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Trial for US basketball star begins in Moscow-area court

Trial for US basketball star begins in Moscow-area court

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner is set to go on trial in a Moscow-area court Friday, about 4 1/2 months after she was arrested on cannabis possession charges at an airport while traveling to play for a Russian team.
Justin Turner hits 2 HRs, Dodgers beat Padres 3-1

Justin Turner hits 2 HRs, Dodgers beat Padres 3-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner homered twice, including a go-ahead two-run shot in the seventh inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series between the NL West’s top teams.
Booker secures $224M, four-year extension from Suns

Booker secures $224M, four-year extension from Suns

Devin Booker helped Phoenix to the NBA Finals in 2021, then played a huge role in helping the Suns to the league’s best record this past season. They can’t wait to see what he does next.
Grizzlies, All-Star Ja Morant agree to 5-year supermax deal

Grizzlies, All-Star Ja Morant agree to 5-year supermax deal

The Memphis Grizzlies are making sure All-Star point guard Ja Morant is going nowhere anytime soon. Morant agreed to a five-year supermax rookie extension Friday.

Towns agrees with Timberwolves on $224 million extension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns is under contract for six more years, after agreeing to an extension Friday to remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Scoreboard for Thursday, June 30, 2022

THURSDAY'S GAMES CFL B.C. 34 Ottawa 31 --- MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland 5 Minnesota 3 Houston 2 N.Y.
5 players, $1.1 billion: NBA free agency starts with a bang

5 players, $1.1 billion: NBA free agency starts with a bang

The NBA generated more basketball-related income than ever this past season, the total number coming up just short of $9 billion. Business is good. The first night of free agency underscored how good.
Wisdom's slam, 6 RBIs lift Cubs over Reds 15-7

Wisdom's slam, 6 RBIs lift Cubs over Reds 15-7

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Wisdom hit a grand slam and a solo homer en route to a career-high six RBIs, rookie Christopher Morel had a career-high five hits and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 15-7 Thursday night.
Lions still unbeaten after beating Redblacks 34-31

Lions still unbeaten after beating Redblacks 34-31

OTTAWA — Nathan Rourke showed why everyone is talking about him with an impressive outing in the B.C. Lions’ 34-31 win over the Ottawa Redblacks on Thursday night.
Bregman helps Astros sink Yankees again, 2-1

Bregman helps Astros sink Yankees again, 2-1

HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman hit a two-run double early and the Houston Astros held on for a 2-1 win over the New York Yankees on Thursday night. Thursday’s game completes a stretch for the Astros of nine straight games against New York teams.