• Tribune Publishing

    High school highlights: Flowery Branch and North Hall earn region baseball wins

    Apr. 15—Mason Compton threw a five-inning complete game with 10 strikeouts for Flowery Branch in a 12-0 win against Madison County on Wednesday. Jake Beaver had a two-run homer for the Falcons. Nick Linkowski, JB Bell, Kaleb Freeman and Compton each added multiple hits for Flowery Branch (18-8, 9-6 Region 8-4A). ___ (c)2021 The Times, Gainesville, Ga. Visit The Times, Gainesville, Ga. at ...

  • Turner powers Dodgers past Rockies 4-2 for 5th straight win
    Associated Press

    Turner powers Dodgers past Rockies 4-2 for 5th straight win

    Justin Turner homered and drove in two runs, and rookie Zach McKinstry added a late homer in the Los Angeles Dodgers' fifth consecutive victory, 4-2 over the slumping Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. Luke Raley got his first career hit in the eighth inning for the major league-leading Dodgers, who have won 10 of 11 while remaining unbeaten in their past 11 games at Dodger Stadium since last Sept. 23. C.J. Cron slowed his slump with two hits for the Rockies, who lost their fifth straight despite snapping their 26-inning scoreless streak since last Saturday with Trevor Story’s RBI single in the fifth.

  • Reuters

    Twists aplenty in Australian Navy twerking controversy

    A dance troupe's performance at an Australian Navy event created a furore on Thursday as initial criticism over apparent twerking at dignitaries turned into a story of inaccurate media coverage and criticism of the national broadcaster by the prime minister. The Defence Department found itself in hot water over reports of inappropriate entertainment at the commissioning of a A$2 billion ($1.5 billion) naval ship in Sydney last weekend. A seven-woman troupe dressed in black shorts, red crop tops and berets performed a dance routine that included twerking in front of the auxiliary vessel, HMAS Supply, on April 10, according to footage shown by the Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC) on Wednesday.