Thursday, March 30, 2017

Baseball

U.S. outfielder Adam Jones grabs a catch above the wall for the out on the Dominican Republic's Manny Machado during the seventh inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic baseball game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

BY BERNIE WILSON SAN DIEGO (AP) — The United States is going to the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic for the second time thanks to another impressive home run ...
Members of the Puerto Rico team celebrate after defeating the United States 6-5 in a second-round World Baseball Classic baseball game Friday, March 17, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

BY BERNIE WILSON SAN DIEGO (AP) — Puerto Rico is squeezing every bit of fun it can out of this World Baseball Classic. Come Monday night, the party moves on ...
Dominican Republic third baseman Manny Machado throws out Venezuela's Alcides Escobar on a bunt during the fifth inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game in San Diego, Thursday, March 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

BY BERNIE WILSON SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Dominican Republic took a step toward a repeat title in the World Baseball Classic thanks to impressive home runs by Nelson Cruz ...
In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer poses for a photograph before a spring training baseball workout in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

BY CHUCK KING WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer probably will miss the Washington Nationals’ opener against Miami on April 3 because of ...
Investigators look at a boat overturned on a jetty, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, off Miami Beach, Fla. Authorities said that Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez was one of three people killed in the boat crash early Sunday morning. Fernandez was 24. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)

BY FREIDA FRISARO MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was the “probable” operator of a speeding boat that crashed into a Miami Beach jetty on Sept. 25, killing ...
Venezuela's Ender Inciarte, right, watches his RBI sacrifice fly to center field with U.S. catcher Jonathan Lucroy during the third inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game in San Diego, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

BY BERNIE WILSON SAN DIEGO (AP) — On a night when well-hit balls died on the warning track, Petco Park finally yielded to a hometown favorite and the All-Star Game ...
fgcu baseball players standing for the national anthem

Appearing in five of six nationally-recognized polls released Monday, the No. 21-ranked FGCU baseball team (14-3, 2-0 vs. Top 25) – as ranked by the Baseball America Poll – is ...
In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, sports agent Bartolo Hernandez leaves federal court in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami jury will now decide the fate of a sports agent and a trainer accused of smuggling Cuban baseball players into the United States. The federal ...
New York Mets' Tim Tebow (15) takes batting practice before a spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins Monday, March 13, 2017, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

BY BILL WHITEHEAD PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow has gotten his first hit for the New York Mets. The former NFL quarterback singled Monday in an exhibition ...
Venezuela's Salvador Perez is helped after being injured during World Baseball Classic game against Italy, in Guadalajara, Mexico, Saturday, March 11, 2017. AP Photo/Luis Gutierrez)

BY CARLOS RODRIGUEZ GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — All-Star catcher Salvador Perez injured his left knee in a home-plate collision with Drew Butera, his backup with the Kansas City Royals, in ...
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