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No. 16 BYU, Notre Dame looking for crucial win in Las Vegas

Oct. 06, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Even with everything the city has to offer, neither No. 16 BYU nor Notre Dame will have much to do with the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip. Notre Dame coach Marcus Freeman said he will have bed checks Friday at 8:30 p.m. sharp before Saturday's matchup in Las...

Argentine judge launches probe into Nicaragua abuse claims

Oct. 06, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A judge in Argentina has launched a criminal investigation into Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario María Murillo to determine whether they are responsible for crimes against humanity. Federal Judge Ariel Lijo launched...

Rays lose 4-3 to Red Sox, move closer to 6th playoff seed

Oct. 03, 2022 23:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Tyler Glasnow gave playoff-bound Tampa Bay a short but strong start in his second outing since Tommy John surgery last year, but the Boston Red Sox rallied against the bullpen for a 4-3 victory on Monday night, extending the Rays' skid to four games. Boston pushed...

Turning to Pickett was inevitable for struggling Steelers

Oct. 03, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin tried to keep the moment at bay as long as he could. Mitch Trubisky did too while gamely — if futilely — enduring what quickly became a weekly referendum on his ability to hang onto the starting quarterback job in Pittsburgh during a slow start. ...

Rays clinch AL wild-card spot; Astros get AL home-field edge

Oct. 01, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros both had reasons to like how things turned out Friday night. Drew Rasmussen and the Rays were the only ones celebrating, however. Rasmussen pitched seven effective innings and the Rays clinched a playoff spot for...

Rays top Guardians 6-5 in 11, move up in AL wild-card race

Sep. 28, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — With Hurricane Ian and the playoffs foremost on their minds, the Tampa Bay Rays started a season-ending trip with a gritty win. A wild-card spot is drawing near. Harold Ramírez's two-run double with two outs in the 11th inning pushed Tampa Bay past...

US consumers gaining confidence as gas prices keep falling

Sep. 27, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers grew more confident for the second month in a row as gas prices continued to fall. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 108 in September, from 103.6 in August. The back-to-back monthly increases follow three...

Springer 2 homers, Blue Jays beat Rays 7-1 for 4-game split

Sep. 25, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay's two-year reign as AL East champion is over. George Springer homered twice, Alejandro Kirk and Teoscar Hernández also went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Rays 7-1 on Sunday to gain a four-game split. The New York...

Wander Franco drives in 3 as Rays beat Blue Jays 10-5

Sep. 22, 2022 23:11 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wander Franco had three RBIs, Jonathan Aranda homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5 on Thursday night in the opener of a big four-game series between playoff contenders. Randy Arozarena had three hits and drove in two runs for...

Rays' Shane McClanahan pulled vs Astros with neck tightness

Sep. 20, 2022 23:17 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays ace Shane McClanahan was pulled in the fifth inning with neck tightness during a 5-0 loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. “He did not want to come out, was not happy about that, but we’re trying to make the best decision,"...