State & National News

July 27, 2015 - 9:24pm
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Eastern Division
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Binghamton (Mets)5546.545
Reading (Phillies)5447.5351
Trenton (Yankees)5447.5351
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)5048.510
New Britain (Rockies)4952.485...
July 27, 2015 - 9:23pm
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North Division
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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)5647.544
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5349.520
Rochester (Twins)5350.5153
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)4656.451
Pawtucket (Red Sox)4161...
July 27, 2015 - 9:19pm
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METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have added tight end Kevin Brock and offensive lineman Cole Manhart after formally releasing outside linebacker Junior Galette.

Galette's agent, Alvin Keels, told The Associated Press on Friday that Galette, whose 10 sacks led the Saints last season, would be released Monday if he passed a physical over the weekend.

The Saints apparently were concerned about NFL reviews of Galette's actions off the field,...

July 27, 2015 - 9:16pm
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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason.

The Cardinals say Welter is believed to be the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL. Welter played running back and special teams in 2014 for the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League, becoming the first woman to hold a non-kicking position for a men's professional sports league....

July 27, 2015 - 9:14pm
8 min 59 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat is not expected to play for Slovenia in the EuroBasket tournament in September.

Heat President Pat Riley met with Dragic about his invitation to join the team, and it was collectively decided that it would be in the point guard's best interests to spend the rest of the summer preparing for his first full year in Miami.

Dragic said in April that he was leaning against playing anyway. He cited several reasons...

July 27, 2015 - 9:04pm
8 min 59 sec ago
North Division
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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)5647.544
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5349.520
Rochester (Twins)5349.520
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)4656.451
Pawtucket (Red Sox)4161...
July 27, 2015 - 8:29pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs released right-hander Edwin Jackson on Monday, one week after he was designated for assignment.

Jackson, 31, was 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA in 23 relief appearances for the Cubs this season. Signed to a four-year deal worth $52 million before the 2013 season, Jackson struggled badly over his first two years with the Cubs, going 14-33 with a 5.58 ERA and was moved to the bullpen near the end of last season.

Chicago also announced...

July 27, 2015 - 8:25pm
8 min 59 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Oh, about that $25 million. Don't worry about it, Boston.

A U.S. Olympic Committee official said the federation will not pursue payment under a clause in its contract with Boston that put the bid on the hook for $25 million if it pulled out of the running.

The USOC and Boston 2024 leaders mutually agreed to end the bid Monday, opening the door for the USOC to possibly choose another city before the Sept. 15 deadline.

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July 27, 2015 - 8:22pm
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CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing live remarks during a posthumous induction.

Steve Strauss, legal counsel to the Seaus and partner at Cooley LLP, says in an email Monday night that the family "does not want this issue to become a distraction to Junior's accomplishments and legacy or those of the other inductees."

Seau, who...

July 27, 2015 - 7:57pm
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BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has been ejected by home plate umpire Toby Basner.

Napoli took a called third to end the first inning of Monday night's game against the White Sox, threw his bat down and fired his helmet. The helmet bounced and hit Basner on the leg. The umpire immediately threw out the first baseman.

Manager John Farrell came out to argue, but was not tossed.

Daniel Nava took over at first at the...

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