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Wentz sharp for Tigers in victory over Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — Joey Wentz took a shutout into the sixth inning and Akil Baddoo and Kerry Carpenter homered to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 3-2 victory over the fading Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. Wentz (2-2) allowed two hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings. It was the third time in ...

Training camps open around NHL

Training camps open around the NHL on Thursday after another short offseason, a third in a row squeezed by the pandemic. That doesn’t bother Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon one bit. For one of hockey’s best players and his teammates, it’s already time to get back on the ice and ...

Family sues Little League over bunk bed fall

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Utah boy who suffered a serious head injury after falling from a bunk bed during last month's Little League World Series in Pennsylvania has returned home from the hospital and his family is suing the league and the company that made the bed. Easton Oliverson, 12, of ...

Alexander loses no-hit bid in 7th as Tigers win

BALTIMORE (AP) — Long after it became apparent Baltimore was going to lose ground in its pursuit of a playoff berth, there still was an aura of mystery surrounding this mismatch between the Orioles and Detroit Tigers. As Tyler Alexander stacked one hitless inning after another, the tension ...

Tigers hire Giants GM Harris to oversee baseball ops

BALTIMORE (AP) — Scott Harris was hired Monday as the Detroit Tigers’ president of baseball operations, leaving the San Francisco Giants after three years as general manager. The 36-year-old takes over for Tigers general manager Al Avila, who was fired on Aug. 10. Detroit went 404-573 ...

Longtime NHL defenseman Chara, 45, retires as a Bruin

BOSTON (AP) — The player the NHL knew as "Big Zee" is calling it a career. Zdeno Chara signed a one-day contract with the Boston Bruins and announced his retirement Tuesday after 24 seasons in the NHL and captaining Boston to the Stanley Cup in 2011. The 6-foot-9 defenseman from Slovakia ...