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Verdugo hits 3-run HR, scorching Red Sox top Guardians 4-2

Jun. 25, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Alex Verdugo hit a three-run homer, Jarren Duran had a career-high four hits and an RBI, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Cleveland Guardians 4-2 Saturday for their sixth straight victory. Verdugo’s two-out rocket to right off Shane Bieber (3-4) gave Boston a 3-2...

Allgaier dominates at Nashville to win Xfinity Series race

Jun. 25, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Allgaier routed the field at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday for his second Xfinity Series victory of the season. The JR Motorsports driver led 134 of the 188 laps in his Chevrolet and beat Trevor Bayne by 4.513-seconds on a hot, steamy afternoon...

Feds taking first steps toward revising race, ethnic terms

Jun. 16, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

The federal government is taking preliminary steps toward revising racial and ethnic classifications that have not been changed in a quarter century following calls for more accurate categories for how people identify themselves in federal data gathering. The revisions could open the...

Democrat Juan Vargas advances to November general election in California's 52nd Congressional District.

Jun. 08, 2022 01:08 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Juan Vargas advances to November general election in California's 52nd Congressional District.

Greek leader urges students to sustain, strengthen democracy

May. 23, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told graduates of Boston College in his commencement address Monday that it is their sacred duty to protect democracy in an age when it is coming under increasing stress. The future of democracy looked unassailable when his...

Bolivian student, 52, jailed in probe of pay from government

May. 23, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Max Mendoza has been a remarkably persistent student — and a profitable one: He's been enrolled at a public university in Bolivia for 32 years but never graduated, much of it while being paid a government salary to serve as a student leader. On Monday,...

Cubs C Willson Contreras day to day with hamstring injury

May. 22, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager David Ross praised catcher Willson Contreras on Sunday for speaking up after he felt some tightness in his right hamstring. Contreras left Saturday's 7-6 loss to Arizona after he got hurt running the bases in the third inning. Contreras was held...

Wisdom, Schwindel homer as Cubs rally past Diamondbacks 5-4

May. 22, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Wisdom grinned as he pulled on a gray T-shirt that read SCHWISDOM across the front. Nothing more needed to be said. Wisdom and Schwindel hit consecutive homers against Ian Kennedy in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona...

Varsho's double scores 3 in 10th in Dbacks' 7-6 win vs Cubs

May. 21, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — With the game tied at 4 in the top of the 10th inning, the Cubs' Rowan Wick zipped a couple of fastballs past Arizona's Daulton Varsho before Varsho settled into a high-pressure at-bat. “All I told myself was, ‘Can’t get beat again,’” Varsho said. ...

Rojas hits 3 home runs, Dbacks outslug Cubs in HR derby 10-6

May. 20, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — On a perfect day to play home run derby at Wrigley Field, the big winner was Josh Rojas. Rojas launched his first three longballs of the season and the Arizona Diamondbacks powered past the Chicago Cubs 10-6 Friday. With a strong wind blowing out on a...