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  • Reds' Chapman cleared to throw batting practice

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has been cleared to throw batting practice for the first time since he was hit in the face by a line drive during an exhibition game on March 19. Chapman sustained fractures of his nose and and a bone above his left eye when hit...

  • Beltran out with sore shoulder and wrist

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran was out of Friday night's starting lineup against Tampa Bay due to left shoulder and right wrist soreness. Beltran flipped over the short wall down the right field line while chasing Desmond Jennings' foul...

  • Reyes set to return for Blue Jays

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays plan to activate shortstop Jose Reyes from the disabled list on Saturday. Reyes hasn't played since straining his left hamstring during his first at-bat of the season on March 31 against Tampa Bay. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Reyes will...

  • Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday. Choi shot a 67 to get to 5-under 137, one stroke ahead of Robert Allenby and two in front of a group led by former world No. 1 Luke Donald as...

  • Brandon Maurer to start Sunday for Mariners

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Right-hander Brandon Maurer will be recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to start for the injury-plagued Seattle Mariners on Sunday at Miami. Maurer began last season in the Mariners' rotation and went 5-8 with a 6.30 ERA in 22 games. He'll replace Blake Beaven, who went on...

  • Jags' Tinker aims for inspiration not sad story

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Carson Tinker is no longer that no-name guy who delivers the ball on punts and kicks. The Jacksonville Jaguars' long snapper lost that anonymity nearly three years ago when a tornado ripped through Tuscaloosa, Ala., killing girlfriend Ashley Harrison and putting...

  • Klee: Johnson's empty-net rescue allows Avs to notch Game 1 win

    by Paul Klee paul.klee@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    DENVER — Just as Pepsi Center got weird in a trance of white pom-poms and noise, the hockey hero emerged from the bench to hug a teammate. No, not Paul Stastny. He was clutch, too. Stastny's two goals nudged the Avalanche ahead of the Wild, 5-4, in overtime of Game 1 of their...

  • Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer. The 48-year-old Haith said the move came...

  • Reds' Phillips leaves game because of back spasms

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips left Friday's game against the Chicago Cubs because of back spasms. Phillips appeared to get hurt swinging and missing during in the first inning. After a visit from manager Bryan Price and a trainer, Phillips singled....

  • NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast. The voters weren't some know-nothings, either. No, this was a polling of NBA general managers. Things...

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