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Steady Eddie: Healthy Vlasic helps Sharks reach Game 7

Apr. 22, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks went off the rails a bit soon after shutdown defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic was hit with a puck that sidelined him for two-plus games. The fact that the tenor of their first-round series against the Vegas Golden Knights has changed dramatically ever since Vlasic...

Pirates activate Gregory Polanco off injured list

Apr. 22, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco couldn't get the awkward slide into second base last September that dislocated his left shoulder out of his head. The Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder pored over the video during his lengthy rehab to the point where it simply got to be too much. "It was terrible," Polanco...

Pitcher Michael Wacha goes on Cardinals' injured list

Apr. 22, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha was placed on the 10-day injured list because of patellar tendinitis in his left knee and will miss his scheduled start Tuesday against NL Central rival Milwaukee. St. Louis said the move was retroactive to Friday. Infielder/outfielder Drew Robinson was...

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike to return for senior season

Apr. 22, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas center Udoka Azubuike will return for his senior season, giving coach Bill Self the 7-foot center he hoped to build his offense around last season. Azubuike averaged 13.4 points and 6.8 rebounds before undergoing season-ending wrist surgery last season. The Jayhawks went on to...

Pacers face offseason questions after another 1st round exit

Apr. 22, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — General manager Kevin Pritchard convinced himself the Indiana Pacers could contend for an Eastern Conference title by basically keeping the core rotation intact. Victor Oladipo's season-ending knee injury changed the whole equation. While the Pacers continued playing hard and won more...

Gonzaga's Killian Tillie declares for NBA draft

Apr. 22, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie will test the NBA waters. The school said Sunday that Tillie will submit his name for the NBA draft, but the junior could return to school. Under new NCAA rules, college players can retain the services of an agent during the evaluation process but must...

Donaldson homers twice, Braves rout Indians 11-5

Apr. 22, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Donaldson found his power stroke at Progressive Field. A few months too late for the Cleveland Indians, though. Donaldson had two homers and four RBIs, Freddie Freeman added three hits and the Atlanta Braves pounded Cleveland's pitching for the second straight night, beating the...

Smoak nabbed after Laureano overthrow, but Jays sweep A's

Apr. 21, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics caught Justin Smoak early, ending a wild sequence that began with another eye-popping play by center fielder Ramon Laureano. But the A's couldn't totally stop Smoak and the Toronto Blue Jays, who finished off a three-game sweep with a 5-4 victory Sunday. "Over...

Gray, Rockies beat Phillies 4-1 for 6th win in 7 games

Apr. 21, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jon Gray found a way to dispense with all the traffic on the bases. Pitching out of trouble when he had to, Gray threw six scoreless innings, Tony Wolters had a two-run double and the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 Sunday for their sixth win in seven games. "I'm just...

Blue Jays pitcher Shoemaker has torn ACL, out for year

Apr. 21, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Shoemaker had to choke back tears after tests revealed a torn ACL in his left knee Sunday, cutting short yet another promising season for Toronto's oft-injured right-hander. Standing in the clubhouse following a 5-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, Shoemaker's voice...