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Nats put Strasburg on IL with right shoulder inflammation

Apr. 18, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals placed right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 10-day injured list Sunday because of right shoulder inflammation. The 2019 World Series MVP was set to start against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He will now be replaced by...

Yankees' Jay Bruce, 34, to retire after Sunday's game

Apr. 18, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Bruce had seen enough. Having made the New York Yankees' opening-day roster, he couldn't stomach his poor start to the season. So the three-time All-Star outfielder decided to retire at age 34 after Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. ...

Betts makes diving grab as Dodgers beat Padres 2-0

Apr. 18, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mookie Betts made an outstanding diving catch and Clayton Kershaw starred on the mound and at the plate, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers top the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Saturday night in another compelling thriller between the NL West rivals. Kershaw...

Players on 5 more NFL teams say no to in-person work

Apr. 17, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

Players on five more NFL teams will be skipping in-person voluntary workouts because of the pandemic: the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers, the Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers. The players posted through their union that they are joining 11 other...

Punter Presley Harvin III is a big presence in NFL draft

Apr. 18, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

It wasn't just Pressley Harvin III's powerful right leg that NFL scouts wanted to see at Georgia Tech's pro day. They had to get a look at this plump punter's robust right arm, too. “I had a feeling it was going to come up,” said Harvin, the 2020...

Twins-Angels game postponed due to Minnesota's COVID-19 woes

Apr. 17, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Twins' game against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night has been postponed due to Minnesota's COVID-19 problems. Major League Baseball didn't immediately announce when the game will be made up, or what will happen with the Twins' series...

DeGrom strikes out 9 in row as Mets split with Rockies

Apr. 17, 2021 23:49 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out nine straight batters against Colorado on Saturday, falling one shy of matching Tom Seaver’s major league record. He fell short of the record and nearly missed a win. DeGrom finished with 14 strikeouts to lead...

Sean Kazmar makes it back to majors after 13-year absence

Apr. 17, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Sean Kazmar Jr. grounded into a double play — and sounded overjoyed. “Definitely everything and then some,” he said. “What an amazing feeling.” While Kazmar and the Atlanta Braves lost to the Chicago Cubs 13-4, his pinch-hit...

Federer to play the French Open, preparing for it at Geneva

Apr. 18, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer announced Sunday he will play at the French Open, and the Swiss star is preparing for it on home clay at a tournament in Geneva next month. The 20-time Grand Slam champion revealed his plans on his official Twitter page. ...

Tatum (44) bests Curry (47), Celtics beat Warriors 119-114

Apr. 18, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum got into a shootout with Stephen Curry, and Celtics came out on top. Tatum scored 44 points — the second-highest total in his career — and Kemba Walker made a 3-pointer with 24 seconds left to help Boston beat the Golden State Warriors...

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Federer to play the French Open, preparing for it at Geneva

Apr. 18, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer announced Sunday he will play at the French Open, and the Swiss star is preparing for it on home clay at a tournament in Geneva next month. The 20-time Grand Slam champion revealed his plans on his official Twitter page. ...

Mizzou soccer coach Blitz to retire after 25 years in charge

Apr. 18, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri women's soccer coach Bryan Blitz, who has led the program for the entirety of its 25-year existence, said Sunday that he is retiring to spend more time with his family. Blitz went 254-216-39 with the Tigers, and he was 299-260-47 in 30...

NBA fines Spurs for violating resting rules in game they won

Apr. 18, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA fined the San Antonio Spurs $25,000 on Sunday for violating the league's player resting policy — in a game the Spurs won by 26 points. The Spurs sat DeMar DeRozan, Patty Mills and Jakob Poeltl to give them rest on Saturday night in Phoenix. It...

Giants pitchers McGee, Webb go on IL after getting vaccine

Apr. 18, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — San Francisco Giants closer Jake McGee and right-hander Logan Webb went on the injured list before Sunday's game at Miami because they're feeling lingering effects from the COVID-19 vaccine. The Giants said they're hopeful both pitchers will be on the list...

Punter Presley Harvin III is a big presence in NFL draft

Apr. 18, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

It wasn't just Pressley Harvin III's powerful right leg that NFL scouts wanted to see at Georgia Tech's pro day. They had to get a look at this plump punter's robust right arm, too. “I had a feeling it was going to come up,” said Harvin, the 2020...

Verstappen beats Hamilton in dramatic Emilia-Romagna GP

Apr. 18, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

IMOLA, Italy (AP) — Max Verstappen won a dramatic Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday after world champion Lewis Hamilton hit a wall in a race that was also temporarily suspended following a separate incident involving Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. The...

Nats put Strasburg on IL with right shoulder inflammation

Apr. 18, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals placed right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 10-day injured list Sunday because of right shoulder inflammation. The 2019 World Series MVP was set to start against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He will now be replaced by...

European soccer split: elite clubs threaten breakaway league

Apr. 18, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A group of elite clubs split European soccer on Sunday with plans to walk away from the Champions League to create a breakaway competition, drawing an angry response and the threat of legal action from UEFA. The moves to walk away from the existing...

Yankees' Jay Bruce, 34, to retire after Sunday's game

Apr. 18, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Bruce had seen enough. Having made the New York Yankees' opening-day roster, he couldn't stomach his poor start to the season. So the three-time All-Star outfielder decided to retire at age 34 after Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. ...

Tucson home helps elite women athletes level playing field

Apr. 18, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — For the past five years, the Tucson nonprofit Homestretch Foundation has provided housing to more than 70 female athletes from 17 countries. The “Stretchies” pursue careers in endurance sports, including cycling, triathlon, swimming or running,...