• Saban unapologetic about signing player w

    Updated: 21 min ago

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban steadfastly defended his signing of defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor, who has now been kicked off his second Southeastern Conference team for domestic violence arrests. Taylor, who some say should never had been on the team, was one of...

  • Bryant sent to minors by Cubs; union threatens litigation

    Updated: 49 min ago

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Third baseman Kris Bryant was reassigned by the Chicago Cubs to their minor league camp on Monday despite an outstanding spring training at the plate, triggering a threat of litigation from the players' association. Bryant hit .425 in the exhibition season with nine...

  • Source: Mullin to replace Lavin at St. John's

    Updated: 49 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — St. John's has decided its basketball future rests with the best of its past. Chris Mullin, St. John's all-time leading scorer and still the face of its basketball program three decades after his career ended, has agreed to coach the Red Storm, a person with knowledge...

  • Manfred says Montreal needs a firm commitment for stadium

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MONTREAL (AP) — Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday that Montreal needs a new stadium to have any chance of bringing the sport back to the city. "The key thing in Montreal would be to have a plan for an adequate facility that could support baseball over the long...

  • Steelers coach Mike Tomlin visit Pirates camp

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was very impressed with the Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen and Jared Hughes. He even spent some of his visit to the Pirates' spring training camp Monday jokingly trying to persuade the two to play at the other stadium in...

  • Zunino's bat, Walker's arm lead Mariners over Angels

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Zunino homered and doubled, Taijuan Walker pitched seven impressive innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Monday. Robinson Cano added his first spring homer for the Mariners and is hitting .364 in exhibition play. The Angels and...

  • Indians laughing their way through training camp

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians are pitching, hitting, bunting and doing everything else they need to work on for the upcoming season at spring training. And laughing every step of the way. No team seems be enjoying itself as much as Cleveland, once only the butt of jokes. Whether it's...

  • Cardinals pick Carlos Martinez as 5th starter

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Before spring training, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny asked pitcher Carlos Martinez to work on controlling his emotions. Martinez took that advice, maybe even too far. When Matheny told the Martinez that he'd won the job as the fifth starter for the Cardinals,...

  • St. Pete city council will not vote on revised ballpark plan

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman has decided against asking the City Council to vote on a revised proposal to allow the Rays to search for new ballpark sites on both sides of Tampa Bay. Council members voted down an initial agreement in December. The...

  • Verlander to miss start Thursday, hopes to pitch April 8

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander will miss his scheduled spring training start Thursday but hopes to take his first scheduled regular-season turn for the Detroit Tigers on April 8 against Minnesota. The 2011 AL Cy Young Award winner and MVP left Friday's exhibition outing with a...

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