Major League Baseball will use pitch clocks for spring training games, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Sunday.
It's a unilateral decision by MLB. The collective bargaining agreement gives the owners the right to institute the pitch clock without the involvement of the players' union. Manfred said the hope is that pitch clocks, giving pitchers 20 seconds to deliver, will be in use during the regular season, with the union's support.
"We will start getting ready for the possibility that we're going to use the pitch clock on Opening Day," Manfred said. "We have to get going."
Brewers, Moustakas near deal
Mike Moustakas and the Brewers were nearing a deal that would keep the third baseman in Milwaukee for about $10 million, a person with knowledge of the talks said. Moustakas hit .256 with eight homers in 54 games last season for Milwaukee.
Canada wins finale, takes Rivalry Series
Brianne Jenner and Blayre Turnbull scored, Shannon Szabados made 38 saves, and Canada beat the United States 2-0 in front of 9,048 fans in Detroit to win the three-game women's hockey Rivalry Series. The U.S. won the opener 1-0 on Tuesday in London, Ontario, and Canada evened the series with a 4-3 victory Thursday in Toronto.
Gina Kingsbury, director of women's national teams for Hockey Canada, declared the event a success.
"We would love to see this repeat itself every year for sure," Kingsbury said. "It would help generate excitement about our game outside of Olympic years."
Nelly Korda keeps up family tradition
Nelly Korda added to her family's Down Under success, winning the Women's Australian Open in Adelaide.
Korda shot a 5-under 67 and won by two strokes with a 17-under total of 271.
Korda's father, Petr Korda, won the Australian Open men's tennis title in 1998. Her golfing sister, Jessica Korda, won the Australian Open seven years ago and remains an LPGA player. And her tennis-playing brother, Sebastian Korda, won the Australian Open boys' singles title last year. Petr Korda is from Czechoslovakia; the Korda children were raised in Florida.
"I'm just happy to finally be a part of the club," 20-year-old Nelly Korda said.
Jimenez wins on senior tour
Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Chubb Classic in Naples, Fla., for his seventh PGA Tour Champions title, beating Bernhard Langer and Olin Browne with a 5-foot par putt on the first hole of a playoff. Jimenez closed with a 5-under 66 to match Langer (68) and Browne (66) at 13-under 200.
AROUND THE HORN
Skiing: Marcel Hirscher gave Alpine skiing power Austria its only victory of the world championship, winning the final event, the men's slalom, in Are, Sweden. Austria was last shut out at worlds in 1987. Hirscher has won seven world golds, tying the men's record set by compatriot Toni Sailer in the late 1950s.
Men's tennis: Reilly Opelka won his first ATP Tour title, beating qualifier Brayden Schnur 6-1, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (7) in the New York Open in Uniondale.
International soccer: Real Madrid, after winning five in a row to cut Barcelona's lead to six points in the Spanish league, lost 2-1 to Girona in Madrid, falling nine back of Barcelona.