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Azocar lifts Padres to 3-2 win over Brewers in 10 innings

May. 24, 2022 02:29 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Veteran manager Bob Melvin had faith in José Azocar with the bases loaded and two outs in the 10th inning, and the rookie delivered. Azocar lined a single into center field to bring in Manny Machado and lift the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 win against the NL...

Rodríguez's 1st long ball at home leads M's past A's 7-6

May. 24, 2022 02:21 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The first three times Julio Rodríguez homered, the reaction was mostly silence. The cost of hitting long balls on the road. The prized Seattle rookie finally got to hear the hometown roar he's been anticipating. “(When) I've been on the road,...

Alonso hits 3-run homer, Mets rack up 18 hits to rout Giants

May. 24, 2022 01:44 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buck Showalter believes in this New York Mets offense, especially if his players keep taking tough at-bats the way they did in the series opener against San Francisco. Pete Alonso hit an early three-run homer moments after Francisco Lindor's tying, two-run...

Zhang wins NCAA individual title, 2nd straight for Stanford

May. 23, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rose Zhang has felt the energy, the pressure at major championships. The Stanford freshman has succeeded at every level she's played, overcoming the stress to win prestigious amateur events. So when Zhang caught a couple of bad breaks at the NCAA Women's...

California parents could soon sue for social media addiction

May. 23, 2022 21:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products, permitting parents to sue platforms like Instagram and TikTok for up to $25,000 per violation under a bill that passed the state Assembly on...

4 people fall off California cliff; 1 dead and 2 badly hurt

May. 23, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. (AP) — Four people fell off a Southern California ocean cliff before dawn Monday and a man was killed and two women were critically injured, authorities said. The fourth person, a man who suffered minor injuries, managed to climb back up from the beach...

California aims to shield against Texas-style abortion laws

May. 23, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers on Monday voted to stop courts in Texas and other states from penalizing abortion providers and volunteers in California, part of Democrats' plan to make the state a sanctuary for women seeking reproductive care should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe...

Man sentenced for tossing Molotov cocktails into home

May. 23, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California man who tossed a pair of Molotov cocktails into a home with three children inside over grudge with one of their parents was sentenced Monday to five years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Sylvester Andrews Jr. was convicted of charges...

Californians could see mandatory water cuts amid drought

May. 23, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom threatened Monday to impose mandatory water restrictions if residents don't use less on their own as a drought drags on and the hotter summer months approach. Newsom raised that possibility in a meeting with representatives...

Driver hits 3 children on sidewalk near California school

May. 23, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man who had been kicked off a Southern California elementary school campus drove a car onto a curb and struck three children who were walking to school, police said Monday. The children were hospitalized in stable condition and Jason Guzman, 26, of...