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Jays' Martínez suspended 5 games for umpire confrontation

Jun. 24, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays hitting coach Guillermo Martínez was suspended for five games and fined by Major League Baseball on Friday for a confrontation with umpire Doug Eddings. Martínez was discplined by MLB senior vice president Michael Hill for making contact with...

NHL officiating back under microscope in Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 23, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

Jon Cooper backtracked and shifted a possible missed call to the rearview mirror with the expertise of a coach who has been here before. Counterpart Jared Bednar, on the verge of his first NHL championship, sought to settle the issue once and for all and move on. Still, the Stanley...

Investigator warns boxing to change to save Olympic status

Jun. 20, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Fighting to keep their sport in the Olympics, boxing officials were warned on Monday to change its historical culture of breaking the rules. Investigator Richard McLaren said “corruption abounded” in the world boxing body formerly known as AIBA as...

Minor league game time cut 29 minutes with pitch clocks

Jun. 16, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitch clocks have shortened games by an average of 29 minutes in the minor leagues this year as the season nears the halfway point. Minor league games with a pitch clock have averaged 2 hours, 35 minutes, down from 3:04 through June 14 last year, in an experiment...

Warriors lean on history with a chance to close out Celtics

Jun. 15, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Warriors have been within a game of clinching a championship in three of Golden State’s previous five trips to the NBA Finals during his 13-year NBA career. Back again and with a 3-2 series lead on the Celtics, Curry says he’ll lean on that...

3-man crew for Astros-Rangers with ump in health protocols

Jun. 15, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A three-man umpiring crew worked the game between the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers on Wednesday after umpire David Rackley was ruled out due to health and safety protocols. “Consistent with protocols, the remainder of the crew has followed the...

Gonsolin earns 8th victory, Dodgers edge Angels 2-0

Jun. 15, 2022 03:37 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Gonsolin pitched into the seventh inning for the first time this season. He wants to go longer next time. Gonsolin tossed 6 1/3 strong innings, Mookie Betts hit his 17th home run and the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the Los Angeles Angels 2-0 in their...

Mule deer population 34% above long-term average in ND

Jun. 13, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A spring survey by state game officials shows the mule deer population in North Dakota is 13% higher than last year and 34% above the long-term average. The Game and Fish Department has conducted the aerial survey each year since the 1950s. Game management...

Laureano fires up A's to stop 10-game skid with 10-5 win

Jun. 11, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Oakland was trailing by three runs going into the seventh inning and headed to an 11th straight loss when Ramón Laureano started screaming at his teammates in the dugout. “Ramon is passionate,” Oakland manager Mark Kotsay said. “That’s the Ramón I’ve...

Irish stun No. 1 Vols; Pirates 1 win from ending CWS drought

Jun. 11, 2022 01:31 AM EDT

Notre Dame pushed No. 1 national seed Tennessee within a game of elimination from the NCAA baseball tournament Friday night. Texas A&M, East Carolina and Oklahoma moved within one of reaching the College World Series. The Irish pulled the biggest upset of the tournament so far,...