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Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

Jul. 21, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. "Sunday has been canceled," the NYPD jokingly...

LEADING OFF: Skaggs' funeral, White Sox debut full netting

Jul. 21, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: PAYING RESPECTS Ryan Braun will miss Milwaukee's home game against the Cincinnati Reds to attend the funeral of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was found dead in a Texas hotel room on July 1. Braun and Skaggs were workout buddies. Mike Trout and...

Heat wave knocks out power to thousands in NYC

Jul. 21, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of New York City residents are grappling with power outages as extreme heat continues to bake the metro area. Con Ed reports that roughly 50,000 customers were without power as of 10 p.m. Sunday due to scattered outages, mostly in Brooklyn and Queens. The utility said it was...

Yastrzemski homers in 12th to lift Giants over Mets 3-2

Jul. 21, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants general manager Farhan Zaidi acknowledged early Sunday he's keeping an open mind as the July 31 trade deadline approaches and has yet to decide whether his team will be buyers or sellers. Mike Yastrzemski wants Zaidi to keep San Francisco's roster intact. The 28-year-old rookie...

Mariano Rivera closes Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Jul. 21, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pelé long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a tearful moment to reflect on the accomplishments of her late husband, and she handled a...

1960s prankster Paul Krassner, who named Yippies, dies at 87

Jul. 21, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his daughter said. Krassner died at his home in Desert Hot...

Snell, d'Arnaud help Rays beat White Sox to end 5-game skid

Jul. 21, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell and Travis d'Arnaud are making good things happen for the Tampa Bay Rays when they're on the field together. Snell struck out 10 in six scoreless innings, d'Arnaud hit his first grand slam and the Rays stopped their longest losing streak of the year at five games by...

Yanks' Voit: 'I thought broken jaw' when hit by Bettis pitch

Jul. 21, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When first hit by a pitch from Colorado's Chad Bettis, Yankees slugger Luke Voit was scared. He remembered when Giancarlo Stanton's jaw was broken by Milwaukee's Mike Fiers five years ago. "I thought broken jaw. My teeth were going to be all scattered everywhere," Voit said Sunday. "I...

Paxton stumbles again, Rockies beat Yanks 8-4 to stop slide

Jul. 21, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For all the talk of an imminent turnaround, James Paxton has not been much of an improvement over Sonny Gray for the New York Yankees. Paxton allowed a leadoff home run for the second straight outing when Charlie Blackmon shook out of a slump with the first of his four hits , starting the...

Woman, child killed in NYC house blaze

Jul. 21, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman and a child have been killed and two teens injured in a fire in a two-story home. The Fire Department of New York says the call about the blaze at the Queens home on 117th Street came in at 9:38 a.m. Sunday. Firefighters responded to the scene, and found the four people. Officials...