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LEADING OFF: Braves' Acuña uncertain vs struggling Yanks

Apr. 19, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ QUESTIONABLE ACUÑA Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. is uncertain for the opener of a two-game series at Yankee Stadium after an MRI revealed a mild abdominal strain. Acuña...

LaMelo Ball nearing return to action for the Hornets

Apr. 19, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets guard LaMelo Ball has been cleared to return to individual basketball activity by doctors after having a cast removed from his right wrist. It's unclear at this point when he'll be ready to play in a game. Ball...

Braves say Acuña day to day with mild abdominal strain

Apr. 19, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlanta Braves say Ronald Acuña Jr. had an MRI on Monday that revealed a mild abdominal strain and that the star outfielder is day to day heading into a series at Yankee Stadium beginning Tuesday. Acuña was injured in the fourth inning of Atlanta's...

Rockets say Sterling Brown was attacked, injured in Miami

Apr. 19, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Houston Rockets say that guard Sterling Brown was assaulted by unknown individuals after the team arrived in Miami late Sunday night, suffering cuts to his face. Brown was not playing Monday against the Heat, though the team said that was because of a...

Phillies missing 3 players due to COVID-19 protocols

Apr. 19, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies placed three players on the injured list due to COVID-19 protocols and two more coaches weren't with the team for a game Monday against the San Francisco Giants. Left-handed reliever José Alvarado, lefty starter Matt Moore and infielder...

Nets' Durant ruled out for Tuesday with thigh contusion

Apr. 19, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn forward Kevin Durant will not play Tuesday when the Nets visit the New Orleans Pelicans because of a left thigh contusion. It will be Durant's 34th missed game this season. He has appeared in 24, the latest of those being Sunday in Miami. He had...

Marlins CF Starling Marte sidelined with broken left rib

Apr. 19, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins center fielder Starling Marte will be sidelined for at least a few games with a broken left rib. An MRI on Monday revealed a non-displaced fracture, meaning the rib maintained its proper alignment, the Marlins said. Marte will refrain from...

Alex Smith retires after comeback from gruesome leg injury

Apr. 19, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

Alex Smith retired Monday after making an improbable comeback from a gruesome broken leg, saying he's ready to leave the NFL but believing he's still able to play quarterback. Smith made the announcement on Instagram a few weeks shy of his 37th birthday, hoping to enjoy...

Virginia coach: WR Davis, LB Bennett out with knee injuries

Apr. 19, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall said Monday that wide receiver Lavell Davis Jr. and linebacker Chico Bennett Jr. have sustained ACL injuries during spring practice and will be sidelined until at least November. Davis, a 6-foot-7 sophomore,...

5-10 start has Yankees restless; Cashman vows to stay course

Apr. 19, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees' players and staff are restless. So are fans. A 5-10 start, the franchise's worst in 24 years, has shaken a team that expects to contend for a World Series title. “Right now we would be a team that an opponent...