Braves release Venters 1 year after NL Comeback Player award

Baseball 05/18/19, 17:01

Jonny Venters, the left-hander whose comeback from his third Tommy John surgery helped him win the NL Comeback Player of the Year Award last year, has been released by the Atlanta Braves.The 34-year-old Venters had a 17.36 ERA after giving up nine earned runs in 4 2/3 innings covering nine ...

3 generations of Harbaughs make 1st visit to Yankee Stadium

Sports 05/17/19, 20:25

Jim Harbaugh is in a New York sports state of mind this weekend.Michigan's football coach visited Yankee Stadium for the first time Friday, joined by his father and 6-year-old son to watch the Bronx Bombers take on the Tampa Bay Rays with first place in the AL East on the ...

Twins put slugger Nelson Cruz on 10-day injured list

Baseball 05/17/19, 18:57

The Minnesota Twins have placed Nelson Cruz on the 10-day injured list with a strained left wrist that was showing improvement but not enough to avoid sidelining the slugger.The move Friday was retroactive to last Tuesday. The expectation is Cruz should be ready to go when the 10 days expire ...

Column: Penny-pinching Rays manage to keep up with big boys

Sports 05/17/19, 15:50

They play in an architectural nightmare of a ballpark.They are treated like pariahs in their own community.They have to get by with one of baseball's stingiest payrolls.Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash, left, high-fives relief pitcher Diego Castillo, center, after the Rays defeated the Miami Marlins 1-0 in a baseball ...

Tim Tebow struggling in Triple-A; still a work in progress

Sports 05/17/19, 01:21

Six weeks into his latest baseball adventure, Tim Tebow is still struggling to find his stroke with the Syracuse Mets at the top rung of minor league ball.He remains unflappable in spite of the numbers."I think I'm improving. I'm working, developing," Tebow said Thursday before the Mets played a night ...

League of her own: woman in Puerto Rico baseball tournament

Baseball 05/16/19, 16:40

A woman in Puerto Rico is set for the first time to play in an otherwise all-male baseball tournament organized by a popular semi-pro league.Diamilette Quiles is to take over at first base in the fifth inning for the Mountaineers of Utuado."I'm leaving it all in God's hands," she said.First ...

Jackson plays for record 14th team, Blue Jays lose to Giants

Baseball 05/16/19, 02:14

Edwin Jackson thinks his new place in baseball history has as much to do with his reputation as it does his repertoire.Nearly 16 years after Jackson made his big league debut, both are still holding up.Jackson became the first player in major league history to play for 14 teams when ...

Leading off: Braves’ Riley homers in debut, Bell streaking

Baseball 05/15/19, 21:26

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:SMASHING STARTAtlanta prospect Austin Riley was quite a hit in his big league debut, connecting for a home run in his second at-bat. The 22-year-old Riley tagged Michael Wacha in a win over St. Louis.Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell watches his double against ...

Yankees’ Andújar to have season-ending shoulder surgery

Sports 05/15/19, 19:48

Yankees third baseman Miguel Andújar will have season-ending surgery to repair a small labrum tear in his right shoulder.New York announced the decision Wednesday night during the second game of a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles.Andújar, last year's AL Rookie of the Year runner-up, initially was sidelined by the injury ...

Displaced by floods, Class-A team spending 2 months on road

Sports 05/15/19, 16:11

For a minor league team that plays its home games in flood-ravaged Iowa on the swollen banks of the Mississippi River, the season so far has presented some unusual challenges.The Quad Cities River Bandits are dragging their equipment everywhere they go because there's no point in using their lockers. Worse ...

Edwin Jackson makes MLB history by playing for 14th team

Baseball 05/15/19, 15:37

Edwin Jackson became the first player in major league history to play for 14 teams when he made his Toronto Blue Jays debut.The 35-year-old right-hander threw an 88 mph cutter that San Francisco leadoff hitter Joe Panik took for a called strike leading off the bottom of the first inning ...

Beltre missing baseball less than he thought after 21 years

Sports 05/15/19, 14:28

Adrian Beltre isn't missing baseball as much as he thought he would when he retired after 21 seasons and 3,166 hits.The former Texas Rangers third baseman says he's still at peace with the announcement he made last November, which came months after he had actually decided to retire.Beltre spoke at ...

Astros rout Tigers 11-4, extend winning streak to 7

Baseball 05/14/19, 21:06

Carlos Correa started another Houston onslaught with a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Astros routed the Detroit Tigers 11-4 on Tuesday night, extending their winning streak to seven games.The Astros, who have won 10 of 11, scored in each of the first six innings against a depleted ...

Mexico City declares pollution alert over smoke from fires

Soccer 05/14/19, 17:46

Mexico City declared a pollution emergency Tuesday because of smoke from brushfires that has cast a pall over the city of 9 million people.The extremely small particles that are choking the city reached over 1½ times acceptable limits.The emergency led to the postponement of a semifinal match in the Mexican ...

Dodgers’ Julio Urias arrested for alleged domestic battery

Sports 05/14/19, 11:01

Los Angeles police say Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was arrested for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery.Police Department spokeswoman Officer Norma Eisenman says Urias was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Beverly Center shopping mall.No details of the incident were released.There was no immediate response early ...

Seminoles scrambling to make NCAAs in Martin’s final season

Sports 05/13/19, 15:27

The Florida State baseball team has never missed the NCAA Tournament under Mike Martin, and the perfect script for his 40th and final season would have him reaching the College World Series for the 17th time and winning his first national championship.First things first, however. Entering their final week of ...

Leading off: Fiers follows no-hitter, Brewers in Philly

Sports 05/12/19, 21:57

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday:ENCORE! ENCORE!Oakland right-hander Mike Fiers (3-3, 5.48 ERA) pitches in Seattle, starting for the first time since his second career no-hitter Tuesday against Cincinnati. Fiers lost to the Mariners on opening day in Japan.In this Wednesday, May 8, 2019, photo, Seattle Mariners ...

Dodgers’ Ryu pitching no-hitter thru 6 innings vs Nationals

Sports 05/12/19, 17:01

Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Los Angeles Dodgers is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the Washington Nationals. Ryu has struck out six and thrown 90 pitches Sunday at Dodger Stadium. Washington's only baserunner came with one out in the fourth when Brian Dozier walked. In 2014, Ryu took a no-hitter into ...

Triple-A batters smashing it since MLB ball is put into play

Sports 05/12/19, 12:00

Balls are flying out of Triple-A ballparks like never before, coinciding with a switch in baseballs to the major league model.The El Paso Chihuahuas have hit 89 home runs in their first 37 games — the most in professional baseball and more than half the 142 they slugged in 139 ...

Holland rips Giants’ front office, says he faked injury

Baseball 05/12/19, 01:25

Giants pitcher Derek Holland has criticized San Francisco's front office and claims he faked an injury that led to a recent stint on the injured list.Holland was demoted to the bullpen following a 5-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night, then said he has "no idea what they're ...

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