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Garoppolo goes to QB summer school before training camp

Jul. 9, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo is going to summer school before starting training camp with the San Francisco 49ers. Garoppolo is spending part of his down time between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp on July 27 working in Southern California with quarterback guru Tom House....

La Stella's inside-the-park HR powers Angels past Reds, 5-1

Jun. 26, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although the Cincinnati Reds didn't commit an actual error, they made a prolific number of boneheaded plays at Angel Stadium — losing fly balls in center, losing their way on the basepaths, possibly losing track of the outs, even losing their cool over balls and strikes. Tommy...

Longtime AP sports writer Ed Shearer dies at 82

Jun. 24, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ed Shearer, a longtime sports writer with The Associated Press who covered the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series and Hank Aaron's 715th homer but left his most lasting mark as the "SEC Seer," a prognosticator of Southern football known throughout the nation, died Monday. He was 82....

AP analysis: MLB All-Star rosters could be youngest ever

Jun. 20, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and its fans are on the same page — they want to see more of the kids. With millennial mashers Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich leading the way, this year's All-Star starting lineups have a chance to be the youngest ever, based on an Associated Press analysis...

McCann homers twice, Braves with 5th straight

Jun. 12, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Now that his knee is healthy, Brian McCann showed he has plenty of power left at 35 years old. McCann hit one of four Atlanta homers in the second inning and took Pirates starter Chris Archer deep again with a tiebreaking, three-run shot in the sixth to help the Braves beat the Pittsburgh...

Bell's Bounce; Pirates slugger embracing simple approach

Jun. 3, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The conversations were polite but also respectfully blunt. Little small talk. No sugarcoating or coddling. Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell would have seen right through anyway. So when newly hired hitting coaches Rick Eckstein and Jacob Cruz sat Bell down early in spring...

Bell caps historic month in style, Pirates top Brewers 9-4

May. 31, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell spent some time in the seats above the Clemente Wall in right field at PNC Park on Friday night, carefully folding a handful of gold T-shirts with the phrase "Bellieve" on them over the chairs as part of a promotion that is doubling as an All-Star Game push for the scorching...

Sánchez sparkles as Nationals pound Gausman, Braves 14-4

May. 29, 2019 11:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Aníbal Sánchez finally found the form that made him successful in 2018. The discovery helped him finally land his first win of the season in near-perfect fashion. Sánchez allowed one hit in six scoreless innings, Howie Kendrick hit a three-run double and the Washington...

2021 MLB All-Star Game to be played in Atlanta

May. 29, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Baseball's 2021 All-Star Game will be played at Atlanta in what could be the first national showcase for SunTrust Park since the stadium opened in 2017. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement before the Braves played the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night....