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Accused test taker in college scandal plans to plead guilty

Apr. 7, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prep school administrator accused of taking college admissions tests for students as part of a nationwide scheme in which wealthy parents bribed school officials for college entrance or arranged rigged entrance exams will change his plea to guilty, according to documents...

Orioles' Cobbs goes on IL, Cashner likely to start opener

Mar. 25, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles put scheduled opening-day starter Alex Cobb on the 10-day injured list because of a strained right groin. He likely will be replaced by Andrew Cashner for Thursday's game at the New York Yankees. Cobb's last spring training was cut short after one inning Saturday...

Orioles DH Trumbo to start season on injured list

Mar. 24, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Mark Trumbo will start the season on the injured list. The 33-year-old Trumbo, who led the major leagues with 47 home runs in 2016, had surgery on his right knee last September. Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Sunday that Trumbo hasn't played...

Baltimore Orioles claim Pedro Severino off waivers

Mar. 23, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have claimed catcher Pedro Severino off waivers from the Washington Nationals. A 25-year-old right-handed hitter, Severino batted .187 with four home runs and 22 RBIs in 105 games over the last four seasons with the Nationals. To make room for Severino on the...

Florida newspaper posts video of 2017 high-wire accident

Mar. 23, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida newspaper has posted video of a 2017 high-wire accident that sent five performers in tightrope-walking star Nik Wallenda's troupe tumbling more than 30 feet to the ground. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune obtained the video from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. Wallenda was...

Alex Cobb to start Baltimore Orioles' opener at Yankees

Mar. 13, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Cobb has been picked by new Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde to start the Orioles' opener on March 28 at the New York Yankees. Cobb was 5-15 with a 4.90 ERA last year in his first season with the Orioles after signing a $57 million, four-year contract on March 21. The 31-year-old...

Tanaka to start Yankees' regular season opener vs Orioles

Mar. 9, 2019 5:14 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka will be the New York Yankees' opening day starter March 28 against Baltimore, taking the spot left open by Luis Severino's shoulder trouble. Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced the decision before Saturday night's spring training game with the Orioles. Tanaka is...

Baltimore Orioles acquire OF Dwight Smith from Toronto

Mar. 8, 2019 6:02 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. has been acquired by the Baltimore Orioles from the Toronto Blue Jays for international signing bonus pool allocation. Smith hit .293 with two home runs and nine RBIs in 47 games with Toronto over the past two seasons. The 26-year-old is the son of former...

Orioles' Mike Yastrzemski trying to live up to family name

Mar. 7, 2019 3:55 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Yastrzemski finally made it to spring training with the Orioles after bouncing around the Baltimore organization since 2013. Though it was a brief stint, the 28-year-old outfielder known primarily for his last name departed on a high note. After being invited to the big league...

Orioles' Brandon Hyde hopes approach translates into wins

Mar. 5, 2019 1:02 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Hyde's style is totally different from his Baltimore Orioles' predecessor. Under Buck Showalter, who had managed the Orioles for more than eight seasons until his dismissal at the end of last year, it was all business during spring training. There are more light moments under...