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July 6, 2015 - 3:02pm
1 day 5 hours ago

TORONTO (AP) — Guard Cory Joseph has agreed to a contract with the Toronto Raptors.

The Pickering, Ontario, native agreed to a four-year contract, according to multiple reports.

Deals can't become official until Thursday, when the NBA's free agency moratorium ends.

"WeTheNorth here I come!!!!!" Joseph posted on his verified Twitter account.

The 23-year-old spent his first four NBA seasons with the San Antonio...

July 6, 2015 - 2:45pm
1 day 5 hours ago
North Division
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)4639.541
Rochester (Twins)4439.5301
Buffalo (Blue Jays)4143.488
Pawtucket (Red Sox)3847.4478
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)3649...
July 6, 2015 - 2:25pm
1 day 5 hours ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say a body found in a tent in a vacant lot in the California desert city of Indio has been identified as Scot Alexander Breithaupt, a pioneer in the sport of bicycle motocross known as BMX.

Sgt. Dan Marshall said someone called police Saturday to report the body near a shopping center.

He says officers found an adult male who had been dead for an unknown time. Investigators say there were no obvious signs of foul play....

July 6, 2015 - 1:51pm
1 day 5 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the incident tells The Associated Press that the Giants are aware of an incident involving Jason Pierre-Paul and fireworks, but the team is unsure about the severity of any injuries to the star defensive end.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because no information has been released publicly.

The team said in a statement that its first concern is for Pierre-Paul's well-being....

July 6, 2015 - 1:41pm
1 day 6 hours ago

HUY, Belgium (AP) — The Movement for Credible Cycling has temporarily suspended the Astana team after one of its riders entered the Tour de France despite an abnormally low cortisol level.

The MPCC is a group of teams holding to stricter anti-doping measures than those of cycling's governing body. It said Monday that Dutch rider Lars Boom should not have been allowed to take the start after pre-race tests showed a low cortisol level, which can indicate cortisone doping...

July 6, 2015 - 1:40pm
1 day 3 hours ago

BERLIN (AP) — American forward Bobby Wood joined Union Berlin from German second division rival 1860 Munich on Monday.

The 22-year-old agreed to a deal through June 2018, Union said on its website.

"I'm happy the transfer worked out, and all sides all clear. I had very good discussions with those in charge and quickly realized that Union could be the right address for me. It's a special club with big ambitions, and I want to show what I've got here...

July 6, 2015 - 1:13pm
1 day 6 hours ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Syracuse is the attendance leader in men's basketball, edging Kentucky for the second straight year.

The NCAA said Monday that Syracuse averaged 23,854 fans per game last season, just ahead of Kentucky's 23,572. Louisville, at 21,386, was the only other school to draw better than 20,000 a game.

The Division I attendance total of more than 27.4 million was down slightly from a year ago but the ninth-highest in history. The NCAA...

July 6, 2015 - 12:54pm
1 day 5 hours ago

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks' president is trying to persuade Wisconsin lawmakers to devote $250 million in tax dollars to a new arena.

Peter Feigin (FAY'gan) told the Legislature's budget committee Monday that the arena would be an economic boon.

Feigin says the project would create thousands of construction jobs, and that the team, as it improves, would bolster Milwaukee's reputation. He also noted that without a new arena, the NBA may...

July 6, 2015 - 12:49pm
1 day 4 hours ago

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah is suspending cornerback Dominique Hatfield after he was charged last week with aggravated robbery and theft.

Utah football coach Kyle Whittingham said in a statement Monday that because of the seriousness of the accusations, Hatfield is suspended indefinitely while the case plays out in court. He remains enrolled at school and on scholarship.

Authorities accuse Hatfield of robbing a man at knifepoint who...

July 6, 2015 - 12:05pm
1 day 8 hours ago
Eastern Division
Trenton (Yankees)4637.554
Reading (Phillies)4439.5302
New Britain (Rockies)4240.512
Binghamton (Mets)4140.5064
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)4040.500...
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