UNLV will need to win the Mountain West baseball tournament to advance to a regional for the second year in a row. The Rebels needed to win at least two of three from first-place San Diego State this weekend, but the Aztecs clinched the series with a 7-6 victory Saturday.
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Will Ferrell is ready to take the mound — and every other position — for a new HBO special from his Funny or Die, in partnership with Major League Baseball.
Promising Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman is expected to miss the entire 2015 season because of a torn ACL in his left knee, the American League team said on Tuesday.
A 21-year-old minor league baseball player with the Cincinnati Reds was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of aggravated assault after police said he threw a rock and struck his girlfriend in the head outside a Glendale restaurant.
Individual game tickets for the 51s will go on sale at noon Monday at the Cashman Field box office. Tickets, which range from $11 to $15, also can be purchased through Ticketmaster (800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com).
Entering Saturday’s game against UNR, the running joke around UNLV’s clubhouse was that right-hander Kenny Oakley would go winless this season, but the team would still win every game in which he pitched.
Green Valley baseball coach Corey Gehlken said he was looking forward to a long nap.
UNLV found itself in prime position to snap a three-game losing streak with pitcher D.J. Myers cruising on the mound early and the team leading UNR 4-1 after six innings.
A Florida man who pleaded guilty to helping smuggle Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Yasiel Puig out of Cuba was sentenced to one month in prison followed by five months of house arrest, a federal judge ruled on Friday.
Spencer Faught pitches a one-hitter for Bonanza, which bats around twice in the five-inning win in the Bengal Varsity Tournament. The Bengals will meet defending Division I state champion Liberty on Friday in the round-robin tournament.
San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence suffered a broken left forearm when he was hit by a pitch on Thursday during a Cactus League game against the Chicago Cubs and will be sidelined for six to eight weeks.
We are coming off a pretty tough weekend. Obviously you never want to go 0-and-3 against any team, but that was the case against Fresno State last week. But that’s the game and sometimes those baseball gods aren’t on your side.
The Aggies were the Northwest League’s No. 1 playoff seed last season but went 1-2, including a 21-7 loss to Palo Verde in the Sunset Region tournament that ended their season. Led by all-state shortstop Nick Quintana, Arbor View has high hopes for this season.
Don’t count Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz as a big fan of baseball’s new speed-up-the-game plan.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will visit the Texas Rangers’ spring training camp again this year, stopping by on March 28 for an exhibition game against the San Diego Padres.
New York’s Alex Rodriguez will have to wait a little longer before he plays in a “real” game for the Yankees after a 17-month layoff due to suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s drug rules.
New York manager Joe Girardi is expected to decide by Monday if Alex Rodrigues will play in the Yankees’ spring opener on Tuesday.
The Chicago White Sox legend was the city’s first black major league player, the Chicago Tribune said.
Taylor Ward’s two-run homer in the first inning was all the offense Fresno State needed Saturday in its 2-1 win over UNLV in a Mountain West baseball game in Fresno, Calif.
Manny Argomaniz hit a three-run homer and Austin Guibor a solo shot in the first inning Friday in leading Fresno State to a 10-5 win over UNLV in the Rebels’ Mountain West baseball opener in Fresno, Calif.
Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto shed no new light on reported off-field issues and said outfielder Josh Hamilton is at home rehabbing from surgery. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, Hamilton had a relapse of cocaine use.
After eight games, we are 6-2 to open the year and we are pretty excited about that. We know it is a long year and we still have a lot of work to do, but it is a good start as we head into conference play.
A look at the rookies to watch for each team this spring, according to The Sports Xchange’s network of baseball correspondents.