Friday, August 18, 2017

Sports

palmetto ridge player catching the ball

The lights are shining on Friday nights once again in Southwest Florida This week kicks off preseason classic and jamboree games for high school programs all around Southwest Florida, and ...
Texas Rangers' Nomar Mazara connects for a three-run home run off Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Chris Beck as catcher Omar Narvaez, right, watches during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Arlington, Texas

BY SCHUYLER DIXON ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nomar Mazara keeps driving in runs, and it’s helping the Texas Rangers climb in the AL wild-card race. Mazara had five RBIs, including ...
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Edwin Jackson wins up during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in San Diego.

BY BERNIE WILSON SAN DIEGO (AP) — With 33-year-old Edwin Jackson mostly frustrating the San Diego Padres for seven innings, Ryan Zimmerman and the rest of the Washington Nationals figured ...
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) throws a pass for a first down against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla.

BY MARK LONG JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles may have started his last game in Jacksonville. Coach Doug Marrone opened up the team’s quarterback competition Thursday night after another ...
Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton looks on as he hits a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in Miami.

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ BROADWAY BOUND Giancarlo Stanton takes his home run show to the Big Apple when Miami visits the New York ...
In this April 4, 2014 file photo, fans enjoy pre-game festivities along Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park in Boston.

BY JIMMY GOLEN BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will ask the city to rename Yawkey Way, the street alongside Fenway Park, to erase what owner John Henry called ...
In this Oct. 7, 2014, file photo, Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner watches batting practice before Game 4 of the baseball team's NL Division Series against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner said Thursday night in a letter to a Washington Post columnist that he had cancer and had his left leg amputated. In ...
People walk down a main street in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.

BY ANNE M. PETERSON en’s basketball teams from Oregon State, Clemson and Arizona were staying at a hotel in Barcelona, Spain, near where a van drove into pedestrians on Thursday, ...
In this Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 file photo, a member of the Busch Stadium grounds crew removes a cat that had run onto the field during the sixth inning of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals in St. Louis. Rally Cat may be coming back to Busch Stadium.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rally Cat may be coming back to Busch Stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals are taking claim to the now-famous cat that darted across the field during ...
Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun (56) celebrates with his teammates after an interleague baseball game at Nationals Park Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Washington.

BY STEPHEN WHYNO WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Trout glanced around the clubhouse like he didn’t want to leave anyone out. Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and first baseman C.J. Cron are hitting ...
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