• Cubs look to make big leap into contention

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Standing in the shade on a beautiful afternoon in Arizona, Jon Lester embraced the question that hovers over the Chicago Cubs these days. When it comes to all those highly touted prospects, Lester said the time is now. "When I played in Boston, we didn't have time to...

  • Jeter gone, A-Rod back and Yanks hope for postseason return

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter is gone, the final remaining link to the New York Yankees' last dynasty. He left behind a team in transition, that failed to make the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time in a generation and is beset with an older core coming off injuries. Alex...

  • AL champ Royals enter new season with newfound expectations

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Every once in a while, Ned Yost will spin a story about his days on Bobby Cox's bench with the Atlanta Braves, back when the organization was winning NL pennants by the fistful. Inevitably, Yost would start drawing comparisons to his Kansas City Royals — that...

  • San Diego city, county join forces on bid to keep NFL

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The county and city of San Diego are joining forces in a bid to keep its NFL franchise. Mayor Kevin Faulconer and county supervisors said Thursday that the two governments would spend up to $500,000 on consultants, attorneys, bankers and other experts. Voters will...

  • Bengals sign defensive tackle Pat Sims as free agent

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals brought back defensive tackle Pat Sims on Thursday, signing him as an unrestricted free agent from Oakland. Sims was Cincinnati's third-round pick in 2008 and spent five seasons with the Bengals before leaving as a free agent. He spent the last two...

  • BASEBALL 2015: Hurry up! Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on the clock

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message. There it was, printed across the top of a practice schedule posted in the clubhouse at Space Coast...

  • Wednesday's prep roundup: Ben Brummel no-hits Colorado Academy

    By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Highlights from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BASEBALL St. Mary's 7, Colorado Academy 0 At Arizona: Ben Brummel finished his sixth inning and walked off the mound and immediately toward St. Mary's coach Bill Percy. Brummel asked if he could...

  • Wednesday's high school box scores

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    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Box scores from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. baseball high school mingus (Ariz.) 12, discovery canyon 2 Mingus 2 520 201 - 12 12 3 Discovery Canyon 2 000 000 - 2 3 1 Mingus- Kelley (W) 7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K.Kelley 1-2, 3 R, 2...

  • NC State's Barber says all is OK with Obama after profanity

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — N.C. State's Cat Barber says things are square again with President Barack Obama. Last Saturday night, Barber was caught by TV cameras saying "What ... (is) wrong with Barack Obama" to his teammates in the locker room after North Carolina State upset top-seeded...

  • Dodgers top 3 million in ticket sales for upcoming season

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have topped 3 million in ticket sales at the earliest date in franchise history for the upcoming season. They led the major leagues in home attendance with 3,782,337 last season, second-highest single-season mark in stadium history. The club...

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