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Dikembe Mutombo records Ebola messages for US officials

Jun. 24, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Unable to send disease fighters to help battle one of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history, U.S. health officials are turning to basketball hall of famer Dikembe Mutombo for help. Mutombo, regarded as one of the greatest defensive players in NBA history and a well-known philanthropist...

Alaska summer baseball team threatened by lack of financing

Jun. 24, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska summer baseball squad is threatened by financial troubles, officials said. The Peninsula Oilers summer collegiate baseball team is in jeopardy as it struggles to secure funding, The Peninsula Clarion reported Saturday. The team is in its 46th consecutive season. But a decline...

After World Cup rage, Cameroon faces demands for punishment

Jun. 24, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — After all the rage and rebellion in the stadium, England players received a far more convivial reception back at their hotel they shared with Cameroon. It came remarkably from Cameroon supporters who were far more graceful than some of their dissenting national team players...

Thai cave boys mark year since ordeal with Buddhist rites

Jun. 24, 2019 6:06 AM EDT

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach who grabbed global attention last year when they were trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks marked the anniversary of their ordeal with a religious ceremony Monday. The boys who became known as the Wild Boars, their...

Dodgers with big lead as they chase another NL West title

Jun. 24, 2019 3:18 AM EDT

The Los Angeles Dodgers needed a one-game playoff to win the NL West last year. That appears to have been an aberration. After six straight victories, the Dodgers now lead the division by 13 games, and that's a little more in line with their norm of late. Los Angeles has won the last six NL West titles, and twice...

LEADING OFF: Mets deal with reporter dust-up, LA rooks rock

Jun. 24, 2019 2:57 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: NEW YORK MESS The Mets open a series in Philadelphia a day after manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter in the clubhouse, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging him. Callaway snapped at Newsday's Tim Healey following a 5-3 loss to the...

Rodriguez looking to improve in ESPN baseball booth

Jun. 24, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Rodriguez had to make some adjustments when he switched from shortstop to third base after signing with the New York Yankees. He is having the same type of learning curve as a game analyst. Rodriguez said he is happy with the improvements he has made in his second year in the booth...

Green's win at Women's PGA makes mentor Webb proud

Jun. 24, 2019 2:52 AM EDT

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — In the middle of the night before the most important round of golf in Hannah Green's life, a storm rolled through that produced a crack of thunder loud enough to shake the house she was staying at with a handful of fellow Australians. Green didn't stir, as housemate Karrie Webb was...

Today in History

Jun. 24, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 24, the 175th day of 2019. There are 190 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 24, 1983, the space shuttle Challenger — carrying America's first woman in space, Sally K. Ride — coasted to a safe landing at Edwards Air Force Base in...

Pujols concludes STL return with 2 hits, Molina jersey swap

Jun. 23, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a weekend full of emotional moments, Los Angeles slugger Albert Pujols saved the best for last. Pujols capped off a stirring three-day return to St. Louis by exchanging jerseys with long-time friend and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina following the Angels' 6-4 win on Sunday. Pujols was...