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Maryland athletics has enjoyed success on and off the field since its move to the Big Ten, and is poised for even greater things to come.

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  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB Tampa Bay 24 22 .522 — New York 23 22 .511 ½ Baltimore 20 22 .476 2 Boston 21 24 .467 2½ Toronto 21 26 .447 3½ Central Division…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB Washington 27 18 .600 — New York 25 21 .543 2½ Atlanta 22 22 .500 4½ Philadelphia 19 28 .404 9 Miami 18 28 .391 9½ Central Division W…

  • Hagerstown celebrates baseball history; team looks to leave

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The city of Hagerstown is celebrating its long love affair with baseball even as its minor league team looks for a way out. Tuesday’s City Council agenda includes formal recognition of…

  • Monday’s College Baseball Scores

    TOURNAMENTS NCAA Division II Oklahoma Christian 13, Central Baptist 3, 8 innings Angelo St. 5, Wilmington (Del.) 0 Catawba 5, Henderson St. 1 NCAA Division III Frostburg St. 5, Ramapo 2 Trinity (Texas) 10, Emory…

  • World Series of Poker starts this week with new events

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — If the World Series of Poker is lucky, the popularity of the Las Vegas championship’s newest event could cause a poker chip shortage. The annual set of 68 tournaments at the…

  • Padres lose 4-3 to Angels on Pujols’ RBI single in 9th

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — No one ever told Bud Black that managing was going to be easy when he took over the Padres nine years ago. Black was caught in one of those push-come-to-shove choices…

  • With 5 teams in NCAAs, cold-weather Big Ten baseball hot now

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — As usual, the SEC, ACC and Pac-12 had the most teams make the NCAA baseball tournament. Right behind those warm-weather conferences, though, was the Big Ten, a league that not long…

  • LEADING OFF: Reds skid, Texas rolls, Bradley aims to rebound

    A look at what’s happening all around the major leagues today: ___ REELING REDS Cincinnati will try to break its nine-game losing streak when rookie Michael Lorenzen starts vs. the visiting Rockies. The Reds’ skid…

  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Nadal, Djokovic finally get started

    PARIS (AP) — Two most-talked-about men at this year’s French Open, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, finally play their first matches on Tuesday. Nadal, the champion nine of the past 10 years, takes on Quentin…

  • Toews gets 2 to force OT, but Hawks drop Game 5 to Ducks 5-4

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When Jonathan Toews scored twice in the final seconds to force overtime in Game 5, the Western Conference finals appeared to be bending under the weight of the Chicago Blackhawks’ famed…

  • Pujols’ RBI single in 9th gives Angels 4-3 win over Padres

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — It’s a no-win situation: pitch to reigning AL MVP Mike Trout with the potential winning run at third base and two out in the ninth inning, or walk him intentionally and…

  • NBA MVP Curry OK after fall as Warriors lose to Rockets

    HOUSTON (AP) — When Golden State’s Stephen Curry crashed into Trevor Ariza’s shoulder, was upended and sent flying toward the court on Monday night against Houston, it felt like forever before he landed. “That was…

  • Beleskey scores in OT, Ducks beat Chicago 5-4 in wild Game 5

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks stumbled back to their dressing room after regulation in disbelief. Jonathan Toews had just scored two improbable goals in 72 seconds, and Game 5 of the Western Conference…

  • Harden helps Rockets stay alive, beat Warriors 128-115

    HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden was not happy after a poor performance in Houston’s embarrassing loss to Golden State in Game 3. Coach Kevin McHale told him the best thing to do was take that…

  • Bears release Ray McDonald after arrest in California

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby.…