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June 27, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Florida Gators baseball team could walk away with the big prize when square off at the College World Series tonight against LSU. Following their 4-3 win in Game 1, the Gators are just a game away from their first national championship in baseball. But LSU has its all-time wins leader, Jared Poche’, on the mound.

CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees placed Starlin Castro on the 10-day disabled list today with a strained right hamstring. Castro was injured running out a ground ball in the third inning of New York’s 6-5 win over the Chicago White Sox last night. The second baseman is batting .313 with 12 home runs and 45 RBIs in 73 games.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manager Joe Maddon and some of the Chicago Cubs will visit the White House tomorrow, though it’s not an official visit with President Donald Trump. Maddon says he’s going out of respect for the Ricketts family, which owns the Cubs and donated to Trump’s campaign. Maddon said it was voluntary for players and not an official trip.

UNDATED (AP) — A former federal prosecutor says USA Gymnastics needs a “complete cultural change” to better protect athletes from sexual abuse. The review released today by Deborah Daniels recommends that all USA Gymnastics members be required to immediately report suspected sexual misconduct. Daniels also suggested that USA Gymnastics prohibit adults from being alone with minor gymnasts “at all times.” USA Gymnastics ordered the review last fall following a series of civil lawsuits filed against the organization and a former team doctor by a pair of gymnasts who claim the physician sexually abused them during their time on the U.S. national team.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take up New Jersey’s bid to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks. The justices say they will review a lower court ruling against the state. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and supporters in the state Legislature have tried for years to legalize sports gambling to bolster the state’s casino and horse racing industries.

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