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July 11, 2014 - 5:09pm
12 hours 15 min ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have claimed veteran George Kottaras off waivers from the Cleveland Indians, bolstering their catching position following the injury to Yadier Molina.

The team says Kottaras likely will be added to the 25-man roster Saturday in Milwaukee. St. Louis begins a three-game series Friday against the Brewers. Kottaras was batting .286 with three homers and four RBIs in 10 games for Cleveland.

The Cardinals also...

July 11, 2014 - 5:06pm
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July 11, 2014 - 4:56pm
12 hours 15 min ago

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Knicks guard Luther "Ticky" Burden has a rare heart disease and is being treated at a Manhattan hospital.

The 61-year-old Burden has ATTR amyloidosis, a disease that causes the body's immune system to produce abnormal forms of antibodies. Dr. Mathew Maurer is treating Burden and says the ex-player has been "ravaged."

A fundraiser is to be held in Burden's hometown of Albany on July 25.


July 11, 2014 - 4:56pm
12 hours 15 min ago

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort says he's sorry for his testy reactions to disgruntled fans, including telling one of them that maybe Denver doesn't deserve a Major League Baseball team anymore.

In a statement released by the club Friday, Monfort said he has no intention of moving the team and formally apologized for his prickly email replies.

In a series of responses to fans unhappy with the bad baseball they've been witnessing,...

July 11, 2014 - 4:52pm
12 hours 15 min ago

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State says cornerback Ezra Robinson has requested and received a release from his scholarship.

Robinson played 12 games last season as a redshirt freshman, appearing mostly on special teams. He recovered a fumble in a win over Youngstown State in September.

Robinson was a four-year starter at Booker High School in Sarasota, Florida.

July 11, 2014 - 4:52pm
12 hours 15 min ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle.

Baltimore manager Buck Showalter says the pitcher twisted his ankle in a parking lot a couple days ago.

Jimenez last pitched Saturday in Boston. He was scheduled to pitch against the New York Yankees on Saturday, but will be replaced by either Chris Tillman or Kevin Gausman.

It's been a rough season for...

July 11, 2014 - 4:52pm
12 hours 15 min ago

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Yohan Blake experienced a setback on his return to full fitness Friday, pulling up during the 100 meters at the Glasgow Grand Prix, stumbling to the track and leaving in a wheelchair.

Having missed much of last season with hamstring troubles, there was no immediate word on the double Olympic silver medalist's condition after fellow Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade won in 9.97 seconds ahead of American sprinter Michael Rodgers.


July 11, 2014 - 4:44pm
12 hours 15 min ago

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Clint Dempsey spent time with family, did a little fishing, let his broken nose heal and mostly ignored the World Cup.

After becoming the first American to score in three World Cups, Dempsey needed a break upon his return to the United States. So until his appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" the other night, Dempsey was mostly away from the spotlight.

Dempsey hopes the U.S. loss to Belgium in the round of 16 isn't...

July 11, 2014 - 4:34pm
12 hours 15 min ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals activated outfielder Nori Aoki from the disabled list and optioned infielder Christian Colon to Triple-A Omaha before Kansas City's game Friday night against Detroit.

Aoki had been sidelined since June 21 with a strained left groin. He was 1 for 10 during a three-game rehab assignment for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Colon was 4 for 12 with two doubles and a triple in his first big league stint.

July 11, 2014 - 4:31pm
12 hours 15 min ago

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Larry Laoretti and Dave Podas are withdrawing from the U.S. Senior Open.

Laoretti, who celebrated his 75th birthday on Friday, was the oldest player competing in the event. The 1992 U.S. Senior Open champion shot an 11-over 82 in the first round on Thursday, then withdrew after 12 holes on Friday at Oak Tree National. He was playing in his 19th Senior Open, and he said it likely was his last.

Podas, who was playing in his first...

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