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CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels struggled in his first start against his original team, Albert Almora Jr. hit his first career grand-slam and the Chicago Cubs rallied from an early three-run deficit with three homers, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 Wednesday night.

DUXBURY — The Harwood boys tennis team showed impressive resilience Wednesday but U-32’s depth was too much to handle during the Raiders’ doubleheader sweep.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The NCAA is granting too many waivers allowing players who transfer to compete immediately, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said Wednesday, calling the requirement that players sit out a year a useful "deterrent" to players switching schools.

Big money is on the line for American-Canadian Tour competitors in June, and it begins with a trip north that’s expected to be one of the year’s biggest events.

The point standings on the American-Canadian Tour had some new names near the top at this time last year, but — hoooo boy! — it’s even more varied this time around.

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

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Coming off a surprising appearance in the Big Ten title game, Northwestern and coach Pat Fitzgerald replace a four-year starting quarterback with a former five-star recruit this season.

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The Big 3 are still very much around. They're still leading the rankings, still collecting the biggest trophies. And they're still the dominant figures in men's tennis, responsible for the main story lines when the French Open starts Sunday.

The NCAA Division III baseball New York Super Regional will be played in New England, not New York, and it will have a Vermont flavor to it.

BARRE — Spaulding’s Ashley Boisvert and Payton Lamberti made their debut as a doubles team Tuesday and helped Spaulding win its fifth match in a row with a 5-2 girls tennis victory over North Country.

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Responding to criticism after some fans buying tickets for the Women's World Cup were not given seats together, FIFA said it was working toward a solution with the local organizing committee in France.

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KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners meeting Wednesday will consider a proposal to refine the new rule that allows challenges involving pass interference, and may also announce locations to host upcoming drafts.

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KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois scored early to back the shutout goaltending of Matt Murray, sending Canada past the United States 3-0 on Tuesday at the world hockey championship. Both teams already were assured quarterfinal berths.

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Moe Berg was a big league catcher who became a big time spy during World War II. Filmmaker Aviva Kempner tells his story in a new documentary, and tells PodcastOne Sports Now that he was a mysterious character throughout his life.

The Norwich University men’s rugby team will head back to the USA Rugby Division II College 7s National Championship this week for the third straight year in search of its first national title.

Has anyone noticed what Danville has done since losing their season opener to Blue Mountain? The Indians have ripped off eight wins in a row, including a trouncing of Blue Mountain, in averaging nearly 23 runs per game.