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Town devastated by wildfire savors high school football win

Town devastated by wildfire savors high school football win

It is heaps of melted metal. It is scorched pine trees. It is a place where things used to be, before a fire destroyed nearly 19,000 structures and killed 86 people in November 2018. But on Friday night, Paradise looked like home again. Thousands of people filled the stands at Om Wraith Field at Paradise High School — which…Read more »

Sánchez pitches into 9th, slugging Nats roll past Cubs 9-3

Sánchez pitches into 9th, slugging Nats roll past Cubs 9-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Aníbal Sánchez wanted to help his weary teammates with a strong performance on the mound. The solid afternoon at the plate was an unexpected bonus. Sánchez pitched one-hit ball into the ninth inning and helped himself with two perfectly placed bunts, leading the Washington Nationals to a 9-3 victory over the Chicago…Read more »

Police make arrests over esports match-fixing at tournament

Police make arrests over esports match-fixing at tournament

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Police say six Australian men allegedly fixed matches in an online esports game and bet on the rigged results. Victoria Police raided three homes in Melbourne’s suburbs on Wednesday and two more homes on Friday, arresting six men aged 19 to 22. The investigation began in March after police received information…Read more »

Redbirds pass Cubs in standings

Redbirds pass Cubs in standings

UNDATED (AP) _ The St. Louis Cardinals have regained sole possession of the NL Central lead after receiving plenty of help from the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Bucs scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to pull out a 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs. Brandon Kintzler walked pinch-hitter Cole Tucker with the bases loaded…Read more »

Russell returns to Cubs

Russell returns to Cubs

UNDATED (AP) _ Addison Russell is back in the majors after being recalled by the Cubs from Triple-A Iowa for the second time this season. The infielder was suspended for 40 games last September for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic abuse policy. He was with the Cubs from May 8-July 24 this season before being…Read more »

USA tops Spain in pre-World Cup exhibition, 90-81

USA tops Spain in pre-World Cup exhibition, 90-81

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — This was a week of wake-up calls for USA Basketball, some provided by unheralded G League players in practice and now more offered up by the Spanish national team. The Americans learned from both. Donovan Mitchell scored 13 points, Khris Middleton added 12 and the U.S. topped Spain 90-81 on Friday…Read more »

Manning and Jones throw TDs to lead Giants over Bears

Manning and Jones throw TDs to lead Giants over Bears

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning pulled out a page from the Daniel Jones’ playbook. He was perfect in a game in which the heir apparent faced adversity for the first time. The 38-year-old, two-time Super Bowl MVP threw a touchdown pass in a flawless series and the New York Giants had their way…Read more »