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Roundup: Arihara settles into 2nd start for Rangers

Kohei Arihara finished what he started this time. The Texas Rangers newcomer bounced back from a shaky spring training debut, pitching three solid innings Monday in a 9-0, seven-inning loss to the Chicago Cubs. Arihara retired his final seven batters, setting down Ian Happ, Anthony Rizzo ...

Bradley agrees to $24 million, 2-year contract with Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Free-agent outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. is joining the Milwaukee Brewers, agreeing to the parameters of a $24 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the ...

Blue Jackets top Red Wings 4-1, end five-game losing streak

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joonas Korpisalo made 19 saves, Columbus scored three second-period goals, and the Blue Jackets won their first game played in front of home fans in more than a year, beating the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Tuesday night. Cam Atkinson had a short-handed goal and an ...

Detectives look at SUV’s ‘black box’ from Tiger Woods crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives are looking at data from the "black box" of Tiger Woods' SUV to get a clearer picture of what occurred during the Southern California rollover crash that seriously injured the golf star, authorities said Wednesday. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department ...

Boone takes leave for pacemaker; Lester to have surgery

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone took a leave of absence from the team to get a pacemaker and intends to return to work in a few days. New York said the procedure was likely to be performed later Wednesday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Florida. "It sounds like it's going to be a ...

Brewers’ Urias, Lauer seek rebound from 2020

The Milwaukee Brewers' big trade from the fall of 2019 certainly didn't work out in the short term. They're still hopeful it will help them over the long run. The Brewers acquired infielder Luis Urias and left-handed pitcher Eric Lauer from San Diego in a November 2019 trade that sent ...

Say Watt? Cardinals agree to terms with edge rusher

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — J.J. Watt has agreed to a two-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals, showing that the franchise will be aggressive once again in their push to end a five-year playoff drought. The team announced the deal with the free-agent edge rusher on Monday. Watt was released ...

Morikawa plays steady hand to win Workday Championship

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The plan was for PGA champion Collin Morikawa to wear a red shirt with his black pants Sunday to show support for Tiger Woods as he recovers from career-threatening leg injuries from a car crash. The clothes shipped to him never arrived, so Morikawa did the next best ...

Tigers’ Cabrera hopes to reach 500 HRs, 3,000 hits

DETROIT (AP) — These last few seasons have been difficult for Miguel Cabrera. Now, the Detroit slugger has a chance to remind baseball fans just how much he’s accomplished in his career. Specifically, Cabrera has an opportunity to reach two major milestones in 2021. He is 13 home runs ...

Calumet sinks Houghton at buzzer, 55-53

HOUGHTON — Despite taking a one-point lead with less than a minute to go, the Houghton Gremlins were unable keep the Calumet Copper Kings out of the net as they earned a 55-53 victory. With the win, the Copper Kings move to 7-0 on the season. With less than 30 seconds to go, the Gremlins ...

Wisconsin hunters exceed wolf target by nearly 100

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin hunters and trappers killed nearly double the number of wolves as the state allotted for a weeklong season, and they did it so quickly that officials had to end the hunt after less than three days, according to figures released Thursday. Nontribal hunters and ...

Olympics gymnastics coach kills himself after charges, AG says

LANSING (AP) — A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar killed himself Thursday, hours after being charged with turning his Michigan gym into a hub of human trafficking by coercing girls to train and then abusing them, authorities said. John ...

Brewers’ Cain has no regrets about opting out in 2020

Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain has no regrets about opting out of nearly the entire 2020 season but realizes his long layoff could create some obstacles now that he's back. "Definitely the right choice, 100% it was the right choice," the 2018 All-Star and 2019 Gold Glove winner ...

Tiger Woods seriously injured in LA-area crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods was seriously injured Tuesday when his SUV crashed into a median, rolled over and ended up on its side on a steep roadway in suburban Los Angeles known for wrecks, authorities said. The golf superstar had to be pulled out through the windshield, and his agent ...

Antetokounmpo, Middleton lead Bucks past Kings

MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 38 points and Khris Middleton scored 32 to lead the Milwaukee Bucks past the skidding Sacramento Kings 128-115 on Sunday night. “I thought individually they were good, and they had good moments together,” Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer said. “I ...

Panarin denies Russian report, takes time away from Rangers

New York Rangers star Artemi Panarin is taking a leave of absence from the team after a Russian tabloid printed allegations from a former coach that he attacked a woman in Latvia almost a decade ago, which he denies. Andrei Nazarov, a former NHL enforcer who coached Panarin in the Kontinental ...

Blackhawks take down Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) — Kevin Lankinen made 29 saves for his first career shutout and fellow rookie Philipp Kurashev scored a pretty goal in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 2-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. The Blackhawks are 4-0 against the Original Six rival Red Wings this ...

Michigan Tech alum Ives gearing up for Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Greg Ives has a storied history with the No. 48. Ives, a 2003 Michigan Tech mechanical engineering graduate from Bark River, began with Hendrick Motorsports in 2006 as a race car engineer for the No. 48 when driver Jimmie Johnson won five consecutive NASCAR Cup Series ...

Tigers-Indians, Yanks-Jays kick off MLB season

NEW YORK (AP) — The major league season is scheduled to start April 1 with the New York Yankees hosting Toronto and Detroit hosting Cleveland, part of an opening-day schedule of 15 games. Major League Baseball announced its initial 2021 schedule last July 9 and updated it Thursday with game ...

Suns rally to beat Bucks 125-124

PHOENIX (AP) — The All-Star backcourt of Chris Paul and Devin Booker is starting to get comfortable for the Phoenix Suns. Now they're beating good teams, piling up wins and rising quickly in the Western Conference. Booker scored 30 points, Paul added 28 points and seven assists and the Suns ...