NFL DRAFT PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- It's Philly, so of course they booed. Roger Goodell heard it. Cincinnati's selection of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon intensified it. And Drew Pearson incited the fans at the NFL draft by lauding -- and lauding and lauding -- the hated Dallas Cowboys. Not everything got jeered on the second day of the grab bag.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After floundering for the first month of the season, Kenta Maeda found his form Friday night. Maeda threw seven solid innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3. Maeda (2-2) entered with an 8.05 ERA and had failed to reach the sixth inning in any of his four previous starts.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Retired Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully will be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor. The ceremony will be May 3 before a game against the rival San Francisco Giants. Scully will join Roy Campanella, Don Drysdale, Junior Gilliam, Sandy Koufax, Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Don Sutton and former managers Walter Alston and Tom Lasorda in the Ring of Honor.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Yoenis Cespedes limped off with a pulled hamstring, Matt Harvey was chased in the fifth inning as he made an emergency start in place of ailing Noah Syndergaard, and the New York Mets' losing streak reached six with a 7-5 defeat to the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Less than 24 hours after losing to the Giants in 10 innings, the Los Angeles Dodgers turned the tables and managed just their second win in their last nine games in San Francisco. Run-scoring singles by Andrew Toles and Justin Turner in the 10th inning led the Dodgers to a 5-1 victory Thursday after Los Angeles pitcher Julio Urias made a solid start in his 2017 debut.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Just a few bob-and-weaves from the Rocky Balboa statue, the NFL set the stage for the draft that turned a chunk of the city into gridlock for future stars of the gridiron.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Julio Urias made his first start of the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday after being recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City, and the Dodgers optioned reliever Adam Liberatore to Oklahoma City. The 20-year-old Urias went 5-2 in four stints with the Dodgers last season.
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ LOFTY NUMBERS Chris Sale (1-1, 0.91 ERA) brings his impressive numbers against the Yankees to the mound when the Red Sox host New York in the finale of a series shortened by rain. The lefty is 4-1 with a 1.17 ERA in his career vs.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants are both in last place, and that's not even their biggest problem at the moment. They will both have to overcome some significant adversity to contend for the postseason this year after losing two of the National League's top players this past week.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills -- just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and perhaps Clayton Kershaw near the free-agent market after the 2018 season. The Dodgers are on track to slice their tax bill by about a quarter this year and the Yankees by two-thirds.
PHOENIX (AP) -- For most of the night Friday, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks were locked in a tight NL West fight. Then came the eighth inning, and an avalanche of Arizona runs. Paul Goldschmidt, Yasmany Tomas and Chris Iannetta each drove in two in a nine-run inning and the Diamondbacks routed the Dodgers 13-5. "Hats off to everybody," Arizona's Chris Owings said.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kris Bryant has the most popular jersey in baseball. The Chicago Cubs third baseman has taken over that spot from retired Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. The commissioner's office and players' association also said Friday that the Cubs had four of the five most popular jerseys following their first title since 1908. First baseman Anthony Rizzo is second, infielder Javier Baez is fourth and left fielder Kyle Schwarber fifth.
A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ ROBINSON'S TRIBUTE Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson will become the first to be honored with a statue at Dodger Stadium, the 77-inch tall bronze piece being unveiled on the 70th anniversary of him breaking baseball's color barrier. The statue depicts Robinson stealing home as a rookie with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, a nod to the aggressive baserunning of the six-time All-Star.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- He was the first black man to play in the major leagues, ending six decades of racial segregation, and a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Fittingly, Jackie Robinson is the first to be honored with a statue at Dodger Stadium. It will be unveiled Saturday on the 70th anniversary of his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have their glittering rings to go with that historic championship. The team was given its crowning jewels before Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with fans at Wrigley Field roaring as the ceremony unfolded.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Brandon McCarthy pitched four-hit ball over six innings, Andrew Toles hit his first leadoff homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Chicago 2-0 on Wednesday night after the Cubs received their championship rings. The Cubs put the finishing touches on a celebration that started when they beat Cleveland in Game 7 last November to win the World Series for the first time since 1908.
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Anthony Rizzo sliced the ball into left field, and it was time to party -- again. Quite a night for the All-Star slugger. Rizzo hit a game-winning single off closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Monday after raising a World Series championship banner for the first time at Wrigley Field.
MLB Pineda takes perfect game into 7th; Yanks beat Rays 8-1 NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Pineda retired his first 20 batters before Evan Longoria lined a double down the left-field line, and he wound up pitching two-hit ball over 7 2/3 innings Monday in the New York Yankees' home opener, an 8-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Pineda (1-1) dominated like the pitcher the Yankees have always hoped he would become.