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June 26, 2018
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June 26, 2018
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Update on the latest sports




Two aces face off in Philly


UNDATED (AP) – Aces Luis Severino and Jake Arrieta square off as the Yankees continue a series in Philadelphia. Severino has never faced the Phillies, and Arrieta is 3-1 in seven career starts against New York.


The Yankees won the series opener Monday in their first appearance at Citizens Bank Park since beating the Phillies in the 2009 World Series.


The Yankees improved to 14-14 against the Phillies, leaving the Los Angeles Dodgers as the only team they have a losing record (6-7) against in the regular season.


Elsewhere in the majors:


– The Mets take a seven-game skid into their home game against Pittsburgh, but at least they may get their most productive hitter back. Brandon Nimmo has a sore right pinkie after getting hit by a pitch Sunday, but an MRI showed no broken bones and he is day to day. He didn’t start Monday but entered as a pinch-runner in the eighth inning and stayed in the game to play left field. The Mets have also lost 14 of 15 at home and are 13-25 at Citi Field this season.


– Carlos Martinez has lost three straight decisions entering a tough test against Corey Kluber and the Indians. Martinez hasn’t won since May 2, and St. Louis has dropped his past five starts, a span in which he has a 7.06 ERA. Kluber pitched seven innings of one-hit ball in a 12-0 victory over the White Sox in his previous outing.




Finals to begin a day late


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The College World Series finals will get started a day late because of rainy weather in Omaha, Nebraska.


Monday night’s Game 1 of the best-of-three series between Arkansas and Oregon State was called off 90 minutes after the scheduled first pitch. It’s been rescheduled for Tuesday night, with Game 2 Wednesday and, if necessary, Game 3 on Thursday.


Arkansas will start Blaine Knight, who is 13-0, against Oregon State’s Luke Heimlich, who is 16-2.




Washington State football player had brain damage at suicide


PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – The family of the Washington State University football player who died of suicide in January said the 21-year-old quarterback had extensive brain damage that’s been linked to concussions from playing the sport.


Tyler Hilinski was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot wound and a suicide note on Jan. 16.


Mark and Kym Hilinski told NBC’s “Today” show on Tuesday that the Mayo Clinic did an autopsy of their son’s brain. The results indicated that he had the brain of a 65-year-old, with signs of extensive brain damage known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which has been found in hundreds of former NFL players.


The mother says she doesn’t think football killed her son but that she believes he probably got CTE from the sport.




AP sources: USF hires CFP exec Kelly as athletic director


UNDATED (AP) – Two people with knowledge of the decision say South Florida has hired Michael Kelly, the chief operating officer of the College Football Playoff, to be its new athletic director.


The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because a formal announcement was being finalized. The hire was first reported by college football reporter Brett McMurphy.


Kelly worked at USF, based in Tampa, Florida, as an associate athletic director from 2001 to 2002. He was part of the committees that worked to bring the Final Four and the Super Bowl to Tampa in the late 1990s and early 2000s.


Before coming to the College Football Playoff in 2012, Kelly was an associate commissioner at the Atlantic Coast Conference.


Kelly replaces Mark Harlan, who left USF to become AD at Utah.




Daly out of US Senior Open, says USGA won’t let him use cart


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – John Daly has withdrawn from the U.S. Senior Open, citing a deteriorating knee condition and blaming the USGA for not allowing him to use a golf cart.


The 52-year-old two-time major champion went on Twitter to say the USGA turned down his request to use a golf cart, which could have been allowed under rules that conform with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


The USGA responded, saying it offered Daly a chance to provide additional information about his condition. Daly said he never received such a request .


Golf carts generally are forbidden in tournament play. In 2001, Casey Martin , who suffers from a rare circulatory condition, successfully sued the PGA Tour to use a cart in a tournament.


Daly, who withdrew from a tournament last October after his knee collapsed, finished seventh at last week’s Champions Tour event.