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July 31, 2015 - 8:39pm
11 min 27 sec ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The trade deadline was a dud for the San Diego Padres.

While many in baseball expected general manager A.J. Preller to perhaps be as frenzied of a trader as he was in December, he made only a minor deal.

When the deadline passed Friday afternoon, left fielder Justin Upton, right-hander Tyson Ross, closer Craig Kimbrel and everybody else who had been named in various rumors remained with the Padres.

Upton seemed...

July 31, 2015 - 8:37pm
11 min 27 sec ago

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say they've dropped a battery charge against Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer, who was accused of punching a boy in the face for using his beach chairs in Florida.

The State Attorney's Office filed a motion Friday to drop a charge of battery that caused bodily harm.

The Walton County Sheriff's Office says Kromer was arrested earlier this month after he confronted two boys, pushing one to the...

July 31, 2015 - 8:34pm
11 min 27 sec ago

HOUSTON (AP) — A man has collapsed in the stands before the Houston Astros' home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The man was near Houston's dugout when he went down. Nearby fans rushed to his side before EMTs got to the scene and appeared to be giving the fan CPR.

Emergency officials then placed the man on a backboard and carried him up the steps of the first level at Minute Maid Park on to the concourse and out of the stadium. The man...

July 31, 2015 - 8:30pm
11 min 27 sec ago

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) — Mariel Galdiano won the Canadian Women's Amateur on Friday, closing with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over fellow American Bethany Wu.

The 17-year-old Galdiano, from Pearl City, Hawaii parred the final hole at Riverside Country Club, while playing partner Wu made a bogey. Galdiano finished at 5-under 283.

The UCLA recruit earned spots in the Canadian Women's Open and U.S. Women's Amateur.

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July 31, 2015 - 8:21pm
11 min 27 sec ago

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Forward Marcus Johansson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $3.75 million, one-year contract with the Washington Capitals.

The team announced that it re-signed Johansson on Friday.

The 24-year-old Swede had a career-high 20 goals and 27 assists while appearing in all 82 games last season with Washington.

A first-round draft pick of the Capitals in 2009, Johansson has 61 goals and 125 assists in 345 regular...

July 31, 2015 - 8:06pm
11 min 27 sec ago

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas is starting training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

Thomas had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder during the offseason and was in uniform but just a spectator when the Seahawks opened training camp Friday.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said the team is going to be patient in bringing Thomas back and would wait until it's "safe and secure" for Thomas...

July 31, 2015 - 8:00pm
11 min 27 sec ago

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets rookie wide receiver Devin Smith left practice Friday after he banged into safety Jaiquawn Jarrett while making an impressive catch.

Smith, a second-round draft pick out of Ohio State, caught a long pass from Geno Smith that deflected off the hands of cornerback Marcus Williams. While Smith was coming down, he and Jarrett collided with Smith's head and neck area taking the brunt of it.

With fans cheering the...

July 31, 2015 - 7:54pm
11 min 27 sec ago

Jerry Dutton, a prominent thoroughbred trainer in California for more than 50 years, died Thursday in his native Idaho. He was 87.

The Del Mar track in California confirmed the death Friday.

Among Dutton's stakes winners were Century's Envoy, Zama Hummer, Starry Ice, Elaine's Angel and Wild Babe. He saddled Confederate Yankee in the 1974 Kentucky Derby to a 12th-place finish in a 23-horse field.

According to Equibase, his...

July 31, 2015 - 7:53pm
11 min 27 sec ago

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Leake will make his San Francisco Giants' debut when the right-hander starts their series finale Sunday at Texas.

Acquired from the Cincinnati Reds late Thursday night, Leake is replacing 40-year-old Tim Hudson in the Giants rotation.

Hudson was placed Friday on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder strain.

San Francisco sent two prospects to Cincinnati for the 27-year-old Leake, who allowed only...

July 31, 2015 - 7:41pm
11 min 27 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Touted pitching prospect Luis Severino will make his next start with the New York Yankees.

Manager Joe Girardi says the 21-year-old Severino will start at home next week against Boston, but didn't specify when he would get the ball.

Severino is 7-0 with a 1.91 ERA at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He made his last start on Wednesday, striking out 10 while allowing three hits in six scoreless innings.

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