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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a presidential memorandum ordering the Pentagon to develop a new policy to allow athletes attending the nation's military academies to play professional sports immediately after graduating.The memo says student athletes should be able to …
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani has thrown off a mound for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery, taking another significant step in his return to pitching for the Los Angeles Angels next season.About four hours after Ohtani threw 40 pitches off a mound and made 70 …
PHOENIX (AP) — Eduardo Escobar's three-run home gave Arizona a four-run lead before Los Angeles recorded an out, and the Diamondbacks cruised to an 8-2 victory over the National League West-leading Dodgers on Wednesday.The Dodgers, with the best record in the majors at 55-27, lost for just …
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — David Dahl hit a go-ahead grand slam in the third and drove in a career-high five runs, leading the Colorado Rockies past the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Wednesday.Dahl connected off Jeff Samardzija for his second career grand slam, with the other coming last Sept. 10 …
BALTIMORE (AP) — Franmil Reyes hit two of San Diego's five homers, Eric Hosmer drove in four runs and the Padres pounded the skidding Baltimore Orioles 10-5 on Wednesday for a two-game sweep.Greg Garcia got the long ball barrage started with a two-run drive in the second inning off Dylan …
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Mixed martial arts fighter Desmond Green is facing DUI manslaughter and other charges for a South Florida crash that killed two women last year.Court records show that Green, who competes as a lightweight for Ultimate Fighting Championship, was arrested Tuesday in …
LE HAVRE, France (AP) — Facing his biggest match as a first-team manager, England's Phil Neville seemed remarkably relaxed with a day to go.Unlike the former Manchester United and England player's wife, Julie."She worries like mad, prays, lights candles," he said. "She is struggling with …
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The agency overseeing horse racing in California can now immediately suspend licenses to protect the health and safety of horses and riders, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday in response to 30 horse deaths this year at famed Santa Anita Park."Business as usual has …
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton went back on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a strained right knee, barely a week after returning from a series of setbacks that kept him out of action for almost three months.New York manager Aaron Boone said it's likely Stanton will …
BOSTON (AP) — Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson said he felt "a lot better" on Wednesday, a day after spraining his right ankle and leaving a game against the Boston Red Sox."I just planted wrong," Anderson said Wednesday after the game, which the White Sox won 8-7. "I kind of felt a …
BOSTON (AP) — Boston starter Chris Sale won't mind getting just about as far away from Fenway Park as he can.The Red Sox left-hander had yet another rough start at home against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, and by the time he returns it will be an entire year since he last won a …
DETROIT (AP) — Gary Woodland left his news conference and resumed another interview while walking toward the Detroit Golf Club clubhouse when he was stopped in his tracks."Hey, Gary!" a man shouted, leaning against a rope. "Can I get a picture real quick?"Woodland obliged, striking a quick …
The NCAA says that wrestlers can wear looser fitting shorts next year, and it has removed all language in the rules book regarding the length of a competitor's hair.The sanctioning body announced on Wednesday that its oversight panel has approved both changes starting with upcoming season.Wrestlers …
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Dan Hipsher, the basketball coach at Akron for nearly a decade and also an assistant for two Southeastern Conference schools, is retiring.Oakland University, where Hipsher has been an assistant for the past three seasons, announced the 64-year-old coach's retirement …
PARIS (AP) — Video review has created confusion and brought questions at the Women's World Cup.The Video Assistant Referee, or VAR, was integrated into the men's World Cup in Russia last year, leading to calls for it to also be used for the women's tournament in France. But it certainly …
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have recalled infielder Jeimer Candelario from Triple-A Toledo.Candelario, Detroit's opening-day starter at third base, has hit just .179 in 42 games for the Tigers this season. He hit 19 home runs a season ago.The Tigers hope Candelario can bring some …
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Helio Castroneves is optimistic team owner Roger Penske will give him another chance to win the Indianapolis 500 for the fourth time next year.Castroneves no longer races full-time in IndyCar after a nearly two-decade career with Penske that included Indy 500 wins …
Following fresh concerns about the handling of athletes switching schools, the NCAA approved several adjustments Wednesday to the guidelines used to determine when waivers can be granted to transfers seeking immediate eligibility to play.The adjustments approved by the Division I council will …
NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres lined a game-winning single in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees hit two more big flies before jetting off to see Big Ben and the London sights, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 8-7 Wednesday.Didi Gregorius and DJ LeMahieu connected as the Yankees …
MONTREAL (AP) — The son of former Montreal Expos owner Charles Bronfman believes the predominantly French-speaking city is ready and willing to support — and share — the Tampa Bay Rays.Private equity investor Stephen Bronfman leads a group working on bringing baseball back to …

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