Tanaka removed after running bases with stiff hamstrings

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was removed from Friday Night’s Subway Series opener against the New York Mets with stiff hamstrings shortly after scoring his first major league run. Tanaka reached in the sixth inning when first baseman Adrian Gonzalez...
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Courtney Force leads Funny Car qualifying in Virginia

DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — Courtney Force led Funny Car qualifying Friday in the inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. Force had a 3.983-second pass at 323.35 mph during her second qualifying run of the day in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing...
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Hatchet slaying suspect returned to Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The suspect in a hatchet slaying earlier this week in Tennessee has been brought back to the state after his arrest in Kentucky. The Tennessean reports 36-year-old Domenic Micheli was returned to Nashville on Friday. Kentucky State Police arrested...
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BJ Armstrong: Everything new is old, everything LeBron is MJ

Note: While many NBA fans have said if LeBron James’ supporting cast did more, the Cavs would be more competitive. BJ Armstrong, a former member of Jordan’s supporting cast, shares his perspective. Armstrong says everything new is old, everything LeBron is Jordan. His...
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BJ Armstrong: Everything new is old, everything LeBron is MJ

Note: While many NBA fans have said if LeBron James’ supporting cast did more, the Cavs would be more competitive. BJ Armstrong, a former member of Jordan’s supporting cast, shares his perspective. Armstrong says everything new is old, everything LeBron is Jordan. His...
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Ohio Adds Cameras, Separate Cells To Prison Transport Vans

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio says it’s replacing several prison transport vans and will be installing cameras and building individual cells inside them for the state’s most violent and dangerous inmates. The state prison system also says it will load inmates into vans...

Homelessness, welfare get boost in California budget deal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders agreed to spend $500 million to combat homelessness and $90 million to increase grants for people on welfare as part of a $139 billion budget compromise released Friday. The deal left out an...
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Homelessness, welfare get boost in California budget deal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders agreed to spend $500 million to combat homelessness and $90 million to increase grants for people on welfare as part of a $139 billion budget compromise released Friday. The deal left out an...
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Florida stopped doing gun permit checks for more than a year

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — For more than a year, Florida failed to do national background checks that could have disqualified people from gaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The lapse, revealed in an internal report that was not widely known about until Friday,...
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Dustin Johnson shoots 7-under 63 to grab lead at St. Jude

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson wants to sharpen his game for the U.S. Open. Moving back to No. 1 in the world would just be a nice bonus because the only way he can do that before Shinnecock Hills is by winning the St. Jude Classic. Johnson knows what he wants....
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