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Red Sox sweep away concerns — at least for now

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- On Friday in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse, Mookie Betts spoke to the media after getting Boston's biggest hit of the young season, a go-ahead homer that not only sparked a 6-4 series-opening win over...

Yanks drop Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ recording

NEW YORK -- The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the late singer.The New York Daily News reported Thursday there...

Back in LA, late-arriving Puig homers off Kershaw

LOS ANGELES -- Better late than never.While Yasiel Puig arrived at Dodger Stadium too late to receive his National League championship ring, he was just in time to hit a two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw in his first at...

Yankees’ Betances (shoulder) 6-7 weeks away

Friday started with bad injury news for the New York Yankees. It ended with the same.An MRI revealed that reliever Dellin Betances has a spur causing inflammation in his right shoulder, general manager Brian Cashman said. The right-hander will...

Professional sports bettor sets ‘Jeopardy!’ record

A professional sports bettor is dominating "Jeopardy!"James Holzhauer won $110,914 during the episode that aired Tuesday, the most ever on a single day in the popular game show's 35-year history, according to a news release from the TV program....

Holt goes on IL after son pokes him in the eye

Boston Red Sox utilityman Brock Holt is headed to the injured list because his 2-year-old son poked him in the eye.The Red Sox announced Saturday that they had placed Holt "on the 10-day injured list with right eye scratched...

Astros manager, hitting coach tossed for arguing

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch and hitting coach Alex Cintron were been ejected after consecutive pitches at Texas.Cintron and others on the bench apparently questioned a low strike called on Tyler White in the second inning...

Real or not — Christian Yelich already showing 2018 was no fluke

It's too soon to know if the Milwaukee Brewers' acquisition of Christian Yelich from the Miami Marlins before the 2018 season will go down as one of the all-time great heists, but after one season and four games to...

Scherzer highest paid; Red Sox top payroll list

NEW YORK -- Washington pitcher Max Scherzer took over from Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout as baseball's highest-paid player at $37.4 million, and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox remained the sport's bigger spender for the second...

Pearce (calf) questionable for Red Sox opener

MESA, Ariz. -- Steve Pearce's status for Opening Day with the Boston Red Sox remains uncertain because of a left calf injury.The 2018 World Series MVP left an exhibition game last weekend due to discomfort. Boston manager Alex Cora...

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