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June 30, 2016 - 4:49pm
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DETROIT (AP) — Jack Nicklaus will participate in a pro-am golf tournament to help raise money for Detroit schools.

Cornerstone Schools said Thursday it hopes to bring in $3 million from the tournament headlined by the golf great. The goal is $50 million, aimed at increasing the number of students to 5,000 at the not-for-profit schools.

More than 2,800 students are enrolled in preschool through 12th grade at one independent and four charter schools....

June 30, 2016 - 4:41pm
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Coastal Carolina capitalized on two errors on the same play for four unearned runs in the sixth inning, and the Chanticleers won their first national championship in any sport with a 4-3 victory over Arizona in Game 3 of the College World Series finals on Thursday.

The Chanticleers (55-18) became the first program since Minnesota in 1956 to win the title in its first CWS appearance. Arizona (49-24) was trying for its second national title since 2012....

June 30, 2016 - 4:39pm
1 min 21 sec ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies minor league pitcher Matt Imhof has lost his right eye after a freak accident with exercise equipment.

Imhof said in an Instagram post Thursday that he had surgery Tuesday to remove the eye. He said the first operation couldn't restore his vision and he opted to have a prosthetic put in.

The 22-year-old left-hander was a second-round pick in 2014 out of Cal Poly. He was pitching for Single-A Clearwater....

June 30, 2016 - 4:39pm
1 min 22 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York City have cracked down on an internet gambling ring they say took in nearly a billion dollars in illegal wagers on pro football.

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced corruption enterprise and other charges on Thursday against four men from California and New York.

Court papers say the ring took sports bets from thousands of gamblers on various websites. They say bets totaled $927 million for...

June 30, 2016 - 4:38pm
1 min 21 sec ago

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals have signed right wing Tom Wilson to a $4 million, two-year contract.

Wilson will count $2 million against the salary cap over the length of the deal. He will earn $1.75 million next season and $2.25 million in 2017-18.

Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan announced on Thursday they had agreed to the new deal with Wilson, a pending restricted free agent.

The 22-year-old had seven...

June 30, 2016 - 4:32pm
1 min 21 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Chase Headley scored on a passed ball with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, and the Yankees won in their final at-bat for the second straight game to beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Thursday afternoon.

Four New York pitchers combined to strike out 16 Rangers as the teams split the four-game series. Didi Gregorius, who had the winning home run Wednesday night, hit a solo shot in the fifth to tie the score after Shin-Soo Choo homered to lead off the game...

June 30, 2016 - 4:31pm
1 min 21 sec ago

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Coastal Carolina beats Arizona 4-3 to win College World Series, school's first NCAA Division I championship in any sport.

June 30, 2016 - 4:24pm
1 min 21 sec ago
BC-BBO--Baseball Expanded Glance
Baseball Expanded Standings
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By The Associated Press
East Division
June 30, 2016 - 4:19pm
1 min 21 sec ago

Oklahoma cornerback Jordan Thomas was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of public intoxication, assault and battery, and interference with official process.

According to police in Norman, Oklahoma, Thomas was picked up at 1:49 a.m. A Cleveland County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said the 20-year-old Thomas was booked into jail at 2:45 a.m. and released at 11:13 a.m.

A school spokesman said Oklahoma is "aware of it and will monitor the situation...

June 30, 2016 - 4:18pm
1 min 21 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired veteran pitcher Bud Norris from the Atlanta Braves.

The move Thursday comes on the same day the Dodgers said ace Clayton Kershaw will be placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a back injury

In the deal, the Dodgers also received minor league outfielder Dian Toscano, a player to be named and cash considerations from Atlanta for minor league pitchers Philip Pfeifer and Caleb Dirks....

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