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CINCINNATI (AP) — When Kris Bryant reached the dugout after his record-setting third homer, thousands of Cubs fans in the stands cheered for a curtain call. A few teammates wanted him to take a bow, too.
Freestyle phenomenon Katie Ledecky is on her way to the Rio Olympics after blazing to victory in the 400m freestyle at the US swimming trials in 3min 58.98sec. Seizing the race by the throat, Ledecky was more than two seconds under the pace of the world record of 3:58.37 she set at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia in 2014. "I could tell I was tightening up a little bit, but just knowing I had to get my hand to the wall pushed me through that," Ledecky said, admitting that she had trouble sleeping in anticipation of her first race of the trials despite her dominance of the past two years.