LEADING OFF: deGrom seeks 1 last quality start; Sale for Sox

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Wednesday: ONE MORE TIME Jacob deGrom will make the final start of what has been a remarkably consistent season that has him a favorite for the NL Cy Young Award. It also is the last chance for deGrom (9-9) to have a winning record and reach … Continue reading LEADING OFF: deGrom seeks 1 last quality start; Sale for Sox

WASHINGTON | Scherzer gets to 300 Ks, fans 10 in Nats’ 9-4 win over Miami

WASHINGTON — With a bottle of bubbly at his feet and a baseball with the inscription “300 Ks” in a case in his locker, Max Scherzer allowed himself a moment to consider what he’d just accomplished. “It was something I dreamed of, reaching this mark,” Scherzer said, “because I know how hard it is to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Scherzer gets to 300 Ks, fans 10 in Nats’ 9-4 win over Miami

ST. LOUIS | Yelich, Brewers dent Cards’ playoff chances with 12-4 win

ST. LOUIS— Christian Yelich homered and drove in six runs, and the surging Milwaukee Brewers hurt St. Louis’ playoff chances with a 12-4 victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday night. Ryan Braun went deep twice and Jesus Aguilar also connected as Milwaukee won for the fifth time in six games. Manny Pina had two hits … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | Yelich, Brewers dent Cards’ playoff chances with 12-4 win

WASHINGTON | The Latest: GOP bringing in Arizona prosecutor for hearing

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Senate Republicans are bringing in Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to handle questioning about allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. A news release from committee chairman Chuck Grassley’s office … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: GOP bringing in Arizona prosecutor for hearing

WASHINGTON | Conservative caucus calls on Rosenstein to testify

WASHINGTON — The conservative House Freedom Caucus is pushing for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows says Rosenstein should answer questions about reports that he floated the idea of secretly recording President Donald Trump. Rosenstein and Trump are scheduled to talk Thursday at the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Conservative caucus calls on Rosenstein to testify

SINGAPORE | Asian markets rally ahead of US Fed rate hike

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets rose on Wednesday as traders awaited a third interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve for this year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose less than 0.1 percent to 23,953.98. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index, which reopened after a holiday, jumped 1.5 percent to 27,914.26. The Shanghai Composite Index rallied … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian markets rally ahead of US Fed rate hike

MANILA, Philippines | Arrested senator and Duterte critic: ‘Democracy lost today’

MANILA, Philippines  — President Rodrigo Duterte‘s fiercest critic in Congress was arrested Tuesday after the president revoked his 2011 amnesty for a failed coup attempt and revived rebellion charges against him in an unprecedented legal move the senator called a blow to democracy. Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV walked out of the Senate, where he had … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | Arrested senator and Duterte critic: ‘Democracy lost today’

TALLINN, Estonia | Pope: Priestly abuse scandals driving Catholic faithful away

TALLINN, Estonia — Pope Francis conceded Tuesday that priestly sex abuse scandals are outraging the Catholic faithful and driving them away, and said the church must change its ways if it wants to keep future generations. Francis referred directly to the crisis convulsing his papacy on the fourth and final day of his Baltic pilgrimage, … Continue reading TALLINN, Estonia | Pope: Priestly abuse scandals driving Catholic faithful away