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GOP risks messy leadership struggle after November vote

Oct. 21, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Ryan. President Donald Trump has signaled he'd be happy with...

Police applicants asked if they are sex assault victims

Oct. 21, 2018 2:56 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland, California, police department asks officer applicants if they've ever been sexually assaulted, which appears to be a rare and potentially problematic question, a newspaper reported Sunday. The San Francisco Chronicle queried police in the state's 10 most populous cities...

Brad Ausmus named manager of Los Angeles Angels

Oct. 21, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Brad Ausmus was named the Los Angeles Angels' manager on Sunday, moving from the front office to the dugout to replace longtime skipper Mike Scioscia. General manager Billy Eppler announced the hiring of Ausmus, who served as his special assistant last season. Contract terms were not...

Former infielder David Bell hired as Cincinnati Reds manager

Oct. 21, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — David Bell has been hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, tasked with helping turn around a team that skidded to a 67-95 record and last-place finish in the NL Central. The Reds said Sunday he has been given a three-year contract that includes a team option for 2022. The 46-year-old...

Mega Millions players ponder how to spend record $1.6B prize

Oct. 21, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S. The Powerball jackpot also has climbed. It's up to an estimated $620 million for Wednesday's drawing. That would make it the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. history. But much of the...

Los Angeles Angels name Brad Ausmus their new manager; former Detroit skipper already was in team's front office

Oct. 21, 2018 1:12 PM EDT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels name Brad Ausmus their new manager; former Detroit skipper already was in team's front office.

Speight throws 2 touchdown passes to lead UCLA over Arizona

Oct. 21, 2018 3:22 AM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Wilton Speight didn't know when he was going to receive another opportunity to play quarterback for UCLA, but when he did he wasn't going to let the opportunity slip away. The graduate transfer got that chance during Saturday's game against Arizona when starter Dorian...

Fight in LeBron's home Lakers debut, 124-115 loss to Houston

Oct. 21, 2018 3:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once the fists started flying late in the fourth quarter, LeBron James' home debut with the Los Angeles Lakers was relegated to the undercard. A wild multiplayer fight that included the normally mild-mannered Chris Paul and Brandon Ingram stole part of the spotlight shining on LeBron's...

Burns scores 1st of season in Sharks' 4-1 win over Islanders

Oct. 21, 2018 2:23 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sharks coach Peter DeBoer wasn't overly concerned when his team struggled to get wins on an early road trip despite controlling play for much of the time. San Jose was able to put it all together on a two-game homestand that showed what this team could be capable of achieving this...

Baron's 3 FGs help San Diego St. beat San Jose St. 16-13

Oct. 21, 2018 2:19 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — John Baron II made three field goals, including a go-ahead 51-yarder late in the fourth quarter, to help San Diego State beat San Jose State 16-13 on Saturday night for the Aztecs' sixth win in a row. Baron is tied with Illinois' Chase McLaughlin for the national lead with four field goals...