Paul Pierce is on the move for the second straight summer, this time from Brooklyn to the Washington Wizards.
A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that Pierce has agreed to a two-year contract with the Wizards. The deal is for the mid-level exception, which is about $5.3 million for next season, and includes a player option in the second year of the contract. The person requested anonymity because the Wizards have not officially announced the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star right fielder Yasiel Puig has been ejected after being called out on strikes in the third inning of a game with the San Diego Padres.
Puig was tossed Saturday night by home plate umpire David Rackley following back-to-back strike calls against Ian Kennedy. The first pitch appeared to be down the middle and just above the knees. The second seemed to catch the inside corner.
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Doinghardtimeagain won the $200,500 Great Lady M. Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths for the Hall of Fame duo of trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and jockey Mike Smith at Los Alamitos on Saturday.
The 4-year-old filly ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:15.59 and paid $9.80, $5 and $4.20, bouncing back from a last-place finish in her 2014 debut last month. Doinghardtimeagain returned from a 10-month layoff to lose the Desert Stormer on June 15 at Santa Anita....
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Pirates' MVP saved them. Twice.
Andrew McCutchen tied the game with a solo homer in the ninth inning Saturday night, then connected again in the 11th inning, rallying the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
"Strange game," manager Clint Hurdle said. "It's summertime. Strange things are happening."
And some spectacular things from Pittsburgh's best player. The Pirates blew...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the 10th inning, and Jayson Werth homered and had three RBIs to lead the Washington Nationals to a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
Ross Detwiler (1-2), one of six Washington pitchers, tossed a scoreless ninth to earn the victory. Philadelphia's season-best, five-game winning streak was snapped.