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  • Wrigley rooftop owner: 'We're dead," if Cubs erect huge sign

    CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for rooftop clubs overlooking Wrigley Field told a federal court Monday that if the Chicago Cubs are permitted to erect a giant video board blocking views of games from across the street it would kill their lucrative business. Attorneys for the Cubs and two of the rooftops delivered seven hours of arguments in Chicago...

  • Rays' Cobb expected to miss opener due to forearm injury

    DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb has tendinitis in his right forearm and will miss his planned opening-day start against Baltimore on April 6. Rays President of Baseball Operations Matt Silverman made the announcement before Wednesday's game against Toronto, a day after the 27-year-old right-hander was removed after...

  • Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has torn elbow ligament

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn elbow ligament, a blow to a team hoping to compete for the playoffs following Matt Harvey's return from Tommy John surgery. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wheeler has a complete tear, all but guaranteeing the 24-year-old right-hander will need elbow-replacement surgery and...

  • Pete Rose submits application for reinstatement to Manfred

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Pete Rose has submitted a new request to be reinstated to baseball. Rose agreed to the lifetime ban in August 1989 following an investigation for Major League Baseball by outside lawyer John Dowd that concluded the career hits leader bet on the Reds to win while managing the team. Rose applied for reinstatement in...

  • Tulowitzki homers in return, Rockies beat Mariners

    PEORIA, Ariz. — Troy Tulowitzki homered for his first hit in a game since last July and looked strong in the field in the Colorado Rockies' 4-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. The Rockies' shortstop, back from left hip surgery that cut short his 2014 season, leaped far to his right to take away a hit from the Mariners' Kyle Seager...

  • Darvish getting 1 more opinion before likely elbow surgery

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers are waiting for a third opinion that they expect will confirm the ace pitcher needs season-ending elbow ligament-replacement surgery. General manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday that Dr. David Altchek, the New York Mets' medical director and an expert in Tommy John surgery, recommended the...

  • Indians pitcher Gavin Floyd may need elbow surgery again

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Gavin Floyd's comeback season could be over before it started. The Indians said the right-hander will be sidelined for "the foreseeable future" after reinjuring his troublesome pitching elbow. Floyd, who has made just 14 starts over the past two seasons, reinjured a stress fracture that limited him to just nine starts a...

  • This week's Gazette prep rankings

    This week's Gazette Preps high school sports rankings (as of 3/8) BASEBALL Team Record Last Week Class 5A 1. Pine Creek 0-0 NR 2. Liberty 0-0 NR 3. Palmer 0-0 NR Class 4A 1. Lewis-Palmer 0-0 NR 2. Palmer Ridge 0-0 NR 3. Air Academy 0-0 NR Class 3A and below 1. Manitou Springs 0-0 NR 2. St. Mary's 0-0 NR 3. Peyton 0-0...

  • Span has surgery on core muscle, will miss Nats' opener

    VIERA, Fla. (AP) — Washington center fielder Denard Span had surgery Monday to repair a right core muscle injury and will miss the Nationals' opener next month. Manager Matt Williams said the projected time for Span's return is uncertain and added "you're looking at four-to-six weeks before he can start doing baseball activity again." Span...

  • Lee says surgery would end season and possibly career

    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee is awaiting a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews on his ailing left elbow and says surgery would end his season and possibly his career. The 36-year-old left-hander didn't pitch after July 31 last year because of a left flexor pronator strain. He said his left elbow felt normal...

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