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Rasmussen loses perfect game in 9th, Rays beat Orioles 4-1

Aug. 14, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Drew Rasmussen took a perfect game into the ninth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays expanded their lead over Baltimore for the final AL wild card to 1 1/2 games with a 4-1 victory over the Orioles on Sunday. Rasmussen allowed his first baserunner when Jorge...

Rays SS Wander Franco takes on-field batting practice

Aug. 14, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco took on-field batting practice Sunday for the first time since being sidelined last month by a right hamate bone injury that required surgery. Franco said he will join Triple-A Durham on Tuesday to start a minor...

McClanahan stops 2-start skid, Rays beat Orioles 8-2

Aug. 13, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All-Star Shane McClanahan stopped a two-start losing streak, working six solid innings as the Tampa Bay Rays moved back in front of the Baltimore Orioles in the AL wild-card race with an 8-2 victory on Saturday. The benches and bullpens briefly emptied...

Italy's Letta: Italian right-wing threatens Europe democracy

Aug. 13, 2022 09:00 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The leader of Italy's Democratic Party warned Saturday of the threats that Italy's right-wing nationalistic parties pose to European democracy in a video released in multiple languages, and promised that his party would keep Italy at the center of the European Union if it wins the...

Mateo has 5 hits, Orioles pound Rays 10-3 for 8th win in 10

Aug. 12, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jorge Mateo had a career-high five hits, Adley Rutschman and Cedric Mullins each homered off the Tropicana Field catwalk, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-3 on Friday night. Rougned Odor had four of the Orioles' season-most 19 hits as...

Review: Jamie Foxx hunts vampires in comedy 'Day Shift'

Aug. 11, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

This year marks the centennial anniversary of F. W. Murnau's “Nosferatu,” a long time for us humans but only a blip for vampires. If you were looking to celebrate the birthday of that silent classic, which still casts a long and ominous shadow over all vampires films that have...

Hoerner, Cubs top power-hitting rookie Meneses, Nationals

Aug. 10, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nico Hoerner homered to ignite a four-run rally in the seventh inning that sent the Chicago Cubs over power-hitting rookie Joey Meneses and the Washington Nationals 4-2 Wednesday. Hoerner’s seventh home run ended a shutout bid by Nationals starter Josiah Gray and...

Meneses hits 2-run HR in 8th as Nationals beat Cubs 6-5

Aug. 10, 2022 00:50 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Joey Meneses hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, Keibert Ruiz went deep twice and the Washington Nationals regrouped after blowing a three-run lead, beating the Chicago Cubs 6-5 Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak. The Nationals were rolling...

New this week: 'Day Shift' and 'Five Days at Memorial'

Aug. 08, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — One of the best movies of the year is finally streaming. “Belle,” Mamoru Hosoda's...

Woman heading to prenatal checkup killed in California crash

Aug. 05, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pregnant woman who died along with her young son and three others in a fiery crash caused by a speeding car was heading to a prenatal doctor's appointment, her sister said Friday. Thursday's crash killed Asherey Ryan, her 11-month-old son Alonzo Quintero and...