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Miami Marlins Postpone Trip Home Amid Fear of Virus Outbreak

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins scratched right-hander Jose Urena from his scheduled start Sunday in Philadelphia and delayed their postgame trip home amid concerns about a possible coronavirus outbreak within the team. No reason was given for Urena being scratched in the series finale, ...

Wainwright pitches strong 6 innings, Cards beat Pirates 9-1

By JOE HARRIS Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt homered, Adam Wainwright pitched six solid innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 on Saturday. Wainwright (1-0) pitched out of a bases loaded, no-out jam in the second, giving up just one ...

Holland fans side in new-rule 10th, Royals trim Indians 3-2

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Greg Holland struck out the top of Cleveland's order to strand the tying run at second base and Maikel Franco hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the Kansas City Royals a 3-2 win over the Indians on Saturday in just the third ...

Minus Strasburg, Nats top Yanks 9-2 on Robles’ 3 hits, 4 RBI

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Wearing a red muscle shirt with a drawing of a gold trumpet — this year's answer to the "Baby Shark" phenomenon of 2019 — Washington Nationals center fielder Victor Robles sat down for his postgame video conference and announced, ...

Gosselin homers twice, Wheeler sharp in Phillies’ 7-1 win

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zack Wheeler's wait to make his Phillies debut unexpectedly took longer than the one for his newborn son. Five days after Wesley Wheeler was born, dad took home a small souvenir — a game ball from his first win for Philly. Phil ...

Tigers celebrate Cabrera milestones, rally 6-4 over Reds

By The Associated Press undefined CINCINNATI (AP) — Miguel Cabrera passed two superstars with a homer Saturday night, and JaCoby Jones hit a two-run shot in the ninth off Raisel Iglesias, rallying the Detroit Tigers to a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. After failing to bunt with ...

Giants beat Dodgers 5-4 for Kapler’s 1st win as manager

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wilmer Flores homered and the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 on Saturday to give Gabe Kapler his first win as San Francisco manager. After getting outscored 17-2 in the first two games, the Giants took advantage of Dodgers ...

Yelich, Smoak homer, tempers flare as Brewers beat Cubs 8-3

By MATT CARLSON Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Christian Yelich and Justin Smoak hit long home runs, umpires intervened before a shouting match between the teams got too serious and the Milwaukee Brewers powered past the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Saturday. Without fans at Wrigley Field, ...

Pirates Lose in Opener

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jack Flaherty pitched seven solid innings, Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals opened the season by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 on Friday night. Tyler O’Neill and Dexter Fowler added solo homers for St. Louis in the first game of an ...

Harler to Continue Career in Lithuania

WHEELING — To say Chase Harler is living the good life might not be giving the recently turned 22-year-old enough credit. The former Wheeling Central standout finished a four-year basketball career at West Virginia University with his degree, got engaged on senior day to his long-time ...

Former Park All-Stater Wilkinson Picks Lehigh

WHEELING — Cross Wilkinson is primed for a new collegiate football challenge. The former Wheeling Park quarterbacking all-stater has opted to transfer after two years at the University of Toledo. Wilkinson is now headed to Lehigh University after sorting through several offers. The Hawks ...

Rays’ Bullpen Coach Borkoski Talks About Unusual Season

By SETH STASKEY For the News-Register Stan Boroski has experienced 11 Opening Days during his career as a Major League Baseball coach. Friday’s opener, however, will be one that’s not forgotten anytime soon, and that’s not because of anything that happened on the field against the ...

ACC, Notre Dame Eye 2020 Football Membership

The Atlantic Coast Conference and Notre Dame are considering whether the Fighting Irish will give up their treasured football independence to play as a member of the league for the 2020 season that has been thrown into question by the coronavirus pandemic. Two people involved in the ACC’s ...

Hendricks, Cubs Blank Brewers in Opener

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks convinced new manager David Ross to let him finish a three-hitter, Anthony Rizzo homered and dished out hand sanitizer, and the Chicago Cubs started the season by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 on Friday night. Ian Happ also had a two-run drive and Ross got ...

Even Flow: Shelton Brings Positivity, Grit to Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The initial dream died quickly and quietly late in 1993 when surgeons opened up Derek Shelton’s mangled right elbow and tried to piece it back together. It didn’t take. At least not well enough for Shelton to continue his baseball career as a catcher who relied more on ...

Play Ball! Rain Shortens Opener

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pandemic-shortened Major League Baseball season finally started Thursday night, with zero fans, Nationals star Juan Soto sidelined by COVID-19 and a 4-1 storm-halted victory for the New York Yankees over reigning champ Washington behind Gerrit Cole, Giancarlo Stanton and ...

MLB, Players Agree to Expand Playoffs to 16 Teams

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players’ union agreed Thursday to expand the playoffs from 10 teams to 16 for the pandemic-delayed season, a decision that makes it likely teams with losing records will reach the postseason. The agreement was reached hours before the season ...

Ex-Redskins Become Washington Football Team for 2020 Season

(AP) — The NFL team formerly known as the Redskins will go by the Washington Football Team for at least the 2020 season, giving the organization time to choose a new, full-time name. Gone is the Indian head logo and the name Native American advocates have called a dictionary-defined racial ...

McKivitz Begins Training Camp With 49ers

Colton McKivitz is about to get down to business. The former Union Local and West Virginia University offensive lineman reported to his first training camp Wednesday as a member of the San Francisco 49ers. "I am ready," McKivitz said during a phone interview earlier this week. "I've been ...

Koenning Out As WVU D-Coordinator

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has parted ways with defensive coordinator Vic Koenning a month after a player alleged the assistant coach made a series of insensitive remarks, including against Hispanics. The school announced Koenning’s departure by mutual agreement, which ...