The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their pitching staff on the eve of the trade deadline, completing a 13-player deal with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins that sent two starters and two relievers to the NL West leaders on Thursday. Clinging to a half-game lead over San Francisco, the Dodgers acquired right-hander Mat Latos from the Marlins and left-hander Alex Wood from the Braves, two pitchers who can move
After whiffing on Cole Hamels, the San Francisco Giants got starter Mike Leake from the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of prospects on Thursday night. The 27-year-old Leake has allowed only two earned runs in his last four starts, all victories. Overall, Leake is 9-5 with a 3.56 ERA in 21 starts this season.
(Reuters) – The San Francisco Giants made a deal for one of the hottest pitchers in baseball on Thursday by acquiring right-handed starter Mike Leake in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds. The Giants sent minor league players Keury Mella and Adam Duvall to the Reds in exchange for the red-hot Leake. The 27-year-old has surrendered just two runs in his last four starts, two of them shutouts. He is
(The Sports Xchange) – Catcher Jason Castro slugged a walk-off home run with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Houston Astros completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels with a 3-0 win Thursday night at Minute Maid Park. Castro was batting .111 (6-for-54) with runners in scoring position before crushing a 1-2 fastball from Angels right-hander Fernando Salas (2-2) out to right field, scoring both third
A rare pre-Civil War baseball card that was handed down as an heirloom within the family of a ballplayer for more than 150 years fetched $179,250 at an auction in Chicago on Thursday. The Brooklyn Atlantics team card from around 1860 was sold at Heritage Auction’s Platinum Night Sports Auctions, which coincides with the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. The auction featured a variety of collectable sports memorabilia
(The Sports Xchange) – The Toronto Blue Jays backed up the acquisition of ace pitcher David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon by blasting three home runs to defeat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 in the evening. The capture of Price came two days after a trade with the Colorado Rockies took shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and right-handed reliever LaTroy Hawkins to the club, who hope the new recruits
Japan’s Ryo Ishikawa fired a hole-in-one during a sparkling eight-under-par 63 to grab a share of the lead at the US PGA Quicken Loans National. The 23-year-old Asian star also reeled off six birdies in a row to match two-time US Open champion Retief Goosen, a South African twice Ishikawa’s age, atop the leaderboard at the 7,385-yard Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. “It was a great day for my putting,”
Leeds boss Neil Redfearn admits he has a couple of players nursing knocks ahead of the Norwich clash following the defeat to Cardiff on Saturday.
Reading boss Steve Clarke could ring the changes for the home game against leaders Bournemouth.
Middlesbrough are boosted by the return to fitness of two key defenders ahead of the clash with Wolves.
Manny Pacquiao has given fans another glimpse of his preparations as he works towards his Las Vegas showdown with Floyd Mayweather.
Over the years, residents in Lambourn have been accustomed to welcoming back champions of the track, such has been the amount of equine talent the area known as the ‘valley of the racehorse’ has produced.
Sale’s hopes of qualification for next season’s European Champions Cup were dealt a hammer blow as they fell to a 25-23 defeat at London Irish.
Rangers returned to winning ways in the Scottish Championship as they eased past Raith Rovers 4-0 at Ibrox.
Mark Walford is after more Kelso prize money on Monday with his autumn course winner Big Sound.
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Exeter moved back into the Aviva Premiership’s top four courtesy of a 21-10 victory over league leaders Northampton at Sandy Park.