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Thriving Twins rookie Joe Ryan placed on COVID-19 list

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins placed starting pitcher Joe Ryan on the COVID-19 injured list on Wednesday, bumping the surging rookie from his upcoming turn. Ryan was scheduled to pitch on Thursday against Kansas City. Manager Rocco Baldelli said Ryan was "doing OK." The 25-year-old ...

NBC finishes with second-most watched Premier League season

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — NBC Sports averaged 507,000 viewers per match window for its Premier League coverage, making this the second-most watched season since the network began airing games in August 2013. Not only was the season the most watched since 2015-16, it also saw a 21% increase over ...

López, Houser lose arbitration cases; clubs lead players 5-2

NEW YORK (AP) — The Miami Marlins defeated Pablo López in salary arbitration and the Milwaukee Brewers defeated Adrian Houser in a pair of cases involving right-hander pitchers, giving teams a 5-2 lead over players in decisions with 11 cases remaining. López will receive $2.45 million ...

Steelers stay in-house, tab Omar Khan as new general manager

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in-house to find Kevin Colbert's replacement, promoting longtime executive Omar Khan to be the team's next general manager on Wednesday. Khan signed a four-year deal to succeed Colbert, who is retiring at the end of the month following a ...

WNBA’s Fever fire Stanley, promote Knox as interim coach

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Fever fired coach Marianne Stanley on Wednesday with the team off to a 2-7 start in her third season and promoted assistant Carlos Knox to interim coach. Stanley, 68, brought a Hall of Fame resume to the Fever bench, but her teams won just 14 games in a little ...

Weather should be factor again for low scoring at Senior PGA

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Count Colin Montgomerie among those who aren't surprised by the low winning scores in the Senior PGA Championship during its previous four visits to the Jack Nicklaus-designed Harbor Shores. "I love the course," said the veteran from Scotland, who won the first of ...

Suwinski, VanMeter hit 3-run HRs, Pirates beat Rockies 10-5

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jack Suwinski doesn't step into the batter's box trying to hit home runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder is hitting them anyway. The 23-year-old flipped a full-count pitch just over the rail above the Clemente Wall at PNC Park in the sixth inning on Wednesday to erase a ...

Capitals’ Tom Wilson out 6-8 months after knee surgery

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals right winger Tom Wilson is expected to miss six to eight months after undergoing surgery to reconstruct the torn ACL in his left knee. The team announced Wednesday that Wilson had a successful ACL replacement procedure a day earlier — four weeks ...

Packers’ Love aims to capitalize on offseason opportunities

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jordan Love acknowledges having mixed emotions when he learned Aaron Rodgers had agreed to a contract extension keeping him with the Green Bay Packers. Love appreciated the fact that Rodgers got rewarded for his accomplishments, but understood it likely meant at least ...

Hurricanes counting on home success to offset road troubles

The Carolina Hurricanes have been perfect at home in the Stanley Cup playoffs. They've had to be. The Hurricanes are back in Raleigh for Thursday night's Game 5 against the New York Rangers, looking once again to climb into the lead of a playoff series with the support of a rowdy home crowd. ...

No Lamar Jackson at voluntary Ravens practice

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Practice this week for the Baltimore Ravens looked a bit like it did at the end of last season. Several significant absences — including quarterback Lamar Jackson. Wednesday was the first day reporters were invited to observe one of the Ravens' organized team ...

Candelario’s homer in 10th lifts Tigers in 4-2 win vs. Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The basics of hitting and scoring have been a persistent difficulty for Detroit this season. With a few big swings, one of the least productive lineups in baseball helped the Tigers avoid another sweep in Minnesota. Jeimer Candelario hit the tiebreaking two-run homer in ...

Trial begins for ex-Virginia Tech football player in killing

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A trial began Wednesday for a former Virginia Tech football player accused in the fatal beating of a Tinder match he originally believed was a woman. Isimemen Etute, a former linebacker, is charged with second-degree murder in the 2021 death of 40-year-old Jerry ...

Nationals end skid against Dodgers, win 1-0 in series finale

WASHINGTON (AP) — Erick Fedde and three relievers combined on a six-hitter, César Hernández had an RBI single and the Washington Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 Wednesday to avoid a series sweep. Washington snapped a nine-game skid against Los Angeles. The Nationals had not ...

Bring the heat: Pac-12 adds postseason baseball tournament

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Oregon State coach Mitch Canham paused for a few seconds, considering what the next several days of baseball would look like at Scottsdale Stadium during the inaugural Pac-12 postseason tournament. He envisioned some of the best college players in the country all ...

Longoria, Giants tee off on Mets rookie Szapucki in 9-3 rout

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Evan Longoria homered twice and Joc Pederson hit his fourth in two games as the San Francisco Giants went deep four times in the first two innings off rookie Thomas Szapucki and routed the New York Mets 9-3 Wednesday. Mike Yastrzemski also homered off Szapucki, a ...

Oakland continues Seattle’s slide with 4-2 win over Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Less than two months into the season, the Seattle Mariners are quickly trending toward irrelevance in a season that started with expectations of ending the longest playoff drought in the major leagues. Seth Brown and Elvis Andrus both homered off reigning AL Cy Young Award ...

Tellez, Brewers beat Darvish, Padres 2-1 to take 2 of 3

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kolten Wong may have saved the game with his flashy glovework. Luis Urías may have saved it with a deft slide into third base past Manny Machado's tag. Devin Williams definitely did save it, closing out a solid performance by the bullpen in the Milwaukee Brewers' 2-1 ...

Ramirez homer caps 5-run 1st, Rays beat Marlins 5-4

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Harold Ramírez homered in a five-run first inning, Colin Poche struck out Jesús Aguilar to strand the bases loaded in the ninth and the The Tampa Bay Rays held on for a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night before another small crowd at Tropicana ...

Votto homers, triples, shouts at reliever as Reds beat Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto homered and tripled, then shouted at Cubs reliever Rowan Wick during a tense ending to the Cincinnati Reds' 4-3 win over Chicago on Wednesday night. Votto had a solo homer in the second inning off Kyle Hendricks (2-5) and a two-run triple in the third as ...