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NEW YORK | No. 3 Notre Dame slams Syracuse 36-3 at Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK  — Ian Book returned to the starting lineup for No. 3 Notre Dame and threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns as the Fighting Irish routed No. 12 Syracuse 36-3 at Yankee Stadium on Saturday to stay on target for a trip to the College Football Playoff. The Fighting Irish held out Book … Continue reading NEW YORK | No. 3 Notre Dame slams Syracuse 36-3 at Yankee Stadium

AP Top 25: No. 24 Northwestern ranked after winning division

The day after earning a spot in the Big Ten championship game, Northwestern is ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season. The Wildcats (6-4) were No. 24 in the Top 25 after beating Iowa to clinch the Big Ten West with two games to play. The rest of the Top … Continue reading AP Top 25: No. 24 Northwestern ranked after winning division

AP sources: Notre Dame QB Wimbush to start for ailing Book

No. 3 Notre Dame will start quarterback Brandon Wimbush against Florida State on Saturday for Ian Book, who is nursing an undisclosed injury, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Book is not expected to play after taking a hit to the back and ribs last week against Northwestern, according to the … Continue reading AP sources: Notre Dame QB Wimbush to start for ailing Book

BOSTON | Red Sox ace Chris Sale hospitalized with stomach illness

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox say ace left-hander Chis Sale has a stomach illness and will spend the night in the hospital. The Red Sox made the announcement Sunday night in the seventh inning of Game 2 of the AL Championship Series against Houston. Boston said Sale reported the illness earlier in the day … Continue reading BOSTON | Red Sox ace Chris Sale hospitalized with stomach illness

NEW YORK | Home for good: Yankees eliminated by rival Red Sox in ALDS

NEW YORK — Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees couldn’t wait to get back home. Now, that’s exactly where they’re staying. CC Sabathia became the latest pitcher to put New York in an early hole as rookie manager Aaron Boone again stuck with his starter too long, and the Yankees fell just short of … Continue reading NEW YORK | Home for good: Yankees eliminated by rival Red Sox in ALDS

LEADING OFF: Rockies-Dodgers duel, Red Sox try to clinch

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: LAST CHAPTER Locked in a tight race for the NL West title, the Rockies and Dodgers meet for the final time in the regular season. Los Angeles leads by 1½ games and will go for a three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium when rookie Walker Buehler (7-5, … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Rockies-Dodgers duel, Red Sox try to clinch

LEADING OFF: Bosox try to clinch in Bronx, Snell goes for 20

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: BOSOX BUBBLY? The Red Sox can clinch the AL East at Yankee Stadium with a single win during their three-game series — in 2016, Boston locked up the division while playing on the home field of its archrival. Ex-Yankee Nathan Eovaldi pitches against J.A. Happ in … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Bosox try to clinch in Bronx, Snell goes for 20

BOSTON | Betts hurt, Red Sox beat Met 4-3 and cut magic number to 2

BOSTON — Mookie Betts doesn’t seem to be badly hurt, so the Red Sox can focus on clinching the AL East at Yankee Stadium for the second time in three seasons. Betts gave Boston a scare when he injured his left side making two throws to home plate during a 4-3 win over the New … Continue reading BOSTON | Betts hurt, Red Sox beat Met 4-3 and cut magic number to 2

NEW YORK | Smirk, shouts as Gray, Yanks flop in 7-5 loss to lowly O’s

NEW YORK — Booed as he walked off the Yankee Stadium mound in the third inning, Sonny Gray smiled. A few moments later, third base coach Phil Nevin screamed at players in the New York dugout. The Yankees headed to their four-game series at Fenway Park after perhaps their worst performance this season, a 7-5 … Continue reading NEW YORK | Smirk, shouts as Gray, Yanks flop in 7-5 loss to lowly O’s

LEADING OFF: Hamels to Cubs, Escobar to Diamondbacks

A look at what’s happening around the majors Saturday: FIRED-UP COLE Cole Hamels goes from last place to first place when he joins the Chicago Cubs during this weekend’s series at St. Louis. The Cubs got the left-hander Friday, trading pitchers Eddie Butler and Rollie Lacy and a player to be named to Texas. Hamels … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Hamels to Cubs, Escobar to Diamondbacks

NEW YORK | Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes to have surgery on both heels

NEW YORK  — New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will have surgery on both feet to relieve chronic pain in his heels and is likely to need at least eight to months to recover. The Mets announced Wednesday that an MRI and tests on Cespedes showed bone calcifications in both the right and left heels. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes to have surgery on both heels

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Burch Smith gets 1st win since 2013 as Royals top Tigers 5-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Burch Smith picked up his first win in nearly five years, Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez homered, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Tuesday night. Smith (1-1) gave up just one hit — a single by Niko Goodrum to leadoff the fourth — and walked two … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Burch Smith gets 1st win since 2013 as Royals top Tigers 5-4

NEW YORK | Cespedes back on DL as Mets weigh decision on foot surgery

NEW YORK — Yoenis Cespedes is back on the disabled list, and the New York Mets were still trying to determine whether the oft-injured slugger needs surgery on both feet that would require an eight-to-10-month recovery. An announcement had been expected before Tuesday night’s game against San Diego, but about 35 minutes prior to the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Cespedes back on DL as Mets weigh decision on foot surgery

NEW YORK | Syndergaard to DL again due to hand-foot-and-mouth disease

NEW YORK — In the latest bizarre medical development for the baffling New York Mets, ace pitcher Noah Syndergaard is headed back to the disabled list after contracting hand-foot-and-mouth disease. The team figures it’s likely Syndergaard caught the contagious virus when he made an appearance at a baseball camp for kids last Thursday during the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Syndergaard to DL again due to hand-foot-and-mouth disease

LEADING OFF: Carpenter’s HR binge, deGrom vs Yanks at night

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: POWER SURGE Matt Carpenter tries to homer in his seventh straight game when the Cardinals complete a five-game series against the rival Cubs at Wrigley Field. The teams split a day-night doubleheader Saturday and Carpenter homered in both ends — even though he didn’t start the … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Carpenter’s HR binge, deGrom vs Yanks at night

NEW YORK | Cespedes homers in return as Mets beat Yankees 7-5

NEW YORK— Yoenis Cespedes homered in his return from the disabled list, Noah Syndergaard won his second straight start since coming back from an injury but left after a drop in velocity, and the New York Mets beat the Yankees 7-5 Friday night in a Subway Series opener. Robert Gsellman pitched two innings for his … Continue reading NEW YORK | Cespedes homers in return as Mets beat Yankees 7-5

LEADING OFF: Hader faces Brewers, Machado debuts for Dodgers

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: HADER RETURNS Milwaukee reliever Josh Hader rejoins the team, three days after years-old racist and homophobic tweets of his resurfaced during the All-Star Game. The Brewers open the second half at Miller Park against the Dodgers. The 24-year-old Hader has apologized for the tweets, saying they … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Hader faces Brewers, Machado debuts for Dodgers

LEADING OFF: Red Sox on a roll, Syndergaard returns

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Friday: HEAVEN 11 Mookie Betts and the rolling Boston Red Sox try to win their 11th consecutive game when they host Toronto again at Fenway Park. Betts, who leads the majors with a .352 batting average, had a grand slam and five RBIs in Thursday night’s … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Red Sox on a roll, Syndergaard returns

LEADING OFF: Steamy starts, Price-Severino at Yankee Stadium

Here’s a look at what’s happening around the majors today: HIGH HEAT It’s expected to be a hot box at many ballparks, with game-time temperatures likely to climb over 100 degrees in Texas for White Sox-Rangers, near triple digits in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Yankee Stadium, and into the mid-90s in Chicago and Cincinnati. On Saturday, … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Steamy starts, Price-Severino at Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK | Sale too much for Yanks again, Devers’ slam powers Red Sox

NEW YORK — Chris Sale pitched his latest Bronx gem, Rafael Devers went 5 for 5 with a first-inning grand slam and the Boston Red Sox held the New York Yankees to two hits during an 11-0 rout Saturday night to take back baseball’s best record. Sale (8-4) allowed only Giancarlo Stanton’s clean single over … Continue reading NEW YORK | Sale too much for Yanks again, Devers’ slam powers Red Sox

NEW YORK | Sabathia, homer-happy Yankees top Boston 8-1 for best record

NEW YORK — CC Sabathia shut down the high-scoring Red Sox, Greg Bird hit two home runs and Aaron Judge connected off a college teammate as the New York Yankees bopped Boston 8-1 on Friday night to retake the top record in the majors. Not since the famed Bucky Dent playoff game in 1978 had … Continue reading NEW YORK | Sabathia, homer-happy Yankees top Boston 8-1 for best record

LEADING OFF: Yanks face Boston, try for 17th win in 18 games

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ROLLING Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees go for the 17th win in 18 games when they host the rival Red Sox in a matchup of teams with 25-10 records, tied for the best in baseball. Giancarlo Stanton homered twice at Yankee Stadium in the … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Yanks face Boston, try for 17th win in 18 games

Minnesota Twins | MLB serves up a frosty start to new season, more snow coming

April 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Steady and sure-handed, Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is a confident mitt man.But the Gold Glover didn’t feel that way this week, standing in the snow globe of PNC Park in Pittsburgh. “I always want the ball to hit to me, but that was the one time where I was … Continue reading Minnesota Twins | MLB serves up a frosty start to new season, more snow coming

LEADING OFF: Wintry weather at Coors Field, Yankee Stadium

|April 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A look at what’s happening all around baseball Friday: ___ WINTRY MIX Snow is in the forecast at Coors Field, where the Colorado Rockies host Atlanta in their home opener. There’s also a chance of snow at Yankee Stadium when New York plays Baltimore. Players and fans alike have been shivering … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Wintry weather at Coors Field, Yankee Stadium