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Thursday 06/27/2019
Primary players: All-Stars set to rock Cleveland next month

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to spice up the All-Star Game election, Major League Baseball essentially introduced a primary this year.

LEADING OFF: All-Star starters announced, Kimbrel joins Cubs

A look at what's happening around the majors today:

Cubs to add Kimbrel to major league roster Thursday

CHICAGO (AP) — Craig Kimbrel will be added to the Chicago Cubs' roster Thursday before their series finale against Atlanta at Wrigley Field.

Altidore scores in first start in 20 months, US tops Panama

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Jozy Altidore made an impression in first return to the United States' starting lineup.

Wednesday 06/26/2019
Ex-Chiefs player, businessman runs for US Senate in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas City Chiefs player and now businessman who has served on local and state government boards is running for the U.S. Senate in Kansas.

Vanderbilt wins 2nd national title, beating Michigan 8-2

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt swept the Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament titles, set the league record for wins, tied the record with 13 draft picks and lost back-to-back games just twice.

Brain disease CTE found in 2 Australian rugby league players

SYDNEY (AP) — A study released Thursday shows that a disease linked to repeated concussions in North American sport has been found in the brains of two former Australian rugby league players.

Rooney scores from 70 yards, DC United tops Orlando 1-0

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wayne Rooney sent a 70-yard shot over the outstretched hand of goalkeeper Brian Rowe in the 10th minute and D.C. United held on for a 1-0 victory over Orlando City on Wednesday night.

Europe, you're up! Yankees top Blue Jays 8-7, head to London

NEW YORK (AP) — Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, the pubs and the double-decker buses, there's plenty to see in London.

Angels' Ohtani throws off mound for 1st time since surgery

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani threw off a mound Wednesday 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.

Escobar, Dyson power Diamondbacks past Dodgers , 8-2

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks figured the best approach against a pitcher in his major league debut was to come out aggressive, a plan that worked right away.

ESPN anchor Bob Ley retires after 40 years with network

Bob Ley, a fixture at ESPN since the network's launch 40 years ago, has decided to step away.

MMA fighter Desmond Green charged in crash that killed 2

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.

Bauer strikes out season-high 12; Indians top KC 5-3

CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer finally felt like himself Wednesday.

Trump orders new policy about military academies, pro sports

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.

Attorney: Girl hit during Astros game had skull fracture

HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for the family of a 2-year-old girl struck by a foul ball during a game last month between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros said Wednesday that the girl suffered a skull fracture.

New California law aimed at reducing horse racing deaths

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.

Yankees star Stanton back on injured list with knee strain

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.

White Sox rally after blowing lead in 8th, beat Boston 8-7

BOSTON (AP) — Boston starter Chris Sale won't mind getting just about as far away from Fenway Park as he can.

Gary Woodland adjusts to fame at Rocket Mortgage Classic

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.

Video review creates drama at Women's World Cup

PARIS (AP) — Video review has created confusion and brought questions at the Women's World Cup.

Castroneves optimistic about another shot at Indy 500

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.

Hoping for clarity, NCAA adjusts transfer waiver guidelines

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.

Trump calls out Rapinoe for comments about White House visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called out U.S. women's national team co-captain Megan Rapinoe after a months-old video was posted on social media in which she used profanity when she said she wasn't going to the White House if the team wins the Women's World Cup.

UConn rejoins Big East for hoops, other sports; not football

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn is heading back to the Big East.

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