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Shoemaker, Blue Jays blank Tigers 6-0, Montoyo gets 1st win

By Ian Harrison Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Matt Shoemaker pitched seven sharp innings to win his Toronto debut and the Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 6-0 Friday night, giving Charlie Montoyo his first victory as a major league manager. Justin Smoak and Freddy Galvis each drove in ...

Auburn upsets No. 1 North Carolina 97-80

By Dave Skretta AP Basketball Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Auburn insisted all along that it wouldn’t change its style against up-tempo North Carolina. Turns out the SEC Tournament champs can run a bit, too. Auburn earned its second trip to the Elite Eight by coasting to a to a ...

LEADING OFF: Harper, champ Red Sox open, all 30 teams play

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: FOR OPENERS Bryce Harper, Mookie Betts, Mike Trout and everyone else is set to play, at last. All 30 teams are in action, with opening day on deck at Yankee Stadium, Dodger Stadium and ballparks in between. ...

Emotional night for Ingles as Jazz blow out depleted Lakers

By MATTHEW COLES Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Before the game even started, Joe Ingles was exhausted. Shooting videos with son Jacob, emotional meetings with other families affected by autism and generally doing all he could to promote Autism Awareness Night was almost too ...

Warriors beat Grizzlies to break tie with Nuggets in West

By The Associated Press undefined MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant each scored 28 points, with Durant going 12 of 13 from the field, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 118-103 on Wednesday night to take sole possession of the Western Conference ...

Osetkowski scores 15 to lift Texas by Colorado 68-55 in NIT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dylan Osetkowski registered 15 points as Texas got past Colorado 68-55 in the NIT quarterfinals on Wednesday night. Texas advanced to play No. 1 seed TCU on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. Lipscomb and Wichita State will play in the other semifinal game. Kerwin Roach ...

20-cent 7-Eleven tacos fueled deGrom’s $137M deal with Mets

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — All it took were some beef-and-cheese taquitos and 10-for-$2 mini-tacos from 7-Eleven to seal NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom's $137.5 million deal with the New York Mets. OK, well, not quite. "I only had a couple bites," ...

20-cent 7-Eleven tacos fueled deGrom’s $137M deal with Mets

By Howard Fendrich AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — All it took were some beef-and-cheese taquitos and 10-for-$2 mini-tacos from 7-Eleven to seal NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom’s $137.5 million deal with the New York Mets. OK, well, not quite. “I only had a couple ...

Manfred: Journeymen must realize analytics sank value

By Ronald Blum AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Good but unexceptional veterans must realize teams find them less valuable in the age of analytics, Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred maintained ahead of season openers. Players have expressed anger following the second straight slow ...

MLB moves into new era: No players left from 20th century

By Ben Walker AP Baseball Writer Four-man outfields. High-tech anti-spying rules. A starting pitcher facing just one batter in a playoff game. But beyond all the shifts, analytics and social media outreach, here's the best way to tell Major League Baseball has zoomed into a new era: ...