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Bynum leads No. 23 Providence past Villanova 70-65

Jan. 29, 2023 14:36 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jared Bynum scored 17 of his 19 points after halftime and hit a key jumper and two free throws late to help No. 23 Providence defeat Villanova 70-65 on Sunday. The game was played at the Wells Fargo Center and ended about an hour before the Philadelphia Eagles...

No. 23 Providence dominates Butler inside for 79-58 win

Jan. 25, 2023 23:54 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With No. 23 Providence trailing Butler by seven midway through the first half, Friars coach Ed Cooley brought Jared Bynum off the bench. PC scored the next 13 points and never trailed again. Boosted by the return of their regular starting...

Nelson Cruz, Padres finalize $1 million, 1-year contract

Jan. 23, 2023 19:05 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Longtime slugger Nelson Cruz and the San Diego Padres finalized a $1 million, one-year contract on Monday. The sides agreed to the deal on Jan. 11, pending a physical. The right-handed-hitting Cruz, who turns 43 on July 1, is expected to platoon at...

Locke's career-high 29 lifts No. 22 Friars past DePaul 75-64

Jan. 21, 2023 17:27 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence coach Ed Cooley predicted his team would learn from a 0-2 trip that brought an end to its season-best nine-game win streak. He was right. Noah Locke had a career-high 29 points, including seven 3-pointers, to help the 22nd-ranked...

Brothers of Soto, Guerrero among MLB international prospects

Jan. 19, 2023 11:36 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Dominican outfielder Elian Soto, the 17-year-old brother of All-Star Juan Soto, agreed to a $225,000 signing bonus as part of a minor league contract reached last weekend with the Washington Nationals. Dominican outfielder Pablo Guerrero, the 16-year-old brother of...

No. 20 Marquette holds off No. 22 Providence, 83-75

Jan. 19, 2023 00:35 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kam Jones had 21 points and Tyler Kolek scored 19 as No. 20 Marquette defeated No. 22 Providence 83-75 on Wednesday night. With members of Marquette’s 2003 Final Four team, including former NBA great Dwyane Wade, cheering them on from the stands, the surging...

Phillies put World Series run on backburner as 2023 looms

Jan. 18, 2023 18:17 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brandon Marsh knows his way around a cold one after not one or two -- but four! -- Phillies clubhouse celebrations on their way to the World Series. So when the 25-year-old outfielder found himself on the big screen this week at a Flyers game, Marsh obliged fans...

Padres sign 16-year-old catching prospect Salas for $5.6M

Jan. 15, 2023 20:47 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres signed 16-year-old catcher Ethan Salas of Caracas, Venezuela, to a $5.6 million bonus on Sunday, the first day of the international signing period. Salas is the consensus top overall prospect in this year’s class. The left-handed hitter is...

Kalkbrenner leads Creighton over No. 19 Providence 73-67

Jan. 14, 2023 17:45 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It took until the second half for Creighton's Ryan Kalkbrenner to adjust to Providence's bruising style. When he did, the 7-foot-1 center played a leading role in ending the No. 19 Friars' nine-game win streak 73-67 Saturday after the Bluejays squandered a big...

33 players left in arbitration as 170 reach agreements

Jan. 14, 2023 14:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A total of 170 major league players agreed to contracts in the hours before Friday night's arbitration deadline to exchange proposed salaries with teams, and just one reached a multiyear deal: Minnesota right-hander Chris Paddack. After agreeing to a $2.4 million,...