Milos Raonic withdraws from US Open due to left wrist issue

Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the US Open due to a left wrist issue. To all my friends and fans, I’m writing to provide you with an update on my injury. As you know, I’ve been dealing with a painful condition in my left wrist, which has been bothering me for many weeks now and recently forced me to withdraw from the Cincinnati Masters. I have tried everything in my power to rehabilitate this injury in time for the US Open in order to play an event that is so truly special to me. However, the pain is too great and, in consultation with my doctors, I… Read More

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Clutch defense helps Mets top D-Backs, snap skid | Rapid Reaction

Both Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares gunned down a runner at the plate in the Mets’ 4-2 win at Citi Field. NEW YORK – The Diamondbacks tested the Mets’ arms and lost. Both Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares gunned down a runner at the plate and that proved to be the difference on Wednesday night, as the Mets snapped their three-game skid with a 4-2 win at Citi Field. Early on, it looked like a night that would produce more of the same from the slumping Mets, as J.D. Martinez put the D-Backs ahead with an RBI single and starter Chris Flexen needed 30 pitches to get through the first… Read More

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Gary Sanchez homers again, Yankees rout Tigers

DETROIT — Gary Sanchez homered and drove in three runs, and Luis Severino pitched impressively into the seventh inning to lead the New York Yankees to another lopsided win over the Detroit Tigers, 10-2 on Wednesday night. Didi Gregorius and Chase Headley also homered for the Yankees, who have taken the first two games of this series by a combined score of 23-6. Severino (11-5) allowed a run and six hits in 6 2/3 innings. He walked one and struck out eight. Jordan Zimmermann (7-11) allowed seven runs for a third straight start. New York broke the game open with five runs off him in the third. Ian Kinsler and… Read More

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Kyle Schwarber homers, Cubs stay hot with win over Reds

CINCINNATI — Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run homer in the ballpark near his home, Tommy La Stella added a two-run shot while subbing for Kris Bryant, and the Chicago Cubs kept their second-half surge going with a 9-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. The defending World Series champions have won eight of 10. They are 11 games over .500 for the first time this season and have their biggest lead in the NL Central, 3 1/2 games ahead of Milwaukee. Left-hander Mike Montgomery (4-6) allowed four hits in six shutout innings, filling in for Jon Lester in the rotation. Joey Votto, Eugenio Suarez and Scott Schebler homered… Read More

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Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill lost a perfect game in one of the worst ways possible

In over 210,000 games of Major League Baseball, there have only been 23 perfect games, and fans haven’t seen one since Felix Hernandez in 2012. On Wednesday night, it felt like the Dodgers Rich Hill was going to be No. 24. The Dodgers have been rolling with one of the best regular-season stretches in MLB history, and Hill was rolling on Wednesday night, perfect through seven innings with the game still tied 0-0. In the eighth inning Josh Bell hit a shot toward second base that for a moment felt like the end of Hill’s pursuit of perfection, only for Chase Utley to make one of the best catches of… Read More

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Does This Heartbreaking GoT Death Mean Dany Can Have Kids Now?

If there’s one thing HBO’s Game of Thrones loves to air more than boobs, it’s the fact that Daenerys Targaryen can’t have children. In the latest episode, “Beyond the Wall,” fans were reminded again and again that the Mother of Dragons would never be the Mother of Humans, as if infertility — or simply a desire not to have children! — somehow made her less virtuous or worthy of the Iron Throne. Anyway, if you’re relatively new to the series or are unfamiliar with the books, you should know that in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, a witch named Mirri Maz Duur, who Time points out was… Read More

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