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Joey Chestnut is chomp champ again in July 4 hot dog contest

Jul. 04, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Frankfurter-munching phenom Joey “Jaws” Chestnut put a protester in a chokehold while gobbling his way to a 15th win Monday at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, powering down 63 hot dogs and buns at the annual exhibition of excess. In...

Uneasy US tries to fete a July 4 marred by parade shooting

Jul. 04, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

A shooting that left at least six people dead at an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb rattled Monday's celebrations across the U.S. and further rocked a country already awash in turmoil over high court rulings on abortion and guns as well as hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection. ...

NLRB's top prosecutor seeks big changes, faces uphill battle

Jul. 04, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

As workers at major companies increasingly move to unionize, the political environment for labor couldn’t be more ripe. Perhaps nowhere is that more accurate than at the National Labor Relations Board, the agency that enforces the country’s labor laws and oversees union...

Alcantara could deliver first Cy Young Award for Marlins

Jul. 04, 2022 01:18 AM EDT

Sandy Alcantara is pitching like a contender for the Cy Young Award. If he wins it, that would be a first for the Miami Marlins. The Marlins have had an MVP in Giancarlo Stanton, but never in the franchise's three-decade history have they had a Cy Young winner. Alcantara threw a...

Today in History: July 4, Declaration of Independence

Jul. 04, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 4, the 185th day of 2022. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by delegates to the Second...

NYC remains winless under Cushing with 2-2 draw vs Atlanta

Jul. 03, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dom Dwyer scored in the 86th minute to give Atlanta United a 2-2 draw on Sunday that extended New York City's Major League Soccer winless streak to four since Nick Cushing replaced Ronny Delia as coach. Valentin Castellanos scored in the 38th and 58th minutes for...

McKenzie superb for 7 innings as Guardians edge Yankees 2-0

Jul. 03, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — About the same time New York Yankees star Aaron Judge grabbed a helmet and bat to pinch-hit, the Guardians committed a ninth-inning error that threatened to sabotage a great win. In the moment, manager Terry Francona's emotions nearly got the best of him. ...

Mets ace deGrom whiffs 5 of 6 batters in 1st rehab start

Jul. 03, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Back in a game at last, Jacob deGrom was sharp. The New York Mets ace struck out five of the six batters he faced and threw 18 of 24 pitches for strikes Sunday night in his first minor league rehabilitation start for Class A St. Lucie. The only...

Escobar homers again, Carrasco pitches Mets past Rangers 4-1

Jul. 03, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eduardo Escobar joined several Mets on the mound as they encircled Carlos Carrasco and high-fived him for a job well done. Plenty to feel good about, too. By the end of a winning weekend, two of New York's most pivotal pieces were back on track. ...

Wells wins 6th straight decision, Orioles beat Twins 3-1

Jul. 03, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tyler Wells took a no-hit bid into the fifth inning for the second straight start and won his sixth consecutive decision in leading the Baltimore Orioles over the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Sunday. Wells (7-4) struck out a career-high seven, allowing one run and...