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Highlights: An interview with China's vice foreign minister

Apr. 17, 2021 02:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng spoke with The Associated Press on a range of issues from U.S.-China relations to human rights. Below are highlights from Friday's interview: US-CHINA RELATIONS Le took on President Joe Biden's...

Justin Upton's grand slam powers Angels past Twins, 10-3

Apr. 17, 2021 01:51 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Caleb Thielbar had two strikes on Mike Trout when both Angels runners advanced on a wild pitch. With first base suddenly open, Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli intentionally walked the three-time AL MVP to bring up Justin Upton. When Upton smashed...

France delivers game-ending hit, Mariners drop Astros 6-5

Apr. 17, 2021 01:50 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ty France hit a game-ending RBI single, and the Seattle Mariners beat the depleted Houston Astros 6-5 on Friday night. Seattle earned its third straight win and seventh in nine games overall. Mitch Haniger had three hits for the second time this week....

Lehner gets shutout as Golden Knights blank Ducks 4-0

Apr. 17, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Robin Lehner made 16 saves for his first shutout of the season and 16th of his career, and the Vegas Golden Knights extended their winning streak to five games with a 4-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. William Karlsson, Chandler...

Rays dominate Yankees 8-2 in matchup of AL East strugglers

Apr. 17, 2021 01:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Frazier was batting in the eighth inning when some Yankees fans erupted, throwing about a half dozen balls on the field and causing the game to be stopped for 2 minutes, 15 seconds. By the end of Friday night, New York manager Aaron Boone let loose...

Bob Corkum abruptly steps down as US women's hockey coach

Apr. 17, 2021 01:38 AM EDT

Assistant coach Joel Johnson is taking over the United States women’s national hockey team after Bob Corkum abruptly stepped down less than three weeks before the world championships open in Canada. USA Hockey’s director of women’s national team programs Katie...

A year into COVID, Smithfield workers still have questions

Apr. 17, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sandra Silbert wasn’t taking any chances. She asked for a mask in March 2020 at the Smithfield Foods meatpacking plant in Sioux Falls. When she didn’t get one, she made them herself out of an extra set of curtains at home. ...

Wisconsin hikers turn to state parks during COVID pandemic

Apr. 17, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Halora Kidder loves to travel — she works in the travel industry, in fact — but when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many life changes followed. Recreation opportunities vanished. Work in the travel industry “just plummeted,” she said, so Kidder...

Sounders welcome fans back, thump Minnesota United 4-0

Apr. 17, 2021 01:18 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — On the night fans were welcomed back for the first time in 13 months, the Seattle Sounders provided plenty of opportunity for celebration. João Paulo scored a goal of the season candidate early in the second half, Raul Ruidiaz added two goals three...

Randle scores 44 in hometown, Knicks beat Mavs 117-109

Apr. 17, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Julius Randle scored 44 points in his best game in his hometown, leading the New York Knicks to a 117-109 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night for a five-game winning streak, their longest in seven years. RJ Barrett had 24 points and eight...