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July 7, 2015 - 3:20am
16 hours 16 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forget the prime-time interviews or the formal, choreographed news conferences. President Barack Obama is taking to Twitter to muse about sports, pop culture, even Supreme Court rulings — at all hours of the day.

The White House has used Twitter to promote the president's views for years, but mostly in a highly scripted manner, with tweets composed by press aides and released at strategic times. Only occasionally would Obama post to Twitter himself....

July 7, 2015 - 3:06am
16 hours 16 min ago

MONDAY'S RESULTS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox 4, Toronto 2

St. Louis 6, Chicago Cubs 0

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Peoria 7, Burlington 2

Clinton at Quad Cities, ppd., rain

Wisconsin 5, Kane County 4, 11 innings

TUESDAY'S SCHEDULE

Toronto at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.

St. Louis...

July 7, 2015 - 2:29am
16 hours 16 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Rollins hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning against his former team, rallying the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers past the last-place Philadelphia Phillies 10-7 Monday night.

With one out, Jeanmar Gomez gave up consecutive singles to Yasiel Puig and Andre Ethier, who moved up on pinch-hitter Alberto Callaspo's groundout to the pitcher. Rollins followed with a two-run single to left-center, and Cody Asche's throw home pulled catcher...

July 7, 2015 - 2:29am
6 min 39 sec ago
BC-BBA--Leaders
TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS
By The Associated Press
AMERICAN LEAGUE

BATTING_MiCabrera, Detroit, .350; Fielder, Texas, .344; Kipnis, Cleveland, .336; JIglesias, Detroit, .319; Pedroia, Boston, .306; LCain, Kansas City, .305; Bogaerts, Boston, .304.

RUNS_Donaldson, Toronto, 64; Dozier, Minnesota, 63; Trout, Los Angeles,...

July 7, 2015 - 2:28am
16 hours 46 min ago
BC-BBA--Leaders
TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS
By The Associated Press
AMERICAN LEAGUE

BATTING_MiCabrera, Detroit, .350; Fielder, Texas, .347; Kipnis, Cleveland, .340; JIglesias, Detroit, .323; Pedroia, Boston, .306; LCain, Kansas City, .305; Paredes, Baltimore, .305.

RUNS_Donaldson, Toronto, 63; Dozier, Minnesota, 63; Gardner, New York...

July 7, 2015 - 1:36am
17 hours 6 min ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Nick Castellanos hit a home run and drove in four runs to lead a 19-hit outburst from the Detroit Tigers in a 12-5 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday.

Castellanos had a season-high four hits and matched a season best with four RBIs. Victor Martinez added four hits, while J.D. Martinez had three hits and two RBIs.

Mayckol Guaipe (0-1) took the loss after allowing three runs on two hits and a walk without getting an out in relief....

July 7, 2015 - 1:20am
17 hours 26 min ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A woman sitting several rows behind the Milwaukee Brewers' dugout has been injured when she was hit by a line drive off the bat of Atlanta's Eury Perez.

The game between the Braves and Brewers was delayed for about nine minutes in the top of the ninth inning Monday night as medical personnel attended to the fan.

She was helped to her feet before medics placed the woman on a stretcher and carried her up a flight of stairs to the...

July 7, 2015 - 12:57am
17 hours 36 min ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jonathon Niese pitched eight sharp innings for his first win in nearly two months, and the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Monday night to hand the World Series champions their seventh straight defeat.

Johnny Monell snapped a scoreless tie with a two-run double in the ninth against his former team. Michael Cuddyer had two hits, including a single that started the winning rally, to help the Mets improve to 3-1 on a six-game West Coast...

July 7, 2015 - 12:53am
17 hours 56 min ago

MLB-SCHEDULE

Cards thump Cubs...Bucs win on late hit

UNDATED (AP) — Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning at Wrigley Field on Monday, but the rest of the game belonged to the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Redbirds scored twice in the seventh and four more in the ninth to beat the Cubbies 6-0. Yadier Molina (YAH'-dee-ehr moh-LEE'-nuh) snapped the scoreless tie with a sacrifice fly and Randal...

July 7, 2015 - 12:43am
17 hours 56 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, is going on the auction block where it could fetch $20,000 or more.

It's the first major piece of Jenner memorabilia to go to auction since the winner of the 1976 Olympic Decathlon Gold Medal became Caitlyn Jenner.

The 24-inch torch features a brass finish and leather handle. It is being offered by Heritage Auctions at its Platinum Night Sports Auction...

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