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San Diego Padres shortstop Freddy Galvis, left, chases down Washington Nationals' Wilmer Difo during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in San Diego. Difo was out on the play. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Nationals-Padres: 4 things to watch for

The Washington Nationals host the San Diego Padres in a series slated to begin Monday at 7:05 p.m.

In games through Saturday for the Hagerstown Suns, outfielder Juan Soto was batting .389 (21-for-54) with five doubles, three triples and five homers with 24 RBIs. He had an OPS of 1.378. (Photo courtesy of John Slick, Hagerstown Suns) ** FILE **

Hot prospect Juan Soto promoted to Nationals

On Sunday morning, Juan Soto, the No. 2 prospect in the Washington Nationals’ farm system and No. 15 overall prospect in the minors, was promoted to the majors for the first time.

Gary Russell Jr., left, battles Joseph Diaz Jr. during the WBC featherweight title fight in Oxon Hill, Md., Saturday, May 19, 2018. Russell won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Gary Russell Jr. thrills, beats Joseph Diaz in unanimous decision

- The Washington Times

Gary Russell Jr. was disappointed. He wanted a knockout. But after having been inactive for nearly a year to the date, the Maryland native delivered an entertaining performance Saturday — earning a unanimous decision victory over Joseph Diaz Jr. at the MGM National Harbor in a fight televised by Showtime.

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) celebrates with defenseman Victor Hedman (77) after Palat scored against the Washington Capitals during the first period of Game 5 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Vasillevskiy shines late, Lightning hold off Capitals 3-2

- Associated Press

Cedric Paquette scored in the opening minute and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots to help the Tampa Bay Lightning hold off the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Saturday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final.

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Associated Press

The University of Kansas fired athletic director Sheahon Zenger on Monday, with Chancellor Douglas Girod noting "progress has been elusive" in some areas other than the storied Jayhawks men's basketball program.

Russia's doping capital gears up for World Cup

- Associated Press

Nestled on the edge of the forest outside the Russian city of Saransk is the home of one of the most successful doping programs in history.

ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018 AND THEREAFTER-Inmate Crystal French, 38, left, is comforted by cellmate Krystle Sweat, 32, at the Campbell County Jail in Jacksboro, Tenn., Tuesday, March 30, 2018, after French was denied parole the previous day. She won't be eligible again for another year. "I got to know the real me again instead of the addicted-to-drugs person. I'd like to be a productive citizen, not an OD statistic, end up dying on drugs," said French, whose two sons are being raised by her ex-husband. "I am a good person. I know I am. But I want to see that person again." (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A crisis intensifies: Addiction lands more women behind bars

- Associated Press

On opposite sides of the county jail, a mother and her son chat about school, girls, birthday gifts - and their future together. They aren't allowed to see each other face-to-face, so the inmate and the fifth-grader connect by video.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, centre, trains with teammates, at Anfield, in Liverpool, England, Monday May 21, 2018 ahead of the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Kiev on Saturday. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)

Can trains with Liverpool ahead of Champions League final

Associated Press

Emre Can trained with the rest of the Liverpool squad on Monday ahead the Champions League final against Real Madrid, raising hopes he could return to the team after more than two months out because of a back injury.

FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich sits in his box before the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge stadium in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Russian billionaire Abramovich runs into UK visa issues

- Associated Press

An associate of Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich confirmed Monday that the Russian billionaire's British visa has not been renewed. Abramovich was noticeably absent from the stands when Chelsea won England's FA Cup final at Wembley this weekend.

Belgium's head coach Roberto Martinez presents his squad for the 2018 Russia World Cup soccer during a media conference at the Belgian Football Center in Tubize, Belgium, on Monday, May 21, 2018. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Belgium goes to World Cup without Nainggolan

- Associated Press

Belgium left midfielder Radja Nainggolan out of its World Cup squad on Monday despite a standout season with Champions League semifinalist Roma.

Iran names initial squad for World Cup

- Associated Press

Jalal Hosseini and Vouria Ghaffouri have both been left off Iran's provisional 24-man squad for the World Cup.

Former Notre Dame home of Hesburgh, Rockne to be demolished

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One of the oldest buildings on the University of Notre Dame campus and one where late former school President Theodore Hesburgh and future football coach Knute Rockne once resided will be demolished next month.