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Angels' Andrelton Simmons enjoys confidence at the plate

A year ago this week, Andrelton Simmons returned after missing more than a month because of a torn thumb ligament, the same injury to blame for center fielder Mike Trout’s continued absence. Simmons returned with a batting average in the low-.200s and fragile confidence. Both only worsened in his...
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Snap executives sell $9 million worth of stock at first opportunity
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:25:00 +0200
Three of Snap Inc.’s top executives sold their first batch of company shares, picking up an estimated $9.3 million, according to federal disclosures.Employees at the Snapchat maker became free Monday to sell shares awarded through options or other compensation...
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California beer maker has the last laugh in his German brewery
Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0200
Some Germans thought Greg Koch was courageous. Others considered the Californian crazy. In one of the world’s biggest beer drinking countries, already saturated with 1,388 breweries and 5,000 brands of beer, the entrepreneur from San Diego was determined...
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Chanting 'blood and soil!' white nationalists with torches march on University of Virginia
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 06:30:00 +0200
Chanting "blood and soil,” “white lives matter” and “you will not replace us,” scores of white nationalists holding torches marched across the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville on Friday night. Scuffles broke out between them...
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NantHealth to cut 300 employees, will sell some assets to Allscripts
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:20:00 +0200
Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong’s NantHealth Inc. said it would cut about 300 employees and sell some assets as the biotech company looks to focus on artificial intelligence for cancer treatment. The Culver City company said Thursday that...
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South Koreans are surprisingly blase about civil defense. Why?
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:15:00 +0200
At the highest levels in South Korea, the fiery rhetoric exchanged this week by Washington and Pyongyang over nuclear weapons has prompted extraordinary concern — even for a nation that’s been technically at war for several decades. South Korea’s...
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Kings executives tell season-ticket holders there are ways to improve scoring
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:25:00 +0200
The Kings’ executive brass started out their “state of the franchise” meeting with season-ticket holders with an intricate presentation on how they will improve their offense. Then general manager Rob Blake unveiled Plan B when he nodded toward...
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To eliminate mistakes, USC acts like a startup: 'I came up with this new app,' Tee Martin says
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:30:00 +0200
Like an entrepreneur entering a venture capitalist’s boardroom, USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin walked into a recent receivers meeting with an announcement."He said, ‘Uh, I came up with this new app,’" receiver Deontay Burnett recalled.As of...
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Fairfield, Conn., pitcher steps up in key situation at Little League World Series
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:25:00 +0200
Chris Cartnick hit four home runs and drove in 10 runs for New Jersey in its Mid-Atlantic regional tournament. Ethan Righter of Connecticut struck out 18 batters in 9 1/3 innings in the New England regional. On Thursday, in the first inning of their...
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Diamondbacks reliever Rubby De La Rosa to undergo another elbow surgery
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:05:00 +0200
Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Rubby De La Rosa will undergo a second Tommy John surgery. De La Rosa experienced discomfort over the last 10 days, and it was determined he would need the surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow....
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At least 13 killed, 100 injured in Barcelona van attack blamed on 'jihadi terrorism'
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:05:00 +0200
A van plowed into crowds of pedestrians on Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas street on Thursday, killing at least 13 people and leaving scores of bloodied survivors sprawled on the sidewalk in what authorities said was a terrorist attack. The extremist...
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Rankings mean little in U.S. Amateur at Riviera
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:50:00 +0200
There’s a common refrain among golfers that the challenges, nuances and tricky kikuyu rough of Riviera Country Club identify the best players in the game, and it has a list of winners that back that up: Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson,...
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Tensions grow inside ACLU over defending free-speech rights for the far right
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:55:00 +0200
It was 1934 and fascism was on the march not only in Europe but in America. People who admired Adolf Hitler, who had taken power in Germany, formed Nazi organizations in the United States. The American Civil Liberties Union, represented by lawyers who...
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Raiders' Sean Smith arrested, charged with assault in Pasadena
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:40:00 +0200
Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith was arrested Thursday and charged with assault and battery following a July 4 altercation with his sister’s boyfriend in Old Town Pasadena, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office announced. Smith, 30,...
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Power grid operator offers alternatives to natural gas plant but at higher cost
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:30:00 +0200
The manager of California’s electric grid told state regulators that clean energy could be substituted for a proposed natural gas plant in Ventura County but at a higher cost. A 46-page report issued late Wednesday by the California Independent System...
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Quarterback Dan Orlovsky assumes role of a player (rarely) and coach for Rams
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:55:00 +0200
In seven of his 12 seasons as an NFL quarterback, Dan Orlovsky did not throw a regular-season pass. He did not play a single snap in five of those seasons, most recently in 2016 when he backed up Matt Stafford with the Detroit Lions. Orlovsky could experience...
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