Archer suspended for 5 games, Puig for 2, Bell for 1

Sports 04/09/19, 12:06

Pittsburgh pitcher Chris Archer has been suspended for five games, Cincinnati outfielder Yasiel Puig for two and Reds manager David Bell for one for their roles in a bench-clearing fracas last weekend.The commissioner's office said Tuesday that Archer has appealed his penalty and will play pending a decision. Puig and ...

Trump administration ends MLB/Cuba baseball deal

Baseball 04/08/19, 16:57

The Trump administration is moving to end a deal allowing Cuban baseball players to sign contracts directly with Major League Baseball organizations. The change will once again require Cuban players to cut ties with their national program before signing with MLB. The Treasury Department told MLB attorneys in a letter Friday ...

Red Sox putting aside slow start to get rings, unveil banner

Baseball 04/08/19, 16:37

Red Sox manager Alex Cora believes assistant hitting coach Andy Barkett might have best described the reigning World Series champions' slow start."Last year was Disney World. This year is real baseball," Cora recalled Barkett saying. "It's true if you think about it. It was such a perfect season. We didn't ...

Strong pitching helps Georgia rise to top of SEC standings

Sports 04/08/19, 13:38

Georgia's baseball program seems intent on making an even bigger leap this season after taking a giant step forward last year when it earned its first NCAA Tournament invitation since 2011.The Bulldogs' exceptional pitching staff stifled Vanderbilt's potent lineup over the weekend to win two of three from the Commodores ...

Developer, former casino owner Deifik dies in crash at 64

Sports 04/08/19, 13:24

Bruce Deifik, the Colorado developer who lost a fortune running a struggling Atlantic City casino for six months, was killed in a single-car crash in Denver. He was 64.Deifik had been driving home Sunday from a Colorado Rockies baseball game in his hometown of Denver, his lawyer, Paul O'Gara, said ...

No relief: Ottavino feels Ruth’s wrath in digital commercial

Sports 04/08/19, 11:50

Adam Ottavino took the mound, wearing a flannel uniform and a glove half the size of his regular leather.Up to the plate stepped the Babe Ruth, the Sultan of Swat himself. The Bambino hit five thunderous drives as the pitcher turned his head to watch the balls soar.Hey, Babe: Facing ...

Minor league in name only, new Las Vegas ballpark opens

Sports 04/08/19, 01:12

Don Logan spent years trying to get a new minor league ballpark in this gambling city, so the president of the Las Vegas Aviators understands what the Oakland A's are going through in their quest for new digs in the Bay Area.After all, he's had sewage in his dugout, too.The ...

Bellinger hits 7th HR, Dodgers beat Rockies 12-6 for sweep

Baseball 04/08/19, 00:04

Cody Bellinger homered again, Max Muncy also went deep and the homer-happy Los Angeles Dodgers outslugged the Colorado Rockies 12-6 on Sunday night.Bellinger had three hits, including his major league-leading seventh home run, and has hit safely in 11 straight games dating to last year. The Dodgers have 24 homers ...

Leading off: Trout HR tear, Reds-Pirates fracas aftermath

Sports 04/07/19, 21:05

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday:TROUT TEARAngels star Mike Trout has homered in four straight game, matching a career best. The two-time AL MVP connected five times in that span, and tries to keep up the streak when Milwaukee visits Anaheim.Cincinnati Reds' Yasiel Puig (66) is restrained ...

Leading off: Mighty Mariners, Sunday night in Denver

Baseball 04/06/19, 22:02

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:MIGHTY, MIGHTY MARINERSSeattle has been swinging big in 2019, entering its series finale against the White Sox leading the majors with 24 homers. All that power has the Mariners off to an 8-2 start, best in club history. Jay Bruce went deep ...

Knight makes 1st return trip to Indiana campus since firing

Baseball 04/06/19, 20:08

Bob Knight returned to Indiana University on Saturday, the former basketball coach's first public appearance on campus since he was fired almost 19 years ago.Knight returned to watch the Hoosiers' baseball game against Penn State from the press box. The Big Ten Network was broadcasting the game when Knight made ...

Struggling Cubs demote Edwards, add Montgomery to IL

Sports 04/06/19, 16:47

Looking to end an early season funk, the Chicago Cubs have shaken up their struggling bullpen by demoting right-hander Carl Edwards Jr. to Triple-A and placing left-hander Mike Montgomery on the 10-day injured list.The Cubs called up relievers Allen Webster and Kyle Ryan from Triple-A Iowa in corresponding moves announced ...

Leading off: Dodgers hitting HRs, Red Sox skid, Reds drought

Sports 04/05/19, 22:09

A look at what's a happening around the majors Saturday:LA LONGBALLSCody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers are on a home run rampage, hitting a whopping 21 in their first eight games — that's the second-most in major league history in that span, only behind the St. Louis Cardinals' 23 ...

Ichiro turns down Japanese government award for third time

Sports 04/04/19, 23:04

For the third time, baseball star Ichiro Suzuki has turned down a prestigious Japanese government award handed to stars in sports, entertainment, and culture.A Japanese government spokesman said Friday that Ichiro, who retired last month with the Seattle Mariners, had declined the People's Honor Award.The most recent winner was Olympic ...

Leading off: Red Sox struggling, Jansen back at Coors Field

Sports 04/04/19, 20:46

A look at what's a happening around the majors Friday:SCUFFLING SOXBoston is 2-6, the worst start for a defending World Series champion since the stripped-down Marlins bumbled to 108 losses in 1998. Rick Porcello tries to get the Red Sox going in the right direction when he pitches at Arizona. ...

LA police closer to determining cause of stadium attack

Baseball 04/04/19, 16:57

Investigators believe they know what caused a Dodger Stadium parking lot altercation that left a baseball fan with a fractured skull last week but they aren't revealing the reason until they locate two other people involved to get their side, a police official said Thursday.The condition of the injured man, ...

Group aims to celebrate T-ball’s roots in Albion with museum

Sports 04/04/19, 15:01

Some of the first T-ball players are working to create a museum to commemorate the sport's roots in southern Michigan.Lonnie Spencer played on some of the original T-ball teams in Albion. Spencer told the Battle Creek Enquirer that he and other residents want to build a museum to educate the ...

APNewsBreak: $15,000 bonuses for All-Star voting leaders

Baseball 04/04/19, 10:17

The most popular players in All-Star voting will be in the money — at least enough to cover part of the season's clubhouse tips.The highest vote-getter in both leagues in the first round of the new fan voting system will receive a $15,000 bonus, according to details obtained by The ...

Mets prospect Tim Tebow makes Triple-A debut for Syracuse

Sports 04/04/19, 02:27

Tim Tebow is one step away from the Big Show. He's still in no rush."I enjoy the process every day, enjoy every opportunity I get," Tebow said as he prepared for Thursday's International League opener with the Syracuse Mets. "That's one thing I take a lot of pride in — ...

Minor leaguers seek investors, donations to make ends meet

Sports 04/04/19, 02:24

Jeremy Wolf loved being a professional baseball player. The New York Mets were his favorite team as a child, and it was a dream fulfilled when they selected him in the 31st round in 2016.The reality was something else. From first pitch to the final out was a blast, but ...

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