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GB defense ready to deal with high expectations

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — As they chase their fourth consecutive NFC North title and first Super Bowl berth in more than a decade, the Green Bay Packers may rely on a different formula than usual. The trade of All-Pro receiver Davante Adams could force the Packers to lean more on a defense ...

In Brief: 4th CFL team stops practices

TORONTO (AP) — The Saskatchewan Roughriders became the fourth Canadian Football League team to cancel training-camp practices after the league and its players broke off negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. The Montreal Alouettes, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts ...

MLB Wrap: Astros hit 5 HRs in 2nd off Boston’s Eovaldi, win 13-4

BOSTON (AP) — Five Houston players homered off Boston's Nathan Eovaldi in the second inning, tying a major league record as the Astros beat the Red Sox 13-4 on Tuesday night. Yordan Alvarez, Kyle Tucker, Jeremy Pena, Michael Brantley and Yuli Gurriel all went deep for the Astros, who set a ...

Magic Moment: Orlando lands No. 1 pick

CHICAGO (AP) — The Orlando Magic won the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night and landed the No. 1 overall pick for the first time since they got Dwight Howard in 2004. It’s the fourth time lottery luck struck for the Magic, who won in back-to-back years in 1992 and 1993, taking Shaquille ...

Jokic’s MVP a win for hoops fans outside US

LONDON (AP) — Maybe it’s the cevapi, or the souvlaki, or the mbanga soup. Whatever it is, there’s no denying the tinge of international flavor when it comes to the NBA elite with Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic winning the league’s MVP award for a second straight season last ...

MLB Wrap: Severino shines as Yanks bash O’s to win 19th of 22 games

BALTIMORE (AP) — Luis Severino allowed one hit in six innings, and Jose Trevino became the first New York catcher with a home run this year when he hit a three-run drive in the fourth to lift the surging Yankees over the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 Monday night. Josh Donaldson and Anthony Rizzo ...