Verdugo, Chavis homer to back Pérez as Red Sox beat Rays 5-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Martín Pérez pitched out of trouble all night, and Alex Verdugo and Michael Chavis homered to help the Boston Red Sox stop a four-game skid Wednesday with a 5-0 victory ove...

Juan Soto to make 2020 debut for Nationals, batting cleanup

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto was set to make his 2020 debut for the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night against the New York Mets, starting in left field and batting cleanup after beginning the sea...

The Latest: New Zealand unemployment rate shows improvement

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s unemployment rate showed a surprising improvement to 4% during the midst of the nation’s virus lockdown, although the headline number doesn’t tell the full stor...

Meadows 2 hits in return from virus, Rays top Red Sox 5-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Austin Meadows got two hits after missing the first 10 games of the season with the coronavirus and the Tampa Bay Rays stopped their losing streak at five, beating the Bost...

Column: 'Big Game Brooks' faces major test to his reputation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brooks Koepka now has gone more than a full year without winning, a drought he hasn't experienced since he was still new enough on the PGA Tour that his name was mistakenly pronou...

Technical issue has California under-reporting virus cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A technical problem has caused a lag in California’s tally of coronavirus test results, casting doubt on the accuracy of recent data showing improvements in the infection rate and n...

441 Taiwan contacts of Belgian being tested for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 441 people in Taiwan who came in contact with a Belgian man who tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) are undergoing testing for the virus and an...

Taiwan reports new imported coronavirus case from Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Aug. 4) announced one new case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) imported from the Philippines. During a s...

Trump nursing home plan limits supply of free COVID-19 tests

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won't supply enough test kits to check staff...

Latino leaders urge better promotion of free virus tests

PHOENIX (AP) — When some 45,000 coronavirus test kits went unused during a 12-day testing blitz in Phoenix's hardest-hit Latino neighborhoods, it was clear Arizona health officials failed to adequatel...

Belgian engineer tests positive for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Belgian engineer has become the focus of fears that 110 days in Taiwan without any local transmissions of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) have come to an end. In an ...

Peru probes whether 27,253 coronavirus deaths uncounted

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian authorities and the Pan American Health Organization are investigating whether the country failed to count 27,253 deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, a figure that could...

Verstappen sets fastest time in practice at British GP

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Max Verstappen set the fastest time in the first practice session for the British Grand Prix on Friday and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel sat out most of the session with ...

Coronavirus: With EU open for travel, who can go where?

Starting next week, travelers arriving in Germany from so-called "risk areas" will be required to take a coronavirus test — making Germany the first country in the European Union to re...

Chinese mob riots after outsiders cut in line for coronavirus tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Videos surfaced earlier this week showing fights breaking out in a neighborhood in Dalian, China, between quarantine personnel and local residents rioting over allegations...