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Canada beats Norway for 4th win at hockey worlds, US shuts out France

PRAGUE (AP) — Canada eased past Norway 4-1 on Thursday for its fourth straight win at the ice hockey world championship after not allowing a single shot on goal in the first two periods. The United States scored four goals in the opening period to cruise to a 5-0 victory over France, while ...

Olivares, Gonzales homer to lead Pirates to 5-4 win over Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Edward Olivares and Nick Gonzales homered, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Thursday night. Olivares hit a two-run homer in the first inning. He also doubled and scored in the sixth against Justin Steele (0-1) to make it 5-3. Gonzales hit a solo drive ...

Mets beat Phillies 6-5 in 11 innings to avoid home-and-home sweep

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pete Alonso homered, J.D. Martinez hit a go-ahead single in the 11th inning and the New York Mets overcame another blown save by Edwin Díaz, avoiding a four-game sweep in a home-and-home set with a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night. Starling Marte ...

Díaz’s 2-run single in 6th sends Rays to 4-3 win over Red Sox at Fenway

By MAUREEN MULLEN Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Yandy Díaz snapped a sixth-inning tie with a two-run single and the Tampa Bay Rays held off the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Wednesday night. Taj Bradley (1-1) pitched five solid innings in his second major league start this year, giving up two ...