Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas – Yovani Gallardo earned his 100th career victory, Delino DeShields had a part in all the Texas runs even without an RBI and the Rangers stopped Toronto’s five-game winning streak with a 4-1 win on Thursday. The Rangers averted a sweep by the AL East leaders and moved a half-game ahead […]

By Tim Reynolds AP Sports Writer Darryl Dawkins, whose backboard-shattering dunks earned him the moniker “Chocolate Thunder” and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. The Lehigh County, Pennsylvania coroner’s office said Dawkins died Thursday morning at a hospital. No cause of death was immediately announced and an autopsy was […]

Associated Press DETROIT – Justin Verlander lost a bid for his third no-hitter when Chris Iannetta lined a leadoff double in the ninth inning that landed on the left-field line, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-0 Wednesday night. Trying to become the sixth major leaguer to throw three no-hitters, Verlander settled […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal If the Major League Baseball season would ended Monday night, the Texas Rangers would have had a wild card playoff spot. Mitch Moreland wouldn’t take it for granted. The former Amory and Mississippi State star made his MLB debut on July 29, 2010. He singled in his first at-bat. Three […]

From school reports Never let it be said that Corky Palmer’s desire to stay close to home will keep him from seeing a former player of his perform in the big leagues. Palmer, who coached current Minnesota Twin Brian Dozier for four seasons at Southern Miss, along with then assistant and current Golden Eagle head […]

Associated Press NEW YORK – Carlos Gomez and Evan Gattis both homered and drove in four runs, sending Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros to a 15-1 blowout of the New York Yankees that briefly got testy Tuesday night. Keuchel (15-6) held New York scoreless for the second time this season and became the first […]

Associated Press CHICAGO – Kris Bryant homered with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the surging Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday in a makeup of a rained out game from June 15. The rookie, who had homered twice Sunday, lined a pitch from Cleveland reliever Zach […]

By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. IndyCar made the announcement at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wilson, a British driver who lived outside Denver in Longmont, Colorado, was hit in the […]

Associated Press SAN DIEGO – Michael Wacha pitched six solid innings and Stephen Piscotty homered twice and drove in five runs to help St. Louis Cardinals avoided a three-game sweep, beating San Diego 10-3 on Sunday. Jason Heyward had three hits as St. Louis averted getting swept for the first time this season. Wacha (15-4) […]