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LEADING OFF: Cubs' Rizzo to get MRI, Suárez slugs away

Sep. 16, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BIG TEST The Cubs are sending star slugger Anthony Rizzo for an MRI after he sprained his right ankle Sunday, hoping the first baseman can still help with their postseason push. Rizzo was injured fielding a bunt at first base in the third inning during a 16-6...

100 losses no novelty this year; same with 100 wins

Sep. 16, 2019 3:13 AM EDT

The Baltimore Orioles might lose 110 games and still not end up with the No. 1 pick in the draft. That race, so to speak, is pretty unforgiving this year. The Orioles (49-100) are in the middle of a four-game series at Detroit (44-104) that matches the teams with the two worst records in baseball. Baltimore won...

LEADING OFF: Cubs' Rizzo to get MRI, Suárez slugs away

Sep. 15, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: BIG TEST The Cubs are sending star slugger Anthony Rizzo for an MRI after he sprained his right ankle Sunday, hoping the first baseman can still help with their postseason push. Rizzo was injured fielding a bunt at first base in the third inning during a 16-6...

Once feral horse now training for national competition

Sep. 15, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The first time Kirsty Wright had her new pony, Noelle, taken to the vet, the 8-year-old reared onto her hind legs, pushing Wright into the wall. It was then that Wright, a 32-year-old St. Petersburg College student, wondered what she had gotten herself into. When she saw a Facebook...

Saints at Rams in rematch of disputed NFC title game

Sep. 14, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

Throw that flag. For those who have short memories — very short — the last time the Rams and Saints met was in the NFC championship game in the Big Easy. New Orleans was victimized by a blatant officiating non-call that led to a rules change allowing pass interference to be part of the video review...

Nothing guaranteed, but avoiding 0-2 start big for Bucs

Sep. 13, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have never been very good at defying long odds, so avoiding an 0-2 start to the season was very important for a young team that hasn't made the playoffs in more than a decade. While the Bucs know first-hand that starting fast doesn't guarantee anything, however...

Richard Sherman, 49ers enjoying stay at Youngstown State

Sep. 12, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Richard Sherman wasn't overly enthused when he learned the San Francisco 49ers were spending an entire week in Ohio. Four days into their stay, the four-time Pro Bowl cornerback is singing a different tune. "My kids keep telling me they're mad that I left them in Santa Clara...

Florida man guilty of harassing an Iraqi-American family

Sep. 12, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been convicted of threatening and intimidating an Iraqi-American family to try to make them move out of their neighborhood. Court records show 58-year-old David Allen Boileau pleaded guilty Thursday in Tampa federal court to criminal interference with a right to fair...

Woman accused of sending threats, powder to Florida schools

Sep. 12, 2019 5:39 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida woman mailed threatening letters containing white powder to elementary schools where she previously worked as a teacher. Federal prosecutors say FBI agents arrested 65-year-old Maria Bassi Lauro at her Davenport home Wednesday. Records show she made her initial...

Florida juvenile facility locked down after riot

Sep. 12, 2019 4:36 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida juvenile detention facility was locked down following a riot. The Bradenton Herald reports that the riot occurred last week at the Palmetto Youth Academy in Manatee County. The sheriff's office says a staff member reported Sept. 4 that 43 juveniles were...