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July 28, 2016 - 10:45pm
6 min ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants acquired All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night in exchange for a minor league pitcher.

Nunez was batting .300 with 12 home runs and 47 RBIs this season for the Twins and was leading the American League with 26 steals at the time of the trade.

The move adds some much-needed depth to San Francisco's injury-plagued infield.

Second baseman Joe Panik...

July 28, 2016 - 10:42pm
6 min ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Aaron Altherr and Maikel Franco homered, Aaron Nola won for the first time in eight starts and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 7-5 on Thursday night.

Altherr returned to the lineup after missing the first 103 games of the season with a broken left wrist. He went 3 for 4 with two RBIs.

Braves starter Matt Wisler (4-11) gave up three homers and has allowed eight homers in his past four starts, a span of 20 1/3 innings...

July 28, 2016 - 10:41pm
6 min ago

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — Stephan Jaeger shot a 12-under 58 on Thursday in the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic to match the lowest score in major tour play.

The 27-year-old German player finished the round with a birdie on the par-5 18th at TPC Stonebrae.

Japan's Ryo Ishikawa also shot a 12-under 58 to win the 2010 Crowns on the Japan Tour.

Jaeger broke the Web.com Tour record of 59 held by Notah Begay III, Doug Dunakey, Jason Gore...

July 28, 2016 - 10:32pm
6 min ago

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's Moon Dae-sung has been suspended as a member of the International Olympic Committee over allegations that he plagiarized his doctoral thesis.

The IOC said that that Moon's membership will be suspended until South Korea's Supreme Court reaches a verdict over his dispute with a Seoul university, which stripped him of his degree in 2014 after concluding that he stole from the works of another researcher.

The IOC...

July 28, 2016 - 10:32pm
6 min ago
At A Glance
All Times EDT
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)6738.638
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)6441.6103
Rochester (Twins)6146.5707
Pawtucket (Red Sox)5452.509...
July 28, 2016 - 10:31pm
6 min ago
At A Glance
All Times EDT
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Reading (Phillies)7035.667
Trenton (Yankees)6440.615
Hartford (Rockies)5944.57310
Binghamton (Mets)4855.46621
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July 28, 2016 - 10:18pm
6 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Craig Sager's fight with leukemia will prevent the basketball sideline reporter form covering the Rio Olympics for NBC.

NBC said Thursday in a statement that the 65-year-old Sager is preparing for a third bone marrow transplant at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Sager was first diagnosed with leukemia in 2014 and announced in March that he was no longer in remission.

The Rio Games would have been Sager's fifth Olympics....

July 28, 2016 - 10:15pm
6 min ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie Max Kepler continued his midseason surge with a game-tying home run among two hits and two RBIs as the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 on Thursday night.

The teams were squeezing in a make-up game from a May 9 postponement with Minnesota in the middle of a homestand and Baltimore heading for a weekend series at Toronto.

Kepler hit his 11th home run off reliever Odrisamer Despaigne (0-2) leading off...

July 28, 2016 - 10:02pm
6 min ago
At A Glance
All Times EDT
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)6738.638
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)6441.6103
Rochester (Twins)6146.5707
Pawtucket (Red Sox)5452.509...
July 28, 2016 - 10:01pm
6 min ago
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At A Glance
All Times EDT
East Division
WLPct.GB
Joliet3328.541
Washington3030.500
Windy City3032.484
Lake Erie2931.483
Schaumburg2835
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