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Harper, Nationals have hole to dig out of

Bryce Harper had a chance to shine in front of his home fans during the All-Star break, and he took advantage by winning the Home Run Derby . Then it was back to reality for Harper and the Washington Nationals, who will need to turn things around soon if they want to avoid a...
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The Latest: Iranian state media say Trump’s tweet ‘passive’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on escalating rhetoric between Washington and Tehran (all times local): 2:30 a.m. Iran’s state-owned news agency has dismissed President Donald Trump’s warning tweet, issued all in capital letters, to Iranian President Hassan...
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Asian stocks mixed as trade tensions take center stage

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Monday as concerns over trade tensions moved to the forefront at the meeting this weekend of the Group of 20 industrial nations. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 tumbled 1.3 percent to 22,401.08 and South Korea’s...
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Trump returns to Russia doubting after a week of walkbacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capping a week of drama, back tracking, a double negative and blistering statements from allies about his attitude toward Russian election interference, President Donald Trump on Sunday was back to referring to “a big hoax.” Trump spent days...
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In Pakistan’s elections, minorities face daunting challenge

ISLAMABAD (AP) — As Pakistan heads into parliamentary elections this week, the country’s minorities are looking for better representation and a voice that will speak up for them in what rights groups warn is in an increasingly intolerant atmosphere in this...
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Marlins’ Brian Anderson emerges among MLB’s top rookies

MIAMI (AP) — The rebuilding Miami Marlins may have found their third baseman of the future. Or their right fielder. It’s the same player: Brian Anderson, who has blossomed into a contender for NL rookie of the year in his first full major league season. Anderson began the week...
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International League

___ Indianapolis 6, Charlotte 4, 11 innings Buffalo 5, Durham 3 Louisville 3, Syracuse 1 Norfolk 9, Rochester 5 Gwinnett 4, Pawtucket 3, 10 innings Columbus 5, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 0 Lehigh Valley 5, Toledo 3 No games scheduled Buffalo at Louisville, Game 1, 5 p.m. Buffalo at...
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Eastern League

___ Bowie 7, Erie 1 Bowie 4, Erie 3 Hartford at Portland, cancelled Harrisburg at New Hampshire, cancelled Akron 9, Richmond 8, 10 innings Trenton 9, Binghamton 2 Reading 6, Altoona 5 Altoona at Reading, cancelled Harrisburg at Portland, 7 p.m. Hartford at Trenton, 7 p.m. Altoona...
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World-class Ironman triathlete on mend from broken neck

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Ironman triathlete Tim Don carries a constant reminder of the accident with him — besides, of course, a neck that can only turn to the left and the fading marks from where screws painfully dug into his forehead. It’s tucked away in his wallet: A driver’s...
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Philippine Congress’ approval of Muslim peace deal delayed

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine House of Representatives has failed to ratify as expected a new autonomy deal that many hope will peacefully settle one of Asia’s longest-raging Muslim separatist rebellions and help prevent a repeat of a disastrous Islamic...
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