The Houston Astros are looking for a link between the leadoff excellence of Jose Altuve and the business of scoring enough runs to win.George Springer, who hit 20 home runs in 78 games as a rookie, welcomes the assignment of batting second.
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: “I never knowingly took any steroids.” And this, too: “I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.” The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in a column he wrote for a website.
Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant, last season’s MVP, will miss the rest of the season and have bone-graft surgery next week to treat a fractured bone in his right foot. He is expected to return to basketball activities in four to six months
Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots tight end, and his fiancée traded expressionless glances as she took the witness stand to testify in his murder trial. Shayanna Jenkins was called by prosecutors after being granted immunity.