State & National News

May 24, 2015 - 3:51pm
9 min 6 sec ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
New Britain (Rockies)2813.683
Binghamton (Mets)2418.571
Reading (Phillies)2319.548
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)2220.524
Trenton (Yankees)2121....
May 24, 2015 - 3:36pm
9 min 6 sec ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Juan Pablo Montoya wins the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

May 24, 2015 - 3:32pm
9 min 6 sec ago

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Bruton Smith was happier than he expected at making the NASCAR Hall of Fame this week.

His son, Marcus Smith, is the chief executive officer of Speedway Motorsports Inc., the company that his father founded and turned into one of the country's premiere owners of race tracks. Charlotte Motor Speedway will host the Coca-Cola 600, an SMI property, on Sunday night.

Marcus Smith says his father wasn't thinking much about selection day...

May 24, 2015 - 3:32pm
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North Division
WLPct.GB
Rochester (Twins)2519.568
Pawtucket (Red Sox)2420.5451
Buffalo (Blue Jays)2320.535
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)2222.5003
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)1826...
May 24, 2015 - 3:19pm
9 min 6 sec ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Oakland Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray has left his start early because of a bruised right ankle.

Gray was replaced by Dan Otero after the fifth inning in Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

Gray was hit in the lower leg by James Loney's grounder in the fourth inning, but remained in the game after being looked at by a team trainer.

Tampa Bay outfielder Steven Souza Jr. left in the third because of a...

May 24, 2015 - 3:05pm
9 min 6 sec ago

DENVER (AP) — The San Francisco Giants on Sunday designated third baseman Casey McGehee for assignment and recalled right-hander Hunter Strickland from Triple-A Sacramento.

McGehee, who was acquired from the Miami Marlins in December, was hitting .200 with nine RBIs in 35 games for the Giants. McGehee, who has more than five years of major league service time, said he was not ready to decide whether to accept the assignment to Sacramento.

Strickland...

May 24, 2015 - 2:54pm
9 min 6 sec ago

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have put left-hander Kyle Lobstein on the 15-day disabled list because of a sore left shoulder.

Lobstein pitched 5 2-3 innings in Saturday's loss to Houston. He's been in the starting rotation because of an injury to Justin Verlander.

The Tigers recalled infielder Dixon Machado from Triple-A Toledo before Sunday's game with the Astros.

Right-hander Buck Farmer is expected to take Lobstein's place...

May 24, 2015 - 2:12pm
9 min 6 sec ago

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Speedway Motorsports Inc. and The Coca-Cola Co. have extended their partnership for five more years through 2020.

The announcement came Sunday, hours before the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The agreement also includes retaining title sponsorship of Charlotte's Memorial Day weekend event.

The agreements means Coca-Cola will provide official beverages for seven SMI facilities that host Sprint Cup races. Bristol Motor...

May 24, 2015 - 2:06pm
19 min 7 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jacob Cronenworth picked up his fourth save in four games despite allowing a run and Michigan held off mistake-prone Maryland 4-3 and won the Big Ten Conference baseball tournament on Sunday.

Maryland had the bases-loaded in the top of the ninth, but Cronenworth got Brandon Lowe to fly out to right. The win gave Michigan an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Cronenworth was chosen the tournament's most outstanding player. He allowed a run and three...

May 24, 2015 - 2:01pm
19 min 7 sec ago

MONACO (AP) — Teenage driver Max Verstappen is making a name for himself in his first Formula One season for Toro Rosso with his aggressive driving and love of overtaking.

However, the 17-year-old's performance at Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix will be remembered for a late crash as he tried to squeeze past French driver Romain Grosjean.

It led to a safety car coming out when Lewis Hamilton was well in the lead. Hamilton finished third after his team...

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