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Rangers ride big 1st inning past struggling Angels, 11-4

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Texas Rangers are all about fast starts this season. Matt Harvey and the Angels couldn't slow them...

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Mets prospect Tim Tebow makes Triple-A debut for Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Tebow is one step away from the Big Show. He's still in no rush."I enjoy the process every day, enjoy...

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Greinke homers twice, fans 10 in Arizona's 8-5 win vs Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Zack Greinke's incredible night at the plate and on the mound was overshadowed somewhat after Manny Machado...

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Alonso hits 1st career HR to help Mets beat Marlins 7-3

MIAMI (AP) — The New York Mets poured it on.Pete Alonso, their 230-pound rookie slugger, squeezed into a clubhouse cart as...

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Slumping Marlins look to stop 4-game losing streak

Miami Marlins (2-6, fifth in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (4-3, third in the NL East)Atlanta; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDTPITCHING...

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Carrasco expected to start as Indians host Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays (3-6, fourth in the AL East) vs. Cleveland Indians (4-3, third in the AL Central)Cleveland; Saturday, 4 p.m....

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Slumping Reds look to stop 6-game losing streak

Cincinnati Reds (1-6, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (3-3, second in the NL Central)Pittsburgh; Saturday, 1...

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Pineda expected to start for the Twins against Phillies

Minnesota Twins (4-2, first in the AL Central) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (5-1, first in the AL East)Philadelphia; Saturday, 2...

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San Francisco hosts Tampa Bay for 2019 home opener

Tampa Bay Rays (6-2, first in the AL East) vs. San Francisco Giants (2-6, fifth in the AL West)San Francisco; Saturday, 4 p.m....

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Chicago to visit Milwaukee

Chicago Cubs (1-6, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7-1, first in the NL Central)Milwaukee; Saturday, 7 p.m....

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Smyly expected to start for Texas at Los Angeles

Texas Rangers (5-3, second in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (2-6, fifth in the AL West)Anaheim, California; Saturday, 4...

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Arizona hosts Boston for 2019 home opener

Boston Red Sox (2-7, fifth in the AL East) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (4-4, third in the AL West)Phoenix; Saturday, 8 p.m....

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Baltimore to host New York Saturday

New York Yankees (3-4, third in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (4-3, second in the AL East)Baltimore; Saturday, 7 p.m....

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St. Louis hosts San Diego for 2019 home opener

San Diego Padres (5-3, second in the NL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (3-4, third in the NL Central)St. Louis; Saturday, 2:15...

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Mariners to visit White Sox Saturday

Seattle Mariners (7-2, first in the AL West) vs. Chicago White Sox (3-3, fourth in the AL Central)Chicago; Saturday, 2 p.m....

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Houston hosts Oakland for home opener

Oakland Athletics (6-5, third in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (3-5, fourth in the AL West)Houston; Saturday, 7 p.m....

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Colorado hosts Los Angeles for home opener

Los Angeles Dodgers (6-2, first in the NL West) vs. Colorado Rockies (3-5, fourth in the NL West)Denver; Saturday, 8 p.m....

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Slumping Royals look to stop 4-game losing streak

Kansas City Royals (2-4, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (5-3, second in the AL Central)Detroit; Saturday, 1 p.m....

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Mets to host Nationals Saturday

Washington Nationals (3-3, fourth in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (5-2, second in the NL East)Flushing, Queens; Saturday, 1...

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Trout homers twice to help Angels snap 5-game skid

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout doesn't seem to be feeling the pressure of his $426.5 million, 12-year contract when playing...

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LEADING OFF: Dodgers hitting HRs, Red Sox skid, Reds drought

A look at what's a happening around the majors today:LA LONGBALLSCody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers are on a home run...

Jerami Grant’s blocks ignite OKC Thunder victory over the Indiana Pacers

SportsMar 28, 2019

Thaddeus Young muscled in for a shot; Jerami Grant leaped and blocked it, denying the Pacers a chance to build a double-digit lead. On the next Indiana possession, Bojan Bogdanovic drove in for what appeared to be a layup. Grant blocked that one,...

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Dodgers hit 3 homers, beat Rockies 10-6; Trout homers twice

DENVER (AP) — Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger and Russell Martin homered as the Los Angeles Dodgers kept up their longball barrage,...

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Brewers hit 5 home runs, send Cubs to 6th loss in row, 13-10

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers used a power surge to maintain their strong start and keep the Chicago Cubs...

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Correa's homer helps Astros over Athletics 3-2

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa is finally feeling like himself again after struggling with a back problem that hindered him for...

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Marte has 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, Diamondbacks rout Red Sox 15-8

PHOENIX (AP) — Adam Jones wanted to make one thing perfectly clear."I'm not replacing Paul (Goldschmidt), by any stretch,"...

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Hoskins drives in 4, Phillies beat Twins 10-4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Patience is paying off for the Philadelphia Phillies.Rhys Hoskins had three hits and drove in four runs,...

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Gausman sharp in 2019 debut as Braves beat Marlins 4-0

ATLANTA (AP) — It felt like opening night to Kevin Gausman, and he battled first-game jitters — for two batters.After that, the...

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Santana's 'sweet home' run gives Indians 3-2 win over Jays

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana touched the plate and was swept up in the arms of his teammates.This was no ordinary home...

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Musgrove outduels Gray, Pirates hand Reds 3rd shutout in row

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Whatever chance the Pittsburgh Pirates have of elbowing their way into the conversation in the NL Central...

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LA Longballs: Muncy, Bellinger, Martin HR, Dodgers beat Rox

DENVER (AP) — Cody Bellinger couldn't offer up a deep explanation on why the Los Angeles Dodgers are going deep so...

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Tatis, Padres win in Cards' home opener; Goldschmidt 5th HR

ST. LOUIS (AP) — San Diego rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. knew all about the passionate St. Louis fan base — he was given a heads-up...

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Rays jump to early lead, spoil Giants' home opener 5-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — None of the Tampa Bay Rays wanted to see their old pal Evan Longoria in the batter's box with the game on...

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Rangers place Volquez on injured list due to elbow sprain

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Texas Rangers have put pitcher Edinson Volquez on the 10-day injured list because of a sprained...

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Moncada, White Sox win home opener, beat messy Mariners

CHICAGO (AP) — Yoan Moncada has a more aggressive approach at the plate, a new position in the field and a strong belief that...

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Pitcher Dan Straily agrees to $575,000 deal with Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) — Seeking to boost a thin starting rotation, the Baltimore Orioles agreed to a $575,000, one-year contact with...

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Fresh from first win, Herta off to good start in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Colton Herta hasn't won since he was 18, so he's eager for another taste of success.OK, it's only been...

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Diamondbacks INF Lamb to miss 6 weeks with quad injury

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Jake Lamb is expected to be sidelined for about six weeks after straining his...

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Mariners' Gordon leaves game vs White Sox with tight groin

CHICAGO (AP) — Seattle Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon has left the game against the Chicago White Sox because of a tight...

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OKC Dodgers offering free tickets following opening-night concession lines

Clayton Kershaw starting opening day in Oklahoma City brought more than 12,000 fans to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark on...

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Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw pitches in front of mentor Skip Johnson

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw returned to Oklahoma City on Thursday to open his rehab assignment, and he got a chance...

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This Date In Baseball

April 61972 — For the first time, the major leagues failed to open on schedule because of a player strike, which started on...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

NBAPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo helped Milwaukee lock up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and the NBA...

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Arizona hosts Boston for home opener

Boston Red Sox (2-6, fifth in the AL East) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (3-4, third in the AL West)Phoenix; Friday, 7 p.m....

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Slumping Marlins look to end 3-game skid

Miami Marlins (2-5, fifth in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (3-3, third in the NL East)Atlanta; Friday, 7 p.m. EDTPITCHING...

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Colorado hosts Los Angeles for 2019 home opener

Los Angeles Dodgers (5-2, first in the NL West) vs. Colorado Rockies (3-4, fourth in the NL West)Denver; Friday, 4 p.m....

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Odorizzi expected to start for Twins at Phillies

Minnesota Twins (4-1, first in the AL Central) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (4-1, first in the AL East)Philadelphia; Friday, 7...

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Slumping Reds look to end 5-game slide

Cincinnati Reds (1-5, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (2-3, third in the NL Central)Pittsburgh; Friday, 7 p.m....

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St. Louis hosts San Diego for home opener

San Diego Padres (4-3, second in the NL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (3-3, second in the NL Central)St. Louis; Friday, 4:15...

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Woodruff scheduled to start for Milwaukee against Chicago

Chicago Cubs (1-5, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (6-1, first in the NL Central)Milwaukee; Friday, 8 p.m....

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Thornton expected to start for Toronto against Cleveland

Toronto Blue Jays (3-5, fourth in the AL East) vs. Cleveland Indians (3-3, third in the AL Central)Cleveland; Friday, 7 p.m....

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San Francisco hosts Tampa Bay for home opener

Tampa Bay Rays (5-2, first in the AL East) vs. San Francisco Giants (2-5, fifth in the AL West)San Francisco; Friday, 4 p.m....

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Houston hosts Oakland for 2019 home opener

Oakland Athletics (6-4, third in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (2-5, fourth in the AL West)Houston; Friday, 8 p.m....

Thunder's plummet on offense starts with elevated defense on Paul George

SportsMar 22, 2019

The Thunder trailed by 10 early to the Warriors as Russell Westbrook dribbled into a halfcourt set. That Westbrook and Paul George eventually crossed into each other’s path, derailing the possession, wasn’t the problem. It was something larger,...

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Slumping Angels look to stop 5-game slide

Texas Rangers (5-2, second in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (1-6, fifth in the AL West)Anaheim, California; Friday, 10...

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Chicago hosts Seattle for home opener

Seattle Mariners (7-1, first in the AL West) vs. Chicago White Sox (2-3, fourth in the AL Central)Chicago; Friday, 2 p.m....

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Bauer pulled with no-hitter thru 7, Indians beat Blue Jays

CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer was pulled by manager Terry Francona after seven hitless innings and 117 pitches, and watched...

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LEADING OFF: Red Sox struggling, Jansen back at Coors Field

A look at what's a happening around the majors today:SCUFFLING SOXBoston is 2-6, the worst start for a defending World Series...

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Fried shines as Braves complete 3-game sweep of Cubs, 9-4

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried credits time spent in the bullpen with helping his mentality as he becomes more confident in his...

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Ichiro turns down Japanese government award for third time

TOKYO (AP) — For the third time, baseball star Ichiro Suzuki has turned down a prestigious Japanese government award handed to...

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Lyles, Pirates bullpen combine to blank Reds 2-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jordan Lyles became the latest Pittsburgh starter to open the season with a stellar effort.Lyles threw five...

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Kershaw gives up 2 runs in 4 1/3 innings in OKC rehab outing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw gave up two runs and struck out six in 4 1/3 innings during his...

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Bauer: Indians made 'right decision' ending his no-hit bid

CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer never backs down from any challenge or debate. He accepted this call.Health mattered more than...

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Tebow goes 0 for 4 in Triple-A debut for NY Mets farm team

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Tebow had no hits in his Triple-A debut and nothing to say about it.The former NFL quarterback and...

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Foltynewicz throws 5 scoreless innings in rehab start

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz showed no issues with his right elbow, allowing no hits and...

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Laureano nails another Red Sox runner, Athletics win 7-3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When the reigning AL MVP openly regrets challenging you, that's pretty high praise.Center fielder Ramon...

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Galvis leadoff single in 9th breaks up Indians' no-hit bid

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians' bid to pitch a combined no-hitter has been broken up by a leadoff single in the ninth...

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Tatis, Jimenez in the big leagues from the start

Opening day was particularly special for Fernando Tatis Jr. and Eloy Jimenez.In large part because they weren't stuck at El...

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Torres' 2 HRs, 4 RBIs helps Yankees beat Orioles 8-4

BALTIMORE (AP) — Gleyber Torres and the New York Yankees finally put the bat on the ball in a huge way, and the result was a...

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Strasburg, Nats win 4-0 to ruin home opener for weary Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Without much time to rest up for their home opener, the New York Mets were no match for Stephen Strasburg.A...

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LA police closer to determining cause of stadium attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators believe they know what caused a Dodger Stadium parking lot altercation that left a baseball...

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White Sox reinstate SS Anderson, send Covey to Triple-A

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have reinstated shortstop Tim Anderson from the paternity list and optioned right-hander...

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Turnbull solid, and Tigers beat Royals 5-4 in home opener

DETROIT (AP) — With only four previous starts in the major leagues, Spencer Turnbull was easily the least experienced member of...

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Pirates put OF Dickerson on injured list for shoulder strain

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have put outfielder Corey Dickerson on the 10-day injured list because of a strained...

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Yankees place SS Tulowitzki on their expansive injured list

BALTIMORE (AP) — Yankees shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left calf strain, the...

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

NEW YORK (AP) — The most popular players in All-Star voting will be in the money — at least enough to cover part of the...

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Minor leaguers seek investors, donations to make ends meet

PHOENIX (AP) — Jeremy Wolf loved being a professional baseball player. The New York Mets were his favorite team as a child, and...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

BASEBALLATLANTA (AP) — Hall of Famer manager Bobby Cox was able to accept visitors in his Atlanta-area hospital room on...

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New York hosts Washington for home opener

Washington Nationals (2-3, fourth in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (5-1, first in the NL East)Flushing, Queens; Thursday, 1...

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Detroit hosts Kansas City for home opener

Kansas City Royals (2-3, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (4-3, second in the AL Central)Detroit; Thursday, 1 p.m....

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Darvish scheduled to start for Chicago against Atlanta

Chicago Cubs (1-4, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (2-3, third in the NL East)Atlanta; Thursday, 7 p.m....

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Baltimore hosts New York for 2019 home opener

New York Yankees (2-4, fourth in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (4-2, second in the AL East)Baltimore; Thursday, 3 p.m....

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Los Angeles hosts Texas for 2019 home opener

Texas Rangers (4-2, second in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (1-5, fifth in the AL West)Anaheim, California; Thursday, 10...

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Slumping Reds look to end 4-game skid

Cincinnati Reds (1-4, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (1-3, third in the NL Central)Pittsburgh; Thursday, 7...

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Indians to host Blue Jays Thursday

Toronto Blue Jays (3-4, third in the AL East) vs. Cleveland Indians (2-3, fourth in the AL Central)Cleveland; Thursday, 6 p.m....

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Athletics to host Red Sox Thursday

Boston Red Sox (2-5, fifth in the AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (5-4, third in the AL West)Oakland, California; Thursday, 3...

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LEADING OFF: Surprising O's, Tigers, Mets play home openers

A look at what's a happening around the majors today:FANFAREComing off winning road trips, the surprising Orioles, Tigers and...

OSU football: Defensive ends forced to grow up quickly, but showing promise in spring

SportsMar 31, 2019

STILLWATER — Mike Gundy didn’t go into much detail in describing the performance of his defensive ends through the first few spring practices. It’s not that they’re playing poorly. Gundy feels comfortable with their progression. But he knows...

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Outfield shuffle: Giants' Pillar in center, Duggar to right

LOS ANGELES (AP) — San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy loves having two quality center fielders, and that's what the Giants have...

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Freese, Dodgers rally in 7th for 5-3 victory over Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers capped a successful homestand Wednesday night by doing something they haven't had to...

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Betts' grounder hits 3B bag, Bosox end 4-game skid, beat A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Boston ended a long scoreless drought with a big swing from birthday boy Blake Swihart. Mookie Betts...

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Phils lose for 1st time, Robertson walks in game-ending run

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Robertson forced home the game-ending run with a ninth-inning walk to Jake Noll, a rookie without a hit...

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Minor victory for Rangers in 4-0 win over frustrated Astros

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Gerrit Cole had been frustrated most of the game, like the rest of the Astros, and Houston's starter...

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Camargo, Braves rally in 8th against shaky Cubs' bullpen

ATLANTA (AP) — Only five games into the season, the Chicago Cubs may already be pressing — especially when it's time to turn to...

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Cardinals rally past Pirates again, 5-4 in 10 innings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Shildt would prefer to not have his team consistently find itself in a spot where it's forced to...

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Tigers' Boyd carves up Yankees, who lose Tulo to calf strain

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees swung over slider after slider from Matthew Boyd, setting a franchise swing-and-miss record.Even...

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DeGrom Ks 14 and homers to help Mets beat Marlins 6-4

MIAMI (AP) — With his first swing of the night, Jacob deGrom hit the ball farther than any of the Miami Marlins hit it against...

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Astros manager, hitting coach by ejected by home plate ump

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch and hitting coach Alex Cintron were been ejected after consecutive...

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Grichuk hits 2 HRs, Blue Jays end O's 4-game win streak, 5-3

TORONTO (AP) — Outfielder Randal Grichuk wanted the Toronto Blue Jays to feel they'd made the right decision in giving him a...

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Braves offer prayers for Hall of Famer Cox following stroke

ATLANTA (AP) — Hall of Famer manager Bobby Cox was able to accept visitors in his Atlanta-area hospital room on Wednesday, one...

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Another one down: Yanks' Tulo likely to IL with calf strain

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is likely headed to the injured list with a low-grade strained left calf,...

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Machado hits 1st homer for Padres in 4-1 win vs Arizona

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Machado's first home run with the San Diego Padres was a no-doubter that left the home fans happyMachado...

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David Bote, Cubs agree to $15M, 5-year deal covering 2020-24

ATLANTA (AP) — The Chicago Cubs believe it was time to give David Bote a big-money contract, even if they are not ready to give...

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Rookie's rare chance nets walk-off walk, Nats top Phils 9-8

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jake Noll wasn't even supposed to be in the big leagues at all by now. And by the end of Wednesday, he was...

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Iannetta's 11th-inning homer lifts Rockies over Rays 1-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Chris Iannetta was light-hearted after coming up big again in extra innings to give Colorado's...

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Rosario, Twins rally past Royals for 2nd day in row, win 7-6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli really wanted to give Byron Buxton a rest, a day after the...

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Abreu drives in 3 as White Sox clobber Kluber, Indians 8-3

CLEVELAND (AP) — Just the sight of Corey Kluber is normally enough to weaken and wobble the White Sox.They finally toughened up...

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Peralta dominates, Brewers beat Reds 1-0 for sweep

CINCINNATI (AP) — Freddy Peralta threw the ball past the free-swinging Reds or got them to hit it into the air harmlessly. The...

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White Sox, Cardinals postpone home openers

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals have postponed their home openers by a day to Friday because rain...

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Rutgers assistant Jay Young hired as head coach at Fairfield

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jay Young joked that among the exciting aspects of the head coaching job at Fairfield, he's now two...

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Lindor joins Indians, but SS remains out with ankle injury

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor played catch with a trainer at Progressive Field on Wednesday.It's going to be a while before...

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Cuba releases first group of players eligible for MLB

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban Baseball Federation released its first group of players able to sign contracts directly with Major...

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Indians, Francona continue partnership with 2-year extension

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona went skydiving in Arizona during spring training. He insists his thrill-seeking...

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Nationals SS Turner heads to 10-day IL with broken finger

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting shortstop Trea Turner has been put on the 10-day injured list by the Washington Nationals with a...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLDuke's Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett are the second freshman teammates to earn first-team All-America...

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Ray expected to start for the Diamondbacks against Padres

Arizona Diamondbacks (3-3, second in the NL West) vs. San Diego Padres (3-3, third in the NL West)San Diego; Wednesday, 3 p.m....

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Teheran expected to start for Atlanta against Chicago

Chicago Cubs (1-3, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (1-3, fourth in the NL East)Atlanta; Wednesday, 7 p.m....

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Chicago to visit Cleveland Wednesday

Chicago White Sox (1-3, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (2-2, third in the AL Central)Cleveland; Wednesday, 1...

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Philadelphia takes 4-game win streak into matchup with Washington

Philadelphia Phillies (4-0, first in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (1-3, fifth in the NL East)Washington; Wednesday, 1...

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Cole expected to start for Astros at Rangers

Houston Astros (2-4, fourth in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (3-2, third in the AL West)Arlington, Texas; Wednesday, 8 p.m....

Texas Tech's Final Four appearance the latest success for former Oklahoma State coach Sean Sutton

SportsApr 2, 2019

As Texas Tech players climbed the ladder and clipped the net Saturday afternoon, a photographer from the school’s athletic department snapped a photo of Sean Sutton. His brow was sweaty. His hair was mussed. Oklahoma State fans well...

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Loaisiga expected to start as New York hosts Detroit

Detroit Tigers (3-3, second in the AL Central) vs. New York Yankees (2-3, third in the AL East)New York; Wednesday, 4 p.m....

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Blue Jays to host Orioles Wednesday

Baltimore Orioles (4-1, second in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (2-4, fourth in the AL East)Toronto; Wednesday, 4 p.m....

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Marquez scheduled to start for Colorado against Tampa Bay

Colorado Rockies (2-4, fourth in the NL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (5-1, first in the NL East)St. Petersburg, Florida; Wednesday,...

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Kansas City to host Minnesota Wednesday

Minnesota Twins (3-1, first in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (2-2, fourth in the AL Central)Kansas City, Kansas;...

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St. Louis to visit Pittsburgh Wednesday

St. Louis Cardinals (2-3, second in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (1-2, third in the NL Central)Pittsburgh; Wednesday,...

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Oakland to host Boston Wednesday

Boston Red Sox (1-5, fifth in the AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (5-3, second in the AL West)Oakland, California; Wednesday, 10...

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Slumping Reds look to end 3-game skid

Milwaukee Brewers (5-1, first in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (1-3, fifth in the NL Central)Cincinnati; Wednesday, 12...

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Stripling expected to start for the Dodgers against the Giants

San Francisco Giants (2-4, fifth in the NL West) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (4-2, first in the NL West)Los Angeles; Wednesday, 10...

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Marlins to host Mets Wednesday

New York Mets (4-1, second in the NL East) vs. Miami Marlins (2-4, third in the NL East)Miami; Wednesday, 6 p.m. EDTPITCHING...

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Fiers, 3 A's relievers shut down Red Sox for 1-0 win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ramon Laureano didn't have time to think. Luckily, he had arm strength and adrenaline aplenty to help...

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Bellinger slam, Dodgers survive messy 9th to edge Giants 6-5

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger can't miss at the plate.His offense has helped the Dodgers win four of six and jump out to...

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LEADING OFF: Turner hurt, Harper rolling in DC series

A look at what's a happening around the majors today:FINGERS CROSSEDNationals shortstop Trea Turner will be out indefinitely...

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Gonzales pitches into 9th, Mariners 7-1 for first time

SEATTLE (AP) — Marco Gonzales and Scott Servais had a little argument after the eighth inning. Gonzales, Seattle's No. 1...

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Harper homers in DC return, Phils beat Nats 8-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper crushed a long home run for his third hit while performing to jeers in his return to Washington,...

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Gallo hard 2-run grounder pushes Rangers past Astros 6-4

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Slugger Joey Gallo has played a key role late in all three wins by the Texas Rangers this season, and...

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Machado called for interference, Green ejected for arguing

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Machado was called out on batter's interference after dropping his bat near John Ryan Murphy while the...

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Cruz drives in go-ahead run in 10th as Twins top KC, 5-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — From his vantage point in the dugout, Rocco Baldelli had no idea whether the chopper that Nelson Cruz...

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Harper sticks it to Nats, leading Phillies to 8-2 win in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Showered by raindrops and jeers for much of the game, Bryce Harper put a bat-flipping, celebratory finish on...

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T-R-A-I-T-O-R: Bryce Harper hears boos, hits HR, flips bat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first boos, guttural and loud, greeted Bryce Harper during pregame introductions 15 minutes ahead of the...

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Nationals SS Trea Turner breaks finger, out indefinitely

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals shortstop Trea Turner will be out indefinitely after breaking his right index finger while trying...

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Peterson's 1st MLB hit in 9th sends Tigers past Yankees 3-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Dustin Peterson's parents were right there in the Yankee Stadium stands to see his first major league hit — a...

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Mets score 5 in the 1st, Wilson escapes jams to beat Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Mets reliever Justin Wilson stood at his locker 30 minutes after Tuesday's game fanning himself with his...

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Snell Ks 13, Rays blank Rockies for 5th straight win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell's arm was on. Chris Iannetta's foot was a little off.That was more than enough for the...

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Blue Jays trade Pillar to Giants, give Grichuk $52M deal

TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays said goodbye to Kevin Pillar while giving a long-term deal to Randal Grichuk.Pillar was traded by...

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Orioles win 4 straight on road for first time since 2016

TORONTO (AP) — It's taken the 2019 Orioles just five games to match the team's longest winning streak from last season.Andrew...

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Arcia's HR breaks slump, leads Brewers over Reds 4-3

CINCINNATI (AP) — Six games into the season, Orlando Arcia was still waiting for that first hit. The Brewers shortstop finally...

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Kevin Pillar traded from Blue Jays to Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Outfielder Kevin Pillar was traded by the veteran-shedding Toronto Blue Jays to the San Francisco Giants on...

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Attorneys: Dodger Stadium attack similar to 2011 assault

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for a baseball fan on life support following a weekend assault outside Dodger Stadium said Tuesday...

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Yankees 3B Andujar optimistic he can return without surgery

NEW YORK (AP) — Miguel Andujar is hopeful he can avoid surgery and return to the New York Yankees' lineup this year.The third...

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Daniel Murphy likely to be sidelined for at least a month

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rockies first baseman Daniel Murphy probably will be sidelined for at least a month, Colorado...

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OKC Dodgers: A look at new food offerings this season

Oklahoma City Dodgers executive chef Will Fenwick is always thinking of new creations for Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. He’s...

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Pirates 1B Bell looking for power boost in 2019

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell didn't read the criticism from an anonymous scout in a national magazine last month, the one that...

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Tim Tebow in Syracuse for next step in his baseball odyssey

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Tebow began the next step of his quest to make it to the major leagues , working out with the...

OU basketball team meets iconic announcing crew Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery & Grant Hill

SportsMar 22, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Three men, all of different generations, one of them twice as old as any Sooner player, another more than thrice as old, joined the OU basketball team in a huddle before practice Thursday at Colonial Life Arena. Call it a...

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Ronald Acuña Jr., Braves agree to $100M, 8-year contract

ATLANTA (AP) — When Ronald Acuña Jr. is earning $17 million per year in his prime, the Atlanta Braves may have one of...

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Lenny Dykstra admits he ran illegal rooming home

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra has pleaded guilty to illegally renting out rooms in a New Jersey house...

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MLB takes over Dodgertown, renames it for Jackie Robinson

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The former Dodgertown spring training camp will be named the Jackie Robinson Training Complex and be...

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Indians star Lindor to miss more time with ankle injury

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor will miss more time because of a sprained left ankle that has...

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OKC Dodgers announce preliminary opening day roster

With opening day two days away, the Oklahoma City Dodgers have set their preliminary roster. Three players who spent time with...

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Miller scheduled to start as Texas hosts Houston

Houston Astros (2-3, fourth in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (2-2, third in the AL West)Arlington, Texas; Tuesday, 8 p.m....

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Tanaka scheduled to start for Yankees against Tigers

Detroit Tigers (2-3, fourth in the AL Central) vs. New York Yankees (2-2, third in the AL East)New York; Tuesday, 6 p.m....

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Vargas, Mets to take on Urena, Marlins on Tuesday

New York Mets (3-1, second in the NL East) vs. Miami Marlins (2-3, third in the NL East)Miami; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDTPITCHING...

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Los Angeles to visit Seattle

Los Angeles Angels (1-4, fifth in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (6-1, first in the AL West)Seattle; Tuesday, 10 p.m....

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Freeland, Rockies to take on Snell, Rays

Colorado Rockies (2-3, fourth in the NL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (4-1, first in the NL East)St. Petersburg, Florida; Tuesday, 7...

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Keller expected to start as Kansas City hosts Minnesota

Minnesota Twins (2-1, second in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (2-1, first in the AL Central)Kansas City, Kansas;...

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San Francisco to visit Los Angeles Tuesday

San Francisco Giants (2-3, fifth in the NL West) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (3-2, first in the NL West)Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10...

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Philadelphia to visit Washington

Philadelphia Phillies (3-0, first in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (1-2, fourth in the NL East)Washington; Tuesday, 7...

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Cashner scheduled to start for Orioles at Blue Jays

Baltimore Orioles (3-1, second in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (2-3, fourth in the AL East)Toronto; Tuesday, 7 p.m....

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Sale, Red Sox to face Fiers, Athletics on Tuesday

Boston Red Sox (1-4, fifth in the AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (4-3, second in the AL West)Oakland, California; Tuesday, 10...

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Milwaukee to visit Cincinnati Tuesday

Milwaukee Brewers (4-1, first in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (1-2, third in the NL Central)Cincinnati; Tuesday, 6 p.m....

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30-year-old Kelly wins MLB debut as D-backs rout Padres 10-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It was a night of memorable debuts for the Arizona Diamondbacks.Merrill Kelly paused for a moment before...

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King Returns: Hernandez solid as Mariners top Angels 6-3

SEATTLE (AP) — Felix Hernandez waited until the seventh game of the regular season to finally take the mound, and that felt...

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Giants rally to beat rival Dodgers 4-2 in series opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every game to begin the season has been a close call for the San Francisco Giants.After a rough start in San...

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LEADING OFF: Harper returns to DC, Lindor sees specialist

A look at what's happening around the majors today:BRYCE IS BACKFrom the moment Bryce Harper signed his $330 million, 13-year...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will face a familiar foe in Notre Dame on the game's...

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Davis hits fifth home run in 7 games, A's beat Red Sox 7-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Pitcher Aaron Brooks reminded himself to hustle and back up home, even though he had zero doubt...

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Yanks beat Tigers, lose Stanton and Andujar to injuries

NEW YORK (AP) — Domingo German overcame control problems on a chilly night to win for the first time since last June, Gary...

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Chirinos has key plays vs old team as Astros top Rangers 2-1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Robinson Chirinos woke up in his own bed and took his son to school, just the way he did during his...

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Lowe, Kiermaier homer, streaking Rays beat Rockies 7-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — There's no secret to the success of the Tampa Bay Rays.Strong pitching, sparkling defense and...

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O's bullpen loses Hess' no-hit bid in win vs Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) — David Hess had done everything right, taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his first start of the...

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McCann's 2-run single helps Braves beat error-prone Cubs 8-0

ATLANTA (AP) — Brian McCann had eagerly anticipated his first game back in Atlanta since signing with the Braves in November.It...

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Judge gives Yanks a scare, but sprawling catch preserves win

NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar had already joined the Yankees' long injured list when Aaron Judge...

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Reds prospect Hunter Greene needs Tommy John surgery

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds pitching prospect Hunter Greene will have Tommy John surgery after medical tests found new ligament...

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Yelich homer streak snapped, but Brewers beat Reds 4-3

CINCINNATI (AP) — Christian Yelich was held without a homer for the first time this season, but the Cincinnati Reds couldn't...

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Stanton, Andujar join Yankees' lengthy injured list

NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar joined the Yankees' lengthy injured list, putting nearly half of New...

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Mariners get Connor Sadzeck from Rangers for minor leaguer

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have acquired hard-throwing right-hander Connor Sadzeck from the Texas Rangers for...

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Indians walk their way to 5-3 win over White Sox in opener

CLEVELAND (AP) — Once Mike Clevinger's dominant day ended, he watched his teammates rally on TV.There was a leadoff walk, a...

NCAA gymnastics: OU's Yul Moldauer soon to close college career almost as amazing as his personal journey

SportsApr 5, 2019

NORMAN — Peter and Orsa Moldauer’s young son would scream so loudly the folks next door could hear him. Those neighbors lived a quarter-mile away. The screaming happened pretty much all day. Pretty much every day, too. When the Moldauers...

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Kevin McGuiness quits MLBPA, replaced by Xavier James

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin McGuiness has resigned after five years as chief operations officer of the Major League Baseball Players...

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Red Sox sign Bogaerts to new deal for 7 years, $132M

BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts loves winning and having a yearly chance at championships. He also appreciates a supportive,...

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Kershaw to make minor league rehab start in Oklahoma City

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will make a minor league rehab start in Oklahoma City in the next...

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Padres acquire Wisler, prospect dealt for Kimbrel in 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have acquired right-hander Matt Wisler from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for minor...

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Cardinals rally past sloppy Pirates 6-5 in 11 innings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Down four on the road late against a team feeding off the adrenaline of its home opener, the St. Louis...

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OKC Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw to start opening day on rehab assignment

Clayton Kershaw is coming to Oklahoma City. After throwing a bullpen session Monday afternoon, it was determined the Los...

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Police hunt assailant after beating outside Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Francisco Giants fan who was left disabled in an attack outside Dodger Stadium that drew national...

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Tottenham Stadium follows US financing model

NEW YORK (AP) — Years before Tottenham Hotspur Stadium started rising like a spaceship in north London, planning on how to...

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Rays put Wendle on 10-day IL with hamstring strain

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have placed infielder Joey Wendle on the 10-day injured list because of a...

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Bryce Harper to play 1st game as visitor at Nationals Park

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the moment Bryce Harper signed his $330 million, 13-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, this game...

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Bryce Baby! Phillies OF Harper, wife expecting baby boy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper is ready to raise a li'l slugger in Philadelphia.Harper announced Monday on Instagram that he...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLTom Izzo drew up the perfect play at the perfect moment, sending Michigan State past mighty Duke for a spot...

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LEADING OFF: Yelich back at it on HR streak, 3 home openers

A look at what's happening around the majors today:M-V-P! M-V-P!Christian Yelich has picked up right where he left off last...

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Smyly gets the start for Rangers in series opener against Astros

Houston Astros (103-59, first in the AL West in 2018) vs. Texas Rangers (67-95, fifth in the AL West in 2018)Arlington, Texas;...

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Hess gets the start for Orioles in series opener against Blue Jays

Baltimore Orioles (47-115, fifth in the AL East in 2018) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (73-89, fourth in the AL East in 2018)Toronto;...

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Marlins open series at home against Mets

New York Mets (77-85, fourth in the NL East in 2018) vs. Miami Marlins (63-98, fifth in the NL East in 2018)Miami; Monday, 7...

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Archer to start home opener for Pittsburgh against St. Louis

St. Louis Cardinals (88-74, third in the NL Central in 2018) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (82-79, fourth in the NL Central in...

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Tampa Bay opens series at home against Colorado

Colorado Rockies (91-72, second in the NL West in 2018) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (90-72, third in the NL East in 2018)St. Petersburg,...

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Milwaukee opens series at Cincinnati

Milwaukee Brewers (96-67, first in the NL Central in 2018) vs. Cincinnati Reds (67-95, fifth in the NL Central in...

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Brooks gets the start for Athletics in series opener against Red Sox

Boston Red Sox (108-54, first in the AL East in 2018) vs. Oakland Athletics (97-65, second in the AL West in 2018)Oakland,...

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Kelly gets the start for Diamondbacks in series opener against Padres

Arizona Diamondbacks (82-80, third in the NL West in 2018) vs. San Diego Padres (66-96, fifth in the NL West in 2018)San Diego;...

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San Francisco opens series at Los Angeles

San Francisco Giants (73-89, fourth in the NL West in 2018) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (92-71, first in the NL West in 2018)Los...

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Mariners open series at home against Los Angeles

Los Angeles Angels (80-82, fourth in the AL West in 2018) vs. Seattle Mariners (89-73, third in the AL West in 2018)Seattle;...

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Ross gets the start for Tigers in series opener against Yankees

Detroit Tigers (64-98, third in the AL Central in 2018) vs. New York Yankees (100-62, second in the AL East in 2018)New York;...

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Newcomb set to start home opener for Atlanta against Chicago

Chicago Cubs (95-68, second in the NL Central in 2018) vs. Atlanta Braves (90-72, first in the NL East in 2018)Atlanta; Monday,...

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Clevinger to start home opener for Cleveland against Chicago

Chicago White Sox (62-100, fourth in the AL Central in 2018) vs. Cleveland Indians (91-71, first in the AL Central in...

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MLB Notebook: Yelich powers Brewers to dramatic 5-4 win over Cardinals

Christian Yelich hit his fourth homer in the first inning and a two-run double in the ninth, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a...

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Harper homers again to lead Phillies' sweep of Braves

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper turned Philly into a baseball city again with his star power, his slugging and a sweep. With a...

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Yelich powers Brewers to dramatic 5-4 win over Cardinals

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his fourth homer in the first inning and a two-run double in the ninth, leading the...

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Nunez, Orioles top Yankees 7-5 to take season-opening series

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Palmer cut across the Baltimore clubhouse, headed over to young left-handers John Means and Paul Fry, and...

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Narvaez, Bruce homer as Mariners beat Red Sox 10-8

SEATTLE (AP) — The rebuilding Seattle Mariners are off to a surprising start.The lineup is leading the way.Omar Narvaez hit a...

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Pollock, Dodgers rally in eighth to beat Diamondbacks 8-7

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said before Sunday's finale between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers that this was...

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Rangers top Cubs 11-10 after falling behind former ace again

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Two straight days facing their former aces, two straight early deficits. And now two straight wins for...

Former OU coach Billy Tubbs knows that times have changed in college hoops

SportsApr 6, 2019

I ran into Billy Tubbs back in February at the OU-Texas basketball game. We did a little commiserating. Earlier that week, we each independently had stumbled upon the Purdue-Indiana game. Final score: Purdue 48, Indiana 46. We talked about...

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Davis homers again to lead A's past Angels 2-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics manager Bob Melvin feels a lot better about his starting rotation than he did four days...

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"Suited and booted" Paddack stellar in debut for Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chris Paddack walked into the San Diego Padres' clubhouse Sunday "suited and booted" and wearing a cowboy hat,...

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Turner's 2nd HR lifts Nationals over Mets 6-5 for 1st win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Still striving for their first win of the season, the Washington Nationals blew a three-run lead in the...

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Blue Jays RHP Luciano is first big leaguer born this century

TORONTO (AP) — While Major League Baseball no longer has a single player who was active during the previous century, it now has...

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Giolito no-hit bid ends in 7th, White Sox beat Royals 6-3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lucas Giolito has mastered the Kansas City Royals, a trend that continued Sunday.The rest of the major...

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Castellanos lifts Tigers over Blue Jays 4-3 in 11 innings

TORONTO (AP) — After getting blanked in back-to-back losses, the Detroit Tigers scored just enough runs Sunday to leave Canada...

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Cruz hits first homer, Pineda strong as Twins beat Indians

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly two years since his last time on a big league mound, Michael Pineda looked better than ever in his...

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Alcantara pitches Marlins past Rockies 3-0

MIAMI (AP) — Sandy Alcantara had to settle for the longest outing of his career.Pretty nice way to start the season.Alcantara...

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Williams leads Pirates past Reds 5-0

CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevor Williams looked like himself on the mound.He looked like somebody else at the plate.Williams pitched...

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Chirinos gives bullpen some rest, Rays beat Astros 3-1

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — There was no opener needed for the Tampa Bay Rays in their first series of the season.Yonny Chirinos...

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Giolito's no-hit bid ends with 1 out in 7th for White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon has ended a no-hit bid by Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito with one out in the...

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Man hospitalized after fight outside Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 47-year-old man was hospitalized in serious condition after being struck during an argument that turned...

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Yelich equals MLB record start with homers in 4 straight

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers extended his season-opening home run streak to four games, tying the...

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Hyde gets 1st win as manager, Orioles beat Yankees 5-3

NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Hyde stood outside the Baltimore Orioles clubhouse, his uniform and jacket reeking of Budweiser, syrup...

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Cubs to visit Rangers Sunday

Chicago Cubs (95-68, second in the NL Central in 2018) vs. Texas Rangers (67-95, fifth in the NL West in 2018)Arlington, Texas;...

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Dodgers to host Diamondbacks Sunday

Arizona Diamondbacks (82-80, third in the NL West in 2018) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (92-71, first in the NL West in 2018)Los...

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Gray expected to start as Cincinnati hosts Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Pirates (82-79, fourth in the NL Central in 2018) vs. Cincinnati Reds (67-95, fifth in the NL Central in...

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LeBlanc expected to start as Seattle hosts Boston

Boston Red Sox (108-54, first in the AL East in 2018) vs. Seattle Mariners (89-73, third in the AL West in 2018)Seattle;...

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Arrieta expected to start as Philadelphia hosts Atlanta

Atlanta Braves (90-72, first in the NL East in 2018) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (80-82, third in the NL East in...

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Gray, Rockies to face Alcantara, Marlins

Colorado Rockies (91-72, second in the NL West in 2018) vs. Miami Marlins (63-98, fifth in the NL East in 2018)Miami; Sunday, 1...

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Padres to host Giants Sunday

San Francisco Giants (73-89, fourth in the NL West in 2018) vs. San Diego Padres (66-96, fifth in the NL West in 2018)San...

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Pineda expected to start as Minnesota hosts Cleveland

Cleveland Indians (91-71, first in the AL Central in 2018) vs. Minnesota Twins (78-84, second in the AL Central in...

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Burnes expected to start for the Brewers against the Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals (88-74, third in the NL Central in 2018) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (96-67, first in the NL Central in...

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Montas expected to start as Oakland hosts Los Angeles

Los Angeles Angels (80-82, fourth in the AL West in 2018) vs. Oakland Athletics (97-65, second in the AL West in 2018)Oakland,...

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López expected to start as Royals host White Sox

Chicago White Sox (62-100, fourth in the AL Central in 2018) vs. Kansas City Royals (58-104, fifth in the AL Central in...

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Thornton expected to start as Toronto hosts Detroit

Detroit Tigers (64-98, third in the AL Central in 2018) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (73-89, fourth in the AL East in 2018)Toronto;...

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Bundy expected to start for Baltimore at New York

Baltimore Orioles (47-115, fifth in the AL East in 2018) vs. New York Yankees (100-62, second in the AL East in 2018)New York;...

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Corbin scheduled to start for Washington against New York

New York Mets (77-85, fourth in the NL East in 2018) vs. Washington Nationals (82-80, second in the NL East in 2018)Washington;...

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Chirinos expected to start as Rays host Astros

Houston Astros (103-59, first in the AL West in 2018) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (90-72, third in the AL East in 2018)St. Petersburg,...

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Bryce Harper hits first homer as a Phillie

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hitless in five at-bats to open his anticipated first series with the Philadelphia Phillies, Bryce Harper...

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Bellinger, Turner lead Dodgers' demolition of D-backs, 18-5

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After every unusual thing that had already happened between the Dodgers and the Diamondbacks this week, two...

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Mariners' Kikuchi to remain with team after death of father

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi says he will stay with the club following the death of his father, Yuji...

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Bruce hits first homer as Mariners batter Red Sox 6-5

SEATTLE (AP) — Five games into the season, Seattle manager Scott Servais had a message for Mariners fans: Don't go to sleep.The...

OU report card: Not much to grade highly for the Sooners

SportsMar 25, 2019

You figured Virginia would be a rugged opponent in the NCAA Tournament, and the Cavaliers most definitely were. They beat OU 63-51 Sunday night in the South Regional quarterfinals, and the grades reflect an uphill performance for the Sooners....

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Moronta fans 5 in 2 innings to help Giants beat Padres 3-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nothing fazed Reyes Moronta of the San Francisco Giants in his season debut Saturday night.Not Manny Machado,...

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Gallo, Rangers rally to beat Cubs 8-6 after Darvish flops

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yu Darvish had long since flopped in his return to Texas when former teammate Joey Gallo beat the...

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Harper homers deep for 1st Phils hit, 8-6 win over Braves

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper homered deep into the second deck in right-center field for his first hit with Philadelphia...

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Canha hits 2-run HR, Anderson sharp as A's top Angels 4-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Back stateside and back on their home field, the Oakland Athletics starters have found quite a groove.As...

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Brewers' Yelich homers again, Hader has immaculate inning

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich and Josh Hader, breakout stars during Milwaukee's surprising run to the NL Championship...

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Harper homers, hears "MVP!" chants as Phillies beat Braves

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hitless in five at-bats to open his anticipated first series with the Philadelphia Phillies, Bryce Harper...

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Rojas, Marlins break loose, top Rockies 7-3 for 1st win

MIAMI (AP) — Hits were difficult to come by in Miami's first two regular season games. The early offensive malaise finally...

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Rockies 1B Daniel Murphy breaks finger, out indefinitely

MIAMI (AP) — Colorado Rockies first baseman Daniel Murphy is out indefinitely with a broken finger on his left hand.Murphy was...

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Glasnow, 4 relievers help Rays beat Astros 3-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Glasnow had a concerning spring training for the Tampa Bay Rays. The gangly, 6-foot-8...

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LEADING OFF: Corbin debuts with Nats, Harper in the swing

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:$140 MILLION MANPatrick Corbin begins earning the $140 million contract he...

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Clayton Kershaw expects to start season opener for OKC Dodgers or Tulsa Drillers

Clayton Kershaw will get an opening day start after all. The Los Angeles Dodgers ace pitcher threw a simulated game Saturday...

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Yelich HR in first 3 games, 1st to do it after winning MVP

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers has become the first player to win an MVP award and then hit a home...

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Soler, Royals beat White Sox 8-6 on a raw day for 2-0 start

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — If the Kansas City Royals are going to have success in 2019, they'll need to rely on their speed. That...

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Sanchez, Blue Jays pitch 2nd shutout in row, top Tigers 3-0

TORONTO (AP) — Three games into the season, Blue Jays starting pitchers have yet to allow a single run.Aaron Sanchez and four...

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Indians escape bases-loaded jam in 9th, hold off Twins 2-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Greg Allen and Brad Hand helped get the Cleveland Indians out of the cold and into the warmth of the...

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Chris Davis benched by Orioles after 3 strikeouts in opener

NEW YORK (AP) — It didn't take long for Chris Davis' first benching of the season.The first baseman with the $161 million...

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New-Look Mets 2-0 after Alonso, other kids beat Nats 11-8

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Alonso and the rest of these new-look Mets are playing just how the club had hoped.It's just two games,...

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Pirates at Reds game postponed because of rain

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds got a game deeper into this season before having to call one off.The second game of their series...

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Kelly's hit ends D-backs' 13-inning win over Dodgers, 5-4

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carson Kelly went to the batting cage three or four times as the innings rolled on. He put on his catching...

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Godley expected to start for Arizona at Los Angeles

Arizona Diamondbacks (82-80, third in the NL West in 2018) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (92-71, first in the NL West in 2018)Los...

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Peña expected to start for Los Angeles against Oakland

Los Angeles Angels (80-82, fourth in the AL West in 2018) vs. Oakland Athletics (97-65, second in the AL West in 2018)Oakland,...

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Syndergaard expected to start for New York at Washington

New York Mets (77-85, fourth in the NL East in 2018) vs. Washington Nationals (82-80, second in the NL East in 2018)Washington;...

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Vólquez expected to start for Texas against Chicago

Chicago Cubs (95-68, second in the NL Central in 2018) vs. Texas Rangers (67-95, fifth in the NL West in 2018)Arlington, Texas;...

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Orioles to visit Yankees Saturday

Baltimore Orioles (47-115, fifth in the AL East in 2018) vs. New York Yankees (100-62, second in the AL East in 2018)New York;...

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San Diego to host San Francisco Saturday

San Francisco Giants (73-89, fourth in the NL West in 2018) vs. San Diego Padres (66-96, fifth in the NL West in 2018)San...

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Wilson expected to start for the Braves against Phillies

Atlanta Braves (90-72, first in the NL East in 2018) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (80-82, third in the NL East in...

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Williams scheduled to start for Pittsburgh against Cincinnati

Pittsburgh Pirates (82-79, fourth in the NL Central in 2018) vs. Cincinnati Reds (67-95, fifth in the NL Central in...

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Chicago to visit Kansas City

Chicago White Sox (62-100, fourth in the AL Central in 2018) vs. Kansas City Royals (58-104, fifth in the AL Central in...

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Bauer scheduled to start for Cleveland at Minnesota

Cleveland Indians (91-71, first in the AL Central in 2018) vs. Minnesota Twins (78-84, second in the AL Central in...

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Sanchez expected to start for the Blue Jays against the Tigers

Detroit Tigers (64-98, third in the AL Central in 2018) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (73-89, fourth in the AL East in 2018)Toronto;...

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McHugh expected to start for Astros at Rays

Houston Astros (103-59, first in the AL West in 2018) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (90-72, third in the AL East in 2018)St. Petersburg,...

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St. Louis to visit Milwaukee Saturday

St. Louis Cardinals (88-74, third in the NL Central in 2018) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (96-67, first in the NL Central in...

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Colorado to visit Miami

Colorado Rockies (91-72, second in the NL West in 2018) vs. Miami Marlins (63-98, fifth in the NL East in 2018)Miami; Saturday,...

The expansion of the NCAA Tournament has diluted March Madness

SportsMar 17, 2019

In March 1993, Billy Tubbs’ Sooners went to Kansas City with a 19-10 record and lost 69-55 to Iowa State in the Big Eight Tournament quarterfinals. Those Sooners went 7-7 in a loaded Big Eight, tied for fifth. OU played a really good...

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Red Sox to face Mariners on the road

Boston Red Sox (108-54, first in the AL East in 2018) vs. Seattle Mariners (89-73, third in the AL West in 2018)Seattle;...

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Machado gets first 2 hits with Padres in 4-1 win over Giants

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have given the San Diego Padres a whole new dynamic.Machado got his first...

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Harvey solid in debut, Angels rally to beat A's 6-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Harvey was one hanging curveball away from looking start-to-finish like the ace he had been with...

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Moreland 3-run HR in 9th, champ Bosox beat Seattle for 1st W

SEATTLE (AP) — Pinch hitter Mitch Moreland connected for a three-run homer in the ninth inning and the World Series champion...

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Cards' Goldschmidt hits 3 HRs, walked intentionally in 9th

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt was hoping to swing for baseball history when Brewers manager Craig Counsell took the bat out...

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Morton wins Rays debut 4-2 over former team Astros

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Morton was solid in his debut for the Tampa Bay Rays, pitching five innings and striking...

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Angels' Justin Upton to miss 8-12 weeks with turf toe

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Justin Upton will miss eight to 12 weeks with a turf toe injury.Upton ran...

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Morton wins Rays debut, beats former Astros teammates 4-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — No one has tell the Houston Astros how good Charlie Morton can be.The 35-year-old right-hander was...

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Blackmon has 3 hits, Rockies 2-hit Marlins 6-1

MIAMI (AP) — Charlie Blackmon barely got his line drive into fair territory to give Colorado the lead. Ian Desmond barely got...

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Shoemaker, Blue Jays blank Tigers 6-0, Montoyo gets 1st win

TORONTO (AP) — Through chattering teeth, Charlie Montoyo talked about how good it felt to win for the first time as a major...

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LEADING OFF: Harper a hit but still hitless, Darvish vs TEX

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:BRYCE CHECKBryce Harper was a hit on opening day in Philadelphia, getting...

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Brewers reliever Knebel having elbow surgery, out this year

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers reliever Corey Knebel says he will have Tommy John surgery and miss the season, a major setback for...

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APNewsBreak: USC open to modifying LA Coliseum name change

LOS ANGELES (AP) — United Airlines offered Friday to withdraw from a $69 million deal to put its name on Los Angeles Memorial...

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Giants have oldest team in big leagues, Padres youngest

NEW YORK (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have the oldest average age in the major leagues at 30.63 years and the San Diego...

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Yankees will keep Farquhar at extended spring training

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Danny Farquhar will remain at extended spring training with the New York Yankees rather than start the...

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Top minor leagues to experiment with 3-batter minimum

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Leagues at minor league baseball's two highest levels will use the experimental rule requiring...

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Ex-MVP Wetteland indicted on 3 counts of child sex assault

DENTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas grand jury has indicted former All-Star and World Series MVP pitcher John Wetteland on three...

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MiLB announces new pace-of-play initiatives

Minor League Baseball has become a test subject for Major League Baseball’s effort to improve pace of play. This season will be...

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Cameron Maybin and Indians agree to minor league contract

CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent outfielder Cameron Maybin and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a minor league contract.Maybin,...

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Rangers facing their former aces Darvish, Hamels with Cubs

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers are about to face a pair of their former aces, Yu Darvish and Cole Hamels, in...

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Dominican players top 100, 11.6 percent of big leaguers

NEW YORK (AP) — There were more than 100 Dominican players in the major leagues on opening day, the first time a nation outside...

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Big league teams appreciate the value of versatility

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — In his rookie season with the Detroit Tigers, Niko Goodrum spent time at first base, second base, third...

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Morton expected to start for Tampa Bay against Houston

Houston Astros (103-59, first in the AL West in 2018) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (90-72, third in the AL East in 2018)St. Petersburg,...

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Estrada scheduled to start for Athletics against Angels

Los Angeles Angels (80-82, fourth in the AL West in 2018) vs. Oakland Athletics (97-65, second in the AL West in 2018)Oakland,...

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Peralta expected to start for the Brewers against the Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals (88-74, third in the NL Central in 2018) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (96-67, first in the NL Central in...

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Boston to face Seattle on the road

Boston Red Sox (108-54, first in the AL East in 2018) vs. Seattle Mariners (89-73, third in the AL West in 2018)Seattle;...

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Holland scheduled to start for San Francisco at San Diego

San Francisco Giants (73-89, fourth in the NL West in 2018) vs. San Diego Padres (66-96, fifth in the NL West in 2018)San...

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Richards scheduled to start for Marlins against Rockies

Colorado Rockies (91-72, second in the NL West in 2018) vs. Miami Marlins (63-98, fifth in the NL East in 2018)Miami; Friday, 7...

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Diamondbacks to visit Dodgers Friday

Arizona Diamondbacks (82-80, third in the NL West in 2018) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (92-71, first in the NL West in 2018)Los...

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Shoemaker scheduled to start as Toronto hosts Detroit

Detroit Tigers (64-98, third in the AL Central in 2018) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (73-89, fourth in the AL East in 2018)Toronto;...

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LEADING OFF: Knebel's decision, Morton faces former team

A look at what's happening around the majors today:DAY OF DECISIONCorey Knebel plans to choose a course of action on his ailing...

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Keller pitches Royals past White Sox 5-3 in rainy opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — On the first day of the season, Brad Keller gave the Kansas City Royals plenty of reason for...

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Nationals lose 1st game of 2019 with 2018-type miscues

WASHINGTON (AP) — In some respects, the first game of 2019 felt a bit like a remnant of 2018 all over again for manager Dave...

Thunder's plunge off the cliff continues in bewildering loss to Mavericks

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Russell Westbrook air-balled a 3-point shot on the Thunder’s first possession, though in all fairness, it might have been a pass. The way Westbrook shoots, you can’t always tell. On the next possession, Paul George made made one of those...

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OU baseball: Even in silence, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw teaches Sooners lessons

NORMAN — Oklahoma’s pitchers filed into the indoor work area one day in early February and stood mostly silently as their coach...

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Mariners tag Sale and rout defending champion Red Sox 12-4

SEATTLE (AP) — Tim Beckham, Domingo Santana and Seattle's hodgepodge of new faces sent the defending World Series champions to...

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Scherzer highest-paid player, Red Sox top payroll list again

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington pitcher Max Scherzer took over from Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout as baseball's...

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Dodgers set opening day mark with 8 HRs in win over Arizona

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson and Enrique Hernandez each hit two of the Los Angeles Dodgers' eight home runs Thursday in a...

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Tag 'em! Opening day turns into record Home Run Derby

Bryce Harper bowed to his new fans, Mookie Betts and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox drew cheers far from Fenway Park...

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Verlander outpitches Snell, Astros cruise past Rays 5-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander relished facing Blake Snell on opening day."I don't try to hide behind the...

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Power surge! Dodgers hit 8 homers in 12-5 win over Arizona

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While one homer after another rocketed into the stands at Chavez Ravine, the Los Angeles Dodgers' dugout...

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Baez hits 2 HRs as Cubs open season with 12-4 win at Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Javier Baez had a slight smile on his face when he was asked how different he felt playing shortstop...

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Zimmermann perfect into 7th, Tigers top Blue Jays 2-0 in 10

TORONTO (AP) — Jordan Zimmermann was in peak form on opening day.The right-hander took a perfect game into the seventh inning,...

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New-look Reds rally for 5-3 win over Pirates on Dietrich HR

CINCINNATI (AP) — Unexpected stars, unconventional moves, one pleasing win. The David Bell era in Cincinnati got off to an...

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Freeland goes 7 innings as Rockies beat Marlins 6-3

MIAMI (AP) — Making his first opening day start, Kyle Freeland pitched like it was just another game, which means the Colorado...

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Machado hitless, Tatis 2 hits in debut as Padres beat Giants

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Machado wasn't bothered a bit that he went hitless in his first game with the San Diego Padres.The $300...

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Gonzalez, Berrios guide Twins past Indians 2-0 in opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the time came for Rocco Baldelli to remove Jose Berrios from the game, the new manager of the Minnesota...

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The Latest: Dodgers chase Greinke in 4th inning

The Latest on opening day (all times EDT):5:45 p.m.The Dodgers have chased Arizona's Zack Greinke with three homers in the...