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Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha (20) is congratulated by Stephen Piscotty after scoring against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Lamb homers, A's move closer to AL West title, beat Giants

Sep. 19, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics were more than fine waiting to celebrate a potential AL West title. They haven't won a division crown since 2013, so no rush from this happy-go-lucky group of sluggers. Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer once Oakland finally got to San Francisco's bullpen, and the...

Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson (28) is greeted by Marcus Semien (10) and Mark Canha (20) after hitting a three-run home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Logan Webb during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

A's clinch playoff berth with win over Giants, Mariners loss

Sep. 19, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An AL West title will mean so much more than simply clinching a playoff berth given how the past two seasons have gone for the Oakland Athletics. Then, the A’s might let loose and celebrate a little. But not just yet. They secured a third straight playoff berth with...

Kings hire former Rockets executive Monte McNair as new GM

Sep. 17, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

The Sacramento Kings have hired former Houston Rockets executive Monte McNair as their new general manager. The team announced the move to replace Vlade Divac on Thursday, making McNair the team’s top basketball executive reporting to owner Vivek Ranadivé. “Monte is one of the NBA’s top...

Seattle Mariners left fielder Tim Lopes reaches into seats occupied by cutouts while unsuccessfully trying to catch a foul by hit by San Francisco Giants' Wilmer Flores during the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. This is a makeup of a postponed game from Tuesday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Visitors at home, Giants hit 3 HRs and beat Mariners 9-3

Sep. 17, 2020 2:21 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two games postponed by a false-positive coronavirus test last weekend in San Diego. Two more scheduled in Seattle that were relocated to the Bay Area because of West Coast wildfires. Through it all, the San Francisco Giants just keep swinging. Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford and Evan...

Firefighter Cody Carter battles the North Complex Fire in Plumas National Forest, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Seeping under doors, bad air from West's fires won't ease up

Sep. 15, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dangerously dirty air spewing from the West Coast wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through air conditioning vents and preventing people already shut away by the coronavirus pandemic from enjoying a walk or trip to the park. People in Oregon,...

President Donald Trump listens as California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a briefing at Sacramento McClellan Airport, in McClellan Park, Calif., Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, on the western wildfires. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

California governor gently confronts Trump on climate

Sep. 14, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom had President Donald Trump one-on-one on live TV Monday, a perfect opportunity to spar with Democrats' public enemy No. 1 just 50 days before the election. But Newsom dropped the fiery tone he has employed in recent weeks about climate change and its...

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about climate change and wildfires affecting western states, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Biden vows to 'restore dignity for everyone'

Sep. 14, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is promising to “restore dignity for everyone, especially the poor” if he defeats President Donald Trump in November. Biden made his pledge Monday to an online...

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he arrives at Sacramento McClellan Airport, in McClellan Park, Calif., Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, for a briefing on wildfires. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump spurns science on climate: 'Don't think science knows'

Sep. 14, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With the smell of California wildfires in the air, President Donald Trump on Monday ignored the scientific consensus that climate change is playing a central role in historic West Coast infernos and renewed his unfounded claim that failure to rake forest floors and clear dead...

A forested area burned by the Riverside Fire is seen, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, near Molalla, Ore. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Latest: Sheriff: 2 more dead from California wildfires

Sep. 13, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): 6:30 p.m. CHICO, Calif. — A Northern California sheriff said Sunday that two more people have died from wildfires, bringing the state's total death toll to 24. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said during a news conference that seven people remain...

A firefighter battles the Creek Fire as it threatens homes in the Cascadel Woods neighborhood of Madera County, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Climate change largely missing from campaign as fires rage

Sep. 10, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Historic fires are raging across the western United States ahead of what scientists say is the typical peak of wildfire season. Hurricane Laura devastated parts of the Gulf Coast last month, while swaths of Iowa are recovering from a derecho that brought hurricane force winds to...