Baseball

April 09, 2019 - 6:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lenny Dykstra has sued former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, St. Martin's Press and Macmillan Publishing Group over a passage in the pitcher's new book accusing the outfielder of directing racist comments toward Boston pitcher Oil Can Boyd during the 1986 World Series. Dykstra...
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New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox players hold Super Bowl and World Series trophies before the home opener baseball game between the Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Boston. From left they are, Patriots' Matthew Slater, Red Sox's Mike Lowell, David Ortiz and Steve Pearce, Patriots' Rob Gronkowski, Patrick Chung, Julian Edelman, and Stephon Gilmore (24). At rear are Duron Harmon, behind Gronkowski, and New England Patriots' Deatrich Wise, behind Edelman. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 09, 2019 - 5:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Ten trophies. The New England Patriots brought their six Super Bowl trophies to Fenway Park on Tuesday to help the Boston Red Sox celebrate their latest World Series championship and unfurl a new banner in front of the Green Monster for the fourth time in 15 years. "It's pretty cool...
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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chris Archer (24) walks away from a bench clearing brawl with fellow pitcher Trevor Williams (34) during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 7, 2019. A wild pitch by Archer during an at-bat by Reds' Derek Dietrich started the fight. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 09, 2019 - 3:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh pitcher Chris Archer was suspended for five games, Cincinnati outfielder Yasiel Puig for two and Reds manager David Bell for one on Tuesday for their parts in a bench-clearing fracas last weekend at PNC Park. The commissioner's office said Archer has appealed his penalty...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 1999, file photo, eight founders of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) pose at a celebration of the association's 50th anniversary in New York. Back row from left are Marilynn Smith, Marlene Hagge, Alice Bauer, Louise Suggs and Betty Jameson. Front row from left are Bettye Sanoff, Shirley Spork and Patty Berg. Marilynn Smith died Tuesday, April 9, 2019. She was 89.(AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, File)
April 09, 2019 - 10:39 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Marilyn Smith, one of the 13 founders of the LPGA Tour whose 21 victories, two majors and endless support of her tour led to her induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame, died Tuesday. She was 89. She died in Goodyear, Arizona, surrounded by family and friends, the LPGA...
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Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland celebrates with Rafael Devers (11) after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
April 09, 2019 - 1:01 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BOSTON BASH The Red Sox are set to receive their 2018 World Series rings ahead of their home opener at Fenway Park. Boston plans to unveil a championship banner, and ceremonies will include a flyover by four F-16 jets prior to the first pitch. The...
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Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield (15) scores on a sacrifice fly to left by teammate Alex Gordon during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 08, 2019 - 9:49 pm
April is just over a week old, and already Whit Merrifield is more than halfway to matching Joe DiMaggio's famous hitting streak. That's because Merrifield's run began toward the end of last season — so long ago that it doesn't totally resonate. "I didn't even know I had a streak going until the...
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CORRECTS TO SECOND INNING NOT FIRST INNING - Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis walks in the dugout after he lined out during the second inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 08, 2019 - 7:16 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis has tied the major league record for the longest hitless streak by a position player, going 0 for 46 during an unproductive run that began last year. Baltimore's highly paid first baseman was retired in his first two trips to the plate Monday night against Oakland,...
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At left is a scene from a commercial showing New York Yankees baseball player Adam Ottavino preparing to pitch to Babe Ruth. At right is the same photo, edited with Adobe After Effects software. Back in December, Ottavino told the MLB.com's Statcast podcast: "I would strike Babe Ruth out every time." A month later, the native New Yorker signed with a $27 million, three-year contract with the Yankees, who view Ruth as a deity. Within days, the team approached Ottavino about making a commercial in which he pitches to Ruth with catastrophic consequences. (Yankees On Demand via AP)
April 08, 2019 - 1:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — 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:...
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In this, March 28, 2019, photo, Don Logan, president of the Las Vegas Aviators, stands in front of a new baseball park in Las Vegas. Logan spent years trying to get a new minor league ballpark in this gambling city. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 08, 2019 - 7:12 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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 Athletics are going through in their quest for new digs in the Bay Area. After all, he's had sewage in his dugout, too. The...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout watches his two-run home run during the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers in a baseball game Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
April 08, 2019 - 1:14 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: TROUT TEAR Angels star Mike Trout has homered in four straight games, 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. The Angels record for consecutive...
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