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May 6, 2015 - 8:28pm
7 min 43 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays expect to learn more about right-hander Alex Cobb's arm injury after returning for an eight-game homestand.

Manager Kevin Cash says he expects an update after the Rays return home from a three-game series in Boston. Tampa Bay opens a four-game series at home against the Texas Rangers on Thursday night.

Cobb hasn't pitched this season and his rehabilitation program has been shut down. The Tampa Bay Times reported...

May 6, 2015 - 8:18pm
7 min 43 sec ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul will miss his second straight game with a strained left hamstring, sitting out Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston.

Paul was injured Saturday night against San Antonio, but returned to hit the winning shot to eliminate the Spurs.

Coach Doc Rivers says the All-Star is getting better but still isn't "moving well."

Rivers isn't sure if he'll be ready...

May 6, 2015 - 8:16pm
7 min 43 sec ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros outfielder George Springer missed Wednesday night's game against the Texas Rangers and was being evaluated for a possible concussion.

Springer left Tuesday's game after making a spectacular catch for the last out of the seventh inning as he ran into the wall. Springer slowly came off the field under his own power and was replaced the next inning.

Springer was still being evaluated, Houston manager A.J. Hinch said before...

May 6, 2015 - 8:12pm
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto was ejected and then made contact with home plate umpire Chris Conroy during the third inning of Wednesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

After Votto struck out swinging against Gerrit Cole to end the inning, he flung his bat and helmet to the ground.

Votto then said something to Conroy as he walked to his position and was ejected.

Votto charged toward...

May 6, 2015 - 8:04pm
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Walker Cup teammates Nathan Smith and Todd White won the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball on Wednesday, beating Sherrill Britt and Greg Earnhardt 7 and 5 in the championship match

Smith and White won the first four holes at Olympic Club, Britt and Earnhardt took the fourth with a birdie, and Smith and White birdied the sixth to regain their 4-up lead. Smith and White won Nos. 11 and 12 with pars and ended the match with a birdie on the par-3 13th....

May 6, 2015 - 8:04pm
7 min 42 sec ago

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Former Washington starting point guard Nigel Williams-Goss will transfer to Gonzaga and be eligible for the 2016-17 season when the series between the Huskies and Bulldogs is scheduled to resume.

Gonzaga announced Wednesday that Williams-Goss will enroll this summer and have two years of eligibility remaining.

Williams-Goss was Washington's leading scorer last season at 15.6 points per game but joined an exodus from the Huskies...

May 6, 2015 - 8:00pm
7 min 42 sec ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Colts have agreed to contract terms with five of their eight draft picks.

Indianapolis announced Wednesday that it had agreed to deals with safety Clayton Geathers, defensive tackle David Parry, running back Josh Robinson, inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera and offensive lineman Denzelle Good.

All five were selected on the final day of last weekend's draft, and the news comes two days before the Colts hold a three-day rookie...

May 6, 2015 - 7:35pm
7 min 42 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — NASCAR star Clint Bowyer was on hand at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday night to watch his beloved Kansas City Royals take on the Cleveland Indians.

A guest of the Royals and manager Ned Yost, Bowyer was given a full uniform — No. 15, of course — and took batting practice and shagged fly balls before the game.

He also threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Bowyer, who grew up in nearby Emporia, Kansas, will...

May 6, 2015 - 7:34pm
7 min 42 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — King James placed his crown back on for Game 2.

LeBron James returned to the floor Wednesday night against Chicago wearing his signature headband, which the Cavaliers' star had ditched since a March 7 game against Phoenix. Since his high school days in Akron, James had always worn a headband before surprisingly putting it away for nearly two months.

After an "off" game by his standards in Cleveland's Game 1 loss to the Bulls, James...

May 6, 2015 - 7:16pm
7 min 42 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox rookie pitcher Carlos Rodon is slated to make his first major league starti Saturday against Cincinnati.

Rodon is to start in place of Jeff Samardzija, who on Wednesday started serving a five-game suspension for his involvement in a bench-clearing brawl against Kansas City on April 23.

The 22-year-old left-hander made his major league debut on April 21 and has a 2.84 ERA in 6 1-3 innings and three relief appearances....

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