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MLB: Umpire union tweet about Machado was 'inappropriate'

Jun. 18, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball said it was inappropriate for the umpire's union to comment on the one-game suspension levied against San Diego Padres star Manny Machado for his conduct following his ejection for arguing a called third strike Saturday at Colorado. The MLB Umpires Association said in...

Louisville leads Auburn 4-1 in CWS game suspended by rain

Jun. 18, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Weather woes hit this year's College World Series for the first time Tuesday, with the afternoon elimination game between Louisville and Auburn suspended after four innings because of rain and the night game between Vanderbilt and Mississippi State postponed until Wednesday. The NCAA...

Rangers will retire Michael Young's No. 10 jersey in August

Jun. 18, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Michael Young was really bummed about being traded to the Texas Rangers in the summer of 2000. Texas became home for the kid from California, and later this summer the Rangers will retire the No. 10 jersey of the former seven-time All-Star infielder, who has played more games and...

Raiders sign top draftee Clemson DE Clelin Ferrell

Jun. 18, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders signed first-round draft picks Clelin Ferrell and Johnathan Abram on Tuesday. Ferrell, a defensive end from Clemson, was selected fourth overall by the Raiders in April. A three-year starter and two-time national champion, Ferrell started in all 44 games he...

Sharks re-signing Karlsson sets table for busy NHL offseason

Jun. 18, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

Erik Karlsson had no wanderlust to test the free agent market before re-signing in San Jose. "I never thought outside that box," Karlsson said. "I'm happy that it didn't get to that." A handful of other teams aren't so happy because the two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman would have been the best...

Yankees welcome back injured slugger Giancarlo Stanton

Jun. 18, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton returned from the injured list and was in the lineup for Tuesday night's scheduled game against division rival Tampa Bay. The 2017 National League MVP was to bat fifth and play right field. Stanton last appeared in a big league game on March 31,...

Fiancee's career played role in Trouba's trade to Rangers

Jun. 18, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

Jacob Trouba's decision against signing a long-term deal with the Winnipeg Jets was well-documented. Less so was his primary reason why. Trouba revealed that his fiancee's aspirations to become a doctor played a role in his desire to play in the United States. On Monday, he was traded to the New York Rangers . On...

AP source: Celtics' Horford to be unrestricted free agent

Jun. 18, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Boston Celtics center Al Horford will decline his player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the decision has not been...

Flyers acquire Braun from Sharks for draft picks

Jun. 18, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers continued to shore up their defense by acquiring veteran Justin Braun from the San Jose Sharks for two draft picks. Philadelphia on Tuesday sent a 2019 second-round pick and 2019 third-round pick to San Jose for Braun. The Sharks were looking to clear salary-cap...

Preds hire Scuderi, Bordeleau, Rook as development coaches

Jun. 18, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have hired Rob Scuderi, Sebastien Bordeleau and Dave Rook as development coaches to help polish their prospects for the NHL. General manager David Poile announced the hirings Tuesday. Scuderi will develop defensemen, with Bordeleau working with forwards and...