College baseball

Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, speaks to reporters during the Major League Baseball General Manager Meetings Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Carlsbad, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 08, 2018 - 1:21 am
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The agent for free agent Bryce Harper and many of baseball's top players claims rebuilding teams have become a "competitive cancer" that caused this season's 4 percent attendance drop. As the sport's officials start to consider possible rules changes to spark offense and...
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New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, left, reacts after throwing out Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts at first base on a soft ground ball to end the top of the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, June 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
June 30, 2018 - 12:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Packed house, summer heat, Red Sox-Yankees for the best record in baseball. So, CC Sabathia, did it feel like a really big night in Bronx? "I wish I could tell you it did," he said, "but it didn't." Instead, he just pitched as if the calendar read October, rather than June. Sabathia...
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Oregon State players celebrate after they beat Arkansas 5-0 in Game 3 to win the NCAA College World Series baseball finals, Thursday, June 28, 2018, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 28, 2018 - 9:39 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Freshman Kevin Abel threw a two-hitter for his record fourth victory in the College World Series, and Oregon State beat Arkansas 5-0 on Thursday night for its third national championship. Abel was nothing short of spectacular against an Arkansas team still reeling from a foul...
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Oregon State's Trevor Larnach (11) celebrates his two-run home run against Arkansas during the ninth inning in Game 2 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)
June 27, 2018 - 10:34 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State's Trevor Larnach hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning after Arkansas blew a chance to lock up the national championship, and the Beavers forced a third and final game in the College World Series finals with a 5-3 victory Wednesday night...
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Oregon State first baseman Zak Taylor (16) smiles after a double play against Mississippi State ended the sixth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 24, 2018 - 3:47 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State has won 109 of 127 baseball games over two seasons with mostly the same cast of players. They see winning a national championship as the only way to validate their body of work. "Ultimately," Beavers coach Pat Casey said Sunday, "nobody cares how many games you win...
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Oregon State pitcher Kevin Abel works against Mississippi State in the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 23, 2018 - 10:25 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kevin Abel and Jake Mulholland combined on a four-hitter, Tyler Malone hit his third home run of the College World Series, and Oregon State survived some ninth-inning drama to beat Mississippi State 5-2 on Saturday night to reach the best-of-three finals against Arkansas. As they...
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Arkansas pitcher Isaiah Campbell works against Florida in the fifth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 22, 2018 - 11:54 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn had a simple message for his Razorbacks before they played Florida for a spot in the College World Series finals Friday night. "I don't care if they have the best player in the SEC and the best pitcher in the SEC, we have to take it to them tonight,"...
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Florida's JJ Schwarz looks skyward after scoring a two-run home run against Texas Tech during the sixth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, June 21, 2018. Florida won 9-6. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 21, 2018 - 11:49 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Florida carried a five-run lead into the bottom of the seventh inning against Texas Tech. Gators coach Kevin O'Sullivan never let himself get comfortable. "We knew they weren't going away," O'Sullivan said. "They hung in there with us, and we knew it would be a nine-inning...
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Oregon State players, including Steven Kwan (4), celebrate after Adley Rutschman hit a double that scored Cadyn Grenier, right, Nick Madrigal and Jack Anderson during the eighth inning against North Carolina in an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Oregon State won 11-6. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 21, 2018 - 12:12 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State was down three runs when a steady mist moved in at TD Ameritrade Park in the eighth inning Wednesday night. Perfect conditions for a team from the Pacific Northwest. "Every time we're playing and it starts to rain, everyone looks around and says, 'OK, we're going to...
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Texas Tech's Cody Farhat (1) celebrates after scoring against Florida on a base hit by Gabe Holt (2) in the ninth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, June 17, 2018. Texas Tech won 6-3. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 18, 2018 - 12:50 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Texas Tech cleared the hurdle of winning a College World Series opener. It was a high one, too. Gabe Holt hit a tiebreaking single in the fifth inning and drove in an insurance run in the ninth, leading the Red Raiders to a stunning 6-3 win over defending national champion...
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