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AP-NORC poll: On game day, some see prayer as a Hail Mary

Sep. 30, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

Dolores Mejia thought the Chicago Bears could use a Hail Mary. In fact, she said the prayer several times as she watched the 1986 Super Bowl, pairing the intercession to the Holy Mother with two other rosary staples — the Our Father and the Glory Be — before her team defeated...

Zack Britton returns to Yankees after Tommy John surgery

Sep. 23, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Zack Britton prepared to walk out to the bullpen for his first major league game in 13 months. He was hoping Aaron Judge would send home run No. 61 into the New York Yankees bullpen in right-center. "I'm thinking if I catch the next one or something, it might go for...

Southlake Carroll pitcher Griffin Herring tops 6A all-state

Jul. 30, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Southlake Carroll pitcher Griffin Herring took player of the year honors on the Blue Bell/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 6A all-state baseball team. Herring was 13-1 with a 0.24 earned run average in leading the Dragons to the state title. The LSU...

Georgetown P Hadden, Lovejoy SS Branch top TSWA 5A all-state

Jul. 29, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Georgetown senior pitcher Jacob Hadden and Lucas Lovejoy senior shortstop Kolby Branch shared player of the year honors on the Blue Bell/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A all-state baseball team. Hadden was 10-3 with a 1.76 earned run average in...

Sinton's Michell and Stewart share TSWA Class 4A honors

Jul. 28, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Sinton’s Blake Mitchell and Jaquae Stewart shared player of the year honors on the Blue Bell/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A all-state baseball team announced Thursday. Mitchell, who played shortstop, batted .465 with seven home runs and 52...

Corpus Christi London pitcher Kade Budd tops TSWA 3A team

Jul. 27, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Corpus Christi London pitcher Kade Budd is the player of the year honors on the Blue Bell/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 3A all-state baseball team. Budd was 10-2 with a 0.95 earned run average with 122 strikeouts in 88 innings in leading the...

Shiner's Ryan Peterson named TSWA 2A player of the year

Jul. 26, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Shiner’s Ryan Peterson is the player of the year on the Blue Bell/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A all-state baseball team, the association announced Tuesday. Peterson was 14-0 with a 0.53 earned-run average with 151 strikeouts in 79 innings. The...

Ira P/SS Jerek Peña named TSWA 1A player of the year

Jul. 25, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Ira pitcher/shortstop Jerek Peña is player of the year on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class A all-state baseball team. Peña was 9-1 pitching with an 0.15 earned run average with 128 strikeouts in 56.1 innings. The senior, who also played...

Cubs draft son of ex-Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire

Jul. 18, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The McGwire family is set to see the other side of things in one of baseball’s best rivalries. Mason McGwire, son of 12-time All-Star slugger Mark, was selected in the eighth round of baseball’s amateur draft by the Chicago Cubs on Monday. ...

Shohei Ohtani is 'Made In Japan' with American adaptations

Jul. 18, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shohei Ohtani is doing things no other player has ever done, a point of pride for Japanese like Fumihiro Fujisawa. Fujisawa is the president of the Association of American Baseball Research — similar in Japan to SABR, the Society for American Baseball Research. So he...