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May 4, 2015 - 8:10pm
18 min 15 sec ago

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies closer Adam Ottavino is concerned he will need Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.

Ottavino said a recent MRI revealed a partial ulnar collateral ligament tear. He will visit Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday for an evaluation and could have the operation "right then and there," the pitcher said.

The 29-year-old Ottavino went on the disabled list April 27 with right triceps inflammation, soon after he was promoted to...

May 4, 2015 - 7:41pm
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TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays hitting coach Brook Jacoby has been suspended 14 games for his postgame conduct toward the umpires following an April 29 game at Boston.

Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, announced the suspension Monday.

After Russell Martin was called out on strikes by Adrian Johnson for the final out of Toronto's 4-1 loss, members of the Blue Jays coaching staff traded words with the umpiring crew as they left the...

May 4, 2015 - 7:39pm
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METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints signed 13 undrafted free agents and released three defensive reserves Monday.

The new players are: defensive linemen Tavaris Barnes of Clemson, Kaleb Eulls of Mississippi State, Ashaad Mabry of Texas-San Antonio and Bobby Richardson of Indiana; guards Doniel Gambrell of Notre Dame (Ohio) College and Cyril Lemon of North Texas; wide receivers R.J. Harris of New Hampshire and Malcolme Kennedy of Texas A&M; tackle Sean Hickey...

May 4, 2015 - 7:30pm
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos continued their offensive line makeover by waiving second-year tackle Paul Cornick, who started three games each at right tackle and tight end last season.

The Broncos also released wide receiver Jeremy Kelley, who signed a futures contract Dec. 29. The Broncos had to make room for the nine college free agents they signed Sunday after completing their nine-player draft.

Among the Broncos' draft picks was...

May 4, 2015 - 7:28pm
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller has been charged with misdemeanor vandalism after he was investigated in a domestic case stemming from an argument with his girlfriend that led to his arrest March 5.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office announced its findings Monday. The district attorney says that "while original reports indicated that Miller may have pushed his girlfriend from his parked car, an investigation into the alleged...

May 4, 2015 - 7:28pm
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BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez has left Monday night's game against Tampa Bay after running into a side wall while attempting a catch.

Ramirez ran toward the corner to catch James Loney's slicing fly ball along the foul line. He had it in his glove before it popped out when his left shoulder hit the padded wall.

After retrieving the ball and throwing it in, he dropped to one knee before manager John Farrell and a trainer ran out to...

May 4, 2015 - 7:16pm
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers veteran swingman Mike Miller was a surprise starter for Game 1 against Chicago.

With Cleveland missing starters Kevin Love and J.R. Smith, Cavs coach David Blatt decided to go with Miller, who made 15 regular-season starts. The 15-year veteran's addition to the lineup was mildly shocking since Blatt also had James Jones and Shawn Marion as options.

Miller has plenty of playoff experience with Orlando, Memphis and Miami. He...

May 4, 2015 - 7:11pm
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A real estate investor wanting to restore Muhammad Ali's boyhood home in Kentucky has a new partner in his corner.

Philadelphia lawyer George Bochetto said Monday he has acquired a half interest in the one-story, wood-frame house in a Louisville neighborhood.

Bochetto becomes a partner with real estate investor Jared Weiss of Las Vegas in the project to restore the modest home to how it looked when Ali — known then as Cassius...

May 4, 2015 - 6:56pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals outfielder Reed Johnson faces an uncertain future this season after having surgery on his left ankle.

Johnson was put on the disabled list April 26. He had an operation Saturday.

Manager Matt Williams said Monday that Johnson is resting at home, but could not begin to guess at a timetable for his return.

Asked if he expected Johnson to play again this season, Williams replied: "I don't know. It's a...

May 4, 2015 - 6:48pm
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina freshman swingman Theo Pinson is recovering from foot surgery.

Pinson had surgery on his left foot Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina. He broke a bone in the foot in the Tar Heels' win at Wake Forest in January, sidelining him for 10 straight games and 14 of the last 19.

The 6-foot-6 Pinson averaged 2.8 points and 3.0 rebounds for UNC, which returns nine of its top 10 scorers from a team which reached the NCAA...

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