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May 23, 2015 - 12:23am
14 min 47 sec ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have optioned rookie infielder Tim Beckham to Triple-A Durham after the team's 5-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

Left-hander Enny Romero was called up to take Beckham's place on the roster.

Beckham, the first overall pick in the 2008 draft, hit one of the Rays' three home runs on Friday night. He has hit .224 with five home runs and 16 RBIs in 33 games with the Rays this season....

May 22, 2015 - 11:44pm
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Preston Palmeiro doubled in the 12th inning and raced around to score the winning run on a throwing error, and North Carolina State clinched a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championship game by beating Miami 5-4 on Friday night.

The sixth-seeded Wolfpack (33-20) sent it to extra innings on Andrew Knizner's RBI groundout in the ninth, then ended a 13-game winning streak by second-seeded Miami (43-14) three innings later with a...

May 22, 2015 - 11:38pm
14 min 47 sec ago
East Division
WLPct.GB
Evansville52.714
Florence52.714
Southern Illinois52.714
Lake Erie34.4292
Traverse City34.4292
Frontier1...
May 22, 2015 - 11:29pm
14 min 47 sec ago
BC-SOC--MLS Glance
Major League Soccer
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
D.C. United62321139
New England534191715...
May 22, 2015 - 11:29pm
14 min 47 sec ago
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
D.C. United62321139
New England534191715
New York41517149
Columbus4431517...
May 22, 2015 - 11:20pm
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kendrys Morales hit two home runs and had five RBIs, Chris Young gave up six hits in six innings and the Kansas City Royals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 Friday night.

The Royals improved to 27-14, the best record in the majors, while the Cardinals dropped to 27-15, best in the National League.

Morales, who leads the American League with 37 RBIs, hit a three-run homer with two out in the first. He homered again in the...

May 22, 2015 - 11:17pm
14 min 47 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — John Kravetz threw his first career shutout and top-seeded Illinois stayed alive in the Big Ten Tournament by beating Michigan State 2-0 on Friday night.

The Illini (47-7-1) will face third-seeded Michigan (35-23) on Saturday.

Kravetz (5-0), a senior who'd never thrown a complete game, scattered six hits and struck out two without a walk.

Illinois, which had won 27 straight until losing 2-1 to Maryland on...

May 22, 2015 - 11:09pm
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Robert Tasin hit a go-ahead single with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, and Oklahoma edged Kansas State 3-1 on Friday night in a pool play elimination game in the Big 12 Tournament.

With the game tied at 1, Colbey Carpenter led off with a single off Kansas State starter Corey Fischer (4-6), who was then replaced by Lucas Benenanti. After Carpenter was bunted over to second, Benenanti got a strikeout before throwing a wild pitch that allowed...

May 22, 2015 - 11:07pm
14 min 47 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Paul Konerko arrived at the ballpark with a clear mind, even a sense of relief.

No need to worry about the opposing pitcher. This weekend, he is simply a guest of honor.

The White Sox will pay tribute to their former slugger Saturday when they retire his old No. 14.

"As a kid, you see stuff at stadiums or you hear about a guy whose number is retired," Konerko said Friday. "You don't really think that that's...

May 22, 2015 - 11:03pm
14 min 47 sec ago

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Birdlover won the $75,000 Mizdirection Stakes for fillies and mares by a head Friday at Santa Anita.

Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Birdlover ran 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf course in 1:13.56 and paid $6.40, $2.80 and $2.40 as the 2-1 second choice.

Home Journey returned $2.60 and $2.20 as the 6-5 favorite, while Alexis Tangier was another 5 1/2 lengths back in third and paid $2.80 to show.

The...

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