State & National News

July 10, 2014 - 8:27pm
2 min 49 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians put a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame touch on their going-away gifts for Derek Jeter.

The New York Yankees shortstop, who hit his first major league home run in Cleveland, made his final regular-season appearance in the city Thursday night. Before the game, the Indians gave him a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar. The white guitar with blue Yankees pinstripes was inscribed with Jeter's No. 2 and the words, "The Captain."...

July 10, 2014 - 8:21pm
2 min 49 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA has fined the Argentine Football Association 300,000 Swiss francs ($340,000) for failing to bring players to pre-match news conferences at the World Cup.

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee said Thursday that Argentina, which plays in the World Cup final against Germany on Sunday, had breached the competition's media and marketing regulations.

The rules require teams to bring at least one player along with the coach to official...

July 10, 2014 - 8:20pm
2 min 49 sec ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight a rematch Sept. 13 with Marcos Maidana, the Argentinian who gave him a tougher battle than expected when they met in May.

Mayweather announced Thursday that Maidana would get a rematch in a pay-per-view fight from the MGM Grand hotel-casino. Mayweather won the first fight between the two by majority decision, but Maidana was given credit for taking the fight to the undefeated welterweight champion.

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July 10, 2014 - 8:18pm
2 min 49 sec ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Syracuse (Nationals)5537.598
Rochester (Twins)5342.558
Pawtucket (Red Sox)4946.516
Buffalo (Blue Jays)4845.516
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)4448....
July 10, 2014 - 8:09pm
2 min 48 sec ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Syracuse (Nationals)5537.598
Rochester (Twins)5341.5643
Pawtucket (Red Sox)4946.516
Buffalo (Blue Jays)4845.516
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)4448.478...
July 10, 2014 - 8:08pm
2 min 49 sec ago

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Germany's 7-1 thrashing of Brazil has left no doubt among Argentina's players about the challenge they face in the World Cup final on Sunday.

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero says the team obviously took account of the rout, and that "What happened to Brazil could happen to any team."

But Aguero on Thursday said the Germans, too, have reason "to be concerned about us, knowing that we have players who can create danger up...

July 10, 2014 - 8:07pm
12 min 52 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Staying home was important to Jordan Farmar, so he moved from the Lakers to the Clippers as the backup to Chris Paul.

He officially signed a two-year contract worth a reported $4.2 million on Thursday. The team also signed reserve center Spencer Hawes to a four-year deal worth a reported $23 million.

The announcements came during the trial involving Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who is fighting to retain control of the team in an...

July 10, 2014 - 8:04pm
12 min 52 sec ago

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks opened free agency by formally announcing the signing of swingman Thabo Sefolosha.

The three-year, $12 million contract was agreed to last week but could not be announced until Thursday.

Sefolosha, a native of Switzerland, reached agreement after the Hawks cleared more than $15 million in salary cap space by trading guard Lou Williams and the draft rights to Brazilian center Lucas Nogueira for Toronto forward John...

July 10, 2014 - 7:55pm
32 min 52 sec ago

Nike will end its sponsorship deal with Manchester United after the 2014-15 season.

The Oregon-based sports apparel and shoe maker confirmed the end of the 13-year equipment supply contract in an email, saying the terms offered for a new deal did not represent good value for Nike's shareholders.

The club's deal with Nike was worth an estimated $502 million. Manchester United recently unveiled its Nike home jerseys for the coming season, which feature...

July 10, 2014 - 7:52pm
2 min 49 sec ago

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Zach Johnson, Rory Sabbatini and Brian Harman

shot 8-under-par 63s Thursday to share the lead after the first

round of the John Deere Classic.

Johnson and Sabbatini played bogey-free golf, while Harman had nine

birdies and one bogey on the par-71 TPC Deere Run.

They led 2004 British Open champion Todd Hamilton, Australian Steven Bowditch and

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