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Fan walks to plate, Hoskins HR in 11th lifts Phils over Bucs

Jul. 21, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phillies manager Gabe Kapler spotted a man strolling over to the third base umpire and figured it was a member of the PNC Park grounds crew. After all, there had been a rain delay a little earlier. Kapler soon realized he was wrong. Especially when the man, wearing a Hawaiian shirt and...

Big league ballparks broil as heat wave grips much of majors

Jul. 21, 2019 7:35 AM EDT

At Wrigley Field, misters in the back of the bleachers tried to cool the crowd. At Yankee Stadium, only one player took batting practice on the field. In Cleveland, rules were relaxed on what fans could bring into the park. Even for a sport that promotes high heat, Saturday was a scorcher across the majors. The...

Encarnación, ex-Rockies help Yankees beat Colorado 8-2

Jul. 19, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Since swapping purple for pinstripes, DJ LeMahieu, Adam Ottavino and Mike Tauchman have flourished. The first-year Yankees got to show their old club what it's missing Friday night. Edwin Encarnación hit a go-ahead grand slam and the trio of ex-Rockies poured it on in their first...

Yanks' Boone suspended, "not real proud" of profane rant

Jul. 19, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone expected to be suspended following his profane rant at a rookie umpire and opted to serve his one-game ban against the Colorado Rockies on Friday night. Boone aimed a memorable tirade at plate umpire Brennan Miller following his ejection during a doubleheader...

'Savages' sweep: Boone's rant sparks Yanks over Rays in DH

Jul. 19, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Savages of The Stadium. That's what the New York Yankees are in the mind of manager of Aaron Boone. Boone got fired up at rookie umpire Brennan Miller in a profane second-inning rant, and New York awoke from a sleepy start to rally past the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 in the opener of a...

Boone ejected, directs profane rant at rookie umpire

Jul. 18, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone went on a profane rant Thursday after rookie umpire Brennan Miller called Brett Gardner out on strikes in the second inning of a doubleheader opener against Tampa Bay. Miller, umpiring behind the plate for the fifth time in a major league game, called Aaron Judge...

Chapman homers, drives in 5 as A's beat Mariners 9-2

Jul. 17, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman has no idea why his swing feels so good right now, but he's certainly getting the results to show for it. "I'm just going to call it dumb luck," he said. Chapman homered and drove in five runs, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Tuesday night...

The Latest: Ed Orgeron, LSU facing championship expectations

Jul. 15, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 5:45 p.m. LSU won 10 games last season and even more is expected this fall. Coach Ed Orgeron said Monday he knows what needs to happen if the Tigers want to make that jump. The 58-year-old said LSU must "get better at the lines of...

Sankey talks link between sports gambling, mental health

Jul. 15, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey considers the mental health of athletes an important issue to be considered when it comes to legalized betting on college sports. Sankey opened the league's media days Monday with plenty to say about sports gambling and continuing efforts...

Interference or not, NFL refs preparing for replay reviews

Jul. 12, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Veteran NFL referee Tony Corrente was quick to make the distinction about what changes now that pass interference can be challenged by coaches and reviewed by officials. "First of all, the rule has not changed whatsoever. Pass interference is still the same rule that we have had in the...