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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.
Reyes, Greene homer in 9th, send Tigers past Royals 4-3

Reyes, Greene homer in 9th, send Tigers past Royals 4-3

DETROIT (AP) — Victor Reyes and Riley Greene hit back-to-back homers in the ninth inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
Aguilar homers, Marlins beat Nats for 10th time in 11 games

Aguilar homers, Marlins beat Nats for 10th time in 11 games

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even after Jesús Aguilar hit a two-run home run in the first inning, manager Don Mattingly's nerves built up when his Miami Marlins missed a few chances to break the game open.
Maldonado hits 2 of 5 Houston homers in 9-1 win over Angels

Maldonado hits 2 of 5 Houston homers in 9-1 win over Angels

HOUSTON (AP) — Martín Maldonado homered twice and Jose Altuve, Kyle Tucker and Chas McCormick added a home run each as the Houston Astros built a big lead early and didn’t let up in a 9-1 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.