• Harper homers in third straight game to lead Phillies to win

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper homered for the third straight game, Roman Quinn and J.T. Realmuto also went deep and Philadelphia’s resurgent offense remained red-hot in an 8-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.

  • ‘Easy Rider’ star and writer Peter Fonda has died at age 79

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic “Easy Rider,” died Friday at his home of complications from lung cancer. He was 79.

  • Medical examiner confirms Epstein death a suicide by hanging

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s medical examiner ruled Jeffrey Epstein’s death a suicide Friday, confirming after nearly a week of speculation that the financier faced with sex trafficking charges hanged himself in his jail cell.

  • Canola wins sprint to take stage at Tour of Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Marco Canola jumped ahead of the sprinters left from a reduced bunch, holding off Travis McCabe and Brendan Rhim to win Friday night’s criterium-like stage in the Tour of Utah.

  • Reddick drives from last to 1st to win Bristol

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Tyler Reddick drove from last to first and won the Xfinity Series race Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway after leader Justin Allgaier hit the wall late.

  • Court: US can reject asylum along parts of Mexico border

    HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday cleared the way for the U.S. government to forbid Central American immigrants from seeking asylum at the two busiest stretches of the southern border in a partial legal victory for the Trump administration.

  • Matt Hagan leads NHRA Funny Car qualifying at Brainerd

    BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Matt Hagan led Funny Car qualifying Friday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

  • China police exercises across from Hong Kong seen as threat

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Members of China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police marched and practiced crowd control tactics at a sports complex in Shenzhen across from Hong Kong in what some interpreted as a threat against pro-democracy protesters in the semi-autonomous territory.

  • Ash Barty reaches semifinals in Cincy, on track for No. 1

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — Naomi Osaka felt a strange sensation in her left knee, different than anything she’d experienced. The U.S. Open champion left the court worried about whether she’ll be in shape to defend her precious title.

  • Pakistan says Indian firing has killed 6 in disputed Kashmir

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of people protested an unprecedented security crackdown and clashed with police Friday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as India’s government said it was constantly reviewing the situation in the disputed region and the restrictions there will be removed over the next few days.