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Angels pay tribute to late Tyler Skaggs with ‘too-good-for-Hollywood’ no-hitter

Angels toss combined no-hitter while honoring fallen teammateRarity was first in California since 13 July 1991: Skaggs’ birthdaySkaggs, a pitcher, was found dead aged 27 in hotel room on 1 JulyWhen the Los Angeles Angels think about Tyler Skaggs in the…

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Russell Westbrook traded to Rockets for Chris Paul, ending 11-year run with Thunder

Eight-time All-Star will re-unite with James Harden in HoustonWestbrook has 138 triple-doubles, tied for second-most everRussell Westbrook and James Harden are together again, and Chris Paul is leaving Houston to make that reunion happen.A person with …

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Kawhi Leonard and Paul George officially join Los Angeles Clippers

Clippers ink blockbuster swap with Thunder on WednesdaySixers make official signings of Tobias Harris and Al HorfordHunter Felt’s NBA free-agency winners and losersPaul George and Kawhi Leonard are now officially with the Los Angeles Clippers, moves th…

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Kawhi Leonard and Paul George officially join Los Angeles Clippers

Clippers ink blockbuster swap with Thunder on WednesdaySixers make official signings of Tobias Harris and Al HorfordHunter Felt’s NBA free-agency winners and losersPaul George and Kawhi Leonard are now officially with the Los Angeles Clippers, moves th…

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Improbable star Bieber shines as American League takes MLB All-Star Game

American League wins exhibition for seventh straight seasonLate roster addition Shane Bieber named Most Valuable PlayerAL pitchers combined to strike out to NL batters in ClevelandFor one night, the pitchers took back the power.Hours after an awesome H…

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Mets rookie Pete Alonso wins $1m in one night after victory in Home Run Derby

Prize dwarfs player’s 2019 salary from Mets of $555,000First baseman will give 10% of prize money to charityVlad Guerrero Jr hits 91 HRs over three rounds but loses finalMets rookie Pete Alonso has a million-dollar swing. New York’s newest slugger outl…

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Mets rookie Pete Alonso wins $1m in one night after victory in Home Run Derby

Prize dwarfs player’s 2019 salary from Mets of $555,000First baseman will give 10% of prize money to charityVlad Guerrero Jr hits 91 HRs over three rounds but loses finalMets rookie Pete Alonso has a million-dollar swing. New York’s newest slugger outl…

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LA Clippers set for spectacular haul of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George

Sources indicate NBA finals MVP will head to Los AngelesMove comes after Leonard won NBA title with RaptorsRaptors teammate Danny Green will join LA LakersMultiple sources say the Los Angeles Clippers will land Kawhi Leonard as a free agent after they …

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Megan Rapinoe confident she will recover in time for Women’s World Cup final

USA winger strained hamstring during France quarter-finalRapinoe says watching semi-final from bench was ‘stressful’Megan Rapinoe is confident the hamstring strain that kept her out of USA’s World Cup semi-final victory over England won’t rule her out …

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Switzerland’s Florijana Ismaili confirmed dead in swimming accident

• Ismaili, 24, went missing on Saturday at Lake Como• Fifa president Gianni Infantino pays tribute to playerThe body of Florijana Ismaili was recovered in Lake Como on Tuesday, three days after the Switzerland international was involved in a swimming a…

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Police arrest man they say ordered shooting of Red Sox legend David Ortiz

Former baseball player still recovering in hospitalOrtiz shot in what police say was case of mistaken identityPolice say actual target was cousin of alleged member of cartelAuthorities in the Dominican Republic announced on Friday that they have arrest…

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Germany fight back to end Romania’s run and reach Euro Under-21 final

Germany win 4-2 with two stoppage-time goalsDefending champions will play France or SpainLuca Waldschmidt and Nadiem Amiri both scored in stoppage time as Germany came from behind to beat Romania 4-2 and reach the Euro Under-21 final.Amiri gave Germany…

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USA edge Panama on Jozy Altidore stunner to stay perfect in Gold Cup

Jozy Altidore’s 66th-minute goal makes difference for USAUnited States to meet Curaçao in quarter-final on 30 JuneJozy Altidore scored on an overhead kick in his first start for the national team in 20 months, lifting the United States over Panama 1-0 …

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Breaking news: Street dance moves closer to Olympic debut at Paris 2024

Breaking among four sports Paris looks to add for 2024 programFinal decision on added sports to be made in December 2020Breakdancing, known as breaking in Olympic circles, moved a step closer to the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, and now organizers can look…

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Tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo named NBA MVP at end of season awards

Greek star led Bucks to league’s best regular-season recordSlovenia’s Luka Doncic named Rookie of the YearThe Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA finals, but they won big at the NBA Awards. A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuab…

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Mets pitcher Jason Vargas threatens to ‘knock out’ reporter after team’s loss

Club’s manager also swears at Newsday reporter Tim HealeyMets blew lead against Chicago Cubs amid frustrating seasonNew York Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging at him during a …

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Mets pitcher Jason Vargas threatens to ‘knock out’ reporter after team’s loss

Club’s manager also swears at Newsday reporter Tim HealeyMets blew lead against Chicago Cubs amid frustrating seasonNew York Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging at him during a …

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Gyasi Zardes hits twice as USA exact revenge against Trinidad in Gold Cup

USA rout Trinidad to book place in Gold Cup quarter-finalsGyasi Zardes scores twice in three minutes in the second halfGyasi Zardes scored two goals in a three-minute span in the second half and the US men’s soccer team earned a small sample of revenge…

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New Jersey Devils acquire PK Subban from Predators in blockbuster trade

Devils add Subban hours after drafting Jack Hughes first overallSubban is three-time All-Star and former Norris Trophy winnerThe New Jersey Devils acquired PK Subban from the Nashville Predators on Saturday in exchange for Steven Santini, Jeremy Davies…

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Colorado police looking for man in brawl at baseball game involving 7-year-olds

Authorities investigating fist fight during youth baseball gameFour people involved have been cited for disorderly conductColorado authorities say they are investigating a fist fight between adults over a teenage umpire’s calls during a youth baseball …