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July 3, 2015 - 1:27am
34 min 43 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike scored 27 points, Jantel Lavender had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Los Angeles beat the San Antonio Stars 86-81 on Thursday night to snap the Sparks' team-record seven-game losing streak.

Los Angeles opened the fourth quarter on a 15-7 run, including a 3-pointer by Temeka Johnson that gave the Sparks a 75-72 lead and put her over 2,500 points for her career. San Antonio scored the next six points for a three-point lead, but the Stars...

July 3, 2015 - 1:26am
34 min 43 sec ago

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays acquired minor leaguer pitcher Garrett Fulenchek from the Atlanta Braves for two international bonus pool slots.

The Braves said in an email Thursday night they received the Rays' 73rd and 103rd slots, valued at a total of $494,200, according to Baseball America. The deal gives Atlanta more to spend on international players before facing penalties.

The 19-year-old right-hander Fulenchek was taken by the Braves...

July 3, 2015 - 1:12am
34 min 43 sec ago

DALLAS (AP) — Free agent guard Wesley Matthews and the Mavericks have agreed on a four-year deal with financial terms that will depend on whether center DeAndre Jordan decides to join him in Dallas.

A person with knowledge of the deal says Matthews and the Mavericks reached an agreement in principle late Thursday night and will wait on the decision from Jordan, who is apparently choosing between the Mavericks and his original team, the Los Angeles Clippers....

July 3, 2015 - 1:00am
34 min 43 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — David Peralta had a tiebreaking, two-run triple with two outs in the sixth inning Thursday night for the Arizona Diamondbacks, helping Jeremy Hellickson to his fourth straight win at home, 8-1 over the Colorado Rockies.

Hellickson (6-5) held the Rockies to a run on three hits in seven innings, striking out six in his first appearance against Colorado.

A.J. Pollock led off the sixth with a home run. Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado's...

July 3, 2015 - 12:32am
34 min 43 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Scott Kazmir pitched eight sparkling innings, Marcus Semien homered for the first time in nearly two months, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Thursday night.

Josh Phegley had a two-run single and Mark Canha added an RBI triple for the A's, who ended a five-game losing streak against the Mariners.

Kazmir (5-5) retired 21 of his first 22 batters, allowing only a one-out double to Franklin Gutierrez on a...

July 3, 2015 - 12:31am
34 min 43 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner had 13 points, eight rebounds and a season-high seven blocks as the Phoenix Mercury continued their hot shooting in an 86-55 rout over the Western Conference-leading Tulsa Shock on Thursday night.

Candice Dupree scored 16 points, and Monique Currie and DeWanna Bonner chipped in 11 each for the Mercury, who scored their most points of the season in front of 8,996 at US Airways Center.

Phoenix (5-5) led by as many as 33...

July 3, 2015 - 12:27am
34 min 43 sec ago
BC-BBO--Baseball Expanded Glance,0123
Baseball Expanded Standings
All Times EDT
By The Associated Press
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
WLPctGBWCGBL10StrHomeAway
Baltimore4237.5326-4L-1...
July 3, 2015 - 12:24am
34 min 43 sec ago

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, will cheer on the United States in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday.

The U.S. women's national team plays defending champion Japan in the title match at Vancouver's BC Place.

The Bidens will lead a delegation including U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan, and former U.S. players Cobi...

July 3, 2015 - 12:18am
34 min 43 sec ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Trenton (Yankees)4336.544
New Britain (Rockies)4237.5321
Reading (Phillies)4237.5321
Binghamton (Mets)4038.513
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)3740.481...
July 3, 2015 - 12:04am
34 min 43 sec ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)4437.543
Rochester (Twins)4337.538½
Buffalo (Blue Jays)3842.475
Pawtucket (Red Sox)3844.463
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)3448...
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