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June 11, 2018
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Update on the latest in sports:




8 games in Major League Baseball


UNDATED (AP) – There are eight games in Major League Baseball this evening. It starts with Boston at Baltimore, beginning at 7:05 p.m.


Here are the other games:


Toronto at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.


San Francisco at Miami, 7:10 p.m.


Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.


Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.


San Diego at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.


Pittsburgh at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.


L.A. Angels at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.




Brewers get INF Brad Miller from Rays for 1B/OF Ji-Man Choi


MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired infielder Brad Miller and cash from the Tampa Bay Rays for first baseman/outfielder Ji-Man Choi.


The NL Central-leading Brewers made the deal Sunday and assigned Miller to Triple-A Colorado Springs. He was cut by Tampa Bay on Thursday.


The 28-year-old Miller was hitting .256 with five home runs and 21 RBIs in 48 games for the Rays. Mostly a shortstop, he has started at every position in the majors except catcher and pitcher.


Miller hit 30 home runs for the Rays in 2016, but dipped to just nine last year.


The 27-year-old Choi hit .233 with two homers and five RBIs in 12 games for Milwaukee.




Supreme Court won’t get involved in Wrigley Field dispute


WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court decision dismissing a lawsuit filed against the Chicago Cubs by the owners of rooftop clubs adjacent to Wrigley Field.


Skybox on Sheffield and Lakeview Baseball Club sued the Cubs in 2015, arguing in part that a right-field video board the team was adding would block their views of the ballpark and violate terms of a 2004 revenue-sharing agreement.


A federal judge dismissed the case. Judge Virginia Kendall said the board was allowed because the agreement allowed “any expansion of Wrigley Field approved by governmental authorities.”


A three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in September upheld the decision to dismiss the case. The Supreme Court declined today to hear the case, leaving the lower court decisions in place.




Nadal, Halep 1st pair of No. 1 French Open champs since 1992


PARIS (AP) – Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep held onto their No. 1 rankings with their French Open titles.


Nadal sits barely ahead of No. 2 Roger Federer in the ATP standings today. They would have switched places if the Spaniard had lost to Dominic Thiem (teem) in the final at Roland Garros.


Alexander Zverev is No. 3, Roland Garros semifinalist Juan Martin del Potro jumped two spots to No. 4, and Thiem rose one place to No. 7.


Marco Cecchinato made the biggest move, going up 45 spots to No. 27 by reaching the semifinals.


Halep, Caroline Wozniacki and Garbine Muguruza (GAHR’-been moo-gah-ROO’-thuh) remained the WTA’s top three, but French Open runner-up Sloane Stephens went from No. 10 to a career-high No. 4.


Last year’s champion in Paris, Jelena Ostapenko, dropped from No. 5 to No. 12 with a first-round exit.




FIFA’s Oceania VP wants free vote for 2026 WCup


MOSCOW (AP) – FIFA’s newest vice president says voters from the Oceania region should be free to make their own choice in Wednesday’s vote for the 2026 World Cup host.


The 11 voting federations from the South Pacific was one of six continental groups to meet North American and Morocco bid leaders Monday.


The candidate presentations began minutes after Lambert Maltock was picked as Oceania’s new president – giving him status as one of FIFA’s eight vice presidents.


Oceania is often viewed as a likely voting bloc in FIFA elections, though Maltock expects to issue no order ahead of the vote by up to 206 FIFA member federations.


The Vanuatu official says: “We prefer that each association will vote according to what he believes.”