Fourth of July

Washington Nationals' Juan Soto (22) celebrates his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with manager Dave Martinez (4), Anthony Rendon, second from left, and Patrick Corbin, right, during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 03, 2019 - 1:56 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Adams had about 10 minutes to prepare, but that was all the time he needed to help Joe Ross end a two-year drought. Adams broke a scoreless tie with a sixth-inning double and Ross won his first game since July 4, 2017, when Washington opened a nine-game road trip with a 3-0...
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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, center, yells toward the Pittsburgh Pirates dugout as he is restrained by umpire Joe West and Cubs' Kris Bryant (17) during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, July 4, 2019. Maddon was ejected. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
July 11, 2019 - 4:01 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Maddon didn't let the free time created by a rare ejection go to waste. Shortly after getting tossed by home plate umpire Joe West on July 4 following an outburst in which the Chicago Cubs manager appeared ready to take on any and all comers from the Pittsburgh dugout after...
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Justin Haley poses for photos with his trophy after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
July 07, 2019 - 10:56 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Teeth chattering, hands shaking, stomach churning, Justin Haley anxiously waited for NASCAR to pull the plug on a rain-wrecked weekend at Daytona International Speedway. A 500-1 longshot making just his third career Cup start, Haley won the rain-postponed, rain-shortened...
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Fans walk through the Fan Zone during a weather delay of activities before the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
July 06, 2019 - 8:29 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rain spoiled one of NASCAR's last great traditions when Saturday night's race at Daytona International Speedway was postponed because of persistent poor weather. The race will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, which helps NBC avoid a head-to-head conflict with the final game of...
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Tony Pacetti walks around the infield with a United States flag before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack)
July 06, 2019 - 8:20 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night's NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway has been postponed because of inclement weather. The 400-mile race is now scheduled to be take place...
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Food that fell from the shelves litters the floor of an aisle at a Walmart following an earthquake in Yucca Yalley, Calif., on Friday, July 5, 2019. (Chad Mayes via AP)
July 06, 2019 - 4:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quake with a magnitude of 7.1 jolted much of California, cracking buildings, setting fires, breaking roads and causing several injuries while seismologists warned that large aftershocks were expected to continue for days, if not weeks. The Friday night quake — preceded by...
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Storm clouds move over Daytona International Speedway causing a delay of events before a NASCAR Xfinity auto race, Friday, July 5, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
July 05, 2019 - 6:58 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The midpoint of the NASCAR season is here, making one last holiday weekend run at its birthplace, trying as always to deliver a white-knuckled thrill fest on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. The series is riding a high into Saturday night's race following...
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Matt Tifft (36), Kurt Busch (1) and Alex Bowman (88) lead a pack though the front stretch during a NASCAR auto race practice at Daytona International Speedway, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
July 04, 2019 - 7:27 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There are few venues on NASCAR's schedule quite like Daytona International Speedway in July. Sweltering summer heat and humidity with rain and lightning always lurking. Kiddie pools and American flags everywhere. A usually intense night race on a slippery surface. An over...
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Houston Astros' Yuli Gurriel watches his single off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert in the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 03, 2019 - 11:45 pm
DENVER (AP) — Wade Miley appeared headed for an early exit. Instead, he had a strong finish to help the Houston Astros to their second straight sweep. Miley walked the first two batters of the game but worked out of the jam to toss six strong innings in Houston's 4-2 victory over the Colorado...
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June 30, 2019 - 5:41 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — With July 4 still a few days off, Eugenio Suarez got an early jump on the fireworks. Suarez ended his slump with Cincinnati's longest homer of the season, Anthony DeSclafani pitched six scoreless innings and the Reds held off the Chicago Cubs 8-6 Sunday. Phillip Ervin and Nick...
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