Homers: Little leaguers ready to show power at World Series

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Joey Randazzo's teammates marveled as the Grosse Pointe, Michigan, shortstop lifted pitch after pitch over the left field fence during Little League World Series batting practice on Wednesday.

  • Written by By MATT MARTELL , Associated Press

Hawkins, star at Notre Dame, worked for Dodgers, dies at 80

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tommy Hawkins, the first black basketball player to earn All-America honors at Notre Dame and who played for the Los Angeles Lakers during a 10-year NBA career, died Wednesday. He was 80.

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  • Written by By BETH HARRIS , AP Sports Writer

Nadal, Pliskova advance at Cincinnati on day of upsets

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Rafael Nadal and Karolina Pliskova — the No. 1 seeds in the Western & Southern Open — advanced with straight-set wins Wednesday, while the rest of their brackets suffered more top losses.

  • Written by By JOE KAY , AP Sports Writer