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Wednesday’s Scoreboard

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League East Division W L Pct GB Boston 50 39 .562 — New York 45 41 .523 3½ Tampa Bay 47 43 .522 3½ Baltimore 42 46 .477 7½ Toronto 41 47 .466 8½ Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 47 40 .540 — Minnesota 45 43 .511 2½ Kansas City 44 43...

Baseball: Blevins returns to his roots

      By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR ARCADIA — Jerry Blevins is in his 11th season of pitching in the major leagues. But he often thinks of days gone by as a youngster making his way through school in Arcadia. “I watch my nephew — my...

It’s Saban & Sumlin’s turns at the podium at SEC media days

FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban answers questions during a news conference for the NCAA college football playoff championship game in Tampa, Fla. It’s Nick Saban and Alabama’s turn at Southeastern Conference media days. The...

It no longer counts: All-Star result won’t matter in October

National League’s St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (4), hits a homerun in the sixth inning, during the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) MIAMI (AP) — The new All-Star Game rules were picture-perfect for...

Cano 10th-inning homer gives AL 2-1 All-Star win

American League’s Seattle Mariners Robinson Cano (22), rounds the bases after hitting a homerun in the tenth inning, during the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) MIAMI (AP) — A new-look All-Star Game ended with an...

The Latest: Extra All-Star innings in Miami, tied at 1-1

National League’s Colorado Rockies pitcher Greg Holland (56) delivers a pitch in the seventh inning, during the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game...

The Latest: Sano’s bloop single gives AL 1-0 lead after 5

National League’s Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood (57), delivers a pitch during the fifth inning, at the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game...

The Latest: Betances wild, but AS Game remains scoreless

American League’s New York Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances (68), delivers a pitch, during the third inning at the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball’s All-Star...

The Latest: Strike 1 from Scherzer starts the All-Star Game

Official 2017 MLB All-Star logo MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game (all times local): ___ 8:25 p.m. Washington’s Max Scherzer has thrown a swinging strike to Houston’s Jose Altuve, and the 88th All-Star Game is underway....

Mayweather-McGregor promo tour gets off to frenzied start

Conor McGregor, right, taunts Floyd Mayweather Jr. while pausing for photos during a news conference at Staples Center on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. The two will fight in a boxing match in Las Vegas on Aug. 26. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Floyd...