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July 1, 2015 - 7:18pm
1 min 4 sec ago

A person familiar with the situation says the Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to terms with free-agent forward Brandan Wright.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been formally announced. Yahoo Sports first reported the deal.

With teams across the NBA spending or offering huge sums of money on the opening day of free agency, the Grizzlies' deal with Wright looks like a potential bargain. The Grizzlies used their full...

July 1, 2015 - 7:15pm
1 min 4 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Billy Butler hit his first triple in nearly three years and also singled, Jesse Hahn pitched six solid innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Wednesday.

Hahn (6-6) improved to 4-1 over his last six starts after giving up one run on four hits. He walked two and struck out six.

Tyler Clippard retired the final four hitters for his 14th save.

Butler, Josh Reddick, Mark Canha and...

July 1, 2015 - 7:10pm
1 min 3 sec ago

FLOURTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Matt Dobyns won the PGA Professional National Championship for the second time in four years Wednesday to top the 20 qualifiers for the PGA Championship.

Dobyns, the 37-year-old head pro at Fresh Meadow in Lake Success, New York, took advantage of playing partner Ben Polland's closing double bogey for a three-stroke swing and a one-shot victory at windy Philadelphia Cricket Club.

After Polland missed a 10-foot bogey putt on the...

July 1, 2015 - 6:52pm
1 min 3 sec ago

BERLIN (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he is not corrupt and that he has a "clear conscience" despite corruption investigations into world soccer's governing body.

Four days after being re-elected for a fifth term, Blatter said on June 2 that he would step down amid a crisis provoked by American and Swiss federal investigations of corruption linked to FIFA.

American law enforcement officials have confirmed that Blatter is a target of their...

July 1, 2015 - 6:51pm
1 min 3 sec ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Taijuan Walker pitched one-hit ball for six innings, Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz homered and the Seattle Mariners beat the punchless San Diego Padres 7-0 on Wednesday.

Cano had four hits and drove in three runs. Cruz connected for his 20th homer on his 35th birthday.

Walker (7-6) combined with four relievers on a three-hitter for Seattle's second straight shutout of San Diego. The Padres have been blanked 13 times this year....

July 1, 2015 - 6:50pm
1 min 3 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Selenite was elevated to the victory on a disqualification Wednesday in the $80,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares on the turf at Belmont Park.

Evidently was first under the wire after bumping even-money favorite Regardez in deep stretch. Following a video review, the stewards placed Evidently fifth.

The decision lifted Selenite, the 8-1 runner-up, into the win. The gray 4-year-old ridden by John Velazquez and trained by...

July 1, 2015 - 6:48pm
1 min 3 sec ago

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed defenseman John Moore to a three-year contract as a free agent and forward Blake Coleman to a two-year entry level contract.

In making the announcement Wednesday, general manager Ray Shero said Moore would earn an average salary of $1.66 million.

Moore will enter his fifth NHL season and sixth year as a professional. He split the 2014-15 season between the Rangers (38 games) and Arizona (19 games...

July 1, 2015 - 6:43pm
1 min 3 sec ago

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Shock guard Skylar Diggins will miss the remainder of the season after tearing her right anterior cruciate ligament.

Diggins suffered the injury Sunday with 44 seconds left in Tulsa's four-point win over Seattle. She finished the game with a season-high 31 points.

The Notre Dame graduate is in her third season and at the time of her injury led the Shock to wins in eight of their first nine games, averaging 17.8 points. She was the...

July 1, 2015 - 6:39pm
1 min 3 sec ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have designated outfielder Delmon Young for assignment to expand a thin bullpen in dire need of another arm.

Young signed a one-year, $2.25 million deal during the offseason after batting .302 with seven homers and 30 RBIs in 83 games in 2014. He also delivered a clutch three-run double to give the Orioles a win over Detroit in the postseason.

Within 10 days, the Orioles must place Young on waivers, trade him,...

July 1, 2015 - 6:14pm
1 min 3 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Goalie Matt Hackett, center Chris Mueller and defenseman Joe Piskula have agreed to one-year contracts with the Anaheim Ducks.

The Ducks announced the deals Wednesday.

Hackett has played in 26 NHL games with Minnesota and Buffalo, winning four times. He played for Buffalo and its AHL affiliate in Rochester last season.

Mueller has 10 points in 53 career NHL games with Nashville, Dallas and the New York...

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