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Big League Ballparks Broil As Heat Wave Grips Much Of Majors

At Wrigley Field, misters in the back of the bleachers tried to cool the crowd. At Yankee Stadium, only one player took batting practice on the field. In Cleveland, rules were relaxed on what fans could bring into the park. Even for a sport that promotes high heat, Saturday was a scorcher ...

Guerrero Belts First Grand Slam, Blue Jays Rally Past Tigers, 7-5

DETROIT (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his first career grand slam, a 441-foot drive toward the bushes at Comerica Park that helped the Toronto Blue Jays rally for a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Guerrero’s home run erased a 5-1 deficit in the fifth, and Brandon ...

Lowry Prevails In Celebrated Return To Emerald Isle

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — The outcome was never in doubt to just about everyone but Shane Lowry. A year ago, he sat in the parking lot at Carnoustie and cried after missing the cut in the British Open for the fourth straight year. Even with a four-shot lead Sunday at Royal Portrush, ...

Bad Weather Leads To Some High Scores On Final Day

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland— Rain is no stranger to the British Open. Wet and windy weather is pretty common in Northern Ireland, too. But the adverse conditions on the final day of this year’s tournament, the first time golf’s oldest major has been across the Irish Sea since 1951, ...

Mariano Rivera Is The Closer For HOF Induction Ceremony

COOPERSTOWN — For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pele long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a tearful moment to reflect on the accomplishments of her late husband, and she handled a ...

Harvick Holds Off Hamlin To Win At New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kevin Harvick used a late bump and run to win last year at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Repeating required another bump, but there was little time for a run before Harvick crossed the finish line 0.210 seconds ahead of Denny Hamlin on Sunday. “It turned into a wild ...

Herman Wins Barbasol Championship By 1 Shot

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jim Herman rode President Donald Trump’s putting advice to victory in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship. Taking advantage of playing partner Kelly Kraft’s two late bogeys, Herman finished with a 2-under 70 for a one-stroke victory at Keene Trace. A shot ...

Horoscopes

On this planet of standard gravity, to rise above a thing isn’t so easy. It usually involves a climb, or a ride on something high-powered or lighter than the air. The sun bursting into creative Leo would like to suggest the vehicle of imagination as an option. Send your mind high above you ...

Physicians Can Prescribe PPI Use Longer Than 14 Days

DEAR DR. ROACH: What’s the story with Prilosec? Doctors routinely tell people with GERD or acid stomach to take this forever. Yet it clearly describes only a 14-day treatment on the box. A physician assistant told me that because of a rare infrequent condition some users have that the ...

Free Spirit Feels Like Wings Are Being Clipped With Current Beau

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I have been dating for nearly two years. He would literally do anything for me. He’s incredibly affectionate and supportive, and a lot of women would love to have someone like him. My problem is we see the world through completely different eyes. I’m an ...

Today In History

Today is Monday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2019. There are 162 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 22, 1991, police in Milwaukee arrested Jeffrey Dahmer, who later confessed to murdering 17 men and boys (Dahmer ended up being beaten to death by a fellow prison ...

New Standards Aim To Improve Surgery For The Oldest Patients

WASHINGTON — The 92-year-old had a painful tumor on his tongue, and major surgery was his best chance. Doctors called a timeout when he said he lived alone, in a rural farmhouse, and wanted to keep doing so. “It was ultimately not clear we could get him back there” after such a big ...

Number Of Overdose Deaths In US Appears To Be Falling

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary statistics suggest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the provisional numbers showing nearly 68,000 drug overdose deaths were reported last year. The number ...

Oregon Teen Activists Score Mental Health Days For Students

SALEM, Oregon (AP) — Oregon will allow students to take “mental health days” just as they would sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health under a new law that experts say is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. But don’t ...

State Audit Finds Lapses At New York Mental Health Agency

New York’s mental health facilities are not ensuring parents and guardians are properly notified of incidents of abuse and neglect, according to a recent audit by state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “Vulnerable patients are at greater risk when their parents and family members are kept ...

GOP Sees The Recall As Its Way Back To Power

DENVER (AP) — Republicans frustrated by losing their grip on political power in some Western states have begun deploying a new weapon: the recall. Once reserved for targeting corrupt or inept elected officials, the recall has become part of the toolkit for Republicans seeking a do-over of ...

Nadler: Mueller Hearing To Air Evidence Of Trump Wrongdoing

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee chairman said Sunday that this week’s hearing with Robert Mueller will air “very substantial evidence” of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump and make a public case for impeachment. Republicans pledged sharp questioning of the special counsel ...

1960s Prankster Who Named Yippies Dies At 87

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his daughter said. Krassner died at his ...

Aide: Trump Criticism Of US Not Same As 4 Democrats’ Words

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A top White House adviser on Sunday claimed there was a “huge difference” between Donald Trump’s criticisms of America during the 2016 presidential campaign and the critiques by four Democratic congresswomen of color with whom Trump is feuding over the ...

Phils Edge Bucs In 11; Fan Walks To Plate

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A fan casually walked to home plate and approached Philadelphia hitter Brad Miller for a handshake before being apprehended, and the Phillies later beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Sunday on Rhys Hoskins’ home run in the 11th inning. Moments after Bryce Harper argued a ...