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Trout, Pujols deliver for Angels in 8-4 win over Dodgers

Mar. 24, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout enjoyed a little pregame celebration and then went right back to work. Trout had an RBI double in his first home game since signing a record contract and agreeing to spend 12 more years with the Los Angeles Angels, who beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 in an exhibition game...

Giants owner: Trading Beckham came with 'reluctant approval'

Mar. 24, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — For all the off-field shenanigans, verbal discord and injuries, Odell Beckham Jr. still is a special player. Giants owner John Mara recognizes that in the wake of the team trading the standout wide receiver to Cleveland earlier this month. "They made an offer that Dave (Gettleman, the...

Lamb hits winning 3, Hornets down Raptors 115-114

Mar. 24, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Jeremy Lamb added a dose of March Madness to Sunday's NBA action. Lamb banked home a half-court shot at the buzzer and the Hornets beat the Toronto Raptors 115-114, Charlotte's third straight win. "It feels great," Lamb said. "We fought so hard the whole game. Everybody who came in...

Mike Trout says he's "an Angel for life" with new contract

Mar. 24, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout smiled into the postcard-perfect Orange County sunlight and said exactly what every Los Angeles Angels fan has spent years hoping to hear. "I know there was a lot of talk about going back East, but I enjoy every minute being here," Trout said Sunday. "This is my home. I...

Cal fires coach Wyking Jones after 2 8-win seasons

Mar. 24, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California expects its men's basketball program to return to winning at the highest level soon, and plans to find the right coach to lead that comeback. The university fired basketball coach Wyking Jones on Sunday after Cal won just eight games in each of his first two seasons....

Indians star Ramirez hurts knee, opening day status unsure

Mar. 24, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez bruised his left knee when he fouled a ball off himself Sunday and his status for opening day is uncertain. X-rays on the two-time All-Star were negative. The team said Ramirez will remain in Arizona, and that it will be determined later...

Indians sign veteran infielder Brad Miller

Mar. 24, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Indians have signed infielder Brad Miller to a major league contract. Miller was signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers on Feb. 27. He opted out of it on March 21 and signed with the Indians, who will start the season with second baseman Jason Kipnis and shortstop...

Verlander says Astros better situation than free agency

Mar. 24, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander thinks the free-agent process is broken. Still, he says that's not why he decided to sign a new deal with the Houston Astros rather than test the market. "I can't see a better situation," Verlander said Sunday after the Astros announced a three-year contract...

Giants acquire C Kratz from Brewers for depth behind Posey

Mar. 24, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Giants acquired veteran catcher Erik Kratz from the Brewers on Sunday, sending minor league infielder C.J. Hinojosa to Milwaukee. Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi had wanted an experienced catcher to provide depth behind Buster Posey, who is back...

The Latest: Texans sign Gipson to fill void at safety

Mar. 24, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

The Latest on NFL free agency (all times EDT): 6:50 p.m. The Houston Texans have addressed their void at safety, signing free agent Tashaun Gipson. The Texans were in need of a safety after free agents Kareem Jackson and Tyrann Mathieu agreed to deals with other teams on Monday. Gipson spent the last three...