Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas – Eduardo Rodriguez threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings to become the youngest Red Sox starter to win in his major league debut on the road since 1967, and Boston beat the Rangers 5-1 to spoil Josh Hamilton’s first home game back in Texas on Thursday night. The 22-year-old Rodriguez was already […]

By Brian Mahoney AP Basketball Writer Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season’s brightest stars, are taking basketball’s biggest stage. The NBA Finals start June 4 with the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers, two teams who have little experience playing this time of year. James is the exception, getting ready to appear in […]

By Steve Hunt Special to the Journal ARLINGTON, Texas – If Mitch Moreland has his way, he’ll never land on the disabled list again. And right now, he’s putting the hurt on opposing pitchers. Moreland, the Mississippi State product who mainly plays first base for the Texas Rangers, singled in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s […]

Associated Press NEW YORK – Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig’s American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep. Michael Pineda (6-2) rebounded from consecutive losses and Brian McCann hit a solo shot for the Yankees, who […]

The Meridian Star (TNS) MILWAUKEE – Former Ole Miss standout David Goforth made his Major League debut Tuesday night with Milwaukee. The right-hander was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take the spot of Wily Peralta, who was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained left oblique. Goforth entered with one out in the […]

By Kevin Baxter, Timothy M. Phelps and Tina Susman Los Angeles Times (TNS) Top officials of world soccer’s governing body were indicted in New York early Wednesday on charges they corrupted the sport by taking over $150 million in bribes in return for the rights to broadcast some of international soccer’s top events. The alleged […]

Associated Press CHICAGO – Addison Russell hit a game-ending RBI double in the ninth inning, and Chicago beat surging Washington 3-2 on Tuesday. Chris Coghlan started the winning rally with a one-out single against Matt Grace (2-1). The Cubs then caught a huge break when shortstop Ian Desmond threw wide to first while trying to […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Jhonny Peralta hit a game-ending homer in the 10th inning, lifting St. Louis to a 3-2 victory over Arizona on Monday. Peralta’s leadoff drive to left on a 1-2 pitch from J.C. Ramirez (1-1) was his fourth career game-winning homer. The Cardinals improved to 4-1 in five extra-inning home games […]

Jacob Lindgren made his big-league debut Monday, less than a year after being drafted by the Yankees. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

By Ronald Blum AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK – Jacob Lindgren took a taxi from his Manhattan hotel and arrived at Yankee Stadium about seven hours before game time Sunday. “I didn’t know how to get in,” the 22-year-old pitcher said. “I was waiting outside the clubhouse, just knocking.” Then a telephone on a desk […]