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LEADING OFF: Diamondbacks can match dubious road record

Jun. 16, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ ENDLESS ROAD The beleaguered Arizona Diamondbacks have dropped 21 straight on the road, one short of the major league record. Arizona can match a...

D-backs lose 21st straight road game, blow 7-run lead at SF

Jun. 16, 2021 01:49 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ahead the whole way, the Arizona Diamondbacks watched in almost disbelief when Mike Yastrzemski connected. And just like that, the Diamondbacks had inched even closer to a most dubious mark. The Diamondbacks blew a seven-run...

Indians win 7-2, extend Orioles' road losing streak to 17

Jun. 15, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Eddie Rosario delivered a two-run double and Bobby Bradley hit a solo homer as the Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore 7-2 Tuesday night, sending the Orioles to their 17th straight road loss. The Orioles committed four errors and moved closer to the major...

Jokic leads All-NBA team; MVP runner-up Embiid 2nd-team pick

Jun. 15, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

Denver’s Nikola Jokic was the runaway MVP this season, which made it a virtual certainty that he would also be an All-NBA first-team selection. Here’s the rarity: The MVP runner-up was not a first-team selection. Jokic headlined the All-NBA first...

76ers, Jazz head home in tied series with ailing stars

Jun. 15, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid and the 76ers barely have a leg to stand on. Embiid can’t jump. He can’t get any lift in his shots -- notable in a blown layup that should have won Game 4 -- and couldn’t make any buckets in the second half. Embiid is day to day. ...

Police: Officer on domestic call hears shots, fires at 2 men

Jun. 15, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say an officer shot and wounded two men after hearing gunfire in northwest Philadelphia. Police said the officers were called to the West Mount Airy neighborhood shortly before 11 p.m. Monday in connection with an ongoing domestic assault that...

Small plane crashes behind homes near airport; pilot killed

Jun. 15, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

BUCKINGHAM, Pa. (AP) — A small plane crashed behind homes near a suburban Philadelphia airport, killing the pilot, authorities said. Police in Buckingham in Bucks County were called along with several fire companies to a wooded area near Doylestown Airport at about...

Bill to let Philly voters recall elected officials gets vote

Jun. 15, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphians would be able to hold an election to remove elected officials under a bill the House State Government Committee advanced Tuesday on party lines. Until the meeting, the Republican-sponsored bill had applied to the state's governor,...

Philly man surrenders in fatal Atlantic City casino stabbing

Jun. 15, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia man wanted in the deadly stabbing of his girlfriend at an Atlantic City casino last week has turned himself in, authorities announced Tuesday. Frankie Lane, 59, faces murder and weapons charges stemming from the death of Sharon...

Smith, Taylor homer in Dodgers' 3-1 win over Phillies

Jun. 15, 2021 02:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Will Smith decided to praise every Dodgers reliever who came through against the Phillies, the catcher had a lengthy list to remember. “DP (David Price) coming in, Joe (Kelly), Blake (Treinen), Victor (González), and Kenley (Jansen) closing it...