A number of divers die each year in the pursuit of abalone, coveted for its shell and meat, while the California Department of Fish and Wildlife does its best to protect the species from illegal activity.
Robinson Cano’s power numbers are down, but his batting average is up with the offensively challenged Mariners.
A meltdown by Milwaukee closer Francisco Rodriguez allowed the Mets to score three runs, capped by a Lucas Duda homer, and snatch a victory from the Brewers.
With a roster in flux, the Yankees continued to surge in the playoff race as they defeated the Blue Jays for the 17th straight time at home.
A look back at the Tour de France, a feast for the eyes since 1903, courtesy of the Times photo archive.