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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge follows through on a solo home run off James Paxton during an intrasquad game aWednesday, July 15, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New Yo, Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is behind the plate. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Judge returns from stiff neck, HRs with Stanton off Paxton

Jul. 15, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Paxton and Aaron Judge were back on the field for an instrasquad game Wednesday, making the New York Yankees look more like themselves eight days before the latest opening day in team history. Pitching under game conditions for the first time since back surgery five months ago, ...

Minnesota Twins' Byron Buxton fields a ball in an intrasquad baseball game Monday, July 13, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Sanó rejoins Twins after clearing virus quarantine

Jul. 15, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sanó has finally joined the Minnesota Twins on the field, after a frustrating wait to be cleared following his quarantine for a positive coronavirus test. Sanó, who is switching to first base this season, took part in his first workouts of summer camp on Wednesday. He...

FILE - In this March 19, 2016, file photo, St. Thomas players, from left, Thomas Sjoberg, Grant Shaeffer, Will Dunn, Jodan Burich and G.T. Johnson celebrate after St. Thomas won NCAA Division III men's college basketball championship game 82-76 over Benedictine in Salem, Va. The NCAA has given the University of St. Thomas permission to move its sports teams directly from Division III to Division I. The Tommies were granted a waiver to bypass the current reclassification rules that require a stop first in Division II. (AP Photo/Don Petersen, File)

St. Thomas can go D1; Minn. school was ousted from D3 league

Jul. 15, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

The NCAA gave the University of St. Thomas permission Wednesday to jump directly from Division III to Division I, the final clearance for a bold move born out of the Minnesota private school's ejection from its conference for being too dominant. The Tommies, who had secured a spot in the Summit League for all but...

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles. Walt Disney World is the NBA’s home away from home for the foreseeable future. “We’re trying to just live our life,” Rivers said. “Have our best Disney life.” (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

Inside the bubble, NBA players have plenty of options

Jul. 15, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Every team in the NBA bubble has played golf. Most have had at least a few players go fishing. Some have taken boats out. Bowling is available for a few hours most nights. The barbers arrive for the first time later this week. And the walking trail is pretty much always...

A foul ball rests in empty stands during Kansas City Royals' baseball practice at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Latest: Big 12 postpones virtual football media days

Jul. 15, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Big 12 Conference is delaying its virtual football media days until early August but hasn’t made any decisions on changes to the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. After meeting with Big 12 athletic directors...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros relief pitcher Joe Smith throws to an Oakland Athletics batter during a baseball game in Houston. Manager Dusty Baker doesn’t expect Smith to play for the Astros this season. Smith has not reported to camp because of what general manager James Click called concerns for the safety of his family. Smith was placed on the restricted list Tuesday night, July 15, but he has not said publicly if he is opting out of the season, which starts for the Astros on July 24. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)

Astros planning to be without reliever Smith this season

Jul. 15, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Manager Dusty Baker doesn’t expect reliever Joe Smith to play for the Houston Astros this season. Smith has not reported to camp because of what general manager James Click called concerns for the safety of his family. Smith was placed on the restricted list Tuesday night, but he has...

Texas Rangers' Willie Calhoun connects for a hit during an intrasquad practice baseball game at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Monday, July 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Rangers LF Calhoun likely to miss opener with hip injury

Jul. 15, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

Willie Calhoun is expected to miss the start of the season because of a hip strain, a setback for the Texas Rangers left fielder who was ready to play after recovering from a broken jaw sustained in a spring training game more than four months ago. “Just given the calendar, there’s a good chance...

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) winds up while delivering a pitch during a simulated game, part of the Mets summer training camp workout at Citi Field, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Mets' deGrom, Cubs' Rizzo dealing with back issues

Jul. 15, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Opening day is next week, and there is some unease for New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom and Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo because of back issues. It looks as if New York Yankees star Aaron Judge is feeling much better. The Mets sent deGrom for an MRI on Wednesday after the...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, New York Mets' Pete Alonso reacts after hitting hitting his 53rd home run of the season during the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, in New York. Alonso at the plate. Jacob deGrom on the mound. And a healthy Yoenis Céspedes pegged conveniently for designated hitter.
There’s no question the New York Mets have reasons to believe this pandemic-shortened season is perfect for them -- even without injured starter Noah Syndergaard. All they need to do is pick right up where they left off last year.(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

Mets `amped' for delayed season with Céspedes potential DH

Jul. 15, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso at the plate. Jacob deGrom on the mound. And a healthy Yoenis Céspedes conveniently slotted as the designated hitter. There’s no question the New York Mets have reasons to believe this pandemic-shortened season plays perfectly for them — even without injured...

FILE - In this July 8, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts pulls down his mask to talk to someone in the dugout from a distance during an intrasquad baseball game in Los Angeles. The Dodgers open the season at home on July 23 with a four-game series against the rival San Francisco Giants. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Love, Roberts, Westbrook highlight UCLA Hall of Fame class

Jul. 15, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook and Dave Roberts highlight the latest class for UCLA's Athletic Hall of Fame. The nine-member class was announced by the university Wednesday. Love was in Westwood for only one season but led the Bruins to the Final Four in 2008. He averaged 17.5 points and...