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        === News Summaries from The Sports Network - Monday, May 25 ===
 
 
          === Orioles' Matusz gets 8-game ban for substance on arm ===
 
 Baltimore,  MD  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz
 was  suspended eight  games  by Major  League Baseball  for  having a  foreign
 substance on his arm during Saturday's game against Miami.
 
 Matusz,  who  was ejected in  the 12th  inning of a  1-0 loss, will appeal the
 suspension.
 
 The  left-hander became the second pitcher in a week to be ejected from a game
 for  using a  foreign substance.  Milwaukee Brewers  reliever Will  Smith also
 received an eight-game ban for having rosin and sunscreen on his right forearm
 in Atlanta on Thursday night.
 
 Matusz is 1-2 with a 3.18 ERA in 14 games this season.
 
 
                        === Royals place Duffy on DL ===
 
 Bronx,  NY  (SportsNetwork.com) - The  Kansas City Royals placed pitcher Danny
 Duffy on the 15-day disabled list Monday with left biceps tendinitis.
 
 The move is retroactive to May 17.
 
 Duffy  has made eight starts for the Royals this season, going 2-3 with a 5.87
 ERA.
 
 The  team filled  the roster  spot by  recalling lefty  Brandon Finnegan  from
 Triple-A  Omaha. Finnegan has made four relief appearances for the Royals thus
 far in 2015.
 
 
                   === Reds' Mesoraco finally goes on DL ===
 
 Cincinnati,  OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cincinnati Reds placed catcher Devin
 Mesoraco  on the 15-day disabled list with a left hip impingement after he had
 not appeared behind the plate since April 12.
 
 An  April MRI showed  no structural damage in his hip, and the Reds hoped that
 time  off  from catching would help  him avoid a  stint on the DL. Instead, he
 could require potential season-ending surgery.
 
 Since  his  last appearance  at  catcher,  the  2014  All-Star has  served  as
 Cincinnati's designated hitter and made pinch-hitting appearances. Mesoraco is
 batting just .178 with a .275 on-base percentage in 23 games this season.
 
 To  take Mesoraco's spot on the roster, the Reds activated left-handed pitcher
 Manny  Parra  from the  DL. Parra  made seven  appearances out of Cincinnati's
 bullpen before missing a month with a neck injury.
 
 
                      === A's activate Zobrist from DL ===
 
 Oakland,   CA   (SportsNetwork.com)   -  The   Oakland   Athletics   activated
 infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist from the 15-day disabled list on Monday.
 
 Zobrist missed a month with a left medial meniscus tear in his knee. He batted
 .240 with a home run and eight RBI in 14 games prior to the DL stint.
 
 The  Athletics  opened a roster  spot by  sending outfielder Craig Gentry down
 to  Triple-A  Nashville. Gentry appeared in  one game after being called up on
 May 17.
 
 
              === UCLA gets top seed for NCAA baseball tourney ===
 
 Indianapolis,  IN (SportsNetwork.com)  - UCLA is the top national seed for the
 2015 NCAA Division I baseball tournament.
 
 The Pac-12 champs finished the regular season with a 42-14 record, the second-
 highest win total in school history.
 
 The  other  seven national seeds  are LSU, Louisville, Florida, Miami-Florida,
 Illinois,  TCU and  Missouri State. Miami extended its NCAA record with a 43rd
 consecutive berth.
 
 The  tournament gets  underway on Friday with 16 four-team, double-elimination
 regionals.  The  regional champions will then  be paired off in eight best-of-
 three  super  regionals before the last  eight teams earn trips to the College
 World Series, which starts June 13 in Omaha, Nebraska.
 
 
                 === Kirk moves to No. 17 in world rankings ===
 
 Philadelphia,  PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Kirk claimed his fourth PGA Tour
 win on Sunday at Colonial and that helped him improve to No. 17 in this week's
 world rankings.
 
 Kirk improved six spots thanks to his come-from-behind victory.
 
 Rory  McIlroy missed the cut at Wentworth, but easily retained the No. 1 spot.
 Jordan Spieth did narrow the gap thanks to a tie for second place behind Kirk.
 
 Henrik  Stenson  was third again  and followed by  Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk and
 Justin  Rose. Sergio  Garcia and  Jason Day  exchanged places  for the  second
 straight week with Garcia up to seventh and Day down to eighth.
 
 Rickie  Fowler  remained ninth and  was again  trailed by Dustin Johnson, Adam
 Scott, Jimmy Walker, J.B. Holmes, Hideki Matsuyama and Patrick Reed.
 
 U.S.  Open  champion Martin Kaymer improved  two spots to 16th after tying for
 18th at Wentworth and was followed by Kirk.
 
 Matt  Kuchar  and Phil  Mickelson were both  down two spots  to 18th and 19th,
 respectively. Billy Horschel dipped one to 20th.
 
 Former U.S. Amateur winner Byeong Hun An claimed his first European Tour title
 at the BMW PGA Championship. He soared 78 spots to No. 54 in the new rankings.
 
 
                  === Reid soars in women's world rankings ===
 
 Philadelphia,  PA (SportsNetwork.com)  - Melissa Reid claimed her fifth Ladies
 European Tour win last week and soared in this week's world rankings.
 
 Reid  climbed  57 places to No.  107 after winning the Turkish Airlines Ladies
 Open for a second time. The event was a rare Sunday-to-Wednesday tournament.
 
 Lydia Ko remained the No. 1 player and was again followed by Inbee Park, Stacy
 Lewis, Hyo Joo Kim, Shanshan Feng, So Yeon Ryu and Brittany Lincicome.
 
 Cristie  Kerr and  Suzann Pettersen exchanged places again this week with Kerr
 up  to eighth. Lexi  Thompson was 10th again and followed by Michelle Wie, Amy
 Yang, Mirim Lee, Anna Nordqvist, Sei Young Kim, Karrie Webb, Azahara Munoz and
 Na Yeon Choi.
 
 In Gee Chun jumped three spots to 19th and Minjee Lee dipped one to 20th.
 
 05/25 13:15:41 ET


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