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November 19, 2015 - 7:18pm
1 week 4 days ago

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon is active and starting against the Tennessee Titans.

Yeldon missed the short week of practice with a foot injury and was in a walking boot Monday. But the rookie was given clearance to play after testing his foot on the field a few hours before kickoff Thursday.

Titans running back Bishop Sankey was a healthy scratch. Rookie David Cobb was active over him. Receiver Kendall Wright...

November 19, 2015 - 7:13pm
1 week 4 days ago

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Sheldon McClellan scored 18 points to help Miami jump to a huge first-half lead on the way to a 105-79 win against Mississippi State in Thursday's first round of the Puerto Rico Tipoff.

Ja'Quan Newton added 15 points for the Hurricanes (3-0), who led by 29 points before the break in a can't-miss opening 20 minutes. Miami made 17 of its first 21 shots, including a run of nine in a row, and used a 16-0 burst to blow the game open and quickly...

November 19, 2015 - 7:05pm
1 week 4 days ago
All Times EST
Eastern Conference

Wednesday, Oct. 28: D.C. United 2, New England 1

Thursday, Oct. 29: Montreal 3, Toronto 0

Western Conference

Wednesday, Oct 28: Seattle 3, LA Galaxy 2

Thursday, Oct. 29: Portland 2, Sporting Kansas City 2,...

November 19, 2015 - 7:02pm
1 week 4 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — St. John's guard Felix Balamou has been reinstated by the NCAA.

The 6-foot-4 senior was active Thursday night for the Red Storm's home game against Rutgers. He was ruled ineligible over an unspecified rules violation hours before the opener last week against Wagner.

Balamou, from Guinea, averaged 1.7 points and 1.5 rebounds in 22 games last season. In 54 career games, he has averaged 1.6 points and 1.1 rebounds.

November 19, 2015 - 6:49pm
1 week 4 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson wins the American League Most Valuable Player award.

November 19, 2015 - 6:41pm
1 week 4 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer says his firm has settled its lawsuit accusing New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez of failing to pay legal bills stemming from the Biogenesis scandal.

Peter Siachos of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani said Thursday the suit was settled "amicably" this month. He declined to disclose the terms.

Rodriguez was suspended for the 2014 season after then-Commissioner Bud Selig concluded he violated the sport's drug agreement and labor...

November 19, 2015 - 6:37pm
1 week 4 days ago

HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros have traded infielder Jonathan Villar to the Milwaukee Brewers for minor league pitcher Cy Sneed.

Villar hit. 284 with seven doubles, two homers and 11 RBIs in 53 games for the Astros last season. The 24-year-old appeared in 198 games for Houston in the last three seasons.

Sneed had a 2.58 ERA in 23 starts and three relief appearances for two Class A teams last season. The 23-year-old right-hander was a third-round pick in...

November 19, 2015 - 6:30pm
1 week 4 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Donaldson has won the AL MVP, earning the honor after helping boost the Toronto Blue Jays back into the playoffs for the first time since 1993.

The third baseman got 23 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in results announced Thursday.

Angels outfielder Mike Trout got the other first-place votes finished second for the third time — he won the award last year. Kansas City outfielder...

November 19, 2015 - 6:23pm
1 week 4 days ago

DENVER (AP) — Houston Rockets point guard Ty Lawson has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his drunken driving arrest in Denver.

Court records show the former Denver Nuggets guard was charged with drunken driving, speeding and other offenses last January, but pleaded guilty Thursday to driving while ability impaired and a lane violation. He faces up to 180 days in jail when he is sentenced Jan. 14.

Lawson also was arrested for drunken driving in...

November 19, 2015 - 6:20pm
1 week 4 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington outfielder Bryce Harper wins the National League most valuable player award.

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