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MINNEAPOLIS | Moore wins third MVP award as Parker beats Delle Donne

MINNEAPOLIS  — Lynx star Maya Moore won her third straight All-Star MVP award to lead Team Parker past Team Delle Donne 119-112 in the WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday. Moore scored 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out six assists to win the MVP award on her home court. She joined Lisa Leslie as … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Moore wins third MVP award as Parker beats Delle Donne

OAKLAND, Calif.  | Stephen Curry doesn’t need finals MVP, another title will do

OAKLAND, Calif. — Before the NBA Finals began, Stephen Curry could only chuckle at how long it took for someone to inquire about how badly he wants to add a finals MVP to his decorated resume. Maybe a minute passed. Curry has earned two NBA MVPs, set the single-season 3-point record, captured a pair of … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif.  | Stephen Curry doesn’t need finals MVP, another title will do

LEADING OFF: Bumgarner makes season debut, are Phils shifty?

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: WELCOME BACK Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner makes his season debut, more than two months after a line drive broke the pinkie on his pitching hand in a spring training game. The ace rejoins a San Francisco team that has hovered around .500, but has won four … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Bumgarner makes season debut, are Phils shifty?

KANSAS CITY, Mo | Tigers place Cabrera on DL with right hamstring strain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was so clearly frustrated when he hobbled off the field with a strained hamstring that manager Ron Gardenhire let him cool off a while before finally talking to him. Gardenhire was a bit worried about how Cabrera would react to the possibility of the disabled … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo | Tigers place Cabrera on DL with right hamstring strain

Aaron Boone’s managerial start smoother than dad Bob’s

NEW YORK/April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Aaron Boone’s managerial debut was considerably smoother than the first game run by his father Bob, who pulled Kevin Appier with a no-hitter after 6 2/3 innings and 98 pitches in the Kansas City Royals’ 1995 opener. Appier had just struck out Baltimore’s Cal Ripken Jr. when Boone signaled … Continue reading Aaron Boone’s managerial start smoother than dad Bob’s

Springer, World Series champ Astros top Texas 4-1 in opener

ARLINGTON, Texas /March 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — World Series MVP George Springer hit a leadoff homer in the season opener for the second year in a row, Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings and the Houston Astros started their championship defense with a 4-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday. Jake Marisnick also homered … Continue reading Springer, World Series champ Astros top Texas 4-1 in opener

Curry out at least 3 weeks but could be ready for playoffs

OAKLAND, Calif./March 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Stephen Curry will miss at least three weeks because of a sprained left knee, meaning he is out for the rest of the regular season for the Golden State Warriors. He could be back for around the start of the playoffs next month if all goes well in rehabbing … Continue reading Curry out at least 3 weeks but could be ready for playoffs

Bumgarner breaks pitching hand when hit by liner drive

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz/March 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is hurt for the second straight year, breaking a bone in his pitching hand when hit by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City’s Whit Merrifield during a spring training game on Friday. The Giants said X-rays showed the 28-year-old had … Continue reading Bumgarner breaks pitching hand when hit by liner drive