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Braves beat Giants 6-0, clinch 2nd straight NL East title

Sep. 20, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves clinched their second straight NL East title as Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his 41st homer in a 6-0 win over San Francisco on Friday night that eliminated the Giants from postseason contention in Bruce Bochy's last year as San Francisco manager. Acuña scored three runs...

Immaculate: Franco Harris' TD catch voted greatest NFL play

Sep. 20, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

Immaculate indeed. Pittsburgh running back Franco Harris' scoop of a deflected pass and subsequent run for the winning touchdown in a 1972 playoff victory against Oakland — forever known as the "Immaculate Reception" — has been voted the greatest play in NFL history. A nationwide panel of 68 media...

Civil rights group: Airline forced girl, 12, to remove hijab

Sep. 20, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Muslim civil rights advocacy group is demanding changes at Air Canada after a 12-year-old U.S. Squash Team player says she was forced to remove her hijab while boarding at San Francisco International Airport. The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic...

Trump brings back 9th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee

Sep. 20, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former adviser to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions was nominated for a second time Friday to a position on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, an effort that has been criticized by California's two senators. The White House announced that President Donald Trump would nominate...

49ers sign T Sam Young, place WR Trent Taylor on IR

Sep. 20, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed tackle Sam Young to a one-year deal and placed receiver Trent Taylor on injured reserve. The Niners made the move to bring back Young on Friday after losing starting left tackle Joe Staley to a broken leg last week. Staley is expected to miss...

Yankees beat Angels 9-1, claim 1st AL East title since 2012

Sep. 19, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first AL East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from old mainstay Brett Gardner and newcomer DJ LeMahieu. A day after wasting a chance to clinch first place, the...

Ahkello Witherspoon making major strides in 49ers' secondary

Sep. 19, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The biggest weakness in the San Francisco 49ers' secondary last season now might be its biggest strength. Through two games, cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon has intercepted one pass and allowed a microscopic quarterback rating of just 16.0. Last season, he intercepted zero passes...

Odds stacked against Steelers heading into game vs. 49ers

Sep. 19, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Two straight losses to open the year, a season-ending injury to the franchise quarterback, and a West Coast trip to face an undefeated team all add up to many people writing off the Pittsburgh Steelers before the end of September. That's just the way coach Mike Tomlin likes it....

Court calls US "enhanced interrogation techniques" torture

Sep. 19, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal court in San Francisco has taken the unusual step of using the word "torture" to describe the treatment of a Palestinian man while he was in CIA custody following the Sept. 11 attacks. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals used the word in a 2-1 ruling to describe the harsh...

Man charged in kidnapping of ride-share driver in California

Sep. 19, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area authorities have charged a man in connection with the alleged kidnapping and attempted murder of a Lyft driver last week. The Richmond Police Department said Wednesday prosecutors charged Marcus Dean with kidnapping and attempted murder after he allegedly held...