• Pearland, Texas' Caleb Low, right, hits the game-winning two-run home run off Bonita, Calif.'s Jacob Baptista during the eighth inning of a United States elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in South Williamsport, Pa. Pearland won 9-7. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Fernando-admiring lefty leads Mexico into LLWS title game

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The title round at the Little League World Series is flush with second chances.

  • Mexico's Daniel Zaragoza delivers during the first inning of an International elimination baseball game against Venezuela at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Mexico advances to International title game at LLWS

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Left-hander Daniel Zaragoza gave up only three hits and doubled home a pair of runs Thursday, leading Mexicali Baja California, Mexico, to an 11-0 victory over Barquisimeto, Venezuela, and a berth in the International championship game at the Little League World Series.

  • Japan's Kabu Kikuchi delivers during the first inning of an International pool play baseball game against Venezuela at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Japan beats Venezuela, reaches LLWS bracket title game

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Tokyo got down to its final strike before tying it in the bottom of the sixth inning with a single, then rallied again to overcame a two-run deficit in the eighth for a 5-4 victory over Venezuela on Wednesday and a berth in the International bracket title game at the Little League World Series.

  • Allá bookstore is Santa Fe man’s portal to Latin America

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — One of the nation’s few Spanish-language bookstores hides in plain sight among art galleries, clothing stores and restaurants off the Santa Fe Plaza. Tourists and locals walking along West San Francisco Street can easily miss the second-floor shop where Jim Dunlap holds forth among wooden shelves filled with Latin American literature, history and art books, CDs and tapes of obscure regional folk music, and other items that reflect his interests.

  • This undated file photo released Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 on a social media site used by Islamic State militants, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows smoke from the detonation of the 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra. The nearly 2,000-year-old temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra this week was the latest victim in the Islamic State group’s campaign of destruction of historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria. Arabic at bottom reads, "The moment of detonation of the pagan Baalshamin temple in the city of Palmyra." (Islamic State social media account via AP, File)

    In Islamic State war, like others, heritage always a target

    CAIRO (AP) — A nearly 2,000-year-old temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra this week was the latest victim in the Islamic State group’s campaign of destruction of historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.

  • Mexico's Raul Leon (24) celebrates as he rounds third after hitting a three-run home run off Taiwan's Yen Cheng Yu during the first inning of an International elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Mexico keeps going in LLWS, gets to pose with Rivera, too

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Mexico catcher Raul Leon, three teammates and their manager were waiting in the narrow hallway for their turn at the interview room inside Lamade Stadium. They spotted one of baseball’s greatest players walking toward them.

  • Mexico's Raul Leon (24) celebrates as he rounds third after hitting a three-run home run off Taiwan's Yen Cheng Yu during the first inning of an International elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Mexico’s 11-1 win eliminates Taiwan from Little League WS

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Catcher Raul Leon drove in five runs with a homer and a single, and Mexico eliminated Taipei, Taiwan with an 11-1 victory on Tuesday at the Little League World Series.

  • Eli Burwash (2) of Bowling Green, Ky., trots home to greetings from his teammates after hitting a solo-home run during the first inning of an United States elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Bowling Green won 4-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Burwash leads Bowling Green, Kentucky, at LLWS

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Eli Burwash scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fifth inning then earned the save pitching as Bowling Green, Kentucky, avoided elimination Monday at the Little League World Series by beating Taylors, South Carolina, 4-3.

  • Mexico scores 9 in 1st inning to eliminate Australia at LLWS

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Mexico scored nine runs in the first inning to eliminate Australia from the Little League World Series, winning 14-3 in four innings on Monday.

  • Tokyo beats Mexican team 3-1 in LLWS

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Pinch-hitter Fukutaro Kiyomiya homered in the bottom of the fifth inning, and Tokyo pitchers Nobuyuki Kawashima and Daiki Fukuyama shut down Mexicali Baja California, Mexico, in a 3-1 victory Sunday in the Little League World Series.