San Diego-based Petco Health and Wellness Co. Inc. announced Monday it has reached an agreement with the San Diego Padres to extend the naming rights for the Padres’ downtown ballpark through the 2027 Major League Baseball season. The stadium on Park Boulevard near the San Diego Convention Center has held the same name since it opened in 2004.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 9:33 pm
Darvish showed support for his friend and fellow Japanese star.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 6:05 pm
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Posted: March 8, 2021, 12:04 pm
After a nearly two-week hiatus Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball capped off their regular season by dropping both games of the weekend series against UC San Diego on Friday and Saturday. Both games were closely contested offensive shootouts as the Titans fell to the Tritons, 89-85, on Friday, and again, 85-78, on Saturday. As the regular season ends, the Titans stand in seventh place in the conference with a record of 5-7.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 3:05 am
Machado’s absence was particularly noteworthy in that it eliminated the opportunity to see Trevor Bauer. Machado has hit Bauer well in his career, though the right-hander is confident the tide will begin to turn in his favor this season. I’m just mad that Manny didn’t make the trip,” Bauer joked after throwing three scoreless innings against the Padres.
Posted: March 7, 2021, 3:36 pm
Trevor Bauer immersed himself into a budding rivalry between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres with one eye closed. The Dodgers’ prized offseason acquisition navigated through his first inning against the Padres on Saturday afternoon by pitching mostly with his right eye closed, a training method he said he uses frequently as a means to make himself uncomfortable.
Posted: March 7, 2021, 7:39 am
A diving stop at third base saved a run as the Rangers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks in a spring-training game in Arizona.
Posted: March 7, 2021, 12:26 am
With Manny Machado traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, what can the Yankees do to improve their already stacked roster before the deadline?
Posted: March 7, 2021, 12:21 am
THE GAME: The San Diego Padres beat the Dodgers 2-1 in a seven-inning game Saturday afternoon at Camelback Ranch. PITCHING REPORT: RHP Trevor Bauer threw three scoreless innings in his second start of the spring. The Padres made him work for it in the first inning.
Posted: March 6, 2021, 10:40 pm
The folks at FOX 5 in San Diego recently captured a photo of the in-process demolition of the former home of the Chargers. The stadium, which in the years before it became profitable to sell the rights was named for Jack Murphy, hosted three Super Bowls: XXII (won by Washington), XXXII (won by Denver), and [more]
Posted: March 6, 2021, 6:46 pm
Mar. 5—When David Bednar talked about his favorite pitchers for the Pittsburgh Pirates while growing up in Mars, he ticked off a list that included All-Star closers Joel Hanrahan, Jason Grilli and Mark Melancon. Bednar isn’t shy about sharing his dream of putting the finishing touches on a victory in the ninth inning some day for the Pirates, knowing there’s a wide-open competition for the …
Posted: March 6, 2021, 3:00 am
The San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics all have home games scheduled for April 1.
Posted: March 5, 2021, 10:43 pm
Pity those like Atlanta phenom Ian Anderson, who’s not exactly looking forward to stepping into the batter’s box for the first time since the 2019 Double-A season, when he went 0 for 15 with 11 strikeouts. “I think my first at-bat was my hardest hit and it kind of went downhill from that,” Anderson recalled. Major League Baseball and the players union could have come to a reasonable compromise that allowed the designated hitter in both leagues, as they did during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.
Posted: March 5, 2021, 9:06 pm
Utility infielder Greg Garcia explains how he ended up with the Detroit Tigers, and manager AJ Hinch vouches for him to make the team.
Posted: March 5, 2021, 5:29 pm
Spring training marked the return of fans at Major League exhibition games in Florida and Arizona, a welcome sight for managers and players after 2020’s shortened regular season played without paying customers at ballparks across the U.S. Limited ticket sales have been popular during this exhibition season as teams adjust to new rules and other […]
Posted: March 5, 2021, 5:00 pm
This week the Timberwolves became the worst American professional sports franchise, in terms of winning percentage. They did so with a week typical of their historical torpor — embarrassing themselves with horrid play and pathetic body language in the wake of a badly managed coaching change that, at least in the short term, solved nothing. They own the NBA’s worst record, at 7-29. Their …
Posted: March 5, 2021, 2:26 am
Diamondbacks left-hander Caleb Smith was reflecting on Tuesday’s first spring training start when he talked about a valuable lesson he learned when facing the San Diego Padres. “Don’t throw Tatis a fastball,” he said with a chuckle. After Smith grooved a fastball, Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a grand slam deep over the left-center wall for his first homer of the spring.
Posted: March 4, 2021, 8:38 pm
Trey Mancini stepped up to the plate for the first time since discovering a cancer that could have killed him. Tommy Pham got a couple of at-bats in after a stabbing that nearly did kill him. Feel-good stories weren’t hard to find as major league spring training games opened in Arizona and Florida.
Posted: March 2, 2021, 7:04 am