2:09 PM EDT, Thu August 16, 2018
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Stephen Curry supports women's game by hosting girls camps

Stephen Curry supports women's game by hosting girls camps

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Just like Steph, seventh-grader Amanda Kerner stood before a big crowd and knocked down shot after shot from five different spots on the court — 20 makes in 2 1/2 minutes, complete with a buzzer-beater.For one afternoon, Stephen Curry ensured that 200 girls in his camp had as real a chance as possible to try to be a little bit like him, down to the fancy dribbling work and competitive shooting drills he does daily alongside Kevin Durant throughout the season.Curry went nuts for Kerners success.Her summer? Absolutely made.It was the best thing in my life that ever...
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Titans, Saints use new ways to keep NFL players cool in camp

Titans, Saints use new ways to keep NFL players cool in camp

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has been so focused on football with his new team that he didnt realize until a few days into training camp just how special the benches on each sideline really are.Now he takes a couple of minutes whenever possible during practice to sit and cool off.Literally.Its great, said Lewis, who spent the past three years with New England. Its real hot ... so whenever you use anything to make you cool down a little bit, I think its a great tool. Its been here for the whole time, but I just realized it like probably last week. So definitely...
11 hours ago

Husband arrested in missing family case in Colorado

FREDERICK, Colo. — Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case. The Frederick Police Department said officers had made an arrest in connection to the case involving 34-year-old Shanann Watts and her two daughters, Bella and Celeste. ...
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Paul Newberry: Suspend Urena for rest of season for plunking Acuna

Paul Newberry: Suspend Urena for rest of season for plunking Acuna

ATLANTA — Ronald Acuna Jr. is good for baseball.Jose Urena and his defenders are not.Jose, take the rest of the season off.And while youre at it, take Keith Hernandez with you.In a nod to the bad ol days when it was apparently acceptable to plunk a guy who was playing too well, Urena unleashed a 97 mph fastball to Acunas left forearm with his very first pitch of Wednesday nights game in Atlanta .Fortunately, it appears Acuna escaped serious injury. The Braves said X-rays on his elbow were negative and results of further tests would be announced on Thursday.Nevertheless, Major League...
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MLB roundup: Ronald Acuna hit by first pitch, Braves top Marlins 5-2

MLB roundup: Ronald Acuna hit by first pitch, Braves top Marlins 5-2

ATLANTA — Slugging rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. was hit by a pitch before he could take the Marlins deep again, but Dansby Swanson filled the power void for Atlanta, hitting a two-run homer that led the Braves to a 5-2 win over Miami on Wednesday night.Acuna, who had hit leadoff homers in the last three games and homered in five straight overall, didnt get a chance to extend the streak. Jose Urena plunked him on the left elbow with a fastball on his first pitch of the day, triggering a melee. Benches and bullpens for both teams emptied onto the field twice after the pitch. No punches were...
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After Pennsylvania church sex scandal, abuse victims elsewhere want full reckoning

Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their ranks. But in dozens of other dioceses, there has been no reckoning, leading victims to wonder if the church will ever...
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70 years after Babe Ruth's death, fans still flock to grave

70 years after Babe Ruth's death, fans still flock to grave

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — Amid the serene graves at Gate of Heaven Cemetery sits the one where visitors leave baseballs and bats instead of bouquets, tributes to a baseball superstar who still outshines others seven decades after his death.Its the resting place of Babe Ruth, the indelible slugger and larger-than-life personality who died Aug. 16, 1948.Considered by many to be the greatest player in baseball history, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox legend set home run records — 60 in one season, 714 in his career — that stood for decades, and he remains one of the sports defining...
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Former ICE agent sexually assaulted two women, tried to stop them from reporting the crimes: prosecutors

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A former special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting two women and using his position to make sure they didn't report the crimes. Authorities say John Olivas of Riverside was arrested Wednesday and pleaded...
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Real Salt Lake’s road struggles continue with 2-0 loss at expansion LAFC

Los Angeles • Christian Ramirez scored his first two goals since joining Los Angeles FC in a trade last week, helping the expansion team beat Real Salt Lake 2-0 on Wednesday night.
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‘WE ARE NOT THE ENEMY’: U.S. newspapers hit back at Trump’s rants on ‘fake news’

NEW YORK — The nation's newsrooms are pushing back against President Donald Trump with a coordinated series of newspaper editorials condemning his attacks on "fake news" and suggestion that journalists are the enemy. The Boston Globe invited newspapers across the country to stand up for the press...
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Rays shut down Yankees for 6-1 victory

Rays shut down Yankees for 6-1 victory

NEW YORK — Brandon Lowe went through his first 100 minor league games this season without a clue of what a slump felt like.Tampa Bays 24-year-old rookie got a quick dose of it in the majors.Wednesday nights starter, Jake Faria, even joked that Lowe was nearing Stephen Vogts major league record of 0-for-32 hitless at-bats to start a career.Lowe then hit a run-scoring single his first time up and two at-bats later knocked in another run, and the Rays beat the New York Yankees 6-1 on Wednesday night.Finally I can move past that huge obstacle of the first hit and I can finally relax and settle...
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Democratic leaders avoid abuse accusations against Minnesota attorney general

WASHINGTON — The head of the Democratic Party insisted Wednesday that allegations of domestic abuse against his second-in-command would not hurt his party ahead of this fall's midterm elections. Yet four days after the first public accusation of physical and emotional abuse emerged against Minnesota...
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Twitter CEO considers changes to website after placing Alex Jones on timeout

NEW YORK — A day after Twitter gave right-wing conspiratorialist Alex Jones a weeklong timeout, CEO Jack Dorsey is mulling deeper changes to the social media service that might limit the spread of fake news, misinformation and hate speech. Twitter joined other prominent tech companies in muzzling...
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Swimmer injured after shark attacks him near Cape Cod

TRURO, Mass. — A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human at the popular summer tourist destination since 2012. The victim was a 61-year-old man, who suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs, said...
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Hard Knocks: Bills receiver Coleman can't escape Browns past

Hard Knocks: Bills receiver Coleman can't escape Browns past

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — New Buffalo Bills wide receiver Corey Coleman cant escape reminders of Cleveland no matter how hard hes tried to put his two seasons with the Browns in the past.First, there was the second episode of HBOs Hard Knocks series on Tuesday, which detailed how a frustrated Coleman demanded the Browns trade him. And then on Friday, the 2016 first-round draft pick is expected to make his Bills debut in a preseason game at Cleveland.Hey, its going to be weird. But Im not out there anymore, Coleman said. Im just treating it like any other game.As for TV cameras capturing his final...