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Ohtani’s RBI, Barria’s Gem Gives Angels 1-0 Victory Over A’s

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani ended a long run drought with an RBI double, Jaime Barria outdueled Cole Irvin and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Saturday. The Japanese two-way sensation lined a double to right-center in the third that drove in Matt Thaiss and ended the Angels’ string of 29 straight scoreless innings against the Athletics. It was Ohtani’s 82nd RBI of the season, one behind Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for the major league lead. The Angels (5...
Tags: Texas, Minnesota, Angels, Sports, Toronto, Ap, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, Baseball, Athletics, Las Vegas, Oakland, Los Angeles Angels, Harrison, Irvin, Sean Murphy


Simone Biles has pulled out of the floor exercise at the Tokyo Olympics; still to decide on balance beam

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic gold medal on floor exercise. USA Gymnastics says the six-time Olympic medalist has opted not to compete on floor. She won gold in the event in Rio de Janeiro and placed second in qualifying last week. Jennifer Gadirova of Britain will replace Biles in Monday’s finals. USA Gymnastics says Biles has not decided whether to participate in Tuesday’s balance beam final. Biles is dealing with a mental block that in gymnastics is referred to as “the...
Tags: Nigeria, Sports, Sport, Ap, Britain, Soccer, Olympics, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Simone Biles, Biles, USA Gymnastics, Katie Ledecky Caeleb Dressel, Jennifer Gadirova


Giants Hit 5 HRs, Rough Up Greinke, Astros 8-6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants hit five home runs, including four off Astros ace Zack Greinke, and beat Houston 8-6 Saturday in an interleague matchup of division leaders. Darin Ruf, Donovan Solano, Wilmer Flores and LaMonte Wade Jr. connected off Greinke. Mike Yastrzemski added a later shot to help the Giants become the first team in the majors with 65 wins. Brandon Crawford hit a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning for the Giants. “We put some really good swings on the ball. ...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, Chicago, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Houston, Cleveland, Giants, Baker, Houston Astros, Flores, Luis Garcia, Wade


Could bacon become harder to find in California?

By Scott McFetridge | Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her San Francisco restaurant alive during the pandemic. That makes it all the more frustrating that she fears her breakfast-focused diner could be ruined within months by new rules that could make one of her top menu items — bacon — hard to get in California. Bacon and eggs are among the most popular menu item at SAMS American Eatery in San Francisco, Kim says. “Our...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Restaurants, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Iowa, Associated Press, Kim, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, U S Department of Agriculture, North Carolina State University


Giants Land Bryant From Cubs Just Before Deadline

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — Third-baseman Kris Bryant is headed to San Francisco after the first-place Giants made a big splash just before the trade deadline Friday, sending two minor leaguers to the Chicago Cubs. Chicago received right-hander Caleb Kilian and outfielder Alexander Canario. The 29-year-old Bryant, who can become a free agent after this season, was one of the top position players available on the market as the disappointing Cubs sold off several stars. He is batting .267 with 18 h...
Tags: Sports, San Francisco, Ap, Chicago, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Giants, Chicago Cubs, Bay, Bryant, Cubs, Kris Bryant, Caleb Kilian, Giants Land Bryant From Cubs, Alexander Canario


Crawford Back With 2-Run Double As Giants Blank Dodgers 5-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford doubled home two runs in his first at-bat after coming back from a left oblique strain and the majors-leading San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 Thursday in the rubber match of a three-game series. Wilmer Flores, Austin Slater and LaMonte Wade Jr. also drove in runs for San Francisco, which extended its NL West lead over Los Angeles to three games. The Dodgers were shut out for just the third time this season. “We have so much respect for ...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ap, Arizona, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals, Flores, Wade, Garcia, Slater


Montas Records 10 Strikeouts, Athletics Beat Angels 4-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Frankie Montas struck out 10 over seven scoreless innings and Oakland took advantage of some early Los Angeles miscues in Starling Marte’s debut with the Athletics and beat the Angels 4-0 Thursday night. Marte, who was acquired in a trade from the Miami Marlins this week in exchange for left-hander Jesus Luzardo, went 1 for 4 with a walk and scored in the first inning. The A’s scored three times in the opening inning with just one hit. “It always makes you feel good when y...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Los Angeles, Ap, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, Baseball, Athletics, Marlins, Oakland, Los Angeles Angels, Miami Marlins, Bundy, Anaheim Calif, Melvin, Dylan Bundy


NBA Draft: Kings Get Defensive Help With Baylor’s Davion Mitchell

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Tags: Sports, Sacramento Kings, Sacramento, Ap, Basketball, Kings, Nba, Baylor University, Baylor, Mitchell, New York New York, Barclays Center, Sacramento Calif, Luke Walton, New York City Photo, De'Aaron Fox


Manaea 9 Ks, Chapman Homers For A’s In 10-4 Win Over Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sean Manaea took a perfect game into the sixth inning and Matt Chapman hit a three-run homer to carry the Oakland Athletics to a 10-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. Manaea (8-6) kept the Padres off the basepaths until he walked former Athletics player Jurickson Profar with one out in the sixth. Pinch-hitter Eric Hosmer then lofted a bloop single to shallow center to end Manaea’s bid for a second career no-hitter. The left-hander no-hit the Boston Red Sox on Apri...
Tags: Sports, Ap, San Diego, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, Baseball, Athletics, Marlins, Houston, Boston Red Sox, Seattle, Los Angeles Angels, San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies, Chapman, Padres


FBI got inside a KKK group plotting a murder in 2015

By Jason Dearen | Associated Press PALATKA, Fla. — Joseph Moore breathed heavily, his face slick with nervous sweat. He held a cellphone with a photo of a man splayed on the floor; the man appeared dead, his shirt torn apart and his pants wet. Puffy dark clouds blocked the sun as Moore greeted another man, who’d pulled up in a metallic blue sedan. They met behind an old fried chicken shack in rural north Florida. “KIGY, my brother,” Moore said. It was shorthand for “Klansman, I greet you.” Birds...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Crime, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, California, Washington, Senate, China, Iraq, Georgia, Sport, Ap, Fbi


Fully vaccinated Alaska cruise passenger tests positive for COVID-19, sent home

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A fully vaccinated passenger on an Alaska cruise tested positive for COVID-19 and received “private air transportation” home, according to Celebrity Cruises. A passenger on Sunday reported cold-like symptoms to the ship’s medical personnel and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19, the cruise line said in a statement Tuesday. The person was isolated in the ship’s medical facility for monitoring. The company said it did contact tracing and tested the person’s close conta...
Tags: News, Sport, Ap, Cruise, Soccer, Alaska, Seattle, Juneau, Juneau Alaska, Barr, Skagway, KTOO Public Media, Joe McLaughlin, Coronavirus, Susan Lomax, Robert Barr Juneau


CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of the US

By MIKE STOBBE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the delta variant of the coronavirus is fueling infection surges. Citing new information about the variant’s ability to spread among vaccinated people, the CDC also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors at schools nationwide, regardless of vaccination s...
Tags: Florida, Cdc, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Associated Press, St Louis, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Georgetown University, Department of Veterans Affairs


CDC reverses course on indoor masks in some parts of US

By MIKE STOBBE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging. Citing new information about the ability of the delta variant to spread among vaccinated people, the CDC also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status. The new guidance follows recen...
Tags: Florida, Cdc, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Associated Press, St Louis, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Georgetown University, Mississippi Louisiana Alabama, Jen Psaki


US star Simone Biles exits; ROC wins women’s gymnastics

By WILL GRAVES TOKYO (AP) — The ROC has won the gold medal in women’s gymnastics after U.S. star Simone Biles exited with a medical issue. The Russian team posted a score of 169.528, ahead of the U.S. in second place at 166.096. The American team of Sunisa Lee, Grace McCallum and Jordan Chiles competed in the final three rotations without Biles, who withdrew from the competition after vault. The gold is the first for the Russian team since the Unified Team triumphed in Barcelona in 1992 and came...
Tags: Japan, Uncategorized, US, Sport, Barcelona, Ap, Soccer, Italy, Tokyo, Great Britain, Simone Biles, Roc, Biles, Unified Team, Jordan Chiles, Angelina Melnikova


From one phone call to 40 million Instagram views, two So Cal students start national push for ethnic studies

It started about 13 months ago, with a FaceTime chat between a couple of friends. Now, it’s a message resonating across the country. Diversify Our Narrative – a push to expand multicultural studies in public schools – was born because two Stanford students, Jasmine Nguyen and Katelin Zhou, were inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests that followed the murder of George Floyd. Their non-profit has one goal; to achieve racial justice through education. Nguyen and Zhou’s first step was to circul...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, California, Stanford, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Afghanistan, Soccer, United Kingdom, Orange, Black Lives Matter, Ventura County, Facetime, British Columbia, Stanford University


Mikulak makes final men’s gymnastics team appearance; USA takes 5th

By WILL GRAVES TOKYO (AP) — Sam Mikulak walked off the floor, turned his palms up and laughed. Well, sorta. The three-time Olympian’s last performance in a gymnastics team event didn’t exactly go as planned. Looking to preserve a fourth-place finish for the U.S. during Monday night’s finals, the 28-year-old’s feet came out from under him. Any chance of holding off Great Britain vanished in the process. Oh well. That’s gymnastics. Nobody knows that better than Mikulak, the gymnast from Newport Be...
Tags: Japan, Usa, News, Australia, Russia, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Olympics, Paris, Tokyo, North Carolina, Great Britain, Katie Ledecky, Team USA


Justice for Bruce’s Beach leader launches national project to reclaim Black families’ land

Kavon Ward started a movement to return Bruce’s Beach to its original owners. Ashanti Martin had been planning on a project to help Black families throughout the country get their land back. The women, on opposite coasts, came together to answer Black Americans who had been asking, “Where Is My Land?” Where Is My Land is a national project to help African American families reclaim land that once belonged to their ancestors — who either lost their property through acts of terror, such as the Tuls...
Tags: News, Justice, Government, Senate, America, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Philadelphia, Associated Press, Louisiana, North Carolina, Social Justice, White, Black, Gavin Newsom


Rams’ Matthew Stafford looks for running backs to step up

NEWPORT BEACH >> Matthew Stafford reported Sunday for his first Rams training camp, ready to get started with a team boasting more talent and grander expectations than the quarterback ever enjoyed with the Lions. “It’s great,” Stafford said at the hotel where Rams players and coaches will be billeted during two weeks of practice at UC Irvine starting Wednesday. “Not many people in my position get the chance to move teams to a place that’s had a bunch of recent success. I’m just excited to be a p...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Pacific Ocean, Lions, Southern California, Henderson, Newport, Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams, Rams, Stafford, UC Irvine


Mariners Pull Closer In Wild Card Race, Hold Off A’s 4-3

SEATTLE (AP) — Catcher Tom Murphy turned toward the stands behind home plate, pumped his fist and seemed to try to scream in celebration above the din of noise emanating from the cheers of the home crowd. The Seattle Mariners made it clear this weekend that for now they intend to be part of the American League wild-card conversation. “I think it’s been preached this rebuild so much, but I mean we’re right there on the edge of this thing,” Seattle’s Kyle Seager said. “Certainly you would like to ...
Tags: France, Milwaukee, Sports, Ap, San Diego, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, Baseball, Houston, Oakland, Seattle, Tacoma, Mariners, Seattle Mariners, Weber, Brown


Wade Homers Twice, Giants Bounce Back To Beat Pirates 6-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — LaMonte Wade Jr. homered twice and the San Francisco Giants avoided a three-game sweep, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Sunday. Wilmer Flores and Thairo Estrada also went deep for San Francisco. The Giants improved to a majors-best 62-37 and maintained their slim lead over the Dodgers in the NL West heading into a series between the two division rivals this week at Oracle Park. Alex Wood (9-3) struck out eight and pitched into the sixth to help San Francisco bounce bac...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Giants, Wood, Anderson, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh, Flores, The Associated Press


Lee Kiefer earns U.S. fencing gold; Zolotic wins 1st-ever women’s U.S. gold in taekwondo

TOKYO (AP) — Lee Kiefer won the third gold medal for the United States at the Tokyo Olympics and the third fencing gold in the country’s history by beating defending champion Inna Deriglazova of Russia 15-13 in the women’s foil final. Mariel Zagunis is the only other U.S fencer to earn gold, winning the saber events at the 2004 and 2008 Games. Kiefer ripped off her mask after the final point and shouted “Oh my God!” She placed fifth at the 2012 London Games and was 10th at the 2016 Rio de Janeir...
Tags: Usa, London, Australia, France, Russia, Sports, Sport, Ukraine, Ap, Hungary, Soccer, United States, Olympics, Italy, Tokyo, Ncaa


Jackie Mason, comic who perfected amused outrage, dies at 93

By MARK KENNEDY | Associated Press NEW YORK — Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-comedian whose feisty brand of standup comedy led him to Catskills nightclubs, West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He was 93. Mason died Saturday at 6 p.m. ET at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan after being hospitalized for over two weeks, the celebrity lawyer Raul Felder told The Associated Press. The irascible Mason was known for his sharp wit and piercing social commentary, often about the differences b...
Tags: Europe, Comedy, New York, London, Celebrities, News, America, Sport, Ap, Britain, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States, Ronald Reagan, Obituaries


Donald Trump says Cleveland Indians name change is 'such a disgrace' and 'disrespectful' to Native Americans

President Donald Trump throws a baseball on the South Lawn of the White House on July 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Donald Trump critized the Cleveland Indians baseball club for changing their name. The name change comes amid a wider cultural shift of institutions ditching racist names and logos. Trump said he was a "FORMER" baseball fan and criticized "changes to destroy our culture and heritage." See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump has cr...
Tags: Politics, Washington, White House, US, Sports, Trends, Ap, Tom Hanks, Native Americans, Baseball, Paul Dolan, Cleveland, Donald Trump, Major League Baseball, Cabinet, Cleveland Indians


Reynolds HR, Pirates Stop 4-Game Skid, Beat Giants 6-4

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bryan Reynolds homered, Adam Frazier drew a bases-loaded walk to force in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning when Pittsburgh scored three times without a hit, and the Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Friday night. Gregory Polanco added an RBI triple for Pittsburgh, which snapped a four-game skid. It was 3-all when Dominic Leone (2-1) walked Jacob Stallings leading off the seventh and Kevin Newman reached on a fielder’s choice when shortstop Thairo Estrada’s t...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, David, Mlb, Mississippi State, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Giants, Pittsburgh, Wade, Dodgers, Leone, Kuhl, Reynolds


Cleveland’s MLB team changes from Indians to Guardians

By TOM WITHERS CLEVELAND (AP) — Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team will be called Guardians. The ballclub announced the name change Friday — effective at the end of the 2021 season — with a video on Twitter narrated by actor Tom Hanks. The decision ends months of internal discussions triggered by a national reckoning by institutions and teams to permanently drop logos and names considered racist. The choice of Guardians will undoubtedly be criticized by many ...
Tags: Minneapolis, Angels, Sports, Sport, Ap, Tom Hanks, Soccer, Mlb, Paul Dolan, Cleveland, Giants, Major League Baseball, Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, Alexander, Indians


Giants Rally In 9th For 2nd Straight Night To Beat Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have built the best record in the majors with a sound defense and one of the top bullpens in the National League. On this night, though, it was smart baserunning and a couple of calls that allowed them to extend their lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. LaMonte Wade Jr. broke a ninth-inning tie with a two-run single and San Francisco rallied against closer Kenley Jansen again for a 5-3 victory over the Dodgers on Thursday. The Giants trai...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ap, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Will Smith, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Nelson, Pittsburgh, Wade, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts


Sean Manaea Strikes Out Career-Best 13, Oakland Tops Seattle 4-1

SEATTLE (AP) — Sean Manaea struck out a career-high 13 in seven strong innings, Ramón Laureano drove in two runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 Thursday night in the opener of a 10-game road trip. Manaea was overpowering in winning for the first time since June 14, after having lost his previous four decisions. The left-hander’s dominance combined with just enough offense got Oakland’s important road trip off to a winning start. Manaea threw a complete-game four-hitter a...
Tags: California, Angels, Sports, Ap, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, Baseball, Oakland, Seattle, Ryan Murphy, Mariners, Seattle Mariners, Lewis, Career Best, Montes, Servais


LAFC’s winning streak ends on stoppage-time goal in Portland

Portland Timbers forward Filipe Mora celebrates his stoppage-time goal, which gave his team the lead in a 2-1 victory over LAFC on Wednesday night in Portland, Ore. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP) Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri controls a pass off his chest next to Los Angeles FC’s Marco Farfanduring an MLS soccer match Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Portland, Ore. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP) Portland Timbers midfielder Yimmi Chara winds up to pass during the team’s MLS ...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Portland, Argentina, Mls, Tokyo, Associated Press, Portland Timbers, Dairon Asprilla, Carlos Vela, Los Angeles Fc, Lafc, Williamson


Jeff Bezos blasts into space on own rocket: ‘Best day ever!’

By MARCIA DUNN VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company’s first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft. The Amazon founder was accompanied by a hand-picked group: his brother, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands and an 82-year-old aviation pioneer from Texas — the youngest and oldest to ever fly in space. “Best day ever!” Bezos said when the capsule touched down on the desert floor in r...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Uncategorized, America, Sport, Ap, Nasa, Soccer, Amelia Earhart, Virgin Galactic, Netherlands, Dallas, Richard Branson


Off-duty Orange County DEA agent arrested on Capitol riot charges

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and JIM MUSTIAN | Associated Press An off-duty Drug Enforcement Administration agent from Orange County posed for photographs in which he flashed his DEA badge and firearm outside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot, according to a court filing Tuesday following the agent’s arrest. A video posted on the internet also showed Mark Sami Ibrahim carrying a flag bearing the words “Liberty or Death” outside the Capitol, about 12 minutes before a mob of people pulled apart a ne...
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