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FILE - In this May 31, 2009, file photo, Western Kentucky's Matt Rice celebrates after beating Mississippi during the NCAA Tournament regional baseball game at Oxford-University Stadium in Oxford, Miss. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas chose Berkeley graduate James Matt" Rice for a one-year Supreme Court law clerkship. Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP)
July 20, 2019 - 6:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Marine who deployed twice to Afghanistan. A patent law professor. A woman who's blind. Two Rhodes scholars. They're among the lawyers starting work this summer as law clerks at the Supreme Court. The group of 16 women and 23 men hired by the justices were already on paths...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2009, file photo, Western Kentucky's Matt Rice celebrates after beating Mississippi during the NCAA Tournament regional baseball game at Oxford-University Stadium in Oxford, Miss. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas chose Berkeley graduate James Matt" Rice for a one-year Supreme Court law clerkship. Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP)
July 20, 2019 - 6:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — What do these people have in common? A former Marine who deployed twice to Afghanistan. A patent law professor. A blind woman. Two Rhodes scholars. They're some of the lawyers starting work this summer as law clerks at the Supreme Court. The group of 16 women and 23 men hired by...
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Baltimore Orioles outfielder Keon Broxton douses himself with water while taking a break between fielding and batting practice prior to a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Baltimore. A heat wave is hitting Baltimore and heat advisories have been set ahead of a hot weekend. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 19, 2019 - 11:11 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: BE CAREFUL The extreme heat gripping much of the country is having an effect around the major leagues. The Yankees and Rockies have called off most of the pregame activities for their afternoon game — New York is forecast to come close to its...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 19, 2019 - 9:56 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Leake of the Seattle Mariners lost his bid to pitch a perfect game on a leadoff single in the ninth inning by rookie Luis Rengifo, then finished off the Los Angeles Angels for a 10-0 win Friday night. The Angels hadn't come close to a hit and Leake hadn't gone to a three-ball...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 19, 2019 - 9:23 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Leake of the Seattle Mariners is pitching a perfect game through eight innings against the Los Angeles Angels. Leake has thrown 76 pitches and struck out five Friday night in Seattle. Mike Trout and the Angels haven't come close to a hit, and Leake hasn't gone to a three-ball...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Jose Martinez follows through on a three-run home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Jared Hughes during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 19, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
July 19, 2019 - 8:28 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jose Martinez homered and singled during a 10-run rally in the sixth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals overcame a seven-run deficit Friday night for a wild 12-11 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Down 7-0, the Cardinals put together their biggest inning of the season on the way to...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Boone, right, gets in the face of home plate umpire Brennan Miller during the second inning of game one of a baseball doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in New York. Boone had already been ejected when he expressed his displeasure with the umpire's calls. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 19, 2019 - 12:40 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: THAT'S SAVAGE The Yankees open a three-game home series against Colorado with a new rallying cry inspired by manager Aaron Boone's profane rant during a doubleheader sweep of the Rays on Thursday. Boone repeatedly called his hitters "savages" in...
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner works against the New York Mets during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 18, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
July 19, 2019 - 12:35 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — You bet Madison Bumgarner pleaded to Bruce Bochy to start the 10th inning. And of course the big left-hander remained a little irked afterward considering he didn't get the chance. "I didn't try to make it much of a conversation but he wasn't having it. Usually if I really want...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 18, 2019 - 8:23 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Stephen Strasburg had a three-run homer among his three hits and set a franchise-record for a pitcher with five RBIs, as the surging Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 13-4 on Thursday night. Washington had four extra-base hits, including Strasburg's homer, in an eight-run...
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New York Yankees' manager Aaron Boone yells at home plate umpire Brennan Miller during the second inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays' Thursday, July 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 18, 2019 - 4:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone got fired up at a rookie umpire in a profane rant , and New York awoke from a sleepy start to rally past the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 in a doubleheader opener Thursday. After Domingo Germán gave up solo homers to his first two batters, Gio Urshela hit a tying...
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