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Friday MLB scores, highlights, updates, news: First Darvish-Tanaka matchup in MLB

Plus the Tigers release K-Rod, the Red Sox add two veterans and more from Friday baseball<p>Friday occasions a full schedule of 15 night games, so let's jump right in ...<p>Final scores<p>Texas Rangers at New York Yankees (GameTracker) <br>Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals (GameTracker) <br>Baltimore Orioles …

Baseball

LA Kings select center Gabe Vilardi with No. 11 pick in 2017 NHL Draft

The LA Kings hadn’t made a first-round selection in the NHL Draft since 2014. So with the No. 11 pick they played to their strengths: tough and big …

Ice Hockey

Diana Taurasi makes history

Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi is the WNBA's all-time leading scorer. Michael Gonzales/Getty Images<p>This week kicked off with history, as Phoenix …

Basketball

Orioles' struggling pitching staff ties 93-year-old record

Heading into Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Baltimore Orioles had a chance to tie an unenviable record held by the 1924 Philadelphia …

Baltimore Orioles

LOOK: Derek Carr takes hilarious jab at Seahawks for Super Bowl XLIX blunder

Marshawn Lynch will probably appreciate this shout out by his new quarterback<p>If the Raiders ever have the ball on the 1-yard line during the waning seconds of a Super Bowl, you can probably safely assume that they won't be making the same mistake the Seahawks made near the end of Super Bowl XLIX.<p>Of …

NFL

Butler trade sets the stage for looming free agency

As draft night approached, some of the heavy hitters in the NBA — Cleveland, San Antonio, Houston, Boston, the Clippers among them — were jockeying, making calls and looking for deals to try to position themselves to make a run at the Golden State juggernaut.<p>The Warriors' greatness has forced the …

NBA

Miami Dolphins: Did they try and lure Peyton Manning out of retirement last season?

The Miami Dolphins wanted an upgrade at quarterback when Ryan Tannehill went down last season. They reached out to Peyton Manning.<p>The Miami Dolphins …

NFL

Blackhawks make surprising trades while Devils take Nico Hischier first overall at NHL draft

The NHL’s annual entry draft almost always doubles as a big swap meet, the league’s version of a spring garage sale, where teams look for hidden treasures amid all the clear-out merchandise.<p>But rarely does a draft host city, in this case, Chicago, complete the sort of massive overhaul to its team …

Ice Hockey

Former Giants lineman will have city behind him for Bellator bout

Matt Mitrione wouldn’t have been surprised to receive a text message on Friday from Michael Strahan or Jesse Palmer commenting about “how fat I …

UFC

2017 NHL Draft: Devils take Nico Hischier No. 1; Flyers land Nolan Patrick

New Jersey makes the Halifax Mooseheads star the first overall selection in this year's draft<p>The New Jersey Devils have their man.<p>Picking No. 1 in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on Friday night, the Devils made Nico Hischier, an 18-year-old phenom from Switzerland and a fast riser out of the Quebec Major …

Ice Hockey

Coyotes cap wild week with 2 trades to fill 3 voids

<b>GLENDALE, Ariz. —</b> Big changes were expected when Andrew Barroway became sole owner of the Arizona Coyotes earlier this month.<p>The Coyotes didn’t waste …

Ice Hockey

See 7 awesome moments from the day the Red Sox retired David Ortiz's number

David Ortiz had his number retired at Fenway Park on Friday in front of tons of cheering Red Sox fans. It was a great moment for the franchise, and for Ortiz and his family.<p>Here are some of the greatest moments from the day, in no particular order:<p>1. Ortiz walking on the field as fans roar<p>2. Ortiz …

Baseball

LSU beats Oregon State 3-1 at CWS, ending 23-game win streak

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Alex Lange limited top-seeded Oregon State to two hits over 7 1/3 innings, and LSU ended the Beavers' 23-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory on Friday to set up a winner-take-all Bracket 1 final at the College World Series.<p>The teams will meet again Saturday, with the winner …

Oregon State University

8 highlights from Big Papi's number retirement ceremony

No. 34 will forever hang inside Fenway Park after the Boston Red Sox officially retired the number of David Ortiz in a pregame ceremony on …

Baseball

Magic Johnson on trading D'Angelo Russell out of L.A.: 'I needed a leader'

Lakers traded Russell to the Nets along with Timofey Mozgov in exchange for Brook Lopez and a first-round pick<p>For the second time in three years, the Los Angeles Lakers have come out of the NBA Draft after picking No. 2 overall thinking they found their point guard of the future.<p>This time around it …

Basketball

Photo: Comparing NBA Draft Attire, 2003 vs. 2017

Let’s all take a moment to appreciate how fashion has evolved.<p>The 2017 NBA Draft took place last night, and we got to witness a lot of talented …

Basketball

Rookie Ed Jones thrust into leadership position at IndyCar's Dale Coyne Racing

Jun 23,2017<p>ELKHART LAKE – Ed Jones’ goal as a Verizon IndyCar Series rookie was to learn from one of the best.<p>His teammate at Dale Coyne Racing was Sebastien Bourdais, who won four consecutive titles in the Champ Car World Series a decade ago, then raced in Formula One and had won four IndyCar …

Motorsport

2017 NHL Draft: Top prospect who couldn't do a single pull-up goes No. 8 to Sabres

Casey Mittelstadt goes off the board in the top 10 picks of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft<p>No pull-ups, no problem.<p>Three weeks after he couldn't do a single pull-up at the NHL combine, the United States Hockey League's Casey Mittelstadt came off the board in the first 10 picks of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, …

Ice Hockey

From Bronx to Tokyo, Darvish vs Tanaka creates buzz

NEW YORK (AP) — Snuggled in his baby pouch, 3-month-old Toma Tsubota probably won’t remember being at Yankee Stadium for his first baseball game.<p>His …

Major League Baseball

Rangers get talented Swede who models himself on champion

CHICAGO — Maybe it was the Swedish connection that made the Rangers want to move up in the draft.<p>Either way, after making a major trade earlier in …

Ice Hockey

Flyers trade Brayden Schenn to Blues for Lehtera, picks

The Philadelphia Flyers traded forward Brayden Schenn to the St. Louis Blues for the 27th overall pick in this year's draft, center Jori Lehtera, and …

Ice Hockey

Golden Nugget Spread For Notre Dame vs. Michigan State Released

The Golden Nugget spread for Notre Dame vs. Michigan State has been released.<p>Neither Notre Dame nor Michigan State gave their fans much to cheer for …

College Football

McIlroy just survives cut, Day signs for wrong score

(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy almost missed the cut at the Travelers Championship on Friday after his foot slipped while playing his approach shot to the final hole, leading to an unexpected bogey in Cromwell, Connecticut.<p>But while the Northern Irishman eventually advanced to the weekend without a …

Golf

Giancarlo Stanton talks about the Marlins' 2-0 win over the Cubs

2:44<p>3:42<p>Don Mattingly talks about the Marlins' 11-1 loss to the Cubs<p>2:41<p>Giancarlo Stanton talks about his go-ahead hit in the Marlins' 2-1 win over …

Baseball

Report: Clippers' Chris Paul declines option, will become unrestricted free agent

Veteran guard has spent the past six seasons with the Clippers<p>Early Friday evening, the news broke that Blake Griffin had decided to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers in order to become an unrestricted free agent.<p>Now, less than an hour later, we have news that …

Basketball

Crowder likes tweets from Celtics fans hoping he gets traded

Jae Crowder won't soon forget the lack of loyalty being shown to him from several Boston Celtics fans.<p>The 26-year-old forward liked a series of …

Basketball

Golden Nugget Spread For Penn State vs. Iowa Released

The Golden Nugget spread for the huge Big Ten matchup between Penn State and Iowa has been released.<p>Last season, Penn State finished with an 8-1 mark …

College Football

Report: Wolves targeting Kyle Lowry, Jrue Holiday, other point guards in free agency

May 3, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) reacts in the third quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers in game two of the …

Basketball

Magic Johnson says he 'expects' Lakers to retire a Ball jersey one day

Lonzo Ball was officially introduced as a Los Angeles Laker on Friday after being drafted No. 2 the night before. The team president, Magic Johnson, had high praise for the 19-year-old at the start of the press conference.<p>Magic called Lonzo “the new face of the Lakers,” and he even said that he …

Basketball

Kings waive guard Arron Afflalo

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have waived guard Arron Afflalo one year after signing him as a free agent.<p>The Kings cut ties with Afflalo on Friday before his entire $12.5 million contract for 2017-18 would become guaranteed. Afflalo will get $1.5 million instead.<p>Afflalo averaged …

NBA