NEW YORK—Everyone already knew the Toronto Blue Jays could really hit. Turns out, it was a trio of splendid pitching performances that closed the gap in the AL East.
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SAN DIEGO—As Jason Thrasher lowered his helicopter to a park with seven firefighters aboard, he saw what he thought was another firefighting chopper battling a blaze that was threatening homes.
CLEVELAND—A combative Donald Trump, the U.S. billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign last night with his brash, confrontational comments.
But the event also served as a reminder the race still remains leaderless and unsettled.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—A French search plane lifted off today for a bird’s-eye view of Reunion Island, seeking any more potential debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
French authorities said they’ve launched a one-week operation with boats and aircraft scouring the Indian Ocean island, where a wing fragment was discovered nine days ago.
SEOUL, South Korea—North Korea said today it will establish its own time zone next week by pulling back its current standard time by 30 minutes.
Local time in North and South Korea and Japan is the same—nine hours ahead of GMT.
It was set during Japan’s rule over what was single Korea from 1910-45.
WASHINGTON—A promising road trip might have gone even better if not for Arizona right-hander Jeremy Hellickson’s recent struggles.
Hellickson laboured for a second-straight start, allowing four runs on 104 pitches while failing to finish the fifth inning in the Diamondbacks’ 8-3 loss to the Washington Nationals yesterday afternoon.
HONOLULU—Hundreds of protesters on a Hawaii mountain road erupted in cheers yesterday after construction crews turned around and retreated from the site for what would be one of the world’s largest telescopes.
LOS ANGELES—No matter how poorly the L.A. Lakers and Boston Celtics have played this season, they showed they still can produce a thriller no matter who is wearing the uniforms.
Jeremy Lin had a season-high 25 points as the Lakers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 118-111 overtime victory against their old rivals last night.
TAMPA, Fla.—Anthony Barr stripped the ball, scooped it up, and took off for the end zone.
“I’m thinking win, score, get out of here,” the young Minnesota linebacker said yesterday after his 27-yard fumble return on the first scrimmage play of overtime enabled the Vikings to stop a three-game losing streak with a 19-13 victory over the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
BETHESDA, Md.—Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months yesterday and said he felt “fantastic.”
He was talking about his back, not his game.
One day into his most recent return from injury, that’s what mattered to him.