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Reyes hits 2 of Padres' 5 HRs in 10-5 rout of Orioles

Jun. 26, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Franmil Reyes hit two of San Diego's five homers, Eric Hosmer drove in four runs and the Padres pounded the skidding Baltimore Orioles 10-5 on Wednesday for a two-game sweep. Greg Garcia got the long ball barrage started with a two-run drive in the second inning off Dylan Bundy (3-10)....

Raptors' Marc Gasol accept one-year player option

Jun. 26, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol accepted a one-year player option Wednesday for next season. The value is approximately $25.6 million, marking the final year of a five-year contract Gasol signed with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2015. Had the 34-year-old Spaniard not accepted prior to the...

Correction: College Athlete Sponsorships story

Jun. 26, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story June 25 about endorsement deals for college athletes, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Nancy Skinner is a state assemblywoman. Skinner is a state senator. A corrected version of the story is below: California rethinks endorsement deals for college athletes...

Analysis: For Durant and Leonard, the move is to stay put

Jun. 26, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

Toronto's Kawhi Leonard and Golden State's Kevin Durant are both very difficult to figure out. They seem to enjoy giving cryptic answers, a minimum of clues, and clearly relish having enigmatic status. It makes free agency tough to forecast. Luckily for Toronto and Golden State, the math should be very simple....

Royals reinstate Skoglund after 80-game suspension

Jun. 26, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have reinstated Eric Skoglund after the left-hander served an 80-game suspension for performance-enhancing drug use. Skoglund was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday. The 26-year-old was suspended in January after his positive drug test. Skoglund was 1-6 with a...

Rutgers names Steve Owens of Bryant as new baseball coach

Jun. 26, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Steve Owens, who has won 914 games since becoming a college head coach in 1992, has been named the baseball coach at Rutgers. Athletic Director Pat Hobbs announced the hiring Wednesday. The move comes about a month after the Scarlet Knights did not renew the contract of Joe...

Karlsson among those choosing to stay put, avoid free agency

Jun. 26, 2019 2:09 AM EDT

Erik Karlsson wanted some time and space. When the San Jose Sharks acquired the Norris Trophy-winning defenseman in a trade last September, he and his wife told them up front they wouldn't sign a long-term contract until they played a season to see if it was a fit. They gave general manager Doug Wilson their word...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani works off mound, Keuchel makes 2nd start

Jun. 26, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: GETTIN' LOOSE Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani will throw off a mound for the first time since Tommy John surgery. Ohtani had surgery Oct. 1 at the conclusion of his AL Rookie of the Year season. He returned to the Los Angeles lineup as a designated hitter May...

Albies, Acuña hit homers to lead Braves past Cubs 3-2

Jun. 26, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Switch-hitting infielder Ozzie Albies and left-hander Max Fried are young and building impressive numbers against the Chicago Cubs. Albies and Ronald Acuña Jr. homered, Fried tossed six innings of two-hit ball and the Atlanta Braves edged the Cubs 3-2 Tuesday night. Batting...

Rangers beat Detroit 5-3, handing Tigers another home loss

Jun. 25, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Before the game, Texas manager Chris Woodward said that if Jesse Chavez could pitch efficiently enough, he could last five or six innings. The right-hander surpassed that. Chavez pitched into the seventh in his longest outing in over two years, and the Rangers became the latest visiting team...