• Wimbledon Lookahead: Smallest group of US men since 1947

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — The seven U.S. men in the Wimbledon main draw represent the country's smallest contingent since 1947, when only five played at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament. Three are scheduled to be in first-round action Tuesday: 31st-seeded Jack Sock, 37th-ranked Sam Querrey,...

  • Reports: 2 dead after man sets self on fire on Japan train

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    ODAWARA, Japan (AP) — A man riding one of Japan's high-speed bullet trains set himself on fire Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, Japanese officials and media reports said. At least nine others were injured, one seriously, mostly from smoke...

  • LEADING OFF: Sale's K streak, Verlander and Hamilton back

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ ANOTHER 10K White Sox ace Chris Sale takes a streak of seven straight outings with at least 10 strikeouts into his start at St. Louis. The left-hander has fanned 85 during the run. FUTURES GAME In the opener of a...

  • Diamondbacks rally twice to beat Dodgers 10-6

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — After losing seven straight games to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Arizona Diamondbacks appeared headed for eight in a row until they pulled off a pair of comebacks Monday night. Welington Castillo doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Arizona erased a...

  • Bullpen blows 4-run lead, Dodgers lose 10-6 to Diamondbacks

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Bolsinger was so sick he couldn't pitch past the fourth inning. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly didn't feel good, either, for a much different reason. Pedro Baez gave up a tiebreaking double to Welington Castillo in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles bullpen blew...

  • Rand Paul 1st major-party candidate to court pot donors

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul is courting donors from the marijuana business in a groundbreaking event in Denver. The Kentucky senator is holding a fundraiser Tuesday at the Cannabis Business Summit. Paul becomes the first major-party presidential candidate...

  • Christie back at high school to announce 2016 run

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who spent three years as president of his high school class, is returning to his alma mater to announce he's running for president of his country. The Republican governor is set to launch his campaign Tuesday in the old gymnasium of...

  • Inboxes overflow as 2016ers amp up email appeals for cash

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If you're anywhere on the radar of the 2016 presidential campaigns, beware your inbox. On Tuesday at midnight, a quarterly period ends for campaigns to report how much money they've raised. That's set off a rush by the candidates to get you to donate before the...

  • Everybody's got an angle for raising campaign cash

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to raising money by email, everybody's got an angle. Some of the "ask" strategies being employed by the 2016 presidential candidates: ENTER TO WIN Who doesn't love a shot at winning something? Ted Cruz invited supporters to "come shooting with me." It...

  • Rand Paul 1st major-party candidate to court pot donors

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul is holding a groundbreaking fundraiser in Denver Tuesday afternoon. The Kentucky senator is holding a fundraiser with the new marijuana industry, which is holding an industry convention this week. Paul becomes the first...

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