State & National News

August 1, 2014 - 9:07pm
5 min 16 sec ago

DETROIT (AP) — Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez has left Friday night's game at Detroit after sliding into the wall while making a terrific catch in foul ground.

Gonzalez caught Victor Martinez's flyball to end the fifth inning, then limped off the field. He was replaced in the sixth by Brandon Barnes.

Gonzalez is having a rough season, hitting only .237 with 10 homers. Friday's injury comes three weeks after he came off the disabled...

August 1, 2014 - 9:02pm
5 min 16 sec ago

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nick Watney increased his lead to three points Friday in the Barracuda Championship, scoring eight points in the modified Stableford event at Montreux to push his two-day total to 26.

Players receive eight points for double eagle, five for eagle, two for birdie, zero for par, minus-one for bogey and minus-three for double bogey or worse.

Watney had five birdies and two bogeys in the morning session after making nine birdies in a...

August 1, 2014 - 8:58pm
5 min 16 sec ago

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals linebacker John Abraham, charged with drunken driving in late June, apologized to his teammates, the organization and fans "for letting them down."

Abraham, in a statement released by the Cardinals, says he understands "the significance" of his actions and "is taking the necessary steps" to handle what he calls his "personal business."

Abraham has been absent since the Cardinals opened training camp a week ago...

August 1, 2014 - 8:41pm
5 min 16 sec ago

Defending Olympic women's gymnastics champion Gabby Douglas is back in training but won't return to competition until next year.

Douglas, who split with longtime coach Liang Chow last month, is working with Kittia Carpenter at Buckeye Gymnastics in Columbus, Ohio.

The 18-year-old Douglas won the all-around title at the 2012 games in London while also helping Team USA to its second Olympic title. She returned to training in April and had planned on...

August 1, 2014 - 8:24pm
5 min 16 sec ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Portland (Red Sox)7142.628
Binghamton (Mets)6546.5865
New Britain (Twins)5456.49115½
Trenton (Yankees)5459.47817
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)5359.473...
August 1, 2014 - 8:23pm
5 min 16 sec ago

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Sergio Garcia doesn't know anything about being in a zone. He had no trouble identifying the best round of his career.

Garcia one-putted the final 11 holes and made birdies on his last seven holes Friday in the Bridgestone Invitational to tie the course record at Firestone with a 9-under 61 and take a three-shot lead.

He had a birdie putt on every hole on the back nine, missing only a 15-footer from the fringe at No. 11. Garcia...

August 1, 2014 - 8:19pm
5 min 16 sec ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Portland (Red Sox)7142.628
Binghamton (Mets)6546.5865
New Britain (Twins)5456.49115½
Trenton (Yankees)5459.47817
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)5359.473...
August 1, 2014 - 8:18pm
5 min 16 sec ago

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Deaths and injuries to horses on Del Mar's new turf course has led the track north of San Diego to reduce racing on the surface by about one-third for the rest of the summer meet that ends Sept. 3.

Nine horse have died since the summer meet began July 16. Four deaths occurred as part of racing on the turf course, one happened on the synthetic surface while racing, two came on synthetic during training hours and two were the result of heart attacks...

August 1, 2014 - 8:15pm
5 min 16 sec ago
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North Division
WLPct.GB
Syracuse (Nationals)6249.559
Pawtucket (Red Sox)6350.558
Rochester (Twins)6151.545
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5754.5145
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)5458
August 1, 2014 - 8:13pm
5 min 16 sec ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans safety Bernard Pollard has worked the past couple of years to clean the cursing out of his trash-talking.

He ran some words by officials working Tennessee's training camp Friday to make sure he'll pass the NFL's new crackdown on racial slurs and verbal abuse.

Pollard says the officials are not going to change what he's doing, but he wanted to make sure what still will be OK. The veteran safety says the trash-talking...

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