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Royal wedding breaks old molds

WINDSOR, England — The son of British royalty and the daughter of middle-class Americans wed Saturday in a service that reflected Prince Harry’s royal heritage, Meghan Markle’s biracial roots and the pair’s shared commitment to putting a more diverse, modern face on the ...

Manziel begins football comeback by joining June Jones’ CFL team

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Johnny Football is huddling up again for a long-awaited comeback — in Canada. Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel signed a two-year contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on Saturday, looking to salvage his football career after a ...

Cavs thump Celtics, cut deficit to 2-1

CLEVELAND — Before taking the floor, LeBron James stood in the hallway with his teammates outside Cleveland’s locker room and pounded his chest with both hands. The Celtics got thumped next. James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cavaliers looked like a ...

Justify keeps Triple Crown hopes alive

BALTIMORE — Justify rounded the final turn and hit the top of the stretch winded but with the lead. The roar from the crowd was delayed, hushed by the thick fog that enveloped the track. When Justify emerged from the haze in view of the grandstand, trainer Bob Baffert could see jockey Mike ...

Texas students who supported Parkland endure own shooting

SANTA FE, Texas — Only weeks ago, a dozen students from Santa Fe High School in Texas offered support for survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting by participating in a nationwide walkout seeking stricter gun control. On Friday, it was Parkland students who declared their solidarity ...

Vegas takes 3-1 lead

LAS VEGAS — The Vegas Golden Knights were a 500-to-1 long shot to win the Stanley Cup before the NHL season began in October. Their surprisingly successful inaugural season is still rolling along, and they’re one win from a berth to the Stanley Cup Final. Reilly Smith scored on a ...

Morton remains unbeaten as Astros knock off Indians

HOUSTON (AP) — Charlie Morton doesn’t think he’s pitched that well this season. After another strong outing Friday, that’s hard to believe. Morton pitched seven solid innings, Tony Kemp had a tiebreaking RBI double in the seventh and the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 4-1 ...

DeGrom strikes out 13 in win

NEW YORK — Healthy, fresh and on top of his game, Jacob deGrom simply overpowered an Arizona Diamondbacks lineup that’s been scuffling all month. The right-hander matched a career high with 13 strikeouts, Michael Conforto went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and the New York Mets beat the ...

James, Cavaliers confident trailing Celtics 2-0

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — They’ve survived amid turmoil for months, their season morphing into the NBA’s most compelling reality show — or, as some have called it, spectacle. The must-watch Cleveland Cavaliers have been hardened by the nonstop drama around them. So it’s not a surprise ...

‘Thank the Party!’ China tries to brainwash Muslims in camps

The Associated Press ALMATY, Kazakhstan — Day after day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China’s new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling Communist Party. When Bekali, a Kazakh ...

Clocks may go cuckoo with power grid change

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Running late for work or just miss that bus? You could have a good excuse: Your electric clock might be running a bit cuckoo. Because of a change in federal energy regulations, some scientists say your trusty, older plug-in clock may be losing or gaining ...

Lightning even series vs. Capitals

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Jon Cooper’s Tampa Bay Lightning won Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final despite going the equivalent of more than a period without a shot on goal. They won despite falling behind about 4 1/2 minutes into the game. They won despite being called for ...

Maeda stellar in win

The Associated Press MIAMI — For one afternoon, finally, the Dodgers were better than last. Justin Turner tied a career high with five RBIs and Kenta Maeda pitched eight innings Thursday to help Los Angeles beat the Marlins 7-0 and end a streak of six consecutive losses, all against ...

Rays score late to defeat Angels

The Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — C.J. Cron and Tyler Skaggs became fast friends while spending years together with the Los Angeles Angels. They chirped at each other through texts before Cron arrived at Angel Stadium for his first visit since joining the Tampa Bay Rays. Cron got the ...

Browns, with No. 1 pick Mayfield, will appear on ‘Hard Knocks’

The Associated Press CLEVELAND— Ready or not, the Cleveland Browns are getting their close-up. Coming off a historic, dismal 0-16 season, the Browns have been chosen to appear on HBO’s popular “Hard Knocks” series that gives NFL fans a behind-the-scenes look at training camp. The ...

Unapologetic Trump Jr.: Not troubled that I met with Russian

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Questioned intently by a Senate committee, President Donald Trump’s son struck a firmly unapologetic tone, deflected many queries and said he didn’t think there was anything wrong with meeting a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in hopes of election-season ...

Michigan State to pay $500 million settlement

The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — 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, officials announced Wednesday. The deal ...

Dodgers’ skid reaches six games

The Associated Press MIAMI — The Miami Marlins pulled even with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the standings Wednesday, which shows how sour the season has gone for the defending National League champions. Los Angeles erased a four-run deficit and still endured its sixth loss in a row when ...

Rockets even series

The Associated Press HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets were the best team in the NBA in the regular season. They played like it Wednesday, using a balanced scoring attack to rout the Golden State Warriors 127-105 and even the Western Conference finals at one game apiece. James Harden and Eric ...