LEADING OFF: All-Stars Kluber, Fulmer match up before break

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, talks with Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke prior to a baseball game, Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) A look at what’s happening all around the majors Sunday: ___ ALL-STAR...

Iraq says forces are ‘tens of meters’ from retaking Mosul

An Iraqi army soldier walks on a damaged street as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi commanders said Saturday their forces are...

Report: Trump son, son-in-law met with Kremlin-linked lawyer

FILE – In this Monday, June 5, 2017 file photo, senior adviser to President Donald Trump Jared Kushner, right, and Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, sit in the front row in East Room of the White House in Washington. Donald Trump’s eldest son,...

Pyeongchang Olympics are icy path to warmer Korean relations

FILE – In this Feb 12, 2010 file photo, North Korea’s Song Chol Ri carries the flag during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Seven months ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics, many in South Korea, including new liberal President...

Ups and downs in 2 Koreas’ sports diplomacy over the years

FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2006 file photo, Korea flag-bearers Bora Lee and Jong-In Lee, carrying a unification flag, lead their teams into the stadium during the 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Turin, Italy. The two Koreas continued their joint march tradition at the...

State election officials worry about 2018 election security

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft looks at notes during a voter registration meeting at the the National Association of Secretaries of State conference, Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State election officials...

Out goes Frazier! Rookie hits HR in 9th to lift Yankees

New York Yankees’ Clint Frazier, center, is congratulated by teammates, including Aaron Judge, right, after hitting a three-run walkoff home run during the ninth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Yankee Stadium...

Harden signs extension, giving him richest NBA deal ever

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Beard has the richest contract in NBA history. The Houston Rockets signed guard James Harden to a four-year contract extension for about $160 million Saturday, giving him a total six-year deal with $228 million guaranteed. With Harden under contract on...

Rockets sign Harden to $228 million deal, NBA’s richest

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Houston Rockets have signed star guard James Harden to a four-year, $228 million contract extension, the richest contract in NBA history. The Rockets said Saturday the extension will run through 2022-23 season but will not kick in until 2019. That means...

Frazier homers in 9th to lift Yankees over Brewers 5-3

New York Yankees’ Clint Frazier, center, is congratulated by teammates, including Aaron Judge, right, after hitting a three-run walkoff home run during the ninth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Yankee Stadium...