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Truex overcomes early problems to win Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. gave team owner Joe Gibbs another reason to celebrate at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex overcame an early flat tire after hitting the wall, then broke to the front on a wild final restart and won the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in four seasons Sunday night. It…

McCann's bases-loaded walk lifts Braves past Cardinals in 10

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ozzie Albies was not about to back down. The Atlanta infielder finished a 10-pitch at-bat by singling in the tying run in the ninth inning to kick-start the Braves to a 4-3, 10-inning come-from-behind win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Brian McCann drew a bases-loaded walk off reliever Tyler…

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert recovering after stroke symptoms

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers owner and billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert is recovering after suffering symptoms of a stroke and seeking hospital care. Officials with Detroit-based Quicken Loans said in a statement that Gilbert "received immediate medical attention and is currently recovering comfortably" after going to a Detroit-area hospital early Sunday with "stroke-like symptoms." Gilbert is…

WNBA favorite Aces top Sparks, 83-70, to start season

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prior to the Las Vegas Aces re-signing reserve forward Dearica Hamby to a three-year contract, she sat with coach and president of basketball operations Bill Laimbeer for a heart-to-heart. She asked the three-time WNBA champion coach what he thought of her, to which he replied he thought she was a great…

Riquna Williams not distracted by court case

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles guard Riquna Williams is focused on the upcoming season, not her court case. "I'm just thankful to have the opportunity again, from coach (Derek) Fisher and (general manager) Penny (Toler) and the L.A. organization," she told the AP before the season opener in Las Vegas on Sunday. "It definitely…

Wondolowski scores 149th, 150th goals; Earthquakes win

TORONTO (AP) — Chris Wondolowski scored his 149th and 150th MLS goals in the San Jose Earthquakes' 2-1 victory over Toronto FC on Sunday night. The MLS career goals leader scored both from close range. Wondolowski got a yard's separation from Drew Moor and deftly redirected in Cristian Espinoza's cross in the 37th minute to…

6 SEC schools among 16 regional hosts for NCAA Tournament

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — LSU will host a regional in the NCAA baseball tournament for the 26th time, while West Virginia was selected as a first-time host Sunday. The 16 teams announced as hosts have locked up spots in the national tournament, and the rest of the 64-team field will be unveiled Monday. Each regional…

Marte homers, Diamondbacks sweep Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks' feel-good weekend ended on a sour note with injury concerns over starting pitcher Luke Weaver. Ketel Marte homered for the third time in three games, Eduardo Escobar had three hits, and the Arizona Diamondbacks tied a franchise record for scoring in a three-game series as they beat the…