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Brown dazzles in MLB debut as Astros edge Rangers 1-0 – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] HOUSTON (AP) — Hunter Brown dazzled in his major league debut, scattering three hits across six impressive innings as the Houston Astros beat Texas 1-0 on Monday night to hand the Rangers their ninth straight defeat. The Astros scored against hard-luck loser Martín Pérez (10-6) with the help of an error in the second. But that one run was enough on a night when three relievers completed a three-hitter
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Wild MLB debut by Yankees’ Weissert; HBPs on 1st 2 pitches – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — From the very first pitch, it was pretty painful to watch the major league debut of New York Yankees reliever Greg Weissert. Painful for Oakland hitters, too. He plunked a batter with his first offering. Then he balked. Then he nailed a guy with his second pitch, prompting the A’s hitter to slam down his bat. Didn’t get much better from there, either, for the
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MLB umps crack down on blocking home – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] PHOENIX (AP) — The rough-and-tumble days of Pete Rose bowling over Ray Fosse at home plate of the 1970 All-Star Game are long gone. Most believe that’s a change for the better. “It’s not a football game,” D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said. “We’ve got to make sure guys stay safe.”Detroit Tigers' Javier Baez scores past Cleveland Guardians catcher Austin Hedges on a ball hit by Harold Castro, while home
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Mateo lifts Orioles past Boston in MLB Little League Classic – Winnipeg Free Press

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Jorge Mateo lined a bases-loaded double to left field in the eighth inning, driving in three runs and sparking the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night in front of hundreds of cheering Little League World Series players from around the world. Mateo kept the Orioles 2 1/2 games behind in the race for the final AL wild-card spot,
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No. 17 Pitt trying to prove 2021 wasn’t a one-time thing – Winnipeg Free Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett is next door, flinging footballs for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jordan Addison is in Southern California, lured away by the chance to play in a bigger market with all the bells and whistles (and endorsement opportunities, apparently) that come with it. The Pittsburgh teammates they left behind insist they are cheering for both, and eager to prove last year’s breakout season — when Pickett mounted an
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Watkins Family Hour captures spirit of variety shows – Winnipeg Free Press

“Vol. II,” Watkins Family Hour (Family Hour Records) Tom Petty’s pianist plays “Tennessee Waltz,” an Ernest Tubb classic rides a Bo Diddley beat, and a deep cut by the ’60s band the Zombies becomes a Disney-style lullaby. The latest album from Watkins Family Hour lasts just 39 minutes, but that’s not to say it falls short. Like its 2015 predecessor, “Vol. II” captures the adventurous spirit of the musical variety
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Opposition parties take aim at Nova Scotia premier over health-care ‘crisis’ – Winnipeg Free Press

HALIFAX – The two main opposition parties in Nova Scotia are slamming Premier Tim Houston’s record on health care after his first year in power. The Liberals and New Democrats both issued statements today saying the governing Progressive Conservatives have not done enough to address doctor shortages, surgery delays and recurring emergency room closures. Liberal Leader Zach Churchill says the state of the health-care system has reached a crisis with
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Musk tweet joking about buying Manchester United causes stir – Winnipeg Free Press

LONDON (AP) — Elon Musk caused a stir by tweeting that he was buying the English soccer team Manchester United — whose current owners are opposed by many fans — then saying several hours later that it was a joke. It comes as the billionaire Tesla CEO faces a legal battle in the U.S. after backing out of a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion. He is a prolific
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EU to host Serbia-Kosovo talks in Brussels amid tensions – Winnipeg Free Press

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Wartime rivals Serbia and Kosovo are holding high-level crisis talks on Thursday which the European Union mediators hope will de-escalate growing tensions in the Balkans where Russia has been trying to further increase its influence amid the war in Ukraine. Hopes that the rare face-to-face meeting between Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti, to be held in Brussels, could produce a major
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Atlanta Braves, Michael Harris II agree to 8-year, $72 million extension

The Atlanta Braves made another move Tuesday night to lock up their young core long term, agreeing to an eight-year, $72 million extension with outfielder Michael Harris II.The deal for 21-year-old Harris runs through the 2030 season and includes team options for 2031 ($15 million) and 2032 ($20M).Harris was the team's top prospect entering the season, leading to a major league call-up in late May. The youngest player in the