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Marte's single in 13th lifts Diamondbacks over Pirates 2-1

Jun. 23, 2018 12:20 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It was a strange sight after a big hit. Ketel Marte's two-out single in the 13th inning led the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. But, right after his go-ahead hit, Marte slammed his helmet down in frustration so hard that the sound could...

Pirates catcher Cervelli put on 7-day concussion DL

Jun. 22, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have put veteran catcher Francisco Cervelli on the seven-day concussion disabled list. The Pirates made the move Friday night just before the start of their game with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Rookie catcher Jacob Stallings was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis....

Police shooting of boy spurs more protests, appeals

Jun. 22, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

Protesters demonstrated Friday for a third day over the fatal police shooting in Pennsylvania of an unarmed black teen fleeing a traffic stop as they sought to get the attention of a nation engrossed by the immigration debate, and to pressure officials to charge the officer. Hundreds of marchers chanting "Who did...

Star Search: 76ers in the market for franchise players

Jun. 22, 2018 3:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown had an A-list comparison for 1-B first-round pick Zhaire Smith: Disgruntled San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard. "I think that when you look at just where I believe Zhaire can be, there are some common denominators that Kawhi had when we first brought...

Man convicted of slashing his baby gets 26 years in prison

Jun. 22, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted of kidnapping his newborn daughter, slashing her neck and cramming her into a trash bag inside a backpack has been sentenced to at least 26 years in prison. David Sleets was found guilty in April of attempted murder. The 37-year-old was sentenced Thursday to 26 to 52...

Woman admits to crime spree, robbing bank dressed as nun

Jun. 22, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has admitted her role in a monthlong crime spree across two states, including an attempted bank robbery in Pennsylvania where she and another woman dressed as nuns. Melisa Aquino Arias also pleaded guilty Friday to robbing a bank in Garfield, New Jersey, while wearing...

The Monkees postpone dates after Mike Nesmith became ill

Jun. 22, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Monkees have postponed the last four dates of their tour after guitarist Mike Nesmith became ill. The band posted on Facebook Thursday that Nesmith had "a minor health issue" before a show in Philadelphia and was advised to "rest for the next week." The 75-year-old has returned to...

Woman charged in ATM explosion at Philadelphia business

Jun. 22, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a Philadelphia woman helped blow up an ATM inside a city business during an unsuccessful theft attempt. Police say 34-year-old Tinikah Hogan faces numerous charges, including conspiracy and possessing a weapon of mass destruction. It's not clear if she has retained an...

Cartoonist who cited politics in firing finds new outlet

Jun. 22, 2018 10:32 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist who says he was fired because of his anti-Donald Trump drawings has found a new home for his work in Pittsburgh. A new alternative weekly, the Pittsburgh Current, said Thursday it had reached an agreement with Rob Rogers' syndication...

No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Ayton; Trae Young, Doncic swapped

Jun. 22, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar. Shortly after the Suns took Deandre Ayton to start the NBA draft Thursday night, the Mavericks traded up two...