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Ashleigh Buhai Wins Women’s British Open After Playoff
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Ashleigh Buhai Wins Women’s British Open After Playoff

MUIRFIELD, Scotland (AP) — Ashleigh Buhai recovered from throwing away a five-shot lead at the Women’s British Open by beating In Gee Chun in a playoff Sunday to win her first major title.With the light fading, the South African golfer made a superb bunker shot on the fourth playoff hole to leave herself with a short par putt, while Chun settled for a bogey.Buhai calmly rolled in from less than three feet and then clutched her face in relief, before being drenched in water and other beverages by her entourage.She made things a lot more difficult than they had to be, though.Buhai entered the final round with a commanding five-shot lead and was still three strokes ahead before a triple bogey on the par-4 15th that put her level with Chun.Political CartoonsShe then missed a birdie putt on ...
Vin Scully, Dodgers Broadcaster for 67 Years, Dies at 94
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Vin Scully, Dodgers Broadcaster for 67 Years, Dies at 94

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, whose dulcet tones provided the soundtrack of summer while entertaining and informing Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years, died Tuesday night. He was 94.Scully died at his home in the Hidden Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, the team announced after being informed by family members. No cause of death was provided.“He was the best there ever was,” pitcher Clayton Kershaw said after the Dodgers' game in San Francisco. “Just such a special man. I’m grateful and thankful I got to know him as well as I did.”As the longest tenured broadcaster with a single team in pro sports history, Scully saw it all and called it all. He began in the 1950s era of Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson, on t...
NBA Investigating 76ers for Possible Tampering
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NBA Investigating 76ers for Possible Tampering

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports WriterPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are being investigated by the NBA for possible tampering in offseason free-agency moves involving James Harden, P.J. Tucker and Danuel House, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday night.The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said the team is cooperating with the investigation.Harden signed a deal worth slightly over $68 million, paying him about $33 million this season with a $35 million player option for the 2023-24 season. Harden, though, will make about $14.5 million less this coming season than he could have earned under his previous deal. Harden had a $47.4 million option for this coming season that he declined last month, sayin...
Verlander Goes for 14, Alcantara Vs Mets Again
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Verlander Goes for 14, Alcantara Vs Mets Again

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:Houston ace Justin Verlander, who leads the major leagues in wins, takes a 13-3 record and 1.86 ERA into his start against visiting Seattle. The 39-year-old right-hander, in his first season back from Tommy John surgery, is 5-0 with a 0.79 ERA in his last five outings, striking out 36 and walking six in 34 innings.Political CartoonsRobbie Ray (8-7, 3.90), last year's AL Cy Young Award winner, pitches for the Mariners after getting hit hard Sunday as the Astros completed a three-game sweep in Seattle.Pete Alonso and the first-place Mets are in Miami to face Marlins ace Sandy Alcantara (9-4, 1.81 ERA) for the fourth time since June 19. The All-Star righty is 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA over 22 innings in the previous three matchups.It's a similar...
Mets Edge Yankees 3-2 in 9th for 2-Game Subway Series Sweep
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Mets Edge Yankees 3-2 in 9th for 2-Game Subway Series Sweep

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Starling Marte singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the New York Mets beat the crosstown Yankees 3-2 on Wednesday night for a two-game sweep of their Subway Series.Max Scherzer was marvelous on his 38th birthday, striking out Aaron Judge three times to help the Mets take a 2-0 lead into the eighth. Gleyber Torres tied it with a two-run homer off inexperienced reliever David Peterson, normally a starter.Less than an hour after the game, the slumping Yankees boosted their lineup by acquiring outfielder Andrew Benintendi from the Kansas City Royals in a trade for three minor leaguers.“It’s another great hitter," manager Aaron Boone said. "Benintendi’s a great hitter. Gets on base at a really high clip, hi...
Rodríguez HR Again, 3-Run Shot in 7th, Mariners Sweep Texas
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Rodríguez HR Again, 3-Run Shot in 7th, Mariners Sweep Texas

By SHANE LANTZ, Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — Julio Rodríguez connected again, hitting a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Seattle Mariners finished off a three-game sweep by beating the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Wednesday.A day earlier, the 21-year-old rookie sensation hit a leadoff home run in the first inning. That was his first swing since the All-Star Game because of a sore left wrist that was initially injured in the final game before the break in Texas.Rodríguez had a breakout performance in the All-Star Home Run Derby, where he smashed 81 shots over the wall.This home run was his 18th of the season and came with one out against starter Jon Gray (7-5). Gray had allowed just one run on four hits to that point, but the 416-foot drive into the left-field bullpen er...
Nats Beat NL West-Leading Dodgers for 2nd Straight Night
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Nats Beat NL West-Leading Dodgers for 2nd Straight Night

By DOUG PADILLA, Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Luis Garcia hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and the last-place Washington Nationals rallied past the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-3 Tuesday night for their second straight win against the NL West leaders.Garcia’s shot into the right-field seats with two outs against Los Angeles left-hander Garrett Cleavinger was his third home run of the season and brought home Josh Bell, who reached first on a throwing error by Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux.Washington scored four more times against Cleavinger in the ninth, improving their major league-worst record to 34-65. The Dodgers have baseball's second best record at 64-32.“They're playing well right now and I'm proud of the guys,” Nationals manager Davey Martinez said of his club. “All yea...