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LEADING OFF: Cubs-Pirates in Williamsport, CC faces Indians

Aug. 18, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: LITTLE BIG LEAGUE Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs take on Josh Bell and the Pittsburgh Pirates in prime time at the MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Cubs left-hander José Quintana (10-7, 4.11 ERA) is 6-0 in eight starts since his...

Steelers honor Drake, keep Chiefs in check in 17-7 victory

Aug. 18, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The shirts read "shut out the noise." Shutting out the pain of suddenly losing the man behind the mantra will take far longer for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Still, there was something about the game-day routine that brought a sense of relief and normalcy just six days removed from the death...

Lamet, Padres cool off Phillies with 5-3 victory

Aug. 18, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dinelson Lamet and the San Diego Padres finally cooled off Philadelphia's lineup. The right-hander pitched six solid innings, Ty France hit a tiebreaking single and the Padres beat the Phillies 5-3 on Saturday night. Lamet (2-2) allowed three runs and six hits with six strikeouts and a...

Bryant homers, Cubs win 2-0 as Pirates strand 11

Aug. 17, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Bryant heard a voice from the crowd just before he homered to put the Chicago Cubs ahead in the seventh inning Saturday. After committing an error at third base each of the previous two innings, Bryant watched Steven Brault lift his leg. That's when he could just make out what a fan...

Sluggers from Iowa, Florida win home run derby at LLWS

Aug. 17, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A softball slugger from Iowa and a baseball player from Florida won the inaugural Little League Home Run Derby on Saturday at the Little League World Series. Everest Ouellette of Palm Harbor, Florida, topped in the baseball competition after he hit his 15th home run — the...

QB Josh McCown joins Eagles, ends retirement

Aug. 17, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh McCown's retirement lasted two months. The Philadelphia Eagles signed the 40-year-old quarterback to a one-year deal on Saturday. He is coming out of retirement to join his 11th team and play his 17th season. McCown provides insurance behind Carson Wentz, who has finished the past...

Phillies place Quinn on 10-day IL; Arrieta to have surgery

Aug. 17, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have lost pitchers Jake Arrieta and David Robertson for the rest of the season, and outfielder Roman Quinn was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday. Arrieta will have surgery to remove bone chips in his pitching elbow. The 33-year-old right-hander was 8-8...

Bicyclists ride up the highest peak in the Northeast

Aug. 17, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts man and a Pennsylvania woman won the grueling bicycle race up Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern United States. Erik Levinsohn, of Boston, and Stefanie Sydlik, 34, of Pittsburgh, beat the competition in the men's and women's divisions of the...

Apartment building blaze injures 2 firefighters

Aug. 17, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say an apartment building fire in Pittsburgh injured two firefighters, sending one of them to a hospital. The Pittsburgh public safety department said the blaze was reported in a four-story building in West Oakland on Saturday afternoon. Public safety officials say one of the...

Funerals held for 4 children killed in day care fire

Aug. 17, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Residents of a Pennsylvania city gathered to mourn and remember four of the five children who died when fire swept through a home child care center. A funeral service was held Saturday in Erie for 8-year-old La'Myhia Jones, 6-year-old Luther Jones Jr., 4-year-old Ava Jones and 9-month-old...