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L.A. Loses Piazza To Injured Thumb

National League Catcher Mike Piazza of the Los Angeles Dodgers, off to a torrid start this season with a .537 batting average, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday …


Linares’ Loyalty Given To Castro

American League Omar Linares of Cuba, one of the best amateur baseball player in the world, turned down a $1.5 million offer to play for the New York Yankees. Interviewed …


Calmer Phillies Return To Glory

National League Macho Row no more, the Philadelphia Phillies are a mellower bunch than the chest-thumping, muscle-flexing throwbacks who won the last National League pennant. Still, flashes of the spirit …


Pamela Cox Blames Herself

National League Pamela Cox said Tuesday she was as guilty as her husband, Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox, for a domestic dispute at their Marietta, Ga., home over the weekend. …


Henderson’s Pinch 3-Run Homer In Ninth Beats Mariners

Pinch-hitter Rickey Henderson, who had missed four games with a sore left shoulder, hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night to give the Oakland …


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Indians Unload For Runs Record

American League The Cleveland Indians tied a major-league record Tuesday night by scoring eight runs in the first inning against visiting Kansas City before anyone was out. The outburst, capped …


Cox, Wife Deny Their Fight Involved Assault On His Part

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O’Neal Shoulders Load For Bucs Ball Has Been A Part Of Whitworth Senior’s Life Since Before He Was Born

Whitworth’s Don O’Neal rattles fences with his Copperhead bat. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Giants Set For ‘Rocky’ Pitching

National League San Francisco has been warned: Expect some inside pitches from Colorado tonight. The Giants are unfazed. They plan to pitch the same way. Such is life between the …


Roger The Rocket Nears Return Date

American League Roger Clemens took his first major step toward returning to the Boston Red Sox Monday when he threw for 8 minutes off a mound at the team’s minor …


Canseco Will Represent Self

American League The players’ union rightfully disallowed Jose Canseco from starting his own 40-40 Sports Council, a player agency. There could be no clearer conflict of interest. However, the union …


Phils Sideline Ailing Stocker

National League Philadelphia shortstop Kevin Stocker, a former standout at Spokane’s Central Valley High School, left Friday night’s game against Atlanta with a mild groin strain and is listed as …


Myers’ Seventh-Inning Blast Foils Mariners

Seattle’s Edgar Martinez hands out high fives after unloading a two-run homer in the first inning. Photo by Associated Press


Royals Revive Coleman’s Career

American League The Kansas City Royals placed outfielder Phil Hiatt on the 15-day disabled list with a collapsed right lung Saturday and purchased the contract of Vince Coleman from Triple-A …


M’S For Massacred, As In 10-0 Davis Homers, Singles As Angels Shell Seattle

Chili Davis homered, singled twice and drove in four runs Friday night, and five California Angels pitchers shut out the Seattle Mariners 10-0. Seattle came into Anaheim Stadium with a …


Reds Dispatch Best Prospect

National League Willie Greene, the Cincinnati Reds’ opening-day starter at third base, was demoted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday along with struggling setup man Johnny Ruffin. The Reds plan to …


Blood Fans 11 Vikings In Gu Rout

Area colleges Darin Blood struck out 11 batters in six innings of work to break the Pac-10 North Division single-season strikeout record as the Gonzaga Bulldogs cruised to a 15-5 …


Chief Wahoo Protest Grows

American League More than 50 American Indians and supporters marched peacefully Friday night outside Jacobs Field in Cleveland to protest that the Cleveland Indians’ logo is an ethnic slur. Most …


Yanks’ Homers Bedevil Boston

American League Paul O’Neill led off the eighth inning with a disputed home run and Don Mattingly later connected for a no-doubt drive over the wall, rallying the New York …


Davis Signs, Eats Crow

Less than 24 hours after accusing the California Angels of racism, designated hitter Chili Davis reached agreement with the club on the $11.4 million, three-year deal he sought, and apologized …


The Ballpark, Frankly, Belongs To The M’S Winners Of Eight Straight At Texas Stadium, Mariners Complete A Sweep Of Rangers

There’s no place like The Ballpark at Arlington for the Seattle Mariners. They swept a three-game series in the home of the Texas Rangers with a 5-1 victory Wednesday night …


Nomo’s Now Known Quantity

National League Now that Hideo Nomo has proven he is much more than a curiosity, a former teammate who never doubted the Japanese right-hander’s ability has a sobering message for …


Rangers Assist Disaster Effort

American League The players and management of the Texas Rangers donated $40,000 Wednesday to the relief efforts in the Oklahoma City bombing disaster. The Rangers players and coaches made a …


Abc ‘Settles’ For All-Stars

American League The July 11 All-Star Game at The Ballpark in Arlington, Texas - the game no network wanted to televise - will be aired on ABC. The announcement was …


Nomo, Japan Step Boldly Into Bigs Osaka Native Overpowers Giants Before Dodgers Fall 4-3 In 15

Hideo Nomo was a hit in U.S. debut. Photo by Associated Press


Mariners Run Wild, Rout Rangers 15-3

Late in the game, the Seattle Mariners sent batters to the plate one at a time - they only seemed to come in waves. Eight of them in the seventh …


Backup Umpire Meets Early End

National League Terry Bovey’s job as a replacement umpire ended a few innings early Tuesday night. Bovey, 46, left the Pittsburgh-St. Louis game in the fourth inning with a torn …


Mariners Get Pitching Tim Davis, With Help From Texas’ Bumbling Rangers, Gets Seattle Off To A 4-1 Start

Tim Davis puts his foot down on the Rangers. Photo by Associated Press


Marlins Lose Closer To Elbow Injury

National League Bryan Harvey’s season is over, his career in jeopardy. The Florida Marlins’ $4.5 million closer will be sidelined the rest of the year with a torn ligament in …