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Thousands of firefighters battled Monday to contain a blaze tearing through California's Santa Clarita valley, destroying homes and a popular filming location and threatening actress Tippi Hedren's animal sanctuary. The so-called Sand Fire in suburban Los Angeles has scorched more than 51 square miles (132 square kilometers) of brush, threatening at least 2,000 properties and forcing an estimated 20,000 residents to flee. About 10,000 homes have been evacuated since the fire broke out Friday near Sand Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, according to law enforcement officers.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs acquired hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the New York Yankees on Monday, giving the NL Central leaders a boost as they try for their first World Series title in more than a century.