th straight

Cambage scores 20 points, Wings cruise past Sparks 101-72

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Liz Cambage scored 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting and Aerial Powers had 16 points and eight rebounds to help the Dallas Wings beat the Los Angeles Sparks 101-72 on Friday night.

Angel McCoughtry scores 25 points, Dream beat Sun 75-70

ATLANTA (AP) -- Angel McCoughtry scored 25 points, Layshia Clarendon hit two free throws with 9.4 seconds left and the Atlanta Dream overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to beat the Connecticut Sun 75-70 on Friday night.

NFL notebook: Hall of Famer Kelly out of hospital

Hall of Fame quarterback and Buffalo Bills icon Jim Kelly was released from the hospital a day after undergoing a scheduled follow-up procedure Thursday in New York City in his ongoing recovery from oral cancer surgery in March. The operation intended to help rebuild the upper portion of Kelly's

Kurt Busch fastest in final Cup practice at Sonoma
Kurt Busch fastest in final Cup practice at Sonoma

William Byron broke an axle seal and Martin Truex Jr. bruised the nose of his car in Sonoma's final practice.

Kyle Larson loves NASCAR, isn't headed to dirt tracks soon

Larson made the comment on Twitter while responding to a question from the World of Outlaws' account, but it sparked immediate online criticism from NASCAR fans. While the 25-year-old Northern California native has made no secret of his love for dirt tracks and sprint cars, Larson insisted he is

'10-second' rule denies Johnson share of lead with Harman

The relevant rule, 16-2, requires a penalty stroke in such situations if the 10-second wait has expired before the ball topples in. It's a rule protection for pace of play," Johnson told Golf Channel after carding a two-under-par 68. "I love what we're doing and how we're doing it, a lot of fairways, a lot of greens." Leader Harman had three bogeys on his outward nine, but was more assured coming home to post a 130 halfway total.

Sonoma holds fond memories for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup champion Truex Jr.
Sonoma holds fond memories for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup champion Truex Jr.

SONOMA, Calif. Martin Truex Jr.s 2013 victory at Sonoma Raceway holds a special place among the 17 wins the reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion has accumulated since his full-time debut in 2006. Coming to California that year, Truex had been winless since his maiden Cup victory at Dover

Ayton arrives as symbol that Suns are on the rise
Ayton arrives as symbol that Suns are on the rise

PHOENIX (AP) - Since the heady days of Steve Nash came to an end, there have been few signs of joy from a dwindling fan base that watched the Phoenix Suns tumble to the bottom of the NBA standings and miss the playoffs for the eighth year in a row.

Pirates catcher Cervelli put on 7-day concussion DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have put veteran catcher Francisco Cervelli on the seven-day concussion disabled list. The Pirates made the move Friday night just before the start of their game with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Rookie catcher Jacob Stallings was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.

NASCAR drivers relishing chance to conquer 3 road courses

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - As a born-and-bred Northern Californian, Kyle Larson is quite familiar with the numerous twists and 11 turns on the vaunted Sonoma Raceway road course.

Roberto Osuna suspended 75 games for violating domestic violence policy
Roberto Osuna suspended 75 games for violating domestic violence policy

Osuna's suspension is retroactive to May 8 and is scheduled to be lifted on August 4.

Cruz
Cruz's 3-run home run

Nelson Cruz launches a three-run home run over the left-center-field wall to give the Mariners a 3-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning

Barreto
Barreto's two 3-run HRs, A's top Chisox 11-2, 5th win in row

CHICAGO (AP) -- Franklin Barreto hit a pair of three-run homers and the Oakland Athletics won their season-high fifth in a row, pounding the Chicago White Sox 11-2 Friday in the first game of a doubleheader.

Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater or Sam Darnold: Which quarterback will end the season with more snaps?
Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater or Sam Darnold: Which quarterback will end the season with more snaps?

The "NFL Total Access" crew debate how they think the New York Jets should plan to work with their three quarterbacks in 2018.

MLB White Sox vs Athletics Box score

Jun 22 (OPTA) - Box score from Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics on FridayOakland 11, Chicago White Sox 2 Oakland ab r h rbi bb so avg Fowler cf 5 1 1 0 0 2 .238 Semien ss 5 0 0 0 0 1 .253 Lowrie 3b 5 1 2 1 0 0 .287 Davis dh 5 1 2 1 0 1 .238 Olson 1b 5 1 1 0 0 0 .236 Canha lf 4 2 1 0 1 2 .250 Piscotty

MLB Results

Jun 22 (OPTA) - Results from the MLB games on Friday (home team in CAPS)(start times are EST) Oakland 11 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 2 OAK 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 - 11 CHW 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 - 2 Philadelphia at Washington in play Arizona at Pittsburgh in play Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati in play Detroit at Cleveland (19

IndyCar
IndyCar's Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan are fast friends

Weekends at IndyCar tracks are a little quieter this season for Scott Dixon. The outgoing Tony Kanaan isn't around anymore at Chip Ganassi Racing to share a laugh. ''I think the thing I've commented on the most is probably how quiet it's been without TK,'' Dixon said.

Russia
Russia's Kadyrov honors Egypt's Salah at gala dinner: press service

Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed head of Russia's southern Chechnya region, hosted a dinner in honor of Egypt's football team and presented the Liverpool star forward Mohamed Salah with an award, the Chechen leader's press service said on Friday. Rights groups and Western governments allege that authorities in Chechnya repress their political opponents, discriminate against women and persecute sexual minorities, all allegations that Chechnya's leaders deny.

IndyCar Road America: Josef Newgarden fastest in both practice sessions
IndyCar Road America: Josef Newgarden fastest in both practice sessions

Josef Newgarden topped both IndyCar free practice sessions at Elkhart Lake, as drivers got their first taste of the new-for-2018 aerokit at the famous Road America circuit

Nebraska women add Fla International guard as grad transfer

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Kristian Hudson of Florida International is joining the Nebraska women's basketball team as a graduate transfer.

Larson hopes to turn fortune around at home track of Sonoma
Larson hopes to turn fortune around at home track of Sonoma

If the right attitude can translate into a break-through trophy then Kyle Larson should be ready to gulp his share of fine Northern California wine straight from the winners oversized chalice Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Larson has celebrated there before dominating the 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race

Report: Gene Steratore to join CBS as rules analyst
Report: Gene Steratore to join CBS as rules analyst

Gene Steratore is reportedly joining other recently retired referees in making the move from the field to the broadcasting world. The NFL announced Steratore's retirement on Friday, making him the fourth referee to retire since the end of the 2017 season, and Cameron Filipe of Football Zebras reports

Five undrafted players to keep your eye on
Five undrafted players to keep your eye on

At any given point, about 15 to 20 percent of the players in the NBA were not drafted.

No limits says Djokovic as he reaches 800 wins milestone
No limits says Djokovic as he reaches 800 wins milestone

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic chalked up his 800th career victory to reach the semi-finals of the Fever-Tree Queen's Club championships on Friday and suggested he could play on past his 40th birthday. The 31-year-old Serb has been in the doldrums since winning the French Open

Bryce Harper will participate in the Home Run Derby if he makes the All-Star team
Bryce Harper will participate in the Home Run Derby if he makes the All-Star team

Harper has not participated in the Debry since 2013

Clint Bowyer rockets to the top in first practice at Sonoma
Clint Bowyer rockets to the top in first practice at Sonoma

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers shook down their race cars for the first time on a road course this season in preparation for Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Fresh off his win at Michigan, Clint Bowyer led the way in the 75-minute session, rocketing to the top of the board early

Referee Gene Steratore retires
Referee Gene Steratore retires

Gene Steratore, the referee who worked the Super Bowl in February, is calling it a career. NFL V.P. of officiating Al Riveron announced today that Steratore has decided to retire from the NFL. Steratore has been an NFL official since 2003 and worked 12 playoff games, including Super Bowl LII. He may

UPDATE 3-World Cup Standings

Jun 22 (OPTA) - Standings for the World Cup on Friday Stage : Group Stage Group A P W D L F A GD Pts 1 Russia 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7 6 2 Uruguay 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 6 3 Egypt 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 0 4 Saudi Arabia 2 0 0 2 0 6 -6 0 Group B P W D L F A GD Pts 1 Spain 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 4 2 Portugal 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 4 3 Iran 2 1

Avisail Garcia is back from his lengthy DL stay just in time to prove he
Avisail Garcia is back from his lengthy DL stay just in time to prove he's a part of White Sox long-term future

Avisail Garcia is finally back from his nearly two-month stay on the disabled list. He's back just in time to prove he belongs in the conversation about the White Sox outfield of the future.

Braves place Mike Soroka on the DL with shoulder inflammation. Again.
Braves place Mike Soroka on the DL with shoulder inflammation. Again.

See if you can spot the pattern

Kyle Larson:
Kyle Larson: 'I wouldn't be here if I didn't love NASCAR racing'

Kyle Larson notes his fondness for NASCAR after some questioned his comments about wanting to run full-time in sprint cars before he's 40.

Dodgers activate 2B Utley from DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers activated veteran infielder Chase Utley prior toFriday's game against the New York Mets.

Athletics activate Joyce, option Smolinski to Triple-A

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics have activated outfielder Matt Joyce from the 10-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Jake Smolinski to Triple-A Nashville.

Photo of NBA draft pick Lonnie Walker IV
Photo of NBA draft pick Lonnie Walker IV's hat goes viral

A photograph of NBA draft pick Lonnie Walker IV has gone viral and has been turned into several memes because the rookie couldn't place his new team's cap directly on his head due to his sky-high hairstyle. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard out of Miami was chosen by the San Antonio Spurs in the 18th overall pick.

Federer holds off Ebden to reach Halle semi-finals
Federer holds off Ebden to reach Halle semi-finals

Roger Federer stepped up his grass game as the start of Wimbledon looms, holding off Australian Matthew Ebden 7-6 (7/2), 7-5 in their quarter-final at the ATP Halle tournament on Friday. The victory was the 19th in a row on grass for the 36-year-old Federer, who last lost on his favourite surface in

Trump Leaves GOP Leaders Out To Dry On Immigration
Trump Leaves GOP Leaders Out To Dry On Immigration

WASHINGTON ― Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and other Republican leaders thought

Formula One
Formula One's Daniel Ricciardo drawn to NASCAR (and even NFL)

Ricciardo drove go-karts while growing up in Australia and found himself drawn to stock car racing and the big personalities behind the wheels.

Rumor: Tension between Chris Paul and Rockets over contract
Rumor: Tension between Chris Paul and Rockets over contract

Chris Paul sacrificed $10,083,055 last season by opting in to facilitate a trade to the Rockets rather than opting out and signing somewhere for a max salary. From what I'm told, there is tension now between Houston and Chris Paul. Houston, with good reason, doesn't want to do that.

Dan Evans wins two pre-qualifying matches in a day to keep Wimbledon hopes alive
Dan Evans wins two pre-qualifying matches in a day to keep Wimbledon hopes alive

"I mean, this week is winding me up," said Dan Evans, formerly the world No. 41, as he lay face down on the grass courts of Southlands College, south-west London. "Did you trip over a cabbage?" came the chuckling reply from Marcus Willis at the far end of the court. The pre-qualifying event for Wimbledon

UPDATE 5-European Tour BMW International Open Scores

Jun 22 (OPTA) - Scores from the European Tour BMW International Open on Friday -6 Scott Hend (Australia) 71 67 -5 Nico Geyger (Chile) 70 69 Henric Sturehed (Sweden) 69 70 -4 Nick Cullen (Australia) 72 68 Sébastien Gros (France) 68 72 Martin Kaymer (Germany) 72 68 Maximilian Kieffer (Germany) 71 69 Aaron

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