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Athletics get key hits from Brown, Murphy in seventh and beat Twins

OAKLAND — The Athletics got enough offense from some slumping hitters Tuesday night to support their pitching staff and beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 before a crowd of 3,460 at the Coliseum. With the score tied 2-2, Seth Brown and Sean Murphy delivered the deciding blows as the A’s improved to 16-23. Minnesota, leaders in the American League Central, fell to 21-16. Brown, who came in on a 1-for-11 streak and was hitting .163, doubled home one run and then catcher Sean Murphy, hitting .186 and without a hit in his previous 21 at-bats, punched a two-run bloop RBI single to left to score two more. The hits came off starter and loser Josh Winder (2-2), who entered in the fourth inning for starter Dylan Bundy, who was limited to three innings coming off the COVID-19 list. Zach Jackson, the third

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Dodgers rout Diamondbacks to complete doubleheader sweep

LOS ANGELES — After the Dodgers won the first game of Tuesday’s split doubleheader, Mookie Betts was asked how he was going to spend the hours before the start of the second game. He planned to “go to sleep” and, frankly, he didn’t see why any teammate wouldn’t do the same. There’s nothing like a good nap. The Dodgers scored eight times in the first two innings Tuesday night and rode that early wake-up call to a 12-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete their second doubleheader sweep in the past 11 days. The double dip Tuesday, during which the Dodgers scored 19 runs, gives them’ a four-game winning streak – spun on a dime from last week’s four-game losing streak. The Diamondbacks actually drew first blood in Tuesday’s second game, touching Dodgers starter Tyler Anderson for...

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High school girls lacrosse: 6A/5A recap of Tuesday’s first round

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News 6A Playoffs Bingham 21, Clearfield 4 Alexia Young led the way with six goals as Bingham took the win over Clearfield in the 6A first round. Herriman 21, West 1 Kelsie Lambert had five goals while Morgan Eldredge added three as the Mustangs defended their home field and knocked out West. Weber 18, Copper Hills 0 Carlie Murray notched seven goals while Griffiths Griffiths added three more as Weber rolled past Copper Hills for the 6A first round win. Mia McKinney made seven saves in goal to preserve the shutout. Westlake 16, Layton 9 Westlake picked up the playoff victory over Layton behind four goals from Hailey Romrell. Five different Thunder players scored two goals. American Fork 11, Roy 10 Rachel Taylor led the way with six goals including the winning goa

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Horoscope for Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Moon Alert Avoid shopping or important decisions until 7:15 a.m. Chicago time. After that, the moon moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn. Aries (March 21-April 19) You are confident in your views, especially when talking to parents, bosses and people in authority. You’re interested in big ideas -- not little details. You might be surprised if someone challenges what you have to say. (Relax, everyone’s opinionated today.) Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today you are fascinated with profound discussions about philosophy, religion and other intellectual ideas or life belief systems. You will discuss some ideas that you have, and you’ll be interested in hearing what other people have to say. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Because you feel generous and benevolent toward others, you might do fundraising or

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Recount Bound: PA Republican Senate Race Between Dr. Oz and Hedge Fund Boss Too Close to Call

Stephanie Keith/GettyThe Republican Senate primary in Pennsylvania was too close to call late Tuesday night, with television doctor Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund manager David McCormick almost in a dead heat and currently within the 0.5 percent margin that would trigger the state’s automatic recount rule. As of midnight on Tuesday, Oz had clawed out a lead of just a few hundred votes over McCormick, with MAGA die-hard Kathy Barnette about seven points behind in third. For weeks, Oz and McCormick polled neck and neck, despite the boost Oz received from former President Donald Trump’s endorsement. But down the stretch, Oz had to fend off the upstart Barnette, who exploited her right-wing bona fides to mount a last-minute charge that siphoned enough skeptical Trump voters away from Oz to p...

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High school boys soccer: 6A/5A second round recap from Tuesday’s games

Brighton’s Sam Schwendiman and Olympus High’s Clayton Numbers fight for the ball during the second round of the 5A boys soccer playoffs at Olympus High School in Holladay, Utah, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Brighton won 3-2 in overtime.Kristin Murphy, Deseret News 6A Playoffs Davis 3, Fremont 1 Talon Meyer, Nash Jensen and Ashton Bond each scored a goal to lead Davis to the win over Fremont in the 6A second round. Weber 4, American Fork 1 Tyson Brown netted two goals to lead Weber to the win over American Fork in the 6A second round. Syracuse 2, Hunter 2 (Syracuse 5-4 in PKs) Ryker Smith and Jack Cook had second half goals as Syracuse won a 5-4 shootout to pick up their first playoff win in school history. Mountain Ridge 6, Clearfield 1 Brody Laga netted two goals to lead Mountain Ridge

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Ukraine hopes to swap steel mill fighters for Russian POWs

Ukrainian fighters extracted from the last bastion of resistance in Mariupol were taken to a former penal colony in enemy-controlled territory, and a top military official hoped they could be exchanged for Russian prisoners of war. But a Moscow lawmaker said they should be brought to “justice.” The Russian parliament planned to take up a resolution Wednesday to prevent the exchange of Azov Regiment fighters, who held out for months inside the Azovstal steelworks plant while Mariupol was under siege, according to Russian news agencies. Ukraine's deputy defense minister, Hanna Maliar, said negotiations for the fighters' release were ongoing, as were plans to rescue fighters who are still inside the sprawling steel mill. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said “the most influential inter

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High school scoreboard: NCS baseball, softball playoffs, CIF NorCal volleyball regionals

NCS baseball playoffs (All games start at 5 p.m. unless noted) Division I Tuesday’s first round No. 1 Foothill 6, No. 16 Monte Vista 2 No. 9 Heritage 10,  No. 8 Berkeley 0 No. 4 California 4, No. 13 Alameda 3 No. 12 Granada 3, No. 5 College Park 2 No. 2 Clayton Valley Charter 5, No. 15 Dublin 3 No. 7 Liberty 3, No. 10 Acalanes 2 No. 3 De La Salle 10, No. 14 Freedom 3 No. 6 San Ramon Valley 7, No. 11 Pittsburg 5 Friday’s quarterfinals No. 9 Heritage at No. 1 Foothill No. 12 Granada at No. 4 California No. 7 Liberty at No. 2 Clayton Valley Charter No. 6 San Ramon Valley at No. 3 De La Salle, 3:30 p.m. Division II Wednesday’s first round No. 16 Washington-Fremont at No. 1 Marin Catholic No. 9 Ukiah at No. 8 Vintage No. 13 Livermore at No. 4 Casa Grande No. 12 Northgate a

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SF Giants bats’ erupt for 10 runs, 12th straight win vs. Rockies

DENVER — As the saying goes, no lead is safe at Coors Field. Even with offensive outbursts up and down their order, the Giants were left sweating in the late innings of an eventual 10-7 win over the Rockies, extending their winning streak against Colorado to 12 games dating back to last season. The Giants had to call on closer Camilo Doval for the second straight night to record the save, getting the powerful C.J. Cron to fly out as the would-be tying run to bookend a game that began with a 464-foot home run by a player listed generously at 5-11, 180. There’s no softer landing for a hitter coming off the injured list than the mile-high setting in Colorado, and Tommy La Stella took full advantage. In his first full game back from offseason surgery, La Stella clobbered the second pitch of th

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Angels fall apart in nightmare 8th inning, lose to Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — A mix of bad luck and bad pitching cost Ryan Tepera and the Angels. The Angels took a one-run lead into the eighth inning but gave up seven runs in a nightmarish sequence, losing 10-5 to the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. The meltdown spoiled a night in which Mike Trout was poised to be the hero with three hits, including a tie-breaking solo homer in the seventh. Tepera took the mound in the eighth to try to get the one-run lead to closer Raisel Iglesias, but he failed to retire any of the five batters he faced. Left-handed hitting Corey Seager hit a blooper just inside the right field line. Third baseman Anthony Rendon, who was playing near second base as part of a defensive shift, could not get there to make the play, and Seager wound up at second. The Angels were the

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High school boys lacrosse: 6A/5A/4A state tournament scores and schedules

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News Class 6A Playoffs UHSAA Bracket Note: Top 10 seeds receive a first-round bye, No. 1 Corner Canyon, No. 2 Davis, No. 3 American Fork, No. 4 Weber, No. 5 Mountain Ridge, No. 6 Fremont, No. 7 Lone Peak, No. 8 Bingham, No. 9 Westlake, No. 10 Farmington First round (May 17) No. 17 Pleasant Grove 12, No. 16 Clearfield 9 No. 13 Riverton 25, No. 20 Layton 1 No. 12 Roy 22, No. 21 West 0 No. 15 Copper Hills 11, No. 18 Syracuse 8 No. 14 Skyridge 20, No. 19 West Jordan 2 Second round (May 19) No. 17 Pleasant Grove at No. 1 Corner Canyon, 4 p.m. No. 9 Westlake at No. 8 Bingham, 4 p.m. No. 13 Riverton at No. 4 Weber, 4 p.m. No. 12 Roy at No. 5 Mountain Ridge, 4 p.m. No. 15 Copper Hills at No. 2 Davis, 6:30 p.m. No. 10 Farmington at No. 7 Lone Peak, 4 p.m. No. 14 Skyr...

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Will Turkey upend NATO expansion? US officials seek clarity

With Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan taking an increasingly tough line against the NATO membership bids of Finland and Sweden despite far less strident statements from some of his top aides, U.S. officials are trying to determine how serious the often mercurial leader is and what it might take to get him to back down. Amid the contradictory signals from Ankara over the expected applications, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet his Turkish counterpart on Wednesday in New York in a new effort to clarify Ankara’s position after previous attempts appear to have only clouded the situation. Underscoring the sensitivity of the delicate diplomacy required to deal with a potentially recalcitrant ally, the Biden administration seems to have taken to ignoring Erdogan saying he can

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Will Turkey upend NATO expansion? US officials seek clarity

With Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan taking an increasingly tough line against the NATO membership bids of Finland and Sweden despite far less strident statements from some of his top aides, U.S. officials are trying to determine how serious the often mercurial leader is and what it might take to get him to back down. Amid the contradictory signals from Ankara over the expected applications, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet his Turkish counterpart on Wednesday in New York in a new effort to clarify Ankara’s position after previous attempts appear to have only clouded the situation. Underscoring the sensitivity of the delicate diplomacy required to deal with a potentially recalcitrant ally, the Biden administration seems to have taken to ignoring Erdogan saying he can

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Tight Pennsylvania GOP Senate race; Mastriano wins gov nod

By WILL WEISSERT, MARC LEVY and GARY D. ROBERTSON HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump’s choice for Pennsylvania governor won his primary Tuesday night and his Senate pick was locked in an exceedingly close contest as the former president worked to expand his hold on the Republican Party. Trump’s late endorsement helped put the already surging Doug Mastriano, a far-right state senator, over the top in the GOP governor’s primary in one of the nation’s premier battleground states. But Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon endorsed by Trump, was locked with former hedge fund manager David McCormick in a race that was too early to call. Mastriano has trumpeted the former president’s lies about nonexistent, widespread voter fraud costing him the 2020 election. He was outside the U.S. Capitol wh

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Utah high school baseball 4A state tournament results

ST. GEORGE – Call the Crimson Cliffs Mustangs the firemen. Facing a red-hot Pine View Panthers team on the second day of the 4A state baseball tournament, the Mustangs got out the hoses and cooled the Panthers down to the tune of a 16-2 blowout Tuesday evening. “That’s just Crimson baseball,” said one of the hard-hitting Mustangs, Canyon Kutch. ”It took a minute for us to figure out their pitcher, but when we did, it was game on.” Crimson Cliffs trailed 1-0 early as Pine View got an RBI from Nash Schroeder to plate Luke Iverson. Schroeder was also dealing at the plate early on, holding the Mustangs to just a single baserunner through the first 2 1⁄3 innings, but as Crimson Cliffs made its way through batting order a second time against Schroeder, it was clear things were different. “I’m s

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