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Wander Franco drives in 3 as Rays beat Blue Jays 10-5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wander Franco had three RBIs, Jonathan Aranda homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5 on Thursday night in the opener of a big four-game series between playoff contenders. Randy Arozarena had three hits and drove in two runs for the Rays, ...

Unbeaten Maryland looks to knock off No. 4 Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — After one of the easiest non-conference schedules in school history, No. 4 Michigan will start the Big Ten season against unbeaten Maryland on Saturday in what figures to be a sterner test. The Wolverines opened the year by beating Colorado State, Hawaii and ...

No. 12 NC State pursues 4-0 start, hosts Connecticut

No. 12 North Carolina State hosts Connecticut on Saturday night with a chance to reach 4-0 for the first time since 2018. The Wolfpack beat Texas Tech at home last week behind a strong defensive performance. This is N.C. State's final non-conference game and a trip to No. 5 Clemson to open ...

Florida St seeks first 4-0 start since 2015 vs Eagles

The Seminoles are seeking their first 4-0 start since 2015. Florida State coach Mike Norvell was 0-6 in September in his first two seasons in Tallahassee but now could go 3-0 in 2022 (the Seminoles also had a Week 0 rout of FCS Duquesne). Boston College has battled injuries along the offensive ...

Red Sox place 2B Trevor Story on 10-day IL

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story went back on the 10-day injured list on Thursday, 11 days after he left a game against Baltimore because of a bruised left heel. Boston made the move retroactive to Monday and recalled first baseman/third baseman Bobby Dalbec from ...

Celtics suspend coach Ime Udoka for 2022-23 season

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have suspended Ime Udoka for a full year, banning the coach who led them to the NBA Finals last spring for the entire 2022-23 season over what two people with knowledge of the matter said was an improper relationship with a member of the organization. The ...

Judge falls just short of 61, Yanks clinch playoff berth

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge fell a few feet short of a record-tying 61st homer, hitting a 404-foot drive caught just in front of the center field wall, and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Thursday night on Josh Donaldson's 10th-inning single to clinch their sixth straight ...

Patriots look to add to home win streak against Ravens

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Oh, what could have been. It was April 2018 and the New England Patriots were fresh off a second straight trip to the Super Bowl. With Tom Brady on the roster, they didn't enter that offseason explicitly looking for a quarterback. But they were mindful that a ...

Ouch! Mets set MLB record with 106 hit batters in season

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The New York Mets set a major league record with 106 hit batters this season when Mark Canha was plunked twice and Luis Guillorme once in Wednesday's 6-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. New York has been hit one more time than the 2021 Cincinnati Reds. "It's like a broken ...

Brosseau slam lifts Brewers 6-0, Mets set hit batter record

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Mike Brosseau greeted Drew Smith with a grand slam in the pitcher's return from two months on the injured list, and the New York Mets squandered a chance to boost their NL East lead with a 6-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. Willy Adames hit a ...

Astros sweep struggling Rays behind Tucker, McCullers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Tucker hit a two-run homer, Lance McCullers Jr. pitched seven effective innngs and the AL West champion Houston Astros completed a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 on Wednesday night. Houston second baseman Jose Altuve was hit on the left ...

Happ’s sacrifice fly caps 3-run rally, Cubs beat Marlins 4-3

MIAMI (AP) — Ian Happ hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs rallied to beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Wednesday night. Patrick Wisdom hit his 23rd homer for the Cubs, who had only four hits. Down 3-1, the Cubs scored three in the eighth without a hit against ...

Judge stuck at 60 HRs as Yankees rout Pirates 14-2

NEW YORK (AP) — A sellout crowd of 46,175 groaned as Aaron Judge left the batter's box in the first and fifth innings. "Fans packed it out to see us win a ballgame and see some homers," he said with a widening smile and a twinkle in his eyes, "so I think I got to cut out this double stuff, I ...

West Virginia, Virginia Tech to square off in Lane Stadium

Two former Big East rivals with a long and tense rivalry will square off at Lane Stadium when West Virginia plays at Virginia Tech. The Mountaineers enter with one of the nation's most potent offenses and will face one of the stingiest defenses and a highly charged crowd. The Hokies are 13-5 in ...

Titans’ Taylor Lewan, Bud Dupree sit out practice

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan did not practice Wednesday as the Tennessee Titans went through a walk-through session. Titans coach Mike Vrabel said that veteran Dennis Daley was the plan at left tackle Monday night when Lewan was hurt on their first ...

Stewart, debuting Thomas help US beat Belgium in WCup opener

SYDNEY (AP) — It's been a whirlwind week for Alyssa Thomas. She went from losing in the WNBA Finals on Sunday to flying 10,000 miles to Australia a day later to play for the United States in the World Cup. Thomas had 14 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in her debut for the Americans, ...

ACC off to strong start in nonconference games

BOSTON (AP) — All that talk about how the Big Ten and Southeastern Conference are making the rest of college football irrelevant? Well, the Atlantic Coast Conference would like a word. Winner of two national championships in the past six years — the only league other than the SEC to claim ...

After offseason moves, Ravens still having secondary issues

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Marcus Williams has already contributed three interceptions in two games since joining the Baltimore Ravens. Problem is, that's not really the story when it comes to this team's secondary. As the Ravens prepare for this week's trip to New England, they're trying to ...

Reds snap Boston’s win streak in Cincinnati with 5-1 victory

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jonathan India and Kyle Farmer each drove in two runs, Donovan Solano added a solo homer and the Cincinnati Reds snapped their eight-game home losing streak against the Boston Red Sox with a 5-1 victory on Wednesday night. India drove in Stuart Fairchild twice, including ...

Maury Wills, base-stealing shortstop for Dodgers, dies at 89

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maury Wills, who intimidated pitchers with his base-stealing prowess as a shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers on three World Series championship teams, has died. He was 89. Wills died Monday night at home in Sedona, Arizona, the team said Tuesday after being informed by ...