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California legislation responds to cheerleader lawsuits

FILE- In this Oct. 6, 2013, file photo, Oakland Raiders cheerleaders hold pink pom-poms for breast cancer awareness before an NFL football game between the Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in Oakland, Calif. California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill making it clear that professional cheerleaders are sports team employees. The bill approved by the state Senate on Monday, June 29, 2015, would require that cheerleaders be paid at least minimum wage if they work for professional sports teams based in California. AB202 says they would have to be paid for overtime and sick leave, the same as other employees. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage.

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Bassitt makes emergency start for A’s in 2-1 loss to Rockies

Oakland Athletics' Chris Bassitt watches a delivery to the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chris Bassitt was in Nashville early Tuesday morning when he learned he was going to pitch on short rest in Oakland that night. Hours later, he was on his way up from the minors.

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De La Rosa pitches Rockies to 2-1 win over Athletics

Colorado Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After 21 years in the majors, Colorado reliever LaTroy Hawkins isn’t trying to trick anyone with pitch sequences.

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Pujols homers, Heaney deals in Angels’ 2-1 win over Yankees

Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols celebrates his home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Heaney pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, Albert Pujols and Erick Aybar hit back-to-back homers in the sixth, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the New York Yankees 2-1 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory.

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Mariners’ Montgomery has no-hitter through 6 vs Padres

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Montgomery works against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Seattle Mariners rookie Mike Montgomery is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the San Diego Padres.

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