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July 29, 2014 - 6:43pm
3 min 25 sec ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price says he hopes to stay with the team as the trade deadline approaches.

Major league clubs have until Thursday to make trades without putting players through waivers.

Price said before Tuesday night's game against Milwaukee that "hopefully" he'll remain with the Rays. He said that we'll "have some answers here in the next couple of days."

Price has won sixth straight starts...

July 29, 2014 - 6:37pm
3 min 25 sec ago

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers will skip Nick Tepesch when his next turn in the rotation comes up Friday.

Manager Ron Washington said Wednesday that the move is precautionary, and the Rangers aren't going to rush Tepesch back after he pulled himself out his last start because of left knee soreness.

Jerome Williams starts Friday night in the series opener at Cleveland, followed by Miles Nikolas on Saturday and Yu Darvish on Sunday....

July 29, 2014 - 6:30pm
3 min 25 sec ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price says he is glad the trade deadline is almost here.

It looked as if the left-hander might be one of the top names on the market ahead of Thursday's deadline for non-waiver deals, but Tampa Bay's recent surge makes it less likely he will get moved. But Price says he is looking forward to a resolution.

Price says Tuesday he is hoping to stay with the Rays, and there will be "some answers here in...

July 29, 2014 - 6:25pm
3 min 25 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Twins were playing short-handed Tuesday night against the Royals while outfielder Oswaldo Arcia spent time with his family following the birth of his baby boy.

Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Arcia declined to take paternity leave. He planned to spend the day with his boy before catching a flight to Kansas City for Wednesday's game.

In other news, Antony said that catcher Joe Mauer swung in the batting...

July 29, 2014 - 6:15pm
3 min 25 sec ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former UFC champion Anderson Silva will return to the octagon Jan. 31 against Nick Diaz in Las Vegas.

UFC President Dana White made the announcement Tuesday.

Silva (33-6) hasn't fought since December, when the Brazilian star shattered his left shin in a bout with Chris Weidman.

The 39-year-old Silva had won 16 straight fights and made 10 consecutive title defenses before back-to-back losses to Weidman, who took...

July 29, 2014 - 6:14pm
3 min 25 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth is being held out of the starting lineup in Tuesday's game against the Miami Marlins after spraining his right ankle on Monday.

Werth left Monday's 7-6 loss to the Marlins in the seventh inning after sliding into second base awkwardly trying to stretch a single into a double.

"He's a little swollen today," Nationals manager Matt Williams told reporters before the game. "He'll certainly be...

July 29, 2014 - 6:08pm
3 min 25 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is back in the lineup for Tuesday night's game against Minnesota after starting just once in the last seven games because of a bruised hand.

Hosmer pronounced himself fit after taking batting practice against rehabbing left-hander Jason Vargas, who threw four innings in a simulated game at Kauffman Stadium.

Vargas has been on the disabled list since July 10 following an appendectomy. Manager...

July 29, 2014 - 6:02pm
3 min 25 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic lost to France's Kristina Mladenovic in the first round of the Citi Open on Tuesday.

Mladenovic rallied for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory against the Wimbledon semifinalist. She will face American qualifier Taylor Townsend in the second round.

No. 2 seed Ekaterina Makarova of Russia cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory against two-time defending champion Magadalena Rybarikova of Slovakia....

July 29, 2014 - 5:59pm
3 min 25 sec ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Diamondbacks called up right-hander Bo Schultz to help their tired bullpen on Tuesday before the second game of their series against the Cincinnati Reds.

Arizona has gone extra innings in two of its last three games, including a 15-inning, 2-1 win over the Reds in their series opener on Monday night.

Schultz was on the opening day roster and appeared in one game before being optioned to Triple-A Reno on March 29. He went 8-7...

July 29, 2014 - 5:56pm
3 min 25 sec ago

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Giants coach Tom Coughlin got together before practice on Tuesday and shared their levels of frustration.

The first-round draft choice out of LSU has been sidelined since the first day of training camp when he aggravated a hamstring injury.

"We just had a discussion, player/coach," Coughlin said. "I see his frustration and he sees our frustration.

"Don't make...

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