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Matilda Castren first Finnish winner in LPGA Tour history

Jun. 13, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Matilda Castren became the first Finnish winner in LPGA Tour history Sunday in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, pulling away on the front-nine at foggy Lake Merced and holding off Min Lee by two strokes. “It’s a huge honor to be a winner as a...

2 homes destroyed in Southern California brush fire

Jun. 13, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Two homes have been destroyed in a brush fire that prompted mandatory evacuation orders for residents of the eastern Riverside County community of Pinyon Crest, authorities said. Three other homes and three outbuildings were damaged. U.S....

Angels roll to 10-3 win, send D-backs to 10th straight loss

Jun. 13, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Patrick Sandoval is turning into a pretty good pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels. He's also become a ringer at a fairly mundane task: Picking up the pregame lineup card, walking it to home plate and handing it to the umpires. Max Stassi hit a two-run...

Buehler, Betts propel Dodgers to 5-3 win over Rangers

Jun. 13, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts knows he's struggling. He still homered and scored three runs. The Dodgers' bullpen let six straight Rangers reach base and allowed three runs in the ninth. Kenley Jansen still got three gritty outs with the bases loaded to end it. ...

Bassitt wins 7th straight, Olson 2 HRs, A's beat Royals 6-3

Jun. 13, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland's slugging Matts have a running joke how one is usually hot when the other's not. Lately, both are driving the ball — and they combined for three home runs Sunday. Matt Olson homered twice and Matt Olson also...

Police in California recover 9 stolen vintage guitars

Jun. 13, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have recovered nine vintage guitars that were stolen nearly a year ago in a $2 million heist in Southern California. The San Francisco Chronicle reported late Saturday that Santa Cruz police found the guitars after serving search...

Schwarber hits 2 HRs, Ross dominant as Nats beat Giants 5-0

Jun. 13, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyle Schwarber became the sixth player in the history of the Washington Nationals and Montreal Expos franchise to homer in both the first and second innings, driving in four runs in a 5-0 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. Joe Ross allowed...

Shop owner's plea as California reopens: 'I need customers'

Jun. 13, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — During the darkest days of the coronavirus pandemic, Martha Medina would occasionally slip into her shuttered store on Los Angeles’ oldest street to ensure everything was secure. Colorful folklorico dresses from each of Mexico's 32 states lined the...

Average US price of gas rises 2 cents per gallon to $3.13

Jun. 13, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline rose 2 cents to $3.13 per gallon over the past three weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that crude oil prices rose more during the same period but these...

Body found in Joshua Tree National Park, halting search

Jun. 13, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have discovered a body in Southern California's Joshua Tree National Park, prompting them to suspend a search for a missing man. Park spokesperson Jennie Albrinck said Sunday the body was found in a hiking area and has not...