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Shooting survivor meets source of encouragement _ Tim Tebow

Jun. 20, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A survivor of a campus shooting in North Carolina has gotten to meet Tim Tebow, an athlete he has looked up to since the fourth grade. News outlets report that the Syracuse Mets minor league outfielder visited with 19-year-old Drew Pescaro before a game Wednesday at BB&T Ballpark...

The Ex-Rays: Tampa Bay gets OK from MLB to explore Montreal

Jun. 20, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Ex-Rays? Starved for fans despite success on the field, the Tampa Bay Rays have been given the go-ahead by Major League Baseball to look into playing a split season in Montreal. No timetable for the possible plan was announced. An idea under consideration is for the Rays to play early...

Panthers expect to hear Roberto Luongo's plans soon

Jun. 20, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers expect to hear soon what veteran goaltender Roberto Luongo's plans are regarding next season and beyond. The 40-year-old Luongo has been in the NHL for 19 seasons and is contemplating retiring, returning or perhaps starting next season on long-term injury reserve...

Sailing rivalry hits Hudson River for Australian skippers

Jun. 20, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Australian skippers Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge are good mates off the water. In the fledging SailGP global league, there's a nice little rivalry developing between them. Slingsby's Team Australia has beaten Outteridge's Team Japan in the match race finals of the first two regattas...

Rockies put Story on 10-day injured list with thumb sprain

Jun. 20, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right thumb. The Rockies called up infielder Brendan Rodgers from Triple-A Albuquerque in time for Thursday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Story was injured while sliding headfirst...

Nationals to extend protective netting at All-Star break

Jun. 20, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals will extend their protective netting during the All-Star break after recent injuries in baseball increased the focus on fan safety. Nationals managing principal owner Mark Lerner announced the changes in a letter to fans on Thursday. Lerner says the club will...

Pirates rookie OF Reynolds making a quiet splash

Jun. 20, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Reynolds made a promise during his first days as a major leaguer, a vow that spoke volumes about the understated Pittsburgh Pirates rookie outfielder's mindset. It has helped him evolve from a relative unknown in the deal that sent Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants to an...

Federer survives scare against Tsonga to advance in Halle

Jun. 20, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer survived a scare in his bid for a record-extending 10th Halle Open title with a 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5 win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday. The Swiss great was in control after taking his third set point in the opener and starting the second set with a break. But Tsonga,...

David Ortiz shooting suspect charged with drug possession

Jun. 20, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The man in custody in the Dominican Republic on suspicion of shooting former baseball star David Ortiz was indicted Thursday on drugs and weapons charges unrelated to the shooting. Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz was indicted in New Jersey on cocaine and heroin possession charges, a charge of...

Rays given permission by Major League Baseball to explore splitting season between Tampa Bay and Montreal

Jun. 20, 2019 2:14 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Rays given permission by Major League Baseball to explore splitting season between Tampa Bay and Montreal.