DeGrom fans first eight batters to tie rare MLB mark

Sep 16, 2014

DeGrom fans first eight batters to tie rare MLB mark

Jacob deGrom overpowered the first eight Miami hitters, and all that stood between him and sole possession of a major league record was the opposing pitcher. Line drive, base hit. “I had no idea,” Marlins starter Jarred Cosart said. “Any time you can keep ...

Sep 16, 2014

Tanaka tosses five scoreless innings in instructional league simulated game

Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees. Tanaka threw 65 pitches at Steinbrenner Field, allowing six hits and striking out four. ...

Tiger working on regaining fitness

Sep 16, 2014

Tiger working on regaining fitness

Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club. Woods said Monday his strength has returned from “busting my butt in the gym pretty hard” and he is on schedule to resume competition ...

Sep 16, 2014

Dodgers' Ryu gets cortisone shot

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin has had a cortisone injection in his left shoulder and he won’t throw for at least four days. The team said Monday that Ryu had an MRI with dye, which showed no changes from his previous MRI that ...

Sep 16, 2014

Papelbon receives seven-game ban

Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended seven games and fined Monday night by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping umpire Joe West. Papelbon said in a statement distributed by his agent that he would immediately begin serving the ...

Sep 16, 2014

Swimmer Magnussen, coach split

Australia’s world 100-meter freestyle champion James Magnussen said on Tuesday that he was splitting with longtime coach Brant Best to get a fresh start heading toward the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 23-year-old, who is battling a persistent back injury, said he wanted to reinvigorate ...

Sep 16, 2014

Union expected to appeal Rice ban

The players’ union on Tuesday plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week. NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press on Monday “we are expecting to appeal before the deadline on Tuesday night.” That deadline ...

Sep 16, 2014

Peterson: 'I am not a child abuser'

Star running back Adrian Peterson returned to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, insisting he is not a child abuser and wanting “everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child” after he was charged with a felony ...

Prominent Egyptian civil rights activist freed on bail

Sep 16, 2014

Prominent Egyptian civil rights activist freed on bail

Worn out but smiling, a prominent Egyptian activist facing retrial on a 15-year prison sentence for violating a draconian protest law walked out of a Cairo prison Monday after a court ordered him freed on bail. The release of Alaa Abdel-Fattah, who has emerged ...

Pioneer to cut 2,000 jobs in bid to restructure

Sep 16, 2014

Pioneer to cut 2,000 jobs in bid to restructure

Pioneer Corp. said Tuesday it will cut more than 2,000 jobs — 10 percent of its group workforce — through voluntary retirement by employees and sales of noncore businesses to promote its rehabilitation. Pioneer also said it will sell its DJ equipment business for ...