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Number of Americans fully vaccinated tops 100 million

DALLAS (AP) — Disneyland reopened on Friday and cruise lines welcomed the news that they could be sailing again in the U.S. by midsummer, as the number of Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 reached another milestone: 100 million. Visitors cheered and screamed with delight as the ...

Family affair: Surtain, Samuel could go early in NFL draft

By The Associated Press undefined Alabama's Patrick Surtain II, Florida State's Asante Samuel Jr. and Jaycee Horn of South Carolina are three of the top cornerbacks in this year's NFL draft. If their names sound familiar, well, they should. Surtain is the son of a standout cornerback with ...

Kentucky Derby is family affair for Asmussens and O’Neills

By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Steve Asmussen grew up in a barn in dusty Laredo, Texas. He and older brother Cash were the help in their parents' Ma-and-Pa stable. Nearly 4,000 miles away, Patrick O'Neill watched from Hawaii as his Uncle Doug made his way up the ...

LEADING OFF: Harper healing after fastball to face

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ HEADS UP Phillies star Bryce Harper says he's feeling fine after being hit in the face by a 96.9 mph fastball Wednesday. Harper was drilled in the left cheek by Cardinals left-hander Génesis Cabrera's ...

Vázquez helps Red Sox beat deGrom, slumping Mets 1-0

By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom doesn't give up much on the mound. Fortunately for his opponents, sometimes it doesn't take a whole lot to beat him, either. Christian Vázquez hit an early RBI double, producing the only run required for the Boston Red Sox ...

Braves hit 5 homers, pound Hendricks, Cubs 10-0

By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Marcell Ozuna homered in a four-run first inning, Huascar Ynoa pitched 5 1/3 strong innings and the Atlanta Braves went deep five times to beat the Chicago Cubs 10-0 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. Ynoa added his first ...

LEADING OFF: Braves try to do better with bats, Burnes tough

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ HOW BOUT A HIT? Limited to a total of one hit in an entire doubleheader, Freddie Freeman and the Braves try to do better with the bats when they begin a set against the Cubs. Freeman got Atlanta's ...

Curry sets NBA record for 3-pointers in a month with 85

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Greeted by more "M-V-P!" chants, Stephen Curry dazzled again in one of the most dominant stretches of his career. Curry scored 37 points and set an NBA record for 3-pointers in a month at 85, leading the Golden State Warriors past the ...

Keselowski claims 6th win at Talladega with overtime pass

By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Brad Keselowski made exactly the right final move this time, winning again at Talladega Superspeedway and demonstrating a painful lesson well learned. Keselowski's overtime victory made him the ninth driver to win through 10 NASCAR Cup ...

Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman team to win Zurich Classic

By The Associated Press undefined AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman outlasted Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel to win the Zurich Classic in a playoff that capped a tight and tense final round Sunday. Smith and Leishman won with a par on their second trip up the par-5 ...