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May 29, 2015 - 11:30am
4 min 25 sec ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed defenseman Justin Falk to a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract for the 2015-16 season.

The 26-year-old Falk had a goal and an assist in 18 games last season. He was picked up from Minnesota at the trade deadline along with a fifth-round pick for defenseman Jordan Leopold.

A native of Snowflake, Manitoba, Falk has two goals and 17 assists along with 134 penalty minutes in 147 career NHL...

May 29, 2015 - 11:18am
4 min 25 sec ago

CERVINIA, Italy (AP) — Alberto Contador had 38 seconds sliced off his overall lead in the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Friday, although the Spaniard remained well on course for the title.

Italian rival Fabio Aru won the grueling mountain stage with a late breakaway and moved back into second place overall, 4 minutes, 37 seconds behind Contador.

Aru's Astana teammate Mikel Landa dropped to third overall, 5:15 back, entering Saturday's final...

May 29, 2015 - 10:47am
4 min 24 sec ago

CICERO, Ind. (AP) — A University of Indianapolis basketball player has drowned after officials say he fell into an Indiana reservoir without a lifejacket.

A dive team found the body of 22-year-old senior Dai-Jon Parker around 6 p.m. Thursday at the bottom of Morse Reservoir, north of Indianapolis. Crews searched for a little over two hours.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources confirmed Parker's identity on Friday. The university issued a...

May 29, 2015 - 10:34am
4 min 24 sec ago

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have signed veteran offensive lineman Ryan Harris a day after losing perennial Pro Bowler Ryan Clady to a torn knee ligament.

Harris was set to join the Broncos at practice Friday, the final day of this week's on-field work.

Harris, who spent his first four NFL seasons in Denver, started 15 games last season for Kansas City. Before that, he spent two years in Houston with current Broncos coach Gary Kubiak....

May 29, 2015 - 10:31am
4 min 24 sec ago
East Division
Southern Illinois84.6671
Traverse City56.455
Lake Erie57.4174
May 29, 2015 - 10:31am
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Eastern Division
New Britain (Rockies)3016.652
Reading (Phillies)2521.5435
Binghamton (Mets)2522.532
Trenton (Yankees)2523.5216
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)2324.489...
May 29, 2015 - 10:31am
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North Division
Rochester (Twins)2621.553
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)2523.521
Pawtucket (Red Sox)2424.500
Buffalo (Blue Jays)2324.4893
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)1930...
May 29, 2015 - 10:15am
54 min 29 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York congressman says he will introduce a bill that would establish uniform drug and medication standards in thoroughbred racing, with an assist from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

Paul Tonko is a Democrat whose district includes Saratoga Race Course. He made the announcement in Washington on Friday.

He says the racing industry has been regulated on a state-by-state basis with a patchwork of rules and penalties, and it's time to...

May 29, 2015 - 9:24am
1 hour 54 min ago

NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (AP) — Scotland's Richie Ramsay and Austria's Bernd Wiesberger shared the early second-round lead Friday at the Irish Open, while Rory McIlroy faced an uphill struggle to make the cut.

Ramsay was on target to match the club record of 66 at Royal County Down but narrowly bogeyed his final hole to finish 4 under for the day, and 3 under overall, just like Wiesberger. Ireland's Padraig Harrington was one shot back.


May 29, 2015 - 8:50am
1 hour 54 min ago

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A Kentucky thoroughbred farm's statue of a famous breeding stallion is serving as a stand-in for a new feature being unveiled at a New York park.

Monday's dedication of Centennial Park in Congress Park in Saratoga Springs was to include the unveiling of a welcoming display featuring a statue of Native Dancer, one of racing's greatest horses and the winner in 21 of 22 career races.

But The Saratogian (

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