LEADING OFF: Trout trots at Yankee Stadium, NL East stout

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: FISH STICK Mike Trout tries to homer in his fourth straight game when the Los Angeles Angels play their series finale at Yankee Stadium. The two-time MVP is coming off his first career game with four extra-base hits...
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Armenteros scores twice, Timbers win 6th straight

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Samuel Armenteros scored twice and the Portland Timbers extended their franchise-record winning streak to six with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night. Armenteros flicked Sebastian Blanco’s pass around defender Danny...
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US Gulf Coast prepares as Alberto brings wind, rain north

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida, Alabama and Mississippi launched emergency preparations ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend. Heavy downpours...
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Trout HR, 3 doubles in 1st 5-hit game; Angels top Yanks 11-4

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Trout homered and doubled three times during his first five-hit game in the majors, and the Los Angeles Angels quickly erased an early deficit in beating the New York Yankees 11-4 on Saturday night. Playing not far from his southern New Jersey hometown,...
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Rays 5, Orioles 1

E_M.Castro (1). DP_Baltimore 2. LOB_Baltimore 3, Tampa Bay 9. 2B_M.Machado (14), Cron (9), W.Ramos (6), Dan.Robertson (8). 3B_Valencia (1), Wendle (3). Cashner pitched to 3 batters in the 6th Umpires_Home, Mike DiMuro; First, Mark Wegner; Second, Jim Reynolds; Third, Ben May....

Japan ex-PM Nakasone, witness to war and success, turns 100

TOKYO (AP) — It is somehow fitting in a country known for longevity that one of Japan’s most prominent former leaders has reached 100 years of age. As a World War II naval officer, Yasuhiro Nakasone witnessed the depths of his country’s utter defeat and...
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Ramirez, Ibarra help Minnesota United beat Impact 2-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Christian Ramirez and Miguel Ibarra scored and Minnesota United beat the Montreal Impact 2-0 on Saturday night for their second shutout of the season. Ibson Barreto da Silva stole an errant pass in the attacking half, took a couple of dribbles and fed...
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Florida State beats Clemson 5-4, advances to ACC title game

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Rhett Aplin’s RBI single in the top of the ninth inning helped Florida State beat Clemson 5-4 on Saturday night and advance to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championship game. Jackson Lueck hit a tying homer in the eighth before scoring...
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Monument honors famous WWI war dog Stubby

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A new monument in Connecticut honors service animals with a statue of one of the nation’s most famous war dogs. The sculpture, “Stubby Salutes,” was unveiled Saturday in Veterans Memorial Park in Middletown. Stubby was a...
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Alan Gordon scores in 82nd, Fire beats Orlando City 2-1

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Alan Gordon broke a tie in the 82nd minute and the Chicago Fire beat Orlando City 2-1 on Saturday night. Gordon settled Bastian Schweinsteiger’s cross with a couple of touches at 25 yards from goal and fired a rocket into the upper right corner...
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