Friday, September 30, 2016
BYU women's soccer forward goes behind the microphone

Of all the scenarios she meticulously planned for, this was not one of them.

During her debut as a radio color commentator for Real Salt Lake's USL affiliate, Real Monarchs, Carla Swensen-Haslam was thrust into a spot not many broadcasters have experienced. In the 34th minute of the Monarchs' season opener in March, RSL rookie Omar Holness collapsed to the pitch inside Rio Tinto Stadium. He was suffering a seizure. The gasps from the crowd could be heard over the broadcast as players tried to help Holness before medical personnel arrived.

Rookies infuse life into rebuilding Padres on last homestand

The rebuilding San Diego Padres went 6-4 on their final homestand, including splitting a four-game series with the San Francisco Giants and taking two of three from the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

Most of the credit goes to several rookies called up from Triple-A El Paso, which won the Pacific Coast League title.

Zunino's HR spurs Seattle past A's, 3-2

Mike Zunino picked a perfect time to snap out of his slump.

Zunino delivered the go-ahead home run in the seventh inning and Seattle held on for a 3-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night, keeping the Mariners on the edge of the AL wild-card chase.

Springsteen signs Philadelphia fifth-grader's absence note

A Philadelphia fifth-grader ditched school for the chance to meet rock legend Bruce Springsteen and "The Boss" gladly played along by signing the boy's absence excuse note.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports ( ) the Masterman School student attended a meet-and-greet with the New Jersey native on Thursday at the Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia with his dad.

Pederson leads Dodgers to 9-4 victory over Padres

Rookie left-hander Julio Urias got a final tuneup for what he hopes will be a spot on the Los Angeles Dodgers' postseason roster.

The 20-year-old pitched three scoreless innings and Joc Pederson doubled twice and drove in three runs, and the NL West champion Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 9-4 on Thursday night to avoid a three-game sweep.

Kansas City tattoo artist developed skills while in jail

"Where are you from?"

"Where are you going?"

Portland Symphony Orchestra grant will bring music to kids

The Portland Symphony Orchestra is getting $600,000 to bring music to Maine children.

The money will support the orchestra's PSO Explorers program. The money is from Bingham Trust.

Seahawks not expecting another slop-fest from Fitz, Jets

Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks have seen the Jets' ugly game film from last week, when Ryan Fitzpatrick kept throwing the ball to the other team.

One interception after the other — six in all for the New York quarterback.

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