State & National News

July 23, 2014 - 9:39pm
8 min 31 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Marco Borrilleo scored in the 90th minute to give Roma a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in an exhibition game Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

There were limited chances until Borriello volleyed in a corner kick from in front.

For the second time in three years, Fenway, the home of the Boston Red Sox, was transformed into the home of Liverpool, which is owned by Fenway Sports Group. John Henry, owner of the Red Sox, also is the controlling...

July 23, 2014 - 9:11pm
8 min 31 sec ago

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Mike Pettine says he's not worried about rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel's off-field behavior carrying into the football season.

Manziel has made headlines with his partying during the offseason, and a recent photo and video of him brought more scrutiny. While he was on vacation recently, Pettine called Manziel and they had a "positive conversation."

Pettine believes Manziel understands he needs to concentrate on...

July 23, 2014 - 9:01pm
8 min 31 sec ago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Hornets announced they've signed free agent point guard Brian Roberts.

Roberts, who spent the last two seasons with the Pelicans, is expected to backup Kemba Walker in Charlotte this season.

Hornets general manager Rich Cho said in a release Wednesay, "Brian is a quality point guard who we believe will play a key role for us. We look forward to having him as part of our team."

The 6-foot-1 Roberts...

July 23, 2014 - 8:59pm
8 min 31 sec ago

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Jerry Jones doesn't like to repeat his good sound bites, so he found a new way to say Jason Garrett isn't coaching for his job.

The Dallas Cowboys owner said Wednesday it wasn't a "make or break" season for Garrett, a year after opening training camp by declaring that last season wouldn't be "Armageddon" for his coach if the once-proud franchise missed the playoffs again.

The Cowboys have identical endings to all three full...

July 23, 2014 - 8:56pm
8 min 31 sec ago

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars signed rookie defensive back Deion Belue on Wednesday and waived rookie running back Beau Blankenship.

The 5-foot-11, 182-pound Belue played two seasons at Alabama after beginning his career at Northeast Mississippi Community College. He started his final two seasons with the Crimson Tide, totaling three interceptions, 13 passes defensed and 7 1/2 tackles for loss.

A native of Tuscumbia, Alabama,...

July 23, 2014 - 8:55pm
8 min 31 sec ago

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The NFL has suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders without pay for the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

The league handed down the punishment Wednesday, one day after Sanders disclosed it was coming and said he would not appeal.

On a conference call with reporters Tuesday, Sanders said "personal issues" caused his misstep. He said he has "been dealing with a lot...

July 23, 2014 - 8:38pm
8 min 31 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres purchased the contract of outfielder Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday.

In nine seasons in the majors, Francoeur hit .263 with 140 home runs and 618 RBIs. He played with the Braves, Mets, Rangers, Royals and Giants.

The Padres signed Francoeur to a minor league deal in March. He failed to make the major league roster and hit .294 with 15 home runs and 60 RBIs with El Paso.

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July 23, 2014 - 8:37pm
8 min 31 sec ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Portland (Red Sox)6638.635
Binghamton (Mets)6142.592
New Britain (Twins)5052.49015
Trenton (Yankees)4956.46717½
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)4856....
July 23, 2014 - 8:33pm
8 min 31 sec ago
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North Division
WLPct.GB
Syracuse (Nationals)6044.577
Pawtucket (Red Sox)5748.543
Rochester (Twins)5648.5384
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5052.4909
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)4954
July 23, 2014 - 8:31pm
8 min 30 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — While trying to help his batters solve Bartolo Colon, Seattle manger Lloyd McClendon couldn't avoid thinking about the possible outcome as the later innings arrived.

The idea of Colon tossing a perfect game never left McClendon's mind until Robinson Cano's two-out single in the seventh inning.

"I'd be lying if I said I didn't think about it. It was definitely as possibility," McClendon said.

Colon came within seven...

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