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Sports on TV/Local sports for Monday-Tuesday, July 6-7, 2015

Monday’s TV sports Baseball MLB •All-Star Selection Show, reserves, at Bristol, Conn., ESPN, 4 p.m. •St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, ESPN, 5 p.m. •N.Y. Mets at San Francisco, CSNBA, 7 p.m. Basketball NBA Summer League •Indiana vs. Orlando (white), NBATV, 10 a.m. •Orlando (blue) vs. Oklahoma City, NBATV, noon •Miami vs. Detroit, NBATV, 2 p.m. […]

This date in sports history for July 6

July 6 1887 — Lottie Dod of Britain, 15, becomes the youngest woman to win the women’s singles championship at Wimbledon, defeating Blanch Bingley 6-2, 6-0. 1933 — The first major league All-Star game is played at Comiskey Park, Chicago. The American League beats the National League 4-2 on Babe Ruth’s two-run homer. 1957 — […]

Jason Bohn shoots 9-under 61, tied for lead at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Jason Bohn’s main goal after barely making the cut at The Greenbrier Classic was to get some extra rest before the final round. Sweet dreams. And try not to think about being the co-leader heading into Sunday. Bohn shot a 9-under 61 Saturday and was at 11-under 199, tied with […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Saturday-Sunday, July 4-5, 2015

Saturday’s TV sports Auto racing •Formula One, qualifying for British Grand Prix, at Silverstone, England, CNBC, 5 a.m. •Formula One, qualifying for British Grand Prix, at Silverstone, England, NBCSN, 9 a.m. (taped) •NASCAR, XFINITY Series, pole qualifying for Firecracker 250, at Daytona Beach, Fla., NBCSN, 11:30 a.m. •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Coke Zero […]

This date in sports history for July 4

July 4 1910 — Jack Johnson knocks out Jim Jeffries in the 15th round at Reno, Nev., to retain the world heavyweight title and spoil Jeffries’ comeback. 1914 — The Harvard eight wins the Grand Challenge Cup to become the first American crew to capture the top event at the Henley Royal Regatta. 1919 — […]

Entertainment Calendar: July 3, 2015

ART EXHIBITS Arts Benicia: Fragments: The Art of Collage and Assemblage, July 29 through Sept. 9, reception, 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 1; open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday during exhibitions, 991 Taylor St., Suite 114, Benicia. Free. 747-0130, www.artsbenicia.org. Arts Benicia Presents Lee Wilder Snider: Through July 20, Olson Realty, 920 First St., Suite 101, […]

This date in sports history for July 1, 2015

July 1 1859 — Amherst defeats Williams 73-32 in the first intercollegiate baseball game. The game is played by Massachusetts Rules, a wide-open form of the sport commonly known as roundball and Amherset wins by reaching the pre-established score of 65 runs. Amherst exceeds 65-run limit during a 10-run 26th inning. 1920 — Suzanne Lenglen […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TV sports Baseball MLB •Colorado at Oakland, CSNCA, 12:30 p.m. •San Francisco at Florida, CSNBA, 4 p.m. •N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Angels, ESPN, 4 p.m. Golf •PGA of America, Professional National Championship, final round, at Flourtown, Pa., GOLF, 11 a.m. •European PGA Tour, Open de France, first round, part I, at Paris, GOLF, 1:30 a.m. […]

Obama proposal would make 5 million more eligible for OT

WASHINGTON — Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours for less pay than they deserve. The long-awaited overtime rule from the Labor Department would more than double the threshold at […]

Microsoft sheds some of its ad business, mapping service

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft is handing off some its digital advertising business to AOL and selling its street-image mapping operation to Uber, as the giant software company tries to focus on activities more relevant to its core business. AOL, meanwhile, is adopting Microsoft’s Bing search engine, replacing Google as the default option for visitors who […]

US home sales increase

WASHINGTON — More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in May, as pending sales climbed to their highest level in more than nine years. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rose 0.9 percent to 112.6 last month. The index has increased 10.4 percent over the past […]

WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business

PARIS — WikiLeaks has released documents that it says show that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France’s top finance officials and high-stakes French export bids over a decade in what the group called targeted economic espionage. France and the U.S. didn’t immediately respond to the release in French publications Mediapart and Liberation on […]

13 states sue over rule giving feds authority on state water

BISMARCK, N.D. — Thirteen states led by North Dakota filed a lawsuit Monday challenging an Obama administration rule that gives federal agencies authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said the “Waters of the U.S.” rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and […]

US stocks notch worst day of year as Greek crisis escalates

NEW YORK — Fears that Greece’s troubles could spread through the global financial system shook markets on Monday, driving U.S. stocks to their worst day of the year. Investors fled from stocks in Europe and the U.S. and retreated to the safety of government bonds. Measures of volatility spiked. In many ways, it looked similar […]

White House: No federal bailout for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON — The White House threw cold water Monday on the notion of bailing out Puerto Rico from its financial crisis, instead urging Congress to consider changing the law so the island can declare bankruptcy. On the heels of a dismal economic report, Puerto Rico’s governor has warned that the commonwealth can’t pay its $72 […]

Obama signs trade, worker assistance bills into law

WASHINGTON — In a rare bipartisan scene at the White House, President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law two hard-fought bills giving him greater authority to negotiate international trade deals and providing aid to workers whose jobs are displaced by such pacts. The measures were politically linked to secure bipartisan support for the trade […]

Incomes rise for bottom 99 pct.; US inequality still worsens

WASHINGTON — Solid job growth is finally boosting paychecks for the rest of us. Incomes for the bottom 99 percent of American families rose 3.3 percent last year to $47,213, the biggest annual gain in the past 15 years, according to data compiled by economist Emmanuel Saez and released Monday by the Washington Center for […]

Disney merges consumer product, interactive divisions

LOS ANGELES — Disney is merging its consumer product and interactive divisions, a move that acknowledges the shared goals of important product lines like the Disney Infinity video game franchise and the upcoming line of wearable toys called Playmation. The change is “in response to changing consumer preferences in a marketplace increasingly influenced by technology,” […]

The next act: what happens now in Greece’s drama

FRANKFURT, Germany — Greece has entered the twilight zone. Out of money, cut off by its creditors, its banks shut, the struggling country will vote Sunday on whether to accept painful cutbacks in return for desperately needed financing. Between now and then Greece remains suspended between collapse and an uncertain rescue, between membership in the […]

Governments sign pact to create Chinese-led Asian bank

BEIJING — Envoys of governments that plan to join a Chinese-led Asian bank endorsed a structure Monday that gives Beijing the biggest voting stake at the start but no veto power. Each member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will receive voting shares in line with its contribution to the bank’s planned $100 billion in […]

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