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Maybin makes bid to keep spot with HR, Yanks beat Rays 6-3

Jun. 19, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cameron Maybin realizes his time in pinstripes may be running out. As Aaron Judge nears his return from the injured list, Maybin is making it difficult for the Yankees to think about cutting ties. Maybin homered again with his roster spot in doubt, Edwin Encarnación went deep for his...

White Sox plan to extend netting at Guaranteed Rate Field

Jun. 19, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox plan to extend the protective netting to the foul poles at Guaranteed Rate Field, becoming the first major league team to take that step since a couple of high-profile injuries this spring increased the focus on fan safety at ballparks. The White Sox and Illinois Sports...

MLB: Umpire union tweet about Machado was 'inappropriate'

Jun. 18, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball said it was inappropriate for the umpire's union to comment on the one-game suspension levied against San Diego Padres star Manny Machado for his conduct following his ejection for arguing a called third strike Saturday at Colorado. The MLB Umpires Association said in...

Newcomer Boyd gets 2 goals for US in 4-0 win over Guyana

Jun. 19, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After newcomer Tyler Boyd scored early in the second half to give the United States a two-goal lead, the sure sign this was going to be a good night for the Americans was visible on Gyasi Zardes' face. A shot by Paul Arriola from just outside the box was headed by Guyana defender...

Wedding to follow World Cup for US teammates Krieger, Harris

Jun. 19, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Many World Cup teammates have special bonds. The tie that binds U.S. defender Ali Krieger and American goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris is among the strongest at the tournament. They got engaged last year and are planning a December wedding. "A lot of our teammates with their partners and spouses,...

Fever's McCall performs with Carrie Underwood

Jun. 19, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Erica McCall is still in a state of shock. She can't believe that she got to perform on stage with Carrie Underwood at a concert. The Indiana Fever center sang the guest verse of "The Champion" at the country music star's show Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. "It's up there, definitely an...

AP source: Celtics' Horford to be unrestricted free agent

Jun. 18, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Boston Celtics center Al Horford will decline his player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the decision has not been...

Follow the money: Salary cap could spawn NHL trade frenzy

Jun. 19, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

Matt Niskanen wasn't totally shocked when the Washington Capitals traded him to Philadelphia last week. One look at their salary cap picture explained it. "I know what kind of situation Washington was in, so I knew there was a possibility," he said. General managers say there is more trade chatter now than at any...

Kepler's hit in 17th gives Twins 4-3 win over Red Sox

Jun. 19, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler was supposed to have the night off. Instead, the Twins outfielder wound up playing 12 innings and delivered three huge hits. Kepler's single with one out in the 17th gave Minnesota a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox early Wednesday in the longest game by innings in Target...

Attorney: Deputy in clash with Raptors exec has concussion

Jun. 18, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A deputy suffered a concussion and is on medical leave after an altercation with the president of the Toronto Raptors as he tried to join his team on the court to celebrate their NBA championship, a lawyer said Tuesday. The 20-year-veteran of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office also...

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LEADING OFF: Scherzer breaks nose, Judge nears return

Jun. 19, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: OUCH! Nationals ace Max Scherzer has a broken nose after fouling a ball off his face during batting practice Tuesday, and it's unclear when he'll return to the mound. Scherzer was attempting a bunt when he redirected a pitch off his face. The three-time Cy Young...

Fever's McCall performs with Carrie Underwood

Jun. 19, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Erica McCall is still in a state of shock. She can't believe that she got to perform on stage with Carrie Underwood at a concert. The Indiana Fever center sang the guest verse of "The Champion" at the country music star's show Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. "It's up there, definitely an...

Brazdeikis wrapping up pre-draft whirlwind

Jun. 19, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

With only a few days remaining before the NBA draft, Iggy Brazdeikis enjoyed a reunion of sorts when he worked out for the Cleveland Cavaliers. That meant a chance to catch up with John Beilein. "It was so cool. It honestly kind of felt like home, seeing him there," Brazdeikis said. "It just felt really good,...

Kepler's hit in 17th gives Twins 4-3 win over Red Sox

Jun. 19, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler was supposed to have the night off. Instead, the Twins outfielder wound up playing 12 innings and delivered three huge hits. Kepler's single with one out in the 17th gave Minnesota a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox early Wednesday in the longest game by innings in Target...

Follow the money: Salary cap could spawn NHL trade frenzy

Jun. 19, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

Matt Niskanen wasn't totally shocked when the Washington Capitals traded him to Philadelphia last week. One look at their salary cap picture explained it. "I know what kind of situation Washington was in, so I knew there was a possibility," he said. General managers say there is more trade chatter now than at any...

Wedding to follow World Cup for US teammates Krieger, Harris

Jun. 19, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Many World Cup teammates have special bonds. The tie that binds U.S. defender Ali Krieger and American goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris is among the strongest at the tournament. They got engaged last year and are planning a December wedding. "A lot of our teammates with their partners and spouses,...

Merrifield has 2 HR, 6 RBIs to lift Royals over Mariners 9-0

Jun. 19, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — With Whit Merrifield and the Kansas City Royals piling up the runs, Homer Bailey went on a mission Tuesday night. Merrifield had two homers and a career-high six RBIs, Bailey worked into the eighth inning with 121 pitches and the Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 9-0. The Royals jumped on...

Platini: "It hurts," soccer star says of police questioning

Jun. 19, 2019 2:32 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — After a day of police questioning centering on his former role as a top decision-maker in soccer, Michel Platini was released from custody without charge in the early hours of Wednesday and said he found the experience painful given "everything I've done" in the sport. Summoned Tuesday morning...

Hernandez hits grand slam in Dodgers' 9-0 rout of Giants

Jun. 19, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even if his velocity isn't what it used to be, Clayton Kershaw's competitive zeal hasn't waned. He combined with two relievers on a four-hit shutout, Enriquè Hernàndez had a pinch-hit grand slam to highlight a six-run seventh, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the rival San...

Allen makes strong debut for Padres in 4-1 win over Brewers

Jun. 19, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Left-hander Logan Allen will have so many memories of his major league debut that he might not know where to start. There was the moment in the bullpen warming up when a fan handed him a button with a long-ago picture of him and his older brother, Philip, whose condition is best described...