April 21, 2018

A sharply hit ground ball up the middle was no problem for Carolina Mudcats shortstop Luis Aviles Jr., who was perfectly shaded toward second base for the left-handed hitting Ronnie Dawson of the Buies Creek Astros.

Aviles Jr. made the play, ending a fifth inning on Saturday that was one bad break…

No superstitions, just adjustments for slumping Hiura

April 21, 2018

ZEBULON — A double off of Shohei Ohtani on March 2 in a spring training “B game.”

An 0-for-7 two-night output in Zebulon on April 20 and 21.

All in a two-month’s stretch of work for a rising but slumping prospect.

A bright future and a spot on the Milwaukee Brewers’…

Former UNC QB Trubisky takes on new offense

April 21, 2018

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky can see a huge difference after only three days running new coach Matt Nagy’s offense.

There’s more to it than just the system for Trubisky, as the Bears ended their first minicamp under Nagy on Thursday with a…

Truex claims pole at Richmond; third of the season

April 21, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. won the pole Friday for the NASCAR Cup Series race Saturday at Richmond Raceway, edging Chase Elliott.

The pole is the series-best third of the season for Truex, the 18th of his career and his first at the 0.75-mile oval.

It’s also a nice turnaround…