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Tacos, Rugrats and Lando … on jerseys?

Minor League Baseball clubs, including a pair of local teams, pushed the boundaries of what was possible with jerseys this year.

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  • European trip gives Marquette freshmen a head start

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — An upcoming trip to Italy and Switzerland is coming at an ideal time for the young Marquette Golden Eagles. Second-year coach Steve Wojciechowski said his program will benefit greatly this year from…

  • Hewitt opens last North American hard-court swing with win

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lleyton Hewitt climbed out of a courtesy car Tuesday afternoon, slung a case of rackets over his shoulder and walked across the Citi Open grounds, accompanied by his 6-year-old son, Cruz, who…

  • Citi Open Results

    Tuesday At William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center Washington Purse: Men, $1.51 million (WT500); Women, $250,000 (Intl.) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men First Round Steve Johnson, United States, def. Lukas Lacko, Slovakia, 7-5, 6-3. Sam Groth, Australia,…

  • Special feelings for families involved in inductions

    Cheyenne Humphrey-Robinson was thrilled to hear that the Pro Football Hall of Fame will allow Junior Seau’s daughter to speak from the stage during Saturday’s induction ceremonies. She got to do it for her father,…

  • Semien homers to push A’s past O’s 5-0

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chris Bassitt knew early on that he was overthrowing, and the Athletics’ rookie pitcher wasn’t having much luck slowing his delivery down. A few calm reminders from teammate Stephen Vogt was…

  • AP NewsBreak: Miami lineman speaks of his heatstroke ordeal

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Hunter Knighton once went a week without sleeping, afraid to close his eyes because the nightmares were inevitable. Panic attacks were common. Memories were hazy. Breathing was a struggle. The…

  • Gonzalez suffers another loss as A’s beat Orioles 5-0

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Miguel Gonzalez’s pitches weren’t as crisp as they had been in previous starts. As a result, the Baltimore starter wound up working behind in the count most of the game. On…

  • Tacos, Rugrats and Lando Calrissian: The crazy world of minor league uniforms

    WASHINGTON — Minor League Baseball promotional schedules are a beautiful melting pot of ideas both inspired and awful, all offered to the public in the name of drawing more fans to the ballpark in the…

  • Pioneer League

    North Division W L Pct. GB Billings (Reds) 4 2 .667 — Great Falls (White Sox) 4 2 .667 — Helena (Brewers) 2 4 .333 2 x-Missoula (Diamondbacks) 2 4 .333 2 South Division W…

  • Northwest League

    North Division W L Pct. GB x-Tri-City (Padres) 4 3 .571 — Everett (Mariners) 3 4 .429 1 Spokane (Rangers) 3 4 .429 1 Vancouver (Blue Jays) 3 4 .429 1 South Division W L…

  • AP Top Olympic News At 2:07 a.m. EDT

    With Rio next, Olympics still a major draw on television More online, more on mobile: advertising executive to IOC Japan to start from scratch on Tokyo Olympic stadium plan Japan leader announces redo for costly…

  • With Rio next, Olympics still a major draw on television

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Olympics move at their own pace, when an athlete can go from unknown to celebrity in a matter of hours. Fans who will tune in loyally every night during the…

  • The brain or a game, former player Utecht asks

    EDS NOTE: Ben Utecht was a standout tight end for the University of Minnesota who played in the NFL for six years, becoming a starter and winning a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts in…

  • Cruz homers in 5th straight game, Seattle beats Rockies 10-4

    DENVER (AP) — Jon Gray, the Colorado Rockies’ most anticipated pitching prospect, did his best to find a silver lining after his major league debut on Tuesday night. Recording his first strikeout against Nelson Cruz,…

  • Urshela’s 12th-inning HR gives Indians 2-0 win over Angels

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Giovanny Urshela hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning after teammate Carlos Carrasco pitched one-hit ball through the first nine, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Los Angeles Angels…