By DAVID GINSBURG, Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) — Brett Phillips capped his first career two-homer game with a tiebreaking grand slam in the eighth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-6 Sunday for a three-game sweep.

After Orioles starter Jorge López flustered Tampa Bay’s potent offense for six innings, the AL East-leading Rays feasted on Baltimore’s shoddy bullpen to erase a 5-2 deficit and soar a season-high 24 games over .500 (68-44).

“All good teams find a way to put together got ABs and come back,” Phillips said. “That’s what we’ve been doing all

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With a full, 13-game Major League Soccer slate and the Concacaf Gold Cup final serving as the capper, this will be a busy weekend for American soccer fans.

The featured MLS games take place Friday night with a doubleheader of soccer football action on ESPN.

First, Orlando City hosts Atlanta United (8 p.m. ET) with Orlando looking to rebound from a humbling 5-0 loss last Sunday to New York City FC. That game will be followed up by the Los Angeles Galaxy hosting the Portland Timbers (10 p.m. ET) in Carson, California. With Javier “Chicharito” Hernández sidelined, the Galaxy have

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Soul Cap is designed to accommodate diverse hair types. (Luke Hutson Flynn)

The decision to ban an inclusive swimming cap specially designed to accommodate different hair types from being used in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been criticised by campaigners.

FINA – the international federation for competitions in water sports – rejected an application by British firm Soul Cap for its products to be officially recognised, meaning they cannot be worn at the upcoming Games. 

The federation’s general rules state that manufacturers must submit their swimwear to FINA for approval before use in competition – which Soul Cap did last

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Sunday, June 13, 2021 | 11:01 AM


The Sewickley Academy girls lacrosse team had its storybook-type season come to an end June 8 in the semifinals of the PIAA Class 3A tournament, but this year was nothing short of spectacular for the Panthers.

They produced a record of 17-3, took third place in the WPIAL after losing to eventual runner-up Mt. Lebanon in the semifinals, then put together a special run in the state playoffs with a 19-17

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Mission accomplished.

Top-seeded Newark Academy, No. 1 in the NJ.com Top 20, added to its grand history on the courts with a 5-0 victory against second-seeded and No. 4 East Brunswick in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final on Thursday afternoon at Mercer County Park in West Windsor.

The team championship is the Minutemen’s (24-0) state-leading 14th all-time. The Bears (20-3) were searching for their second-ever T of C crown. This was a rematch of the 1992 T of C final when East Brunswick topped Newark Academy.

“It feels great. It’s been a while we since won,” Newark Academy senior

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