Softball

Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji Murofushi speaks during a press conference to unveil detailed Olympic competition schedule in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. For fans, athletes, and volunteers in Japan, next year’s Olympics in Tokyo could become known as the get-up-early games.Organizers announced Tuesday that - hoping to beat summer heat in the Japanese capital - the men’s 50-meter race walk final will begin at 5:30 a.m. The men’s and women’s marathon final will start at 6 a.m. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 16, 2019 - 3:12 am
TOKYO (AP) — For fans, athletes, and volunteers, next year's Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games. Hoping to beat the summer heat in the Japanese capital, organizers said Tuesday they will start the men's 50-kilometer race walk final at 5:30 a.m. The men's and women's...
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March 05, 2019 - 8:46 am
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Jessica Mendoza has been hired as a baseball operations adviser for the New York Mets while remaining a broadcaster for ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball." The move is part of an increasing number of television commentators who also work for teams. The Mets said Tuesday she...
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In this Nov. 2, 2013, file photo, the Mizzou logo is seen on a scoreboard over Memorial Stadium at Faurot Field before the start of an NCAA college football game between Missouri and Tennessee in Columbia, Mo. The NCAA has sanctioned Missouri's football, baseball and softball programs on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, after an investigation revealed academic misconduct involving a tutor who completed coursework for athletes. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
February 01, 2019 - 12:59 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Barry Odom had every reason to believe Missouri's football program was finally on the right track. The Tigers were coming off their second consecutive bowl appearance. He had just signed a contract extension to remain coach through 2024. Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, a Missouri football helmet sits on the bench during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia in Columbia, Mo. The NCAA has sanctioned Missouri's football, baseball and softball programs on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, after an investigation revealed academic misconduct involving a tutor who completed coursework for athletes. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)
January 31, 2019 - 6:34 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NCAA banned Missouri's football, baseball and softball programs from the postseason for a year and placed the entire athletic department on probation Thursday after a two-year investigation revealed academic misconduct involving a former tutor. The penalties mean the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies fan Mo'ne Davis, center, who threw a shutout against Tennessee while competing in the 2014 Little League World Series tournament, talks with members of this year's team from Panama, at the Little League Classic baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets, in Williamsport, Pa. Davis, the first girl to pitch a victory in the Little League World Series, will attend Hampton University and play softball. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
December 19, 2018 - 1:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game, will attend Hampton University and play softball. At 13, Davis delivered her 70-mph fastballs for Philadelphia's Taney Youth Baseball Association during the 2014 LLWS and became a national celebrity...
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This September 2018 photo provided by Nerdwallet, Urban Adams and his daughter pose for a photo in Canton, N.Y. Sofie considered several schools before taking an academic scholarship and an offer to play this fall for St. Lawrence University, a 2,500-student private college in upstate New York with a study abroad program. (Urban Adams/NerdWallet via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 7:06 am
A four-year journey to decide where to go to college ended for Sofie Adams when a college recruiter approached her after a softball game and asked, "Do you want to study abroad?" "No one else had asked me that, and yes — I really do want to get overseas," says Adams, 18, who considered several...
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U.S. team members cerebrate their victory over Japan in the 10th innings during Women's Softball World Championship final game Sunday Aug. 12, 2018 in Makuhari, east of Tokyo. (Kyodo News via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 8:41 am
MAKUHARI, Japan (AP) — Kelsey Stewart drove in the winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning as the United States beat Japan 7-6 in the final of the women's world softball championship on Sunday. Stewart's single down the third base line scored the runner from third as the defending champions...
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August 07, 2018 - 6:25 am
ICHIHARA, Japan (AP) — Kristi Merritt and Sahvanna Jaquish homered as the United States beat South Africa 7-0 in five innings to remain undefeated at the women's softball world championship on Tuesday. Merritt hit a three-run homer in the second inning to give the defending champions a 4-0 lead,...
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August 04, 2018 - 1:36 am
ICHIHARA, Japan (AP) — Alison Aguilar and Delaney Spaulding drove in three runs each as the United States beat Taiwan 7-0 Saturday to improve to 2-0 in Group A at the women's softball world championship, a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Aguilar hit a bases-loaded double in a five-run second...
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The family of Rebecca Smith, a sales assistant at the Capital Gazette who died in the June 28 attack on the Annapolis newsroom., receive family and friends at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, in Dundalk, Md., Sunday, July 8, 2018. Smith's family held a visitation Sunday afternoon at the funeral home. A memorial will be held in the evening. (Algerina Perna /The Baltimore Sun via AP)
July 09, 2018 - 6:27 am
Capital Gazette staffer Rebecca Smith was sweet and quiet, a good person with a beautiful smile. Editor Gerald Fischman, friends said, was a shy but gifted writer who expressed his brilliant intellect through his editorials. Both victims of the June 28 newsroom shooting that killed five people in...
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