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July 29, 2015 - 3:27pm
7 min 29 sec ago

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Winter Classic is coming to the home of the New England Patriots.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined officials from the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday to say the Original Six rivals would meet at Gillette Stadium on New Year's Day. The Bruins will be the first team to host the event twice. They also hosted it in 2010, at Fenway Park.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft also spoke at the ceremony, just hours...

July 29, 2015 - 3:23pm
7 min 29 sec ago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers say coach Ron Rivera plans to be at Wofford College on Thursday when players report to training camp, but could miss some practices following the death of his brother.

Rivera posted on Twitter that his brother Mickey, 56, died on Wednesday following a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Mickey Rivera lived in Reno, Nevada.

Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond says Rivera's plans remain fluid because funeral...

July 29, 2015 - 3:20pm
7 min 29 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber took a shutout into the ninth, rookie Francisco Lindor hit a three-run homer and had a career-high four RBIs, and the Indians avoided a winless homestand with a 12-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.

Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes and rookie Giovanny Urshela hit solo homers for Cleveland, which had been outscored 37-10 in losing the first six games of the homestand. Michael Bourn was 4 for 5 as Cleveland had a season-high 18...

July 29, 2015 - 3:15pm
7 min 28 sec ago
BC-BBO--Baseball Expanded Glance,0123
Baseball Expanded Standings
All Times EDT
By The Associated Press
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
WLPctGBWCGBL10StrHomeAway
New York5742.5768-2W-4...
July 29, 2015 - 3:08pm
7 min 28 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Bucks have signed free agent forward Chris Copeland, adding veteran depth to their young frontcourt.

General manager John Hammond did not announce terms of the deal Wednesday.

The 6-foot-8 Copeland played the last two seasons in Indiana, averaging 6.2 points and 2.2 rebounds in 50 games in 2014-15.

Undrafted out of Colorado in 2006, Copeland played overseas and in the NBA's D-League before breaking into the...

July 29, 2015 - 3:05pm
7 min 28 sec ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Binghamton (Mets)5646.549
Trenton (Yankees)5747.548
Reading (Phillies)5648.5381
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)5348.525
New Britain (Rockies)4953.480...
July 29, 2015 - 3:01pm
7 min 28 sec ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)5748.543
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5450.519
Rochester (Twins)5451.5143
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)4757.452
Pawtucket (Red Sox)4261...
July 29, 2015 - 2:59pm
7 min 28 sec ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Binghamton (Mets)5646.549
Trenton (Yankees)5647.544½
Reading (Phillies)5648.5381
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)5348.525
New Britain (Rockies)4953.480...
July 29, 2015 - 2:58pm
7 min 28 sec ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander outlasted Chris Archer for his first win this season and the Detroit Tigers avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday.

Verlander (1-3), who retired his first 14 batters before Asdrubal Cabrera homered on an 0-1 pitch with two outs in the fifth, gave up one run, four hits and had 10 strikeouts.

Archer (9-8) lost a perfect game bid and the lead in the seventh inning. The right...

July 29, 2015 - 2:52pm
7 min 28 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Second baseman Robinson Cano is out of the Mariners lineup with an abdominal strain.

Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said on Wednesday that Cano first felt discomfort a few days ago while making a play in the field. He played on Tuesday, but was held out for the series finale against Arizona.

Cano was scheduled to have an MRI on Wednesday, but was expected to travel with the team to Minnesota after the game. Brad Miller started at...

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