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Osuna gets a second chance.


LOS ANGELES (AP) – Roberto Osuna is getting a second chance with the Houston Astros.


They also made it clear they won’t give him another one.


The All-Star closer met his new Astros teammates Sunday and addressed the club for 10 minutes in a closed-door meeting after completing a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.


Osuna was arrested and charged with assaulting his girlfriend May 8 in Toronto.


Here’s what’s happening in Major League Baseball today:


Cincinnati at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.


Minnesota at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m.


St. Louis at Miami, 7:10 p.m.


Seattle at Texas, 8:05 p.m.


N.Y. Yankees at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.


Chicago Cubs at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m.


Pittsburgh at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.


Philadelphia at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.


Detroit at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m.


Houston at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.




Bills take low-risk gamble in acquiring Coleman from Browns


PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) – Bills general manager Brandon Beane describes the trade to acquire receiver Corey Coleman from Cleveland as a low-risk gamble in a bid to address an unsettled position in Buffalo.


Beane says he’s aware of Coleman’s struggles during his two seasons in Cleveland and hopes the former first-round draft pick takes advantage of a fresh start in Buffalo. Beane spoke this morning, less than 12 hours after Buffalo gave up a seventh round-pick in the 2020 draft to acquire the speedy but injury-prone receiver.


Coleman was traveling to the Bills’ training camp facility and must still pass a physical. He’s expected to make his practice debut Tuesday, though it’s uncertain whether he’ll play in Buffalo’s preseason opener against Carolina on Thursday.




Ohio State says outside firm will investigate Urban Meyer.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State says it will rely on an outside law firm to investigate what coach Urban Meyer knew and did about domestic abuse accusations against a former assistant, a process expected to be completed within two weeks.


Meyer says he followed protocol when informed of a 2015 abuse allegation against assistant Zach Smith.




William & Mary’s football coach to retire after 39th season


WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – William & Mary says football coach Jimmye Laycock will retire after his 39th season.


The school says Laycock told the team of his plans Sunday night, on the eve of practice.


The 70-year-old Laycock has guided the Tribe to 245 victories, five conference titles and 10 appearances in the NCAA playoffs. William & Mary twice reached the semifinals, in 2004 and 2009, and his overall record is a 245-189-2.


William & Mary Athletic Director Samantha K. Huge says Laycock has had “such a monumental impact on a university.” The school named its football operations center for him in 2008.




US beats Philippines 12-0 at softball world championships


NARITA, Japan (AP) – Haylie McCleney hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning and the United States beat the Philippines 12-0 today to improve to 5-0 at the women’s softball world championship, a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


McCleney’s shot to left center completed the scoring for the defending champions. The game was called on the mercy rule when the Philippines failed to score in the bottom of the fourth.


Danielle O’Toole picked up the win after striking out five and giving up just two hits and one walk over four innings.


Puerto Rico also improved to 5-0 in Group A with a 9-0 win over Mexico.


The winner of the tournament will be awarded an Olympic berth. If Japan wins, the second-place finisher will be granted the Olympic spot because Japan has an automatic berth as host.




Election violence in Zimbabwe didn’t faze tennis teens


HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – Deadly violence following a disputed election in Zimbabwe hasn’t chased junior tennis players away from an International Tennis Federation tournament just a few miles away.

Today, the teens from countries such as the United States, Denmark, South Africa and Thailand are still dueling at the Harare Sports Club, days after international election monitors went home and troops and riot police left downtown Harare.


Zimbabwean soldiers had opened fire on rioters, protesters and bystanders after the election.



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