Portugal’s European Championship hero dropped from squad

by Associated Press on May 25, 2017 at 7:44 am

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is going to the Confederations Cup without Eder, its goal-scoring hero in the final of the European Championship, and rising star Renato Sanches. Coach Fernando Santos left the pair off his 24-man squad on Thursday for a friendly against Cyprus, a World Cup qualifier against Latvia, and the Confederations Cup… Continue Reading

Diallo announces he will return to play for Kentucky

by Associated Press on May 25, 2017 at 2:49 am

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky freshman guard Hamidou Diallo has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to school to begin playing with the Wildcats. The 6-foot-5 New York native enrolled in January but didn’t play in order to learn the college game and focus on school with the intention of playing next season…. Continue Reading

Top-seeded Florida slides past Auburn 5-4

by Associated Press on May 25, 2017 at 2:47 am

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Alex Faedo pitched six good innings to help top-seeded Florida beat Auburn 5-4 in the Southeastern Conference tournament Wednesday night. Faedo struck out seven while giving up an earned run to push Florida (41-15) past the Tigers, who beat Ole Miss in the tournament’s opening round. Florida jumped ahead 4-0, but… Continue Reading

Clemens’ 2 home runs lift Texas past Oklahoma 8-4

by Associated Press on May 25, 2017 at 1:40 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kacy Clemens was 3 for 5 with a pair of home runs and four RBIs to lead sixth-seeded Texas to an 8-4 win over third-seeded Oklahoma in the first round of the Big 12 Conference tournament. Clemens, a senior and son of seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, opened the… Continue Reading

Leake leads Cardinals to 6-1 win over Dodgers

by Associated Press on May 25, 2017 at 1:06 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Leake allowed four hits over eight innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 on Wednesday night. Jedd Gyorko had three hits and drew a walk in the two-run second inning that gave the Cardinals the lead for good. Yadier Molina hit a solo home run… Continue Reading

The Latest: US lawmaker says UK bomb showed ‘sophistication’

by Associated Press on May 25, 2017 at 12:46 am

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead (all times local): 11:55 p.m. A U.S. congressman says the bomb used in the deadly Manchester Arena attack in England suggests a “level of sophistication” that might indicate its maker had foreign training. Texas Republican Mike… Continue Reading

Pirates rally in 9th, erupt in 10th to beat Braves 12-5

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 11:46 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Gift Ngoepe doubled to drive in Andrew McCutchen for the go-ahead run before the Pittsburgh Pirates hit three straight homers during a seven-run 10th inning to beat the Atlanta Braves 12-5 on Wednesday night. Pittsburgh’s Jose Osuna hit a bases-loaded, two-run single off Jose Ramirez in the ninth to tie it at… Continue Reading

Frontier League

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 11:31 pm

At A Glance All Times EDT East Division W L Pct. GB Schaumburg 7 3 .700 — Washington 7 4 .636 ½ Windy City 6 5 .545 1½ Traverse City 5 5 .500 2 Lake Erie 5 6 .455 2½ Joliet 3 7 .300 4 West Division W L Pct. GB Florence 8 2 .800… Continue Reading