State & National News

July 28, 2014 - 9:46pm
3 min 42 sec ago
North Division
Syracuse (Nationals)6247.569
Rochester (Twins)6048.556
Pawtucket (Red Sox)6149.555
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5553.509
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)5256...
July 28, 2014 - 9:39pm
3 min 42 sec ago

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Menelik Watson's rookie season proved to be mostly a waste.

Watson arrived at his first training camp with the Oakland Raiders with an injured calf that forced him to miss much of the preseason. A knee injury just before the beginning of the regular season cost Watson a shot at a starting job.

By the time Watson was finally healthy he got only limited playing time, mostly as a sixth offensive lineman, as he couldn't overcome all...

July 28, 2014 - 9:28pm
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Eastern Division
Portland (Red Sox)6840.630
Binghamton (Mets)6345.5835
New Britain (Twins)5254.49115
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)5157.47217
Trenton (Yankees)5158.468...
July 28, 2014 - 9:11pm
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars guard Zane Beadles, who signed a five-year, $30 million free-agent contract in March, is giving back to his alma mater.

Beadles pledged $750,000 to Utah's football program Monday, the largest gift given to the school by a former player.

Of his commitment, $500,000 will go to the sports medicine center and $250,000 to a scholarship endowment in his name.

Beadles says "It's something I...

July 28, 2014 - 8:57pm
3 min 42 sec ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derrick Rose says he feels old.

The 25-year-old point guard's rigorous play on Monday during the U.S. basketball team's first practice dictated otherwise.

"I was joking with Kyle Korver, I told him 'I'm getting old, man. I've got to stretch, I've got to use rollers and stuff.' He looked at me kind of weird," Rose said laughingly. "But I feel a lot more mature. I've been preparing for this for a long time. I've dedicated my whole...

July 28, 2014 - 8:53pm
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter remembers the playoff games in Texas — the good and the bad.

Before starting his final series against the Rangers on Monday, Jeter says those playoff games are what stand out for him against Texas.

Jeter's rookie season in 1996 ended with the Yankees winning the World Series after clinching their opening playoff series in Texas, just like they did in 1998 and 1999. Then, in 2010, the Rangers got...

July 28, 2014 - 8:23pm
3 min 42 sec ago
East Division
Southern Illinois3625.5902
Lake Erie3328.5415
Traverse City
July 28, 2014 - 7:36pm
3 min 41 sec ago

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James' Ohio hometown says fans quickly claimed the thousands of tickets available for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The free tickets for the Aug. 8 show at InfoCision Stadium in Akron were released Monday and were gone within hours.

Akron spokeswoman Stephanie York won't divulge how many tickets were offered but says demand...

July 28, 2014 - 7:35pm
3 min 41 sec ago

HOUSTON (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have put outfielder Craig Gentry on the 15-day disabled list because of a broken right hand and promoted outfielder Billy Burns from Double-A Midland.

A's manager Bob Melvin said Burns was expected to join the team before Monday night's game in Houston.

Gentry was injured Sunday at Texas when he hit by a pitch. He was on the disabled list at the start of the season with a lower back strain.


July 28, 2014 - 7:24pm
3 min 41 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have traded right-hander Liam Hendriks and catcher Erik Kratz to the Kansas City Royals for infielder Danny Valencia.

The deal between playoff contenders was announced as the Blue Jays were starting their game in Boston on Monday night.

The 29-year-old Valencia hit .282 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 36 games for Kansas City. He also has played for Minnesota, Boston and Baltimore.

Kratz will...

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