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Cubs widen lead over Brewers...Yankees' celebration costs rookie star part of a tooth...Ledecky returns to top rung



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UNDATED (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have opened a 1 ½-game lead over Milwaukee in the NL Central by winning for the 11th time in 13 games. Kyle Schwarber was 3-for-4 with two home runs, a run-scoring triple and four RBIs as the Cubs doubled up the White Sox, 6-3. The Brewers lost for the ninth time in 11 games as Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman each hit two of the Washington Nationals' team-record-tying eight home runs in a 15-2 romp.

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees rookie star Aaron Judge lost part of a tooth while celebrating his team's victory over the Tampa Bay Rays last night. It happened when a helmet he was holding was inadvertently hit upward by a teammate during the celebration. New York pulled out a 6-5 win on Brett Gardner's home run in the bottom of the 11th inning, putting them within a half-game of the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox.

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Katie Ledecky (leh-DEK'-ee) has returned to the top rung of the medal podium at the world championships in Hungary. A day after settling for silver in the the 200-meter freestyle, Ledecky earned her fourth gold of the championships yesterday by anchoring the U.S. victory in the 4x200 free relay. Meanwhile, two other 20-year-olds won gold for the U.S. men's team. Caeleb Dressel dominated in the 100-meter freestyle while Chase Kalisz took the 200-meter individual medley.

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills receiver Sammy Watkins says his surgically repaired left foot is fully healed and he doesn't want to hear another thing about it. Watkins spoke to reporters for the first time this offseason at the opening practice of Bills training camp. Buffalo's 2014 first-round pick had surgery on his foot in January to repair an injury he aggravated in September and led to him missing eight games. It was the second operation for Watkins, who missed a majority of last offseason after having two screws inserted into his foot to repair a stress fracture.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson won't be invited to watch practice or take part in any official functions at his alma mater this fall following his release from prison. The Los Angeles Times reports Southern California head coach Clay Helton told reporters at Pac-12 media days that the school has decided against welcoming back the former Heisman Trophy winner. Simpson is set to be paroled in October after spending nine years in a Nevada prison on a robbery conviction.

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