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Tigers top White Sox to snap 5-game skid

Nicholas Castellanos and Grayson Greiner each had three hits, scored a run and drove in two more and the host Detroit Tigers snapped a five-game losing streak by defeating the Chicago White Sox 9-7 on Thursday afternoon. Castellanos brought in the go-ahead run in the eighth. Miguel Cabrera supplied

Recap: Jordan Dail
Recap: Jordan Dail's shutout leads Oregon softball past California in series opener

Pac-12 Networks' Anne Marie Anderson and Amanda Freed break down the Ducks' 1-0 win against Cal on Thursday during their first game back at Jane Sanders Stadium since March 25. Jordan Dail fanned 11 batters and allowed just three hits in her shutout performance. Jasmine Sievers drove in Oregon's lone run during the fifth inning.

Southern Mississippi hires Ladner as basketball coach

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Southern Mississippi has hired Jay Ladner as its basketball coach.

Fed Cup: Azarenka to play Barty in singles
Fed Cup: Azarenka to play Barty in singles

Ninth-ranked Ashleigh Barty of Australia will play often doubles partner Victoria Azarenka in the second singles match.

Royals' Bailey stops Yankees in another fine start

Homer Bailey won consecutive starts for the first time in nearly two years and the Kansas City Royals recorded a 6-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series at Yankee Stadium. Bailey (2-1) held the Yankees to one run on three hits in six innings. Bailey

Report: Yankees pull Kate Smith tape amid racism claims

Since Major League Baseball resumed play in the days following 9/11, the New York Yankees have played "God Bless America" in the middle of the seventh inning during home games. Most games, the version played was that sung by Kate Smith in 1939. In its reporting, the Daily News referenced

QB Baldwin signals intent to transfer from Ohio State
QB Baldwin signals intent to transfer from Ohio State

Matthew Baldwin, the Ohio State quarterback who was expected to back up the highly touted Justin Fields this fall, said he intends to transfer. The redshirt freshman released a statement on Twitter on Thursday saying he feels it would be better for him to move on after his first productive spring practice

Fed Cup semifinal: Azarenka to play Ash Barty in singles
Fed Cup semifinal: Azarenka to play Ash Barty in singles

Samantha Stosur will open against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus when singles play begins in a Fed Cup semifinal Saturday on hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena. Ninth-ranked Ashleigh Barty of Australia will play often doubles partner Victoria Azarenka in the second singles match. The teams will play reverse

Red Sox 2B Pedroia goes on 10-day IL

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was placed on the 10-day injury list Thursday with left knee irritation, the club announced. The Red Sox will recall right-handed pitcher Marcus Walden from Triple-A Pawtucket before Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Pedroia, 35, started this

Friendly fire for Barty, Azarenka in Fed Cup as Halep eyes final place
Friendly fire for Barty, Azarenka in Fed Cup as Halep eyes final place

Ashleigh Barty will be overjoyed when doubles partner and two-time major winner Victoria Azarenka returns to the peak of her powers but hopes it won't be this weekend when Australia and Belarus clash for a place in the Fed Cup final. Barty and Azarenka teamed up this season, making the doubles semi-finals

How A
How A's J.B. Wendelken overcame Tommy John surgery to become bullpen fixture

Now 26 years old, Wendelken's patience and determination have paid off. He is firmly entrenched in the A's bullpen as one of the team's most reliable arms.

Remember That Guy: Rob Mackowiak
Remember That Guy: Rob Mackowiak

Not too many players from the Chicagoland area make it to the Majors. Oak Lawn's Rob Mackowiak did. And he even made his way to the South Side to play for the White Sox.

We need to focus on Eintracht - Kante
We need to focus on Eintracht - Kante

N'Golo Kante says that Chelsea's target is to win the Europa League and to do that they need to focus on their match against Eintracht

Napoli competed well in Europe, insists Ancelotti
Napoli competed well in Europe, insists Ancelotti

The Napoli coach looks to be upbeat despite their Europa League exit

MLB notebook: A
MLB notebook: A's sign Davis through 2021

Oakland Athletics slugger Khris Davis signed a contract extension Thursday that covers the 2020 and '21 seasons for a reported total of $33.5 million. Davis, acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers in a 2016 trade, has a league-leading 10 home runs in 77 at-bats this season. Home runs have become the

Nats' Sanchez faces off with Marlins, his first team

Anibal Sanchez broke into the majors in 2006 as a member of the Marlins, and he pitched a no-hitter that season. Sanchez spent the first seven years of his major league with the Marlins, who were known as Florida originally and changed their moniker to Miami in 2012. On Friday night, Sanchez -- now

NBA notebook: Texas Tech
NBA notebook: Texas Tech's Culver declares for draft

Texas Tech standout Jarrett Culver, the Big 12 Player of the Year, announced Thursday he will forgo his last two seasons in Lubbock and declare for the 2019 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-5, 195-pound guard made the announcement during a press conference in Lubbock, Texas. Culver helped lead the Red Raiders

NFL notebook: Rosen calls life in limbo 'annoying'

The Cardinals hold the No. 1 pick in next week's NFL draft and speculation is rampant that the team, with new coach Kliff Kingsbury at the helm, will select former Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray. "I definitely understand the situation," Rosen told SI TV. &

Boxing: Miller denies knowingly taking banned substance
Boxing: Miller denies knowingly taking banned substance

American Jarrell Miller says he never knowingly took a banned substance and will appeal a decision to revoke his license over an adverse finding from a doping test ahead of his heavyweight title fight with Britain's Anthony Joshua. Miller, who was due to fight WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world champion

Jordan says Woods comeback is "greatest I have ever seen"
Jordan says Woods comeback is "greatest I have ever seen"

Michael Jordan described Tiger Woods' Masters comeback as the "greatest ever" and added he called the golfing icon to personally congratulate him. "To me it is the greatest comeback I have ever seen," Jordan told The Athletic. Woods ended an 11-year major drought with a thrilling and emotional Masters victory on Sunday.

Boxing-Miller denies knowingly taking banned substance

American Jarrell Miller says he never knowingly took a banned substance and will appeal a decision to revoke his license over an adverse finding from a doping test ahead of his heavyweight title fight with Britain's Anthony Joshua. Miller, who was due to fight WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world champion

LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Rays at opposite ends, Sabathia sharp
LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Rays at opposite ends, Sabathia sharp

Off to the best start in baseball, Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays host the wobbling Red Sox. Boston is just 6-13, and a real bad series at Tropicana Field could drop the defending World Series champions into a double-digit deficit. Rays manager Kevin Cash will use an opener for the third straight

MLB notebook: A's sign Davis through 2021

Oakland Athletics slugger Khris Davis signed a contract extension Thursday that covers the 2020 and '21 seasons for a reported total of $33.5 million. Davis, acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers in a 2016 trade, has a league-leading 10 home runs in 77 at-bats this season. Home runs have become the

Sarri unhappy Napoli won
Sarri unhappy Napoli won't be in Europa League final

Maurizio Sarri says he is not happy to hear that Napoli are out of the Europa League as he wanted them in the final with Chelsea

Ramsey a doubt for remainder of Arsenal season - Emery
Ramsey a doubt for remainder of Arsenal season - Emery

Arsenal manager Unai Emery says Aaron Ramsey is a doubt for the remainder of their season after the Welshman was injured in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals.

Rangers option lefty Kyle Bird to Triple-A Nashville

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have optioned left-hander Kyle Bird to Triple-A Nashville after his second stint in the majors this season.

Report: Clippers' Redden likely to interview for Pelicans job

Los Angeles Clippers assistant general manager Trent Redden reportedly is close to interviewing for a senior front-office role with the New Orleans Pelicans. The Clippers gave the Pelicans permission to discuss the position with Redden, ESPN reported on Thursday, citing league sources. David Griffin

Invigorated Blue Jays ready for well-rested A's

One team carries the momentum of a series win, the other the emotional lift of a signing when the visiting Toronto Blue Jays and well-rested Oakland Athletics open a three-game series Friday night. The A's were off Thursday, their third day without a game in the last six, while the Blue Jays were

Former Xavier guard Keonte Kennedy signs with TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Former Xavier guard Keonte Kennedy has signed with TCU.

Churchill Downs enacts improvements for horse, rider safety

Churchill Downs will invest $8 million for an on-site equine medical center as part of several other measures to improve safety for horses and riders. The medical center is expected to open next March and will include a quarantine facility. Next month's Kentucky Derby will have a temporary medical

After long trip, Pirates welcome Giants, Bumgarner

The Pittsburgh Pirates return home from a 5-3 road trip to open a series Friday against San Francisco, and the Giants might want to plan for something more than 27 innings. Pittsburgh has gone to extra innings six times in its first 16 games -- a first in franchise history -- and is 4-2 in those games

NBA rumors: Kawhi Leonard
NBA rumors: Kawhi Leonard's teammates think Lakers or Clippers will land star

So ... who will it be?

This Week in US Sports: Lightning handed historic loss, Red Sox massively hungover
This Week in US Sports: Lightning handed historic loss, Red Sox massively hungover

The Boston Red Sox are still struggling in MLB, while the Tampa Bay Lightning were stunned in the NHL playoffs.

NFL Draft 2019: Should Cardinals take Murray or stick with Rosen?
NFL Draft 2019: Should Cardinals take Murray or stick with Rosen?

With the Cardinals holding the first overall pick, two Omnisport writers debate if they should draft Kyler Murray or stick with Josh Rosen.

Indians hope to have Lindor back vs. Braves

The Cleveland Indians will see a familiar face on Friday when they return home to open a three-game interleague series against the Atlanta Braves. Three-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor will be reassessed by the team's medical staff after his three-game stint with Triple-A Columbus Clippers

Tigers' bats coming to life against White Sox

Nicholas Castellanos and Miguel Cabrera showed signs of life at the plate Thursday afternoon, a major development for the Detroit Tigers' offense. Castellanos and Cabrera combined for five hits, four RBIs and two runs scored in the Tigers' 9-7 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.

Santa Anita to continue racing despite protests

Santa Anita will continue racing through the end of the current meet on June 23, despite objections from animal rights activists who urged the California Horse Racing Board to shutter the historic track in the wake of 23 horse deaths. Chairman Chuck Winner said at the racing board's monthly meeting

Man attacked by bobcat on Connecticut golf course
Man attacked by bobcat on Connecticut golf course

Philip Krick Jr., general manager of the Mohegan Sun Golf Course in Sprague, said a foursome was near a bunker on the seventh hole at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday when the cat attacked.

Why Raiders will play five straight games away from home in 2019 season
Why Raiders will play five straight games away from home in 2019 season

Yes, the Raiders' schedule isn't ideal. But there's a reason why Oakland was given a brutal road stretch in the middle of their season.

Get to know the eNASCAR Heat Pro League Wood Brothers drivers

Ahead of the season-opening race to be held during Memorial Day weekend, Motorsport.com will feature drivers from each team that were drafted earlier this year.

Cubs' Hendricks seeking breakthrough vs. D-backs

Right-hander Kyle Hendricks will look for his first win of the season and try to continue Chicago's hot streak on the mound when the Cubs open a three-game series against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday afternoon. Chicago, which was off Thursday, has won seven of its past 10 games and

Khris Davis, A
Khris Davis, A's agree to deal adding $33.75M for '20, '21

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Athletics slugger Khris Davis has gotten the long-term deal he wanted.

Oregon State football: What to know about the Beavers spring game
Oregon State football: What to know about the Beavers spring game

What's on the menu for Oregon State's Spring Game? Let's take a look.

Kentucky announces addition of Sestina as graduate transfer

Kentucky announced the official addition of former Bucknell Bison forward Nate Sestina to the roster as a graduate transfer on Thursday during the second day of the spring signing period. Sestina confirmed the announcement on social media with a picture of himself signing with UK along with the caption

Castellanos, Cabrera, Tigers top Chisox 9-7, end 5-game skid
Castellanos, Cabrera, Tigers top Chisox 9-7, end 5-game skid

DETROIT (AP) -- Nicholas Castellanos had three hits and drove in a pair of runs as the Detroit Tigers ended a five-game losing streak with a 9-7 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.

Corbin fans nine in Nats' 4-2 win against Giants

Behind Patrick Corbin's strong start and a home run by Wilmer Difo, the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Thursday afternoon to win their first home series of the season. Giants manager Bruce Bochy was ejected in the fifth inning by home plate umpire Ryan Additon after Brandon

Nuggets take 13-game losing streak in San Antonio into Game 3
Nuggets take 13-game losing streak in San Antonio into Game 3

Spurs' home-road records historically divergent

Crawford defends vs Khan, seeks win first and respect after

Sometimes it bothers Terence Crawford. ''When you've got undefeated gold medalists and world champions, where before the fight a lot of writers and fans think that they're going to steamroll me or they're too big for me, and this is going to be the toughest fight of my career, after

NFL rumors: Raiders are
NFL rumors: Raiders are 'super impressed' with QB Dwayne Haskins

Could Haskins be the signal-caller of the future for the Raiders?

Verlander, Astros ready to hit reset button vs. Rangers

At some point, the Astros were bound to appear mortal, sure to taste defeat again, and likely to resemble something other than a juggernaut steamrolling the rest of the American League. With a 2-1 loss at Oakland on Wednesday, Houston saw its 10-game winning streak come to an end. The Astros produced

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