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Today in History

Jun. 29, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 29, the 181st day of 2020. There are 185 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 29, 1613, London’s original Globe Theatre, where many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed, was destroyed by a fire sparked by a cannon shot during...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, fans cheer as Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich walks off the field after driving in the winning run with a double during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Milwaukee. Major League Baseball players and owners are currently caught in a bitter dispute over how to start amid the coronavirus pandemic. Both sides occasionally mention fans, talking about doing right by them. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)

Would MLB fans view champ, stats as legit in 50-game season?

Jun. 17, 2020 2:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off a robust round of batting practice in Central Park, softball slugger Todd Montgomery squared up his Mets cap and took a swing at hardball questions involving his favorite team. Would Jacob deGrom be worthy of a third straight Cy Young Award if he goes 4-2 with a 1.45 ERA? Does...

How COVID-19 is transforming the film industry

Jun. 13, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After more than 40 years as an actor, Sheri Mann Stewart had finally taken the plunge to launch her own production company. A week after she wrapped shooting her first film for Mann Woman Productions, Atlanta went on pandemic lockdown. Mann Stewart was suddenly left with a film on hold, an...

FILE - In this March 16, 2019, file photo, Baylor sophomore shortstop Nick Loftin fields a grounder during the team's NCAA college baseball game against Cal Poly in Waco, Texas. The Kansas City Royals selected Loftin in the draft Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

Royals keep building with influx of more college prospects

Jun. 12, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals for years valued high school prospects in the first-year player draft, guys with an abundance of raw athleticism, undeveloped talent and what those in the scouting profession would call “high upside.” The trouble is such risks often carry even...

Visitors play on the field at the Field of Dreams movie site, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Dyersville, Iowa. Major League Baseball is building another field a few hundred yards down a corn-lined path from the famous movie site in eastern Iowa but unlike the original, it's unclear whether teams will show up for a game this time as the league and its players struggle to agree on plans for a coronavirus-shortened season. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Baseball plans game at Field of Dreams, but will they come?

Jun. 11, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Spurred by a voice telling him, “If you build it, he will come,” the Iowa farmer played by Kevin Costner dutifully carved a baseball field out of his cornfield and then watched as Shoeless Joe Jackson and his Chicago White Sox teammates strode out of the stalks and...

Editorial Roundup: US

May. 27, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 27 The New York Post on Twitter fact-checking President Donald Trump's tweets: After President Trump’s fevered conspiracy tweets about Joe Scarborough’s former intern Lori Klausutis, her widower, T.J. Klausutis, begged the...

New movie features snowy western Maine as backdrop

May. 17, 2020 8:07 AM EDT

RUMFORD, Maine (AP) — A movie that was released on Friday features the winter landscape of western Maine as a backdrop for an outdoorsman's story of survival. “Blood and Money” was written and directed by Cumberland native John Barr, and features many of the places he visited as a kid. The...