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    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- The Ethiopian marathon runner who made an anti-government gesture at the Rio Games while approaching the finish line will not face prosecution upon his return home and will have a heroic welcome, a government spokesman said Monday. Thurman Munson Away Jersey . But it was not clear whether the runner would go back.Feyisa Lilesa told reporters on Sunday that he may be killed or imprisoned if he ever returns to the East African country. He called protesting inside Ethiopia very dangerous.The silver medalist crossed his wrists in an attempt to draw global attention to recent deadly protests in his home region, Oromia. He told reporters that Ethiopias government is killing his people.Oromo is my tribe, he said. My relatives are in prison, and if they talk about democratic rights they are killed.The crossed-wrists gesture has been widely used by anti-government protesters in recent nationwide demonstrations as a sign of peaceful resistance, and before that by the Muslim community when it revolted against the government. It is meant to symbolize being handcuffed by security forces.Lilesa will not face any problems for his political stance, the government spokesman, Getachew Reda, told the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate. After all, this is an athlete who secured a silver medal for his country.Lilesa told reporters that he would discuss what to do next with family and friends.Ethiopias state broadcaster, EBC, did not re-broadcast images of Lilesas gesture. Some people who were watching live and cheering for Lilesa quickly hushed when they saw his gesture.The Oromo are Ethiopias largest ethnic group with about 40 million people. Their region has seen massive anti-government protests since November 2015 that activists say have left more than 400 dead.The protests were ignited by the governments decision to annex some Oromia land into the capital, Addis Ababa. The plan has been abandoned, but demonstrations calling for wider freedoms have continued.Ethiopias government, a close security ally of the West, is often accused of silencing dissent, even blocking internet access at times. Earlier this month, video obtained by The Associated Press showed Ethiopian security forces beating, kicking and dragging several protesters during a rare demonstration in the capital. Derek Jeter Yankees Jersey .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. Derek Jeter Jersey . 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Earning their first series victory against the Washington Nationals since 2011 is helping to turn it around.Alex Dickerson and Ryan Schimpf hit back-to-back homers off Shawn Kelley in the eighth inning and the Padres added four runs off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth to beat the Nationals 10-6 on Sunday.Weve been on the road for a little bit, and its definitely good to come here against a team like this and get two wins out of it, said Schimpf, whose team suffered a four-game sweep in St. Louis before winning two of three in Washington.Ryan Buchter (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth to earn the victory.With the game tied at 6, Wil Myers drew a one-out walk off Papelbon and moved to second on a wild pitch before Yangervis Solartes RBI single. The Padres added two more singles to load the bases, setting up Alexei Ramirezs three-run double.Nationals manager Dusty Baker then relieved Papelbon (2-3), who was booed after giving up his first runs since June 12.Not to make excuses, I dont like to use my closer three days in a row and this is three days in a row for Pap, Baker said. But we didnt have a choice. The ball wasnt coming out today the way it had been since he came back from the injury.Papelbon, who hadnt pitched on three consecutive days since May 29-31, insisted he was not tired.I think just location, Papelbon said. Coming in there, a situation where weve got to preserve everything we can, and every pitch matters in that situation. One pitch away from getting out of that. Boiled down to missed location on Solarte and he was able to just get enough barrel on the ball to have that one drop right in front of (outfielder Michael A.) Taylor.The Nationals led 6-4 before Kelley, who entered to start the eighth, yielded consecutive home runs. It was the ninth home run in July for Schimpf, a Padres record for a rookie in a calendar month. San Diego also extended a franchise record with its 22nd consecutive game with a home run.Everyone played their part today and everyone came through, Ramirez said. The eighth inning was just as important as the ninth tying it and it allowed us to keep fighhting in the game. Derek Jeter Jersey Authentic. Washington recalled top prospect Lucas Giolito before the game. The right-hander, making his third career start, gave up four runs and four hits in 3 1/3 innings, then was optioned back to Triple-A Syracuse along with Taylor after the loss.San Diego start Christian Friedrich gave up five runs and six hits in 3 innings. The Padres bullpen combined to allow three hits and a walk in 6 innings.You get a short outing from your starter and he didnt quite have his stuff today, and the bullpen comes up with six innings and gives up one run, Padres manager Andy Green said. It was a borderline-dominant effort from them.FORGETTABLE PLAYSan Diegos fourth-inning rally was halted when Washington catcher Wilson Ramos picked Derek Norris off first base with the bases loaded and one out. Norris established a big lead with the shift on, but first baseman Daniel Murphy snuck in behind him to take Ramos throw.Its no small thing, and honestly, its borderline embarrassing when things like that happen on a baseball field, Green said. Its not on him or any person in particular, but were better than that.GLOVER OPTIONEDWashington optioned RHP Koda Glover to Triple-A Syracuse. Glover pitched two scoreless innings for the Nationals last week in his first major league action.TRAINERS ROOMPadres: OF Melvin Upton Jr., a possible trade deadline target for contending teams, was not in the lineup. I think theres a lot swirling around him right now, and it just felt like the right time to put him down and let him have a day of rest, Green said.Nationals: The team said RHP Aaron Barrett, who underwent Tommy John surgery in September, suffered a right elbow fracture Friday and will have surgery Monday.UP NEXTPadres: San Diego begins the final stop on a 10-game road trip when it opens a three-game series against Toronto on Monday. 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