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Royals squander lead in 4-3 loss to Tigers

Kansas City's star reliever was called on in the ninth inning with the potential winning run already at third, and Detroit's Alex Gonzalez greeted him with a single to left that gave the Tigers a 4-3 victory over the Royals on opening day Monday.

MLB back with replays, metal detectors, comebacks

After a frigid winter of blizzards for much of the U.S., baseball came storming back Monday when 26 major league teams opened their seasons and seemed to make the outdoors feel a little warmer.

MLB ticket average up to $27.94 after 2 percent rise

Prices per ticket range from $16.37 in San Diego to $52.32 in Boston.

Defending division champ Cards open against depleted Reds

The Reds are dealing with eight players on the disabled list — including starter Mat Latos, closer Aroldis Chapman and catcher Devin Mesoraco.

Serena Williams wins record 7th title at Key Biscayne

Serena Williams won a record seventh Key Biscayne title Saturday when she overcame a slow start and a set point to beat Li Na 7-5, 6-1 at the Sony Open. She surpassed the tournament record of six titles she shared with Andre Agassi.

Wacha pitches 5 strong innings for Cardinals

Michael Wacha looked sharp in his final spring start Thursday, giving up a run in five innings of the St. Louis Cardinals' 6-4 loss to the Miami Marlins.

Pacers use rally late to beat Heat 84-83

The NBA's best home team ended a two-game losing streak, took a 2-1 lead in the season series against the two-time defending champions and rebuilt a three-game advantage in the race for the Eastern Conference's top seed.

Harper ejected in Nationals' loss to Cardinals

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper was ejected Wednesday after being called out at first base in a 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

MLB readies its new high-tech replay room

Baseball opens a high-tech control room this weekend where the fates of batters, pitchers, runners and fielders will be decided by umpires up to 2,600 miles away in the building where the Oreo cookie was invented.

Shields shelled in final tuneup for Royals

James Shields gave up seven runs in the first inning Wednesday before settling down to throw three scoreless ones in his final start before opening day in the Kansas City Royals' 9-5 loss to the San Diego Padres.

Buffalo Bills owner, NFL luminary Ralph Wilson dies at 95

Ralph Wilson, the Buffalo Bills owner who helped found the American Football League in 1960 and played a key role in the merger with the NFL, died Tuesday. He was 95.

NFL will address workplace environment, Colts owner's issues, Roger Goodell says

Commissioner Roger Goodellsaid the NFL will meet with the players union on April 8 to discuss improving the league's workplace environment.

Washington owner Dan Snyder creates foundation to assist Native Americans

Washington football team owner Dan Snyder says it's time to put some money behind his claim that his team's nickname honors Native Americans.

Los Angeles Dodgers have highest MLB payroll in upcoming season

As of Tuesday, the average salary projected to be between $3.95 million and $4 million, with the final figure depending on how many players are put on the disabled list by the time opening-day rosters are finalized at 3 p.m. Sunday.

After three months apart, Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers prep for another showdown

The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers last played on Dec. 18. This time around, the stakes are much higher, and both teams know it.

Woods: 'Still too soon' to know if fit for Masters

Woods is off to the worst start of his 18 years on tour, and he's been troubled lately by back problems.


Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers top Diamondbacks in Australian MLB opener

Clayton Kershaw flashed his Cy Young form, Scott Van Slyke homered and the NL West champions opened the Major League Baseball season with a 3-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Shortstop Diaz goes 2 for 2 in spring debut; Cardinals top Nationals

Cardinal pitcher Adam Wainwright, preparing for a March 31 opener at Cincinnati, dominated a Washington lineup devoid of regulars. He struck out seven and walked none, throwing 81 pitches in the Cardinals' 2-0 win over the Nationals.

Albert Pujols, Mike Trout bat Angels past Royals

Albert Pujols and Mike Trout homered to back Jered Weaver and help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Thursday.

Cardinals lose to Miami Marlins 4-3

Miami second baseman Derek Dietrich broke his nose when he was struck in the face by a bad-hop single during the Marlins' 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.