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Yankees’ woes mount; RHP Jonathan Loaisiga placed on 10-day injured list

Righthanded pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga became the 17th Yankees player this season to go on the 10-day injured list after suffering a right shoulder strain.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Righthanded pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga became the 17th Yankees player this season to go on the 10-day injured list after suffering a right shoulder strain.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Kathy Willens/Associated Press/Associated Press

Righthander Jonathan Loaisiga has a strained pitching shoulder and became the New York Yankees’ 17th player to go in the 10-day injured list this season. Loaisiga is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA in three starts and one relief appearance. He gave up four runs over four innings in a loss to Seattle last week. Luis Cessa is to start in place of Loaisiga, weather permitting, in his 20th career start and first this season . . . The Oakland Athletics designated slugger Kendrys Morales for assignment and activated Mark Canha (sprained right wrist) from the 10-day injured list . . . Carlos Rodon and Nate Jones will miss the rest of the season with arm injuries, leaving the rebuilding Chicago White Sox without two key pitchers.

Hockey

US tops Finland in OT at worlds

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Dylan Larkin scored with 1:13 left in overtime and Cory Schneider stopped 24 shots, lifting the United States to a 3-2 win over Finland at the world hockey championship in Kosice, Slovakia. Brady Skjei scored in the opening minute and Johnny Gaudreau put the Americans up, 2-0, midway through the third period. Russia stayed undefeated in Group B and handed the Czech Republic its first loss, winning 3-0 . . . Mark Stone scored with 1.8 seconds left to lift Canada over Slovakia, 6-5, prompting furious supporters of the host country to throw coins and other objects on the ice.

. . . The New Jersey Devils signed forwards Fabian Zetterlund, 19, the team’s third selection in the 2017 NHL draft, and Mikhail Maltsev, a fourth-round pick in 2016, to three-year, entry-level contracts.

NFL

Ex-coach Cunningham dies, 72

Longtime NFL coach Gunther Cunningham, who started as an assistant with the Colts in 1982 and worked with the Chargers and Raiders before making a name for himself with the Chiefs, died Saturday night in Detroit after a brief illness, according to a statement from his wife, Rene. He was 72 . . . The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with wide receiver Cody Hollister, who spent the 2017 season on the Patriots practice squad and was on their reserve/non-football injury list last season after going undrafted out of Arkansas. Hollister was signed along with five other players who tried out for the team during a rookie minicamp. The Titans also waived four players, including former BC defensive backs Taj-Amir Torres and Hamp Cheevers . . . The Philadelphia Eagles signed quarterback Cody Kessler, who was waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars after drafting Gardner Minshew, and brought back offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski.

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Golf

Calef-Maccario lead four-ball

Mike Calef of Bradford CC and Nick Maccario of Pine Oaks GC shot 9-under-par 63 and surged to a two-shot lead after the first round of the 39th Massachusetts Four-Ball Championship at the International Golf Club in Bolton.

. . . . Tight end Lee Smith has rejoined the Buffalo Bills, signing a three-year contract, after spending the past four seasons with the Oakland Raiders.

Tennis

Serena, Venus to meet in Italy

Serena Williams looked sharper than in her previous match two months ago as she opened her clay-court season with a routine 6-4, 6-2 win over Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson. Next up at the Italian Open: Sister Venus Williams in the siblings’ first meeting on European clay in nearly 17 years. Venus, who won her only Rome title 20 years ago, defeated Elise Mertens, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (4), after more than three hours, requiring nine match points before eliminating her Belgian opponent.

Miscellany

McGregor charges dropped

Prosecutors dropped charges against former UFC star fighter Conor McGregor, 30, after he allegedly smashed a fan’s phone outside a Miami hotel. Ahmed Abdirzak, dropped his civil lawsuit with McGregor after reaching a settlement . . . Yuri Ganus, the CEO of Russia’s anti-doping agency, called for the removal of the entire management and coaching staff of the country’s track and field federation, including president Dmitry Shlyakhtin.

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. . . This season’s Orange Bowl is being moved to Dec. 30, with a prime-time kickoff, after originally being scheduled for New Year’s Day at 1 p.m. The Orange Bowl has been traditionally played at night, but the earlier kickoff was initially planned when it became part of the six-bowl rotation that hosts the College Football Playoff.