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Yankees try to bounce back


UNDATED – The Yankees will try to shake off a 19-5 drubbing by Cleveland when they face the Indians again in the second of four games at Yankee Stadium. Cleveland clubbed seven home runs Thursday night, matching the most ever allowed in a game by the Yankees.


Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will start for New York against rookie right-hander Aaron Civale, who will make his fourth major league start.
Elsewhere in the majors Friday:


– Rangers left-hander Mike Minor has pitched 16 consecutive scoreless innings, including back-to-back 1-0 wins. The All-Star threw eight innings Sunday at Milwaukee, becoming the first pitcher to win consecutive road starts with one run of support since Tampa Bay’s Steve Trachsel in 2000, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Tonight Minor is at home to face the Minnesota Twins and Jake Odorizzi (oh-dah-REE’-zee), who has made 13 starts this season when he allowed no more than one earned run.


– The Dodgers will see how outfielder Kristopher Negron is feeling, a day after he scraped his nose and forehead when he did a face plant while trying to catch Lewis Brinson’s double in Miami. Concussion tests and X-rays were negative. The Dodgers begin a three-game series in Atlanta Friday night. The matchup of division leaders is a rematch of the 2018 NL Division Series won by the Dodgers. Atlanta right-hander Mike Soroka will make his first start against Los Angeles. Righty Kenta Maeda pitches for the Dodgers.




Canada beats Australia 90-70 in FIBA World Cup warmup game


PERTH, Australia (AP) – Canada never trailed and outscored Australia 23-13 in the final quarter for a 90-70 win over the home side in a FIBA World Cup warmup basketball game Friday.


The Canadians led 51-36 early in the third quarter but Australia rallied to draw level before the visitors dominated the final period for an easy win. The teams meet again on Saturday night at the same stadium in Perth.


Australia hosts USA Basketball in Melbourne on Aug. 22 and Aug. 24.


Canada goes into the World Cup without most of their NBA stars.


Australia plays Canada in their first game of the World Cup on Sept. 1 in China.




Earnhardt takes weekend off after plane crash near Bristol


ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) – Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after a plane they were on crash-landed Thursday near Bristol Motor Speedway.


The 44-year-old television analyst and retired NASCAR driver was taken to a hospital for evaluation after the crash in east Tennessee.


Earnhardt was with wife Amy, 15-month-old daughter Isla, a dog and two pilots.


Federal Aviation Administration officials said a Cessna Citation rolled off the end of a runway and caught fire after landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport Thursday afternoon.




Tennessee to sell alcoholic beverages at home football games


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee is the latest Southeastern Conference school to sell alcoholic beverages at upcoming home football games.


School officials say alcohol sales will begin with the second home game Sept. 7 game against Brigham Young.


Southeastern Conference chancellors and school presidents voted in May to give league members the option of selling beer and wine in public areas during sporting events. Tennessee joins Arkansas, LSU, Missouri, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt in providing alcohol at upcoming football games.


Beer will be sold throughout Neyland Stadium at concession stands and kiosks, excluding areas near the student section. Wine will be sold in the Tennessee Terrace and East and West Clubs.


A maximum of two alcoholic beverages may be purchased per transaction. Alcohol sales will end after the third quarter. Fans won’t be allowed to take alcoholic beverages out of the stadium.



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