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Gene-editing study set to start

The Associated Press Patients are about to be enrolled in the first study to test a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR inside the body to try to cure an inherited form of blindness. People with the disease have normal eyes but lack a gene that converts light into signals to the brain ...

Red Sox rough up rival Yankees

The Associated Press BOSTON — Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts had some special guests in town to see Boston open a critical series against the AL East-leading New York Yankees. They got to the park too late to see his three-run homer in the first inning. So Bogaerts hit another — a ...

Five-time All-Star shortstop Tulowitzki retires after leg injuries

The Associated Press BOSTON — Troy Tulowitzki, a five-time All-Star shortstop with the Colorado Rockies who has missed most of the past two seasons with leg injuries, announced his retirement on Thursday, more than three months after he played in his last game for the New York ...

Seahawks begin training camp with Reed practicing, Wagner watching

The Associated Press RENTON, Wash. — Jarran Reed practiced. Bobby Wagner watched. Neither was particularly pleased with his situation as the Seattle Seahawks started training camp Thursday. Reed took part in practice just a few days after learning he would miss the first six games of ...

Rahm fires 62 for 3-shot lead at TPC Southwind

The Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Traveling from Northern Ireland to Tennessee has left everyone who played four rounds at the British Open fighting jet lag. Jon Rahm’s putter helped him recover pretty quickly. Rahm matched the lowest round of his PGA Tour career with an 8-under ...

Mueller rejects Trump claims of exoneration

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Robert Mueller, the taciturn lawman at the center of a polarizing American drama, bluntly dismissed President Donald Trump’s claims of “total exoneration” in the federal probe of Russia’s 2016 election interference. In a long day of congressional ...

NKorea launches missiles into sea

The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea today, South Korea’s military said, the first weapons launches in more than two months and an apparent pressuring tactic aimed at Washington as North Korean and U.S. officials struggle to ...

Angels down Dodgers 3-2 for first sweep of Freeway Series

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Kole Calhoun believes the death of Tyler Skaggs presented the Los Angeles Angels with a stark public challenge to go along with their private grief. Skaggs’ hurting teammates had to decide whether they would get worn down by the baseball schedule’s ...

Gordon holds out, fails to report to Chargers camp

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Melvin Gordon is officially a holdout as the Los Angeles Chargers get ready to begin training camp. The Chargers placed the running back on the reserve/did not report list Wednesday as players went through physicals and meetings. Gordon is going into the final year ...

Leonard, George want to make history for Clippers

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard and Paul George laughed and cheered along with the crowd when the multibillionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers waved his arms, stomped his feet and screamed his new players’ praises in a cracking voice. “Pretty cool! Pretty ...

Mueller takes the TV stage

WASHINGTON — Democrats are pretty sure America didn’t read the Mueller report. This morning, beginning at 3 a.m. in Hawaii, they’re hoping the nation will be glued to the TV version. Former Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller’s appearance before two House committees promises ...

Planetary Society’s solar sail appears to deploy properly

LOS ANGELES — A tiny spacecraft orbiting Earth appeared to successfully unfurl a solar sail Tuesday to test the potential of using only sunlight for propulsion, mission officials said. Deployment commands were sent to the Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 from mission control at California ...

Sandoval lifts Giants over Cubs in 13th

SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner puts it as simply as possible: “Winning solves everything.” That constant trade speculation is what he means — something he considers “just noise.” Pablo Sandoval homered with one out in the 13th inning, sending the San Francisco Giants past the ...

Forecast shows United States topping medal table at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO — If the Tokyo Olympics were opening today, the United States would top the overall medal count and the gold-medal count. That’s the forecast released Tuesday by Gracenote Sports, which supplies statistical analysis for sports leagues around the world. Simon Gleave, the head of ...

Russian boxer Dadashev, 28, dies after suffering brain injury in ring

MOSCOW — Boxer Maxim Dadashev died Tuesday, four days after suffering a brain injury in a fight in Maryland. He was 28. The Russian Boxing Federation said Dadashev suffered brain swelling in Friday’s light-welterweight fight with Subriel Matias at the Theater at MGM National Harbor in ...

Deal on federal budget sealed

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders announced Monday a critical debt and budget agreement that’s an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid political and economic tumult over the possibility of a government shutdown or first-ever ...

Study: Taking aspirin for heart health reconsidered

WASHINGTON — Millions of people who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack may need to rethink the pill-popping, Harvard researchers reported Monday. A daily low-dose aspirin is recommended for people who have already had a heart attack or stroke and for those diagnosed with heart ...

Giants continue surprising surge

SAN FRANCISCO — The fog machine, strobe lights and blaring music in the clubhouse tell the story of San Francisco’s winning midseason vibe after all those months of losing when contending seemed so far out of the question. Joe Panik hit a go-ahead double with two outs in a three-run ...

Duncan returns to Spurs as assistant coach

Tim Duncan is back with the San Antonio Spurs, this time as an assistant coach under Gregg Popovich. Duncan, the Spurs’ all-time leader in points, rebounds and blocked shots — and the only player to be on all five of San Antonio’s NBA championship teams — officially returned to the ...

Ronaldo will not face rape charge in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Cristiano Ronaldo won’t face criminal charges after a woman accused the soccer star of raping her in his suite at a Las Vegas resort more than 10 years ago, a top prosecutor said Monday. A new investigation by Las Vegas police failed to show that Kathryn Mayorga’s claim ...