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July 1, 2015 - 3:20pm
2 min 52 sec ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto made his best start yet since returning from a sore elbow, allowing four hits in eight innings, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Wednesday to take their interleague series.

The game started 12 hours after the Twins' 8-5 win on Tuesday night following a long weather delay. Minnesota played several rested backups in the quick turnaround, with Torii Hunter among those out of the lineup.

Cincinnati...

July 1, 2015 - 3:06pm
2 min 52 sec ago

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah cornerback Dominique Hatfield has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a man who wanted to buy an Xbox from him.

Unified Police of Salt Lake County say the man was meeting with Hatfield on Wednesday after seeing an online classified ad when Hatfield pulled out a knife and demanded money.

Salt Lake County Jail records show the 20-year-old is still in custody. No bail has been set.

Hatfield started 10...

July 1, 2015 - 2:56pm
2 min 52 sec ago

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have traded Zack Kassian and a 2016 fifth-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens for Brandon Prust on Wednesday.

Kassian, 24, has a year left on his contract at a cap hit of $1.75 million.

Prust, 31, has a year left at a cap hit of $2.5 million.

Kassian has 35 goals and 31 assists in 198 games with the Canucks and Buffalo Sabres.

It's the second NHL trade...

July 1, 2015 - 2:55pm
2 min 52 sec ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Women at the World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas are like a royal flush: rare.

Last year, the gender split for the Main Event of the weeks-long tournament was almost 24 to 1. This year's highly popular Colossus event attracted more than 22,000 entries but only 1,416 were women.

Put them all in the same room for a ladies-only championship, though, and there's bound to be more banter, laughter and traded compliments than at...

July 1, 2015 - 2:54pm
2 min 52 sec ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)4336.544
Rochester (Twins)4236.538½
Pawtucket (Red Sox)3842.475
Buffalo (Blue Jays)3741.474
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)3248...
July 1, 2015 - 2:54pm
2 min 52 sec ago

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment is asking a federal judge to block lawsuits by former wrestlers who claim they have suffered long-term health problems from concussions they received in the ring.

The Stamford-based company, in its own lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Connecticut on Monday, argues the wrestlers' claims are fraudulent and barred because of a three-year statute of limitations on such claims in Connecticut.

The...

July 1, 2015 - 2:50pm
2 min 52 sec ago

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are providing offensive tackle Wayne Hunter an opportunity to revive his career.

Hunter signed with the Bills on Wednesday. The 6-foot-5 and 318-pound Hunter has been out of football since being released by St. Louis following the 2012 season.

He has 25 starts in 77 games, including a four-year stint with the Jets that overlapped Bills new coach Rex Ryan's tenure in New York.

Drafted in...

July 1, 2015 - 2:48pm
2 min 52 sec ago

Kevin Love is staying in Cleveland and it's going to be for the long term.

Love issued a statement through The Players Tribune on Wednesday announcing that he would be returning to Cleveland next season. A person with knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press that Love will get a five-year max contract worth more than $110 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details have not been released. No NBA contract can be signed until July 9....

July 1, 2015 - 2:46pm
2 min 52 sec ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins gave stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin some help, acquiring Phil Kessel from Toronto on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh sent forward Nick Spaling, defenseman Scott Harrington, former first-round pick Kasperi Kapanen and a draft pick to the Maple Leafs for Kessel, defenseman Tim Erixon, forward Tyler Biggs with other conditional picks involved.

The 27-year-old Kessel has 247 goals and 273 assists in nine seasons...

July 1, 2015 - 2:35pm
2 min 52 sec ago

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have signed free agent defenseman Paul Martin to a four-year contract.

The team finalized the deal for a reported $19.4 million shortly after the start of Wednesday's free agency period.

Shoring up a spotty defense had been the priority for general manager Doug Wilson after he found his starting goaltender the day before free agency in a deal with Boston for Martin Jones.

San Jose...

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