College baseball

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2018, file photo, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels speaks to reporters during baseball spring training in Surprise, Ariz. Will there be a place to play whether a draft prospect decides to go, or stay in college? “I think there’s a host of information that you’d want to know, and then that’s really where I think the clubs can differentiate themselves,” Daniels said. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
April 28, 2020 - 1:49 am
The Detroit Tigers can feel certain about one thing: They have the No. 1 pick in the draft. What that Major League Baseball draft will look like, when and where it will take place and how the selections will be made, still isn't clear. “It’s going to present different challenges, probably," said...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Iowa State tight end Chase Allen takes a photo with his cell phone during Iowa State's annual NCAA college football media day in Ames, Iowa. While autograph-signing and public appearances have been traditional ways athletes could make extra money, opportunities now are tied to social media posts where athletes could in the future be paid for posting sponsored content. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
April 27, 2020 - 10:37 am
Imagine a major-college quarterback with a sizable social media following who posts entertaining and informative updates about his life on and off the field. Now imagine a restaurant hiring him as its pitchman and paying him $500 or $1,000 each time he posts content with its messaging. That...
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FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)
April 24, 2020 - 5:51 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Cape Cod League, the top summer competition for college baseball players, canceled its 2020 season. The 10-team league said Friday its executive committee made the decision in a unanimous vote “based on the...
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In this photo taken on Friday, April 17, 2020, Milwaukee Brewers minor league baseball player Andre Nnebe swings during an informal workout at Willie Stargell Field in Alameda, Calif. Nnebe and thousands more players are trying any way they can to stay ready amidst the uncertainty of whether there will even be a baseball season, let alone anything for the game's lower levels. They are trying to prepare while social distancing from six feet apart and without drawing a crowd as California is under a shelter-in-place order. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
April 22, 2020 - 2:11 am
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Andre Nnebe hollers over the breeze coming off the bay behind home plate and announces to the group, “First pitch, 2:10!” The Milwaukee Brewers minor leaguer thanks college catcher Eamonn Lance for showing up because now there can be live batting practice, something Nnebe...
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FILE - In this July 15, 1973, file photo, California Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan, 26, is congratulated by Angels manager Bobby Winkles after his no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Catcher Art Kusnyer is at center right. The Angels won 6-0. Winkles, the former baseball coach who won three national championships at Arizona State and went on to manage in the majors, has died. He was 90. Arizona State said Winkles died Friday, April 17, 2020, with family and friends by his side. (AP Photo/Richard Sheinwald)
April 18, 2020 - 8:33 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Bobby Winkles, the baseball coach who built Arizona State into a national power from scratch and went on to manage and coach in the majors, has died. He was 90. Arizona State said Winkles died Friday with family and friends by his side. Winkles fielded the Sun Devils' first...
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In this March 27, 2020, photo, Rich Tokheim, owner of the Dugout, gestures in front of College World Series articles, in Omaha, Neb. Tokheim's sports apparel shop is directly across the street from the main entrance to TD Ameritrade Park, and more than half his annual revenue comes over the 10 days of the College World Series each June. The Division I baseball championship, decided in Omaha for the past 70 years, is among the many sporting events canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
April 11, 2020 - 11:46 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Rich Tokheim's sports apparel shop is right across the street from TD Ameritrade Park. More than half his annual revenue comes in the 11 or 12 days of the College World Series each June. “We're here," he said, "because of the College World Series. It's just so many people.” Those...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, Michigan coach Erik Bakich, center, is hugged by Michigan's Ako Thomas (4) as they watch Vanderbilt celebrate after Vanderbilt defeated Michigan to win Game 3 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb. As disappointing as it's been to have the college baseball season shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan coach Erik Bakich sees a silver lining. "I do think the coming years will be the deepest college baseball has ever been," he said. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
April 08, 2020 - 10:58 am
As disappointing as it's been to have the college baseball season shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan coach Erik Bakich sees a silver lining. “I do think the coming years will be the deepest college baseball has ever been,” he said. Division I programs stand to benefit because...
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Augusta National Golf Club is shown on what would've been the first practice round for the Masters, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. They are cities defined by their signature sporting events. When you hear Augusta, you instantly think of the Masters. When Omaha comes up, it’s often in the same breath with the College World Series. For these cities and others, the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic is an especially tough blow.(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
April 07, 2020 - 7:04 pm
They are cities defined by iconic sporting events. When Augusta comes up, one instantly thinks of the Masters. If Omaha is mentioned, it’s often in the same breath with the College World Series. It's hard to imagine Louisville without the Kentucky Derby. In the coming weeks, The Associated Press...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri watches his players practice before an NCAA college baseball game against Indiana, in Baton Rouge, La. The widely praised NCAA decision to extend the eligibility of spring sports athletes who had their seasons abruptly end because of the coronavirus pandemic creates headaches for baseball and softball coaches who have to manage rosters that could become unwieldy. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton, Fle)
March 31, 2020 - 6:28 pm
Widely hailed as the right thing to do for student-athlete welfare, the NCAA's decision to extend spring sports athletes' eligibility a year because of the coronavirus pandemic is causing consternation for baseball coaches. Ohio State's Greg Beals said Tuesday he isn't worried about 2021, when the...
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This March 12, 2020 shows a sports betting ticket at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City, N.J. where all five games that were bet on were canceled due to coronavirus precautions. Most professional and college sports events in the U.S. have been suspended or delayed, leaving little to bet on. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
March 12, 2020 - 7:33 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There's still darts. Or New Zealand cricket. The fast-spreading coronavirus has led to an unprecedented slew of cancellations or suspensions of most major professional and college sports events in the U.S., particularly within the last 48 hours. Baseball, basketball,...
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