MLB hoping to invigorate the sport with rule changes

ORLANDO, Fla. – Baseball owners and players hope to invigorate the sport with rule changes, though some of the more radical ideas under consideration are not likely to be adapted for this season....

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Teen snowboarder soaring under tutelage of Shaun White

The invitation was too good to pass up: Shadow none other than Shaun White at the Pyeongchang Games. As the hand-picked successor to the snowboarding icon, teenager Toby Miller jumped at the...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ambitious Lindsey Vonn to ‘take on the world’ after career

ARE, Sweden – Actor. Businesswoman. Mom. Heck, maybe even all three. Life after skiing is already taking shape for Lindsey Vonn and she has not even competed in her last race. “Next goal, take on...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Death of a pioneer

LOS ANGELES – Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, died Thursday. He was 83. Robinson had...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Pebble Beach only a US Open preview of the scenery

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Only four American courses have hosted a PGA Tour event and a major championship in the same year, a concept that USGA chief executive Mike Davis does not consider to be...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Russell scores 27, Nets hit 19 3s and beat Nuggets

NEW YORK – D’Angelo Russell had 27 points and 11 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets surpassed last season’s win total by beating the Denver Nuggets 135-130 on Wednesday night. Russell made six of the...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Colorado beats UCLA behind Gatling’s career night

LOS ANGELES – Shane Gatling had career highs of 28 points and seven 3-pointers, helping Colorado beat UCLA 84-73 on Wednesday night and sending the Bruins to their fifth loss in seven games. Tyler...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Utah school ditches name

SALT LAKE CITY – Sports teams will no longer be known as the “Redmen” at a southern Utah high school, becoming the latest to get rid of a Native American name deemed offensive despite opposition...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Golf adjusts rule on caddies standing behind players

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Six weeks into the new year and the new set of golf rules have their first change, this one on caddies standing behind their players. Golf’s two governing bodies released a...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Woods wins ski slopestyle gold at world championships

PARK CITY, Utah – James Woods of Britain won the ski slopestyle title in changing snow conditions at the world championships. His best run Wednesday was good enough to hold off Norway’s Birk Ruud...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

MLB looking at more major rule changes

NEW YORK – Major League Baseball and its players are discussing bold changes to spark the sport that include a three-batter minimum before a pitching change except at the start of an inning, a...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Anthony Davis remains in trade limbo going into deadline

MIAMI – Anthony Davis is still a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. By 1 p.m. Thursday, that may change. Davis remained in place Wednesday, though the run-up to the NBA’s annual trade deadline...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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