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Racing museum's Foal Patrol project reaches 1 million views
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame says its Foal Patrol project has been such a success it will keep it going for a second season. The project is a collection of live web cameras with real-time streams of in-foal mares during their pregnancies. Launched last December, it was aimed at attracting new fans to thoroughbred racing by offering enthusiasts a rare look behind the scenes.
Murphy's two-run single lifts Nationals past Phillies
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jefry Rodriguez delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Washington. WASHINGTON (AP) - Daniel Murphy's two-run single drove in the tying and go-ahead runs in the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals rallied past the Philadelphia Phillies 8-6 on Sunday night to salvage the finale of the three-game series.
Hanley Ramirez not under federal investigation, calls reporting 'reckless'
Hanley Ramirez, shown hitting for the Red Sox in May, was released by the team on June 1. The agent of former Boston Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez called out the reckless reporting of his client's alleged link to a drug bust in Massachusetts. Boston-based reporter Michele McPhee said on Twitter on Friday that Ramirez was being eyed in an ongoing investigation by state and federal authorities.
Allen ekes out hurdles win over Holloway
Devon Allen beat collegiate champion Grant Holloway by two-thousandths of a second to win the 110m hurdles, and world indoor champion Sandi Morris took women's pole vault honors at the weather-hit US championships in Iowa on Sunday. It came down to a race off the last hurdle and I came out on top, Allen told reporters. World record holder Aries Merritt finished fourth in 13.52, just behind Jarret Eaton (13.51) in a race run into a head wind.
Party crasher adds an unexpected twist to Josef Newgarden's victory lane celebration
CLOSE Reigning IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden led all but two laps in winning at Road America and scored his third victory of the season. ELKHART LAKE, Wis. - Victory lane is chaotic by nature. He reluctantly gave it to her, she shook it several times and then tried with little success to douse him with what was left. You just got to expect the unexpected in victory lane is what I would say. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is part of the USA TODAY Network.
Coyotes acquire defenseman Robbie Russo from Red Wings
The Arizona Coyotes acquired defenseman Robbie Russo from the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday for a conditional seventh-round pick next year. The 25-year-old former Notre Dame player had nine goals, 23 assists and 81 penalty minutes in 75 games last season for Grand Rapids in the American Hockey League. He had two penalty minutes in 19 games for Detroit in 2016-17.
Spieth may add event to schedule ahead of Open defense
Jordan Spieth took a three-week break from the Tour before winning last year's British Open but the American said on Sunday he might tweak that formula for his title defense by adding another event to his schedule. Spieth said the extended break before last year's win at Royal Birkdale had not left him undercooked. The three-times major winner said his putting had come good after some recent struggles though his swing alignment needed some work.
Week 13 fantasy baseball chat: Monday, 11 a.m. ET
Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez walks off the field with manager Aaron Boone and trainer as he leaves Sunday's game with an groin injury. We're approaching the midpoint of the regular season and fantasy owners have a pretty good idea of their teams' strengths and weaknesses. From Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez to a host of closers, this past week has been a rough one.
NASCAR notebook: Elliott learning to love road-course racing
Chase Elliott made a major move in Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. No, Elliott didn't win the race, but his fourth-place finish was a career best in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in five starts on road courses. In the final stage, however, he overcame the disadvantaged track position to run fourth behind the three strongest cars in the race. More than anything, Elliott has begun to enjoy road-course racing.
Rays' Unorthodox Rotation Stymies Yankees and Completes a Sweep
These courtesy calls are necessary because the Rays again are challenging convention, this time on what it means to be a starting pitcher. The series in Tampa highlighted the virtues of the Rays' approach to their pitching staff - and exposed its shortcomings. The Rays have created a glossary in defining how they use their rotation. He hung a curveball that Stanton lined over the left-field wall to tie the score at 6-6 in the eighth.
Mets Start a Reliever and Dodgers Have a Blast, Hitting Seven Homers
Sunday's onslaught by the Dodgers marked only the third time in franchise history that the Mets had allowed seven home runs in a game. Blevins did retire the next six hitters but the Dodgers would hit five more home runs off various other Mets pitchers as the game progressed. The Mets appeared more comfortable with using Flexen as an emergency reliever rather than have him be the emergency starter on Sunday instead of Blevins.
Quigley scores 20; Sky snap 6-game skid, 97-88 over Mercury
Allie Quigley scored 20 points and hit a key basket late to help the Chicago Sky put away the Phoenix Mercury 97-88 on Sunday night. Courtney Vandersloot grabbed the rebound off her own missed runner and passed out to Quigley, whose 3-pointer made it 94-82 with 52.3 seconds left. Vandersloot finished with 14 points and 12 assists for Chicago (4-9), which ended a six-game slide.
Sun snap 4-game skid, beat Fever 87-78
Rachel Banham scored 20 points and the Connecticut Sun snapped a four-game losing streak with an 87-78 win over the Indiana Fever on Sunday. Brionna Jones added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun (8-5), whose four-game skid came after a 7-1 start to the season. The Sun kept the lead in double digits until the Fever cut it to nine on Kelsey Mitchell's 3-pointer in the final seconds.
Bubba Watson rallies to win in Connecticut
Bubba Watson overcame a six-stroke deficit to win his third Travelers Championship title, shooting a 7-under 63 on Sunday for a three-stroke victory at TPC River Highlands. Watson became the first three-time winner on the PGA Tour this season, and pulled within one of Billy Casper's tournament record of four victories. Watson also came from six back to win the 2010 event for his first tour title, and beat Casey in a playoff in 2015.
Dietrich homers for 3rd game in row, Marlins top Rockies 8-5
DENVER (AP) - Derek Dietrich homered for the third straight game and tied a career high with four hits, leading the Miami Marlins over the Colorado Rockies 8-5 on Sunday. Dietrich, who hit.419 on the nine-game road trip, led off the second with a home run, his 11th. Rockies: RHP Scott Oberg and LHP Mike Dunn came out of Saturday's rehab assignments in good shape, manager Bud Black said.
Robert Wickens laments another IndyCar incident with Alexander Rossi
CLOSE Reigning IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden led all but two laps in winning at Road America and scored his third victory of the season. There's always a common denominator with these incidents, and it's always Alexander Rossi. Unlike Sato, Wickens said he doesn't plan to talk to Rossi about the incident or even hold it against him. That seems as far as Wickens will go in holding a grudge against Rossi.
Morales homers in 10th as Blue Jays top Angels 7-6
Morales hit a two-out drive to right off Hansel Robles for his eighth homer. Robles (2-3) was making his Angels debut after he was claimed off waivers from the New York Mets. Curtis Granderson, Aledmys Diaz and Devon Travis also homered for Toronto, which split the four-game series after dropping the first two. Diaz had two hits and scored three times. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Martin Truex Jr. surges into championship picture with deft pit-stop fake-out
CLOSE USA TODAY Sports sat down with 2017 NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr to discuss his emotions after winning the title. Martin Truex Jr won at Sonoma after crew chief Cole Pearn out-smarted Kevin Harvick's team. He and his Furniture Row Racing teammates put a whipping on Harvick in a race either team could have won. The big move came in the final stage as Truex, Harvick and Clint Bowyer, Harvick's teammate, battled at the front.
Atlanta United ties Portland Timbers 1-1
Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri (8) is defended by Atlanta United defender Jeff Larentowicz (18) in the second half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Atlanta, Ga. ATLANTA (AP) - Julian Gressel tied it in the 56th minute and Atlanta United held on for a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Sunday. A loose ball deflection off defender Larrys Mabiala bounced into Gressel's path and he pounced on it with a right-footed volley.
LEADING OFF: Jackson set to play for 13th team, Sanchez hurt
Edwin Jackson is set to play for his 13th team in the majors, matching the most by any big leaguer. Jackson and Dotel, who finished up in 2013, were teammates just once in their overlapping careers. Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is likely headed to the disabled after pulling up while running out a double-play grounder Sunday at Tampa Bay. Manager Aaron Boone said Sanchez hurt his right groin/hip abductor and it's probably going to be a DL situation.

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