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May 22, 2015 - 5:49pm
1 min 43 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — Mired in a seven-game losing streak, Miami Marlins players have further angered their fans by failing to show as advertised for a charity event.

The organization had said players would attend the event to benefit the inner cities baseball program. When no players showed, fans complained on social media, and team president David Samson said he was disappointed, too.

The event was Thursday evening at Marlins Park and began 3 1/2 hours...

May 22, 2015 - 5:38pm
1 min 42 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is set to make his next rehabilitation start Wednesday against Boston's Triple-A team.

New York manager Joe Girardi made the announcement before playing Texas on Friday night. He said the Japanese right-hander will be limited to 65 pitches in his game for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Girardi said it was possible that Tanaka could rejoin the Yankees after that minor league start....

May 22, 2015 - 5:28pm
1 min 42 sec ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Pitcher Alex Wood has a stomach virus and will not start for the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

Eric Stults, who was bumped to the bullpen last week, took Wood's place against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Wood first told the team he wasn't feeling well Thursday night after the Braves' 10-1 victory over the Brewers.

When the left-hander's condition did not improve by Friday afternoon, the...

May 22, 2015 - 5:20pm
1 min 42 sec ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Good thing Andrew McCutchen has direct deposit.

The Pittsburgh Pirates star centerfielder laughed off a leaked photo of his pay stub Friday, joking he can handle the attention so long as he still gets paid.

McCutchen's two-week stub was left behind in the visitor's clubhouse at Wrigley Field last weekend following a series with the Cubs. The four-time All-Star's $10 million salary is public knowledge, but McCutchen allowed there's a...

May 22, 2015 - 4:53pm
1 min 42 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — People with knowledge of the decision say NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. The NFL told the players' union Friday that Goodell will not recuse himself.

The people said spoke on condition of anonymity because Goodell's decision has not been made public. The commissioner considers it his responsibility to hear the appeal.

The union...

May 22, 2015 - 4:04pm
1 min 42 sec ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — During the broadcast of Sunday's Indianapolis 500, fans watching on television will be able to see just how much physical strain is put on a driver's body during the race.

ABC has outfitted James Jakes and Sage Karam with sensors near the base of their hearts that will report real-time telemetry, including heart rate, respiration and calorie burn rate, as their cars careen around the speedway at more than 220 mph.

The system was...

May 22, 2015 - 4:00pm
1 min 42 sec ago

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The leaders at Colonial won't get to sleep late Saturday.

Due to the expectation of inclement weather, including the possibility of severe storms Saturday afternoon, the PGA Tour said Friday that players in the third round will be grouped in threesomes instead of the normal twosomes and go off both tees Nos. 1 and 10.

The last group Saturday is expected to start around 9 a.m., more than 3 1-2 hours earlier than usual for a...

May 22, 2015 - 3:55pm
1 min 42 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Grigory Drozd defended his WBC cruiserweight title for the first time Friday, defeating Poland's Lukasz Janik with a ninth-round technical knockout.

Cheered on by a raucous and nationalist home crowd in the Russian capital, Drozd weakened Janik with a succession of body shots before knocking him down in the seventh round.

Janik went into a defensive mode as he tried to last the distance, but the referee stopped the fight in the...

May 22, 2015 - 3:45pm
1 min 42 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals activated RHP Casey Janssen and placed LHP Sammy Solis on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation.

Janssen, 33, missed the first 41 games with right shoulder inflammation. The reliever, who signed with the Nationals as a free agent in February, made six rehab appearances between Single-A Potomac and Double-A Harrisburg.

The veteran spent his eight seasons with Toronto, recording 90 saves. He...

May 22, 2015 - 3:40pm
1 min 42 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson says fans critical of him skipping voluntary practices with the team need to relax and focus on themselves.

The Jets began their first series of organized team activities this week. Richardson, who played in his first Pro Bowl last season, did not participate in the first two.

Several fans were critical of him on social media. Richardson took to Twitter on Friday to explain that "I...

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