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May 29, 2015 - 7:29pm
2 min 29 sec ago

DALLAS (AP) — Kyle Nobach hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning, and Oregon State beat Texas 5-4 in the first round of the Dallas Regional on Friday.

Nobach also singled home a run in the fourth inning to give the Beavers (39-17-1) a 2-1 lead.

Texas (30-26) then trailed until Brooks Marlow hit a two-run home run in the eighth against starter Andrew Moore to pull the Longhorns into a 4-4 tie.

Center fielder Zane Gurwitz...

May 29, 2015 - 7:17pm
2 min 29 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The Miami Marlins have claimed pitcher Chad Smith off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels and sent him to Triple-A New Orleans.

The Marlins made the move Friday.

Miami manager Dan Jennings, the Marlins' general manager until taking over in the dugout this month, said the 25-year-old Smith would provide bullpen depth for the organization.

Smith made his big league debut last year for Detroit. He pitched two games...

May 29, 2015 - 7:11pm
2 min 28 sec ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston right-hander Scott Feldman is expected to miss about six weeks after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

Feldman was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday after having surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus. He was injured fielding a ground ball in his last start on Tuesday. Feldman, who is in his second year in Houston, is 4-4 with a 4.80 ERA in 10 starts this year.

Manager A.J. Hinch says: "He's a really stable...

May 29, 2015 - 7:10pm
2 min 27 sec ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals activated outfielder Jon Jay from the 15-day disabled list but did not have him in the lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Jay was sidelined May 11 with left wrist tendinitis. While he was out, Randal Grichuk and Peter Bourjos stepped up and both were in the lineup.

Grichuk was batting cleanup and playing left field in place of Matt Holliday, who is suffering from flu-like symptoms. Bourjos started in...

May 29, 2015 - 7:07pm
2 min 27 sec ago

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Morgan Pressel closed with a birdie and an eagle for a 5-under 66 and a one-stroke lead Friday after the first round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

The 27-year-old Pressel, seeking her first LPGA Tour win since 2008, held the advantage over Anna Nordqvist of Sweden, Alena Sharp of Canada, rookie Min Lee of Taiwan and American Ryann O'Toole on the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview, where the weather was near-perfect.

Brooke...

May 29, 2015 - 6:58pm
2 min 27 sec ago

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Jordan Spieth surged into contention on a day the Masters champion isn't sure he will see again at his hometown AT&T Byron Nelson.

Spieth and every other early finisher within three shots of the lead had a birdie 2 on what was supposed to be the par-4 14th Friday. An overnight rain storm turned one of the signature holes at the saturated TPC Four Seasons into a pitch-and-putt par 3 at 105 yards.

Jon Curran was the early...

May 29, 2015 - 6:55pm
2 min 27 sec ago

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The NCAA regional opener between Missouri State and Canisus was postponed Friday night because of rain. It will be played Saturday as part of a tripleheader.

The winner will play Iowa, a 3-1 winner over Oregon. The loser will face Oregon.

Missouri State is 45-10, and Canisus 34-28.

May 29, 2015 - 6:47pm
2 min 27 sec ago

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Logan Ratledge hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning and North Carolina State beat Stony Brook 3-0 on Friday in their NCAA regional opener.

NC State (35-21) will face the Texas Christain-Sacred Heart winner Saturday. Stony Brook (34-15-1) will play the loser.

Curt Britt (3-0) threw 5 1-3 innings for the victory, and Will Gilbert got a double-play grounder in relief in the sixth and finished for the save.

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May 29, 2015 - 6:42pm
2 min 27 sec ago

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have completed the purchase of five acres that will be the site of their new team headquarters.

The Lakers announced the completion of the deal Friday.

The new corporate headquarters will include their training complex, team offices and a 750-seat gym where the Lakers' D-League affiliate will play its home games.

The headquarters will be at the corner of Mariposa Avenue and Douglas...

May 29, 2015 - 6:37pm
2 min 27 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Mylute overcame a hard bump at the start to capture his season debut Friday, the $85,000 allowance feature at Belmont Park.

Now a member of the Todd Pletcher barn, Mylute regrouped to beat Lucky Lotto by 2 1/4 lengths as the 4-5 favorite. He was trained by Tom Amoss in his previous races, including a third in the 2013 Preakness.

John Velazquez was aboard the 5-year-old for the mile in 1:35.03 on the fast track.

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