NEW YORK (AP) — Rather than ban home plate collisions outright, Major League Baseball and its players adopted a rule limiting them this season.
In what both sides said was a one-year experiment, the rule allows collisions if the catcher has the ball and is blocking the runner's direct path to home plate, and if the catcher goes into the basepath to field a throw to the plate.
"It's not a radical departure from what it had been," Tampa Bay Rays...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has been cleared by doctors to increase his physical activity, and now Nashville has to decide what's next for the two-time Vezina Trophy finalist.
The Predators announced that Rinne had been cleared for the next step of his recovery after meeting with doctors earlier Monday. Coach Barry Trotz said a meeting was planned for later Monday to set a weekly plan for Rinne.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant has dismissed his $600,000 federal lawsuit against his former accountant.
The two-page filing dated Friday says only that Durant and his company — K. Durant Enterprises LLC — had agreed to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Durant in December against Joel Lynn Elliott in federal court in San Jose, Calif. The filing does not say whether there is a settlement.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A 14-year-old quarterback from South Texas has committed to play football at LSU.
Eighth-grader Zadock Dinkelmann orally committed to the Tigers on Friday. He's the nephew of Ty and Koy Detmer. Ty Detmer won the 1990 Heisman Trophy at BYU and Koy Detmer was an All-Big 12 player at Colorado. Both played in the NFL.
The 6-foot-4 Dinkelmann plays for a junior high in Somerset, southwest of San Antonio. The San Antonio Express-News...