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May 29, 2016 - 9:08pm
7 min 34 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Texas A&M, Florida and LSU lead a pack of seven Southeastern Conference schools chosen as regional hosts for the NCAA Division I baseball tournament.

Mississippi, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt also are among the 16 host teams announced Sunday night, with all of the schools selected guaranteed spots in the 64-team tournament that starts next week.

The rest of the field, including the top eight national seeds,...

May 29, 2016 - 9:02pm
7 min 34 sec ago
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At A Glance
All Times EDT
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)2921.580
Syracuse (Nationals)2721.5631
Rochester (Twins)2822.5601
Buffalo (Blue Jays)2623.531
May 29, 2016 - 8:54pm
7 min 34 sec ago

Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, the top three in the world golf ranking, are all going to Muirfield Village for the Memorial coming off victories.

The second-ranked Spieth won Sunday at Colonial for his eighth PGA Tour victory and first in his home state of Texas.

Day, the world's No. 1 player, hasn't played since winning The Players Championship two weeks ago. McIlroy took a short break after winning his home tournament at the Irish Open...

May 29, 2016 - 8:51pm
7 min 34 sec ago

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Mariana Pajon of Colombia has won the women's elite race at the BMX world championships, while Joris Daudet of France took the men's title.

American riders Alise Post and Nicholas Long each finished third in the finals of their respective races on Sunday, automatically qualifying them for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team for the Summer Games in Rio.

Pajon, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist, finished with a time of 41.385 seconds...

May 29, 2016 - 8:44pm
7 min 34 sec ago

RED DEER, Alberta (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk scored his second goal of the game 7:49 into overtime to give the London Knights a 3-2 victory over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies on Sunday in the Memorial Cup championship game.

Christian Dvorak also scored, and Tyler Parsons made 29 saves for the Ontario Hockey League champion Knights. Also the 2005 Canadian Hockey League champion, London finished the season with 17 straight victories.

Dvorak tied it with 4:11...

May 29, 2016 - 8:44pm
7 min 34 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pinch hitter Carlos Correa hit a three-run homer in the 13th inning of the Houston Astros' 8-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.

Tyler White and Marwin Gonzalez singled before Correa put his eighth homer of the season into the bullpens beyond left field against Mike Morin (1-1).

The star shortstop was supposed to have the day off for just the second time this year, but came on to secure Houston's fifth win in six...

May 29, 2016 - 8:39pm
7 min 34 sec ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Derek Dietrich hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer and drove in four runs before getting hurt on a foul ball hit into his dugout, and the Miami Marlins beat Atlanta 7-3 on Sunday to avoid being swept by the last-place Braves for the second time this season.

Dietrich's homer landed deep in the lower section of the right-field seats in the sixth, giving Miami a 3-1 lead. A former Georgia Tech star, Dietrich added a two-run double off Eric O'Flaherty in the...

May 29, 2016 - 8:19pm
7 min 34 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 20 of her 28 points after the half to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 93-77 win over the Washington Mystics on Sunday.

Candice Dupree had 16 points, DeWanna Bonner added 14 with a season-high 12 rebounds — her first double-double of the season — and Brittney Griner scored 13 to help the Mercury to their first win of the season.

Taurasi scored 10 points during a 23-7 run that erased a 10-point deficit and propelled...

May 29, 2016 - 8:12pm
7 min 33 sec ago

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Wiggle It Jiggleit paced the fastest mile in the 11-year history of Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday, winning the $200,000 Dorothy Mullin Invitational for older male pacers by 1 3/4 lengths over in 1:47.3.

The 4-year-old Wiggle It Jiggleit, harness racing's 2015 Horse of the Year, broke the track record of 1:48 shared by Artistic Fella and Mister Big. The time was a fifth of a second off the world record for a 4-year-old gelding pacer on a five-eighths...

May 29, 2016 - 7:47pm
7 min 33 sec ago
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DIVISIONAL SEMIFINALS
(Best-of-7)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Reading 4, Toledo 3

Friday, April 15: Reading 4, Toledo 3

Saturday, April 16: Toledo 4, Reading 3

Tuesday, April 19: Reading 4, Toledo 2

Wednesday, April 20: Toledo 3, Reading 1

Friday, April 22: Reading 5, Toledo 3...

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