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Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

Jul. 21, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. "Sunday has been canceled," the NYPD jokingly...

GOP group removes post calling congresswomen "Jihad Squad"

Jul. 21, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois Republican group has apologized and removed from its Facebook page a post that showed images of four Democratic congresswomen who have been criticized by President Donald Trump and referred to them as the "Jihad Squad." The post appeared Friday night on the Republican County...

Quigley, Dolson score 19 apiece as Sky beat Fever 78-70

Jul. 21, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Allie Quigley and Stefanie Dolson scored 19 points apiece to help Chicago beat the Indiana Fever 78-70 on Sunday for the Sky's fourth consecutive win. Quigley scored eight points in the fourth quarter, hitting two of her four 3-pointers, and Dolson finished with nine rebounds. Diamond...

Mejia homers as Padres beat Cubs 5-1 to avoid sweep

Jul. 21, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Adrian Morejon started his first major league game while sometimes-starter Cal Quantrill came out of the bullpen. The strategy worked. And the offense did the rest. Francisco Mejia homered, Fernando Tatis Jr. drove in three runs and the San Diego Padres avoided the sweep, beating the Chicago...

Rays place CF Kevin Kiermaier on IL with thumb injury

Jul. 21, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays placed oft-injured center fielder Kevin Kiermaier on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a sprained left thumb and recalled outfielder Guillermo Heredia from Triple-A Durham. Kiermaier is hopeful of missing just a couple of weeks after an MRI on Sunday found...

Rays place CF Kevin Kiermaier on IL with thumb injury

Jul. 21, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays placed oft-injured center fielder Kevin Kiermaier on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a sprained left thumb and recalled outfielder Guillermo Heredia from Triple-A Durham. Kiermaier is hopeful of missing just a couple of weeks after an MRI exam Sunday found...

Endangered birds halt Chicago beachfront music festival

Jul. 21, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago beachfront music festival set for August has been cancelled following concerns about its impact on endangered shorebirds. Organizers of Mamby on the Beach say the Aug. 23-24 festival was canceled due to "circumstances beyond our control," including two federally-protected piping...

Guerrero hits 1st slam, Blue Jays rally past Tigers 7-5

Jul. 20, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his first career grand slam, a 441-foot drive toward the bushes at Comerica Park that helped the Toronto Blue Jays rally for a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Guerrero's home run erased a 5-1 deficit in the fifth, and Brandon Drury added a...

White Sox win in 11th, hand Rays fifth straight loss

Jul. 20, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays' losing streak is now five games and they now face the likely task of trying to end it without Gold Glove center fielder Kevin Keirmaier. Yoán Moncada scored the winning run from first base on a single in the 11th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the...

Fabián, Fontana score; Union beat Fire 2-0

Jul. 20, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Marco Fabián and Anthony Fontana scored and the Philadelphia Union beat the Chicago Fire 2-0 on Saturday night to increase their Eastern Conference lead. Fabián opened the scoring for the Union (11-6-6) in the 12th minute with a low-driving right-footed blast into the left...