Stewart, Bird lead Storm to 81-72 win over Sparks

Jun. 28, 2018 11:58 PM EDT Stewart, Bird lead Storm to 81-72 win over Sparks BC-BKL–Sparks-Storm <!– –> SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 20 of her 27 points in the second half and Sue Bird had 10 points and 11 assists to help the Seattle Storm...

Mexico stuns US in World Cup qualifying, 78-70

Jun. 28, 2018 11:32 PM EDT MEXICO CITY (AP) — Francisco Cruz scored 24 points, Mexico opened with an 18-0 run and went on to beat the United States 78-70 on Thursday night in a qualifying game for next year’s FIBA World Cup. According to USA Basketball, it was just...

Australian leader distances government from spy prosecution

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister on Friday distanced his government from a decision to prosecute a former spy and his lawyer who accuse Australia of illegally bugging the East Timorese Cabinet while negotiating a deal to share oil and gas revenue....

One person hurt in Ohio 613 accident

VAN BUREN One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident Thursday night on Ohio 613, east of Van Buren, the Hancock County Sheriffs Office reported. According to sheriffs deputies, Pete A. Lopez, 51, of Findlay, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche south on Allen Township 229...

Bradley, Devers homer for Red Sox in 4-2 win over Angels

Jun. 28, 2018 10:43 PM EDT Bradley, Devers homer for Red Sox in 4-2 win over Angels By DOUG ALDEN Associated Press AP-BBA–Angels-Red Sox <!– –> Michael Dwyer, ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run homer and Rafael Devers had...

Oregon State wins College World Series, beating Arkansas 5-0

Jun. 28, 2018 10:40 PM EDT OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Freshman Kevin Abel threw a two-hitter for his record fourth victory in the College World Series, and Oregon State beat Arkansas 5-0 on Thursday night for its third national championship. Abel was nothing short of spectacular...

Nola shines in 10th victory, as Phillies top Nationals 4-3

Jun. 28, 2018 10:34 PM EDT PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Nola pitched into the eighth inning to win his 10th game of the season, Rhys Hoskins homered again and the Philadelphia Phillies started a pivotal division series by beating the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Thursday night....

Astros beat Rays 1-0 for 11th straight road win

Jun. 28, 2018 10:26 PM EDT Astros beat Rays 1-0 for 11th straight road win By DICK SCANLON Associated Press AP-BBA–Astros-Rays <!– –> Steve Nesius, ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Lance McCullers pitched seven strong innings, Jake...

Thames homers, benches clear as Brewers beat Reds 6-4

CINCINNATI (AP) — Eric Thames hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning Thursday night, and the Milwaukee Brewers slowed the Cincinnati Reds’ best surge of the season with a 6-4 victory. The game included a benches-clearing incident in the third inning as...

LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Yankees, part 3, for MLB lead

Jun. 28, 2018 10:13 PM EDT LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Yankees, part 3, for MLB lead By The Associated Press BC-BBO–Leading Off <!– –> Matt Slocum, ASSOCIATED PRESS Here’s a look at what’s happening around the major leagues on Friday: BEASTS OF THE...