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The Japanese city of Nagasaki has marked its 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing, with the mayor and dwindling survivors urging world leaders including their own to do more for a nuclear weapons ban. At 11:02 a.m., the moment the B-29 bomber Bockscar dropped a 10,000-pound plutonium bomb dubbed “Fat Man,” Nagasaki survivors and other participants stood in a minute of silence to honor more than 70,000 dead. The Aug. 9, 1945, bombing came three days after the United States dropped its first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the world’s first ever nuclear attack that killed 140,000. On Aug. 15, Japan surrendered, ending World War II. Many survivors developed cancer or other illnesses due to their exposure to radiation and suffered discrimination. Read more

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World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut for Washington after being sidelined by a nerve problem in his pitching hand. The right-hander is ready to start at Nationals Park against Baltimore. Strasburg missed what would have been his first two appearances of 2020 after making all 33 starts last year and then becoming the first pitcher to finish a postseason with a 5-0 record. Read more

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T.J. Warren scored 39 points, including seven straight to put Indiana ahead in the final two minutes, and the Pacers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 116-111. LeBron James had 31 points, eight rebounds and seven assists after sitting out the first game since the Lakers clinched the top seed in the Western Conference. A week after scoring a career-high 53 points in the restart opener, Warren was clutch late. He hit a floater for a 109-108 lead followed by a jumper and a 3-pointer. The Pacers improved to 4-1 in the bubble. Read more

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Thousands of bikers from across the country traveled to Lancaster County this weekend. They were all wearing yellow, which is 18-year-old Linda Stoltzfoos' favorite color. Read more

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No team in NHL history with a chance to win a playoff series had blown a three-goal lead in the final four minutes — until the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. The Toronto Maple Leafs scored three goals in 3:34 and another in overtime to stun the Blue Jackets and force a deciding Game 5 of the qualifying round series Sunday. What will happen is anyone’s guess after the teams traded shutouts to open the series, then each erased a three-goal deficit to win in OT. In seeding games, the Boston Bruins face the Washington Capitals and the defending champion St. Louis Blues take on the Dallas Stars. Read more

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Jamal Murray scored 23 points in his first game of the NBA restart and made the tying and go-ahead baskets as the Denver Nuggets beat the Utah Jazz 134-132 in two overtimes. The Nuggets overcame Donovan Mitchell’s 35 points for Utah. Mitchell made a 3-pointer with 4.2 seconds remaining in the second overtime but missed a desperation heave from near half-court as the game ended. Murray was playing his first game since March 11 after missing four with left hamstring tightness. He sank a fallaway jumper for a 123-all tie and then beat the shot clock with a go-ahead 3-pointer. Read more

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Belmont winner Tiz the Law won the $1 million Travers Stakes by 5 1/2 lengths at Saratoga, and heads to Kentucky for next month’s Derby as the probable favorite. Ridden by Manny Franco, Tiz the Law ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:00.65 and paid $3, $2.40 and $2.10. The 3-year-old colt remains undefeated this year with four straight graded stakes victories. He became the first New York-bred in 138 years to win the Belmont Stakes on June 20 in the first leg of the rescheduled Triple Crown series. Tiz the Law began his racing career at Saratoga last summer and has six wins in seven starts. Read more

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Tiger Woods goes into the final round of another major without much hope. He didn't make a birdie until the 16th hole in the third round of the PGA Championship. He made another on his last hole. That added to a 72, knocking him out of contention at Harding Park. Woods says he couldn't make any putts to get momentum going early. But this was a case of not giving himself many realistic chances to get something going. Woods had only five birdie chances inside 20 feet the entire round. He only converted the last two. Read more

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Alex Tuch scored 4:44 into overtime, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 to earn the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. The Golden Knights will face Chicago in the first round of the playoffs. The second-seeded Avs take on Arizona. Tuch scored the winner on a shot over the shoulder of Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer. The Avalanche tied the game with 1:02 left in regulation when J.T. Compher poked in the puck.  Read more

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The Pac-12 players of “WeAreUnited” movement said they were “disappointed and deeply concerned” after a recent meeting with the conference's commissioner. The players sent an email to Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott accusing him of not taking the issues they have raised seriously enough. The group is pushing the conference to address their concerns about COVID-19 protocols, racial injustice in college sports and economic rights for college athletes. Meanwhile, Scott's email to the group following up on Thursday's call with 12 players struck an entirely different tone, thanking them for their time and saying the conference was committed to addressing some of their most pressing concerns. Read more

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UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. | Hundreds of people in Lehigh County are hitting the courts for a sport that's growing rapidly. Read more

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Gerrit Cole came within one strike of earning his 20th straight regular-season win before getting pulled as the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays split a pair of seven-inning games in a doubleheader. Cole, who had won his first three starts since signing a $324 million, nine-year contract in the offseason, took a 5-0 lead into the fifth in the Yankees’ 8-4 win in the opener, but departed before the inning ended due to a high pitch count. Austin Meadows had a key two-run single in the fourth inning to help the Rays take the second game 5-3.  Read more

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Lionel Messi has scored an exquisite solo goal to help Barcelona beat Napoli 3-1 and advance to the Champions League quarterfinals in Portugal. Messi added to Clement Lenglet’s opener on Saturday when he kept control of the ball despite falling as he dribbled past several defenders. Messi sent the ball inside the far post in the 23rd minute. Messi earned a penalty converted by Luis Suárez for a third goal for the hosts. Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne pulled one back. Barcelona advanced 4-2 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw in Naples before the pandemic brought European soccer to a halt. Barcelona will meet Bayern Munich on Friday in the quarterfinals to be played in Lisbon. Read more

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Crews have recovered the body of one of two construction workers that became trapped nearly 10 months ago in the collapse of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans. Relatives watched Saturday as the remains of 36-year-old Quinnyon Wimberly were taken out using a work platform and a crane. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported that crying relatives huddled at the site as New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell stood nearby. There was no immediate word on when crews would remove the remains of a third worker still in the rubble of the partial building collapse last Oct. 12.  Read more

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Bayern Munich has beaten Chelsea 4-1 in the second leg and 7-1 on aggregate on a standout performance from Robert Lewandowski to qualify for the Champions League quarterfinals. Lewandowski scored two goals and assisted two more as Bayern built on a 3-0 lead from the first leg and shut down an attempted Chelsea comeback. The Poland forward opened the scoring with a penalty before assisting Ivan Perisic and Corentin Tolisso. He then scored a header himself. Bayern has won its last 18 games in all competitions. Bayern will play Barcelona in the quarterfinals after it beat Napoli 3-1 in the other game Saturday. Read more

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People hit hardest by deadly Tropical Storm Isaias are facing the trying task of cleaning out their homes and rebuilding -- and on Saturday, some of those people received a lot of help. Read more

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Six months have passed since Serena Williams' last tennis tournament. The 23-time Grand Slam event champion is preparing for the inaugural Top Seed Open that begins Monday near Lexington, Kentucky. It's a recently added hard court tournament that serves as a tuneup for the U.S. Open. The WTA’s first event in the U.S. since March features a field that includes sister Venus Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens and rising star Coco Gauff.  Read more

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The fourth COVID-19 test result for Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine came back negative Saturday after the governor received conflicting positive and negative results ahead of a scheduled meeting with President Trump on Thursday. The governor and first lady, Fran DeWine, were tested at Ohio State University “out of an abundance of caution” following a rollercoaster day on Thursday that began with DeWine receiving a positive test result and ended with two negatives. The Republican governor had to take a COVID-19 test Thursday morning in Cleveland as part of a White House protocol for anyone who comes into contact with the president Read more

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Rodney McGruder hit a 3-pointer with 26.5 seconds left, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 122-117 even with Kawhi Leonard resting on the bench. Portland had a chance to ensure a play-in for the Western Conference’s final playoff berth and eliminate Sacramento with a win. The Trail Blazers led much of the game but the NBA’s top-scoring team inside the bubble was outscored 12-2 in the final 96 seconds as Paul George also sat the final five minutes. George finished with 21 points. Landry Shamet scored 19 and Reggie Jackson added 17. CJ McCollum led Portland with 29 points while hitting 6 of 13 3s. Read more

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NASCAR has docked Ryan Newman and Chris Buescher 20 points each and confiscated their spoilers prior to the Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. NASCAR said the two violated a rule stating that except as specified, spoilers must be used exactly as supplied from the manufacturer. Each car is also being sent to the rear for the start of Saturday's race. Other penalties include a loss of 20 owner points and a $25,000 fine. Jimmie Johnson and Joey Gase are also starting at the back because of inspection failures. Read more

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President Donald Trump has issued executive orders to revive an expired unemployment benefit and defer some payroll taxes, contending he must act because lawmakers have failed to agree on a new coronavirus relief package. But the weekly unemployment benefit of up to $400 falls short of the $600 those out of work had been receiving, and the employee payroll tax deferral is subject to being paid back. Democrats dismissed Trump's orders as falling short of what people need in the face of the pandemic and economic crisis. His presidential rival, Joe Biden, is accusing Trump of putting Social Security as risk with “half-baked” measures. Read more

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Demonstrators have turned out in Warsaw and other Polish cities to protest anti-LGBT attitudes promoted by the government as well as the detention of pro-LGBT protesters. Thousands of mostly young people at Saturday's protest in Warsaw chanted “You will not lock all of us up!” Similar protests took place in Krakow, Lublin, Wroclaw and other places. The protests came a day after LGBT rights supporters in Warsaw scuffled with police who arrested a transgender activist. Police said they detained 48 people, while activists said police used rough tactics against them. The protests come amid an intensifying standoff in Poland between the LGBT rights movement and the conservative government, which has declared it an alien, dangerous “ideology.” Read more

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Philadelphia All-Star Ben Simmons will have surgery on his left knee. It's a big blow for the 76ers and their hopes of making a deep run in this season’s playoffs. The 76ers announced Saturday that Simmons will be leaving the NBA’s season-restart bubble at Walt Disney World. There was no immediate timeframe for his return and it’s likely that no firm timetable on his recovery will be set until after the surgery. It was officially diagnosed as a subluxation of the left patella. Tests performed since revealed a loose body inside the knee, and that led to the decision for surgery. Read more

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There are few visible signs of the coronavirus pandemic that's changing the world at the massive annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. The scene Saturday was familiar to veterans of the event, now in its 80th year, with throngs of maskless bikers packing the streets. The sheer numbers raise the prospect that this year’s rally could spread the virus in a state with no special limits on indoor crowds, no mask mandates and a governor who's eager to welcome visitors and their money. Republican Gov. Kristi Noem is taking a largely hands-off approach to the pandemic, avoiding a mask mandate and preaching personal responsibility. Read more

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This season’s NBA MVP has won the award before. Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, four-time MVP LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and 2017-18 winner James Harden of the Houston Rockets were announced Saturday as the finalists for this season’s top NBA individual honor. The league also announced finalists for rookie, coach, defensive player, sixth man and most improved player of the year.  Read more

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The NBA body clock is typically a finely tuned thing. Game days have a shootaround in the morning, a nap in the afternoon and then the actual contest in the early evening. Practice days typically feature a late-morning or midday workout. Teams tend not to deviate much. In normal times, anyway. In the bubble, all bets are off. Early morning practices aren't uncommon, nor are late-night games. Read more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The latest from the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park: Read more

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Brazil has surpassed a grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19. And five months after the first reported case, the country is showing no signs of crushing the disease. The nation of 210 million people has been reporting an average of more than 1,000 daily deaths from the pandemic since late May, and 905 were recorded in the latest 24-hour period to put Brazil above 100,000. The Health Ministry also said there have been been a total of  3,012,412 confirmed infections. The totals are second only to the United States. And experts believe both numbers are severe undercounts due to insufficient testing. Read more

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Major League Soccer will resume its season once the MLS is Back tournament in Florida wraps up. The league’s 26 teams will each play 18 games, with the first between FC Dallas and Nashville set for Wednesday. Most games will be played without fans because of local regulations. Teams will be subject to a rigorous testing protocol and will travel on charter flights and buses. MLS suspended the season March 12 because of the coronavirus .   Read more

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Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and production workers have reached a tentative agreement aimed at ending a strike that stretched for more than a month during a global pandemic. The agreement announced Saturday will be put forth to the 4,300 members of Machinists Local S6 for approval later this month. Production workers went on strike June 22. A federal mediator helped to bring the two sides together key issues on subcontracting, seniority and work rules. The tentative agreement retains the company’s proposal for annual wage increases of 3%, along with some health care improvements. The last strike, in 2000, lasted 55 days. Read more