BOSTON (AP) - The way Mike Aviles hit as Jacoby Ellsbury's replacement in the lineup, the Red Sox didn't have to worry about the leadoff spot.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - As athletic director Jeff Long walked out of the room after telling Arkansas' players that Bobby Petrino had been fired Thursday evening, a void in leadership had already formed.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Michael Brantley had one hit in 17 at-bats during Cleveland's season-opening homestand. One measly hit.
GIANTS 4, ROCKIES 2
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Sean Payton handed over control of his team to Joe Vitt once before and the Saints have decided to do it again.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas finally get to play a home opener for the Kansas City Royals.
HAYS (AP) - Officials at Fort Hays State University have issued their first statement on the weekend arrests of five basketball players following a weekend fight.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians may have found a boost for their stagnant offense.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino and his mistress exchanged more than 4,300 text messages and nearly 300 phone calls over the past seven months - on game days, before dawn and even as the police report that hastened his downfall was being released to the public, according to a review of his business cellphone records by The Associated Press.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Nothing new for Jonny Gomes getting hit by a pitch to win a game in extra innings. Strangely, it happened to him just last season when he was plunked by Brad Lidge to hand the Washington Nationals a victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
NATIONALS 4, METS 0
DENVER (AP) - Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love was helped off the floor by medical personnel after taking an inadvertent elbow to the head from JaVale McGee when the Nuggets center went up for a shot on Wednesday night.
WACO, Texas (AP) - The NCAA put Baylor on three years of probation Wednesday after an investigation turned up hundreds of impermissible telephone calls and text messages sent to prep recruits by coaches and assistants on the basketball teams.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Danny Duffy pitched six sharp innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 in a rain-shortened game on Tuesday night.
MIAMI (AP) - A contrite Ozzie Guillen sat in the heart of Little Havana seeking forgiveness for what the Miami Marlins manager called the biggest mistake of his life - saying he admired Fidel Castro.
WICHITA (AP) - Playing in front of a spirited crowd in one of the biggest home games in school history, Wichita State responded.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Rick Barnes was asked what made Kansas forward Perry Ellis so difficult to contain, and the Texas coach twice pointed out the way his senior instincts have developed.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Eric Hosmer hit a basketball, football and volleyball for a PlayStation commercial at Surprise Stadium, the spring training home of the Kansas City Royals.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg wouldn't have wanted it any other way. The Cyclones had a one-point advantage and leading-scorer Georges Niang throwing the ball inbounds with less than 20 seconds left.
WACO, Texas (AP) - With yet another 20-win season under Scott Drew secured, Baylor forward Rico Gathers is thinking more about the two times the Bears have been a win away from the Final Four under their coach.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Florida State's Jameis Winston showed Saturday there's nothing wrong with his throwing shoulder.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Perry Ellis had five long days to think about six quick seconds.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs released wide receivers Donnie Avery and A.J. Jenkins on Tuesday as they began to clear roster and salary cap space ahead of what could be a busy offseason.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Shaquille Morris scored a career-high 17 points to lead No. 13 Wichita State to an 84-62 over Southern Illinois on Tuesday night.
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