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Seager's homer in 12th sends Dodgers to 11-6 win over Padres

Apr. 17, 2021 03:38 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Corey Seager hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer on Tim Hill's first pitch of the 12th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 11-6 Friday night in a tense, entertaining first matchup this season between NL West rivals who have visions of deep playoff...

Aaron Donald's lawyer says video refutes man's assault claim

Apr. 16, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The lawyer for Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald said Friday that witnesses and surveillance video refute a man's claim the player assaulted him at a Pittsburgh nightclub last weekend. Attorney Casey White told WPXI-TV that the video...

AP study: MLB salary down 4.8% in 2 years; top 100 earn half

Apr. 16, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The average major league salary dropped 4.8% to just under $4.17 million on opening day from the start of the previous full season in 2019. The average has fallen 6.4% since the start of the 2017 season, when it peaked at $4.45 million, according to a...

Minus injured Mitchell, Jazz rally to beat Pacers 119-111

Apr. 16, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tough team defense rescued the Utah Jazz after Donovan Mitchell went down with an ankle injury. The NBA-leading Jazz rallied to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-111 on Friday after Mitchell the left game with a sprained ankle in the second half. He...

Steelers players 10th group skipping in-person workouts

Apr. 16, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

The Pittsburgh Steelers have become the 10th group of NFL players to say they won't be attending in-person voluntary offseason workouts. With a post through the NFL Players Association, the Steelers joined the Super Bowl champion Buccaneers, Broncos, Seahawks, Giants,...

NASCAR, motorsports approach to virus vaccine varies greatly

Apr. 16, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bubba Wallace says get the shot, like he did. Brad Keselowski says he hasn't decided yet whether to get vaccinated against COVID-19 while Austin Dillion and reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott say it's a personal choice and no one...

NFL teams drafting, changing QBs at dizzying pace

Apr. 16, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

One after another, quarterbacks once believed to be franchise cornerstones after being top five draft picks changed addresses this offseason in staggering succession. Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff switched teams in a swap of former No. 1 overall picks. Carson Wentz and...

Dodgers star Bellinger has hairline fracture in left leg

Apr. 16, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger has a hairline fracture in his left fibula, manager Dave Roberts said Friday before the defending World Series champions opened a highly anticipated three-game series against the Padres. Roberts said...

Unstoppable Cink: 47-year-old sets midway record at Heritage

Apr. 16, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Two-time champion Stewart Cink moved into position for a third RBC Heritage title, shooting a second straight 63 to set the 36-hole scoring mark at Harbour Town. Cink, 47, appears unstoppable after two amazing days. He sits at 16-under...

Jimmy Rollins reflects on decline of Black players in MLB

Apr. 16, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Jimmy Rollins made his first All-Star team as a rookie with the Philadelphia Phillies 20 years ago, the percentage of Black players in the majors was 13. It’s down to 7.6% this year. As the Phillies celebrated Jackie...

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Seager's homer in 12th sends Dodgers to 11-6 win over Padres

Apr. 17, 2021 03:38 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Corey Seager hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer on Tim Hill's first pitch of the 12th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 11-6 Friday night in a tense, entertaining first matchup this season between NL West rivals who have visions of deep playoff...

Bicycle industry still booming a year into the pandemic

Apr. 17, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bicycles continue to spin out of stores in record numbers. Last March, people began purchasing bicycles at the beginning of the pandemic. A year later, the industry continues to see an increase in sales — to the point where...

LEADING OFF: Mets eye clear weather at last, Cubs HBP woes

Apr. 17, 2021 02:56 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ WELL RESTED Jacob deGrom and the Mets hope to finally play some baseball. New York has had four games in six days either postponed or suspended due to weather, including a...

France delivers game-winning hit, Mariners drop Astros 6-5

Apr. 17, 2021 02:43 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ty France hit a game-ending single in the ninth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the depleted Houston Astros 6-5 on Friday night. Seattle won its third consecutive game and seventh in nine overall. Mitch Haniger had three hits for the second time this...

Justin Upton's grand slam powers Angels past Twins, 10-3

Apr. 17, 2021 01:51 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Caleb Thielbar had two strikes on Mike Trout when both Angels runners advanced on a wild pitch. With first base suddenly open, Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli intentionally walked the three-time AL MVP to bring up Justin Upton. When Upton smashed...

Lehner gets shutout as Golden Knights blank Ducks 4-0

Apr. 17, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Robin Lehner made 16 saves for his first shutout of the season and 16th of his career, and the Vegas Golden Knights extended their winning streak to five games with a 4-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. William Karlsson, Chandler...

Rays dominate Yankees 8-2 in matchup of AL East strugglers

Apr. 17, 2021 01:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Frazier was batting in the eighth inning when some Yankees fans erupted, throwing about a half dozen balls on the field and causing the game to be stopped for 2 minutes, 15 seconds. By the end of Friday night, New York manager Aaron Boone let loose...

Bob Corkum abruptly steps down as US women's hockey coach

Apr. 17, 2021 01:38 AM EDT

Assistant coach Joel Johnson is taking over the United States women’s national hockey team after Bob Corkum abruptly stepped down less than three weeks before the world championships open in Canada. USA Hockey’s director of women’s national team programs Katie...

Sounders welcome fans back, thump Minnesota United 4-0

Apr. 17, 2021 01:18 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — On the night fans were welcomed back for the first time in 13 months, the Seattle Sounders provided plenty of opportunity for celebration. João Paulo scored a goal of the season candidate early in the second half, Raul Ruidiaz added two goals three...

Randle scores 44 in hometown, Knicks beat Mavs 117-109

Apr. 17, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Julius Randle scored 44 points in his best game in his hometown, leading the New York Knicks to a 117-109 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night for a five-game winning streak, their longest in seven years. RJ Barrett had 24 points and eight...