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Congo confirms 1st Ebola case in city of Goma

Jul. 14, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — The Congolese health ministry confirmed an Ebola case in Goma late Sunday, marking the first time the virus has reached the city of more than 2 million people along the border with Rwanda since the epidemic began nearly a year ago. The health ministry said the man who had arrived earlier...

Astros' Marisnick suspended for plate collision with Lucroy

Jul. 11, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick was suspended for two games by Major League Baseball on Thursday for his violent home plate collision with Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy before the All-Star break. Marisnick said he still felt terrible about the play and had a...

Mystery, excitement for British Open's return to Portrush

Jul. 11, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

Graeme McDowell winning the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was a source of pride for Northern Ireland. Rory McIlroy winning the U.S. Open at Congressional the following year with a record score was a source of hope. And then a month later, Darren Clarke became the first Ulsterman in 64 years to raise the silver...

Woman admits to killing husband with dagger during foreplay

Jul. 9, 2019 4:17 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has admitted to fatally stabbing her husband in the back with a 14-inch decorative dagger while the two were roughhousing as a part of sexual foreplay. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports 49-year-old Jennifer Lynn Via was sentenced Monday to 15 years in...

Springer's single in 10th lifts Astros over Angels 11-10

Jul. 7, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After missing a couple of chances to put the game away Sunday, the Houston Astros felt fortunate to finally close it out in the 10th inning. George Springer hit a game-ending, RBI single in the 10th and the Astros beat the Angels 11-10 Sunday after a violent collision at home plate knocked...

Phillies' Herrera accepts suspension for rest of season

Jul. 5, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera accepted a suspension for the rest of the season under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. The commissioner's office announced his decision Friday, two days after domestic assault charges against Herrera in Atlantic City,...

Elliott vows to avoid trouble after meeting with Goodell

Jul. 2, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott is vowing to avoid incidents similar to a recent one in Las Vegas that forced the star running back of the Dallas Cowboys to meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell. Elliott tweeted Tuesday after meeting with Goodell in New York that he had "worked hard to make better...

Teen ump caught in parents' brawl gets major league support

Jun. 30, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The 13-year-old umpire caught in the middle of a brawl at a youth baseball game got a big league show of support Sunday. Josh Cordova and his family were invited to Coors Field by major league umpire Chris Guccione to see the Los Angeles Dodgers play the Colorado Rockies. Guccione, who's from...

MLB umpire reaches out to teen ump involved in adult brawl

Jun. 30, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Hey blue, great call! Major league umpire Chris Guccione invited a teenage ump who was involved in a game that ended in an adult brawl to attend the Dodgers-Rockies series finale Sunday at Coors Field. Guccione and his crew just wanted to show their support for 13-year-old Josh Cordova, who...

Police: 11 adults, 1 teen cited after youth baseball brawl

Jun. 27, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Police say a dozen people have now been cited for disorderly conduct after a brawl during a youth baseball game in Colorado. Lakewood police had previously announced the citations to six people and provided an updated total on Thursday. Police received a video of the June 15 fight...