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FAA grounds operator that ran flights for pro sports teams

Mar. 12, 2020 4:21 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials have grounded a charter operator that carried professional baseball and hockey teams, saying the company and its pilots weren’t authorized for the kind of commercial venture they operated. The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that it issued an emergency...

The Latest: ACC tourney preparing for games without fans

Mar. 12, 2020 1:19 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): 1:12 a.m. So what will an Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament game look like without fans? The conference plans to allow each of the remaining eight teams 150 tickets for "essential tournament personnel, school...

Texas Rangers' Willie Calhoun waits to bat during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Rangers' Calhoun has surgery for broken jaw after HBP

Mar. 9, 2020 10:31 PM EDT

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun had surgery to repair his broken jaw Monday, a day after being hit in the face by a fastball. “Hey guys, just want to thank everyone for your prayers," Calhoun tweeted Monday night. “I just got out of surgery and I’m doing...

Chicago White Sox center fielder Luis Robert looks on from the dugout before a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

OF Luis Robert, INF Carter Kieboom among rookies to watch

Mar. 2, 2020 11:59 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso was the breakout star in an impressive group of major league rookies last summer. Now another wave of young talent is looking to leave its mark on the sport. Here is a closer look at a handful of rookies who could play a starring role this year: —OF...

Oakland Athletics' A.J. Puk runs a drill during spring training baseball practice, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Puk looking sharp in return from Tommy John surgery

Feb. 27, 2020 6:36 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A.J. Puk is looking and feeling strong after pitching three innings in his first two spring training starts for the Oakland Athletics. Two years removed from Tommy John surgery, Puk threw into the mid-90-mph range during a two-inning, 23-pitch scoreless outing against Colorado in a 5-2...

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) smiles before taking batting practice during spring training baseball practice, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Astros, 'Field of Dreams' game highlight 2020 MLB schedule

Feb. 27, 2020 12:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Washington Nationals defend their first championship. The Houston Astros take on, well, the world. Major league baseball comes to Iowa — and returns to London. Here are a handful of dates to mark on the calendar: THURSDAY, MARCH 26 St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds: Nick...

NCAA, College World Series group awards $103,000 in grants

Feb. 25, 2020 3:54 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Five baseball and softball programs in eastern Nebraska on Tuesday received a total of $103,000 in grants awarded by CWS of Omaha, Inc. and the NCAA. Three organizations whose fields were damaged by floods received $70,000. Of that, $50,000 went to the Waterloo-Valley Recreation...

Oakland Athletics' Mike Fiers smiles in the dugout during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Fiers draws cheers, perfect in 1st game since Astros reveal

Feb. 23, 2020 9:18 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland Athletics fan K.C. Sandstrom was sitting down the right field line watching his team warm up while armed with a small dry-erase board, a marker and a statement written in all caps. “MIKE FIERS FOR PRESIDENT” It's been a tumultuous few months for Fiers, the current...

K.C. Sandstrom, left, talks with Judy Lehman before a spring training baseball game between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Friendly to Fiers: A's pitcher gets cheers in spring game

Feb. 23, 2020 5:27 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland Athletics fan K.C. Sandstrom was sitting down the right field line watching his team warm up while armed with a small dry-erase board, a marker and a statement written in all caps. “MIKE FIERS FOR PRESIDENT” It's been a tumultuous few months for Fiers, the current...

FILE - In this May 25, 2019, file photo, Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers works against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. Fiers and the Athletics might have reason to be downright mad. They won 97 games each of the past two seasons to finish as the second-place team in the AL West behind the Houston Astros, whom Fiers called out in November in a story by The Athletic for a sign-stealing scheme that led to season-long MLB suspensions for Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch. Fiers insisted at Fan Fest that he is moving forward, declining to address anything regarding what he did by speaking out or even his role cleaning up the sport. He said he owes that to his teammates. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Fiers to make spring debut Sunday in A's split-squad game

Feb. 19, 2020 7:58 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Fiers is scheduled to start a split-squad game for Oakland on Sunday in his first game action since revealing the Houston Astros' cheating scheme. It had not been determined Wednesday whether Fiers' spring training debut would come in the home game versus San Francisco or against...