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May 28, 2015 - 2:47pm
6 min 32 sec ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Pitcher Lauren Haeger had two hits and allowed just one in a complete-game victory as defending champion Florida defeated Tennessee 7-2 Thursday in the opening game of the Women's College World Series.

Haeger, the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, opened the scoring with a solo home run to left field in the bottom of the first inning. Kayli Kvistad followed with a two-run shot to center in the bottom of third to make it 3-0....

May 28, 2015 - 2:46pm
6 min 32 sec ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
New Britain (Rockies)3016.652
Reading (Phillies)2520.556
Binghamton (Mets)2422.5226
Trenton (Yankees)2422.5226
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)2224.478...
May 28, 2015 - 2:43pm
6 min 32 sec ago

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Earthquakes' new state-of-the-art venue, Avaya Stadium, will host the 2016 Major League Soccer All-Star Game.

MLS Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott made the announcement Thursday at Avaya. Commissioner Don Garber didn't attend at the last-minute with no reason given.

Abbott says, "it's world-class, it's spectacular and the whole world's going to get to see it." The game will be in late July next year....

May 28, 2015 - 1:51pm
6 min 32 sec ago

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Boxer Jermain Taylor is facing a new charge after he was accused of hitting another resident at the rehabilitation center where he has been confined since he was charged with shooting his cousin and threatening a child with a gun.

A Pulaski County District judge issued the second-degree battery warrant Thursday. Sheriff's Office spokesman Carl Minden said the charge is connected to a report from earlier this month that Taylor hit a resident at...

May 28, 2015 - 1:39pm
6 min 32 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The Stanley Cup Final will open on Wednesday with Game 1 in New York, Tampa or Anaheim.

The NHL announced Thursday that Game 1 will be at Madison Square Garden if the Rangers beat the Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final on Friday night.

If the Lightning win, they'll have home-ice advantage in the Cup final if the Blackhawks beat the Ducks in Game 7 of the West final. If the Ducks and Lightning win, Anaheim has home ice...

May 28, 2015 - 1:00pm
46 min 37 sec ago

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — It's been almost half a century since Bradley's baseball team played in the NCAA Tournament but the Braves' wait ends Friday.

Bradley (35-19) made the 64-team field and will play in the Louisville Regional. The Braves first face Michigan (37-23) on Friday in the double-elimination opening round.

Bradley hasn't made the post season since 1968.

Coach Elvis Dominguez told The Journal Star in Peoria (http://bit.ly...

May 28, 2015 - 12:47pm
16 min 36 sec ago
BC-SOC--MLS Glance
Major League Soccer
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
D.C. United634221411
New England5352018...
May 28, 2015 - 12:47pm
16 min 36 sec ago
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
D.C. United634221411
New England535201816
New York425171411
Columbus4431517...
May 28, 2015 - 12:30pm
1 hour 26 min ago
All Times EDT
FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Montreal 4, Ottawa 2

Wednesday, April 15: Montreal 4, Ottawa 3

Friday, April 17: Montreal 3, Ottawa 2, OT

Sunday, April 19: Montreal 2, Ottawa 1, OT

Wednesday, April 22: Ottawa 1, Montreal 0

Friday, April 24:...

May 28, 2015 - 12:27pm
1 hour 36 min ago

SEATTLE (AP) — The agent for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said in a radio interview that the sides have made progress in attempts to get a contract extension done, but there is no deadline for reaching an agreement.

Agent Mark Rodgers told 710ESPN Seattle on Thursday morning that he remains optimistic that Wilson will remain Seattle's quarterback for a long time. Wilson has one year remaining on his rookie contract, which will pay him $1.5 million, and the...

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