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Fletcher, Trout lead Angels past Mariners 6-2

Jul. 21, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners manager Scott Servais calls it a "high sky," that time of night when the baseball tends to disappear somewhere between the ballpark lights and a starless sky. Luis Rengifo's two-out popup in the ninth inning seemed to be a routine play, keeping Seattle in a crisp, competitive game...

Nation marks 50 years after Apollo 11's 'giant leap' on moon

Jul. 20, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A moonstruck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's "giant leap" by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at parties, races, ball games and concerts Saturday, toasting with Tang and gobbling MoonPies. At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Aldrin showed Vice President Mike...

Mariners' Leake lose perfect game try in 9th, blanks Angels

Jul. 20, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A week after the worst start of his career, Mike Leake came back with his best. Shockingly so. Leake took a perfect game into the ninth inning, losing his bid at baseball immortality when rookie Luis Rengifo hit a leadoff single as the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-0 Friday...

Mariners' Leake loses perfect game in 9th vs Angels

Jul. 20, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Leake of the Seattle Mariners has lost his bid for a perfect game in the ninth inning on a leadoff single by rookie Luis Rengifo of the Los Angeles Angels. Rengifo hit a grounder into right field on a 1-1 pitch Friday night. The crowd in Seattle gave Leake a big cheer and he waved to...

Howard has 21 points and 10 rebounds, Storm beat Aces

Jul. 20, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Natasha Howard had 21 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks and four steals and the Seattle Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces 69-66 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory. Howard is playing amid her wife's social media allegations of physically threatening and abusive behavior. No charges...

Angels give up on Matt Harvey, drop pitcher from roster

Jul. 19, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels gave up on their $11 million investment in Matt Harvey, designating the 30-year-old right-hander for assignment on Friday. Harvey was 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA in 12 starts. He gave up six runs, seven hits and five walks over six innings in a 6-2 loss to the Houston Astros...

Microsoft cloud growth beats expectations

Jul. 18, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

Microsoft on Thursday reported quarterly profit of $13.2 billion, powered in large part by a steadily growing cloud computing business that the company says now accounts for almost a third of its total revenue. CEO Satya Nadella even said in a call with investors that "our commercial cloud business is the largest...

Ron Francis has big hopes as GM of Seattle's new NHL club

Jul. 18, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ron Francis has all kinds of eye-popping statistics attached to his Hall of Fame career. He averaged more than point a game, is second in NHL history in assists behind Wayne Gretzky and fifth in career points. When CEO Tod Leiweke and the ownership group of the Seattle NHL expansion team...

Across US, clergy mobilize to support vulnerable migrants

Jul. 18, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

So far this week, an anticipated nationwide sweep has not materialized at the expected magnitude. Yet the mere prospect of such action has prompted legions of pastors, rabbis and their congregations across the United States to stand ready to help vulnerable immigrants with offers of sanctuary and other services....

Pilot accused of flying while drunk in Nevada crash

Jul. 18, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot from Washington state was arrested on suspicion of flying while drunk after a private plane crash and fire at an airport in Nevada. Police say 41-year-old Ryan Raymond Dashiell of Spokane escaped serious injury in the crash of the twin-engine Cessna 550...