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Ohtani goes into HR Derby mode as Angels rout Tigers

Jun. 19, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani celebrated his appointment to next month's All-Star Home Run Derby in fitting style, connecting twice during the Los Angeles Angels' 11-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Ohtani clubbed his 20th and 21st homers of the...

Mann scores career-high 39, Clippers eliminate Jazz 131-119

Jun. 19, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George, Terance Mann and the Los Angeles Clippers have learned to thrive under adversity. So, when they trailed by 25 points early in the third quarter Friday night in Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Utah Jazz, it...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani 1st HR Derby entrant, Buehler vs D-backs

Jun. 19, 2021 02:03 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ DERBY WATCH Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani is the first confirmed competitor for the All-Star Home Run Derby at Denver’s Coors Field on July 12, and others...

D-backs lose record 15th straight, Souza homers in return

Jun. 19, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Diamondbacks stumbled to their franchise-record 15th straight loss, with Steven Souza Jr. hitting a go-ahead home run in his return to Arizona following a horrific knee injury and helping the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-0 victory Friday night. Arizona...

Diggins-Smith scores 21, Phoenix ends 4-game losing streak

Jun. 19, 2021 00:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 21 points, Brianna Turner had 15 points, eight rebounds and three steals and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks 80-66 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Brittney Griner added 14 points and eight...

Conley, Mitchell in lineup with Jazz facing elimination

Jun. 18, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell were in Utah's starting lineup for Game 6 on Friday night, with the Jazz facing elimination in the second-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers. Conley missed the first five games of the series after he...

11 U.S. mayors commit to develop reparations pilot projects

Jun. 18, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Eleven U.S. mayors — from Los Angeles to tiny Tullahassee, Oklahoma — have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of Black residents in their cities, saying their aim is to set an example for the federal government on how a nationwide program...

California launches new anti-human trafficking teams

Jun. 18, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California attorney general launched new anti-human trafficking teams to apprehend perpetrators and support survivors on Friday amid an alarming increase in labor and sexual exploitation statewide during the coronavirus pandemic. The state's...

Ohtani, backed by Ward's slam, leads Angels past Tigers 7-5

Jun. 18, 2021 01:58 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hadn't pitched in front of a full, rowdy crowd at Angel Stadium since he was a major league rookie three years ago, and he had missed the feeling. With 30,709 fans cheering them on, Ohtani and the Angels rode that wave of energy to...

Oscar De La Hoya announces boxing comeback vs UFC's Belfort

Jun. 17, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar De La Hoya says he is returning to the boxing ring for a bout against former UFC champion Vitor Belfort. The 48-year-old De La Hoya announced Thursday that he will end his nearly 13-year ring retirement Sept. 11 in Las Vegas for what is expected...