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May 27, 2015 - 4:16pm
20 hours 1 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig's American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep.

Michael Pineda (6-2) rebounded from consecutive losses and Brian McCann hit a solo shot for the Yankees, who outscored the AL champions 23-4 in their first home sweep of at least three games against Kansas City since August 2007.

Coming into the...

May 27, 2015 - 4:10pm
20 hours 41 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike says it is cooperating with authorities in the U.S. probe into corruption of FIFA, the governing body of soccer worldwide.

On Wednesday U.S. officials charged seven FIFA members with racketeering and corruption charges and announcing a sweeping investigation into corruption. Swiss officials also invaded FIFA headquarters, seizing records and computers to investigate whether the decisions to award World Cups to Russia and Qatar were rigged....

May 27, 2015 - 4:02pm
20 hours 41 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning and connected for his first major league home run, Lucas Duda homered twice and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-0 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.

Syndergaard (2-2) struck out six to become the first rookie in Mets history to strike out at least five batters in each of his first four starts. He also went 3 for 3 at the plate, tying a franchise record for hits in a...

May 27, 2015 - 4:02pm
20 hours 41 min ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Aaron Hicks homered for the first time in more than a year and the Minnesota Twins extended their winning streak to five games with a 6-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.

Eddie Rosario also homered for Minnesota, which has won nine of 11. The Twins swept Boston for the first time since June 13-15, 2006.

Dustin Pedroia homered twice for the Red Sox, who have lost six of eight.

Minnesota starter Phil...

May 27, 2015 - 3:50pm
21 hours 1 min ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Felix Hernandez pitched a four-hitter to become the major's first eight-game winner, Nelson Cruz hit his AL-best 18th homer to snap a scoreless tie in the ninth inning and the Seattle Mariners completed a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Wednesday.

Hernandez (8-1) got four double plays in his second shutout this season. It was his first win at Tropicana Field after going 0-2 in four previous starts.


May 27, 2015 - 3:43pm
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North Division
Rochester (Twins)2621.553
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)2523.521
Pawtucket (Red Sox)2424.500
Buffalo (Blue Jays)2324.4893
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)1827...
May 27, 2015 - 3:37pm
21 hours 11 min ago

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay says it has received extradition request for Nicolas Leoz in FIFA investigation.

May 27, 2015 - 3:35pm
21 hours 11 min ago
East Division
Southern Illinois74.6361
Traverse City44.500
Lake Erie56.4553
May 27, 2015 - 3:32pm
21 hours 11 min ago

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets will have a quarterback competition, after all.

Well, sort of.

Coach Todd Bowles says Wednesday that Geno Smith will head into training camp as the starter, and says it's the third-year's quarterback's job to lose. Bowles insists there will be competition at the position this summer — even if Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn't necessarily split snaps with Smith running the first-team offense.


May 27, 2015 - 3:29pm
21 hours 11 min ago

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans will be the stars of this season of "Hard Knocks."

The popular HBO reality series picks one team each season to follow during training camp. This year, viewers will get an inside look at the team with Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt and last year's No. 1 overall pick, Jadeveon Clowney, who is recovering from microfracture surgery.

Texans owner Bob McNair says this will be a great opportunity for fans outside...

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