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May 25, 2016 - 4:53pm
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Right-hander Arqiumedes Caminero was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Pittsburgh Pirates, a day after he was ejected for hitting two Arizona hitters on the head with pitches.

Left-hander Tony Watson was placed on the paternity list Wednesday, and left-hander Kyle Lobstein and right-hander Rob Scahill were recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Caminero, who has a left quadriceps strain, hit Jean Segura on the helmet in the...

May 25, 2016 - 4:52pm
15 min 22 sec ago

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue forward Caleb Swanigan has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to school for his sophomore season.

The Boilermakers made the announcement before Tuesday's deadline.

Swanigan averaged 10.2 points and 8.3 rebounds and was named to the Big Ten's all-freshman team last season. The 6-foot-9, 250-pound former Indiana prep star worked out this week with the Indiana Pacers and said then that he still had to meet...

May 25, 2016 - 4:46pm
15 min 22 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sano hit the go-ahead two-run home run in the fifth inning after Minnesota lost an early lead, and the Twins staved off another series sweep Wednesday by beating the Kansas City Royals 7-5.

Eduardo Nunez and Brian Dozier each homered, too, the first two batters to face Royals starter Dillon Gee (1-2) and just the fifth pair in Twins history to go deep in their first two plate appearances of the game.

Tyler Duffey (2-3) gave...

May 25, 2016 - 4:42pm
15 min 22 sec ago

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.

Coach Sonny Dykes announced Wednesday that Webb has enrolled at Cal and will be eligible to play his senior season in 2016 after graduating from Texas Tech.

Webb played 23 games and made 14 starts at Texas Tech and will be expected to compete for the...

May 25, 2016 - 4:31pm
15 min 22 sec ago

DETROIT (AP) — Odubel Herrera and Peter Bourjos homered off Anibal Sanchez, and the Philadelphia Phillies salvaged the finale of their three-game series with Detroit, beating the Tigers 8-5 on Wednesday.

Detroit had won eight of nine, including the first two games of this set, but Herrera's three-run drive put Philadelphia up 5-1 in the fourth. Aaron Nola (4-3) and the Phillies were able to hold on from there. Jeanmar Gomez pitched the ninth for his major league-leading...

May 25, 2016 - 4:13pm
15 min 22 sec ago

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Steven Wells Jr. hit an RBI sacrifice fly to start a four-run eighth inning that helped Florida State beat North Carolina State 7-3 in Wednesday's pool play at the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.

Taylor Walls added a two-run single in the go-ahead inning for the fourth-seeded Seminoles (35-19), who trailed by two before tying the game on Dylan Busby's two-run single in the sixth.

Chase Haney (5-0) earned the win...

May 25, 2016 - 4:11pm
15 min 22 sec ago

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.

The 6-foot-7 all-Atlantic Coast Conference forward had until midnight Wednesday to take his name out consideration. Blossomgame announced his decision on campus after returning from a workout with the Phoenix Suns.

Blossomgame averaged 18.7 points a game last season and was voted the ACC's most improved player, along...

May 25, 2016 - 3:58pm
15 min 22 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steven Matz pitched a career-high eight innings to win his seventh consecutive start and help the New York Mets defeat the Washington Nationals 2-0 on Wednesday.

Matz (7-1) has a 1.13 ERA over his winning streak, not allowing a run in four of those starts.

David Wright hit his sixth homer of the season in the first and Rene Rivera singled in a run in the seventh to help New York take the decider of a three-game set....

May 25, 2016 - 3:47pm
15 min 22 sec ago

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have hired Anaheim Ducks executive Ari Segal as chief operating officer.

The move was announced by the team on Wednesday.

Segal previously served as a special assistant to Anaheim CEO Michael Schulman and as president of business operations for the Ducks' AHL affiliate in San Diego.

Segal helped with preparations for the new AHL club and recently worked with the NHL in the league's...

May 25, 2016 - 3:46pm
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