• Tigers' Sanchez loses no-hit bid with one out in 8th

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez lost his bid for a no-hitter when Toronto's Ezequiel Carrera singled with one out in the eighth inning Friday night. After lining a ball just foul down the right-field line, the former Tiger lined a clean single into shallow left....

  • Top-ranking Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer dies at 90

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith's highest governing body, has died. He was 90. Packer died Friday afternoon at his home in Salt Lake City from natural causes, church spokesman Eric Hawkins said in a statement. He was next in line to become...

  • 2 points from loss, Serena wins at Wimbledon; Venus next

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd. Twice, Williams was oh-so-close to the end of her bid for a fourth consecutive major title — and for the third leg of a...

  • FIFA deflects criticism about absence of Blatter from final

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association deflected criticism on Friday about FIFA President Sepp Blatter and secretary general Jerome Valcke not attending the Women's World Cup final, saying the winning captain won't care who hands over the...

  • Braves land 2 16-year-old prospects from Dominican Republic

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with two 16-year-old players — shortstop Derian Cruz and outfielder Cristian Pache, both of the Dominican Republic. Cruz and Pache will report to the Braves' Dominican Academy. The 6-foot-3, 170-pound Cruz is a switch-hitter who...

  • Cabrera leaves Tigers' game with strained left calf

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera left Friday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays in the fourth inning with a strained left calf. Cabrera was on first base with no outs and a 3-2 count to Victor Martinez, and took off with the pitch. Martinez fouled the ball off, but Cabrera pulled up...

  • Another 1700s Massachusetts home hit by vehicle

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    HALIFAX, Mass. (AP) — For the second time in two days, an 18th century Massachusetts home has been heavily damaged in a car crash. The latest accident happened early Friday morning in Halifax, about 40 miles south of Boston. Police say a car crashed into the 1740 home and ended up in...

  • A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute, he gets ball from 3,000th hit

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-Rod the home run ball from his 3,000th hit. At the time Rodriguez and the...

  • Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The powerful head of Vietnam's Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he expects President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam later this year. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said Friday he hopes to build...

  • Former sheriff who helped shape modern Las Vegas dies at 88

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Longtime Clark County Sheriff Ralph Lamb, a prominent figure credited with shaping Las Vegas' modern history, has died. Lamb, who was the basis for one of the lead characters of the short-lived CBS television show "Vegas," died Friday afternoon at age 88 in a Las...

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