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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Acting attorney general says he’s honored

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Jeff Sessions’ resignation as attorney general (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The new acting attorney general says he’s honored that President Donald Trump has confidence in his ability to lead the Justice Department. Matthew Whitaker said in a statement Wednesday that he is committed to “leading a fair department with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Acting attorney general says he’s honored

LEADING OFF: Bregman stirs up ALCS, Grandal sits for Dodgers

Red Sox manager Alex Cora is brushing off the notion that Boston might be motivated for Game 3 of the AL Championship Series by a brazen social media post Monday from Astros star Alex Bregman. Houston’s third baseman shared a video on Instagram of his club hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs off Red Sox starter Nathan … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Bregman stirs up ALCS, Grandal sits for Dodgers

SUZUKA, Japan | Hamilton claims pole position for Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, Japan— Championship leader Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes and taking a step closer to securing his fifth Formula One title. With rain threatening, Hamilton clocked a lap of 1 minute, 27.760 seconds to lead teammate Valtteri Bottas by 0.299. Red Bull … Continue reading SUZUKA, Japan | Hamilton claims pole position for Japanese Grand Prix

LEADING OFF: Braves rookie Toussaint vs Boston, Yanks-A’s

A look at what’s happening around the majors Monday: IN THE FIRST PLACE The Red Sox and Braves begin a three-game series between division leaders at SunTrust Park. Atlanta rookie Touki Toussaint pitches for the second time in the majors — the 22-year-old righty threw six sharp innings on Aug. 13 to beat Miami. Toussaint … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Braves rookie Toussaint vs Boston, Yanks-A’s

ISTANBUL | Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey, but no one hurt

ISTANBUL — Turkish media reports say shots were fired at a security booth outside the U.S. Embassy in the capital, Ankara. Private Ihlas news agency said four to five rounds were fired from a moving white car and targeted security booth outside Gate 6 early Monday. It said one bullet hit a window but no … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey, but no one hurt

LEADING OFF: Braves-Marlins melee, Cards soaring, Lester up

A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday: HOT TEMPERS Suspensions could be on deck after Wednesday night’s melee between the Braves and Marlins. Ronald Acuna’s chance to extend his home run streak was put on hold when Miami pitcher Jose Urena hit the rookie slugger in the left elbow with his first pitch, … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Braves-Marlins melee, Cards soaring, Lester up

LEADING OFF: Trout sits, Taillon and Betts meet post-cancer

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: BLUE BIRTHDAY Mike Trout is likely to sit out the Angels’ game against Detroit because of a sore right wrist, depriving Los Angeles’ fans of what’s become an annual treat: Seeing Trout do incredible things on his birthday. Trout will turn 27 on Tuesday, and he … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Trout sits, Taillon and Betts meet post-cancer

LEADING OFF: Injuries mounting for Astros; Phils vs D-backs

A look at what’s happening around the majors Monday: INJURIES MOUNTING The Houston Astros are hoping for good news on All-Star outfielder George Springer, who exited Sunday’s loss to the Dodgers after hurting his left thumb on a headfirst slide. It’s unclear how long the 2017 World Series MVP might be out. “He was in … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Injuries mounting for Astros; Phils vs D-backs