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  • Marlins reliever Aaron Crow needs Tommy John surgery

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Doctors have told Miami reliever Aaron Crow he needs season-ending elbow ligament-replacement surgery. Crow will get a second opinion but expects to have the procedure. “That’s a big blow for him,”…

  • Weekend Time Schedule

    All Times EDT Saturday NCAA TOURNAMENT Men Semifinals At Indianapolis Michigan State vs. Duke, 6:09 p.m. Kentucky vs. Wisconsin, 8:49 p.m. EXHIBITION BASEBALL Detroit vs. Tampa Bay at St. Petersburg, Fla., 12:35 p.m. Boston vs.…

  • Weekend Time Schedule

    All Times EDT Saturday NCAA TOURNAMENT Men Semifinals At Indianapolis Michigan State vs. Duke, 6:09 p.m. Kentucky vs. Wisconsin, 8:49 p.m. EXHIBITION BASEBALL Detroit vs. Tampa Bay at St. Petersburg, Fla., 12:35 p.m. Boston vs.…

  • LEADING OFF: Kluber vs Bumgarner, Swisher back

    A look at what’s happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today: ___ MARQUEE MATCHUP AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber and the Indians face World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner and the San…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Iran nuclear negotiators resume talks after crashing through March deadline for deal LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran nuclear negotiators resumed talks here Wednesday, just hours after abandoning a March 31 deadline to reach the outline…

  • Phillies’ Domonic Brown to start season on disabled list

    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown will start the season on the disabled list. The 27-year-old was out of the lineup for the 12th straight game Tuesday with left Achilles tendinitis. The…

  • Guthrie strong over 6 innings, Royals beat Padres 4-1

    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie pitched six strong innings in his final tuneup before sliding into the No. 5 spot in Kansas City’s rotation, and the Royals beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 Tuesday…

  • Royals 4, Padres 1

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  • Royals 4, Padres 1

    Kansas City San Diego ab r h bi ab r h bi A.Escobar ss 3 1 0 0 Venable cf 3 0 1 1 A.Gordon lf 4 1 1 0 Mateo p 0 0 0…

  • Trumbo, Goldschmidt homer as Diamondbacks beat Rangers 8-7

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mark Trumbo and Paul Goldschmidt homered, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 8-7 victory over a split-squad of Texas Rangers on Tuesday. Trumbo and Goldschmidt had three hits apiece, and Blake…

  • Today in History

    Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2015. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 1, 1945, American forces launched the…

  • Lowrie, Rasmus homer for Astros in 8-5 win over Braves

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Wandy Rodriguez made his latest bid to earn the final spot in Atlanta’s rotation, pitching five innings for the Braves on Tuesday night in their 8-5 loss to the Houston Astros.…

  • Seattle sends Ramirez to Tampa Bay for Montgomery

    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have acquired left-hander Mike Montgomery from the Tampa Bay Rays for righty Erasmo Ramirez. The Mariners and Rays announced the trade on Tuesday night. The 24-year-old Ramirez was…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended free agent minor league LHP Jose Mijares 50 games, following a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the…

  • AP Newsbreak: AP study projects average MLB salary tops $4M

    NEW YORK (AP) — Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set. The average salary when opening-day rosters are finalized Sunday will break the $4…