News archive from 1 May 2016, page 15

Greinke solid but Diamondbacks lose late to Rockies

Greinke solid but Diamondbacks lose late to Rockies

PHOENIX — Brad Ziegler has been as effective a closer as the Arizona Diamondbacks have had in recent years, with 33 consecutive save chances converted and six straight scoreless appearances. Then came Saturday night. Ziegler was charged with three...

 
Dodgers end April with 6-game skid, tie for NL West lead

Dodgers end April with 6-game skid, tie for NL West lead

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers ended April with a six-game losing streak, and yet still find themselves tied for the division lead despite an offense that has sputtered badly under first-year manager Dave Roberts. A 5-2 loss to the San Diego Padres on...

 
Miley, Seager lead Mariners past Royals 6-0

Miley, Seager lead Mariners past Royals 6-0

SEATTLE — Wade Miley downplayed his first career shutout, but his Mariners teammates were a bit more effusive. Miley scattered five hits and Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer to cap a four-run first inning off an ineffective Yordano Ventura and pace...

 

Cardinals 3B coach Oquendo to have knee surgery, miss season

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo will undergo right knee replacement surgery next month and won't return to the team this season. The 52-year-old Oquendo was in town Saturday to have the knee examined. He said the recovery...

 
Meet the players Patriots drafted in rounds 4-7

Meet the players Patriots drafted in rounds 4-7

MALCOLM MITCHELL Round: 4th (112th overall) College: Georgia Position: Wide receiver Height: 6-foot Weight: 198 pounds 40 time: 4.45 seconds Strengths: Mitchell was quite productive in 2015, catching 58 passes for 865 yards and five touchdowns. A...

 

Vikings make German WR the 1st player drafted from Europe

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have made German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer the first player drafted straight into the NFL from Europe. The Vikings took the 22-year-old Boehringer in the sixth round Saturday with the 180th overall...

 
Raiders give Mexico a taste of the NFL during draft days

Raiders give Mexico a taste of the NFL during draft days

MEXICO CITY — The Oakland Raiders relocated south for the third day of the NFL draft Saturday. South of the border, that is. Amid sombrero- and lucha libre mask-clad fans, the Raiders announced their late-round picks from Azteca Stadium, where they'll...

 

Jets invite cousin of Giants' Beckham for rookie camp tryout

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Terron Beckham is getting a chance to follow in his famous cousin's football footsteps. The New York Jets invited the running back, a distant relative of Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., to attend their rookie minicamp...

 

Kris Humphries a quick fan of Celtics’ Brad Stevens

Kris Humphries was in the hallway at Philips Arena in Atlanta discussing the coach from his one year with the Celtics when Brad Stevens came walking through with his club. “Speaking of the guy,” said Humphries. “We’re over here talking about you.”...

 
Warriors prepare for round 2 vs. Blazers without Curry

Warriors prepare for round 2 vs. Blazers without Curry

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry's knee injury did little to slow down the Golden State Warriors in their first-round series. Surviving without the reigning league MVP figures to be a little bit harder in the second round against Portland. Golden State...

 
Aldridge has 38 points, Spurs rout Thunder 124-92 in Game 1

Aldridge has 38 points, Spurs rout Thunder 124-92 in Game 1

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs dismantled the Oklahoma City Thunder — in a hurry. LaMarcus Aldridge had 38 points and the Spurs beat the Thunder 124-92 on Saturday night, never trailing in Game 1 of the second-round series. The Spurs scored the...

 
Walton has unfinished work with Warriors before Lakers job

Walton has unfinished work with Warriors before Lakers job

OAKLAND, Calif. — Luke Walton was in no rush to leave his job as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors. He won an NBA championship his first season, went 39-4 as interim coach in place of Steve Kerr to start this season and was part of a...

 

Bruins stay at No. 14 for NHL draft

Well, there will be no quick fixes for the Bruins this offseason. With three chances to move up the board during last night’s NHL draft lottery, the B’s came up all lemons and will remain at the 14th spot that they earned with their close-but-no-cigar...

 

NHL may opt out of Olympics due to added costs from IOC decision

Last week’s news out of Lausanne, Switzerland, may have sounded the death knell for NHL players taking part in the Winter Olympics. The NHL cleared its schedule to allow dozens of star players to participate in the last five Olympic Games, starting...

 

Hit on Maatta and late shoves put Orpik under microscope

WASHINGTON — During their back-to-back Stanley Cup final runs in 2008 and 2009, the Pittsburgh Penguins knew all about what Brooks Orpik can do. The rugged, bruising defenseman's ability to play on the edge was a big part of the Penguins' playoff...

 

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