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Washington Nationals closing pitcher Paolo Espino, right, celebrates with catcher Alex Avila, left, after the Nationals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in a baseball game, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

Nationals top Phillies in epic slugfest

- The Washington Times

There was Kyle Schwarber’s three-run homer and Josh Bell’s grand slam. There was Travis Jankowski’s three-run homer and Andrew McCutchen’s grand slam. Never in the history of baseball has a game included those hits from both teams, according to Jeremy Frank, an MLB statistician. But the deciding blow came from Starlin Castro’s two-run, game-winning single in the top of the ninth of the Nationals’ 13-12 win over the Phillies.

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer, right, waits to be checked for foreign substances near home plate umpire Tim Timmons after the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Check, mate: Miffed Max stares down Girardi, Nats top Phils

- Associated Press

Max Scherzer threw his glove and hat to the grass, then stared down Phillies manager Joe Girardi after getting checked for a third time by umpires for sticky stuff as the Washington Nationals beat Philadelphia 3-2 Tuesday night.

People against the July opening of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, gather to protest around the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building during a demonstration Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Tokyo Olympics bans alcohol at events

- The Washington Times

Olympics organizers said Wednesday they will ban alcohol at the Summer Games in Tokyo, delivering the latest check on an event that’s usually marked by crowds and celebrations.

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Olympic boxer Fuchs determined to win her fight against OCD

- Associated Press

Fuchs is fighting inside and outside the ring these days, both for a gold medal and for mental health awareness. She is determined to speak openly and frankly about the obsessive compulsive disorder she tried to hide for many years.

Louis Oosthuizen, of South Africa, gets ready for his tee shot during the third round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) **FILE**

Top-heavy field for Olympic golf still missing some stars

- Associated Press

Four of the top 10 men in the world golf ranking are not going to Japan for the Olympics, only one of them by choice. The 60-man field was set Tuesday based on the world ranking with a half-dozen late withdrawals, a list that included U.S. Open runner-up Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa, Tyrrell Hatton of England and Sergio Garcia of Spain.