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Richards earns first win, Marlins beat Giants 3-1

MIAMI (AP) — Three years after going undrafted out of Drury College, Trevor Richards has earned his first major league win. Richards pitched six effective innings to lead the Miami Marlins to a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. “It’s...

Loaisiga to start Friday for Yankees in big league debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga will be brought up from Double-A by the New York Yankees to make his major league debut against Tampa Bay on Friday night. The 23-year-old Loaisiga returned last year following Tommy John surgery. He is 3-1 with a 4.32 ERA in...

Taurasi scores 21, Mercury win 6th straight

DALLAS (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 21 points, Brittney Griner added 18 before fouling out late and the Phoenix Mercury won their sixth straight with a 75-72 victory over the Dallas Wings on Tuesday night. Taurasi made all 10 of her free throws, including three straight on...

Nola fans 10, Kingery drives in 4 as Phils beat Rockies 5-4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Nola struck out 10 in another dominant performance, Scott Kingery hit a three-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Tuesday night. Nola (8-2) allowed one run and four hits in 6 2/3 innings, lowering his ERA to...

Exiled Yemen president goes to UAE as port attack looms

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s exiled president visited the United Arab Emirates to patch up relations ahead of an anticipated assault on the rebel-held port of Hodeida. President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s trip to Abu Dhabi comes amid months of...

Gregorius homers twice, Harper hit twice, Yanks top Nats 3-0

NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius ended a long power outage with a pair of home runs, Washington slugger Bryce Harper left in the eighth inning after he was hit by a pitch for the second time, and the New York Yankees beat the Nationals 3-0 Tuesday night for their 10th win in...

India says Pakistan firing kills 4 soldiers in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Pakistani forces were firing along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir early Wednesday after Pakistani firing killed at least four Indian paramilitary soldiers and injured three others on border patrol, Indian officials...

The Latest: Armstrong not ready to celebrate primary victory

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on North Dakota’s primary election (all times local): 9 p.m. Republican state Sen. Kelly Armstrong says he’s not celebrating even though he breezed past two little-known opponents in North Dakota’s U.S. House primary. The...

Hinch adds retired first base coach Dauer to All-Star staff

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Astros manager A.J. Hinch is making a special addition to his All-Star coaching staff next month for baseball’s summer classic in Washington: Retired Astros first base coach Rich Dauer will be in uniform and assisting Hinch. “Just like old...

4 years later, graft taints 10 Brazilian World Cup stadiums

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Four years after the World Cup, Brazil’s massive corruption probes have cleared only two of the 12 stadiums. The privately owned arenas in Curitiba and Porto Alegre have gone through other problems, though, along with management disagreements....