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Runner-up Keselowski in different spot for NASCAR All-Star

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Brad Keselowski was the runner-up in the NASCAR All-Star race at Texas last year and has led more laps on the 1 1/2-mile track than anyone who has never won here. Keselowski is in a much different position going into Sunday night's All-Star race, the non-points ...

Interstatedaydream wins Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico

BALTIMORE (AP) — Interstatedaydream's owner and trainer decided to skip the Kentucky Oaks two weeks ago. That paid dividends at the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Friday. With jockey Florent Geroux aboard, the well-rested filly was able to hold off race favorite Adare ...

Thankful Melvin happy to be back in Padres dugout

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A smiling and thankful Bob Melvin returned to manage the San Diego Padres for the start of a three-game series in San Francisco on Friday, less than two weeks after undergoing prostate surgery. Melvin emerged from the visitor's dugout wearing his uniform for the first ...

Ryu sharp in 1st win of year, Blue Jays beat Votto, Reds 2-1

TORONTO (AP) — Hyun Jin Ryu pitched six shutout innings to earn his first victory of the season, and the Blue Jays held Reds star Joey Votto in check in his return from COVID-19 as Toronto beat Cincinnati 2-1 Friday night. Toronto improved to 11-6 in one-run games, the most one-run wins in ...

Wainwright, Molina help Cardinals to 5-3 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched seven innings of one-run ball to extend his domination of Pittsburgh, and battery-mate Yadier Molina keyed a four-run sixth inning with a two-run single as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pirates 5-3 on Friday night. Wainwright has won 10 straight ...

Ramírez shakes off injury, leads Guardians past Tigers 6-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramírez hit a three-run homer and tripled a day after avoiding a serious injury when he fouled a ball off his leg, and the Cleveland Guardians defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-1 on Friday night. Both teams were without their managers for the series opener. Detroit's A.J. ...

Freeman, Urías lead Dodgers past Phils for 6th straight win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Freddie Freeman singled three times and drove in two runs, Julio Urías pitched five shutout innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory. Trea Turner doubled and had an RBI for the NL West-leading ...

Lauer, Brewers beat Nationals 7-0 despite triple play

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Lauer feared his bid to keep the Washington Nationals scoreless was in jeopardy as soon as Lane Thomas hit the ball. Good defense and equally good fortune kept the shutout intact and extended the Nationals' frustrations. The Brewers were clinging to a 2-0 lead in the ...

Pérez throws 1st shutout since 2014, Texas blanks Astros 3-0

HOUSTON (AP) — When manager Chris Woodward walked out to the mound with two outs and two on in the ninth inning, Texas Rangers starter Martín Pérez wasn't worried about being taken out. "He just told me, 'You got it.' And I went like, 'Yeah, I got it,'" Pérez said. Sure did. Pérez ...

Stewart scores 28 to help Storm beat Sparks 83-80

SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 28 points on 11-of-20 shooting and the Seattle Storm held on for an 83-80 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night. Ezi Magbegor had nine points, 11 rebounds, three blocks and two steals. Jewell Loyd added 11 points for the Storm (3-3) and has ...

Smeltzer backed by Garlick, Miranda as Twins beat Royals 6-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo (AP) — Kyle Garlick and Jose Miranda each drove in two runs, leading Devin Smeltzer and the Minnesota Twins past the Kansas City Royals 6-4 on Friday night. Garlick put Minnesota on the scoreboard with an RBI single in a three-run first inning and added a sacrifice fly in the ...

Curry, Warriors rally past Mavs for 2-0 lead in West finals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Luka Doncic had been dominating for most of the night, yelling in celebration and flexing his arms in Stephen Curry's house. Then Curry and the Golden State Warriors delivered one of those signature third-quarter flurries that have defined so many of their postseason ...

Brown’s homer sends A’s to 4-2 victory over skidding Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics haven't shown much power at the plate the first quarter of the season. Yet it was the long ball that played a big role in their victory Friday night. Seth Brown hit a go-ahead home run in the fifth inning as the A's bounced back with a 4-2 win ...

Near-record heat for Preakness another test for Epicenter

BALTIMORE (AP) — Epicenter lost the Kentucky Derby because of a hot pace. Now he'll face hot temperatures in the Preakness. Two weeks after getting passed by 80-1 long shot Rich Strike just before the finish line at the Derby, Epicenter goes into Saturday's Preakness as the favorite and ...

Rick Bowness won’t return as coach of Dallas Stars

Rick Bowness will not return as head coach of the Dallas Stars after nearly three seasons in which he led them to the 2020 Stanley Cup Final and the playoffs again this year. While Bowness was not under contract past this season, the 67-year-old coach said in a statement released by the team ...

Avs seek answers after Blues make right moves, tie series

Nathan MacKinnon saw a team that just couldn't get up the ice with its customary speed. Couldn't generate quality scoring chances. Couldn't get in a flow. That wasn't them. "We were bad," the Colorado forward acknowledged after a 4-1 loss to St. Louis that tied the second-round series at a ...

Windy Indy: Speeds hit 243 mph as weather disrupts 500 prep

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — First came the wind — 41 mph gusts that created some of the most challenging conditions in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history -- and the rain was expected to follow. It put IndyCar on its heels on "Fast Friday" as race officials scrambled to save qualifying for the ...

Rojas hits 3 home runs, Dbacks outslug Cubs in HR derby 10-6

CHICAGO (AP) — On a perfect day to play home run derby at Wrigley Field, the big winner was Josh Rojas. Rojas launched his first three longballs of the season and the Arizona Diamondbacks powered past the Chicago Cubs 10-6 Friday. With a strong wind blowing out on a warm afternoon, the ...

Woods plays through pain, makes another major cut at PGA

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tiger Woods clenched his jaw when the pain hit. He limped, occasionally used a driver like a cane, and pushed his rebuilt right leg over and through the hills and swales of Southern Hills on Friday with a singular mission: to get to the weekend at the PGA ...

Acuña’s 1st game in Miami since knee injury, leads Braves

MIAMI (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. led off the game with a deep double and later singled and stole a base as the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 Friday night in his first game at the stadium where he sustained a season-ending knee injury last year. Marcell Ozuna homered for the third ...