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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, a woman wears a mask as she walks on campus at San Diego State University in San Diego. A coronavirus outbreak of more than 700 cases reported at San Diego State University has put all of San Diego County, with more than 3 million people, at risk of having to close indoor dining and shopping, many for a third time under California guidelines. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Campus outbreak threatens San Diego's economic recovery

Sep. 21, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The start of the semester at San Diego State University was, as always, a time for students to make and renew friendships on and off its urban campus and enjoy the beach and the city's unmatched August weather. The coronavirus meant far fewer people returned to campus this year but the...

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws during the second inning of Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Washington Nationals in Houston. The higher seeded team reaching the World Series will have last at-bats in Games 1 and 2 and if needed Games 6 and 7, not necessarily the team with the best record. The specification was contained in the July 23, 2020, agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ association to expand the playoffs following a regular season shortened due to the novel coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Seeding, not record determines who bats last in World Series

Sep. 21, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The higher seeded team reaching the World Series will have last at-bats in Games 1 and 2 and if needed Games 6 and 7, not necessarily the team with the best record. The specification was contained in the July 23 agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ association to...

Proposed San Diego fish farm could be first in federal water

Sep. 21, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A research institute in San Diego and an investment group in Long Beach have teamed up to propose what could be the first open-ocean fish farm in federal waters off the southern California coast. Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and Pacific6 Enterprise proposed the Pacific Ocean AquaFarm...

San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. (23), Jurickson Profar (10), and Jake Cronenworth (9) celebrate after the Padres beat the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in San Diego. The Padres clinched a spot in the playoffs. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Rally puts Padres back in playoffs for 1st time in 14 years

Sep. 20, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After 14 long years, the San Diego Padres are back in the playoffs, this time with a cast of stars who never flinch when they get down. The Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 7-4 Sunday with a three-run rally in the 11th inning that included a go-ahead double by newcomer Mitch Moreland. In...

San Diego Padres shortstop Eric Hosmer, center, celebrates after the Padres beat the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in San Diego. The Padres clinched a spot in the playoffs. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

LEADING OFF: 9 of 16 playoff spots open going into last week

Sep. 20, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: FINAL WEEK Fernando Tatis Jr. and the Padres are headed to the playoffs, so are DJ LeMahieu and the Yankees. But going into this last week, a lot of postseason spots are still wide open. San Diego and the Yankees clinched berths in the expanded 16-team field...

Seattle Mariners' Luis Torrens hits an RBI double during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Ex-Padres France, Torrens keep San Diego from clinching

Sep. 20, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have waited 14 years to get back to the playoffs, so standing by for at least one more day without clinching won't hurt anything. With their magic number down to one, the Padres were done in by former teammates Ty France and Luis Torrens, who backed left-hander Justus...

Padres activate Hosmer 12 days after he broke index finger

Sep. 19, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres activated first baseman Eric Hosmer from the 10-day injured list on Saturday, just 12 days after he broke his left index finger while trying to bunt. Hosmer started and batted fifth against the Seattle Mariners. The Padres had the chance to clinch their first playoff...

San Diego Padres' Manny Machado hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Machado, Paddack lead Padres over Mariners, 6-1

Sep. 19, 2020 1:54 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — While Fernando Tatis Jr. cools down, Manny Machado is heating up as the San Diego Padres close in on their first playoff berth in 14 seasons. Machado homered twice and drove in four runs, Chris Paddack one-hit Seattle for six shutout innings and the Padres beat the Mariners 6-1 Friday...

Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson (28) is greeted by Marcus Semien (10) and Mark Canha (20) after hitting a three-run home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Logan Webb during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

A's clinch playoff berth with win over Giants, Mariners loss

Sep. 19, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An AL West title will mean so much more than simply clinching a playoff berth given how the past two seasons have gone for the Oakland Athletics. Then, the A’s might let loose and celebrate a little. But not just yet. They secured a third straight playoff berth with...

Gary Woodland, of the United States, plays his shot from the second tee during the first round of the US Open Golf Championship, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Woodland returns as wounded US Open champion

Sep. 18, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Gary Woodland waited 15 months to return to the U.S. Open as defending champion and it turned into a miserable week before he even arrived. Woodland shot another 74 on Friday and appeared certain to miss the cut. What bothered him more than his score was a tear in his left labrum...