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Braves release Venters 1 year after NL Comeback Player award

May. 18, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jonny Venters, the left-hander whose comeback from his third Tommy John surgery helped him win the NL Comeback Player of the Year Award last year, has been released by the Atlanta Braves. The 34-year-old Venters had a 17.36 ERA after giving up nine earned runs in 4 2/3 innings covering nine...

The Latest: Football players say Ohio State doc abused them

May. 18, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the report detailing abuse of male athletes and students by a now-dead doctor at Ohio State. (all times local): 12:35 p.m. An attorney who is preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who say they were abused by a team...

Sabathia shouts insults at Rays, Yanks rally in 9th to win

May. 18, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia shouted salty insults at the Tampa Bay Rays and said he tried to hit one of their batters. A little while later, it was Gio Urshela who had the last word for the New York Yankees. Urshela's RBI single capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the surging...

Mets select contract of OF Carlos Gómez; Conforto on IL

May. 17, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Twelve years later, Carlos Gómez was back in the New York Mets' lineup. New York selected Gómez's contract from Triple-A Syracuse and had him batting sixth and in right field Friday night at Miami. He went 0 for 3 before leaving the game in a double switch. An All-Star for Milwaukee...

Cards activate Carlos Martínez, cut Gregerson

May. 17, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have activated Carlos Martínez from the injured list after the right-hander missed the first 44 games of the season because of a strained right shoulder cuff. The club also designated veteran right-hander Luke Gregerson for assignment before Friday's...

NCAA grants Memphis QB Brady White 6th year of eligibility

May. 17, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The NCAA has granted Memphis quarterback Brady White a sixth year of eligibility due to several medical issues he dealt with while playing at Arizona State. Memphis announced the extension Friday. White started all 14 games last season for Memphis. But he suffered a foot injury in...

Zlatan banned: Ibrahimovic suspended 2 games by MLS

May. 17, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been suspended two games by Major League Soccer's disciplinary committee for his conduct during last weekend's game against New York City FC. The league said Friday that Ibrahimovic's actions against NYCFC goalkeeper Sean Johnson constituted...

NBA bans Pacers' Evans for violating league anti-drug policy

May. 17, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NBA has banned Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans at least two years for violating the league's anti-drug policy. The league announced that Evans had been dismissed and disqualified on Friday. He can apply for reinstatement in 2021. Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard declined...

Column: Penny-pinching Rays manage to keep up with big boys

May. 17, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

They play in an architectural nightmare of a ballpark. They are treated like pariahs in their own community. They have to get by with one of baseball's stingiest payrolls. Yet, somehow, the Tampa Bay Rays make it work. It's one of the most compelling stories in sports, even if few people take notice. "Whatever...

Coming home: Davidson to run Rangers, leaves Blue Jackets

May. 17, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

John Davidson is going back to the New York Rangers organization he has been synonymous with for much of his hockey career. Davidson was hired as team president Friday hours after leaving his post with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He returns to New York where he spent parts of eight seasons as a Rangers goaltender...