LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pitcher Joe Wieland and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a $590,000, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.
The 25-year-old right-hander spent most of last season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, going 10-5 with a 4.59 ERA in 22 appearances. He made two starts for the Dodgers, allowing eight runs and 10 hits in 8 2/3 innings.
In 11 career big league games, Wieland is 1-5 with a 5.85 ERA.
ROME (AP) — While Hamburg's bid for the 2020 Olympics was rejected by German voters, leaders of Rome's bid are sticking to their plans of avoiding a referendum.
"The citizens in Rome are very particular," bid ambassador Fiona May said Tuesday in an interview with The Associated Press. "Italians are very passionate. I don't think you need to do a referendum. You feel it."
Rome's bid is centered around the Foro Italico complex that hosted the 1960...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor has changed his plea to guilty in charges stemming from three separate incidents.
Taylor appeared in Pulaski County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Prosecutors confirmed they had reduced charges to second degree battery in an incident where Taylor is accused of shooting and wounding his cousin last year.
Prosecutors removed a child enhancement for seven charges stemming from an incident...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — So, Luke Walton can be recognized for what he's done in guiding the Golden State Warriors to a historic start even though his record as an interim coach is technically 0-0.
The NBA issued a statement Tuesday clarifying rules regarding coaching records. The league said the head coach of record, in this case Steve Kerr, is credited with team wins and losses. That means Kerr is 19-0 even though he's been sidelined since training camp because of...
MIAMI (AP) — Outfielder Justin Maxwell has agreed to a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins.
The 32-year-old hit .209 with seven homers and 26 RBIs this year in 249 at-bats with San Francisco. He has a .220 average, 41 homers and 133 RBIs in seven major league seasons that have included stints with Washington, Houston and Kansas City.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Dabo Swinney says there pizza party he promised will be held at Clemson on Sunday — whether the Tigers win or lose the Atlantic Coast Conference game on Saturday night.
The Tigers coach said Tuesday his top-ranked team "deserves a celebration" for what they've already accomplished. Clemson is 12-0 for the first time in 34 years. Should the Tigers defeat No. 8 North Carolina (11-1) in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Tigers are headed to the College...
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James says Kobe Bryant inspired him to greatness and he was "kind of sad" when he learned the Lakers star is retiring.
James spent much of his interview session Tuesday praising Bryant, who announced on Sunday that his 20th NBA season will be his last. James, who had posters of Bryant on his wall as a kid, said he was always motivated by his former Olympic teammate.
James said he even wore an afro when he was in high school so...