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Clemens Displays Old Form

American League Roger Clemens wants to slip quietly back to a team that was strong without him. There’s not much chance of that if he keeps pitching as well as …


Pittsburgh Beats Long Odds At Riverfront

National League Jon Lieber had two things working against him Wednesday: He’d never beaten Cincinnati, and the Pittsburgh Pirates almost never win at the Reds’ Riverfront Stadium. It looked like …


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Royals Send Their Leftovers - For Now Quinn, 11th-Rounder From Rice, Highest Pick Slated For Indians

Don’t consult David Letterman’s “Top-Ten List” for the names of 1995 Spokane Indians players. Through Tuesday, the Kansas City Royals haven’t assigned any top-10 draft picks to Spokane’s Northwest League …


Piniella Left Hamstrung Pitching Collapses In M’S Loss; Buhner Sidelined With Injury

During the bad times in Shea Stadium, New York manager Dave Johnson would trudge to the mound while Mets fans pelted him with boos and chicken bones. Back in the …


Miami Bats Ready For Rematch With Usc Hurricanes Augment Pitching In Time For Trojans, Who Top Fsu

For a team that relies on good pitching and defense, the Miami Hurricanes have picked an excellent time to become the hottest hitting team at the College World Series. Miami …


Braves’ Powwow Produces Big Pow

National League Maybe the Atlanta Braves should call a team meeting more often. After dropping five consecutive games, the club held a players-only meeting before Monday’s 7-5 win over Chicago. …


Yankees Continue Frustrating Streak

American League Buck Showalter breezes by the standings in the sports section quickly. Steve Howe thinks the New York Yankees stink. Luis Polonia called the last five weeks a nightmare. …


Worrell Back In Vintage Form

Todd Worrell changed his repretroire to become more effective. Photo by Associated Press


Fullerton Unbeaten In Cws; Stanford Wins To Stay Alive Florida State, Usc To Square Off In Second Winners’ Bracket Feature

Fullerton State’s Mark Kotsay went 4 for 4 with four RBIs, and Jon Ward allowed four hits in seven innings to lead the top-seeded Titans over No. 5 Tennessee 11-1 …


Johnson Has Orioles Talking Koufax Lefty Ace Goes To 6-0 With Three-Hit Shutout As Seattle Tips Baltimore To Cut Losing Streak

Seattle’s Randy Johnson has a fling in Baltimore. Photo by Associated Press


Bat Tests Negative; Batter Stays Mad

American League The bat was cleared, but the intrigue continues. The American League office announced Monday that X-rays of Tony Phillips’ bat show “no sign of tampering or an illegal …


Bonds Stands Pat After Mental Error

National League Booed by Giants fans for standing in place while a ball flew over his head for a two-run double in a 7-2 loss Monday to the New York …


Ballpark Support Slow To Develop

It’s only another dime on every hundred bucks in purchases. But a proposed sales-tax boost to buy the Seattle Mariners a new ballpark appears to have fewer fans than, well, …


Seattle Rotation Spinning Circles

Dave Fleming returns from the bullpen. Photo by Associated Press


Piazza Hits Hr In First Game Back

National League Mike Piazza celebrated his return to the Los Angeles lineup with a home run. But it was an infield dribbler that made the difference for the Dodgers on …


Pen Authors Latest M’S Loss Belcher Tosses 9 Scoreless Innings, But Ayala Can’t Hold Lead In 2-1 Loss

Edgar Martinez slides safely into third of Tim Naehring’s tag, but Boston sweeps Seattle. Photo by Associated Press


Fullerton Gives Stanford Familiar Medicine At Cws

D.C. Olsen singled in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning and AllAmerican Mark Kotsay made it stand up in relief as top-seeded Fullerton State held off …


Fractured Right Foot Sidelines Williams

National League Matt Williams, the San Francisco third baseman who began the day leading the N.L. in homers, runs batted in and batting average, fractured a bone in his right …


Martinez Not Perfect Enough, Only Through 9

Pedro Martinez of Montreal became only the second pitcher in the history of the major leagues to take a perfect game into extra innings, but he allowed a leadoff double …


Red Sox Give M’S The Boot Seattle Comebacks Wasted In 10-8 Loss As 5-Spot In Rotation Hardly Worth Dime

Home plate umpire Jim Joyce offers Lou Piniella directions during second inning. Photo by Associated Press


Prairie’s Deboer No-Hits Moscow

Brett DeBoer pitched a five-inning no-hitter and contributed three singles Sunday as Prairie completed a nonleague American Legion doubleheader sweep of Moscow. DeBoer struck out 10 batters to win the …


Slow-Starting Sox Give Lamont Hook

American League Gene Lamont, the American League’s manager of the year two seasons ago, was fired Friday by the Chicago White Sox following the team’s miserable start. The White Sox, …


Florida State, Miami Set Date For Sunday

Florida State-Oklahoma was as thrilling as Miami-Southern Cal was ugly. The Seminoles’ 3-2 victory over the Sooners and the Hurricanes’ 15-10 win over the Trojans set up a seventh meeting …


Sans Hitman, M’S Can’t Lose Top Pitchman

So the GoodFellas of the Bronx have sworn a vendetta against that rival mob boss, Big Unit. Is there such a thing as a gangland spiking? If it’s hard to …


Valentin’s Day In Boston Clemens Upstaged By Red Sox Shortstop, Who Cranks Three Hrs To Beat M’S 6-5

Seattle handled an erratic Roger Clemens in his first game back from a shoulder injury, but didn’t fare as well against the rest of the Red Sox. Photo by Associated …


Navarro’s Sorrow Left Back In A.L.

National League Last year, Jaime Navarro’s record was lousy. Now it’s perfect. The unbeaten right-hander allowed three hits in 6 1/3 innings for his fifth victory Friday, leading the Chicago …


Johnson To Leyritz: Bring It On

Randy Johnson had spent 48 hours listening to Jim Leyritz explain on ESPN just what he intended to do the next time he encountered the Big Unit - even if …


Rogers Raises Rangers

Kenny Rogers pitched six more shutout innings, extending his streak to 39 before it ended, and the return of Juan Gonzalez helped the Texas Rangers to a 6-3 victory over …


First-Round Picks Square Off In College World Series Today

The pressure is off Florida State pitching ace Jonathan Johnson. It’s time to have fun.