Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas – Alex Rodriguez homered on his 40th birthday, helping the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Monday night. Rodriguez’s solo drive in the sixth off Matt Harrison (1-2) made him only the fourth player in major league history to homer both as a teenager and in his 40s, […]

By John Kekis AP Sports Writer COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker – Hall of Famer. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday and basked in the spotlight one more […]

Pittsburgh's Gerrit Cole (14-4) gave up seven hits in 7 2/3 innings and lowered his ERA to 2.24. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Associated Press PITTSBURGH – Gerrit Cole became the majors’ first 14-game winner, leading Pittsburgh to 3-1 victory over Washington on Sunday. Cole allowed one run and seven hits in 7 2/3 innings while improving to 3-1 with a 2.40 ERA in four July starts. The right-hander struck out eight and walked none. Cole (14-4) also […]

Associated Press CHICAGO – Phillies ace Cole Hamels enhanced his trade value even more, becoming the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs in 50 years while leading Philadelphia to a 5-0 win Saturday. There was drama down to the final out, when rookie center fielder Odubel Herrera stumbled on the warning […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Randal Grichuk homered and rookie Tim Cooney threw seven solid innings to earn his first major league win, leading St. Louis to a 4-2 victory over Atlanta on Friday. St. Louis improved to 6-1 since the All-Star break and pushed its home record to an MLB-best 35-12. Meanwhile, the Braves […]

By Kim Ling Ole Miss Athletics Sometimes it’s not what you know, but who you know. For former Ole Miss men’s tennis All-American Robbye Poole, it was both. Working in Chicago as an elite pro for Score Tennis and Fitness, a phone call from a friend back in April changed his life. That friend on […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – John Lackey threw seven strong innings after a shaky beginning, Trevor Rosenthal escaped his own jam in the ninth and St. Louis beat Kansas City 4-3 on Thursday. Randal Grichuk and Matt Carpenter hit two-run homers as the Cardinals won in the makeup of a rainout last month. As in […]

By Scotty Nichols Sports Writer It’s been quite a season for Minnesota Twins second baseman and former IAHS and Southern Miss standout Brian Dozier. Dozier ranks among the leaders of Major League Baseball in several categories, and ranks among the league leaders for second basemen in virtually every offensive and defensive category. The Fulton native […]

Associated Press WASHINGTON – Michael Taylor had a tying two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning, Danny Espinosa followed with an RBI double and the Washington Nationals rallied from three runs down to beat the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday. In danger of having their lead over the Mets in the NL East cut […]