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Ronel Blanco strikes out 8 in 6 innings as Astros beat Giants 3-1

By ERIC HE Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ronel Blanco had eight strikeouts in six innings, Mauricio Dubon scored twice and the Houston Astros beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Tuesday night. Blanco (6-2) allowed one run on three hits and became the first pitcher in Astros ...

Japan beats United States 2-0 in men’s Olympic soccer warmup match

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The United States heads to its first men's Olympic soccer tournament since 2008 off a performance it would rather forget. Shota Fujio converted a penalty kick in the sixth minute, Mao Hosoya added a goal in the 69th and Japan won 2-0 in an under-23 game on Tuesday ...

Kikuchi, four Blue Jays relievers combine to shut out Brewers 3-0

By RICH ROVITO Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yusei Kikuchi and four Toronto Blue Jays relievers combined to shut out the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 on Tuesday night. Kikuchi (4-5) gave up three hits in five innings, walked four and struck out five to record consecutive wins for the first ...

Tim Anderson provides a spark for Marlins in 4-2 win over Mets

By JERRY BEACH Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Anderson returned from the bereavement list and produced his first two-hit game in three weeks Tuesday night, sparking the Miami Marlins to a 4-2 win over the New York Mets. The two-time All-Star and 2019 AL batting champion, who ...

Jon Rahm withdraws from the US Open with a left foot infection

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Jon Rahm withdrew from the U.S. Open on Tuesday afternoon because of an infection in his left foot that led to concerns it could hurt the rest of his game. Rahm, a past Masters champion and former No. 1 player in the world, announced ...

Kyrie Irving on what has to change for Dallas: ‘It starts with me’

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer DALLAS (AP) — The last 12 games where Kyrie Irving has played against the Boston Celtics have all ended with the same outcome. His team lost. It's a streak that Irving and the Dallas Mavericks would desperately like to see end Wednesday night, when ...