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LEADING OFF: Ohtani takes mound, Romo starts again for Rays


A look at what's happening around the majors today:

Rays plan to have reliever Romo start 2nd straight day


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays reliever Sergio Romo played 11 seasons before making his first major league start.

Small clubs cross fingers for World Cup windfalls


TORCY, France (AP) — The ideal scenario for the club where Paul Pogba played football as a kid might go something like this: The France midfielder shines so brightly at the World Cup that a money-no-object club — for argument's…

Somerset Senior League opens

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SOMERSET — The Somerset Senior League opened with a double header Saturday at the Somerset Area High School field.

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Robertson's grand slam helps surging Rays past Angels, 5-3


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Robertson grew up watching games at Angel Stadium and was in the stands when the Los Angeles Angels won the World Series in 2002.


Kemp helps Dodgers rally past Nats, sweep doubleheader

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Not much has gone right for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season, and it appeared the most last year's NL champions could hope for on Saturday was a split of a day-night doubleheader with the Washington Nationals…


The Latest: Harvick beats Suarez to win NASCAR All-Star race

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CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR All-Star race (all times local):


Johnny Manziel signs with CFL in path back to football


HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Johnny Football is huddling up again for a long-awaited comeback — in Canada.


Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Justify endured the most difficult race of his career and came away a step closer to becoming trainer Bob Baffert's second Triple Crown champion in four years.

The Latest: Kentucky Derby winner Justify captures Preakness


BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's 143rd running of the Preakness (all times local):


The Latest: Castroneves claims top spot in Indy qualifying

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the first of two qualifying days for the Indianapolis 500 (all times local):


Nadal beats Djokovic and will face Zverev for Rome title

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ROME (AP) — The latest installment in the rivalry between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic met expectations for one tight set.


Criticized by ISU assistant, he'll be a Hawkeye

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A high school football player criticized on social media by an Iowa State assistant after announcing he had received a scholarship offer from Iowa plans to become a Hawkeye.


WORLD CUP: Frank Lampard 'goal' leads to new technology


Technology will play a bigger role than ever before at this year's World Cup, and it's largely thanks to Frank Lampard's goal that wasn't.

Saturday, May 19

College football coach in Japan to quit over ugly tackle


TOKYO (AP) — The head coach of a Japanese college football team says he will quit after a dangerous tackle by one of his players left an opponent in the hospital.

Ramos homers twice as Rays beat Angels 8-3

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have found themselves playing though plenty of streaks, both good and bad, to start this season.

Bellefonte ends Somerset's season

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BELLEFONTE — The Somerset baseball team saw its season come to an abrupt end with a 5-1 loss to Bellefonte in the District 6 Class 4A semifinals on Friday.

Diamondbacks activate 3B Jake Lamb from disabled list


NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Lamb was reinstated from the disabled list Friday by the Arizona Diamondbacks, who hope the return of their All-Star third baseman will boost a struggling lineup.

Friday, May 18

European soccer weekend: What to watch in main competitions


There are cup finals in England and Germany, while the final rounds are played in the leagues in France, Italy and Spain where the titles have already been settled.

Honda, Kagawa named to Japan squad for Ghana friendly

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TOKYO (AP) — New Japan coach Akira Nishino named Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.

CT’s Annie Tomb sets her sights on Ohio State

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DAVIDSVILLE — Rifle is the opposite of most sports.

Nadal avenges Shapovalov defeat, Djokovic through


ROME (AP) — Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal methodically wore down Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 6-1 Thursday to reach the Italian Open's last eight and gain revenge over the Canadian teenager.

Thursday, May 17

Reyna helps Whitecaps to 2-2 draw with Earthquakes


VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Jordy Reyna had a goal and an assist to help the Vancouver Whitecaps rally for a 2-2 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday night.

Lady Mountaineers above all else at D5 meet

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LOYSBURG — The Berlin girls track and field team was seeking redemption Wednesday in the District 5 championship meet at Northern Bedford High School after finishing third a season ago.

Wednesday, May 16

Michigan State agrees to pay $500M to settle Nassar claims

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history,…

Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron, down Cavs 107-94

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BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics punched the Cavaliers first and never looked back in rolling to a Game 1 rout.

Student-athletes honored at DA awards banquet

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The 3rd Annual Daily American Sports Achievement Awards Banquet was held Tuesday at the Somerset Church of the Brethren.

Berlin beats NS to earn first WestPAC baseball title


The Berlin Brothersvalley baseball team made history Tuesday at Somerset Area High School with an 8-3 victory over North Star to claim its first WestPAC baseball championship in school history.

Tuesday, May 15

Finland tops US, Canada shuts out Germany at hockey worlds


HERNING, Denmark (AP) — Finland handed the United States its first defeat at the ice hockey world championship in a 6-2 thumping on Tuesday.

Japan expected to name World Cup squad on May 31


TOKYO (AP) — Japan is expected to name its 23-man squad for the World Cup on May 31, several days ahead of the June 4 deadline.

Local sports briefs for May 15

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WestPAC title games postponed by rain

The Latest: Oddsmaker sees opportunity, not threat in ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states (all times local):