College baseball

Chicago White Sox's Ryan LaMarre celebrates hitting a solo home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 14, 2018 - 11:44 pm
DETROIT (AP) — When a major league player hits his first home run, his team usually needs to negotiate with a fan to get the ball. The Chicago White Sox didn't have that problem Tuesday night. Ryan LaMarre's line drive to left field bounced off the top of the bullpen shelter and into the hands of a...
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July 26, 2018 - 3:04 pm
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A Dartmouth College student who was seriously injured during baseball practice is suing the Ivy League school. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Colton French said he was pitching to a batter in a narrow indoor area enclosed by netting in February 2016. It was French's first time...
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Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby speaks during NCAA college football Big 12 media days in Frisco, Texas, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Cooper Neill)
July 16, 2018 - 3:34 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Bob Bowlsby never bought into the negative perceptions some have about the Big 12, and these days the commissioner has plenty of reasons to feel bullish about his league. Even more money is coming into the Big 12, the smallest of the Power Five conferences with only 10 schools...
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July 10, 2018 - 4:28 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sam Esposito, the North Carolina State baseball coach who played in the 1959 World Series for the Chicago White Sox, has died. He was 81. The school says on its website he died Monday at a nursing home in Newland. A cause of was not given. Esposito won 513 games for the...
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New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, left, reacts after throwing out Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts at first base on a soft ground ball to end the top of the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, June 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
June 30, 2018 - 1:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Packed house, summer heat, Red Sox-Yankees for the best record in baseball. So, CC Sabathia, did it feel like a really big night in Bronx? "I wish I could tell you it did," he said, "but it didn't." Instead, he just pitched as if the calendar read October, rather than June. Sabathia...
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Oregon State players and coaches celebrate with their mascot and the trophy after they beat Arkansas 5-0 in Game 3 to win the NCAA College World Series baseball finals, Thursday, June 28, 2018, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 29, 2018 - 5:14 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The popular narrative has been that Oregon State's run to the national championship was fueled by the Beavers' desire to redeem themselves for fizzling out in last year's College World Series. Coach Pat Casey doesn't dispute that. But he says there is more to it. "I think the...
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June 29, 2018 - 12:44 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In a story June 28 about the College World Series between Oregon State and Arkansas, The Associated Press reported erroneously that three infielders had failed to catch a foul ball during Game 2. It was two infielders and the right fielder. A corrected version of the story is...
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Oregon State's Cadyn Grenier, center left, and Adley Rutschman (35) celebrate with teammates after Trevor Larnach hit a two-run home run against Arkansas that scored Grenier during the ninth inning of Game 2 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Oregon State won 5-3. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 28, 2018 - 12:43 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State hadn't been able to catch a break in the College World Series finals. And then the ninth inning happened Wednesday night. Three Arkansas fielders watched a foul ball drop between them with two outs. If one of them catches the ball, the Razorbacks would have locked up...
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Chicago Cubs' Yu Darvish high fives players during the West Michigan Whitecaps at South Bend Cubs baseball game Monday, June 25, 2018 at Four Winds Field in South Bend, Indiana. Darvish was on a one-game rehab assignment with the Class A affiliate of the major league team. (Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune via AP)
June 26, 2018 - 1:42 am
A look at what's happening around baseball today: CHECK HIM The Chicago Cubs might have further word on Yu Darvish after the Japanese ace said he felt soreness in his troubled triceps tendon following a minor league rehab start. Darvish hasn't pitched in the majors since May 20 because of right...
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Oregon State first baseman Zak Taylor (16) smiles after a double play against Mississippi State ended the sixth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 24, 2018 - 6:01 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State has won 109 of 127 baseball games over two seasons with mostly the same cast of players. The Beavers see winning a national championship as the only way to validate their body of work. "Ultimately," Beavers coach Pat Casey said Sunday, "nobody cares how many games...
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