Minnesota woman indicted in husband’s fatal shooting

U.S. 05/23/19, 17:04

A grand jury in Minnesota indicted a 57-year-old woman who authorities allege fatally shot her husband before fleeing to Florida and killing a woman there.The Dodge County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Lois Riess on first- and second-degree murder charges.Riess is accused of shooting her husband, 54-year-old David Riess, at ...

Impossible Foods debuts meatless sausage at Little Caesars

U.S. 05/20/19, 09:42

Plant-based burger maker Impossible Foods is debuting its second product — meatless sausage crumbles — on Little Caesars pizza.Little Caesars will start testing the Impossible Supreme Pizza on Monday at 58 restaurants in Fort Myers, Florida; Yakima, Washington; and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The $12 pizza also comes with mushrooms, caramelized ...

14-yr-old Florida boy killed, 2 teens charged with murer

U.S. 04/01/19, 02:50

Deputies say an arrangement between three Florida teens to buy a tactical vest ended with a 14-year-old boy dead and two charged with murder. Lee County Sheriff's officials say the three teens met Saturday and that J'Martin Hixon had planned to buy the vest he'd seen on an online sale site. ...

Price, boosted by big October outings, aims for Bosox repeat

Baseball 03/24/19, 14:47

It wasn't an offseason weight-loss program, but pitcher David Price is entering the 2019 season much lighter.A tremendous burden has been lifted from his shoulders. The Boston Red Sox lefty has finally gotten rid of the postseason demons that had been haunting him for much of his 11-season career."I do ...

Sale, Red Sox agree to deal adding $145 million to contract

Sports 03/23/19, 09:56

Ace left-hander Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a new contract Saturday that guarantees an additional $145 million from 2020 to 2024.Sale has been an All-Star the last seven years and would have been eligible for free agency after this season.He is guaranteed $15 million this year ...

Pedroia on missing another opener: ‘It is what it is’

Baseball 03/21/19, 18:51

Dustin Pedroia feels ready for opening day. Considering what it took to get to that point, the Boston Red Sox are erring on the side of caution.Pedroia will miss Boston's opener for the second straight season, staying in extended spring training to rehab his left knee, on which he had ...

Boston’s Mookie Betts says he expects to become free agent

Sports 03/20/19, 17:14

Don't expect AL MVP Mookie Betts to agree to a long-term contract with the Boston Red Sox before he can become a free agent in late 2020.Despite Mike Trout's pending $432 million, 12-year agreement with the Los Angeles Angels, Nolan Arenado's $260 million, eight-year deal with the Colorado Rockies and ...

Boston’s Pedroia plays 1 inning in first game since May

Baseball 03/07/19, 17:23

Dustin Pedroia's first game in nearly 10 months couldn't have gone much better — even if it lasted just one inning.Pedroia cleanly fielded a two-out grounder by Minnesota's Jake Cave, then singled off Kohl Stewart leading off the bottom half of Boston's 12-1 loss Thursday."It made me happy to run ...

Red Sox pitcher Wright suspended 80 games for HGH

Sports 03/06/19, 17:11

Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright will sit out the first 80 games of the season after testing positive for Human Growth Hormone, a second suspension for the knuckleballer who missed 15 games last year for violating baseball's domestic violence policy.Wright, 34, said in a statement issued through the Major ...

Twins: Sano likely out until May with slow-healing heel gash

Baseball 03/05/19, 18:07

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will likely miss the first month of the regular season, following another procedure to repair a severe cut above the heel on his right foot.Sano was sent to a plastic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, where he underwent an operation called a ...

Twins tap All-Star Berrios to start on opening day

Baseball 03/04/19, 19:23

Jose Berrios will be Minnesota's opening day starter, the first such assignment for the 24-year-old right-hander.Twins manager Rocco Baldelli announced the decision to reporters on Monday, a natural honor for the team's only All-Star last season. Berrios posted a career-best 3.84 ERA last year, his third in the major leagues, ...

Pineda makes 1st start for Twins after Tommy John surgery

Sports 03/01/19, 17:48

Michael Pineda made his first start for the Minnesota Twins as he comes back from Tommy John surgery, allowing one hit in two innings during a 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday.The 30-year-old right-hander struck out one and walked none, reaching 95 mph and throwing 18 strikes ...

Cora hoping to repeat in sophomore season in Red Sox dugout

Baseball 02/24/19, 17:10

Alex Cora guided the Boston Red Sox to a franchise-record 108 wins and a World Series victory last season, and then he reported to his second spring training as a major league manager as if nothing had changed.Still just 43, Cora has a chance to be the first Red Sox ...

Slowly, baseball rolls out pitch clock in spring training

Baseball 02/23/19, 18:09

Baseball is on the clock.The traditionally timeless sport implemented a pitch clock in major league spring training for the first time on Saturday in an attempt to hurry up both pitchers and hitters and keep the modern fan from tuning out the increasingly lengthy games.Sixteen games across Florida and Arizona ...

Spring training games underway in Florida, Arizona

Sports 02/22/19, 18:19

The sun came out in Arizona. Free agents played for their new teams. Ichiro Suzuki was back in uniform at age 45.Baseball is back.A day after the scheduled exhibition opener was rained out, baseball returned to the ballparks of Florida and Arizona on Friday with the first spring training games.Seattle ...

This time, Red Sox 2B Pedroia is cautious on injury return

Baseball 02/21/19, 18:12

Dustin Pedroia's goal isn't merely to come back from his knee injury.He's done that before.The challenge for the Boston second baseman this time is to return at the right time, to stick around longer than three games, and to help the Red Sox get back to the World Series with ...

Pineda hopes to return with Twins after 1½-season layoff

Baseball 02/18/19, 16:28

Michael Pineda thinks he'll be ready to return to the major leagues with the Minnesota Twins after a layoff of 1½ seasons.Pineda needed Tommy John surgery in 2017 while with the New York Yankees. He signed with the Twins in December 2017 and as he neared a return late last ...

What’s the catch? Red Sox players decide on new or old glove

Baseball 02/16/19, 17:02

It's early in spring training, time to get the new mitt ready.Or is it?For the World Series champion Boston Red Sox, some like the feel of new leather, some like it old. Some are superstitious and don't like change and others don't worry about that even after a great season."A ...

Twins sign pair of core young players _ Kepler and Polanco

Baseball 02/15/19, 14:37

The Minnesota Twins have talked a lot about how much they like their young core of players.They proved that Friday by locking up a pair of them, signing both right fielder Max Kepler and shortstop Jorge Polanco to five-year contracts."The idea that you can marry up your current players and ...

Baldelli era begins with efficient new workout format

Baseball 02/14/19, 16:00

The first noticeable change for the Minnesota Twins under new manager Rocco Baldelli came on the first day of workouts for pitchers and catchers.There was simply less standing around between drills by the players on the field."The goal is to have it individualized for the guys so they can get ...

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