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  • Wrigley Field gets party of a century on 100th anniversary of first game at Chicago ballpark
    Apr 23, 2014 5:20 PM CDT

    CHICAGO (AP) — There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance. The famed marquee had a message, too. "Happy Birthday, Wrigley Field," it read. Exactly 100 years after the Chicago Federals pounded the Kansas City Packers in the first game at the famed ballpark, Wrigley was the scene of a joyous birthday bash on Wednesday afternoon. Banks and other Hall of Famers such as Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins...

  • Martin Perez throws 2nd straight shutout to help Rangers sweep Athletics with 3-0 victory
    Apr 23, 2014 5:20 PM CDT

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Martin Perez pitched his second consecutive shutout to extend his scoreless innings streak to 26 and the Texas Rangers wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday. Donnie Murphy homered and Michael Choice scored one run and drove in another for the Rangers, who moved a half-game ahead of Oakland in first place in the AL West with their first sweep of the A's since August 2011. Perez (3-1) outpitched Sonny Gray (3-1) in a heralded...

  • Cubs allow 5 runs in 9th, lose to Diamondbacks 7-5 on Wrigley Field's 100th birthday
    Apr 23, 2014 5:17 PM CDT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fittingly, the Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field's 100th birthday with a loss — a dramatic, error-filled one, at that. One out from victory, the Cubs allowed the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for five runs in the ninth inning in a 7-5 loss Wednesday. After an error by shortstop Starlin Castro, Martin Prado hit a two-run single off Pedro Strop (0-2), Miguel Montero had a tying single against James Russell and Aaron Hill followed with a two-run triple off Justin Grimm. Still, the...

  • Bobcats' Al Jefferson in starting lineup for Game 2 against Heat despite left foot injury
    Apr 23, 2014 5:17 PM CDT

    MIAMI (AP) — Al Jefferson is in Charlotte's starting lineup for Game 2 of the Bobcats' Eastern Conference first-round series against the Miami Heat. Jefferson strained the plantar fascia in his left foot in the Bobcats' opening-game loss Sunday, and was put in a walking boot after that game to keep pressure off the sore area. Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said the team will monitor Jefferson — Charlotte's leading scorer and rebounder — closely once the game begins. Miami went with its same starting...

  • Buffalo Bills to issue team store credits to settle claims it sent too many texts
    Apr 23, 2014 5:03 PM CDT

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are going to pay up for oversharing. The team has reached a settlement with fans who say the team sent them too many texts, agreeing to issue debit cards for the Bills store worth $58 to $75 each. Along with the $2.5 million worth of cards, the Bills will pay $562,000 in legal fees under terms of a class action settlement approved by a federal court in Florida last week. Bills fan Jerry Wojcik of Tampa Bay, Fla., brought the case in 2012 after signing up...

  • NFL players Sherman, Foster, Fitzgerald talk about race with Harvard students
    Apr 23, 2014 4:57 PM CDT

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says he refuses to back down from his raging rant after the NFC championship game because he wants to "educate the uneducated." During a session called "The Modern Black Male Athlete" at Harvard, Sherman told a standing-room crowd Wednesday that he tried to start a conversation about how blacks are viewed by the media and fans. He was called a thug — and worse — on social media because he was so emotional in his trash talk about...

  • US coach Jurgen Klinsmann close to finalizing Americans' pre-World Cup training roster
    Apr 23, 2014 4:47 PM CDT

    Just three weeks remain before the start of the United States' pre-World Cup training camp, and coach Jurgen Klinsmann is close to finalizing the players he'll invite. Preliminary 30-man rosters are due to FIFA by May 13, the day before the Americans start to arrive for the camp at Stanford University. They can have up to 30 players, and must submit their final 23-man roster to FIFA by June 2. Klinsmann says the last 2½ years of evaluations will count equally with a player's current form in...

  • Country star McGraw lends car enthusiast perspective to 'Breaking Barriers' documentary
    Apr 23, 2014 4:33 PM CDT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tim McGraw drives in the carpool lane most days instead of pushing 100 mph with the windows rolled down and hair pulled back. Next tour stop, Wally World. "I drive the Griswold family cruiser," McGraw said, laughing. "I drive a 10-year-old Cadillac Escalade because I'm always taking cheerleaders to practice and picking up tennis players and track runners." But even one of country music's biggest stars needs to cut loose on the open road — or, a private track — every now and then....

  • Cuban hurler Conrado 'Connie' Marrero, oldest living former MLB player, dies at age 102
    Apr 23, 2014 4:30 PM CDT

    HAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday. Marrero's grandson said he died in the early afternoon. "He woke up in the morning and it was like he wasn't there. He wasn't reacting," Rogelio Marrero told The Associated Press. "Connie" Marrero, as he was known in the...

  • Ditka, Stone recall favorite memories as Wrigley Field marks 100th anniversary of 1st game
    Apr 23, 2014 4:25 PM CDT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, marks the 100th anniversary of its first game on Wednesday with a matchup against Arizona. The ballpark that opened as Weeghman Park on April 23, 1914, has hosted millions of fans and been the scene of some of baseball's most indelible moments. Some stars who graced its friendly confines offer their memories: ___ Mike Ditka has a question. "Can you name another championship that was won there?" he asked. Well, an iconic Chicago franchise...

  • Jackson looking for someone to coach the Knicks, but says again that it won't be him
    Apr 23, 2014 4:24 PM CDT

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated. Phil Jackson won't be hiring himself to coach the Knicks. Two days after firing Mike Woodson, Jackson reiterated Wednesday that he won't be returning to the bench, despite the fact that even fiancee Jeanie Buss told him he should. But Jackson, who retired from coaching in 2011 after winning an NBA-record 11 titles, said his body isn't up to doing the job. "Jeanie Buss...

  • Wizards have out-defensed the defensive Bulls, return home with commanding 2-0 series lead
    Apr 23, 2014 4:22 PM CDT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Bulls failed to score for more than seven minutes. Not just any ol' 7:38. Not some stretch in the second quarter that people might vaguely remember. This was the final 3:53 of regulation and the first 3:45 of overtime in Game 2 of a playoff series. Chicago got to the postseason by being stingy. Yet, so far at least, the Washington Wizards have out-defensed the defense-minded Bulls. And Randy Wittman, who carries an anvil of a win-loss record, has more than held his...

  • Swan Racing sells 2 cars in restructuring, keeps Kligerman in fold for uncertain future
    Apr 23, 2014 4:21 PM CDT

    STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Troubled NASCAR team Swan Racing has found a home for driver Cole Whitt, while keeping Parker Kligerman under contract. The two-car team faced an uncertain future because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship. Swan Racing minority owner Anthony Marlowe merged his ownership of the No. 26 team in BK Racing. Whitt will remain behind the wheel of the 26 in the Sprint Cup series. The No. 30 team was sold Wednesday to John Cohen of XxxTreme Motorsports. The team hired...

  • Benzema gives Real Madrid 1-0 win over Bayern Munich in 1st leg of Champions League semifinal
    Apr 23, 2014 3:57 PM CDT

    MADRID (AP) — Karim Benzema scored in the 19th minute to give Real Madrid a 1-0 win over defending champion Bayern Munich on Wednesday night in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal. Madrid got its goal on a counterattack when Cristiano Ronaldo found Fabio Coentrao speeding down a flank. Coentrao crossed for Benzema, who tapped the ball past goalkeeper Manuel Neuer from 4 yards. Ronaldo returned from a left leg injury that had sidelined him from April 2 and missed a number of scoring...

  • FIFA's Valcke 'happy' with stadium in World Cup city of Cuiaba despite delays with seats
    Apr 23, 2014 3:50 PM CDT

    SAO PAULO (AP) — FIFA's top World Cup official is satisfied with the pace of work at the stadium in the western Brazilian city of Cuiaba even though a delay in the delivery of seats prompted the venue's inauguration to be postponed this week. FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said Wednesday that local organizers shouldn't face major problems finalizing the Arena Pantanal in time for the World Cup. The stadium is one of the three yet to be completed less than two months before the tournament's...

  • Emmert believes proposed NCAA changes will address concerns of union organizers
    Apr 23, 2014 3:45 PM CDT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert believes college sports can address the concerns of union organizers without changing the entire model. Emmert acknowledged Wednesday, in an interview with The Associated Press, that under a proposed new governance structure, the richest sports programs would have the autonomy to provide more money and more counseling and perhaps even more protections to student-athletes. He also thinks the new structure could help finance the travel of athletes'...

  • Gattis' tiebreaking double in eighth helps Braves top Marlins 3-1 for 9th win in 12 games
    Apr 23, 2014 3:44 PM CDT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Fredi Gonzalez appreciates Evan Gattis' easy approach at the plate. "He's got a short, simple swing," the Atlanta Braves manager said. "If you talk to him about hitting, he feels like he's the one who gets himself out most of the time, but it sure is nice to give him a day off and still bring him in for a pinch-hit situation to impact the game." Gattis pinch hit and broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double off A.J. Ramos, helping the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins...

  • Former football players at Boston College, Marist charged with beating up homeless man
    Apr 23, 2014 3:21 PM CDT

    BOSTON (AP) — Two former college football players who went to high school together were charged Wednesday with beating up a homeless man. Craig Parsons, a former Boston College tight end, and Anthony Varrichione, an ex-quarterback at Marist College, were accused of kicking and punching the 50-year-old man unconscious early Jan. 26 in the city's Allston neighborhood. Parsons and Varrichione were charged with assault and battery causing serious bodily injury and assault and battery with a dangerous...

  • Ivanovic sends Lisicki out in 1st round with 6-1, 6-3 win at Porsche Grand Prix
    Apr 23, 2014 3:14 PM CDT

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Ana Ivanovic defeated Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-3 to send the Wimbledon finalist out in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday. Ivanovic, the world No. 12 and former French Open winner, needed just one hour to beat the 24-year-old Berliner. Italy's Flavia Pennetta later fired 10 aces to none in her 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 win over wild card Andrea Petkovic. It left four of the six home players out of the most important German women's competition at the first hurdle....

  • Value squeezed out of Man United's brand by unpopular owners can soften blow of slump, for now
    Apr 23, 2014 3:11 PM CDT

    LONDON (AP) — Manchester United's owners will be relying on the strength of the club's brand to soften the impact of a sudden downturn on the field this season. Few clubs have the money-making abilities of United, which has been setting revenue records even as the team endured poor performance under the brief managerial reign of David Moyes, whose departure was announced by the club Tuesday less than a season into a six-year contract. For all United's success in accumulating dollars, euros and...

  • Daniela Hantuchova, Peng Shuai reach quarterfinals of Grand Prix SAR in Marrakesh
    Apr 23, 2014 3:11 PM CDT

    MARRAKESH, Morocco (AP) — Top-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia beat last year's runner-up Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix SAR. Hantuchova won five straight games to take the first set and lead 2-0 in the second. Garbine Muguruza of Spain, Peng Shuai of China and Shahar Peer of Israel also won their second-round matches. The fifth-seeded Muguruza broke serve six times in her 6-3, 6-2 win over Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland....

  • AUTO PACKAGE: Suarez gets 1st chance to race in Nationwide at Richmond with Joe Gibbs Racing
    Apr 23, 2014 3:05 PM CDT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Suarez has proven to be a quick learner in a race car, winning in the eighth race of last year's NASCAR's K&N Pro Series East Tour and finishing third in the final standings. He has raced out of the gates this season, with two wins and three top-five finishes in four starts. Now Suarez has parlayed that into a big-time ride. He will get his first career Nationwide Series start on Friday night at Richmond International Raceway with Joe Gibbs Racing, and Suarez...

  • Gattis' tiebreaking double in eighth helps Braves top Marlins 3-1 for 9th win in 12 games
    Apr 23, 2014 2:51 PM CDT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double off A.J. Ramos, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 Wednesday for their ninth win in 12 games. Aaron Harang allowed one run and six hits in six innings with 11 strikeouts and one walk, raising his ERA from 0.70 to 0.85. Pulled from his previous start against the New York Mets after six hitless innings and 101 pitches, he stretched his streak of hitless innings to eight before Adeiny Hechavarria...

  • NBC says Olympic viewing shows how second (or third, or fourth) screens changing habits
    Apr 23, 2014 2:41 PM CDT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on, the network said Wednesday. NBC closely studies how Americans follow the action partly because the Olympics are a huge investment, but also to get a peek at how media habits are changing. This year's takeaway: the multiscreen experience is rapidly taking hold and is doing so across all age groups. "It's not...

  • Richard Petty set to attend 1st race since wife Lynda's death last month
    Apr 23, 2014 2:28 PM CDT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Richard Petty is scheduled to return to the race track this weekend for the first time since the March 25 death of his wife, Lynda. The seven-time NASCAR champion and Hall of Fame driver missed races at Martinsville, Texas and Darlington as he mourned the loss of his wife. The Pettys were together 57 years. Trent Owens, crew chief for Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola and Petty's nephew, believes being back at the track in Richmond, Va., will be good for "The...

  • Ex-CEO pleads guilty to stealing from noted NYC charity, steering money to political donations
    Apr 23, 2014 2:12 PM CDT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The politically connected former CEO of a prominent city charity admitted Wednesday he helped steal more than $9 million from the organization in an insurance scheme that authorities linked to campaign contributions. William Rapfogel pleaded guilty to grand larceny, money laundering and other charges in a case that had rattled city and state political circles. He formerly led the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, which has long enjoyed close ties to politicians and has collected...

  • Penn St. fans plan new Joe Paterno statue that would be placed outside restaurant near campus
    Apr 23, 2014 2:08 PM CDT

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — With one Joe Paterno statue in storage, fans of the late Penn State football coach are commissioning a new one to be placed across from the university. A State College, Pa., restaurant owner says he's interested in having the new statue put in front of his establishment. Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers says the school isn't involved in the plan. In 2012, the school removed a Paterno statue outside its football stadium. That happened after a university-commissioned...

  • Defending champ Lukas Rosol ousts Nieminen, 4th seeded Simon wins at Nastase Tiriac Trophy
    Apr 23, 2014 2:02 PM CDT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Defending champion Lukas Rosol reached the Nastase Tiriac Trophy quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over eighth-seeded Jarkko Nieminen of Finland on Wednesday. The Czech saved seven of the eight break points he faced on the clay at BNR Arenas. Home favorite Victor Hanescu failed to advance, though, as fourth-seeded Gilles Simon of France rallied from a set down to win 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. In other matches, top-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria defeated Jiri Vesely of...

  • David Moyes statement after being fired by Manchester United
    Apr 23, 2014 1:58 PM CDT

    Statement released by David Moyes on Wednesday, a day after Manchester United announced he left as manager after less than a season in charge. To have been appointed as manager of Manchester United, one of the biggest football clubs in the world, was and remains something of which I will always be incredibly proud. Taking charge after such a long period of continuous stability and success at the club was inevitably going to be a significant challenge, but it was one which I relished and never...

  • Cuban hurler Conrado 'Connie' Marrero, oldest living former MLB player, dies just shy of 103
    Apr 23, 2014 1:28 PM CDT

    HAVANA (AP) — Family members say Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died in Havana. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday. Grandson Rogelio Marrero confirmed the death Wednesday afternoon. Marrero was a diminutive right-hander from Cuba who went by the nickname "Connie" when he pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s. He was renowned for his control and for his presence on the mound despite standing just 5 feet 5 inches tall and...

  • [Oldest former MLB player Conrado Marrero dies in Cuba, grandson says
    Apr 23, 2014 1:25 PM CDT

    HAVANA (AP) — (Oldest former MLB player Conrado Marrero dies in Cuba, grandson says.

  • Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington gets probation for assault on ex-girlfriend
    Apr 23, 2014 1:03 PM CDT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Wednesday sentenced Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington to a year of supervised probation for assaulting a former girlfriend who is the mother of his daughter. Now Washington, one of the team's top defensive players, will wait to see what punishment he may face from the NFL under its personal conduct policy. He was suspended the first four games of last season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The 27-year-old pleaded guilty nearly a...

  • Andy Murray overcome by emotion as he receives award in Scottish hometown
    Apr 23, 2014 1:00 PM CDT

    DUNBLANE, Scotland (AP) — His victory speech at Wimbledon was easy compared to this. Andy Murray broke into tears Wednesday as he accepted a civic honor in his Scottish hometown of Dunblane. Murray, who was granted "the freedom of Stirling" from the local council, stopped to compose himself and wipe his eyes several times during the ceremony at Dunblane High School. "I think everyone knows I'm extremely proud of where I come from," he said, his voice cracking. "Moving away was one of the sacrifices...

  • Greg Norman, Joe Buck to call US Open golf when it moves to Fox next year
    Apr 23, 2014 12:29 PM CDT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Greg Norman and Joe Buck will call the U.S. Open when it moves to Fox next year. The network signed a 12-year rights deal with the U.S. Golf Association in August to air the Open and its other championships. Fox said Wednesday that two-time British Open champion Norman would join Buck on its lead golf announcing team. Buck is already Fox's top play-by-play voice for its NFL and Major League Baseball coverage. An avid golfer, he currently plays at a 3 handicap. NBC's last U.S....

  • Boston University women's basketball coach resigns after ex-players allege emotional abuse
    Apr 23, 2014 12:08 PM CDT

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston University women's basketball coach Kelly Greenberg resigned Wednesday about a month after several former players complained that she was so verbally and emotionally abusive that she drove them off the team. The university assembled a three-member panel to investigate the allegations of abuse that four former scholarship players say prompted them to quit last season. The panel found that even though many of the allegations couldn't be substantiated, "a compelling case was...

  • Ivanovic sends Lisicki out in 1st round with 6-1, 6-3 win at Porsche Grand Prix
    Apr 23, 2014 12:05 PM CDT

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Ana Ivanovic defeated Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-3 to send the Wimbledon finalist out in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday. Ivanovic, the world No. 12 and former French Open winner, needed just one hour to beat the 24-year-old Berliner. It left three of the six home players out of the most important German women's competition at the first hurdle. Wild card Julia Goerges gave the supporters reason for cheer with a surprise 6-1, 7-5 win over Romania's Sorana...

  • Ivanovic sends Lisicki out in 1st round with 6-1, 6-3 win at Porsche Grand Prix
    Apr 23, 2014 12:05 PM CDT

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Ana Ivanovic defeated Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-3 to send the Wimbledon finalist out in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday. Ivanovic, the world No. 12 and former French Open winner, needed just one hour to beat the 24-year-old Berliner. It left three of the six home players out of the most important German women's competition at the first hurdle. Wild card Julia Goerges gave the supporters reason for cheer with a surprise 6-1, 7-5 win over Romania's Sorana...

  • Twitter talk helps Dale Jr. and RIR land Washington Redskins QB RG3 to drive Richmond pace car
    Apr 23, 2014 11:49 AM CDT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will drive the pace car before Saturday night's NASCAR race at Richmond. Richmond International Raceway made the announcement Wednesday, and says it happened with some help from Twitter. The track says NASCAR driver and devout Redskins fan Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the ball rolling in late March when he tweeted to Griffin about being Grand Marshal for the race. Track President Dennis Bickmeier chimed in on Twitter, telling Griffin...

  • 5th-ranked Ferrer ousted from Barcelona Open as Nadal labours to victory on clay return
    Apr 23, 2014 11:04 AM CDT

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Second-seeded David Ferrer was ousted from the Barcelona Open by a Russian opponent for the second straight year and defending champion Rafael Nadal labored to victory on Wednesday. Ferrer was unable to find his rhythm in losing 6-4, 6-2 to Teymuraz Gabashvili in his opening match while Nadal struggled past fellow Spanish player Albert Ramos 7-6 (2), 6-4. Nadal eventually overcame his 103rd-ranked opponent to reach the third round, rebounding from a surprise loss to Ferrer...

  • Liverpool, Raheem Sterling top of this week's AP global soccer 10 poll
    Apr 23, 2014 10:35 AM CDT

    Liverpool tops The Associated Press global soccer poll this week for the fifth time this season and for the second consecutive week after its 3-2 win over Norwich kept it atop the English Premier League. Raheem Sterling made it a double for Liverpool in the poll as his two goals in the victory earned him leading player honors. "Sterling may just have won the league for Liverpool. Brendan Rodgers says the 19-year-old is the best young player in Europe right now and it is hard to argue with that...

  • Yamanaka defends WBC bantamweight title with technical knockout of Belgium's Jamoye
    Apr 23, 2014 9:13 AM CDT

    OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Shinsuke Yamanaka of Japan successfully defended his WBC bantamweight crown for the sixth time with a technical knockout of Stephane Jamoye of Belgium on Wednesday. Yamanaka sent Jamoye to the canvas with a powerful blow to the abdomen and the referee stopped the bout 11 seconds into the ninth round at Osaka-Jo Hall. With his fifth straight win by knockout, Yamanaka improved to 21-0 with two draws and 16 wins by knockout. Jamoye's record fell to 25 wins against 30 defeats....

  • Oakland A's reject 10-year Coliseum lease extension, saying offer doesn't meet team's needs
    Apr 23, 2014 8:51 AM CDT

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland A's have rejected a deal to play at its ballpark for the foreseeable future, saying the 10-year lease extension offer doesn't meet all their requirements. The Oakland Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1notDIE ) the team's rejection came just an hour after the joint board that runs the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum complex announced the extension proposal. Team spokesman Bob Rose released a statement that the 10-year deal "did not address all of our issues" and...

  • Interim Man United coach Ryan Giggs to be assisted by ex-teammates Scholes, Butt, Neville
    Apr 23, 2014 8:05 AM CDT

    LONDON (AP) — Ryan Giggs will be assisted by a trio of former Manchester United teammates as he tries to stabilize England's biggest club after the abrupt dismissal of David Moyes. The 40-year-old Giggs, United's most decorated player, is in charge of the team for the final four matches of the Premier League season until a full-time replacement is hired. The Welshman presided over Wednesday morning's training session supported by Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville. They are all products...

  • Dozens of Sherpas leave Everest following deadly avalanche; some expeditions cancel climbs
    Apr 23, 2014 7:58 AM CDT

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits. With the entire climbing season increasingly thrown into doubt, the government quickly announced that top tourism officials would fly to base camp Thursday to negotiate with the Sherpas and encourage them to return to work. But while...

  • Fight Schedule
    Apr 23, 2014 7:31 AM CDT

    April 23 At Osaka, Japan, Shinsuke Yamanaka vs. Stephane Jamoye, 12, for Yamanaka's WBC bantamweight title; Kiko Martinez vs. Hozumi Hasegawa, 12, for Martinez's IBF junior featherweight title. April 24 At Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage, Calif. (ESPN2), Josesito Lopez vs. Aaron Martinez, 10, light welterweights; Thomas Williams Jr. vs. Enrique Ornelas, 10, light heavyweights. April 25 At Moscow, Russia, Richard Abril vs. Eduard Troyanovsky, 12, for Abril's WBA World lightweight...

  • TV SportsWatch
    Apr 23, 2014 7:30 AM CDT

    All Times EDT Thursday, April 24 BOXING 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Junior welterweights, Josesito Lopez (31-6-0) vs. Aron Martinez (19-2-1), at Rancho Mirage, Calif. COLLEGE BASEBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPNU — Texas A&M at Mississippi St. GOLF 9:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, China Open, first round, at Shenzhen, China (same-day tape) 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Zurich Classic, first round, at New Orleans 6:30 p.m. TGC — LPGA, Swinging Skirts Classic, first round, at Daly...

  • AP Sportlight
    Apr 23, 2014 7:29 AM CDT

    April 24 1945 — Albert B. "Happy" Chandler, junior Senator from Kentucky, is elected baseball commissioner by a unanimous vote of the major league club owners. Chandler is elected to a seven-year term and succeeds Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who died in November 1944. 1963 — Bob Cousy ends his 13-year career by scoring 18 points as the Boston Celtics win their fifth consecutive NBA championship by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 112-109 in Game 6. 1967 — The Philadelphia 76ers win the NBA championship...

  • NFL Calendar
    Apr 23, 2014 7:29 AM CDT

    May 2 — Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets. May 7 — Deadline for club to exercise right of first refusal for its restricted free agents. May 8-10 —2014 NFL draft, New York. May 19-21 — Spring league meeting, Atlanta. June 22-28 — Rookie symposium, Aurora, Ohio.

  • NHL Calendar
    Apr 23, 2014 7:29 AM CDT

    May 25-31 — NHL combine, Toronto. June 18 — Last possible day for Stanley Cup finals. June 25 — NHL awards, Las Vegas. June 27-28 — NHL draft, Philadelphia. July 1 — Free agency begins. July 5 — Deadline for player-elected salary arbitration notification. July 6 — Deadline for club-elected salary arbitration notification. July 20-Aug. 6 — Salary arbitration hearings held. Aug. 8 — Deadline for salary arbitration decisions.

  • NBA Calendar
    Apr 23, 2014 7:29 AM CDT

    May 20 — Draft lottery. June 5 — NBA Finals begin. June 16 — Draft early entry withdrawal deadline. June 26 — NBA draft.

  • Skechers makes running shoes? Keflezighi's Boston win a boost for sponsor
    Apr 23, 2014 7:23 AM CDT

    The Boston Marathon champion crossed the finish line wearing sneakers from Skechers, not exactly a brand associated with sports. The company signed Meb Keflezighi three years ago hoping he could help legitimize its foray into selling running shoes. While his historic victory Monday was significant enough to Skechers to get mentioned on its corporate earnings call, executives considered Keflezighi's endorsement a success long before he won Boston. His title is another boost to a small but growing...

  • Smartphones, video screens and tech in general a new wrinkle for 100-year-old Wrigley Field
    Apr 23, 2014 7:12 AM CDT

    CHICAGO (AP) — During a recent game at Wrigley Field, John Weber was using a pencil and scorecard to expertly track the game between his hometown Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 86-year-old retired transit worker figures he is an increasingly rare kind of baseball fan. "Look around, do you see many people keeping score?" he asked. No indeed. Between batters and between pitches, most fans in the stands at Wrigley — and everywhere else in the majors — take their eyes off the game to peck away...

  • 'I'm a landmark': Scorekeeper at Wrigley Field practices a craft that has all but disappeared
    Apr 23, 2014 6:32 AM CDT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Inside a dusty, dimly lit chamber of steel catwalks, Darryl Wilson peers out a square hole and into one of baseball's most revered shrines. For 23 years, Wilson has been a scoreboard operator at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. Running the tall, green manual scoreboard is one of the most unique jobs in baseball — or anywhere — and it's a symphony of the senses. Each run and every inning, there is a flurry of activity and cacophony of noise inside as scoreboard operators...

  • Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in bribery case, faces up to 10 years in prison
    Apr 23, 2014 5:45 AM CDT

    MUNICH (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Munich on Thursday on bribery charges that could lead to a prison term of up to 10 years if he is convicted. The trial could spell the end of the 83-year-old Ecclestone's career running F1, which he turned into a billion dollar business. Here are five things to know about the trial: ___ THE CHARGES: Ecclestone is charged with bribery and incitement to breach of trust "in an especially grave case" over a $44 million payment to...

  • FIFA clears Barcelona to sign players this summer by suspending transfer ban during appeal
    Apr 23, 2014 5:30 AM CDT

    ZURICH (AP) — Barcelona was cleared Wednesday to sign new players during the offseason after FIFA froze the Spanish soccer club's one-year transfer embargo pending an appeal. Soccer's world governing body said its appeal panel "considered that the appeal lodged by the club is to be granted suspensive effect." Panel chairman Larry Mussenden made the decision because the case was unlikely to be resolved before the July 1 opening of the next transfer window, FIFA said. Barcelona can plan a transfer...

  • Hoylake to have horseshoe grandstand around 18th green for 1st time at a British Open
    Apr 23, 2014 5:25 AM CDT

    HOYLAKE, England (AP) — There will be a horseshoe grandstand around the 18th green for the first time at a British Open as part of a number of course changes for this year's tournament at Hoylake. Organizers say the Royal Liverpool course will be extended by 54 yards compared to 2006 — the last time it held the major — and the green on the first hole has been reshaped and rebunkered to make it the "hardest opening hole on the Open rota." Around 200,000 spectators are expected for the tournament,...

  • George, Pacers use 3rd-quarter surge to rally past Hawks 101-85, even series at 1-1
    Apr 23, 2014 2:23 AM CDT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Pacers got tired of talking trash. That left them with plenty of energy to handle the Hawks on Tuesday night. Paul George scored 27 points, George Hill added 15 in the second half and that suffocating defense that seemed to vanish over the past few weeks was back in force. Atlanta couldn't contend with the Pacers' resurgent combination, falling 101-85 and into a 1-1 tie in the best-of-seven playoff series. "We put our print on this game in the third quarter, which we've...

  • Albert Pujols becomes 26th player with 500 HRs in majors; 1st to also hit No. 499 in same game
    Apr 23, 2014 2:19 AM CDT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499. She had planned to be there in person once he got within one of the milestone. He didn't give her the chance. Pujols became the first major leaguer to get his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, connecting twice Tuesday night and driving in five runs in the Los Angeles Angels' 7-2 victory over the Washington Nationals. He's the 26th player...

  • Rangers beat Flyers 4-1 in Game 3, Lundqvist sharp to help New York take 2-1 series lead
    Apr 23, 2014 2:17 AM CDT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While his teammates mobbed him after a late goal, Dan Carcillo trash-talked with Flyers fans through the glass before hitting the bench for a celebration. One fan made an obscene gesture, but Carcillo wasn't fazed in the least. Derek Stepan, Martin St. Louis, Dan Girardi and Carcillo scored goals, leading the Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 3 on Tuesday night. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 31 shots to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series....

  • Beal, Nene lead way as Wizards beat Bulls 101-99 in OT to take 2-0 lead in first-round series
    Apr 23, 2014 2:15 AM CDT

    CHICAGO (AP) — This one looked like it was slipping away from the Washington Wizards. Then, in a flash everything changed. Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 points in overtime and the Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. Game 3 is Friday at Washington. "We've got to come out like we're down 0-1 or 0-2," said Beal, who scored 11 in the fourth quarter. "We've got to have that...

  • Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    Apr 23, 2014 1:55 AM CDT

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide ___ CANADIENS COMPLETE SWEEP, FIRST TEAM INTO 2ND ROUND OF NHL PLAYOFFS Montreal completes a 4-0 series sweep of Tampa Bay to become first team into the second round of the NHL playoffs. http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268755/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=7GyBFddW ___ CHELSEA HOLDS ATLETICO BUT AT A BIG INJURY PRICE Chelsea holds Atletico Madrid to a 0-0 draw in Spain in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal...

  • Patrick Marleau scores OT winner, and Sharks beat LA Kings 4-3 to take 3-0 series lead
    Apr 23, 2014 1:17 AM CDT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After Patrick Marleau's fourth career playoff overtime goal silenced Staples Center for maybe the next-to-last time this season, the veteran San Jose Sharks forward attributed his knack for postseason heroics to one simple trait. "Well, you just try to shoot it on net," Marleau said. "This one was not a hard shot by any means, but you just get it to the net." That's how good things happen for Marleau and the Sharks, who weathered the Los Angeles Kings' best game of the series...

  • Phils beat Dodgers 3-2 in 10 on Brown's double, A.J. Burnett has career-high 3 hits off Ryu
    Apr 23, 2014 12:58 AM CDT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Domonic Brown doubled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning after a costly error by left fielder Carl Crawford, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Tuesday night. Carlos Ruiz reached second base when his flyball to short left field glanced off Crawford's glove as shortstop Hanley Ramirez nearly collided with the left fielder. Brown followed with a drive to the fence in left-center on a 1-1 pitch from J.P. Howell (1-2). Antonio Bastardo (3-1)...

  • Phillies 3, Dodgers 2, 10 innings,
    Apr 23, 2014 12:48 AM CDT

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  • Collin McHugh strikes out 12 in his season debut as Astros send Mariners to 7th straight loss
    Apr 23, 2014 12:37 AM CDT

    SEATTLE (AP) — Collin McHugh struck out a career-high 12 in his season debut, and Jason Castro, Chris Carter and Matt Dominguez homered to lift the Houston Astros to a 5-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. McHugh (1-0), called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City for the start, struck out the first three batters of the game to set the tone for his first win in 10 career starts. The right-hander didn't walk a batter, giving up three hits in 6 2-3 shutout innings. Josh Fields pitched the...

  • Tuesday's NHL playoff capsules
    Apr 23, 2014 12:33 AM CDT

    MONTREAL (AP) — Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night with a power-play goal with 43 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory and a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay. The first team to advance this year, the Canadiens also got goals from Daniel Briere, Brendan Gallagher and Lars Eller. Ondrej Palat had a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay. Victor Hedman pulled the Lightning within one goal three minutes into the third period, and Tyler...

  • Sharks-Kings Sums
    Apr 23, 2014 12:23 AM CDT

    San Jose 1 1 1 1—4 Los Angeles 0 2 1 0—3 First Period_1, San Jose, Burns 2 (Thornton, Boyle), 3:16 (pp). Penalties_Thornton, SJ (high-sticking), :26; King, LA (tripping), 3:05; Burns, SJ (roughing), 14:51. Second Period_2, Los Angeles, Stoll 1 (Toffoli, Doughty), 4:48 (pp). 3, Los Angeles, Gaborik 1, 7:59. 4, San Jose, Nieto 1 (Demers, Marleau), 9:17. Penalties_Demers, SJ (delay of game), 3:23; Sheppard, SJ (tripping), 18:58. Third Period_5, Los Angeles, Carter 1 (Kopitar,...

  • Morales outduels Bumgarner as Rockies hold off Giants 2-1
    Apr 23, 2014 12:22 AM CDT

    DENVER (AP) — Franklin Morales didn't try to paint corners or make perfect pitches. Instead, his strategy was relatively simple: Just pitch the ball and see what happens. In this instance, a lot of good things. Morales was masterful on the mound as he outdueled Madison Bumgarner, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. "Frankie's a tough competitor," manager Walt Weiss said. "He was absolutely huge tonight." Morales (2-1) knew it was his night...

  • Rangers rally for two runs in the ninth to beat the A's 5-4
    Apr 23, 2014 12:18 AM CDT

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Michael Choice singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Tuesday night. Josh Wilson doubled to drive in the tying run just ahead of Choice, who began his career with the A's. Alexi Ogando (1-1) recorded one out in the eighth to pick up the win. Joakim Soria pitched the ninth for his fifth save. Luke Gregerson (0-1) took the loss after blowing his third save opportunity. He gave up two runs on three...

  • Astros 5, Mariners 2
    Apr 23, 2014 12:17 AM CDT

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  • Rangers 5, Athletics 4
    Apr 23, 2014 12:12 AM CDT

    Texas Oakland ab r h bi ab r h bi Choice lf 3 1 1 1 Crisp cf 4 0 1 1 Andrus ss 5 1 1 0 Lowrie ss 5 1 1 0 Rios rf 4 1 1 0 Dnldsn 3b 5 1 1 1 Fielder 1b 4 0 1 0 Moss 1b 4 0 0 0 Kzmnff 3b 1 0 0 0 Barton 1b 0 0 0 0 Sardins 2b 1 0 0 0 Cespds lf 3 0 1 1 DMrph dh 3 0 2 1 Callasp dh 4 0 1 0 Morlnd ph-dh 1 0 1 0 Jaso c 1...

  • Rangers 3, Athletics 0
    Apr 23, 2014 12:12 AM CDT

    Texas Oakland ab r h bi ab r h bi Choice lf 4 1 1 1 Gentry cf 4 0 0 0 Andrus ss 4 0 0 0 Lowrie ss 4 0 1 0 Rios rf 4 0 1 1 Dnldsn 3b 3 0 1 0 Fielder 1b 3 0 0 0 Cespds lf 3 0 0 0 Morlnd dh 2 0 0 0 DNorrs c 2 0 1 0 DMrph 2b 4 1 1 1 Callasp dh 3 0 0 0 Chirins c 4 0 1 0 Reddck rf 3 0 0 0 LMartn cf 4 1 1 0 Punto 2b...

  • Hammel tosses 7 strong innings, Olt homers to lead Cubs over Diamondbacks 9-2
    Apr 22, 2014 11:46 PM CDT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Hammel is certain the Cubs are better than their record so far. Hammel pitched seven strong innings, Mike Olt hit a three-run home run and Nate Schierholtz drove in a pair of early runs to lead the Cubs to a 9-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. "With a doubt," he said. "We've played a lot of close ballgames where we could have come out on the other end. We're a young team and we'll figure out how to win those ball games pretty soon." Hammel (3-1) allowed just one run...

  • Beal, Nene lead way as Wizards beat Bulls 101-99 in OT to take 2-0 lead in first-round series
    Apr 22, 2014 11:42 PM CDT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. Washington rallied from 10 down in the fourth quarter after blowing a 17-point first-quarter lead. Nene scored the first six points in overtime after being held in check by Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah in regulation, and the Wizards hung on after...

  • Wizards-Bulls, Box
    Apr 22, 2014 11:40 PM CDT

    WASHINGTON (101) Ariza 3-8 0-0 8, Nene 8-13 1-4 17, Gortat 2-9 3-6 7, Wall 6-15 3-5 16, Beal 9-20 4-5 26, Booker 3-4 3-4 9, Webster 4-6 0-0 10, Miller 3-5 2-4 8, Gooden 0-0 0-0 0, Temple 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-80 16-28 101. CHICAGO (99) Dunleavy 4-6 0-0 9, Boozer 2-6 1-2 5, Noah 8-14 4-4 20, Hinrich 5-13 2-4 12, Butler 2-9 2-2 6, Gibson 7-17 8-10 22, Snell 0-0 0-0 0, Mohammed 0-1 0-0 0, Augustin 10-22 1-2 25. Totals 38-88 18-24 99. Washington 31 25 14 21 10—101...

  • Ellsbury stars at bat and in field against former team as Yankees beat Red Sox 9-3
    Apr 22, 2014 11:27 PM CDT

    BOSTON (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury wasted little time reminding the Red Sox how he used to help them win. He did it for the Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka on Tuesday night. The boos had barely subsided when Ellsbury tripled leading off the game, his first as an opponent at Fenway Park. Then in the bottom of the first he stole a hit from Boston leadoff hitter Grady Sizemore with a sliding catch in left-center field as his cap flew off. New York won 9-3 and Ellsbury, who spent seven seasons with the Red...

  • Headley's HR backs Padres stellar relief pitching to beat Brewers 2-1 in 12 innings
    Apr 22, 2014 11:27 PM CDT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chase Headley homered in the top of the 12th inning and San Diego relievers tossed six shutout innings in the Padres' 2-1 win Tuesday night over the Milwaukee Brewers. Huston Street retired the side in order in the bottom of the 12th for his seventh save after Donn Roach (1-0) allowed just one hit over two scoreless innings. Headley's homer to center off a 1-0 fastball from Alfredo Figaro (0-1) was one of the few mistakes from the mound among teams with two of the best staff...

  • Padres 2, Brewers 1, 12 innings,
    Apr 22, 2014 11:19 PM CDT

    San Diego Milwaukee ab r h bi ab r h bi ECarer ss 5 0 0 0 CGomz cf 6 0 1 0 Venale cf 5 0 0 0 Gennett 2b 6 1 2 1 Grandl c 5 0 0 0 Braun rf 5 0 0 0 S.Smith lf 4 0 1 0 ArRmr 3b 4 0 0 0 Headly 3b 4 1 2 1 Lucroy c 3 0 2 0 Gyorko 2b 5 0 0 0 KDavis lf 5 0 1 0 Alonso 1b 5 1 1 0 MrRynl 1b 5 0 0 0 Denorfi rf...

  • Montreal beats Tampa Bay, 4-3 advances to 2nd round after 4-game sweep of Lightning
    Apr 22, 2014 11:13 PM CDT

    MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens swept their way into the second round of the NHL playoffs, and now look forward to some rest. The first team to advance, Montreal won the best-of-seven series with Tampa Bay 4-0 thanks to a 4-3 victory Tuesday night, and now faces a long wait for the Eastern Conference semifinal against the winner of the Boston-Detroit series. Max Pacioretty got the winning goal with 43 seconds remaining on a power play. Pacioretty, who played for the United States at the...

  • Sherpas leave Everest in walkout following deadly avalanche; some expeditions cancel climbs
    Apr 22, 2014 11:13 PM CDT

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sherpa guides were leaving Mount Everest's base camp on Wednesday as part of a walkout following the mountain's deadliest disaster, as some expedition companies announced that they were canceling their climbs this season. American climber Ed Marzec said he saw several Sherpas leaving the base camp and many others packing up their tents. Some were loading their equipment onto a helicopter that had landed at the camp. "There are a lot of Sherpas leaving this morning, and...

  • Today in History
    Apr 22, 2014 11:00 PM CDT

    Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 23, 1914, Chicago's Wrigley Field, then called Weeghman Park, hosted its first major league game as the Chicago Federals defeated the Kansas City Packers 9-1. On this date: In 1014, the Battle of Clontarf took place near Dublin as forces loyal to Brian Boru, High King of the Irish, defeated an army led by the King of Leinster with heavy losses on both sides, including...

  • DeRozan scores 30, Valanciunas has double-double as Raptors beat Nets 100-95 to even series
    Apr 22, 2014 10:59 PM CDT

    TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan put his playoff jitters aside and turned in an All-Star performance for the Toronto Raptors. DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 14 rebounds and the Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-95 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at one game apiece. A first-time All-Star this season, DeRozan struggled in his postseason debut on Saturday. He went 3 for 13 from the field and scored 14 points in Toronto's 94-87 loss. On Tuesday,...

  • Rangers beat Flyers 4-1 in Game 3, Lundqvist sharp to help New York take 2-1 series lead
    Apr 22, 2014 10:53 PM CDT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Never afraid to raise his fists, Dan Carcillo made his mark in the league as a puncher more than a postseason star. Carcillo was a little of both for New York in Game 3. Derek Stepan, Martin St. Louis, Dan Girardi and Carcillo scored goals, leading the Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 31 shots to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is Friday in Philadelphia. Carcillo, a former Flyer,...

  • Albert Pujols hits 499th, 500th homers in same game to help Angels beat Nationals 7-2
    Apr 22, 2014 10:51 PM CDT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading toward the plate after the 500th homer of this career, Albert Pujols glanced ahead and saw a throng of Los Angeles Angels teammates waiting right there to greet him. He was pleased by the outpouring of support. He also had a message. "I was pretty emotional running the bases and when I ... looked at all these guys coming out, it was hard," Pujols said. "But I just told them, 'We've got a game to win.'" Not a problem, especially with Pujols hitting like the Pujols of...

  • Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone says he had cancerous mole removed
    Apr 22, 2014 10:36 PM CDT

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone said Tuesday night he had a cancerous mole removed, and added it will not have any effect on him doing his job. Marrone made the announcement in a statement released through the team. Marrone said the cancerous mole was discovered during a recent visit to the doctor. He said the only follow-up requirement is to have his moles checked every three months. "That's basically the end of the story," Marrone said. "The recent extraction procedure...

  • George, Indiana Pacers use 3rd-quarter surge to rally past Atlanta 101-85, even series at 1-1
    Apr 22, 2014 10:30 PM CDT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When the Indiana Pacers needed a lift. Paul George stepped up. All over the court, over and over again. George had 27 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and the Pacers used a big second-half run to rally for a 101-85 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series. George Hill scored each of his 15 points in the second half, helping top-seeded Indiana earn a split of the first two postseason games at home. George also had four...

  • Rockies 2, Giants 1
    Apr 22, 2014 10:28 PM CDT

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  • Miguel Cabrera homers, has 3 hits to lead Tigers to 8-6 victory over White Sox
    Apr 22, 2014 10:26 PM CDT

    DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander could sense Miguel Cabrera was on the verge of breaking out of his slump — even before the Detroit slugger's home run. "You like to see results, but he really did take some great swings yesterday and that was just a precursor to today," Verlander said Tuesday night. "Hopefully that gets him jump-started." Cabrera hit a two-run homer, Verlander pitched seven solid innings and the Tigers held on for an 8-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Cabrera...

  • Bruins take advantage of mistakes to beat Red Wings 3-0 in Game 3, taking 2-1 lead in series
    Apr 22, 2014 10:19 PM CDT

    DETROIT (AP) — The Boston Bruins took full advantage of Detroit's mistakes, and their stellar goaltender's flawless performance. Dougie Hamilton and Jordan Caron scored in the first period after the Red Wings had miscues on the ice and Tuukka Rask finished with a 23-save shutout, giving Boston a 3-0 win over the Red Wings and a 2-1 series lead in their first-round series. Patrice Bergeron added an empty-net goal late in the third period, sealing the lopsided game. The Presidents' Trophy-winning...

  • Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 2
    Apr 22, 2014 10:16 PM CDT

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  • Diamondbacks 7, Cubs 5
    Apr 22, 2014 10:16 PM CDT

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  • Rangers-Flyers Sums
    Apr 22, 2014 9:54 PM CDT

    N.Y. Rangers 2 1 1—4 Philadelphia 1 0 0—1 First Period_1, N.Y. Rangers, Stepan 2 (Nash, St. Louis), 3:54. 2, N.Y. Rangers, St. Louis 2 (Girardi, Nash), 10:24. 3, Philadelphia, Streit 1 (Voracek, Giroux), 17:18. Penalties_Simmonds, Phi (high-sticking), 5:35; Pouliot, NYR (cross-checking), 6:49; Hartnell, Phi (boarding), 10:49; Timonen, Phi (delay of game), 16:52; Pouliot, NYR (holding), 16:57. Second Period_4, N.Y. Rangers, Girardi 1 (Richards, Hagelin), 5:17. Penalties_Carcillo,...

  • Rangers beat Flyers 4-1 in Game 3, Lundqvist sharp to help New York take 2-1 series lead
    Apr 22, 2014 9:50 PM CDT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Derek Stepan, Martin St. Louis, Dan Girardi and Dan Carcillo scored goals, leading the New York Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 3 on Tuesday night. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 31 shots to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is Friday in Philadelphia. Lundqvist was backed by a defense that delivered with a flurry of blocked shots to stymie the Flyers. The Rangers took an early 2-0 lead and that was enough of a cushion for a...

  • James Shields allows 2 runs in 6 innings; Mike Moustakas hit 3-run homer in KC's 8-2 win
    Apr 22, 2014 9:49 PM CDT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — James Shields allowed two runs in six innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer to lead the Kansas City Royals to an 8-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Shields (2-2) struck out nine and won his second straight start. Moustakas' homer sparked Kansas City's four-run fourth that featured five hits. The Royals are 10-0 when scoring at least four runs. Eric Hosmer had four hits, including an RBI double in the seventh. Cleveland manager Terry Francona turned...

  • Royals 8, Indians 2
    Apr 22, 2014 9:46 PM CDT

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  • Cueto tosses 3-hitter, Reds outlast Volquez, Pirates 4-1
    Apr 22, 2014 9:41 PM CDT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Johnny Cueto tossed his second three-hitter against the Pittsburgh in a week and the Cincinnati Reds eased past the struggling Pirates 4-1 on Tuesday night. Cueto (2-2) struck out four and walked three while running his career-long scoreless streak to 21 innings before giving up a home run to Andrew McCutchen with one out in the ninth. He improved to 15-4 in his career against the Pirates and became the first Cincinnati pitcher to toss consecutive complete games since Mat Latos...

  • Tigers 8, White Sox 6
    Apr 22, 2014 9:38 PM CDT

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  • Tony Gwynn on leave of absence from San Diego State due to health issues
    Apr 22, 2014 9:34 PM CDT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn is taking a leave of absence from his job as San Diego State's baseball coach as he recovers from undisclosed health issues. The school didn't set a timetable for his return while announcing the leave Tuesday. The school is not commenting on Gwynn's medical condition, at his request. Gwynn has had two operations for cancer in his right cheek since August 2010. In a complicated surgery in February 2012, surgeons removed a facial nerve because it was intertwined...

  • Meek, Stinson allow three-run homers in the 8th, Orioles fall to Blue Jays, 9-3
    Apr 22, 2014 9:33 PM CDT

    TORONTO (AP) — Brett Lawrie and Melky Cabrera each hit three-run homers in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-3 Tuesday night. Edwin Encarnacion connected for his first homer of the season for Toronto, another three-run drive. Lawrie's long ball off Evan Meek (0-1) snapped a 3-all tie in front of a sparse crowd of 14,866 at Rogers Centre. Cabrera connected for his fifth of the season off Josh Stinson, putting the Blue Jays in front, 9-3. Esmil Rogers pitched...

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