Oakland A’s walk-off in the 12th in thrilling extra inning win against Boston Red Sox

OAKLAND — The Oakland A’s were on the precipice of losing in extras on consecutive nights, but the bottom of the A’s lineup came through to claim the ultimate lead in the 12th, winning 7-6 on Tony Kemp’s sacrifice fly on Saturday night. Down two runs, Seth Brown completed a three-hit night with an RBI single to score the designated runner from second and cut the lead. A four-hour plus game looked to have turned Boston’s way against reliever J.B. Wendelken with RBI singles from Marwin Gonzalez and Kiké Hernandez. The A’s looked to have blown it in the 10th, when the A’s managed to trick off a bases loaded, no out opportunity. After Brown was intentionally walked, Jed Lowrie singled to load the bases — but Tony Kemp inexplicably bunted into a pop out and Elvis Andrus’ sacrifice fly turned into an out at home when left fielder J.D. Martinez nailed Sean Murphy at home. Elvis Andrus came up clutch again to give the A’s a winning opportunity, this time with a game-tying RBI single in the eighth inning to score Seth Brown from…

Were drivers better when schools taught driver’s ed? Roadshow

Q: I feel a need to vent and you’re the lucky recipient. Back in the 1960s, when I was in high school, there was still driver’s education, which included both practical driving experience and classroom lessons/tests. On my 16th birthday, I passed my DMV driving test with flying colors, earning my first license. I still remember the pride and joy almost 60 years later. I’m still the best driver I know. But in recent years, as I dodge racing cars that are weaving lanes on freeways, avoid being hit by vehicles as a pedestrian who is legally crossing the street, guess when a car is going to turn because of no turn signals, deal with impatient drivers tailgating me even though I’m going the speed limit or slightly over, I can’t help but feel that discontinuing driver’s ed classes was one of the worst decisions in California history. I am appalled, and scared, of how young people are driving these days. Christine Khoury, Belmont A: I understand your frustration. But California drivers under 18 are still required to complete classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel training provided…

Kikanovic levels with late strike, Quakes tie Minnesota 2-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Benjamin Kikanovic scored the tying goal in the 82nd minute and the San Jose Earthquakes played to a 2-2 draw with Minnesota United on Saturday night. Kikanovic took Shea Salinas’ pass at the left corner of the 18-yard box and drove unchecked to the goal for a right-footed finish for the Earthquakes (3-7-2). Minnesota (4-4-3) took a 2-1 lead in the 69th minute when Ramón Ábila had his penalty kick saved by James Marcinkowski, but the rebound held up in the middle of the 6-yard box and Ábila closed quickly for the easy putback. Cade Cowell opened the scoring in the 15th minute with his second goal in as many games. Cristian Espinoza assisted Cowell after taking possession from the Minnesota defender deep in United’s side of the field. Brent Kallman tied it at 1 for Minnesota in the fourth minute of first-half stoppage time with a narrow-angle finish from the left side of the area. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

La Verne’s July 4th parade returns

After canceling last year’s Independence Day festivities because of the coronavirus pandemic, La Verne celebrated the Fourth of July early with a patriotic parade Saturday, July 3. A girl yells happy 4th of July from a truck in the parade to the hundreds of people along Bonita Avenue watching and cheering as they enjoy La Verne’s ‘United We Stand’ 4th of July parade in La Verne on Saturday, July 3, 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Hundreds of people along Bonita Avenue wave as they watch, cheer and enjoy La Verne’s ‘United We Stand’ 4th of July parade in La Verne on Saturday, July 3, 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Emma Marquez, 11, right, helps carry the Veterans of Foreign Wars POST 12034 banner along Bonita Avenue watch during La Verne’s ‘United We Stand’ 4th of July parade in La Verne on Saturday, July 3, 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Pride of La Verne Huntington Award Winner Denny Sharpe waves during La Verne’s ‘United We Stand’ 4th of July parade in La Verne on Saturday, July 3, 2021. (Photo by…

SF Giants have updated timelines for Longoria, Belt, here’s when team could be close to full strength

PHOENIX — When Gabe Kapler met with reporters in front of the visitor’s dugout at Chase Field on Saturday, he started to give an update on Evan Longoria’s status when the third baseman emerged on the field. Longoria, who has been out for nearly a month with a left shoulder injury, played catch on the field with bench coach Kai Correa and is targeting a return to action as soon as the third week of July. Kapler indicated it’s possible the soreness Longoria is feeling as a result of a rough collision with shortstop Brandon Crawford on Sunday July 6 will linger for the next several weeks, but the Giants remain hopeful he can provide a boost to the club’s lineup prior to the trade deadline. With Longoria on the mend, two other injured Giants infielders are also working their way back as second baseman Tommy La Stella and first baseman Brandon Belt are both progressing toward a return. Related Articles SF Giants hit halfway mark in first place, Thairo Estrada hits grand slam in first start SF Giants notes: Why four-game skid is no…

Violence breaks out over trans rights at Koreatown spa

Demonstrations over transgender rights sparked clashes between protestors and counter-protestors in Koreatown on Saturday after a video went viral of a woman upset that a trans woman disrobed in the women’s section of a popular spa. Footage of the encounter between the two sides showed people shoving each other, attempting to take away protests signs and throwing objects like eggs. One side was heard yelling things like “Go home trans-phobe” and the other saying “save our children.” The video that sparked the protest shows the upset woman speaking to employees at Wi Spa, located at at 2700 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighborhood. The woman asks an employee why the spa allows a person who identifies as a woman but has male genitalia to be exposed in the women’s section of the spa when there are underage girls in the room. “He is a man,” the woman says repeatedly. “He is not a female, sweetie. … There are girls down there, other women, who are highly offended (by) what they just saw and you did nothing. Absolutely nothing. In fact, you sided with him.”…

LA County Sheriff’s Department Assisting Hermosa Beach Police In Homicide Investigation

HERMOSA (CBSLA) – A male adult victim suffering from a blunt force wound to the head was transported to a local hospital in the early morning hours Saturday where he was pronounced dead. The victim was found on 15th Street and Hermosa Avenue, with a report of the incident coming in at approximately 4 a.m. At this time, law enforcement officials have no suspect information, nor any additional details. Anyone with knowledge of the incident is urged to contact LA County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anyone wishing to leave an anonymous tip may call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or by using the Crime Stoppers website.

Car-To-Car Shooting On Eastbound 60 Freeway At 7th Street Takes Life Of 31-Year-Old Luis Mendoza, Injures Two Teenage Sons

HACIENDA HEIGHTS (CBSLA) – Officials at the California Highway Patrol are confirming a car-to-car shooting on the the eastbound 60 Freeway at 7th Street that caused a collision has also claimed the life of 35-year-old Luis Mendoza and critically injured his two teenage sons. At this time, it is unknown if the victims were injured after being hit by bullets or by the accident after the father was struck. The 13-year-old son is said to be in serious condition, while his 16-year-old brother is reportedly injured, though not as seriously. All three victims were taken to USC medical center where the father died from his wounds. CHP said they have received calls from multiple witnesses of the shooting and crash. The incident was reported at approximately 12:35 p.m. The suspect, driving a gray sedan shot at a white Chevy Avalanche the victims were in, killing Mendoza. The shooting caused the victims to crash into another car and a wall. A woman in another car was involved in the vehicle accident, but did not suffer any injuries. So far, there is not motive for the shooting, nor…

Arturo Ceja, Arrested In Connection To South LA Fireworks Explosion, Charged By Department Of Justice

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms charged 27-year-old Arturo Ceja III, arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department for tons of illegal fireworks that led a botched detonation that injured 17 people, with illegally transporting explosives without a license. Boxes of illegal fireworks prior to a detonation gone wrong in a bomb disposal truck in South Los Angeles on June 30, 2021. (LAPD) The criminal complaint, filed late Friday, alleges the 27-year-old made several trips to Nevada in late June in order to buy various types of explosives, including aerial displays and large homemade fireworks, that he transported to his South LA residence in rental vans. Most of the explosives, according to the complaint, were purchased at Area 51, a fireworks dealer in Pahrump, Nevada. Agents who wrote the complaint noted that fireworks in California can be sold for as much as four times what buyers pay for them in Nevada. Ceja told agents that he bought the fireworks from an individual selling them out of the trunk of a Honda in the Area 51 parking lot. “Ceja did…

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