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CHICAGO (AP) — Jeurys Familia escaped a bases-loaded jam with a game-ending double play after Rene Rivera drove in the tiebreaking run with two outs in the top of the ninth, lifting the New York Mets over the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Tuesday night. Familia walked Addison Russell and...
The Big 12 is accepting resumes from expansion candidates. The smallest Power Five conference took a significant step toward adding members Tuesday when its university presidents directed Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to begin evaluating schools interested in joining. Oklahoma...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates rookie pitcher Jameson Taillon was struck in the head by a line drive but remained in the game on Tuesday night. Milwaukee's Hernan Perez hit a 105 mph line drive off the back of Taillon's head with one out in the second inning. Taillon lay in front of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw won't pitch this week against Washington because of nagging back pain. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Kershaw will not come off the disabled list for the three-game set that began Tuesday night. It's still uncertain...
Tiger Woods withdrew from the PGA Championship, the first time he will go an entire year without playing a major. The decision, while not a surprise, also means he will go an entire PGA Tour season without playing. His agent, Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management, said in a...
The Big 12 presidents have directed Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to evaluate schools that are interested in joining the conference, stopping just short of announcing it planned to expand. After a meeting of the Big 12 university presidents and chancellors on Tuesday, Oklahoma...
DALLAS (AP) — Baylor quarterback Seth Russell was on a mission trip in Brazil with other athletes from the private Baptist school when he got the text message from Art Briles saying he was no longer their football coach. Russell on Tuesday described it as a "punch in the gut"...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sports fans living outside Brazil who bought tickets for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics early may be regretting it, having paid higher prices and add-on fees. In a late push to boost slow ticket sales ahead of the Aug. 5-21 games, Rio organizers have opened up...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Major League Baseball says one of its longtime employees and her husband were among the three people killed when their small plane crashed in upstate New York last weekend. An MLB spokesman says Tuesday that 48-year-old Susanne Hilgefort and her husband,...