TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Barry Zito's spotless spring ended when he gave up three home runs to the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning Tuesday, but the Oakland Athletics also had a big day at the plate in a 13-10 victory.
Zito, trying a comeback after sitting out last season, had thrown 13 scoreless innings in Cactus League play before Collin Cowgill, Kole Calhoun and David Freese went deep for the Angels.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie will not be traveling to the Final Four this week, abiding by a travel ban ordered by Connecticut's governor because of Indiana's new religious-objections law.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other critics contend the law would allow businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians based on religious beliefs. The governor on Monday signed an executive order banning state spending on travel to Indiana....
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has received a distinguished award from his hometown for leadership, inspiring youth and philanthropic efforts.
James was given the H. Peter Burg Award on Tuesday night during the Greater Akron Chamber's annual meeting. The award goes to a business or community leader who has served as a role model and enhanced local and economic development.
The 30-year-old James has established several youth-...
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyuji Fujikawa failed to retire any of the five batters he faced in an eight-run ninth inning as a Texas Rangers' split squad lost to the Chicago Cubs 15-10 Tuesday.
Fujikawa, who signed with the Rangers in December after pitching for the Cubs last year, had retired 21 of 25 batters in exhibition games. Chicago sent 12 batters to the plate in the ninth, and Fujikawa's ERA jumped from 1.35 to 13.50.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Shannon Jackson and Kriss Proctor have been hired as assistant coaches, Indiana State head coach Mike Sanford announced Tuesday.
Jackson played for the Sycamores in the late 1990s and is beginning his third stint as a coach at his alma mater. He previously worked at Indiana State from 2000-04 and '08-'12 before leaving for Georgia State where he worked with former Indiana State coach Trent Miles.