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Chris Taylor, Joey Gallo homers lift Dodgers to 10th consecutive win

LOS ANGELES — Well, that wasn’t even close after all. But few of them have been. Chris Taylor and Joey Gallo hit home runs to turn a tie game into an 8-5 Dodgers victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night, completing a mini-sweep of their two-game interleague series. The win was the Dodgers’ 10th in a row –…

Angel City FC gets late goal to knock off Tigres in exhibition

<p>LOS ANGELES — Stefany Ferrer Van Ginkel has played for Tigres, but now calls Angel City Football Club home.</p><p>On Wednesday night, as the teams kicked off their two-year partnership, Van Ginkel earned her first start and helped Angel City pull off a 1-0 exhibition win in front of 12,258…

Little League West Regional: Arizona tops Northern California to reach title game

SAN BERNARDINO — Sidewinder Little League manager Troy Silva said, “We don’t want to ‘taco-bout’ it. We want to be about it.” J.J. Silva had four hits, and Troy “Taco-Man” Tewers struck out 12 as Arizona defeated Northern California, 8-1, in a West Region semifinal on Wednesday night at Al Houghton Stadium. “It was …

LAFC’s Carlos Vela gets MLS All-Stars going in victory over Liga MX

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. — Dayne St. Clair entered the interview room, wearing a smile as bright as his orange goalkeeper’s jersey and clutching a crystal trophy after helping the MLS All-Stars beat Liga MX. Coach Adrian Heath said slyly, “What did you win?” “MVP,” St. Clair coolly replied, …

Dustin May on track to rejoin Dodgers after next rehab outing

LOS ANGELES — One start away. According to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, right-hander Dustin May will make one more start on a minor-league injury rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday and then rejoin the Dodgers. That puts May on track to make his return from Tommy John surgery to the majo…

Suspect barricaded in Arcadia after officer, 2 others injured in shooting

A barricade situation in Arcadia was ongoing Wednesday night after a family dispute turned violent, leaving one officer and two other people shot and injured. The immediate residences surrounding a home in the 2500 block of Greenfield Avenue were evacuated early in the evening, and people in several blocks around th…

Hoornstra: How the ‘Bobby Bonilla contract’ became a $180,000 auction item

The Bobby Bonilla Contract has lived many lives. It was at first a simple pact between a player and his team, known only to both parties and the agent who brokered the deal. After Bonilla retired, but before the first $1.2 million payout in 2011, the pact became a symbol of the New York Mets’ ineptitude. Once the co…
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Major League Baseball Commits up to $150 Million to Get More Blacks Into the Game

In what has been the largest financial commitment in its history, Major League Baseball has pledged $150 million to the Players Alliance to improve its investment in Black players and professionals across the game over a ten year period. The money will go to a variety of programs built around participation in baseb…
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Kobe Bryant Estate and Nike Fail to Come to Terms

J.T. Torbit A beautiful business partnership has come to an end as the Kobe Bryant estate and Nike executives have failed to come to terms on a contract extension after a partnership that has lasted two decades. “Kobe and Nike have made some of the most beautiful basketball shoes of all time, worn and adored by fans…
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Briefly: Dave Roberts Becomes Second Black Manager to Win the World Series; Iyanla Vanzant’s, ‘Fix My Life’ Series on OWN is Coming to an End; Netflix Set to Premiere New Gospel Series Executively Produced by Pharrell Williams…

Dave Roberts Becomes Second Black Manager to Win the World Series Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent The Los Angeles Dodgers are the champions of baseball in large part because of a masterful managerial job by Dave Roberts, who becomes just the second African American skipper to win t…
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Michael Jordan Forms NASCAR Team, Secures Bubba Wallace as Driver

Staff             Basketball legend Michael Jordan is the newest NASCAR team owner. The 57-year-old will oversee a NASCAR Cup Series team with the only Black, NASCAR top racer, Bubba Wallace, as a featured driver. Jordan will be the majority owner while NASC…


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