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April 16, 2014 - 3:00am
7 min 12 sec ago
WEDNESDAY'S SCHEDULE

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Chicago at Charlotte, 6 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Yankees, 12:05 p.m., 1st game

Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m., 2nd game

Boston at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.

St. Louis at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m.

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

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April 16, 2014 - 2:53am
7 min 11 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Phoenix will hold a hearing Wednesday in which lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will challenge the evidence used to keep him in jail without bail on sexual-assault charges in Arizona.

Sharper is charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women in November in Tempe.

The hearing marks the latest development in several ongoing sexual-assault investigations involving the 38-year-old Sharper in...

April 16, 2014 - 2:35am
7 min 11 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Josh Donaldson drove in Jed Lowrie with an 11th-inning double, and the Oakland Athletics overcame Mike Trout's tying homer in the ninth for a 10-9 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.

Lowrie led off the 11th with a single against Yoslan Herrera (0-1), the Angels' seventh pitcher. Donaldson hit a sharp grounder inside third base for the AL-leading A's, who have won four straight and eight of nine.

Jim Johnson...

April 16, 2014 - 2:24am
7 min 11 sec ago
BC-BBA--Leaders
TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS
By The Associated Press
AMERICAN LEAGUE

BATTING_AlRamirez, Chicago, .415; Wieters, Baltimore, .366; Ellsbury, New York, .362; Kubel, Minnesota, .357; Solarte, New York, .357; RDavis, Detroit, .345; LCain, Kansas City, .342.

RUNS_Dozier, Minnesota, 14; Eaton, Chicago, 14; Bautista, Toronto,...

April 16, 2014 - 2:23am
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April 16, 2014 - 1:57am
7 min 11 sec ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Prized prospect George Springer says he will join the Houston Astros from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old outfielder had 37 homers and 108 RBIs with 45 stolen bases combined in Double-A and Triple-A last year. He was off to a strong start in Triple-A this season, too, hitting .308 with three homers and eight RBIs.

Springer told The Associated Press he received the news after Oklahoma City's win over Colorado...

April 16, 2014 - 1:48am
7 min 11 sec ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Juan Nicasio pitched six solid innings and the Colorado Rockies recorded a rare road victory with a 3-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.

Nicasio (2-0) limited the light-hitting Padres to two runs on six hits. The right-hander allowed hits to San Diego's first four batters in the first inning as the Padres took a 2-0 lead. He gave up just two hits after that.

LaTroy Hawkins, the fourth Rockies reliever, pitched the...

April 16, 2014 - 1:42am
47 min 14 sec ago

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April 16, 2014 - 1:26am
7 min 11 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin won't be playing in Portland, regardless of whether his 16th technical of the season is rescinded.

Griffin will stay home to rest, along with J.J. Redick, while the rest of the Los Angeles Clippers close out the regular season against the Trail Blazers.

They recorded their franchise-record 57th victory with a 117-105 win over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night, when Griffin scored 24 points.

"I'm...

April 16, 2014 - 1:22am
47 min 14 sec ago
DENVER (105)

Miller 4-12 0-0 11, Faried 7-12 7-8 21, Mozgov 6-10 6-7 18, Brooks 6-12 4-4 19, Foye 2-12 7-7 11, Vesely 4-7 1-2 9, Fournier 3-10 2-2 9, Chandler 3-7 0-0 7. Totals 35-82 27-30 105.

L.A. CLIPPERS (117)

Barnes 2-5 0-0 5, Griffin 9-17 6-6 24, Jordan 6-8 1-8 13, Paul 8-10 2-4 21, Redick 5-10 4-4 18, Collison 5-10...

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