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Alfaro gets big hit as Marlins beat Mets 4-2, win series

Aug. 05, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jorge Alfaro hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 4-2 on Thursday, taking three of four from the sagging NL East leaders. New York has lost six of eight overall and is 2-4 since its big...

Richard Trumka, longtime president of AFL-CIO, dies at 72

Aug. 05, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Trumka, the powerful president of the AFL-CIO who rose from the coal mines of Pennsylvania to preside over one of the largest labor organizations in the world, died Thursday. He was 72. The federation confirmed Trumka’s death in a statement....

Resuming a national tour? Oh, Hall & Oates can go for that

Aug. 05, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — John Oates of Hall & Oates, the multi-platinum soul-pop duo behind hits like ″Private Eyes,” ″Rich Girl” and “Maneater,” is eager to return to concert stages again and prepared for an extra loud reaction when he does. “I think...

LEADING OFF: Rizzo on a roll, Phils drive for 5, Rendon done

Aug. 05, 2021 03:24 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ WILD RIDE Anthony Rizzo and the New York Yankees host surprising Seattle in the opener of a four-game series between AL wild-card contenders. Rizzo...

Báez's late homer, slick slide lead Mets past Marlins 5-3

Aug. 05, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Javier Báez hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning after scoring on a nifty slide in the second, and the New York Mets snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. The Mets, who had lost five of...

Phillies extend winning streak to 4 with 9-5 win over Nats

Aug. 04, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rhys Hoskins homered and drove in three runs, Didi Gregorius hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies extended their winning streak to four games with a 9-5 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. “Rhys is a constant,”...

MLB season starts March 31, again with every team scheduled

Aug. 04, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will open the 2022 season on March 31 — as long as there isn't a work stoppage — and will try for the fourth time to have every team play its first game on the same day for the first time since 1968. The league released the full...

Philadelphia wins behind goals from Glesnes, Gazdag, Santos

Aug. 04, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Jakob Glesnes, Daniel Gazdag and Sergio Santos scored in the first half and the Philadelphia Union cruised past Toronto FC 3-0 on Wednesday night. Philadelphia (7-4-7) won for just the second time in its last eight matches — snapping a three-game...

Penn State University requires masking at all campuses

Aug. 04, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State University will require students, staff and visitors at all its campuses to wear masks while indoors, the school announced Wednesday, responding to a statewide surge in coronavirus cases. The masking rule will apply to everyone,...

UCLA to host Villanova on Nov. 12 as part of home-and-home

Aug. 04, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA will host Villanova on Nov. 12 for the first time in 11 years. The game is part of a home-and-home series finalized between the two schools Wednesday. The Bruins, who advanced to the Final Four last season, will go to Philadelphia to face the...