TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays will promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. before Friday's game against the Oakland Athletics.
Masters champion Tiger Woods plans to compete in Japan for the first time in 13 years.
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday.
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A county prosecutor declined to charge Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill with a crime Wednesday in a domestic incident that involved his fiance and their 3-year-old child.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Talk about a culture change.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Padres rookie Chris Paddack wasn't feeling well and walked Mariners leadoff batter Mitch Haniger on four straight fastballs, none of which was faster than 91 mph.
NHL players and coaches were split Wednesday on whether changes are needed to video review protocol a day after a major penalty played a dramatic role in San Jose's Game 7 victory over Vegas.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power got his first real glimpse at IndyCar's new debris deflector Wednesday. He is still getting used to the small piece on the front of his race car.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have reiterated repeatedly during an eventful offseason that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains the team's unquestioned leader. They have handed him a new deal to prove it.
NEW YORK (AP) — A key prosecution witness at a trial highlighting corruption in college basketball testified for a second day Wednesday about money he paid to college football players to secure them as clients as he described how vulnerable young athletes become prey for vulture-like agents and managers.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell was frustrated with his performance, but at least his toe came through OK.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — One St. Louis Cardinals pitcher reached a career milestone, while another added to his growing reputation as one of the league's toughest relievers.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have made a habit of inciting controversy during the NFL draft in the Andy Reid era by acquiring players that have a history of off-the-field issues.
WACO, Texas (AP) — National champion Baylor has accepted an invitation to visit the White House next week.
BOSTON (AP) — The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin admitted Wednesday to accepting a $100,000 bribe in a wide-ranging college admissions bribery scheme and has agreed to cooperate with authorities investigating the high-profile case.
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the cases against parents and coaches charged in the college admissions bribery scheme (all times local):
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's quick growth in sports gambling means it could surpass Nevada next year as the top sports betting market in the United States, its governor said Wednesday.
San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich goes to the playoffs every season.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel adjusted the targeting rule in college football, allowing video review officials to overturn calls if any element of the penalty cannot be confirmed.
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that pitcher Gio González and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a one-year contract guaranteeing the 33-year-old left-hander $2 million.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw are playing free concerts in Nashville during the NFL Draft, but the hundreds of musicians working in honky tonk clubs just blocks from the draft stage want football fans to remember to tip the band.
ATLANTA (AP) — The return of the Final Four to Atlanta in 2020 also will bring the Division II and III championships back to the city.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco finally caught a break.
BOSTON (AP) — Another Game 7 matchup between Boston and Toronto, another victory for the Bruins.
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have reason to believe this is the year their playoff run doesn't end in failure and frustration.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 76ers have gone south in Toronto.
BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins needed performances from up and down their roster to outlast the Toronto Maples Leafs in yet another seven-game slugfest between the Original Six franchises.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In San Jose, the game will always be remembered as the Pavelski Payback for the four goals scored on one power play after the Sharks' captain was knocked out cold, turning around a wild Game 7 that finally ended in overtime.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After Damian Lillard hit his walk-off 3-pointer to send the Trail Blazers along in the playoffs, he waved goodbye to the Thunder bench.
DENVER (AP) — After a sputtering start to their postseason, the Denver Nuggets are starting to look like the team that ended a six-year playoff drought in such dramatic fashion.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit by a former sports reporter.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid showed no mercy. He buried a 3-pointer that gave the 76ers a 24-point lead and waved his arms like a boss, exhorting an already jacked crowd to get louder.
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors turned in another dominant defensive effort, extending their playoff winning streak to a team-record four and clinching a berth in the second round.
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is reviewing Bryce Harper's rant at an umpire, trying to determine whether the Philadelphia Phillies star should be disciplined.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians' powerful pitching is suddenly problematic.
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday:
NEW YORK (AP) — Big deals for Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and others that included large signing bonuses masked an otherwise flat market for the second straight offseason that caused Major League Baseball's opening-day payrolls to drop by $43 million for 2019.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit that accuses Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault (all times local):
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Justin Williams doesn't lose in Game 7. Except that one time.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A video that police say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying a massage parlor worker for sex should not be publicly released for now because it would ruin his chance for a fair trial, a judge ruled Tuesday.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have locked down Jared Goff through the 2020 season, and they intend to keep their franchise quarterback around for a whole lot longer.
BOSTON (AP) — A former University of Southern California soccer coach and a California insurance executive became the latest people to agree to plead guilty in a college admissions cheating scandal that has netted prominent parents and Hollywood stars, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Most players for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs live in hotels or apartments during the season, but one of the team's minor league pitchers has chosen to live in a self-built tiny house this summer.
The phone started ringing in the days after Tiger Woods won the Masters.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs acquired pass rusher Frank Clark from the Seattle Seahawks for a package of picks Tuesday, then quickly agreed with him on a $105 million, five-year contract, as they continue to overhaul their much-maligned defense.
NEW YORK (AP) — A scandal in which college basketball coaches were bribed to steer NBA-bound players to favored agents and money managers was motivated by greed, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday — before defense lawyers criticized the case as an FBI-led setup.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After the Yankees' vaunted closer blew a 12th-inning lead, but before New York manufactured another run while striking out four times in the 14th, an Angels outfielder playing second base for the first time in his pro career dived to stop a grounder and made a fine throw to get the out at first.
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
DENVER (AP) — In response to an early call, Toronto coach Nick Nurse formed the perfect "O'' with his mouth and held it for a dozen or so seconds.
BOSTON (AP) — Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy doesn't want to change too much heading into Game 7 of Boston's first-round series against Toronto, explaining that his players "are a bit like dogs."