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LEADING OFF: Major League Baseball nears 20,000 players

May. 15, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ COUNT ’EM! Major League Baseball is full of huge numbers — 4,256 hits by Pete Rose, 511 wins for Cy Young, 2,632 consecutive games played by Cal Ripken Jr. ...

Living his dream, he settles into Curve broadcast booth

May. 15, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Little 2-year-old Preston Shoemaker of Hollidaysburg would look up at the video board at Blair County Ballpark back in 2002 and recognize all of the Altoona Curve players. “He’d see the players come up on the scoreboard, and it was, ‘Daddy,...

Boy, 10, a hit as league’s first fully blind baseball player

May. 15, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

EMMAUS, Pa. (AP) — Christopher Yetter, wearing a blue New York Mets jersey with his last name emblazoned in orange on the back, steps up to home plate. “Big hit Christopher,” the announcer bellows, as the boy strikes a purple ball that makes a beeping sound, and he...

At synagogue targeted by violence, vision for transformation

May. 15, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When he was working on the master plan for the post-9/11 World Trade Center site in New York City, architect Daniel Libeskind confronted a dilemma much like the one he will now face in helping revive another target of terrorist violence, the Tree of Life synagogue in...

Rep. Greene's combative behavior could spark ethics review

May. 15, 2021 00:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year before her election to Congress, Marjorie Taylor Greene searched for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at her Capitol office, taunting the New York Democrat to “get rid of your diaper” and “talk to the American citizens,” as shown in video unearthed by CNN. ...

Police: 4 men arrested in slashings on NYC subway

May. 15, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four people have been arrested in connection with subway slashings and assaults early Friday — a series of crimes that's sharpened the ongoing debate over safety and policing in New York City’s transit system. At least four men were wounded in the...

Police say man shot by Rochester officers brandished gun

May. 15, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester police officers fatally shot a man early Friday after seeing him brandish a handgun inside a car they had approached as part of an investigation into reported gunfire, authorities said. The man, who police did not identify, was a...

Hoskins hits 3-run double, Phillies beat Blue Jays 5-1

May. 14, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla (AP) — Rhys Hoskins hit a three-run double during a five-run seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Friday night. J.T. Realmuto returned to the Phillies' starting lineup one day after being placed on the...

With 2 days left, there's much left to decide in the NBA

May. 15, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

The play-in field isn’t quite set. And nobody knows who’ll play anybody yet. Welcome to the final weekend of the NBA’s regular season, with every first-round playoff matchup — even every play-in game matchup — still undecided, and the...

Phillips, Rays rally late, end Mets' 7-game winning streak

May. 14, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brett Phillips hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays stopped the Mets’ seven-game winning streak, rallying past New York 3-2 Friday night. After starters Tyler Glasnow and David Peterson both pitched...