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MLB-ASTROS-VERLANDER SURGERY

Astros’ Verlander to have elbow surgery, miss rest of season

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season.

The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner announced the news Saturday on his Instagram account in a 1½-minute video. He said he felt something in his elbow during a recent simulated game, consulted with doctors and determined that the surgery would be the best option.

Verlander has been on the injured list with a right forearm strain.

He threw to hitters on Wednesday for the first time

The Latest: Matsuyama still in contention at U.S. Open

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest from the third round of the U.S. Open, golf’s second major of the year (all times local):

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Hideki Matsuyama had a wild ride in his third round, yet still finds himself in contention at the U.S. Open.

Matsuyama did not have a par on his card through his first seven holes at Winged Foot and had a double bogey on the par-4 seventh that included a shank out of the thick rough.

He still managed to get around in even-par 70 to remain even in the tournament, just four shots behind leader Matthew Wolff when he completed the round.

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Danny Lee

Update on the latest sports

MLB-ASTROS-VERLANDER SURGERY

Astros’ Verlander to have elbow surgery, miss rest of season

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season.

The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner announced the news Saturday on his Instagram account in a 1½-minute video. He said he felt something in his elbow during a recent simulated game, consulted with doctors and determined that the surgery would be the best option.

Verlander has been on the injured list with a right forearm strain.

He threw to hitters on Wednesday for the first time

The Latest: Noren shoots 67 early in 3rd round at US Open

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest from the third round of the U.S. Open, golf’s second major of the year (all times local):

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2:05 p.m.

Alex Noren showed the leaders that low scores can be had at Winged Foot in the third round of the U.S. Open.

Teeing off early, the Swedish golfer shot a 3-under 67 to reach 3 over for the tournament.

Noren nearly drove the green at the 332-yard sixth hole for a birdie and had three more birdies to offset a bogey on No. 8. He shot 72-74 the first two rounds and is seven shots behind leader Patrick Reed.

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The leaders at the U.S. Open are

Pogacar crushes Roglic to seal Tour de France title

LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France (AP) — In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic in the last stage Saturday before the finish in Paris, all but guaranteeing that he’ll win the title at cycling’s greatest race.

Set, at one day shy of 22, to become the youngest post-World War II champion, Pogacar flew on the penultimate stage, an uphill time trial, devouring the 57-second lead that had made Roglic look impregnable before the showdown.

Also amazing: This is Pogacar’s first Tour.

In the end, it wasn’t even close. Pogacar was

Pogacar crushes Roglic to take grip on Tour de France title

LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France (AP) — In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed his fellow Slovenian, Primoz Roglic, in the last stage Saturday before the finish in Paris.

The win all but guarantees that he’ll become the youngest post-World War II winner of cycling’s showcase race.

“Unbelievable, unbelievable,” the 21-year-old Pogacar said after Roglic labored to the finish, no longer in the race lead.

Pogacar not only secured the yellow jersey in the time trial, he won the stage too. Roglic, who had started with a 57 second lead over Pogacar, could manage

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NHL-STANLEY CUP FINAL

Stars and Lightning meet in Game 1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Two of the southernmost teams in the NHL are meeting in the Stanley Cup Final far from home in Canada. The Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning open their series tonight in the bubble in Edmonton, Alberta. The Stars are in the final for the first time since 2000. The Lightning eliminated the Islanders in six games in the Eastern Conference final to join them. They last got to this point in 2015.

NBA PLAYOFFS

Miami takes 2-0 lead into Game 3 vs Celtics

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Miami takes a 2-0 lead into

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NBA PLAYOFFS-LAKERS/NUGGETS

Lakers take opener vs. Nuggets

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers finally figured out how to win a series opener.

Showcasing their deadly transition game, Anthony Davis and LeBron James each had double-doubles as the Lakers humbled the Nuggets, 126-114. Davis had 37 points and 10 rebounds, while James added 15 points and 12 assists.

Denver led by two before the Lakers opened the second quarter with a 17-1 run. An 11-2 burst in the third blew it open at 92-71.

Los Angeles had dropped series openers to Portland and Houston before sweeping the