(Reuters) – Angel Pagan belted a rare walk-off inside-the-park home run to push world champion San Francisco past the Colorado Rockies 6-5 in 10 innings on Saturday. Troy Tulowitski's solo homer in the top of the 10th had given the Rockies a 5-4 lead but Pagan's blast found the right field wall and the angled bounce gave him and Brandon Crawford time to beat the relay throws for the winning runs. The two-run effort meant Pagan became the first player to end the game with an inside-the-park homer since Rey Sanchez managed the feat for the Devil Rays in 2004. …
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BEIJING (Reuters) – A section of a cross-country gas pipeline in China exploded on Sunday, injuring at least two people and halting gas supplies, local media said. The second west-east natural gas pipeline, which transports gas from central Asia to south China, exploded in an industrial zone in China’s southeastern province of Jiangxi, state news agency Xinhua said. The pipeline has a capacity to transport 30 billion cubic meters of gas a year. Energy released from the explosion knocked over people hundreds of meters away, Xinhua said, without detailing the length of the exploded pipeline. …
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The woman hired to clean up Rutgers’ scandal-scarred athletic program quit as Tennessee’s women’s volleyball coach 16 years ago after her players submitted a letter complaining she ruled through humiliation, fear and emotional abuse, The Star-Ledger reported Saturday night on its website.
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BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security officials say two rockets have slammed into a Beirut neighborhood that is a Hezbollah stronghold, wounding 3 people.
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Two rockets hit a Hezbollah-controlled district in the southern part of Lebanon’s capital on Saturday, residents said, wounding several people. The attack may have been a response to a speech by the militant group’s leader Hassan Nasrallah a day earlier, in which he committed to fighting in Syria’s conflict on behalf of his ally President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian leader is fighting to end a two-year revolt against his rule. (Reporting by Laila Bassam; Editing by Bill Trott)
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(Reuters) – The San Antonio Spurs are just one win away from the NBA Finals after coming back from an 18-point deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 104-93 in overtime in Memphis on Saturday. The Spurs lead the best-of-seven Western Conference Finals 3-0 after the victory and can sweep into the title series for the first time since 2007 with another win on Monday. The Grizzlies led 29-11 late in the first quarter but were worn down across the rest of the game, with the Spurs taking their first lead in the fourth quarter. …
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cain Velasquez knocked down Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva with a combination and finished him on the ground 1:21 into the first round Saturday night, briskly defending his heavyweight title at UFC 160.
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NEW DELHI (AP) — About 200 suspected Maoist rebels set off a land mine and opened fire on a convoy of cars carrying local leaders and supporters of India's ruling Congress party in the country's east, killing at least 28 people and wounding 24 others, police said.
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The search for the pilot of a volunteer Angel Flight that crashed in upstate New York, killing at least two people, ended unsuccessfully Saturday, a town official said.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tim Duncan scored the first five points of overtime, and the San Antonio Spurs rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 104-93 Saturday night and move a win away from the NBA Finals.
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