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Josh Donaldson apologizes to Jackie Robinson's family

May. 26, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Donaldson has apologized to the wife and family of Jackie Robinson for referencing the pioneering Black baseball player in remarks that led to a confrontation with Chicago White Sox star Tim Anderson. The New York Yankees third baseman was suspended for one...

Texas school shooting hits 'close to home' for Rays pitcher

May. 26, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, was especially disturbing for Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Brooks Raley. The small community of about 16,000 people west of San Antonio is the left-hander's hometown. He attended school in the building where the...

Portugal approves sale of Chelsea by Abramovich

May. 26, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese government has given its authorization for the sale of Chelsea by Roman Abramovich, who needed approval because he is a Portuguese passport holder. The decision by Portugal was announced Thursday, a day after the British government approved...

LEADING OFF: Yankees open series vs Rays without Stanton

May. 26, 2022 01:26 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around baseball today: ___ SEASON’S GREETINGS Minus injured slugger Giancarlo Stanton, the ailing New York Yankees open a four-game series at Tampa Bay — the first meeting this year between the heated AL East rivals. ...

Mitch Garver, Kole Calhoun HRs lead Texas past Angels 7-2

May. 26, 2022 01:17 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Any pitching staff that forces Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani to go 0 for 7 with a combined six strikeouts is nearly certain to feel awfully good about its night at the Big A. The Rangers feel it's only an indicator of what their team can become —...

Burger's homer off Hill lifts White Sox over Red Sox

May. 26, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Burger hit a three-run homer off Rich Hill, Lucas Giolito overcame a shaky first inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Red Sox 3-1 Wednesday night to end Boston’s six-game winning streak. The White Sox won for the fourth time in six games and moved over...

Sears wins 1st MLB start, depleted Yanks blank Orioles 2-0

May. 26, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All of a sudden, some of the biggest stars on the New York Yankees are absent. Their lesser-known replacements are ready to keep the engine humming. JP Sears pitched five poised innings to win his first career start and the no-name relievers left in...

Gurriel helps Astros beat Guardians 2-1 to win series

May. 26, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Another solid pitching performance paired with just enough offense helped the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Guardians on Wednesday night. Yuli Gurriel and José Siri had two hits each, Cristian Javier tied a career high with nine strikeouts and the Astros topped...

Braves' Acuña scratched with right quadriceps tightness

May. 26, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves right fielder Ronald Acuña Jr. was scratched from Atlanta's lineup Wednesday night with right quadriceps tightness. The team announced about 90 minutes before first pitch against Philadelphia that Acuña would sit. He woke up feeling sore and tested out his...

Confounding error costs Phillies in 8-4 loss to Braves

May. 26, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dansby Swanson and the Atlanta Braves are happy to take a gift when they receive it, particularly a big one. Swanson scored the tiebreaking run in the fifth inning on an excruciating defensive sequence by the Phillies, and the Braves beat Philadelphia 8-4 on...