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March 4, 2015 - 6:29pm
6 min 56 sec ago

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Buster Posey doubled in two runs and walked in his first appearance of the spring, but Josh Reddick had three hits and drove in a pair of runs in leading the Oakland Athletics to a 9-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.

Jake Peavey worked an inning for the Giants, giving up two runs on four hits.

Marcus Semien had two hits and drove in three, giving him seven RBIs in his first two exhibition games, all...

March 4, 2015 - 6:21pm
6 min 56 sec ago

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt walked and struck out in his first major league action since a broken hand cut short his 2014 season, and the Arizona Diamondbacks' beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 Wednesday.

Rockies prospect Jon Gray fanned Goldschmidt with a 97 mph fastball in the third inning. The two-time All-Star drew a walk against Rockies starter Jordan Lyles in the first.

Goldschmidt was sharp at first base a day after he singled in his...

March 4, 2015 - 6:19pm
6 min 56 sec ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Veteran center Chris Myers has been released by the Houston Texans.

Myers was released Wednesday after playing for the Texans for seven seasons. He started all 112 games in his career in Houston. He holds the NFL's longest active streak for consecutive games played for an offensive lineman (153) and consecutive starts at center (128).

The 33-year-old was a sixth-round pick by Denver in 2005 out of Miami and played his first three...

March 4, 2015 - 6:13pm
6 min 55 sec ago

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 4 for 4 and scored a run, leading the New York Mets to an 8-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.

Dillon Gee started for the Mets in their spring opener and allowed two runs in two innings. He also walked two.

Wandy Rodriguez, who came to camp looking for a spot in the Atlanta rotation, allowed run and walked two in one inning. Rodriguez's chances improved when Braves General Manager John Hart...

March 4, 2015 - 6:11pm
6 min 55 sec ago

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Baylor sophomore Nina Davis has been named the Big 12 women's player of the year, and Kim Mulkey is the league's top coach for the fifth time.

Davis, a 5-foot-11 post player who was the Big 12's top freshman last season, leads the league with 20.7 points a game and is fourth with 8.6 rebounds a game.

The Big 12 honors announced Wednesday were chosen by the league's head coaches.

Baylor just won its fifth...

March 4, 2015 - 6:06pm
6 min 55 sec ago

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Eric Hosmer joined Royals newcomers Kendrys Morales and Alex Rios in hitting consecutive first-inning homers, and AL champion Kansas City routed the Texas Rangers 13-2 on Wednesday in the spring training opener for both teams.

Hosmer hit a three-run shot off Rangers starter Colby Lewis that landed on the grassy berm beyond the centerfield fence. Morales followed with a shot to right field and Rios went deep to left, giving Kansas City a 6-0 lead...

March 4, 2015 - 6:02pm
6 min 55 sec ago

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Fred Jackson had even more reason to be upbeat on Wednesday.

While the Buffalo Bills running back traveled to New York City to be presented with the Jefferson Award for Public Service, Jackson's team was busy stocking up on talent.

"Oh yeah," Jackson told The Associated Press by phone before attending the award ceremony.

"Knowing that we're making some moves to win this season and being honored for an...

March 4, 2015 - 5:56pm
6 min 55 sec ago

MARYVALE, Ariz. (AP) — Former closer Jim Henderson threw a scoreless inning in his first outing since May and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin 8-0 on Wednesday.

In a game for the first time since ending last season with a shoulder injury May 2, Henderson walked one and struck out two in the second inning. He saved 28 games for Milwaukee in 2013 but went 2-1 with a 7.15 ERA in 14 games last year. Henderson had arthroscopic surgery in August...

March 4, 2015 - 5:56pm
6 min 55 sec ago

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jose Quintana pitched two perfect innings, Alexei Ramirez drove in three runs and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 on Wednesday in the exhibition opener for each team.

Ramirez, Jose Abreu, Adam Eaton and Avisail Garcia had two hits apiece for the White Sox, who are looking for a big year after a productive offseason. Adam LaRoche, who agreed to a $25 million, two-year contract with Chicago in November, had a two-run double in...

March 4, 2015 - 5:51pm
6 min 55 sec ago

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando Magic rookie guard Devyn Marble is expected to miss four to six weeks because of a detached retina in his left eye.

Magic general manager Rob Hennigan made the announcement Wednesday. Orlando hosts Phoenix on Wednesday night.

Coach James Borrego said it's unclear when the injury occurred, but that Marble returned from his most recent stint with the D-League's Erie BayHawks on Feb. 21 complaining of blurriness in his eye....

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