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Accelerate runs away with Pacific Classic at Del Mar

Aug. 18, 2018 11:18 PM EDT

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Trainer John Sadler woke up feeling confident on Pacific Classic day, believing he had the best horse in the field. "The toughest thing all day was getting into the parking lot," he said. Accelerate never gave Sadler reason for concern, living up to his name with a record 12...

Migrant spouse of pregnant woman detained on way to hospital

Aug. 18, 2018 11:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman said Saturday that she had to drive herself to the hospital and give birth without her husband after he was detained by immigration agents. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said the man was detained because he was wanted on an outstanding arrest...

LA Rams spoil Raiders' return to Coliseum with 19-15 win

Aug. 18, 2018 8:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean McVay and Jon Gruden both knew they've got to coach against each other in a real game just 23 days after the Rams' preseason visit from the Raiders. So while the Raiders' return to the Coliseum was a thrill for their faithful Southern California fan base, the Rams' young coach and...

Santa Anita to rename race in honor of American Pharoah

Aug. 18, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita will rename a Grade 1 stakes race in honor of 2015 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah. The track says the American Pharoah Stakes for 2-year-olds will be run at 1 1/16 miles on Sept. 29. The race was formerly known as the FrontRunner Stakes, which American Pharoah won...

Cahill sharp, A's beat Astros 7-1 to tie for AL West lead

Aug. 18, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics were an average team two months ago, a dozen games behind the Houston Astros and closer to the bottom of the AL West than the top. Well, look at the A's now. Trevor Cahill pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings and the Athletics kept up their unlikely...

The Latest: US says man was arrested on outstanding warrant

Aug. 18, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the arrest by immigration agents of a man as he drove his wife to the hospital so she could give birth (all times local): 4:15 p.m. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says that the California man who was arrested by its agents as he drove his wife to the hospital so...

California drops wildfire utility liability protection plan

Aug. 18, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are abandoning a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to shield electrical utilities from some financial liability for wildfires. For now. There's not enough time to settle the contentious and complex issues involved before the legislative session ends Aug. 31, Napa...

Norway's Hovland, UCLA's Bling advance to US Amateur final

Aug. 18, 2018 4:25 PM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Norway's Viktor Hovland had such an easy time in the quarterfinals and round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur that he didn't even need to play the 13th hole. When he got pushed a bit in the semifinals, Hovland responded. Hovland birdied six of seven holes he played on the back nine...

Goldschmidt homers, Diamondbacks beat Padres 9-4

Aug. 18, 2018 2:55 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks are making themselves right at home at Petco Park. Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run, Steven Souza Jr. drove in three and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 9-4 on Friday night. Goldschmidt drove the first pitch he saw from left-hander Joey...

Matt Olson homers in 10th, A's pull within game of Astros

Aug. 18, 2018 2:33 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With September approaching, the Oakland Athletics are showing the baseball world what they believed from the start: This group and its young sluggers are ready to make a playoff push. Matt Olson hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning after a video review gave Oakland the tying run...