Posts Tagged Political defections

Dodgers’ Puig focuses on baseball despite issues

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig catches a fly ball hit by San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yasiel Puig believes he has the support from his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and the club to help him keep his focus on baseball despite challenges off the field.

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Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag

A combat vehicle with pro-Russian gunman on top runs through downtown Slovyansk on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The troops on those vehicles wore green camouflage uniforms, had automatic weapons and grenade launchers and at least one had the St. George ribbon attached to his uniform, which has become a symbol of the pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a hero’s welcome.

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