Photo gallery: Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, is crowned Miss America

Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' "Happy" while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. That immediately touched off a furor on social media networks, where many were critical of her performance.


Aaron Crow, Royals sunk by Daniel Nava’s grand slam in 8-4 loss to Boston

In the sixth inning of a 8-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox, yet another defeat for a reeling Kansas City club that cannot afford in September, manager Ned Yost handed Crow a jug of gasoline. Crow doused it atop a fire created by starter Jason Vargas, giving up a bases-loaded home run to Boston’s Daniel Nava. With the loss, the Royals fell to a game and a half behind Detroit in the American League Central after the Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 earlier Sunday.

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