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July 28, 2015 - 8:46pm
3 min 25 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets rookie Noah Syndergaard is pitching a perfect game through six innings against the San Diego Padres.

The hard-throwing righty had struck out seven in his 14th major league start. San Diego is the first team to face Syndergaard twice.

New York was leading 2-0 thanks to Lucas Duda's two-run homer off James Shields in the first.

The closest the Padres came to a hit was Jedd Gyorko's line drive toward the middle...

July 28, 2015 - 8:36pm
3 min 25 sec ago

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Defensive end Antonio Smith will participate in the Denver Broncos' training camp after tending to a personal matter that kept him away from the team's offseason workouts this summer.

The Broncos' brass and Smith decided it was best for him to stay away from the team after reports surfaced in late May that prosecutors in Texas were investigating a criminal sexual complaint against Smith.

Smith never was arrested nor were any...

July 28, 2015 - 8:33pm
3 min 25 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner has gone to an emergency room after a pimple on his leg turned into an infection, the club says.

Turner was scratched from the Dodgers' lineup against Oakland on Tuesday night.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly says Turner felt the problem on his inner right thigh Sunday in New York. He was given antibiotics, but it didn't heal up on the team's day off Monday.

The Dodgers'...

July 28, 2015 - 8:32pm
3 min 25 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik underwent wrist surgery Tuesday, according to a statement from the team.

The Capitals said he will resume full workout activities in two weeks. They anticipate Orpik returning to full hockey activities in time for the season opener.

The 34-year-old was signed by the Capitals as a free agent last year and totaled 19 assists and 66 penalty minutes last season.

July 28, 2015 - 8:31pm
3 min 25 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have traded veteran outfielder David Murphy to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league shortstop Eric Stamets.

Murphy was originally in Cleveland's lineup Tuesday night, batting fourth as the designated hitter against Kansas City. But he was scratched about an hour before the first pitch.

Murphy's batting .296 with five homers and 27 RBIs in 84 games for the disappointing Indians, who have lost five straight and...

July 28, 2015 - 8:26pm
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TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays infielder Devon Travis left Tuesday night's game against Philadelphia after two innings with a sore left shoulder.

Travis missed 36 games earlier this season after he injured his left shoulder when he was hit by a bad hop grounder in an April 30 game at Cleveland. The injury affected his swing, causing him to bat .189 in 53 at-bats in May after batting .325 in April, when he was named AL Rookie of the Month.


July 28, 2015 - 7:40pm
3 min 25 sec ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Winning another national championship has made Urban Meyer a butter man.

The Ohio State University football coach and Buckeyes mascot Brutus are being honored with butter sculptures at this year's Ohio State Fair, which opens Wednesday in Columbus.

The life-size sculptures are joining the traditional butter cow and calf in a 46-degree cooler in the American Dairy Association display. There's also a national championship trophy...

July 28, 2015 - 7:34pm
3 min 24 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are honoring Pedro Martinez.

In a pregame ceremony to retire his uniform No. 45, the Red Sox have brought back some old teammates. They also have the 2004 World Series trophy Martinez helped the team win, ending an 86-year title drought.

The on-field ceremony included the Hall of Fame plaque on loan from Cooperstown. Martinez was inducted on Sunday.

The team showed a video of Martinez's highlights...

July 28, 2015 - 7:14pm
3 min 25 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have traded All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Washington Nationals.

The Nationals announced the deal Tuesday in Miami, where they opened a series against the Marlins. Papelbon is Philadelphia's career saves leader with 123 and is 17 for 17 in save chances this season. Papelbon also is Boston's saves leader with 219.

The Phillies will receive Double-A right-hander Nick Pivetta for Papelbon....

July 28, 2015 - 7:12pm
3 min 24 sec ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have placed left-hander Manny Banuelos on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation.

The move, announced Tuesday, is retroactive to July 25.

Banuelos was acquired by the Braves in a trade with the Yankees last January. He made his big league debut on July 2 and was 1-2 with a 2.49 ERA in five games, four of them starts.

He was scheduled to start Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles....

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