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Stealing the show: Acuña leads speedsters seeking October impact in pitch clock era

Oct. 04, 2023 11:40 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The image of Ronald Acuña Jr. stealing second base and then holding the bag above his head in triumphant glory is a signature moment from the Atlanta Braves' season. The steal did more than make Acuña the game's charter member of the 40-70 club. It also set him up...

These 8 Republicans stood apart to remove Kevin McCarthy as House speaker

Oct. 03, 2023 23:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Kevin McCarthy had support from 208 members of his conference to remain as House speaker. But it took only eight dissenters in his party to boot him from the job. A handful of Republicans joined with Democrats to make history as McCarthy became the first...

Lorenzen, Buxton, Hernández, Cueto out for Wild Card Series; Correa, Siri, Bush on rosters

Oct. 03, 2023 19:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Lorenzen, Byron Buxton, Johnny Cueto and Jonathan Hernández were among the players left off rosters for Wild Card Series that started Tuesday, while the Texas Rangers made the surprise inclusion of former top draft pick Matt Bush. Minnesota included...

Arizona to cancel leases allowing Saudi-owned farm access to state's groundwater

Oct. 03, 2023 19:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona governor Katie Hobbs said this week her administration is terminating state land leases that for years have given a Saudi-owned farm nearly unfettered access to pump groundwater in the dry southwestern state. On Monday, Hobbs, a Democrat, said the state...

Arizona Coyotes add veterans to join skilled young players in third year of a steady rebuild

Oct. 03, 2023 14:27 PM EDT

ARIZONA COYOTES COACH: Andre Tourigny (53-90-21 in two seasons with Arizona). SEASON OPENER: Oct. 13 at New Jersey. DEPARTURES: D Shayne Gostisbehere, F Christian Fischer, F Brett Ritchie. ADDITIONS: F Jason Zucker, F Alex Kerfoot, F Nick...

From the Avalanche down, there's 'never an easy night' in the NHL's Central Division

Oct. 03, 2023 12:30 PM EDT

Nathan MacKinnon didn't feel right about how last season went for the Colorado Avalanche. Sure, they shook off their Stanley Cup hangover and won the Central Division but something was off. “I just don’t think we had the team to win last year,” MacKinnon said. “Just didn’t...

DeSantis said he would support a 15-week abortion ban, after avoiding a direct answer for months

Oct. 03, 2023 00:15 AM EDT

When Ron DeSantis seemed to say during last week's Republican presidential debate that he would support a federal ban on abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancy, some anti-abortion activists called it the news they had been waiting months to hear. The president of Susan B. Anthony...

Even a 19-point loss has some silver linings for the growing Arizona Cardinals

Oct. 02, 2023 19:19 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — It's not often a 19-point loss generates feelings of optimism in the NFL. Considering where the Arizona Cardinals are in their current rebuild, there are still many reasons to consider Sunday's 35-16 loss to the San Francisco 49ers an encouraging step forward. ...

Judge affirms Arizona can no longer exclude gender-affirming care from state health plans

Oct. 02, 2023 17:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has approved a final settlement eliminating a ban on providing gender-affirming care under Arizona state employee health insurance. In court documents filed Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Marquez signed off on a consent decree in a class...

Houston Astros clinch the AL West with 8-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks

Oct. 01, 2023 17:56 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Houston Astros clinch the AL West with 8-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.