MLB notebook: Yanks’ Stanton nears return

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Sunday that Giancarlo Stanton will return from the injured list and play on Tuesday. Boone added that newly acquired slugger Edwin Encarnacion will be active Monday night when the Yankees host the Tampa Bay Rays. Encarnacion, acquired from the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night, is leading the American…

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Lloyd leads dominant U.S. past Chile into last 16

PARIS (Reuters) – Veteran striker Carli Lloyd scored twice as the United States beat Chile 3-0 on Sunday, sending the current holders into the last 16 at the Women’s World Cup despite some remarkable resistance from the opposition goalkeeper Christiane Endler. Lloyd, one of the biggest names in the women’s game, became the first player…

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Raptors’ Nurse poised to coach Team Canada

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse is seeking another title with another team. Just days after the Raptors won the NBA championship in six games over the Golden State Warriors, Nurse said Sunday a deal was “just about done” to make him the coach of the Canadian national team. “I’m getting ready to take another situation…

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