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Harper drives in 5 runs, Phillies rally past Dodgers 9-8

Jul. 17, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper hit a two-run double off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen with one out in the bottom of the ninth after pinch-hitter Matt Beaty hit a three-run homer off Philadelphia closer Hector Neris in the top half, rallying the Phillies to a 9-8 win over Los Angeles on Tuesday night....

Comic-Con at 50: Bigger than ever, but at what cost?

Jul. 16, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No one expected their culture would ever become mainstream when a few hundred comic book and science fiction enthusiasts and creators gathered in the basement of a San Diego hotel 49 years ago for what would become known as the first Comic-Con. Except Jack Kirby. "A long time ago he...

Making an immigration arrest requires hours of surveillance

Jul. 16, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Two immigration officers had been parked outside a home well before dawn when their target — a Mexican man convicted of driving under the influence in 2015 — appeared to emerge as the sun illuminated a gray sky. "I'm going to do a vehicle stop," an officer radioed....

Freeman, Soroka lift Braves to 4-1 win, sweep of Padres

Jul. 14, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Atlanta Braves All-Star rookie Mike Soroka remains on a brilliant run, helped along by a mighty swing by Freddie Freeman. Soroka struck out a career-high nine to win his 10th straight decision and Freeman hit a three-run homer to break a scoreless tie in the eighth inning as the Braves...

ESPN hires former Wazzu QB Leaf as college football analyst

Jul. 14, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

Ryan Leaf has been hired by ESPN to be a college football analyst, another step in the remarkable comeback of the former Washington State star who has battled drug addiction and served time in prison. Leaf will be paired with play-by-play announcer Clay Matvick and will mostly call games on ESPN2 and ESPNU. The...

Donaldson homers, scores go-ahead run in Braves' 7-5 win

Jul. 14, 2019 1:51 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Josh Donaldson and the Atlanta Braves have opened the second half at full speed. Donaldson hit a two-run homer in the first inning and then scored the go-ahead run on Ozzie Albies' single with one out in the 10th, and the Braves held on for a 7-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on...

Donaldson, Acuna Jr. homer in Braves' 5-3 win vs Padres

Jul. 13, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Josh Donaldson and Dallas Keuchel provide a 1-2 veteran punch on an Atlanta Braves team that's otherwise loaded with young stars. Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs, Ronald Acuna Jr. had a 455-foot shot and Keuchel pitched seven strong innings to lead the NL East-leading Braves...

Padres place Hedges, Lauer on bereavement list

Jul. 12, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have placed catcher Austin Hedges and left-hander Eric Lauer on the bereavement list. The Padres also traded reliever Phil Maton to Cleveland on Friday for international bonus pool money. Maton had been optioned to Triple-A El Paso on July 2. San Diego recalled catcher...

Lifeguard truck runs over young girl on California beach

Jul. 9, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a lifeguard truck has run over a young girl on a beach near San Diego. There's no immediate word on the girl's condition after the accident Monday evening in Coronado. She's believed to be about 4. City Fire Chief Jim Lydon tells the San Diego Union-Tribune that...

Judge refuses to toss California lawmaker's corruption case

Jul. 8, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge Monday refused to dismiss federal corruption charges against U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter or move the trial out of San Diego, saying he found no evidence so far that the California Republican lawmaker cannot get a fair trial here. U.S. District Judge Thomas Whelan in ruling from the...