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May 4, 2016 - 10:04pm
6 min 3 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered and drove in two runs for the Miami Marlins who held on for a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.

Jose Fernandez (3-2) allowed three runs in five innings while striking out seven for the Marlins, who have won nine of 10.

Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich drove in runs for Miami, which built a 4-0 lead through three innings and held the Diamondbacks scoreless over the final four innings...

May 4, 2016 - 9:47pm
6 min 3 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — Russell Martin singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Texas 4-3 on Wednesday night, their second straight last at-bat victory over the Rangers.

Edwin Encarnacion singled off Tony Barnette (1-2) to begin the ninth and was replaced by pinch-runner Ezequiel Carrera. Justin Smoak walked, Troy Tulowitzki popped up and Kevin Pillar walked to load the bases for Martin, who drove a ball beyond the reach of...

May 4, 2016 - 9:43pm
6 min 2 sec ago

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell has announced that sophomore forward Alexis Jennings will transfer, the seventh Wildcat to leave the program since last fall.

Jennings' departure comes a week after Mitchell publicly addressed the mass exodus of players and assistant coaches and stressed the need for building stability. Jennings figured to be part of that process and the coach said in a release Wednesday night that "it saddens us that Alexis did not...

May 4, 2016 - 9:18pm
6 min 3 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have set an NBA playoff record by making 22 3-pointers in Game 2 against Atlanta on Wednesday night.

With Kyrie Irving's 3-pointer with 5:06 left in the third, the Cavs surpassed the previous postseason record of 21 set by the Golden State Warriors on April 24.

At that point, the Cavs had more 3-pointers than Atlanta had field goals.

Led by J.R. Smith's six 3-pointers, the Cavs went 18 of 27 in a...

May 4, 2016 - 9:06pm
6 min 2 sec ago

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Duke and Cincinnati, 2016 NCAA Tournament teams, highlight the eight-team field for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.

The participants for the Nov. 19-20 event were announced Wednesday.

Also in the field are Rhode Island, Penn State, Grand Canyon, Albany, Marist and Brown.

The teams, split into two four-team brackets, will play two doubleheaders at the Mohegan Sun Arena in...

May 4, 2016 - 9:03pm
6 min 2 sec ago

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The new headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys will have a re-creation of the team's ring of honor that will include cleat prints of Roger Staubach and Drew Pearson 50 yards apart — the length of their famous touchdown play in a 1975 playoff game.

The Hall of Fame Dallas quarterback and one of his favorite receivers put their prints in concrete Wednesday during an event that also introduced several restaurants planned for The Star, the practice facility...

May 4, 2016 - 8:53pm
6 min 2 sec ago

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Marc Leishman has joined Adam Scott in deciding not to play golf for Australia at the Rio Olympics in August, with Leishman citing concerns over the health of his family because of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Leishman's American wife, Audrey, nearly died last year from toxic shock syndrome. Leishman said in a PGA of Australia statement Thursday that after consulting with doctors, he decided not to travel to Brazil for golf's return to the...

May 4, 2016 - 8:48pm
6 min 2 sec ago

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired assistant basketball coaches Billy Donlon and Saddi Washington.

Wolverines coach John Beilein announced the moves Wednesday.

Beilein had to replace two key coaches on his staff because Bacari Alexander was hired to lead the Detroit Titans and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee hired LaVall Jordan.

Donlon was 109-94 and was the 2013 Horizon League coach of the year in a six-season run with...

May 4, 2016 - 8:46pm
6 min 2 sec ago

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — NCAA champion Villanova will play Notre Dame and Pittsburgh faces Penn State in the inaugural Never Forget Tribute Classic at Prudential Center on Dec. 10.

The matchups were announced Wednesday. The event will partner with the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, which helps support the education of children of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The Villanova-Notre Dame game will be part of a doubleheader on CBS...

May 4, 2016 - 8:43pm
6 min 2 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber pitched a five-hit shutout and the Cleveland Indians used a four-run fourth inning to defeat the Detroit Tigers for the fifth straight time this season, 4-0 on Wednesday night.

Kluber (2-3) worked out of jams in the second and fourth to beat Detroit for the second time in two weeks. The right-hander, who won the AL Cy Young Award in 2014, struck out seven and walked two in his second career shutout and eighth complete game....

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