Yankees add AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación after trade with Mariners

CHICAGO – The New York Yankees acquired AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación in a trade with the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night, adding another feared slugger to what could be baseball’s most powerful lineup when Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton return from injuries. The Yankees also got cash in the deal while sending 19-year-old minor league pitcher Juan Then to Seattle. Encarnación is making $20 million this season. Speaking before the trade was announced, New York manager Aaron Boone declined comment. But asked about having room for another power…

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Canada inspired in World Cup by Toronto Raptors NBA title

Canadian team celebrate after their 1-0 win in their Women’s World Cup Group E soccer match between Canada and Cameroon in Montpellier, France, Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) Inspired by Canada’s first NBA title, the country’s national women’s soccer team is aiming to emulate the Toronto Raptors‘ magical run. The fifth-ranked Canadians were fast asleep in France when the Raptors won early Friday morning. But the players copped to immediately checking the results the moment they awoke. “We’re very excited for the Raptors. It’s massive for Canada,” midfielder…

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Australia beats Brazil 3-2 with aid from an own goal

Australia’s Chloe Logarzo, top, celebrates with a teammate at the end of the Women’s World Cup Group C soccer match between Australia and Brazil at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Australia defeated Brazil 3-2. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) An own goal gave Australia a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Brazil at the Women’s World Cup, even after Marta added a record 16th career tournament goal. Marta, who sat out Brazil’s opening game with a left thigh injury, became the first player to score in five different…

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