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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, right, pats catcher Chadwick Tromp, center, on the chest before being taken out of a baseball game by manager Gabe Kapler during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Slater homers twice as Giants down Kershaw, Dodgers 5-4

Aug. 9, 2020 1:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Austin Slater and the San Francisco Giants were able to do something they haven't done often, which is turn the tables on Clayton Kershaw. Slater became one of a select few to homer twice in a game off the Los Angeles Dodgers' left-hander as San Francisco held on for a 5-4 win Saturday...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Starling Marte celebrates as he crosses home after hitting a solo home run against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)

Marté, Vogt homer to carry Diamondbacks over Padres 3-2

Aug. 9, 2020 1:13 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Starling Marté and Stephen Vogt homered off Chris Paddack in the sixth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Saturday night. The Padres failed to capitalize on two more home runs by Fernando Tatis Jr., including his second leadoff homer in as many...

Paul Casey watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Blighty's big chance to end a century-old drought at PGA

Aug. 9, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Padraig Harrington won the PGA Championship in 2008 to become the first European-born winner since Tommy Armour of Scotland in 1930. As for England, that goes back more than a century, when Jim Barnes won the Wanamaker Trophy for the second straight time in 1919. Three Englishmen have...

Dustin Johnson hits from the fairway on the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Dustin Johnson emerges from a pack to lead PGA Championship

Aug. 8, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dustin Johnson supplied the birdies, eight of them Saturday at the PGA Championship, the most he has ever made in his 157 rounds of major championship golf for a 5-under 65 and a one-shot lead. Brooks Koepka supplied the needle. Koepka recovered from three straight bogeys to salvage a...

Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo follows through on a two-run home run that came off a pitch from Los Angeles Angels starter Patrick Sandoval in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The Rangers' Todd Frazier scored on the hit. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Gallo homers and Rangers use 6 pitchers to beat Angels 2-0

Aug. 8, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo hit a two-run homer after missing a game with a sore right wrist, six Texas pitchers combined on a four-hitter and the Rangers have consecutive wins for the first time this season after beating the Los Angeles Angels 2-0 on Saturday night. Gallo texted manager Chris...

Dustin Johnson watches his tee shot on the 17th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Latest: DJ takes third-round lead at PGA Championship

Aug. 8, 2020 10:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The latest from the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park: ___ Dustin Johnson lost his yardage book but he didn’t lose his composure after a double bogey on the ninth hole at the PGA Championship. Johnson shot a 5-under 65 in the third round at TPC Harding Park to enter the final...

Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George (13), left, and Portland Trail Blazers forward Wenyen Gabriel (35) battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

McGruder's late 3 helps Clippers edge Trail Blazers 122-117

Aug. 8, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Clippers coach Doc Rivers rested Kawhi Leonard and sat Paul George for the final five minutes following Los Angeles' plan to restrict playing time. They still pulled out a very big win over the Portland Trail Blazers when All-Star Damian Lillard missed a couple free throws...

Padres activate Hosmer from injured list, option Almonte

Aug. 8, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer was activated from the injured list Saturday after missing 11 of the first 14 games with gastritis. To make room on the roster, outfielder Abraham Almonte was optioned to the alternate training site. Hosmer was placed on the IL on August 1,...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2014, file photo, Carissa Moore surfs during round one of the Swatch Women's Pro Trestles competition in San Clemente, Calif. Professional surfers will be riding the waves again Sunday, Aug. 9, for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the sport in March. The Surf Ranch in Lemoore, Calif., some 100 miles from the Pacific Ocean, will provide a perfect bubble for the World Surf League’s Rumble at the Ranch featuring 16 surfers, including 11-time world champion Kelly Slater and Olympic qualifiers Kolohe Andino, Caroline Marks and four-time reigning world champ Moore. (Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

Surf's up again for Slater, Olympic qualifiers at Surf Ranch

Aug. 8, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Professional surfers will be riding the waves again on Sunday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the sport in March. The Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California, some 100 miles from the Pacific Ocean, will provide a perfect bubble for the World Surf League’s...

Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas works against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Semien delivers again vs Astros; A's win 8th in row

Aug. 8, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Fresh off a game-finishing hit, Marcus Semien gave the Oakland Athletics a fast start. Semien homered in the first after hitting a walkoff single to end a 13-inning win 15 hours earlier, and the A's beat the Houston Astros 3-1 on Saturday for their eighth straight victory. “A...