Bochy to step down...Miggy hits...Spartans' Ward shelved...Duke reclaims top spot

Posted at 5:41 AM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 05:41:10-05

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (BOH'-chee) has announced that he will retire after this season, saying he informed the ballclub yesterday. He says it's time for him to step down, adding that "it's been an unbelievable ride." Bochy turns 64 on April 16 and is entering his 13th season with the Giants following a 12-year run as San Diego's skipper. He led the Giants World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014 among his four postseason berths with the team.

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit against a pitcher Monday for the first time since rupturing a tendon in his left biceps on June 12. The 35-year-old hit, fielded, threw and ran the bases during the Tigers' first full-squad workout of spring training. Cabrera strained a hamstring last year and then had the arm injury that required season-ending surgery, limiting him to 38 games.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State forward Nick Ward is expected to be out at least a few weeks following surgery on his broken left hand. Ward said he was injured when his hand made contact with an opponent's elbow in Sunday's 62-44 win over Ohio State. He's the Spartans' second-leading scorer at 15.1 points a game, and third with 6.7 rebounds.

NEW YORK (AP) — Duke is the new No. 1 team in The Associated Press men's basketball poll following Tennessee's loss at Kentucky on Saturday. The Blue Devils received 58 of 64 first-place votes to move to the top of the poll for the third time this season. Tennessee's four-week reign atop the poll ended with an 86-69 loss at Kentucky. Second-ranked Gonzaga is followed by Virginia, Kentucky and the Volunteers, with Nevada, Michigan, North Carolina, Houston and Michigan State rounding out the top 10.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have exercised a $12 million option on Pro Bowl defensive end Calais (kah-LAY'-his) Campbell for 2019. Campbell signed a four-year, $60 million contract with Jacksonville in March 2017. He's made the Pro Bowl in both seasons with the Jaguars, totaling 139 tackles, 25 sacks and four forced fumbles.