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Elliott wins pole as he tries to defend Road America title

Elliott wins pole as he tries to defend Road America title

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Chase Elliott won the pole at Road America and will lead the field to green Sunday in his title defense on the Wisconsin road course.
Leading off: Trout's strikeout slump, deGrom's rehab start

Leading off: Trout's strikeout slump, deGrom's rehab start

A look at what's happening around the majors on Sunday: ___ TROUT DROUGHT Angels star Mike Trout has struck out in seven straight at-bats during a tough series in Houston.
Agent: Williamson agrees to 5-year, $193M extension

Agent: Williamson agrees to 5-year, $193M extension

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson’s lost season to injury and unusual absence from the New Orleans Pelicans during his recovery didn’t stop the club from betting big on their long-term future together.

Branden Grace wins LIV Golf's first US tournament

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — Branden Grace won LIV Golf's first stop on American soil, an event that drew critics and protestors alike because of the upstart series' funding by Saudi Arabia.
Blue Jays deal with 2 losses to Rays, off-field personal matters

Blue Jays deal with 2 losses to Rays, off-field personal matters

TORONTO — Back-to-back losses in a doubleheader paled in comparison to off-field concerns for the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.
Rizzo, Stanton homer as Yankees win 6-1, sweep 2 from Guards

Rizzo, Stanton homer as Yankees win 6-1, sweep 2 from Guards

CLEVELAND (AP) — Anthony Rizzo and Giancarlo Stanton blasted consecutive homers, Nestor Cortes shut Cleveland down for six innings and the New York Yankees continued their torrid winning pace by beating the Guardians 6-1 to complete a doubleheader sw
Calhoun 2 HRs, Pérez wins 7th straight as Rangers beat Mets

Calhoun 2 HRs, Pérez wins 7th straight as Rangers beat Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — In his 11th major league season, Martín Pérez is making a strong pitch for his first All-Star selection this month.
Canada hammers Belgium in men's rugby

Canada hammers Belgium in men's rugby

HALIFAX — Canada cruised to a 45-0 win over the visiting Belgians on the rugby pitch Saturday afternoon in front of 4,412 fans who gathered in the heart of Nova Scotia’s capital city to take in the international action despite grey skies and the loom
Wickens caps week with another win and birth of his son

Wickens caps week with another win and birth of his son

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (AP) — What a week for Robert Wickens, who picked up his second win in seven days on Saturday while celebrating the birth of his first child.
Strider strikes out 11, Riley homers as Braves beat Reds 4-1

Strider strikes out 11, Riley homers as Braves beat Reds 4-1

CINCINNATI (AP) — Spencer Strider allowed one hit over six innings and matched a career high with 11 strikeouts, Austin Riley homered for the second straight game and drove in two runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 Saturday.