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Oakland Athletics pitcher Fernando Rodney walks toward the dugout after being removed during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Nationals call up veteran reliever Rodney, 42

The Washington Nationals plan to promote veteran right-handed reliever Fernando Rodney, 42, from Triple-A Fresno in time for the series opener Tuesday at Miami.

NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks, reacts as he accepts the most valuable player award at the NBA Awards on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) ** FILE **

Teary-eyed Antetokounmpo wins NBA MVP honors

- Associated Press

The Milwaukee Bucks won big at the NBA Awards. A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuable Player honors, Mike Budenholzer won Coach of the Year, and Jon Horst took Executive of the Year on Monday night in Santa Monica.

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Athletic trainers: Coaches still influence health decisions

- Associated Press

More than one-third of college athletic trainers say coaches influence the hiring and firing of their schools' sports-medicine staffs, a finding that counters an NCAA-recommended protocol urging medical staff to make decisions about athlete health independent of coaches and administrators.

Cincinnati Reds' Yasiel Puig, right, has words with home plate umpire Kerwin Danley after being thrown out of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels during the sixth inning in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

La Stella's inside-the-park HR powers Angels past Reds, 5-1

- Associated Press

Although the Cincinnati Reds didn't commit an actual error, they made a prolific number of boneheaded plays at Angel Stadium - losing fly balls in center, losing their way on the basepaths, possibly losing track of the outs, even losing their cool over balls and strikes.

New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in New York. With the home run, the Yankees broke a record in the majors for consecutive games with a home run. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Yankees hit 4 homers to extend streak, beat Blue Jays 4-3

- Associated Press

DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge hit back-to-back homers to begin the bottom of the first inning, giving the Yankees a major league-record 28 straight games with a long ball, and New York held off the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Tuesday night.

Aces edge Storm 60-56

Associated Press

Liz Cambage had 14 points and 13 rebounds, A'ja Wilson added 12 points, eight boards and three blocks, and the Las Vegas Aces used a closing 7-1 run to beat the short-handed Seattle Storm 60-56 on Tuesday night.

Aces close on 7-1 run, beat short-handed Storm 60-56

Associated Press

Liz Cambage had 14 points and 13 rebounds, A'ja Wilson added 12 points, eight boards and three blocks, and the Las Vegas Aces used a closing 7-1 run to beat the short-handed Seattle Storm 60-56 on Tuesday night.

Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Gurriel, Cole help Astros to 5-1 win over Pirates

- Associated Press

Houston's Gerrit Cole tried not to think too much about what it would be like to face his former team leading up to Tuesday night's meeting with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Representatives of the the Stonewall Inn and the New York Yankees, including pitcher CC Sabathia, third from left; relief pitcher Dellin Betances, second from right; assistant general manager Jean Afterman, center; and general manager Brian Cashman, right, honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Uprising after the Yankees unveiled a plaque in Monument Park before a baseball game Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in New York. Stonewall witness Tree Sequoia, second from left, and Stonewall owner co-owner Kurt Kelly, third from right, in front of Betances, joined the group. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Yankees add Stonewall Inn plaque to famed Monument Park

- Associated Press

A plaque behind the center field fence at Yankee Stadium was dedicated Tuesday night to commemorate the Stonewall Inn uprising 50 years ago, which sparked a pivotal rebellion in the LGBTQ rights movement.