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Reds-Mets series another happy reunion for Díaz family

Aug. 09, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Family reunion at Citi Field. New York Mets closer Edwin Díaz and his brother, Cincinnati Reds rookie reliever Alexis Díaz, exchanged the lineup cards at home plate before Tuesday's game between the teams. With several family members watching and...

White Sox shortstop Anderson starts reduced 2-day suspension

Aug. 07, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson had his suspension for making contact with an umpire late last month cut from three to two games. Anderson sat out the afternoon game at the Texas Rangers to begin the suspension, which will end with the first game...

Perdomo's bat, stellar defense lift D-backs over Rockies 6-5

Aug. 06, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Geraldo Perdomo is a .200 hitter for the Arizona Diamondbacks who carries himself with the confidence of a .300 hitter. The fake-it-till-you-make-it approach worked wonders Friday night. The shortstop hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning, then made a...

Orioles hold off Pirates 1-0 for 4th straight victory

Aug. 06, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Dean Kremer took a shutout into the seventh inning before eventually giving way to the Baltimore bullpen. This season, that must be a pretty comfortable feeling. “It's been fun to watch them all season," Kremer said. “They've got a little bit of...

Pro Football Hall of Fame recognizes women's impact

Aug. 05, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy made his way through the the Pro Football Hall of Fame museum on Friday, checking out the memorabilia and bronze busts before stopping to take a picture of Jen Welter’s blue-and-pink jersey to send to his younger sister. “She will love...

NCAA hoops leagues grapple with unequal pay for women's refs

Aug. 05, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

The NCAA earned praise last year when it agreed to pay referees at its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments equally. The gesture only cost about $100,000, a tiny fraction of the roughly $900 million networks pay annually to broadcast March Madness. Now, as the NCAA examines...

Perez's 3-run homer in 7th lifts Royals over Red Sox 7-3

Aug. 05, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez hit a line drive, three-run homer run to break open a close game and finished with four RBIs, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 7-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. Perez’s blast in the seventh inning appeared to hit the wall...

Art McNally set to become 1st NFL official in Hall of Fame

Aug. 02, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

Hall of Fame coach John Madden always believed that the busts of the football greats in Canton, Ohio, talked to each other every night once the building was empty. If those busts ever wanted to play an actual game of football, they now finally have all the necessary characters. ...

Chisox Tim Anderson suspended by MLB for contact with umpire

Jul. 30, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball suspended Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson for three games and fined the All-Star an undisclosed amount Saturday for making contact with plate umpire Nick Mahrley during an argument. Anderson was in the White Sox's lineup hitting leadoff...

Lowe and Díaz homer, Rays beat Guardians 6-4

Jul. 30, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Lowe and Yandy Díaz homered as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cleveland Guardians 6-4 on Saturday. The Rays had dropped two consecutive games, getting one run and 10 singles in 18 innings over the stretch. “The offense came out hot...