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1960s civil rights activist Robert Moses has died

Jul. 25, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who was shot at and endured beatings and jail while leading Black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s and later helped improve minority education in math, has died. He was 86. Moses, who was widely...

Positive virus tests knock Rahm, DeChambeau out of Olympics

Jul. 25, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Positive COVID-19 tests knocked Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau out of the Olympic golf tournament Sunday, in a pair of surprises that reinforced the tenuous nature of holding a massive sports event during a global pandemic. Word of Rahm's positive...

3 men escape from SW Missouri jail after assaulting officer

Jul. 25, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

PINEVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are searching for three men who escaped from a jail in southwest Missouri after allegedly attacking an officer. The McDonald County Sheriff's office in Pineville, Missouri said David Molina, 49; Carmelo Miguel Burgos, 27; and...

Another rough outing for Darvish as Padres lose at Miami 9-3

Jul. 25, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Padres totaled five hits against seven pitchers. They had one runner thrown out at the plate, and another erased between second and third to short-circuit a rally. A leisurely throw to first by Manny Machado proved costly, and Yu Darvish endured another rough outing. ...

Greinke leads Astros to 3-1 win; Rangers lose 12th straight

Jul. 25, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Zack Greinke threw six solid innings, Abraham Toro homered and the Houston Astros sent Texas to its 12th straight loss, beating the Rangers 3-1 Sunday. The Rangers’ skid is tied for second-longest in team history and the first time they've dropped a...

Orioles complete three-game sweep of Nationals with 5-4 win

Jul. 25, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ryan McKenna scored on a sharp grounder by Ramon Urías for the winning run as the Baltimore Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 5-4 victory on Sunday. Trey Mancini, Maikel Franco and McKenna hit solo homers for the...

Browns rookie LB Owusu-Koramoah placed on COVID-19 list

Jul. 25, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns rookie linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah will miss the start of his first NFL training camp after being placed on the COVID-19 list Sunday, The second-round pick from Notre Dame reported Saturday with the team's other first-year players and...

Mack Motzko, 20, son of Minn. hockey coach, dies after crash

Jul. 25, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The 20-year-old son of Minnesota hockey coach Bob Motzko has died of injuries from a car crash, after the speeding vehicle he was riding in went off the road in a Minneapolis suburb. Mack Motzko, who played junior hockey last season, died at a...

Erosion of sand spit could threaten Fairfield shore, homes

Jul. 25, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A sand spit that protects part of the coastline straddling Fairfield and Bridgeport is eroding and could leave the area vulnerable to flooding and other damage if measures aren’t taken to replenish it, a local environmental group says. A report...

Indians rally for 3-2 win, end 11-game losing skid to Rays

Jul. 25, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians showed the Rays they can mount a comeback, too. Bobby Bradley's sacrifice fly in the eighth inning capped Cleveland's late rally and sent the Indians to a 3-2 win on Sunday, snapping their losing streak against Tampa Bay at 11 games. ...