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  • Davis homers in 10th, Cruz hits No. 29 as Orioles overcome King Felix to edge Mariners 2-1
    Jul 26, 2014 2:16 AM CDT

    SEATTLE (AP) — After leading the majors with 53 homers and 138 RBIs last year, Chris Davis has struggled to follow up his huge season at the plate. He picked a good time for a flashback Friday night. Davis hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning, Nelson Cruz also went deep and the Baltimore Orioles overcame a record-tying start by Felix Hernandez in a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners. "For me, this year it's been a lot harder than I'd like it to have been," said Davis, batting .203 with...

  • After Drew Smyly dominates early, Angels rally in 6th for a 2-1 victory over Tigers
    Jul 26, 2014 1:30 AM CDT

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When Drew Smyly struck out six straight Angels early on, even the Detroit Tigers were dazzled by their left-hander's dominance. That excellence didn't last into the sixth, and Los Angeles put together just enough offense to beat a pitcher who had looked unbeatable for five innings. Efren Navarro and Kole Calhoun drove in runs in the sixth, and the Angels overcame Smyly's 11-strikeout effort for a 2-1 victory Friday night. Miguel Cabrera homered and Smyly (6-9) had his...

  • Puig, Dodgers go triple-crazy in 8-1 win over Giants in series opener
    Jul 26, 2014 12:56 AM CDT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yasiel Puig tied a franchise record with three triples and added a double and two RBIs as the Los Angeles Dodgers moved within a half-game of NL West-leading San Francisco by beating the Giants 8-1 on Friday night. The Dodgers matched a club record with five triples, including three during a five-run fifth inning that chased Tim Lincecum (9-7). It was the most triples in a game for the franchise since 1921 and most by a Dodgers player since Brooklyn's Jimmy Sheckard had three...

  • Dodgers 8, Giants 1
    Jul 26, 2014 12:48 AM CDT

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  • Orioles 2, Mariners 1, 10 innings,
    Jul 26, 2014 12:33 AM CDT

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  • Navarro leads rally in 6th as Angels slip past Tigers 2-1 for 14th win in 19 games
    Jul 26, 2014 12:21 AM CDT

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Efren Navarro and Kole Calhoun drove in runs in the sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels overcame Drew Smyly's early dominance for a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Tyler Skaggs yielded five hits in 5 2-3 resourceful innings for the Angels, who have won 14 of 19. Los Angeles improved the majors' second-best record to 61-41 and pulled within two games of the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics, who lost at Texas. Miguel Cabrera homered and Smyly (6-9)...

  • Angels 2, Tigers 1
    Jul 26, 2014 12:14 AM CDT

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  • Butler's 2-run, pinch-hit HR in 8th lifts Royals over Indians 6-4 for 4th win in row
    Jul 25, 2014 11:49 PM CDT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Struggling Billy Butler found himself in a strange place, on the bench and out of the Kansas City Royals starting lineup. But Butler was needed late on Friday night and he delivered a pinch two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to send the Royals over the Cleveland Indians 6-4 for their fourth straight win. Carlos Santana homered twice for the Indians, who have lost five of six. Butler connected against John Axford, sending a drive over the Royals bullpen in...

  • Sisters Courtney and Brittany Force top qualifying in NHRA Sonoma Nationals
    Jul 25, 2014 11:46 PM CDT

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Sisters Courtney and Brittany Force topped qualifying Friday night after the first two sessions in the NHRA Sonoma Nationals. Courtney Force led the Funny Car field with a 4.045-second pass at 319.22 mph in a Ford Mustang, and Brittany Force took the Top Fuel lead with a 3.762 at 325.53. The daughters of Funny Car star John Force, they each qualified No. 1 in Topeka, Kansas, this year for a first for sisters. Courtney Force went on to win at Topeka for the 100th female victory...

  • Rockies 8, Pirates 1
    Jul 25, 2014 11:37 PM CDT

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  • White Sox say owner Jerry Reinsdorf hospitalized in Cooperstown after feeling lightheaded
    Jul 25, 2014 11:35 PM CDT

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox say owner Jerry Reinsdorf has been hospitalized after feeling lightheaded in Cooperstown, New York. The team says all tests Friday night indicate he is fine. The 78-year-old Reinsdorf, also chairman of the NBA's Chicago Bulls, is coherent and resting comfortably, according to the club. In a statement released Friday night, the White Sox say Reinsdorf is communicating with his doctors and medical staff. He will stay overnight at Bassett Medical Center as a...

  • Ohio State under shadow again, now with band, after director's firing for 'sexualized' culture
    Jul 25, 2014 11:33 PM CDT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing headlines with the firing of a celebrated marching band director accused of ignoring a "sexualized" culture of rituals among band members. The university dismissed Jonathan Waters on Thursday after a two-month investigation concluded that he knew about but failed to stop rituals that included students being pressured...

  • Brandon Jones makes it 2 for 2 in ARCA career, winning at Lucas Oil Raceway
    Jul 25, 2014 11:19 PM CDT

    CLERMONT, Ind. (AP) — Brandon Jones made it 2 for 2 in his ARCA Racing Series career, winning from the pole Friday night at Lucas Oil Raceway. The 17-year-old Jones, from Atlanta, took the lead during a late caution and easily held off Austin Wayne Self on the 0.686-mile track. "Things definitely went our way tonight," Jones said. "I'll take it." Jones also won this year at Winchester Speedway in Turner Scott Motorsports' No. 4 Chevrolet. Frank Kimmel was third in the 200-lap race. Grant Enfinger...

  • Jerome Williams becomes 31st Texas pitcher, Feliz closes in 4-1 win over Oakland A's
    Jul 25, 2014 11:18 PM CDT

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jerome Williams became the record 31st pitcher for Texas this season, Neftali Feliz was back in a familiar finishing role and the Rangers finally got a home victory in July. Williams pitched six solid innings in an unlikely start and Feliz got his first save in three seasons for the Rangers in a 4-1 victory over AL West-leading Oakland on Friday night. " I'm happy to be back in the role, and the more happy I feel because I got a win for the team," Feliz said through an...

  • Lefty Alex Wood can't stop San Diego's barrage of singles as Padres beat Braves, 5-2
    Jul 25, 2014 11:08 PM CDT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Alex Wood's shoulders slumped as he turned to watch Tommy Medica's grounder skip into center field to open the fifth inning. It was that kind of night for Atlanta's left-hander: A lot of ground balls. A lot of hits. Wood (7-8) gave up a career-high 12 hits, and the Braves lost ground in the NL East with their 5-2 loss to rookie Jesse Hahn and the San Diego Padres on Friday night. The Braves fell 2 1-2 games behind first-place Washington. Wood allowed five runs, four earned, in...

  • Anderson wins for the 1st time in 15 months, Gonzalez homers as Rockies beat Pirates 8-1
    Jul 25, 2014 10:53 PM CDT

    DENVER (AP) — Brett Anderson pitched effectively into the seventh inning for his first win in more than a year and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Friday night. Carlos Gonzalez homered and Josh Rutledge had two hits and drove in four runs for Colorado, which has won consecutive games for just the second time in the last six weeks. The Rockies are 16-40 since May 20 but cooled off the Pirates, who entered Friday 44-29 since starting the season 10-18. Anderson (1-3) had...

  • Brad Hand pitches into 8th, Jeff Mathis hits 2-run double to lift Marlins over Astros 2-0
    Jul 25, 2014 10:49 PM CDT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Brad Hand pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning and Jeff Mathis hit a two-run double for the Miami Marlins in their 2-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night. Hand (2-2) struck out four and walked two in a career-high 7 1-3 innings to earn his second straight win. Donovan Solano and Giancarlo Stanton each had two hits for the Marlins, who won their fifth in sixth games. Miami was able to get to Dallas Keuchel (9-7) in the seventh. Jarrod Saltalamacchia reached...

  • Americans Davis Riley, William Zalatoris advance to US Junior Amateur final
    Jul 25, 2014 10:33 PM CDT

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Davis Riley outlasted Sam Horsfield on the 21st hole Friday in the U.S. Junior Amateur to set up an all-American final against William Zalatoris. Riley, the 17-year-old from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, who lost in the final last year, rallied to square the match and finished off the 17-year-old Englishman with a par on the third extra hole. "Tomorrow, I just need to play consistent, keep the ball in front of me, and make a lot of birdies," Riley said. "It's going to...

  • Price, Longoria lead Rays over Red Sox 6-4 for 8th straight win
    Jul 25, 2014 10:33 PM CDT

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays are on quite a roll. Price won his sixth start in a row, Evan Longoria hit a three-run double, and the Rays earned their eighth straight victory by beating the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Friday night. "A little bit of the swagger is back," Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said. The Red Sox lost their fourth consecutive game. Price (11-7) struck out 10 over eight innings. He tied the team record shared by Matt Moore and Scott Kazmir for victories...

  • Abreu hits major league-leading 30th HR as White Sox beat Twins 9-5
    Jul 25, 2014 10:30 PM CDT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Abreu hit his major league-leading 30th homer and drove in three runs, leading the Chicago White Sox past the Minnesota Twins 9-5 on Friday night. Abreu had two hits and scored twice. The Cuban rookie has 77 RBIs — Detroit's Miguel Cabrera began the day leading the majors with 80. Alexei Ramirez and Tyler Flowers also homered for the White Sox. Dayan Viciedo tied a career high with four of Chicago's 17 hits. John Danks (9-6), the subject of recent trade rumors, gave up...

  • Duda's HR in 9th inning leads Mets to 3-2 win over Brewers
    Jul 25, 2014 10:30 PM CDT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lucas Duda hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to lead the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. The Mets trailed 3-0 entering the ninth inning, but Daniel Murphy led off with a double off closer Francisco Rodriguez (4-4), who blew his fourth save of the season. David Wright followed with an RBI single. Duda hit the first pitch he saw from Rodriguez into the Mets bullpen in right field. It was his career-high 17th home run...

  • Royals 6, Indians 4
    Jul 25, 2014 10:17 PM CDT

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  • Mets 3, Brewers 2
    Jul 25, 2014 10:15 PM CDT

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  • Marlins 2, Astros 0
    Jul 25, 2014 10:13 PM CDT

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  • Top-seeded defending champion John Isner advances to Atlanta Open semifinals
    Jul 25, 2014 10:11 PM CDT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Top-seeded defending champion John Isner and Jack Sock each rallied Friday in the Atlanta Open to set up an all-America semifinal between the practice partners. Isner beat Marinko Matosevic 7-6 (8), 6-4 in hot conditions, taking advantage of the Australian's mistakes to run his Atlanta record to 14-3. Sock later topped Slovakia's Lukas Lacko, 7-6 (6), 6-2 after trailing 3-5 in the first set. In the other quarterfinals, Germany's Ben Becker beat Dutchman Thiemo de Bakker 6-4, 6-2,...

  • Rangers 4, Athletics 1
    Jul 25, 2014 10:08 PM CDT

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  • White Sox 9, Twins 5
    Jul 25, 2014 10:07 PM CDT

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  • Domonic Brown powers rare offensive outburst for Phillies in 9-5 win over Diamondbacks
    Jul 25, 2014 9:58 PM CDT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Domonic Brown homered, doubled and drove in three runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Grady Sizemore had three hits, including the 1,000th of his career, with a double and an RBI for Philadelphia, which had a rare offensive outburst. The Phillies, who entered 12th in the NL in runs, scored at least nine for the eighth time this season and improved to 10-0 when reaching eight runs. Kyle Kendrick (5-10) allowed...

  • Rookie Jesse Hahn racks up another road win, Medica has 4 hits as Padres beat Braves, 5-2
    Jul 25, 2014 9:56 PM CDT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves. Hahn (6-2) allowed one run as he improved to 4-0 in four road starts. The Padres had 13 hits — 12 singles — to beat Alex Wood (7-8). Tommy Medica drove in a run and had a career-high four hits. Chris Denorfia had three hits and an RBI for San Diego. The Padres, who were 5-1 against...

  • Padres 5, Braves 2
    Jul 25, 2014 9:50 PM CDT

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  • Phillies 9, Diamondbacks 5
    Jul 25, 2014 9:35 PM CDT

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  • Span's 4 hits help Nationals continue surge, send Reds to 7th straight loss with 4-1 victory
    Jul 25, 2014 9:26 PM CDT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Denard Span matched Cincinnati's hit total with his four singles, and Tanner Roark allowed only three singles over seven innings Friday night, leading the Washington Nationals to a 4-1 victory that extended their surge and the Reds' slump. The Nationals won for the seventh time in nine games. They are 56-44, the second-best mark after 100 games in franchise history. The 2012 club went 60-40 on its way to the NL East title. The Reds remain stalled since the All-Star break, dropping...

  • Nationals 4, Reds 1
    Jul 25, 2014 9:22 PM CDT

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  • Rays 6, Red Sox 4
    Jul 25, 2014 9:20 PM CDT

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  • Mexico's Marijosse Navarro, Philippines' Princess Mary Superal reach US Girls' Junior final
    Jul 25, 2014 9:20 PM CDT

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Mexico's Marijosse Navarro made a 40-foot birdie putt to beat Australia's Shelly Shin on the 21st hole Friday in the U.S. Girls' Junior semifinals at Forest Highlands. "I was just trying to do my best and it went in," the 17-year-old Navarro said. "It was too fast, but thank God it went in." She will face Princess Mary Superal of the Philippines in the 36-hole final Saturday. Navarro beat Andrea Lee of Hermosa Beach, California, 1 up in the morning quarterfinals on the...

  • Jarrod Lyle 7 strokes back in Web.com Tour event in first US start since second cancer bout
    Jul 25, 2014 9:11 PM CDT

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Jarrod Lyle followed his opening 4-under 67 with a 69 in windy conditions Friday in the Web.com Tour's Midwest Classic, leaving the Australian seven strokes behind leader Zack Sucher in his first U.S. event since his second bout with leukemia. The 32-year-old Lyle had four birdies and two bogeys in the second round to reach 6-under 136 at the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate. Sucher was 13 under after a 63. "I'm proud and pleased at the way I'm playing," Lyle said. I've...

  • Suzuki ends HR drought as Yankees top Toronto 6-4 for 17th straight home win over Blue Jays
    Jul 25, 2014 9:01 PM CDT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki homered for the first time since last August, prolonging extended slumps against the New York Yankees for Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays. Suzuki hit a go-ahead, three-run shot in the third inning, and the Yankees overcame an early deficit to beat the Blue Jays 6-4 Friday night for their 17th straight home win against Toronto. Jose Bautista hit two homers to reach 20 for the fifth straight season. He also doubled and drove in four runs, but Buehrle couldn't...

  • Yankees 6, Blue Jays 4
    Jul 25, 2014 8:53 PM CDT

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  • Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi team to win Brickyard Grand Prix
    Jul 25, 2014 8:44 PM CDT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Joao Barbosa won the Brickyard Grand Prix on Friday night, stretching his fuel to the limit in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race. Barbosa, teaming with Christian Fittipaldi in the Action Express Racing No. 5 Corvette DP, finished 48.964 seconds ahead of Scott Pruett in the 2-hour, 45-minute race on the at the 2.439-mile road course. "I was saving fuel the whole time," Barbosa said. "The end was kind of easy, but to get there was so, so hard. It was unbelievable....

  • Mike Tyson's ramblings get standing ovation at Comic-Con panel for Adult Swim animated show
    Jul 25, 2014 8:39 PM CDT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — He didn't always stay on topic, and not everything he said was politically correct or easy to understand, but most of the audience at the Comic-Con panel for Mike Tyson's new animated Adult Swim series roared with laughter throughout. Actor Rob Corddry moderated the session featuring producer Hugh Davidson and stars Tyson, Jim Rash and Rachel Ramras. On "Mike Tyson Mysteries," a cartoon version of Tyson teams up with a pigeon to solve cases. Ramras voices the character of Tyson's...

  • Yes! Former WWE champ 'Daniel Bryan' catches suspected burglar at his Phoenix home
    Jul 25, 2014 8:02 PM CDT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said. According to police, Bryan Danielson and his wife, Brianna, drove into the carport of their Arcadia home and saw a door to the house start to open. That's when Danielson and his wife, a fellow former WWE star known as Brie Bella, ran inside to check on their dog, Josie. "I saw the guys running out the back....

  • Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel says he's made "rookie mistakes" vows to focus on football
    Jul 25, 2014 7:39 PM CDT

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Like reading a blitz, Johnny Manziel knew the questions about his off-field wildness were coming. So the Browns quarterback struck first. "At the end of the day," Manziel said, "I've made some rookie mistakes." On the eve of Cleveland's first training camp practice, Manziel offered some regret about his well-chronicled weekend partying over the past two months. But as he prepares to battle Brian Hoyer for a starting job, Manziel said he's in good standing with his bosses....

  • Valbuena rallies Cubs past slumping Cardinals, 7-6
    Jul 25, 2014 7:09 PM CDT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Luis Valbuena hit a decisive two-run homer in the seventh inning Friday, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to hand the St. Louis Cardinals the fourth straight loss, 7-6. The teams combined for five home runs and 23 hits with a persistent wind at their backs. The Cardinals tied the score 5-5 on solo homers by Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday in the fifth inning. Pinch-hitter Oscar Taveras singled to break the tie in the sixth, but the lead was short-lived. Kevin...

  • Cubs 7, Cardinals 6
    Jul 25, 2014 6:55 PM CDT

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  • Golf Capsules
    Jul 25, 2014 6:51 PM CDT

    MONTREAL (AP) — Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard. The 44-year-old Furyk, the 2006 winner at Hamilton and 2007 champion at Angus Glen, matched Petrovic at 10-under 130 on the tree-line Blue Course. The 47-year-old Petrovic followed his opening 64 with a 66. Canada's Graham DeLaet, playing in a threesome with Furyk and Matt Kuchar, was two strokes back...

  • Juan Pablo Montoya returns to Indianapolis determined to give Roger Penske a trophy
    Jul 25, 2014 6:24 PM CDT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske. The Colombian is entered in the Brickyard 400 for the explicit purpose of winning at Indy in NASCAR and giving team owner Roger Penske one of the few trophies missing from his collection. Montoya is not looking for a good points day Sunday and doesn't care about a top-10 finish. It's checkered flag or bust. "With the position I'm in here,...

  • United States uses revamped lineup to beat Spain twice in 2nd round of International Crown
    Jul 25, 2014 6:21 PM CDT

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — A switch in pairings led to a change in fortune for the United States in the International Crown. Coming off a dismal showing in the opening round, the U.S. shuffled its lineup and got the desired result, beating Spain twice Friday to earn its first points in the eight-country competition. Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr took control on the back nine against Belen Mozo and Beatriz Recari in a 3-and-2 win, and Paula Creamer and Stacy Lewis held on to beat Azahara Munoz...

  • Jim Furyk shoots 63 for share of Canadian Open lead with Tim Petrovic
    Jul 25, 2014 5:58 PM CDT

    MONTREAL (AP) — Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard. The 44-year-old Furyk, the 2006 winner at Hamilton and 2007 champion at Angus Glen, matched Petrovic at 10-under 130 on the tree-line Blue Course. "Winning any event is special," Furyk said. "I've had a lot of success (in Canada) and really a lot of support here. But we're only at the halfway point."...

  • Marshawn Lynch missing as Super Bowl champ Seahawks begin training camp
    Jul 25, 2014 5:23 PM CDT

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch famously said during Super Bowl week that he was "all about that action, boss." His action on Friday was defiance. The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks opened training camp and Lynch chose to stay away because of his current contract situation. Beast Mode's status: absent and unhappy. "Everybody is calling him, but it's a business at the end of the day," Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett said. "... So all you can do is support him. You want him to...

  • Top-seeded Fognini, qualifier Cuevas in Croatia Open semifinals; Robredo, Cilic also through
    Jul 25, 2014 5:02 PM CDT

    UMAG, Croatia (AP) — Top-seeded Fabio Fognini rallied to defeat Borna Coric of Croatia 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open on Friday. Defending champion Tommy Robredo also advanced to the last four after beating fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1, 6-4. The 18th-ranked Robredo next faces third-seeded Marin Cilic, who eased past Czech Lukas Rosol 6-0, 6-2. Also Friday, Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay beat Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to become the first qualifier...

  • Dallas Cowboys LB, former Tide star McClain convicted on misdemeanor charges in Alabama
    Jul 25, 2014 5:00 PM CDT

    DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A judge on Friday convicted Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in his Alabama hometown and imposed an 18-day jail term that could interrupt the player's bid to restart his career. Municipal Judge Billy Cook convicted McClain on the misdemeanor counts after a non-jury trial that lasted about three hours. McClain was accused of yelling an obscenity at police trying to arrest him during a disturbance in a crowded city park in...

  • Survey: Teenagers experimenting with human growth hormones more than doubled in the past year
    Jul 25, 2014 4:50 PM CDT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Guerreri wanted to try human growth hormones so he could look like a pro wrestler. Joe Badalanato hoped HGH would help him become a better football player. James O'Brien figured the drug would improve his fastball. The three 18-year-olds from suburban Philadelphia told The Associated Press this week that they bought bottles of HGH online in the past year. Turns out, what they bought was fake. Their experiences are part of a growing trend. Experimentation with human...

  • North Carolina State senior Augusta James wins Canadian Women's Amateur
    Jul 25, 2014 4:14 PM CDT

    WOODSTOCK, Ontario (AP) — North Carolina State senior Augusta James won the Canadian Women's Amateur on Friday, shooting a 2-under 69 for a six-stroke victory. James, from Bath, Ontario, had a 14-under 270 total at Craigowan Golf and Country Club. She broke the tournament and course records Thursday with a 63. "It's such an honor to be part of a strong tradition," James said. "So many fantastic women before me have won this tournament, so I'm proud to have my name up with them." James received...

  • Busch trades Double attempt for a Single run at the Brickyard in return to Indianapolis
    Jul 25, 2014 4:08 PM CDT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kurt Busch is slacking at Indy. He's only entered in one race, scheduled to drive just 400 miles, and has no reason for a mad dash to the helicopter to catch a ride to another track. Busch is like any other driver trying to win the Brickyard 400, blending in around the garage without scores of reporters and a documentary crew shadowing his every move. Busch has scrapped The Double for The Single at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Returning to IMS for the first time since the...

  • Mike Tyson sizes up Jamie Foxx for possible movie about ex-champion and deems him 'splendid'
    Jul 25, 2014 3:56 PM CDT

    TORONTO (AP) — Mike Tyson says he's met with Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx about collaborating on a possible biopic on his life. "Me and Jamie Foxx have been talking and he's willing to take that role and portray me as Mike Tyson, doing my life story," the former heavyweight boxing champion said Friday during a conference call to promote an upcoming Toronto date for his one-man show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth." ''I think he's splendid because he's really up to par. I think he would do a magnificent...

  • Judge denies Aaron Hernandez's request for dismissal of murder charge in Massachusetts case
    Jul 25, 2014 3:50 PM CDT

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge has rejected a motion to dismiss charges against Aaron Hernandez stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near Hernandez's home. Lawyers for Hernandez, a former New England Patriots tight end, argued that prosecutors hadn't shown probable cause to sustain the murder charge against Hernandez in the death of Odin Lloyd and hadn't presented any evidence or motive for the slaying. Bristol Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh said in her ruling...

  • Decked out in a yellow jersey again, Nibali leaves Tour de France rivals vying for 2nd place
    Jul 25, 2014 3:37 PM CDT

    BERGERAC, France (AP) — Ramunas Navardauskas gave Lithuania and his American team a stage victory Friday at the Tour de France. Now cycling's great showcase is reduced to this — the race for second place behind Vincenzo Nibali. The Italian, who has all but won the yellow jersey, cruised to the finish in Stage 19 in the rain-splattered pack behind the Lithuanian's breakaway. Only a mishap of the highest order during Saturday's time trial would deny Nibali victory in Paris on Sunday. With cool...

  • Richard Petty thinks NASCAR should be doing more to help teams save money
    Jul 25, 2014 3:29 PM CDT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Richard Petty said Friday the newly formed Race Team Alliance was necessary because NASCAR hasn't done enough to help team owners slash costs. The RTA was announced earlier this month as an alliance of nine of NASCAR's top teams. Rob Kauffman, co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing and chair of the owners' group, said the RTA's immediate aim is to build purchasing power, create travel partners and finding a common insurer. NASCAR Chairman Brian France this week said the RTA wasn't...

  • Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski starts slowly at training camp, hoping to play in season opener
    Jul 25, 2014 3:25 PM CDT

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski ran short routes, caught passes and jogged back to the line of scrimmage. He didn't cut sharply, run hard at defensive backs or participate in 11-on-11 drills. The oft-injured tight end for the New England Patriots is practicing at training camp but not ready for full activity as he continues his recovery from knee surgery. He's not even sure he'll play in the season opener Sept. 7. "I'm preparing myself to my max ability right now for the first regular...

  • NASCAR drivers want new dates, more time off and weeknight races on the schedule in 2015
    Jul 25, 2014 3:21 PM CDT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NASCAR Chairman Brian France says nothing drastic will be done to next year's schedule. That's unfortunate for drivers who are ready for big changes. They would love to blow up the schedule, from moving dates, slicing the number of races, or just adding more time off. Six-time champion Jimmie Johnson wanted an off week before the final 10 races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. "I buy into the philosophy that we have a bit of oversaturation with race distances...

  • Mayors, city leaders among those in Colorado to discuss potential 2024 Olympic bid
    Jul 25, 2014 3:14 PM CDT

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — City leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington met Friday with top executives at the U.S. Olympic Committee to hear about the nuts and bolts of bidding for the 2024 Olympics. Among those attending were Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Giants owner Larry Baer helped represent San Francisco, and bid chairman Russ Ramsey was there for Washington. These were low-key meetings, in keeping with the USOC's overall strategy...

  • Defending champion Mikhail Youzhny loses to Robin Haase in Swiss Open quarterfinals
    Jul 25, 2014 3:01 PM CDT

    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — Robin Haase advanced to the semifinals of the Swiss Open by beating defending champion Mikhail Youzhny 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Friday in a rematch of last year's final. The top-seeded Russian saved six match points in the final game before finally losing. Haase, a Dutchman seeded seventh, will play Juan Monaco in Saturday's semifinals. Monaco beat two-time champion Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 7-6 (1), 6-1. In a match held over from Thursday, fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco of...

  • NFL players Mike, Maurkice Pouncey sued by 3 who say the brothers attacked them at nightclub
    Jul 25, 2014 2:57 PM CDT

    MIAMI (AP) — NFL offensive linemen Mike and Maurkice Pouncey have been sued by three people who say the twin brothers attacked them at a Miami Beach nightclub. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on behalf of Ricquan James, Niya Pickett and Brentley Williams. They are seeking more than $15,000 in damages. According to the lawsuit, the Pounceys harassed James with homophobic remarks and physically attacked him July 12. The lawsuit says Pickett was beaten when she tried to...

  • Bernhard Langer leads by 7 shots at halfway stage of Senior British Open
    Jul 25, 2014 2:56 PM CDT

    BRIDGEND, Wales (AP) — Bernhard Langer has a seven-stroke cushion to take into the third round of the Senior British Open after shooting a 5-under 66 Friday to add to his opening 65. The German is on 11-under 131 overall at a sunny Royal Porthcawl with Scotland's Colin Montgomerie and South African-based Englishman Chris Williams tied for second on 4-under 138. Montgomerie shot 66 while Williams added a 70 to his opening 68. Spaniard Pedro Linhart (69) was a further shot back in fourth, while...

  • Houston WR Andre Johnson reports to camp, says he's excited to be back with his teammates
    Jul 25, 2014 2:34 PM CDT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Andre Johnson had some issues with the Houston Texans. In the end, they weren't serious enough to keep the star receiver off the field. Johnson was all smiles when he reported to camp on time Friday. He's looking to move past an offseason where he skipped workouts and a mandatory minicamp after wondering in May whether Houston was "still the place for me." "I love playing this game of football," Johnson said Friday. "I'm going to play football and ... I don't plan on walking away...

  • Marcos Ambrose mum about future in NASCAR amid report he's planning to return to Australia
    Jul 25, 2014 2:31 PM CDT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marcos Ambrose on Friday declined to discuss a report that he's considering returning to Australia to run the V8 Supercar Series for Roger Penske. The report this week in the Brisbane Courier-Mail was fueled at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when Richard Petty said it was up to Ambrose if he wants to stay in NASCAR next season. "If I had something to say, I'd already say it," an irritated Ambrose said. The Australian newspaper said Penske was working with longtime Australian...

  • Boston Marathon bombing lawyers renew request for hearing on news media leaks
    Jul 25, 2014 2:20 PM CDT

    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have renewed their request for a judge to hold a hearing on leaks to the news media. Last month, a judge issued a stern warning to prosecutors about former or current members of their team speaking to the media after Tsarnaev's lawyers objected to interviews retired FBI agents gave around the anniversary of the deadly 2013 bombings. The request came after several news outlets this week reported...

  • Mail it in: R&A allows postal voting on motion to admit women for first time
    Jul 25, 2014 12:12 PM CDT

    ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — The Royal & Ancient Golf Club will hold a postal vote on whether to admit women members for the first time. The club announced Friday that it would allow members to vote by post rather than limiting the vote to members attending in person. The club says "by taking this decision all members can take part in this historic vote." Club rules previously required members to be present to vote. R&A secretary Peter Dawson said last week at the British Open that "it's...

  • Russian businesses worry Malaysian plane crash will lead to long-term isolation, sanctions
    Jul 25, 2014 12:02 PM CDT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage. Throughout the Ukrainian crisis, U.S. and European sanctions had mainly targeted a handful of individuals, sparing economic ties. Then last week the U.S. imposed penalties on some of Russia's largest corporations. And when the airliner was...

  • FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of 2018 World Cup; says tournament can be 'force for good'
    Jul 25, 2014 11:43 AM CDT

    GENEVA (AP) — FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change." Some lawmakers in Germany want the hosting rights reviewed because of Russia's alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week. Political pressure on Russia increased Friday when the European Union sought to freeze assets and restrict travel for more individuals and businesses. FIFA said in a statement it "deplores any form of violence"...

  • Boxing rule change: No headgear but plenty of bumps and blood at Commonwealth Games
    Jul 25, 2014 11:00 AM CDT

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — It was the first bout of the boxing competition at the Commonwealth Games. Within minutes, Mathew Martin of Nauru had a large lump on his head from a punch. Northern Ireland's Michael Conlan, who won unanimously on points, had blood streaming down his face. That's what fighting without protective headgear can do. In a decision last year, the International Boxing Association stopped the use of headgear in male bouts, citing medical experts who said it would help reduce...

  • David Horsey takes 2-shot halfway lead at Russian Open
    Jul 25, 2014 10:59 AM CDT

    MOSCOW (AP) — David Horsey shot a 4-under 68 Friday for a two-stroke lead at the halfway mark of the Russian Open. The 29-year-old Englishman dropped two shots in his first four holes of the second round but then birdied four of the last six for an overall 11-under 133. Double European Tour winner Horsey is just one of three players in the world's top 200 competing at the Tseleevo Golf and Polo Club course near Moscow. Belgium rookie Thomas Pieters is second on 9 under after also shooting 68....

  • To Brazil's consternation, hordes of young Argentines make themselves at home after World Cup
    Jul 25, 2014 10:47 AM CDT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Lucas Bazan Pontoni rifled through his pockets for the 45-cent lunch fee as he stood in line at a downtown soup kitchen. When he came up short, an acquaintance sprang for the government-subsidized meal. One of about 160,000 Argentines who flooded into Brazil for the World Cup, Pontoni hardly fits the image of deep-pocketed foreigners who dropped around $3 billion in Brazil during the monthlong tournament. The 23-year-old actor is broke, and he has no immediate plans to return...

  • Hamilton and Rosberg broaden Mercedes' domination in 2nd practice session for Hungarian GP
    Jul 25, 2014 10:34 AM CDT

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first and second practices for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday, with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg second. Hamilton's best lap of 1 minute, 24.482 seconds was 0.238 seconds faster than Rosberg's in the second session. The Mercedes drivers, who have won nine of the 10 races this season, were the only ones finishing below 1:25 and were over a second faster than in the first practice. Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel was...

  • Defending champ Svitolina, Schiavone reach Baku Cup semifinals
    Jul 25, 2014 10:05 AM CDT

    BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Elina Svitolina of Ukraine moved her Baku Cup title defense into the semifinals by dispatching Pauline Parmentier of France 6-4, 6-4 on Friday. Svitolina won her maiden title here last year, and became the only teenager to triumph on the WTA tour in 2013. She could yet repeat the feat, as she doesn't turn 20 until September, but has to get past 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone on Saturday. Schiavone reached her first semfinals since September when she beat...

  • Malaysian cyclist reprimanded for "Save Gaza" protest during Commonwealth Games race
    Jul 25, 2014 10:01 AM CDT

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — A Malaysian cyclist at the Commonwealth Games who wore gloves with "Save Gaza" written on them has been reprimanded by his team and warned he will be expelled if he does it again. Azizulhasni Awang competed in the men's sprint on Thursday wearing gloves that had the word "Save" written across knuckles on one hand and "Gaza" over the other. Awang's fists featuring the message were held up to cameras after the race, which took him into the quarterfinals. The rider said...

  • Azerbaijan to host Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe in Baku in 2016
    Jul 25, 2014 9:27 AM CDT

    Azerbaijan is set to host a Formula One race in 2016. Azeri officials say they have signed a contract with F1 to stage the Grand Prix of Europe in the capital city of Baku. Sports Minister Azad Rahimov says "our location at the crossroads of eastern Europe and western Asia is a new frontier for Formula One racing." He says the race will be held on a street circuit, with the city center and Caspian Sea as a backdrop. Oil-rich Azerbaijan, a former Soviet republic, originally planned to host an...

  • Myrtle Beach minor league baseball general manager gets prostate exam in 7th inning stretch
    Jul 25, 2014 9:23 AM CDT

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A minor league baseball manager in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has done his part to spread prostate cancer awareness — he had a prostate cancer exam before a field packed with baseball fans. Myrtle Beach Pelicans' general manager Andy Milovich stuck his head out of the press box to sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch while a doctor below and out-of-sight performed the screening. Milovich agreed to have the exam in support of a 10-year-old...

  • Defending champion Mikhail Youzhny loses to Robin Haase in Swiss Open quarterfinals
    Jul 25, 2014 9:12 AM CDT

    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — Robin Haase advanced to the semifinals of the Swiss Open by beating defending champion Mikhail Youzhny 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Friday in a rematch of last year's final. The top-seeded Russian saved six match points in the final game before finally losing. Haase, a Dutchman seeded seventh, will play Juan Monaco in Saturday's semifinals. Monaco beat two-time champion Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 7-6 (1), 6-1. In a match held over from Thursday, fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco of...

  • Defending champion Mikhail Youzhny loses to Robin Haase in Swiss Open quarterfinals
    Jul 25, 2014 9:12 AM CDT

    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — Robin Haase advanced to the semifinals of the Swiss Open by beating defending champion Mikhail Youzhny 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Friday in a rematch of last year's final. The top-seeded Russian saved six match points in the final game before finally losing. Haase, a Dutchman seeded seventh, will play Juan Monaco in Saturday's semifinals. Monaco beat two-time champion Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 7-6 (1), 6-1. In a match held over from Thursday, fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco of...

  • MMA fighter relieved by prosecutors' decision to not charge him in fatal stabbing at his home
    Jul 25, 2014 9:07 AM CDT

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A professional mixed martial artist says prosecutors' decision to not charge him in the fatal stabbing of an intruder at his New Mexico home is a relief. The District Attorney's office in Las Cruces announced Thursday that an investigation did not produce evidence to prove that Joseph Torrez killed 25-year-old Sal Garces on Jan. 1 without legal justification. Sheriff's officials have said Torrez fatally stabbed Garces after Garces and other people forced their way into...

  • Closing arguments Monday at trial in fatal shooting of Eastern Michigan football player
    Jul 25, 2014 7:40 AM CDT

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Closing arguments are expected Monday in the trial of a man accused in the fatal shooting of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed. Twenty-one-year-old Ed Thomas of Detroit faces open murder and robbery charges in the Oct. 18 death of the 20-year-old from Chicago's South Side. Kristopher Pratt last week pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. The 20-year-old from Detroit admits he shot Reed in the body and head. Pratt testified Thursday that he and...

  • European hurdles champ Rhys Williams of Wales out of Commonwealth Games after doping offense
    Jul 25, 2014 6:17 AM CDT

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — European 400-meter hurdles champion Rhys Williams was ruled out of the Commonwealth Games on Friday after becoming the second Welsh athlete suspended for a doping offense this month. Williams, co-captain of the Welsh track and field team, has been suspended from all competition after being charged with an anti-doping violation at the Glasgow Grand Prix on July 11. He finished sixth in the 400 hurdles at the Diamond League meet. Details of the violation were not disclosed....

  • Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    Jul 25, 2014 1:57 AM CDT

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide ___ NIBALI WINS STAGE TO CLOSE ON TOUR DE FRANCE CROWN Vincenzo Nibali closes in on Tour de France crown by winning tough 18th stage. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/nibali-wins-18th-tour-de-france-stage ___ AGUIRRE REPLACES ZACCHERONI AS JAPAN COACH Japan appoints Mexican Javier Aguirre as new coach of the national team http://bigstory.ap.org/article/mexican-aguirre-named-new-coach-japan ...

  • Scherzer wins 12th, Tigers beat Angels 6-4 with go-ahead 2-run double by Castellanos
    Jul 25, 2014 12:36 AM CDT

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nick Castellanos drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a double in the sixth inning and Max Scherzer won his fourth straight decision, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. Scherzer (12-3) tied teammate Rick Porcello and New York's Masahiro Tanaka for the league lead in wins. He allowed three runs and six hits over seven innings and struck out 11. It was the fourth time this season and 22nd in his career that the reigning...

  • Wei-Yin Chen allows 5 hits in 8 innings as Orioles beat Mariners 4-0
    Jul 25, 2014 12:21 AM CDT

    SEATTLE (AP) — Wie-Yen Chen allowed five hits over eight innings and Delmon Young hit a three-run homer to give the Baltimore Orioles a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night. Chen (11-3), who has won his past four starts, scattered five singles, walked one and struck out three. His 11 wins ties him for third-most in American League. On the road, Chen is 6-1 with a 3.94 ERA in nine starts. Darren O'Day finished with a routine ninth inning. It was Baltimore's eighth shutout....

  • Aoki delivers winning single in 14th, lifts Royals over Indians 2-1
    Jul 24, 2014 11:59 PM CDT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nori Aoki singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over Cleveland after Indians starter Corey Kluber carried a perfect game into the seventh inning on Thursday night. Cain opened the 14th with an infield single and stole second before Aoki delivered the winning hit off John Axford on a full-count pitch with one out. Aaron Crow (5-1), the seventh Kansas City pitcher, earned the victory — striking out the side in a perfect...

  • Orioles 4, Mariners 0
    Jul 24, 2014 11:58 PM CDT

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  • Garza rebounds from poor outing, Brewers hit 3 homers in 9-1 win
    Jul 24, 2014 11:14 PM CDT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Matt Garza was fuming after his previous start, the shortest of his career when he recorded just one out and allowed five runs. What a difference five days make. Garza allowed two hits in eight innings, and Ryan Braun hit one of three homers for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 9-1 victory over the New York Mets on Thursday night. "His last start probably upset him enough that he had a lot to prove tonight, and he threw the ball well," Mets manager Terry Collins said. Jonathan Lucroy...

  • Tyson Ross strikes out career-high 11, Padres rout Cubs 13-3
    Jul 24, 2014 11:02 PM CDT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Tyson Ross struck out a career-high 11, and the light-hitting San Diego Padres broke out for a season-best nine runs in the sixth inning in a 13-3 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night. Ross (9-10) allowed one run, five hits and one walk in six innings to reach a career high in wins. He went 3-2 in five July starts, but gave up just four earned runs in 35 innings. Rene Rivera had three hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs. Will Venable had three hits and two...

  • Top-seeded John Isner avoids upset in Atlanta Open title defense
    Jul 24, 2014 11:00 PM CDT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Top-seeded John Isner avoided an upset in his Atlanta Open title defense Thursday night, rallying for a 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory over wild-card entry Robby Ginepri in the second round. Trailing 5-4 in the third set, the 12th-ranked Isner fought off two match points and evened it at 5-5 with consecutive aces. The former University of Georgia star had his only service break of the match to go up 6-5 before firing the last four of his 30 aces to close out Ginepri, an Atlanta resident...

  • Padres 13, Cubs 3
    Jul 24, 2014 10:49 PM CDT

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  • Cindy Ha beats qualifying medalist Angel Yin to reach US Girls' Junior quarterfinals
    Jul 24, 2014 10:30 PM CDT

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Cindy Ha beat qualifying medalist Angel Yin 2 and 1 on Thursday at Forest Highlands to reach the U.S. Girls' Junior quarterfinals. After a delay for lightning at the Meadow Course, the 17-year-old Ha won the par-4 15th with a 25-foot birdie putt and the par-4 16th with a par to take a 2-up lead and finished off the long-hitting Yin with a par for a halve on the par-3 17th. "I thought, cruise it down there, get it to a tap-in putt and it just happened to go it," Ha said...

  • Person close to situation: Bon Jovi group studied Toronto sites; to meet with NY developers
    Jul 24, 2014 10:19 PM CDT

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto, a person close to the situation said. The study identified at least three potential stadium sites, two in Toronto, including one on the waterfront, and another in the suburb of Mississauga, the person told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because...

  • Marshawn Lynch expected to hold out of Seahawks training camp according to former teammate
    Jul 24, 2014 10:17 PM CDT

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch isn't expected to be present for the first day of the Seattle Seahawks' training camp, close friend and former teammate Michael Robinson said Thursday. Appearing on NFL Network, Robinson said he spoke with Lynch and Seattle's star running back plans to hold out of the camp that begins Friday. "I really think he just wants his position in the organization and how they view him, he just wants that recalibrated a little bit," Robinson said on NFL Network. "He's...

  • Noesi's arm, Eaton's bat help White Sox take opener against Twins, 5-2
    Jul 24, 2014 10:06 PM CDT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hector Noesi allowed three hits over 7 2-3 innings and Adam Eaton had three hits and two RBIs to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night. Noesi (5-7) gave up two runs, struck out three and walked one in an impressive performance. Alexei Ramirez added two hits and an RBI for Chicago and Jake Petricka went one inning to pick up his fifth save in six chances. Phil Hughes (10-7) gave up two runs and four hits and struck out four for...

  • On The Clock: Cavs sign rookie Andrew Wiggins; No. 1 overall pick can't be traded for 30 days
    Jul 24, 2014 10:01 PM CDT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one. The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days. Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. But any deal now involving Wiggins can't be finalized for at least 30 days. The Cavs and Timberwolves have had talks about a trade involving Love for months, long before Cleveland selected Wiggins, the...

  • White Sox 5, Twins 2
    Jul 24, 2014 9:59 PM CDT

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  • Brewers 9, Mets 1
    Jul 24, 2014 9:54 PM CDT

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