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Weapons seized at protests

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon, as police set up concrete barriers and closed streets and bridges in an effort to contain and ...

Bleier processes Vietnam service in ESPN documentary

Rocky Bleier thought he made peace with what happened in a rice paddy in Vietnam on Aug. 20, 1969. What the former Pittsburgh Steelers running back didn’t have though was closure until a trip back there last year. Bleier’s visit to Vietnam — the first time he had been back since being ...

Indians puzzled by Yankee meltdown

NEW YORK — Again, again and again, the New York Yankees kept hammering away. At the umpires — and the Cleveland Indians, too. Manager Aaron Boone, Brett Gardner and the Yankees threw another severe temper tantrum Saturday, this time in prolonged rants that brought several members of the ...

Cubs break out of skid thanks to Kris Bryant

PITTSBURGH — Kris Bryant heard a voice from the crowd just before he homered to put the Chicago Cubs ahead in the seventh inning Saturday. After committing an error at third base each of the previous two innings, Bryant watched Steven Brault lift his leg. That’s when he could just make ...

Rudolph makes strong case for backup role

PITTSBURGH — Mason Rudolph guided a long first-half touchdown drive to perhaps nudge ahead of Josh Dobbs in the race to be the backup behind Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 17-7 on Saturday night. Rudolph finished 10 of 15 for 77 yards while Dobbs ...

It’s Augenstein, Ogletree in final

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Andy Ogletree took a peek at the bracket before the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals and made a prediction to his caddie: He would face John Augenstein in the final. He was right. Augenstein beat William Holcomb V 3 and 2 in one semifinal Saturday, and Ogletree topped ...

Browns rest starters, still down Colts

INDIANAPOLIS — Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens played it safe Saturday. After watching two physical practices with the Indianapolis Colts and seeing one serious injury, he gave his top players the day off and allowed Garrett Gilbert and David Blough to go head to head for the No. 3 ...

Youth sluggers show off power

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A softball slugger from Iowa and a baseball player from Florida won the inaugural Little League Home Run Derby on Saturday at the Little League World Series. Everest Ouellette of Palm Harbor, Florida, topped in the baseball competition after he hit his 15th home run — ...

Bullet-resistant backpacks sales grow as mass shootings rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies like Guard Dog Security, TuffyPacks and Bullet Blocker are peddling bullet-resistant backpacks for children in time for the back-to-school shopping season. But critics argue they are using tragedy as a marketing opportunity and exploiting parents’ worst ...

9-year-old girl sues German boys choir over gender bias

BERLIN (AP) — A 9-year-old girl is suing a centuries-old Berlin boys choir, arguing that her bid to join was only rejected because of her gender, in a case that has sparked debate over equal rights versus artistic freedom. The State and Cathedral Choir is one of the most renowned boys ...