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Crawford has 2 HRs, 8 RBIs as Giants overwhelm Rockies 19-2

Jul. 16, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Brandon Crawford capped a big day at the plate with a defensive gem. Crawford homered three times and drove in nine runs over the course of two games Monday, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 in the nightcap to complete a sweep of a split doubleheader. He finished off...

Beede's pitching, hitting lead Giants past Brewers 8-3

Jul. 14, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After having 11 days off between starts, Tyler Beede had to shake off some rust in the first inning before he quickly took control on the mound. He looked sharp at the plate, too, in leading the San Francisco Giants to an 8-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. Beede pitched...

California lawmakers consider new rules for political ads

Jul. 13, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Elections come and go, but the season for political advertising sometimes seems to never end. Facebook users in California, for example, may have noticed ads in recent months showing a woman with duct tape over her mouth and text that warns: "Legislators are leaving sexual assault...

NBA Summer League runs end for international invitees

Jul. 13, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NBA's decision to invite a pair of international teams to the Summer League showed promise, even as it also demonstrated the competitive challenges facing the host team for the 2019 Basketball World Cup. China struggled to beat NBA-affiliated squads made up largely of rookies or...

Hachimura leads Wizards past Hawks in Summer League

Jul. 12, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rui Hachimura scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half to help the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 76-74 on Thursday in the NBA Summer League. Selected ninth overall last month, the former Gonzaga star was 9 of 12 from the field with two 3-pointers, nine rebounds and two...

Ex-Wyoming football player to be jailed over sexual battery

Jul. 11, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A former University of Wyoming football player, who recently signed an NFL contract, had been accused of inappropriately touching two women while in college and was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail after pleading no contest to reduced charges. Carl Granderson, 22, entered the...

California man sentenced for keeping 15-year-old captive

Jul. 10, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One of two men charged with imprisoning a 15-year-old girl in a metal box at their Northern California marijuana farm was sentenced Wednesday to 31 years in federal prison. The girl, who had run away from home, was sexually abused by both men and required to help prepare the...

California lawmakers approve police shootings restrictions

Jul. 8, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a measure setting new standards for when police can open fire. It would allow police to use deadly force only when it is necessary to defend against an imminent threat of death or serious injury to officers or bystanders. Amendments...

Kings coach Luke Walton says sex assault claim lacks facts

Jul. 8, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton says sexual assault allegations against him are not backed up by facts and are designed to attract media attention. Walton made his comments in a court brief filed Wednesday in response to a lawsuit by former sportscaster Kelli Tennant. The lawsuit is...

Dubon's singular journey leads from Honduras to majors

Jul. 7, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

In so many ways, Mauricio Dubon's ascent to the big leagues has been unusual. Point No. 1 is simple: No major league player has ever been born-and-raised in Honduras. On Sunday, the Milwaukee Brewers prospect became the first. The rest is more complicated. It's a matter of perspectives, and Dubon has had many....