Solo climber is 1st up mighty California rock without ropes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alex Honnold had dreamed about climbing the mighty El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without any safety gear for eight years. But every time he looked up the massive granite wall, he found it too daunting.

  • Written by OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ , Associated Press

Indians pound Royals 8-0 to avoid 3-game series sweep

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Indians had just been beaten by the Royals in two wildly different games, the first a shutout and the second a shootout, and manager Terry Francona wanted to see a little spark from his club.

  • Written by DAVE SKRETTA , AP Sports Writer