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July 2, 2015 - 3:38pm
1 min 47 sec ago

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — New York Red Bulls defender Chris Duvall will miss three to four months after having surgery to repair a broken leg.

The Red Bulls announced that Duvall had surgery on Thursday, less than 24 hours after he was hurt in the second half of a 4-1 win over the New York Cosmos in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

The surgery was on a tibia but the team did not say which leg.

Duvall has been a regular on the Red Bulls...

July 2, 2015 - 3:33pm
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have promoted Larry Harris to director of player personnel and hired Lachlan Penfold as head of physical performance and sports medicine.

The Warriors announced the moves Thursday.

Harris has served as a scout and consultant for the Warriors the past six seasons, evaluating college and professional players for the draft and free agency. He spent the previous 19 years in various roles with the Milwaukee...

July 2, 2015 - 3:30pm
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Aviles homered on the first pitch of the 10th inning, giving the Cleveland Indians a 4-3 victory and four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.

Corey Kluber struck out 14 over eight innings. Brian Shaw (1-1) pitched one scoreless inning for the win, and Cody Allen struck out the side in the 10th to earn his 15th save in 16 opportunities.

Aviles homered off Xavier Cedeno (1-0), extending Tampa Bay's losing streak to...

July 2, 2015 - 3:21pm
1 min 47 sec ago

Ed Davis is leaving Los Angeles for the Portland Trail Blazers.

Davis' agent, David Bauman, says his client has agreed to a three-year, $20 million contract to join the Blazers. He averaged 8.3 points and 7.6 rebounds in his first season with the Lakers last year.

With uncertainty surrounding free agent power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, the Blazers grabbed the athletic and versatile Davis to add to a roster in flux. If Aldridge does return, Davis...

July 2, 2015 - 3:17pm
1 min 47 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Richardson will be eligible to return to the Jets' active roster on Monday, Oct. 5 after the team's Oct. 4 game against the AFC East rival Miami Dolphins.

"I apologize for letting down my family, teammates, this organization and the fans," Richardson said in a...

July 2, 2015 - 3:13pm
1 min 46 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have signed 19-year-old goaltender Brandon Halverson to an entry-level contract.

General manager Jeff Gorton announced the signing Thursday as prospects skated at the team's Westchester facility.

Halverson appeared in 50 games with Sault Ste. Marie of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) this past season, posting a 40-5-2 record, along with a 2.63 goals against average, a .913 save percentage and six shutouts....

July 2, 2015 - 3:06pm
1 min 46 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez's comeback required a comeback.

The precocious right-hander shook off a rocky start in his return from Tommy John surgery, pitching six innings and hitting a homer Thursday to help the Miami Marlins rally past the San Francisco Giants 5-4 and complete a three-game sweep.

The first two batters to face Fernandez scored, and he screamed at himself as he walked off the mound to end the first inning.

After...

July 2, 2015 - 3:04pm
1 min 46 sec ago

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has been suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

The league said in a statement Thursday that McClain would be suspended without pay and eligible to return for Dallas' Week 5 game against New England.

McClain can participate in training camp and all four preseason games.

The suspension leaves the Cowboys without two key defenders to...

July 2, 2015 - 2:57pm
1 min 46 sec ago

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor stemming from a domestic violence incident with his wife after a Halloween party.

Voynov entered the plea Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court to a count of corporal injury to a spouse.

Under terms of the plea deal, he was sentenced to a 90-day jail term and three years of probation. The plea averts a trial on a felony count....

July 2, 2015 - 2:50pm
1 min 46 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — Two-time champion Rafael Nadal is making another early exit from Wimbledon, after losing in the second round to a 102nd-ranked qualifier who played the match of his life.

Dustin Brown, a German of Jamaican heritage with a clever touch and a throwback serve-and-volley game, beat Nadal 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court on Thursday in by far the biggest surprise of the tournament so far.

Brown kept Nadal off balance with a mixture of drop...

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