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Cincinnati Reds' Trevor Bauer reacts after striking out Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich in the eighth inning during a baseball game in Cincinnati, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. The Reds won 6-1. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

LEADING OFF: Wild, 8-game day opens with Bauer vs Fried

Sep. 29, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: ___ CRAZY EIGHT How’s this for wild: MLB is set to stage eight postseason games on the same day for the first time. National League clubs will open their best-of-three wild-card series, while four American League teams are already facing elimination...

Appalachian League leads off in minor league contraction

Sep. 29, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball started the process of eliminating minor league affiliates Tuesday, with the Appalachian League converted to a college summer circuit for rising freshmen and sophomores. The agreement between MLB and the minor leagues expires Wednesday. MLB has proposed cutting the...

The Miami Marlins gather for a photograph on the pitcher's mound after clinching a playoff berth when they won in the 10th inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

LEADING OFF: 2 NL playoff spots still open with 2 days left

Sep. 26, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday: PLAYOFF CHASE After manager Don Mattingly’s Marlins and the Cincinnati Reds clinched postseason spots, two NL playoff slots are still open with two days left in the regular season. St. Louis (29-27) and San Francisco (29-29) lead Philadelphia and...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Wyatt Mathisen celebrates his two run home run as Texas Rangers catcher Sam Huff looks away during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Rookie Mathisen hits 2 HRs, D-backs beat Rangers 7-3

Sep. 23, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Rookie Wyatt Mathisen hit his first two career homers, fellow rookie Daulton Varsho knocked in the go-ahead run with a triple, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. The Diamondbacks trailed 3-1 going into the sixth but rallied for a...

MLB makes independent Atlantic League 1st 'partner league'

Sep. 23, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is making the independent Atlantic League its first “partner league,” a distinction awarded as the expiration nears of MLB’s agreement with the affiliated National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. MLB said Wednesday it will meet...

Members of the Washington Football Team and Philadelphia Eagles lineup on the field for the opening kickoff to start the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Al Drago)

Sunday in the parks: The playoffs, NFL, a no-hitter and more

Sep. 14, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — In a year where good days seem in short supply, sports delivered one. The NFL roared back to life, even if the roar was from fans who weren’t in the stadiums. Baseball saw a no-hitter. The NBA and NHL playoffs continued. Men’s tennis and women’s golf got...

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, sits with general manager Brian Cashman, center, and senior vice president of baseball operations Mark Newman while watching spring training baseball workouts Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 in Tampa, Fla. Newman, a key front office executive for the New York Yankees during their run of five World Series titles from 1996 through 2009, was found dead Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 at his home in Tampa, Fla. He was 71. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Mark Newman, oversaw Yankees' prospects, dead at 71

Sep. 12, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Newman, a key front office executive for the New York Yankees during their run of five World Series titles from 1996 through 2009, was found dead Saturday at his home in Tampa, Florida. He was 71. The Yankees said it was not clear whether he died Friday or Saturday. The team was not...

Yadiel Hernández makes big league debut at age 32 for Nats

Sep. 10, 2020 11:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yadiel Hernández, who played for five years at a top level in his native Cuba before signing with Washington in 2016, made his major league debut at age 32 for the Nationals on Thursday night. The highly experienced rookie entered as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning of the...

FILE - In this March 27, 1993, file photo, Kansas coach Roy Williams raises his arms in victory after cutting a piece of the net after the NCAA Midwest Regional final in St. Louis. Williams' Jayhawks defeated Indiana 83-77 to advance to the Final Four in New Orleans. Williams paid tribute Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, to Gene Budig, a day after the former American League president and head of three major universities died at 81. “He was the guy that gave Roy Williams a chance,” Williams told The Associated Press. “He made it OK for the athletic director to hire this no-name assistant coach from North Carolina as the head basketball coach at the University of Kansas.” (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Famed basketball coach Roy Williams pays tribute to Budig

Sep. 9, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

A Hall of Famer with three national championships and a familiar face at the Final Four, it would seem Roy Williams was destined for big things in basketball. The way the North Carolina coach tells it, a lot of credit goes to a future baseball leader who really went to bat for him. Williams paid tribute Wednesday...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1999, file photo, American League President Gene Budig waits for the start of Game 3 of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, in Boston. Former American League president Gene Budig has died at age 81. The Charleston RiverDogs, which Budig co-owned, announced Budig's death on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Gene Budig, academic who ran American League, dies at 81

Sep. 9, 2020 1:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gene Budig, the self-effacing educator and baseball fan from small-town Nebraska who became the head of three major universities and the last president of the American League, died Tuesday. He was 81. His death was announced by the commissioner’s office and the Charleston RiverDogs,...