State & National News

August 22, 2014 - 1:38am
6 hours 6 min ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves secured the final piece they wanted in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade.

A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the Timberwolves will receive Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young as part of the deal that will send Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The person requested anonymity because an official announcement has not been made.

The Wolves agreed weeks ago to send...

August 22, 2014 - 1:37am
3 hours 16 min ago

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has asked a judge to throw out allegations she lied to a grand jury.

Shayanna Jenkins appeared before a Fall River Superior Court judge on Friday to seek dismissal of perjury charges. Prosecutors say she lied to a grand jury nearly 30 times during the investigation into the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating her sister.

Hernandez is charged with killing...

August 22, 2014 - 12:43am
9 hours 56 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first-place Dodgers have staged plenty of comebacks this season. Just not after seven innings.

They snapped an 0-for-46 skid with two runs in the eighth and Clayton Kershaw outdueled Tyson Ross for a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night.

"We need wins no matter what," said Kershaw, whose team is 3 1/2 games ahead of San Francisco. "The Giants are playing better right now."

Kershaw (15-3)...

August 21, 2014 - 11:47pm
15 hours 16 min ago

Phoenix's Sandy Brondello is the WNBA's coach of the year and Mercury center Brittney Griner is the defensive player of the year, said a person close to the situation.

The pair will receive their awards Friday night in Phoenix before the Mercury host Los Angeles in the Western Conference semifinals opener, the person told The Associated Press late Thursday night, speaking on condition of anonymity because no official announcement has been made.

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August 21, 2014 - 11:33pm
16 hours 6 min ago

A person close to the situation says Phoenix's Sandy Brondello has won the WNBA coach of the year award.

The person says Brondello will receive the award Friday night in Phoenix before the Mercury host Los Angeles in the Western Conference semifinals opener. The person spoke to The Associated Press late Thursday night on condition of anonymity because no official announcement has been made.

Brondello guided the Mercury to a 29-5 record in her first...

August 21, 2014 - 11:32pm
16 hours 6 min ago

A person close to the situation says Phoenix's Brittney Griner has won the WNBA defensive player of the year award.

The person says Griner will receive the award Friday night in Phoenix before the Mercury face Los Angeles in the first game of the Western Conference semifinals. The person spoke to The Associated Press late Thursday night on condition of anonymity because no official announcement has been made.

Griner set a WNBA record with 129 blocks...

August 21, 2014 - 11:29pm
15 hours 16 min ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hours after being named the WNBA's most valuable player, Maya Moore scored 24 points to help the defending champion Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 88-84 Thursday night in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals.

Down by 15 points with 9 minutes remaining, the Stars went on an 18-2 run to take a 73-73 lead with 4:12 to play. However, Seimone Augustus scored six of her 16 points in the final 2:11 as Minnesota pulled out the win....

August 21, 2014 - 11:17pm
16 hours 16 min ago

DENVER (AP) — Injured Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen has posted videos on social media of herself taking steps with the help of a walker and a bionic exoskeleton device.

Van Dyken-Rouen posted the videos on Instagram on Thursday, two months after severing her spine in an ATV accident.

"Here it is...I'm WALKING!!! #onestepatatime #itcouldhappen," she wrote in one post.

The six-time Olympic gold medalist said she had no...

August 21, 2014 - 10:54pm
16 hours 16 min ago

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Whitecaps traded Nigel Reo-Coker to Chivas USA for fellow midfielder Mauro Rosales on Thursday.

Reo-Coker, a former English Premier league star in his second year with Vancouver, had a goal and two assists in 12 games this season. After beginning the season as a starter, the 30-year-old played sparingly after he was sidelined with a concussion suffered when he reportedly walked into a bicycle rack.

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August 21, 2014 - 10:49pm
7 hours 16 min ago
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z-Portland (Red Sox)8150.618
z-Binghamton (Mets)7852.600
New Britain (Twins)6565.50015½
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)6367.48517½
Trenton (Yankees)6170
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