A’S FALL TO ANGELS
(AP) — Mike Trout hit his first home run of the season, Nick Tropeano pitched five scoreless innings in his season debut and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics and ace Sonny Gray 4-1 on Monday night.
Daniel Nava and C.J. Cron added RBI singles to help the Angels win their second straight following a 1-4 start.
Trout struck out looking twice but homered on the first pitch he saw from Gray in the sixth, a towering two-run shot that ricocheted off the right side of the bleachers just below the luxury suites in left-center field.
Gray (1-1) was sharp in his second outing but lost for just the second time in 12 April starts. He allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings, struck out six and walked three.
Tropeano (1-0) was just a little better.
GIANTS TRY AND SOLVE STORY AND ROCKIES
The San Francisco Giants are back in action tonight as they travel to Colorado to play the Rockies. The Giants will try and figure out Rockies rookie short-stop Trevor Story who has started the season with 7 home runs in the Rockies first six games.
The Giants are coming off of a big series win against the rival Dodgers. San Francisco won three of four from Los Angeles, rallying from a 5-0 deficit in Sunday’s series finale. Jeff Samardjiza gets the start for the Giants with first pitch at 5:40pm
(AP) — The NCAA has extended its deal for the men’s basketball tournament with CBS and Turner for an additional eight years through 2032.
Eight seasons remain on the original 14-year contract.
The agreement announced Tuesday pays an average of $1.1 billion per season, up from more than $770 million under the current deal.
The extension retains the existing format, with early-round games televised across CBS and three Turner networks: TBS, TNT and truTV. The Final Four will keep alternating between CBS and Turner.
The NCAA initially agreed to a contract with the two companies in 2010, the first time every game would be broadcast live. Before that, the tournament was solely on CBS.
(AP) — Major League Baseball will fund 30 four-year Jackie Robinson Foundation scholarships, one for each of the sport’s teams, and will contribute $1 million to the project to build a Robinson museum in New York.
As part of Tuesday’s announcement, MLB said Robinson scholars will mentor people in the sport’s youth and community programs with Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities, MLB Urban Youth Academies and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier on April 15, 1947.
MLB previously has given more than $15 million to the foundation’s scholarship program and for the museum. The foundation assists 225 students annually. The foundation said $21 million has been raised toward the museum’s $24 million goal for construction.
Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement that baseball wants to “reflect Jackie’s vision for our American society and positively impact future generations.”