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Reds top Twins 7-2, clinch 1st playoff spot since 2013

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — From three soaring home runs to an exuberant race out of the dugout in celebration of their postseason berth, the Cincinnati Reds made plenty of noise in Minnesota’s empty ballpark. They’re playing like they won’t leave quietly, either. Mike Moustakas homered twice, Freddy Galvis hit a solo shot and the Reds clinched […]

Duvall follows Ozuna with 3 HRs; Braves complete sweep

BOSTON (AP) — Adam Duvall hit three home runs a night after teammate Marcell Ozuna did it, making them the first teammates in major league history to perform the feat in consecutive games as the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves beat the stumbling Boston Red Sox 7-5 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep. Duvall hit a […]

Mom says 10-year-old son badly hurt by explosive disguised as Christmas ornament

DEWITT TWP, Mich. (WLNS)– A 10-year-old Michigan boy is recovering at the hospital after suffering severe injuries his mom said were caused by some type of explosive. “Last year my grandmother bought a Christmas box from a yard sale. It was full of ornaments and decorations and stuff and Connor found this little silver one. […]

Mirim Lee wins a stunner in a playoff at the ANA Inspiration

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Mirim Lee ran toward the water for the winner’s leap into Poppie’s Pond, and there was no blue wall to stop her. How she even got to that point as the ANA Inspiration champion was shocking even to Lee. She chipped in twice to stay in the hunt for a […]

In pandemic, Nigerian teacher can ‘teach the whole world’

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — For many 12th graders, the closure of Nigeria’s public schools to combat the spread of COVID-19 presents a particular problem: How to prepare for crucial, final exams? Basirat Olamide Ajayi, a math teacher in Lagos, Nigeria’s biggest city, came up with a solution. She began offering free mathematics classes online via […]

1 person dies as Nairobi hospital workers strike in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A man has died outside an emergency ward of Kenya’s largest referral hospital after he was not treated for hours by striking staff, a witness said. Pay raises for Kenyatta National Hospital workers were approved by the government in 2012 but the workers say they have not received the increases. Evans […]

Osaka says she’s out of French Open with injured hamstring

PARIS (AP) — U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the French Open because of an injured left hamstring. Osaka joins defending champion Ash Barty in skipping the French Open, which opens on Sept. 27 in Paris. In another blow to the clay Grand Slam, tournament organizers announced a further reduction in crowd […]

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