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November 18, 2015 - 4:53pm
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are one of about a half-dozen teams interested in acquiring free agent infielder Chase Utley, according to his agent.

Agent Joel Wolfe said Wednesday he is in discussions with five or six teams about Utley, who was traded in August from the Phillies to the NL West champion Dodgers and played 34 games with Los Angeles down the stretch — 26 of those at second base. He had played his entire 13-year major league career in...

November 18, 2015 - 4:45pm
1 week 2 days ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man now faces federal charges in a September robbery shooting that wounded and potentially paralyzed a U.S. Army veteran as he left a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game with his girlfriend.

A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted Kilwa Jones on seven felony counts. They include robbery and assault on federal property, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime, and being a felon with a firearm.

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November 18, 2015 - 4:38pm
1 week 2 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlotte Hornets forward Marvin Williams was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for elbowing New York Knicks forward Louis Amundson in the head.

Williams was given a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected in the fourth quarter of the Hornets' 102-94 loss at New York on Tuesday night.

November 18, 2015 - 4:34pm
1 week 1 day ago

BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.

Flutie said Wednesday on his Facebook page that father Dick died of a heart attack in a Florida hospital and that mother Joan also suffered a heart attack and died less than an hour later.

Flutie wrote: "They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it."

Flutie did not elaborate on the circumstances of their deaths...

November 18, 2015 - 4:22pm
1 week 2 days ago

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins running back Silas Redd has been suspended four games without pay while on injured reserve for violating the NFL's policy for substances of abuse.

The league announced the penalty Wednesday, but did not say exactly what Redd did.

Redd is out for the season after injuring right knee ligaments in Washington's preseason opener in August.

He had 16 carries as a rookie last season....

November 18, 2015 - 4:16pm
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November 18, 2015 - 4:13pm
1 week 2 days ago

DALLAS (AP) — Hal Steinbrenner says the New York Yankees are starting to get the influx of homegrown young talent into the big leagues that will eventually help them get their payroll below the luxury tax threshold and still win games.

During a break at the MLB owners' meeting Wednesday, Steinbrenner acknowledged it's not easy to be patient as young players develop, especially in a market like New York.

But the Yankees owner says players like right-...

November 18, 2015 - 4:12pm
1 week 2 days ago

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks and safety James Sample on injured reserve.

The team also activated receiver Rashad Greene from short-term IR on Wednesday and promoted safety Craig Loston from the practice squad to the active roster.

Marks tore his right triceps at Baltimore on Sunday. He missed the first five games of the season while recovering from knee surgery, so he'll end up...

November 18, 2015 - 4:11pm
1 week 2 days ago

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — World Anti-Doping Agency declares Russian anti-doping agency noncompliant.

November 18, 2015 - 4:09pm
1 week 2 days ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ron Roenicke is returning to the Los Angeles Angels as manager Mike Scioscia's third base coach.

Scioscia kept up his coaching staff shuffle Wednesday after the departures of pitching coach Mike Butcher and hitting coach Don Baylor.

Roenicke and Scioscia spent 11 seasons together from 2000-10. Roenicke was the Angels' third base coach for six seasons before replacing Joe Maddon as Scioscia's bench coach.


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