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Baffert: Antifungal meds given to Medina Spirit had steroid

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit was treated with an antifungal ointment containing the steroid betamethasone that may have caused the horse to fail a postrace drug test, trainer Bob Baffert said Tuesday. In a statement issued by his ...

Joshua-Fury fight set for Saudi Arabia, says promoter

LONDON (AP) — The all-British fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury for the undisputed world heavyweight title will take place in Saudi Arabia, promoter Eddie Hearn said on Tuesday. Hearn, who represents Joshua, said the fight is likely to take place on Aug. 7 or Aug. 14. He said Aug. ...

2-time All-Star right-hander Jordan Zimmermann retires

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann retired Tuesday in his 13th season in the majors, ending a career in which he threw the first no-hitter in Washington Nationals' history and earned two All-Star selections. Zimmermann posted a ...

Dombrowski wins his 1st stage, De Marchi takes Giro lead

SESTOLA, Italy (AP) — American cyclist Joseph Dombrowski held off the rest of the breakaway pack to win the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday for his first victory in a Grand Tour, and Alessandro De Marchi took the leader's pink jersey. Dombrowski, who rides for UAE Team Emirates, ...

Analysis: Thankfully, hectic final days await in the NBA

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer This didn't happen last year. There was no frantic final few days of the NBA regular season, replete with all the jostling for playoff positioning as well a scoring race that might go down to the wire. And there's never been the added layer of eight teams ...

Number of Americans fully vaccinated tops 100 million

DALLAS (AP) — Disneyland reopened on Friday and cruise lines welcomed the news that they could be sailing again in the U.S. by midsummer, as the number of Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 reached another milestone: 100 million. Visitors cheered and screamed with delight as the ...

Family affair: Surtain, Samuel could go early in NFL draft

By The Associated Press undefined Alabama's Patrick Surtain II, Florida State's Asante Samuel Jr. and Jaycee Horn of South Carolina are three of the top cornerbacks in this year's NFL draft. If their names sound familiar, well, they should. Surtain is the son of a standout cornerback with ...

Kentucky Derby is family affair for Asmussens and O’Neills

By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Steve Asmussen grew up in a barn in dusty Laredo, Texas. He and older brother Cash were the help in their parents' Ma-and-Pa stable. Nearly 4,000 miles away, Patrick O'Neill watched from Hawaii as his Uncle Doug made his way up the ...

LEADING OFF: Harper healing after fastball to face

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ HEADS UP Phillies star Bryce Harper says he's feeling fine after being hit in the face by a 96.9 mph fastball Wednesday. Harper was drilled in the left cheek by Cardinals left-hander Génesis Cabrera's ...

Vázquez helps Red Sox beat deGrom, slumping Mets 1-0

By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom doesn't give up much on the mound. Fortunately for his opponents, sometimes it doesn't take a whole lot to beat him, either. Christian Vázquez hit an early RBI double, producing the only run required for the Boston Red Sox ...