‘Hungry’ Tennessee back in baseball tourney after hiatus

Baseball 05/29/19, 15:13

Tennessee finally has ended the longest NCAA Tournament drought of any Southeastern Conference baseball program by earning its first bid since its 2005 College World Series appearance.Now the Volunteers want to try to match that 2005 team's accomplishment by also getting to Omaha, Nebraska. Tennessee (38-19) is the No. 2 ...

Houston’s Correa out for 4-6 weeks with fractured rib

Baseball 05/29/19, 13:02

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has a fractured rib that will keep him out 4-6 weeks.It is unclear when or how Correa was injured. He played on Sunday that was followed by what manager AJ Hinch called a scheduled day. Hinch said Correa reported soreness around his ribs on Tuesday morning ...

Leading off: Smeltzer’s amazing story, Paxton vs Paddack

Sports 05/28/19, 23:19

A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday:CONGRATSThe inspiring story of Twins pitcher Devin Smeltzer is sure to spread following his dazzling debut in the big leagues.Minnesota Twins pitcher Devin Smeltzer, making his major league debut, throws against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fourth inning of a baseball game ...

Vandy pitcher says picking baseball over football was easy

Sports 05/28/19, 16:07

When Vanderbilt pitcher Kumar Rocker takes the mound with his 6-foot-4 and 255-pound frame, the imposing freshman looms so large that it feels like Rocker's almost halfway to the plate when he releases his 98-mph fastball."He's playing the wrong sport," Vanderbilt catcher Ty Duvall quipped.Baseball is not the wrong sport, ...

California team apologizes to Ocasio-Cortez for video

Baseball 05/28/19, 13:21

A minor league baseball team in California apologized to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a Memorial Day tribute video that lumped her image with those of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro.The Fresno Grizzlies said in a statement the scoreboard video broadcast during Monday night's doubleheader was supposed to be a ...

Phillies OF Herrera arrested in domestic case, put on leave

Sports 05/28/19, 12:05

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera has been placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball following his arrest in a domestic violence case at an Atlantic City casino.The commissioner's office put Herrera on leave Tuesday, a day after his arrest on an assault charge at the Golden Nugget casino.Police say ...

Twins shelve Pineda with knee tendinitis, promote Smeltzer

Sports 05/28/19, 10:48

The Minnesota Twins have placed pitcher Michael Pineda on the 10-day injured list with right knee tendinitis and promoted Devin Smeltzer to take his place in the rotation.The move was made Tuesday, with Smeltzer scheduled to make his major league debut against Milwaukee. Pineda struck out six Brewers in six ...

All 3 D-I schools in Nebraska make NCAA baseball tournament

Baseball 05/27/19, 23:17

Granted, making the NCAA baseball tournament was not in the front of Omaha Mavericks coach Evan Porter's mind when he and his players returned home from a February road trip to find the dome over their indoor practice facility had collapsed during a snowstorm while they were gone.The Mavs moved ...

Leading off: A’s seek 11th straight, Plesac’s nephew debuts

Baseball 05/27/19, 21:30

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday:POWER SURGEThe Athletics are riding the long ball to their longest winning streak in 13 years. Oakland looks for an 11th straight victory as it continues a series against the Angels. Matt Chapman has homered in three straight games, and Oakland has ...

Profar, Phegley homer to lead A’s to 10th straight win

Sports 05/27/19, 19:14

The Oakland Athletics are riding the long ball to their longest winning streak in 13 years.Matt Chapman homered for the third straight game, Jurickson Profar and Josh Phegley went deep off former Oakland starter Trevor Cahill, and the Athletics rolled to their 10th straight win, 8-5 over the Los Angeles ...

Bill Buckner, forever known for October error, dies at 69

Sports 05/27/19, 18:25

Bill Buckner was an All-Star and batting champion, a gritty gamer who was welcome on any team.A reliable fielder, too.But a little grounder forever changed his legacy.FILE - In this March 29, 2001, file photo, New York Mets coach Mookie Wilson poses with former Boston Red Sox player Bill Buckner ...

Machado booed, Yanks top Padres 5-2, win 8th in 9 games

Baseball 05/27/19, 17:33

Yankees fans drubbed Manny Machado with the same intensity Clint Frazier, Brett Gardner and Gary Sánchez pounded the baseball.The $300 million infielder was greeted with loud boos and chants of "Over-rated!" on Monday in his first visit to New York since free agency. Machado went 1 for 4 with a ...

Call to arms: Yankees’ Paxton, Sabathia near return

Baseball 05/27/19, 16:58

Left-hander James Paxton will rejoin the New York Yankees' rotation in the new few days, followed by CC Sabathia this weekend against Boston.On a day of updates for many of the Yankees' 15 players on the injured list, reliever Dellin Betances threw his first bullpen session Monday, and ace Luis ...

Pedroia taking leave; injured Red Sox 2B may not play again

Sports 05/27/19, 15:53

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will take an "indefinite leave" in his long struggle to recover from knee trouble, putting in doubt whether he'll play again in the majors.The 35-year-old Pedroia has tried the past two seasons to fully return from surgery on his left knee. At a news ...

UCLA earns No. 1 national seed for NCAA baseball tournament

Baseball 05/27/19, 13:37

Pac-12 champion UCLA won each of its series for the first time in program history, didn't lose a midweek game and ended the regular season on a 10-game winning streak.The Bruins (47-8) were rewarded for their remarkable consistency Monday with the No. 1 national seed in the NCAA Tournament."We have ...

6 SEC schools among 16 regional hosts for NCAA Tournament

Baseball 05/26/19, 20:43

LSU will host a regional in the NCAA baseball tournament for the 26th time, while West Virginia was selected as a first-time host Sunday.The 16 teams announced as hosts have locked up spots in the national tournament, and the rest of the 64-team field will be unveiled Monday.Each regional will ...

Tigers send down left-hander Soto, call up lefty Hall

Sports 05/26/19, 11:38

The Detroit Tigers have sent left-hander Gregory Soto to Triple-A Toledo and called up lefty Matt Hall.Detroit made the moves Sunday before playing the New York Mets. The Tigers used seven pitchers Saturday in a 5-4 loss in 13 innings.The 24-year-old Soto is 0-2 with an 11.20 ERA in four ...

Mets OF Conforto activated after concussion, OF Davis cut

Baseball 05/26/19, 11:24

The New York Mets have activated outfielder Michael Conforto from the seven-day injured list and put him in the starting lineup against the Detroit Tigers.Conforto cleared Major League Baseball's concussion protocol and was batting third and playing right field on Sunday.The Mets designated outfielder Rajai Davis for assignment.New York Mets ...

Leading off: Price ill, Jays slump, HR-prone Hess at Coors

Sports 05/25/19, 19:53

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:AILINGBoston Red Sox left-hander David Price is on the mend after he left his start at Houston due to flu-like symptoms. Price threw 15 pitches before leaving with two out in the first inning. It was the shortest start of Price's career.Baltimore ...

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