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NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is standardizing procedures for rubbing baseballs and their removal from humidors in an effort to establish more consistency amid complaints about slickness that followed the crackdown on sticky…

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski won’t be joining Tom Brady for a third season with the Buccaneers. The four-time All-Pro tight end announced his retirement for the second time in three years on Tuesday.…

If you are a lightning bug fan who didn’t get tickets to this year’s Pennsylvania Firefly Festival in the Pennsylvania Wilds, you’re in good company. Unlike the early days, when any and all were welcome…

Junior Bitty Ball League Iola Insurance Associates 11, A&W Restaurant 8. Hits for Iola Insurance: Jentry Mueller, 2 s, d; Brighton Hacker, s, t; Ryker Hill, 3 s; Easton Rutherford, 2 s, d; Jaxon Berry,…

Latvian racer Arvis Sprude, 35, gives a friendly wave as he passes Piqua Tuesday morning while en route to Anapolis, Md., as part of the Race Across America. The ultra-distance road cycling race is one…

Iola’s 13U Mustangs baseball team brought home another championship from the Stars & Strikes Tournament in Lenexa Sunday. The Mustangs went undefeated in the process. Team members are, front row from left, Ty Shaughnessy, Reed…

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — All the small things are starting to add up to big results for the Kansas City Royals. The Royals got some timely hits and another solid outing from their starting pitcher…

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Thousands of dogs started competing Monday toward the best in show prize at the illustrious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. To the casual viewer, the annual exhibition of dressed-up handlers leading…

Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick, who is 27 but would still get carded in a pub, hit the shot of his life from the 18th fairway Sunday and minutes later was hugging his mum and dad —…

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Brooks Koepka, one of the first players to denounce a rival league for only 48 players, is the latest PGA Tour player to sign on with Saudi-funded LIV Golf series, The…