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Cubs send OF Pederson to Braves for prospect

CHICAGO (AP) — The Atlanta Braves acquired Joc Pederson in a trade with the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, bolstering their outfield after losing Ronald Acuna Jr. to a season-ending knee injury. Atlanta sent minor league first baseman Bryce Ball to Chicago for Pederson, who is batting .230 with ...

Fallen Blue Jackets goalie remembered as friend, hero

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks was hailed as a friend and hero during a memorial service held Thursday for the player who died on the Fourth of July from an errant fireworks mortar blast. Authorities have said the firework at a private home ...

Middleton sends Bucks past Suns 109-103 in Game 4, tie NBA Finals

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton is an All-Star with unwavering confidence in his shot, always believing that no matter how poorly he starts that he can turn things around. "Khris has no fear and he never has," Milwaukee guard Jrue Holiday said. Middleton's big shots — and throw in ...

Ohtani gets All-Star win, AL beats NL for 8th straight year

DENVER (AP) — A Sho-case for Shohei Ohtani became a grand stage for Vladimir Guerrero Jr., too. Ohtani unleashed his 100 mph heat while pitching a perfect inning for the win in becoming baseball's first two-way All-Star, Guerrero rocked Coors Field with a 468-foot home run and the American ...

Larson lands extension, full sponsorship through 2023

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Rick Hendrick gave Kyle Larson a second chance in NASCAR because Hendrick Motorsports had wanted him in its lineup for years. Now that Hendrick has his man, he has locked Larson down for two more seasons with full sponsorship. Hendrick on Wednesday told his 93 ...

Bucks star Giannis making mark in NBA Finals

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo shook his head, unwilling to place himself in the class of the only player with a longer streak of 40-point games in an NBA Finals. "I'm not Michael Jordan," Antetokounmpo said. No, but he's exactly the player the Milwaukee Bucks need if they are ...