Softball

Deanna Price, of the United States, celebrates winning the gold medal for the women's hammer throw at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
September 28, 2019 - 8:19 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The very first time DeAnna Price tried to throw the hammer, it smacked her in the head. She figured that's the end of that. Good thing she kept on trying. The former softball standout, who used track and field only to stay in shape, put America on the board in the quirky little...
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David Fox, from left, with his sons Dewey and Jimmy put their hands together as they wrap up practicing baseball at a nearby baseball field in northeast Washington, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. David Fox and his wife, Mary Ann, have a rule for their sons, 11-year-old Dewey and 8-year-old Jimmy: They have to play a team sport. The kids get to choose which one. Dewey tried soccer and Jimmy had a go at flag football, but every spring and fall, their first choice is baseball. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 23, 2019 - 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Fox and his wife, Mary Ann, have a rule for their sons, 11-year-old Dewey and 8-year-old Jimmy: They have to play a team sport. The kids get to choose which one. Dewey tried soccer and Jimmy had a go at flag football, but for them, nothing compares to baseball. "They always...
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August 14, 2019 - 1:08 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Maddy Freking's left foot points back toward home plate as she assumes her stance inside a mesh batting cage on the grounds of Little League headquarters. The bat head swivels slightly as she stands tall, with that angled left foot helping her stay square to the pitch...
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New York Mets' Pete Alonso hits a home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, July 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 08, 2019 - 5:38 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — We've seen Reggie hit the light tower, Pete Rose crush a catcher to score the winning run and a tribute to Ted Williams that sent shivers through Fenway Park. But come the All-Star Game on Tuesday night, baseball fans might witness something they've never seen before. Automatic...
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Sam Huff, of the Texas Rangers, runs after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of the MLB All-Star Futures baseball game, Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Cleveland. The MLB baseball All-Star Game is to be played Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 07, 2019 - 10:44 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — On this night, baseball's future stayed undecided. Texas catching prospect Sam Huff's two-run homer in the seventh inning rallied the American League to a 2-2 tie with the National League on Sunday — and provided the first glimpse of an All-Star tiebreaker — in a Futures Game that...
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FILE -In this Sept. 18, 2017 photograph, Pete Frates, who is stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, listens to a guest at Fenway Park in Boston. On Thursday, June 27, 2019, Boston College unveiled plans for the Pete Frates Center, a new indoor baseball and softball training facility that will be named after the alumnus who helped popularize the ice bucket challenge. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
June 27, 2019 - 12:29 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College says its new indoor baseball and softball training facility will be named after the alumnus who helped popularize the ice bucket challenge. The college unveiled plans Wednesday for the Pete Frates (FRAY'-tees) Center during a ceremony attended by Frates and his family...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, UCLA's Rachel Garcia pitches against Oklahoma during the first inning of Game 2 of the best-of-three championship series in the NCAA softball Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. UCLA softball player Rachel Garcia has been named Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. Garcia was presented with the Honda Cup on Monday night, June 24, 2019, in a ceremony at Galen Center on the USC campus.(AP Photo/Alonzo Adams, File)
June 25, 2019 - 9:08 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA softball player Rachel Garcia has earned the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year award. Garcia was presented with the Honda Cup on Monday night in a ceremony at Galen Center on the USC campus. The junior pitcher from Palmdale, California, was selected most outstanding...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, UCLA's Rachel Garcia pitches against Oklahoma during the first inning of Game 2 of the best-of-three championship series in the NCAA softball Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. UCLA softball player Rachel Garcia has been named Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. Garcia was presented with the Honda Cup on Monday night, June 24, 2019, in a ceremony at Galen Center on the USC campus.(AP Photo/Alonzo Adams, File)
June 25, 2019 - 9:08 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA softball player Rachel Garcia has earned the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year award. Garcia was presented with the Honda Cup on Monday night in a ceremony at Galen Center on the USC campus. The junior pitcher from Palmdale, California, was selected most outstanding...
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UCLA's Rachel Garcia pitches against Oklahoma during the first inning of Game 2 of the best-of-three championship series in the NCAA softball Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
June 05, 2019 - 1:08 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — UCLA is back on top. Kinsley Washington's RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted the Bruins past Oklahoma 5-4 on Tuesday night, and UCLA won the championship series 2-0. It is the Bruins' 13th national title, 12th NCAA title and first championship since 2010. "...
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The UCLA dugout celebrates in the sixth inning of the first game of the best-of-three championship series against Oklahoma in the NCAA softball Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
June 04, 2019 - 12:08 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After rolling past Oklahoma in record fashion, the UCLA Bruins now have to forget about it. Rachel Garcia hit a two-run homer and gave up one run in five innings, and UCLA routed Oklahoma 16-3 Monday night to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three championship series. The Bruins...
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