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May 4, 2015 - 6:05pm
14 min 35 sec ago

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are planning to release two starters from last year's team, cutting ties with receiver James Jones and linebacker Miles Burris.

Jones told CSN California that general manager Reggie McKenzie told him he was going to be cut and Burris announced on his Twitter account Monday that he was going to be released as well.

The moves came after the Raiders selected potential replacements in last week's draft. Oakland...

May 4, 2015 - 5:56pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets say they plan to put catcher Johnny Monell on the major league roster before Tuesday night's game against Baltimore.

Monell is not on the 40-man roster, so the Mets will have to open a spot on it when they select his contract from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Unless there is a move, he would become the third catcher along with Anthony Recker and Kevin Plawecki while starter Travis d'Arnaud is on the disabled list after breaking a...

May 4, 2015 - 5:19pm
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have placed left fielder Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right hip flexor muscle.

Arcia was hurt in Sunday's win over the Chicago White Sox, and the move was made on Monday before the Twins hosted the Oakland Athletics.

To replace Arcia, the Twins recalled outfielder Eddie Rosario from Triple-A Rochester to make his major league debut. The 23-year-old from Puerto Rico had six extra-...

May 4, 2015 - 5:18pm
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HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas Rangers have recalled right-hander Spencer Patton from Round Rock and optioned right-hander Roman Mendez to that Triple-A team.

Patton made his major league debut with the Rangers last season, going 1-0 while allowing only one earned run in 9 1-3 innings. In eight appearances at Round Rock this season, Patton has the same 0.96 ERA, allowing one earned run in 9 1-3 innings, with two saves.

Mendez is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in 12...

May 4, 2015 - 5:03pm
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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Josh Hamilton played in extended spring training for the Texas Rangers on Monday, his first game of any kind since last October.

Hamilton struck out once and hit three grounders to first base in Arizona, a week after the Los Angeles Angels completed a trade that sent to slugger back to Texas. He played three innings in left field.

Hamilton had not played in a game since last fall, when he was hitless in 13 at-bats as the Angels...

May 4, 2015 - 4:59pm
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Colts have signed 15 undrafted rookies, including Harvard linebacker Zachary Hodges, the 2013 Ivy League defensive player of the year.

The other signees, announced Monday, are Southeastern Louisiana quarterback Bryan Bennett; receivers Quan Bray of Auburn and Ezell Ruffin of San Diego State; cornerbacks Donald Celiscar of Western Michigan, Joshua Mitchell of Nebraska and Al-Hajj Shabazz of West Chester; linebackers Cody Galea of San Diego State,...

May 4, 2015 - 4:59pm
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DENVER (AP) — The University of Denver and Colorado College will play an outdoor hockey game at Coors Field in February.

This will be the first time the Pioneers and Tigers have played outdoors in a rivalry that dates to the 1950s. The game will be held Feb. 20 and is being called the "Battle on Blake." A week later, the Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings meet in an outdoor game at Coors Field.

It's the third straight season a team from the...

May 4, 2015 - 4:53pm
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed free agent defensive lineman Alex Carrington.

Carrington returns to the team that selected him in the third round of the 2010 draft. Carrington played for the Bills from 2010-13 before joining the St. Louis Rams in 2014.

Carrington has 54 tackles and four sacks in five seasons, mostly as a backup. He earned a starting job with the Bills in 2013 before a torn quadriceps ended his season after...

May 4, 2015 - 4:53pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Cuban national wrestling team will face off against the U.S. in an exhibition in New York's Times Square later this month.

Team USA tells The Associated Press that the Cubans will wrestle in New York City on May 21 for the first time since the 2003 world championships. The dual meet has been billed "Salsa in the Square" and will feature matches in men's and women's freestyle and the Greco-Roman discipline.

This isn't the first...

May 4, 2015 - 4:48pm
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Ski Team says it will take over operational control of NASTAR, a recreational racing program that's in place at more than 100 resorts around the nation.

The agreement was announced Monday at the National Ski Areas Association convention. USSA President Tiger Shaw says that by bringing in NASTAR, the ski team is hoping to "not only engage a new generation of ski racers, but also to have significant impact by extending our brand to new fans...

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