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MLB draft relocating to Omaha ahead of College World Series

Dec. 11, 2019 4:47 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is moving the opening round of its amateur draft in Omaha, Nebraska, ahead of the College World Series Next year's draft will be held from June 10-12 at Holland Performing Arts Center. The College World Series is slated to start June 13. “The College World...

Balkovec looks forward to breaking barrier as hitting coach

Dec. 11, 2019 5:12 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rachel Balkovec wants to be a hit with the New York Yankees — and the way to do that is to help their minor leaguers get more hits. She was hired in November and starts work next month as a minor league hitting coach, believed to the first woman hitting coach employed by a big...

AP source: Baseball's amateur draft moving to Omaha

Dec. 10, 2019 1:56 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to hold its amateur draft in Omaha, Nebraska, ahead of the College World Series, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because MLB did not plan to make the announcement until later this...

Creighton rides fast start to a 95-76 win over Cornhuskers

Dec. 7, 2019 5:43 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton had its long winning streak against Nebraska end last year, and even though the Cornhuskers have a first-year coach and 14 new players, that didn't tamp down the Bluejays' desire for payback. The Bluejays sought to re-establish themselves as the dominant program in the state,...

Lawsuit filed over hepatitis A outbreak linked to berries

Nov. 27, 2019 6:08 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman who contracted hepatitis A after eating blackberries she bought at a Fresh Thyme grocery store has sued the company. The woman who filed the lawsuit Wednesday, Kerrie Tabaka, said she was hospitalized for a week for treatment of hepatitis A and continues to experience...

Correction: Reckoning-Where Are They Now story

Nov. 27, 2019 4:25 PM EST

In a story sent Oct. 4 and 5 about clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse living with little to no oversight from authorities, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Massachusetts does not have a public database of teacher licenses. The state added a...

Pile’s double-double helps Omaha hold off Loyola (MD) 70-65

Nov. 26, 2019 10:36 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Matt Pile notched his second straight double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds and Omaha held off Loyola-Maryland 70-65 on Tuesday night. Pile sank 6 of 10 shots and added four assists for the Mavericks (5-3). Wanjang Tut pitched in with 12 points and six boards. JT Gibson, Ayo...

Pile leads Omaha over Southern 78-51

Nov. 25, 2019 11:01 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Matt Pile had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lift Omaha to a 78-51 win over Southern in the Cayman Islands Classic - Mainland on Monday night. Darrius Hughes had 15 points for Omaha (4-3). Ayo Akinwole added 13 points and six rebounds. KJ Robinson had 12 points for the hosts. JT Gibson...

This stock trade isn’t free: Schwab scoops up rival for $26B

Nov. 25, 2019 3:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Schwab is buying rival TD Ameritrade in a $26 billion stock swap, a blockbuster agreement brought about by massive disruption in the online brokerage industry. Bowing to competitive pressure, brokerages have made it free for customers to trade U.S. stocks online. A combination of...

Robinson, Omaha beat Washington State 85-77

Nov. 21, 2019 10:09 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — KJ Robinson scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half, JT Gibson finished with 18 points, and Omaha beat Washington State 85-77 on Thursday night. Robinson was 6-of-12 shooting, including two 3-pointers, and made 6 of 6 from the free-throw line. Ayo Akinwole added 14 points, Zach...