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Rare ‘black moon’ rises over Western Hemisphere Friday night

PHILADELPHIA — A rare “black moon” rises Friday night over the Western Hemisphere, but don’t expect to see it.

NASA says a black moon is the second new moon in a calendar month. A new moon is the start of the lunar cycle and the phase where the moon is impossible to see because it’s completely shrouded in darkness.

Falcons top Saints

NEW ORLEANS—Devonta Freeman practically wore out the Superdome turf with one long gain after another, Tevin Coleman wouldn’t be denied near the goal line, and the New Orleans Saints hardly looked like the team that made an emotional homecoming nearly 10 years ago to the day.

Cheers turned to boos, and many fans filed out early.

Jays ride gem by Estrada

SEATTLE—After weeks of mostly poor performances, Marco Estrada once again flirted with a no-hitter for Toronto.

And just when the Blue Jays needed that quality of a performance.

Estrada took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, and Edwin Encarnacion hit his 41st home run, as the Jays edged the Seattle Mariners 3-2 last night in the opener of a critical three-game series.