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Braves beat Mariners, alone in 1st for first time all year – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] SEATTLE (AP) — Dansby Swanson hit one of Atlanta’s four home runs and the World Series champion Braves grabbed sole possession of first place for the first time all season with a 6-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Robbie Grossman, Travis d’Arnaud and rookie Michael Harris II also went deep for the streaking Braves, who won their eighth straight and finally jumped a half-game ahead of
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Alonso’s homer not enough, Mets lose to Marlins 6-3 – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] MIAMI (AP) — Pete Alonso hit his 33rd home run but the New York Mets could not erase an early deficit and lost 6-3 to the Miami Marlins on Friday night. New York, which began the day clinging to a half-game lead in the NL East over Atlanta, squandered a pair of good scoring chances by grounding into double plays. The defending World Series champion Braves played later in
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Hitting their marks – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] Movies about movies can be unbearably smug, but this sly Spanish satire manages to be self-aware but not self-indulgent, sharp but not nasty. Argentine directors Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn also pull off a surprisingly breezy film of ideas. Official Competition (in Spanish, with subtitles) features lots of talk about creativity and commerce, art and life, but with its offhand absurdities and low-key critiques of pretension and vanity, it’s
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$40K offered for info to find fugitive in Navy bribery case – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. government posted a $40,000 reward Friday for information leading to the arrest of the Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard,” who disappeared weeks before he was set to be sentenced for one of the largest bribery scandals in the nation’s military history. Leonard Glenn Francis cut off his ankle monitoring bracelet around 7:35 a.m. Sunday at a San Diego home where he was
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Smyly, Gomes, Hoerner help Cubs beat Giants, 4-2 – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Smyly allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings and Yan Gomes and Nico Hoerner homered in the Chicago Cubs’ 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday. Smyly (6-8) struck out eight and walked two. The left-hander departed after Austin Dean reached on a fielding error to start the eighth. Gomes lofted a two-run shot to left center in the second to give the
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Transit union endorses Murray for mayor – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] Winnipeg’s transit union stressed it is endorsing Glen Murray for mayor and asked another candidate to remove its reference to the union on her website. The Amalgamated Transit Union issued a news release Friday to clarify it is endorsing Murray, and asked his opponent Jenny Motkaluk to remove a photo and quote related to the transit union from her posted platform, saying they were included on her site without
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Salisbury, Ram repeat as US Open men’s doubles champions – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Salisbury slammed down an overhead to clinch another U.S. Open men’s doubles title, raised his arms and hugged partner Rajeev Ram. There wasn’t much of a celebration beyond that. It didn’t feel right to the British player while there’s so much sadness at home following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. “I think it didn’t feel appropriate to be overly celebrating or at least
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Trump team, Justice Dept. to make new Mar-a-Lago filing – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and Donald Trump’s legal team are to stake out positions Friday on the precise role to be played by an independent arbiter who will review documents seized during an FBI search of the former president’s Florida home. U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon had given both sides until Friday to submit potential candidates for the role of a “special master,” as well as proposals
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Jimmie Johnson has Carvana sponsorship for 2023 racing plans – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson announced Friday that sponsor Carvana has agreed to fund next year’s racing endeavors and the seven-time NASCAR champion will use the next few weeks to determine his 2023 schedule. Johnson just a week ago said he was still seeking funding for a full IndyCar season. But he’s also impatiently awaiting IndyCar’s upcoming schedule because he wants to be part of NASCAR’s special project