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Orioles call up top prospect Adley Rutschman to majors

May. 21, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles called top prospect Adley Rutschman up to the majors Saturday, paving the way for the 24-year-old catcher to make his big league debut. The switch-hitting Rutschman was the No. 1 pick in the 2019 draft and is ranked as baseball's No. 1...

US women's team has history of advocating for equal rights

May. 21, 2022 02:44 AM EDT

The U.S. women's national team has not only been wildly successful on the field, the players have also been unabashedly outspoken, using their platform to advocate for equal rights for themselves and others. The team's efforts to secure equitable pay finally came to fruition this...

Right-hander Pablo López, Marlins go to salary arbitration

May. 20, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pablo López went to a salary arbitration hearing with the Miami Marlins on Friday, with the right-hander asking for $3 million and the team arguing for $2.45 million. The case was heard by Allen Ponak, Scott Buchheit and Brian Keller. A decision will be witheld...

Browns' Watson caps busy week as NFL investigation continues

May. 20, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson's week included meeting with NFL investigators and golf in the Bahamas with his new Browns teammates. Next week he'll be back on the field, and under more public scrutiny. Some of the women who have accused Cleveland's quarterback of...

Column: A wildly entertaining spat between 2 coaching stars

May. 20, 2022 02:28 AM EDT

Why did they wait so long to allow college athletes to make a few bucks on the side? Think of all the wildly entertaining shenanigans we've missed out on over the years. Let's play the feud! Jimbo Fisher is downright livid at former boss Nick Saban for...

Darvish leads Padres past Phillies 2-0 with 7 sharp innings

May. 19, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Yu Darvish put the tying runs on base and the heart of the Phillies lineup was coming up. With the way Kyle Schwarber and the suddenly silent bats have been swinging, Darvish breezed through the order in the sixth inning without a run allowed, a peak performance...

NBA prospects see value of college despite other options

May. 19, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — TyTy Washington Jr. remembers being in awe gazing at the banners in Madison Square Garden as he watched the New York Knicks meet the Cleveland Cavaliers and the feeling he had two days later when Kentucky faced Duke at the famed arena. Something else he won't forget?...

All-Star INF Carpenter released from Rangers' Triple-A team

May. 19, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Three-time All-Star infielder Matt Carpenter was released by the Texas Rangers from their Triple-A team Thursday, and became a free agent in a mutual decision because of the lack of opportunity with their big league team. The 36-year-old Carpenter went to...

'Facing Nolan' looks at Ryan's longer-than-expected career

May. 19, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nolan Ryan was already striking out plenty of batters with his blazing fastball, and at age 22 pitched the last seven innings in the National League pennant-clinching game for the 1969 Miracle Mets and got what would be his only World Series ring. If not...

Jones shrugs off Giants not picking up his 5th- year option

May. 19, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Daniel Jones has rarely given any insight into his feelings in his three seasons as the New York Giants starting quarterback. So it was no surprise Thursday when the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 draft shrugged off how he felt after the Giants refused...