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MLB celebrates Roberto Clemente Day, ceremony at Citi Field

Sep. 16, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the big leaguers who saw him play, Roberto Clemente was a breathtaking talent and unmistakable force on the field who made a powerful impact on young ballplayers. His selfless humanitarianism left a lasting impression, too. Major League Baseball...

Timmy Trumpet plays horn, Nimmo saves Mets in 2-1 win vs LAD

Sep. 01, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Nimmo made an amazing grab, Timmy Trumpet blew his horn and Edwin Díaz shut the door. Starting with another stingy performance by Jacob deGrom, the New York Mets hit every note Wednesday night in a scintillating show at pulsing Citi Field. ...

Mets retire Willie Mays’ No. 24 as Old-Timers’ Day returns

Aug. 27, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Willie Mays spent only two seasons with the New York Mets. His legacy will last forever. In a surprise salute at Citi Field, the Mets retired Mays’ jersey Saturday as part of festivities during the organization's first Old-Timers’ Day since 1994. ...

Saints' Winston exhibiting athleticism in return from injury

Aug. 25, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The velocity with which Jameis Winston threw this week, and his form on a baseball-style slide during a scramble, generated talk of the New Orleans Saints quarterback’s background as a two-sport athlete in college. Such displays of all-around athleticism are...

MLB teams to play all 29 opponents under '23 balanced sked

Aug. 24, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Every major league team will play each other in the same season for the first time next year as the sport switches to its first balanced schedule since 2000. As a result of the format switch agreed to in the March lockout settlement, high-profile games between...

Muncy, Betts homer, Dodgers beat KC for 12th straight win

Aug. 13, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Max Muncy had a homer and four RBIs, Mookie Betts hit his team-leading 26th home run and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to 12 games with a 13-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. Muncy went 4 for 5, including his 14th...

Russell’s No. 6 being retired across NBA, a 1st for league

Aug. 11, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

Bill Russell's No. 6 jersey is being retired across the NBA, a first for the league. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced Thursday that the number worn by the 11-time champion, civil rights activist and person good enough to be enshrined in the Basketball...

Vin Scully, Dodgers broadcaster for 67 years, dies at 94

Aug. 03, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, whose dulcet tones provided the soundtrack of summer while entertaining and informing Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years, died Tuesday night. He was 94. Scully died at his home in the Hidden Hills...

Bill Russell, NBA star and civil rights pioneer, dies at 88

Jul. 31, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bill Russell redefined how basketball is played, and then he changed the way sports are viewed in a racially divided country. The most prolific winner in NBA history, Russell marched with Martin Luther King Jr., stood with Muhammad Ali and received the Presidential...

Sheets homers, doubles late to lift White Sox over A's 3-2

Jul. 30, 2022 23:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gavin Sheets hit a tying, two-run homer in the seventh inning and scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the ninth to lift the Chicago White Sox over the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Saturday night. Sheets lined a leadoff double against Zach Jackson (2-3) in the ninth...