It was on this day in 2004 that Tom Glavine threw a complete game one-hitter in a 4-0 Mets win over the Rockies, with Glavine losing his no-hit bid with two outs in the eighth inning. Glavine’s gem was one of several near-misses for the Mets in the franchise’s record 8,019 games without a no-hitter before Johan Santana finally got it done on June 1 of last year. Here’s the latest from Flushing Meadows… There are several reasons why the Mets haven’t demoted Ike Davis just yet, writes Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. The first baseman talked…
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have placed right-hander Derek Lowe on unconditional release waivers and signed utility man Mark Teahen (TEA-en) to a minor league contract.
New York State Gaming Commission and New York Racing Association have joined together to enhance Belmont Stakes security.
The UEFA executive committee on Thursday ratified a 10-match minimum ban for racist abuse by players or officials.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tyler Lyons scrolled through his phone, scanning all the text messages congratulating the left-hander on his winning major league debut. His teammates were quite appreciative, too.
CHICAGO (AP) — Clay Buchholz figures a slump will come his way at some point so he’ll enjoy this run while it lasts.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Verlander wasn’t about to let a win slip away in the rain.
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BALTIMORE (AP) — A series that began with a disheartening defeat ended in uplifting fashion for the Baltimore Orioles.
MIAMI (AP) — Once Cliff Lee escaped an early jam, the rest seemed to come easily.
Jarome Iginla and James Neal each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Ottawa Senators 7-3 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Welcome to Warped Wednesday. On this, we’ll put out the rush to judgment mat, go a little too far and have a little fun. Will it be funny? Sometimes. Will it be crazy and largely unbelievable? Probably. Will not everyone get it? Definitely.
Just days after his dominating win in the final segment of the Sprint All-Star Race, the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel made a statement about Johnson’s NASCAR prowess during Wednesday’s Hall of Fame voting.
The panel, led by a prominent NASCAR figure who shall remain nameless because of the secret nature of the vote, petitioned NASCAR officials to hold a vote on Johnson’s election today. The panel argued that there is no better time to acknowledge Johnson’s dominance than while he was currently driving.
Also, the election of Johnson now saves the panel time down the road after Johnson’s retirement. While Johnson has no plans of retiring anytime soon, any future Hall vote would be a formality, so this was simply a move to go through the motions and get the voting process over with.
Unlike Richard Petty and Dale Inman, Chad Knaus’ Hall induction is also tied to Johnson’s. (Inman was elected after Petty.) That was the day’s lengthiest discussion, but it was ultimately decided that it’d be most appropriate that Knaus be inducted with Johnson.
But those two decisions aren’t the most controversial. That distinction belongs to the contentious decision to allow Johnson and Knaus to skip the post-retirement waiting period. After three hours of debate, involving lots of screaming, cursing and enough flying spittle from those shouts to fill up a five gallon bucket, the panel voted 28-27 to induct Knaus and Johnson into the Hall of Fame immediately following their last race. Yes, there will be a separate Hall of Fame Lane set up next to victory lane for the induction ceremonies.
The panel also voted to not let the Fox graphic before the All-Star Race final segment anywhere near the Hall of Fame. A grassroots movement to create the NASCAR Hall of Shame formed, where the graphic and broken parts would live, but it didn’t gain enough traction to be seriously considered.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will have surgery on his left shoulder this week and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
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The Vancouver Canucks have fired coach Alain Vigneault on Wednesday.
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TORONTO (AP) — Jose Bautista is one dangerous hitter, and he loves to come to the plate with the game on the line.