Max Scherzer dominates Cardinals in 1-0 win
Max Scherzer dominates Cardinals in 1-0 win
Robin Lehner is furious the NHL 'lied' about lifting COVID restrictions and for prioritizing competitive balance over the mental health of players.
Steph has averaged 44.8 points in his last five games.
Philonise Floyd thanked Mark Davis for the Raiders' support and called for unity in the fight for social and racial justice.
The championship, scheduled for May 6-16 in Halifax and Truro, N.S., was called off Wednesday, a day before participating countries were to arrive to begin their quarantines.
Davis said he was worried that he tore his Achilles tendon when he suffered a calf strain in February.
Joel Glazer and John Henry, of Manchester United and Liverpool respectively, became scourges of European soccer this week – if they weren't already.
For Stephen Curry, his recent hot streak is the culmination of a journey that began even before he was born. It starts with a simple hoop on a farm outside of tiny Grottoes, Virginia.
The stakes of every pitch are closer to the surface with Shohei Ohtani's two-way greatness hanging in the balance.
The league announced Wednesday it plans to kick off the '21 campaign Aug. 5, nearly two months later than originally planned.
The track will be at 40% capacity a year after fans weren't allowed to attend the pandemic-postponed 2020 Indy 500 won by Takuma Sato.
Patrick Marleau broke Gordie Howe's record for most games played in the NHL but what is the legacy of someone who may not make the Hockey Hall of Fame and which long-standing record could fall next?
A battle between two London rivals, and two Serie A powers fighting for European qualification highlight this week's slate.
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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Adolis García hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Texas Rangers rallied from a late two-run deficit for a 7-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. Nick Lowe also homered immediately after García's drive for the Rangers, who have won six of nine after jumping on Los Angeles' bullpen for six late runs to take two of three at Angel Stadium. García added his 411-foot, go-ahead homer off Mike Mayers (1-1) to his impressive list of big hits for Texas since coming up last week for his first significant big league action since 2018. The 28-year-old Cuban designated hitter has five extra-base hits in the last eight games, including the first three homers of his major league career — all of them go-ahead hits. Lowe added his fifth homer of the season off Mayers, who had allowed just one run in his other eight appearances this season. Joey Gallo then drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth from Junior Guerra, who balked in another run. Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, Justin Upton and José Iglesias hit solo homers for the Angels, who have lost four of six after their bullpen had a meltdown evoking memories of last season's terrible relief group. John King (2-0) got Trout to ground out with the bases loaded to end the seventh before the Angels' bullpen misadventures began. José Quintana pitched five innings of two-hit ball with eight strikeouts in a marked improvement on his previous starts for the Angels. The left-hander walked four, but allowed just one run and mostly got out of the trouble that left him with a 16.20 ERA after his first two appearances for Los Angeles. Mike Foltynewicz yielded three runs and seven hits over six innings for Texas, striking out six. Trout hit his sixth homer this season in the first inning, clobbering a first-pitch sinker with his new aggression at the plate. The blast was the three-time AL MVP's 40th in 163 career games against the Rangers. Ohtani added a 402-foot shot in the third inning, and Upton connected in the fourth after breaking his bat over his knee in frustration after his first at-bat. TRAINER'S ROOM Rangers: The medical staff came out to talk to Foltynewicz after he struck out Upton in the sixth. Foltynewicz swung his arm in circles, but finished the inning. Angels: 3B Anthony Rendon (groin) took grounders before the game. There's a chance he could return this weekend in Houston, manager Joe Maddon said. ... Upton spoke to medical staff during his at-bat in the eighth, and he ran gingerly after grounding out. Jose Rojas replaced him in left field in the ninth. UP NEXT Rangers: After an off day, Dane Dunning (1-0, 0.60 ERA) faces his former team when Texas opens a three-game series at the White Sox on Friday. Dunning moved to the Rangers in the trade that sent Lance Lynn to Chicago. “It's going to be exciting,” Dunning said. "I know practically every person on that team. It’s going to be really cool being able to throw (to) my old buddies, old teammates.” Angels: Alex Cobb (1-0, 4.63 ERA) makes his third start for his new team Thursday when Los Angeles opens a four-game series at slumping Houston. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Greg Beacham, The Associated Press
HOUSTON — Rockets guard Sterling Brown is back in Houston recovering from injuries sustained when he was assaulted outside a strip club in Miami early Monday morning. “He’s recovering,” coach Stephen Silas said. “He was assaulted and he has bumps and bruises and stuff like that, so stuff like that usually gets a little bit worse ... before it gets better.” The Rockets were in Miami to play the Heat when the incident occurred. Silas said that he spoke to Brown on Tuesday and he reached out to him Wednesday but had not gotten in touch with him. He said Brown is seeing doctors and working with the team’s training staff as he recovers. “The main thing for me is that he knows that we are 100% behind him and have his back and want him to get healthy soon, get back and get back with his teammates and all of those things,” Silas said. According to an incident report from the Miami-Dade Police Department, they received an anonymous call about a fight in the parking lot of Booby Trap on the River and when authorities arrived around 7 a.m., they found Brown with multiple lacerations throughout his body. He was with another Black male and the report says that while trying to assist the men and gather information about the incident that both men “became belligerent and refused to co-operate.” Neither would provide their names but kept insisting that Brown be transported to the hospital. Brown was identified by a fire department captain who took him to Jackson Hospital. The incident report says that there were no witnesses at the scene and the club personnel said they did not see what happened. The Rockets released a statement about the incident on Monday that said that Brown was the victim of an assault. “He had no prior knowledge of or interaction with the assailants,” the statement continued. “He suffered facial lacerations but will make a full recovery.” Brown has missed the last five games because of a sore left knee and Houston’s injury report said that he was out with the same injury for Wednesday night’s game against the Jazz. Silas said teammate Kevin Porter Jr. would miss Wednesday’s game and would likely be out until Sunday after being placed on the NBA’s health and safety protocols list. The NBA’s health and safety protocols limit where players can go while on the road and the Athletic reported that Porter was with Brown at the club on Monday morning. Silas said he could not comment on why Porter was on the health and safety protocols list. But he did say that he talks to his team often about the league’s health and safety protocols and the importance of following them. “Today we talked about a bunch of stuff that wasn’t just the Sterling stuff,” he said. “And we definitely talked about that as a group... over the last couple of days... so they absolutely know where I stand when it comes to that sort of thing. And it’s not just a one-time conversation that we have with this group. That’s consistent communication with the group.” The 26-year-old Brown is in his first season with the Rockets after spending his first three years with the Bucks. He has appeared in 51 games with 14 starts this season and is averaging 8.2 points and 4.4 rebounds a game. In an incident with Milwaukee police in 2018, Brown was taken to the ground, shocked with a Taser and arrested during an encounter over a parking violation. In 2020 he settled a civil suit for $750,000 and plus an admission that his constitutional rights were violated. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Kristie Rieken, The Associated Press
Reported details have emerged painting a bloody scene outside a Miami strip club that left Sterling Brown hospitalized.
Niko Goodrum crushes a solo home run to deep left-center field to tie the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the 3rd
WASHINGTON — Max Scherzer struck out nine in six innings to move up to No. 21 on the career Ks leaderboard, and Alex Avila drove in the game's lone run with one of his two doubles, helping the Washington Nationals edge the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 on a windy Wednesday. Scherzer (1-1) retired 12 of his last 13 batters, working in short sleeves as gusts of air topping 30 mph rippled his white jersey and sent napkins and other debris twirling around Nationals Park on a 50-degree late afternoon. The three-time Cy Young Award winner struck out Dylan Carlson swinging through a 93 mph fastball with his 109th and final pitch. The righty's strikeout of Justin Williams to end the fourth gave Scherzer 2,814 for his career, moving him one ahead of Hall of Famer Mike Mussina. Next up: Mickey Lolich, whose 2,832 strikeouts rank 20th in MLB history. It wasn't easy early for Scherzer, who loaded the bases with one out in the first inning via a hit batter, infield single and walk, but got out of it by striking out Carlson and Matt Carpenter. Scherzer needed 49 pitches just to get through two innings, but he eventually got in a groove, giving up a total of four hits and one walk, while lowering his ERA to 1.80. Washington scored in the second off Carlos Martínez (0-4) when Avila’s two-out double to left — his first hit as a member of the Nationals — scored Josh Bell from first base. Avila doubled to right in the fifth, but was stranded at third. Martínez allowed four hits in six innings in his longest outing since going seven on July 7, 2018. For the second game in a row, Nationals righty Tanner Rainey entered in relief in the seventh to protect a 1-0 lead. On Tuesday, he put Washington in a hole by allowing two runs, before a comeback provided a 3-2 win for the Nationals. This time, he worked around a double by striking out the side. In the eighth, Daniel Hudson gave up a hit and walked two batters to load the bases with two outs, but got Carpenter to fly out to right, before Brad Hand worked the ninth for his third save this season. It's his 24th successful save chance in a row, the longest active streak in the majors. NO SOTO Nationals slugger Juan Soto isn't exactly sure what caused the strained left shoulder that landed him on the 10-day injured list. The 2020 NL batting champion said Wednesday he feels sore whenever he throws a ball, but not when he swings. He has been told that he needs rest more than anything else. “It’s better to take a couple days now than lose half of the season,” Soto said. TRAINER'S ROOM Cardinals: OF Tyler O'Neill (right groin) will play a full simulated game Thursday to give the team “a little more intel to make a decision” on whether to activate him, as expected, from the 10-day IL on Friday, manager Mike Shildt said. Nationals: LHP Jon Lester will pitch one more simulated game at the team's alternate training site, with the aim of throwing five-plus innings and about 90 pitches, before making his season debut. ... RHP Stephen Strasburg (10-day IL, right shoulder inflammation) threw from 75 feet Tuesday. UP NEXT Cardinals: Open a three-game series at home Friday against the Reds, with St. Louis LHP Kwang Hyun Kim (0-0, 9.00 ERA) on the mound. That begins the Cardinals' stretch of 17 consecutive days with a scheduled game. Nationals: Head to New York for a three-game set at the Mets that begins Friday with RHP Erick Fedde (1-1, 5.56 ERA) pitching. ___ More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Howard Fendrich, The Associated Press
Condensed Game: Mickey Moniak and Bryce Harper homered, while Andrew Knapp won it with a walk-off single in the 9th in the Phillies' victory
Condensed Game: Carson Kelly draws a bases-loaded go-ahead walk to beat the Reds 5-4 in a rain-suspended game