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"Young King" Solomon Grayson, 6, looks over at a sign that reads "You Could be Botham Shem Jean" during a Mothers Against Police Brutality candlelight vigil for Jean at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Dallas. Authorities are seeking a manslaughter warrant for the Dallas police officer who shot and killed Jean after she said she mistook his apartment for her own, police said Friday. (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 9:53 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting involving an off-duty Dallas police officer (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Court documents show that the Dallas police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a black man earlier this week also shot a man during a confrontation in 2017. An affidavit...
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Kansas City Royals watch as pitcher Jorge Lopez, center, leaves after he was pulled in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Minneapolis. Lopez had a perfect game through eight innings but gave up a walk and a hit in the ninth. The Royals won 4-1. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 08, 2018 - 9:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kansas City rookie Jorge Lopez came within three outs of a perfect game before Max Kepler walked leading off the ninth inning and Robbie Grossman followed with a single in the Royals' 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night. The 25-year-old right-hander made just his...
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"Young King" Solomon Grayson, 6, looks over at a sign that reads "You Could be Botham Shem Jean" during a Mothers Against Police Brutality candlelight vigil for Jean at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Dallas. Authorities are seeking a manslaughter warrant for the Dallas police officer who shot and killed Jean after she said she mistook his apartment for her own, police said Friday. (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 9:03 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The mother of a black man who was gunned down at his home by a white Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment for her own suggested that her son might still be alive if he were white. Allison Jean, the mother of 26-year-old Botham Jean, wondered whether race was a...
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Houston Astros' Alex Bregman (2) celebrates his solo home run with Carlos Correa (1) during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 08, 2018 - 8:22 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros proved last October they can win at Fenway Park. With another postseason clash possibly coming next month, the Astros are showing they haven't lost their touch. Alex Bregman hit his 30th home run, Charlie Morton returned from the disabled list with five solid...
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Kansas City Royals pitcher Jorge Lopez throws to a Minnesota Twins batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 08, 2018 - 8:21 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Kansas City Royals' Jorge Lopez is perfect through seven innings against the Minnesota Twins. A 25-year-old right-hander, Lopez was making his seventh big league start and fifth for Kansas City since he was acquired from Milwaukee in the late-July trade that sent Mike...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig gestures as he crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray in the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 08, 2018 - 1:01 am
DENVER (AP) — Kenta Maeda felt something the veteran pitcher doesn't always experience — a touch of nerves. Stepping into the shoes of All-Star closer Kenley Jansen happens to be stressful work. Even more so in the heat of a division chase. Clayton Kershaw threw six effective innings, Maeda...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani (17) watches his three-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 07, 2018 - 11:32 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Nothing seems to bother two-way star Shohei Ohtani at the plate. Not bad news. Not a hard-throwing, up-and-coming left-hander. Ohtani homered for the third straight game after learning he will probably need Tommy John surgery, launching a three-run shot to cap the Los Angeles Angels...
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Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher David Hess gestures as he wears an LSU football helmet in the dugout during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Hess was hit in the eye with a football while warming up before the game. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
September 07, 2018 - 10:29 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Orioles pitcher David Hess might want to stick to baseball. The rookie right-hander was hit in the left eye while playing catch with a football Friday night before Baltimore's game against Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field. He was taken to a specialist for an examination of...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani (17) watches his three-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 07, 2018 - 10:01 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: THE SHO GOES ON Shohei Ohtani doesn't need two good elbows to help the Angels. Doctors this week recommended the two-way rookie sensation have Tommy John surgery on his right pitching elbow, but Ohtani has been crushing it at the plate, hitting...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani (17) watches his three-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 07, 2018 - 8:28 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani says he plans to finish this season as the team's designated hitter and hasn't decided yet if he'll have Tommy John surgery. The 24-year-old rookie maintains he'll be able to return next season as a DH, even though he might not be able to...
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