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Today in History

Jul. 5, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 5, the 186th day of 2019. There are 179 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 5, 1954, Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session took place at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee; the song he recorded was "That's All Right." On this date: In...

Hernandez hits grand slam in Dodgers' 9-0 rout of Giants

Jun. 19, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even if his velocity isn't what it used to be, Clayton Kershaw's competitive zeal hasn't waned. He combined with two relievers on a four-hit shutout, Enriquè Hernàndez had a pinch-hit grand slam to highlight a six-run seventh, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the rival San...

Rangers will retire Michael Young's No. 10 jersey in August

Jun. 18, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Michael Young was really bummed about being traded to the Texas Rangers in the summer of 2000. Texas became home for the kid from California, and later this summer the Rangers will retire the No. 10 jersey of the former seven-time All-Star infielder, who has played more games and...

Hanging up No. 29: Rangers retire Adrián Beltré's jersey

Jun. 8, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrián Beltré got one more tap on the top of the head from Elvis Andrus, and a visit by the person who brought the four-time All-Star third baseman up to the major leagues as a teenager. The Rangers retired Beltré's No. 29 jersey on Saturday night after he spent the...

Strumpf, top seed UCLA begin to focus on NCAA Super Regional

Jun. 6, 2019 4:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chase Strumpf got to enjoy an incredible moment few players ever experience. Now he needs to put it in the back of his mind and focus on what's next. UCLA's second baseman hit a pivotal home run that helped the top-ranked Bruins advance in the NCAA Tournament and found out he was...

Big Ten taps Vikings' Kevin Warren as new commissioner

Jun. 4, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Kevin Warren keeps a picture in his office of Curt Flood. There's another of Jackie Robinson, one of Texas Western's barrier-bulldozing 1966 NCAA championship basketball team and Dr. Martin Luther King's letter from "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Warren understood the significance of...