1:05 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants will play in the first regular-season Major League Baseball games in Mexico City next year, three seasons after the first scheduled matchup there was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. San Francisco and San Diego will play a two-game
12:34 PM ET ESPN News Services CLEVELAND — Gunnar Henderson quickly turned his major league debut into a success. Henderson, called up by the Baltimore Orioles earlier in the day, homered in the fourth inning Wednesday night against the Cleveland Guardians. The 21-year-old hit a 2-2 pitch from Cleveland’s Triston McKenzie an estimated 429 feet
3:51 PM ET Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Lee Thomas, an All-Star player who eventually became the architect of the 1993 NL champion Philadelphia Phillies, has died. He was 86. Thomas died Wednesday at his home in St. Louis, the Phillies announced. No details about the cause were given. Thomas was Philadelphia’s general manger from 1988-97,
2:54 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI — The Rays placed ace left-hander Shane McClanahan on the 15-day injured list because of a left shoulder impingement on Wednesday, a day after he was a late scratch from Tampa Bay’s 7-2 win over the Miami Marlins. McClanahan cut his pregame warmup short Tuesday because of the injury.
5:56 PM ET NEW YORK — Mets rookie third baseman Brett Baty will undergo surgery Thursday after an MRI revealed a UCL tear in his right thumb, the team announced Wednesday. The typical time of return from a UCL tear is around five weeks. The Mets placed Baty on the 10-day injured list retroactive to
3:25 PM ET CHICAGO — White Sox manager Tony La Russa is out indefinitely as he undergoes medical tests in Arizona, according to the team on Wednesday. La Russa, 77, missed Tuesday night’s game against the Kansas City Royals after participating in regular pregame activities. Within an hour of first pitch, doctors advised him not
Tim David has been included in Australia’s squad for their T20 World Cup title defence next month in a move that could represent a significant shift for the game. David will also tour India for the three T20Is in mid-September which will provide preparation for the tournament and give him his first opportunity with Australia.
6:43 PM ET Vanderbilt freshmen Daniel Martin and Maurice Edwards are no longer with the program and are expected to enter the transfer portal. Commodores coach Clark Lea didn’t specify the reason for the players’ departures, but said in a statement that it’s his responsibility to ensure “a strong ecosystem” exists around the program. Neither
6:13 PM ET The NCAA has adopted proposals to speed up and modernize infractions rulings, while also implementing transfer windows for all sports that will begin immediately. The NCAA board of directors met virtually Wednesday and approved three proposals, including the elimination of the Independent Accountability Resolution Process (IARP), implemented in 2019 following a recommendation
6:18 PM ET Associated Press Aaron Donald downplayed swinging a helmet at Cincinnati Bengals players in a brawl at a joint practice between last season’s Super Bowl teams this past Thursday. “It was just a practice. It was football,” Donald said Wednesday in an interview for an upcoming episode of the AP Pro Football Podcast.