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April 27, 2015 - 2:50pm
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez has dropped his appeal of a five-game suspension for his involvement in a brawl with the Chicago White Sox last week.

Volquez was to start serving his suspension against Cleveland on Monday night.

He is among four Royals players suspended for their actions in the fight last Thursday. Pitcher Yordano Ventura was given a seven-game penalty, and outfielder Lorenzo Cain and reliever Kelvin...

April 27, 2015 - 2:43pm
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ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) — Robin Haase of the Netherlands beat Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-4 Monday in the first round of the Estoril Open.

Haase will next face top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain, who has a bye into the second round at the clay-court tournament.

Unseeded Borna Coric of Croatia created the first upset of the event by beating sixth-seeded Jeremy Chardy of France 6-2, 6-4.

Also, Gilles Muller of...

April 27, 2015 - 2:29pm
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WATCHUNG, N.J. (AP) — A Honus Wagner T206 baseball card has been auctioned for $1.32 million in online bidding.

Robert Edward Auctions said Monday that 42 bids were placed by Saturday's deadline for the card, which was rated as a three condition on a scale from one to 10, with 10 the best. The winning bid was for $1.2 million, plus a 20 percent commission.

The names of the buyer and seller were not announced. The company says the same card had sold...

April 27, 2015 - 2:29pm
1 min 28 sec ago

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina says it has added Vanderbilt transfer Paris Kea to its women's basketball team.

Coach Sylvia Hatchell announced her addition Monday.

Kea is a guard from Greensboro, North Carolina, who will sit out the upcoming season and will have three seasons of eligibility beginning in 2016-17.

She started eight of 31 games as a freshman for Vanderbilt and averaged 6.9 points and a team-best three...

April 27, 2015 - 2:27pm
1 min 28 sec ago

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference rebounding leader Sarah Imovbioh of Virginia has signed to play her final season with South Carolina.

Imovbioh, a 6-foot-2 forward from Nigeria, spent the past three seasons with the Cavaliers. She's graduating next month and can play next season with the Gamecocks.

Imovbioh led the ACC at 10.8 rebounds a game last year. She was 19th nationally.

Imovbioh will help bulk up South...

April 27, 2015 - 2:17pm
1 min 28 sec ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — State and local officials in Las Vegas are talking about "concentric circles" of security around the upcoming Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight.

Deputy Las Vegas Police Chief Gary Schofield says they're not preparing for a fight night. They're preparing for a fight week.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission is handling what goes on inside the ring.

The hotel and police have responsibility for the arena and...

April 27, 2015 - 2:09pm
1 min 28 sec ago

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have reconvened from their winter break, with most of the roster assembled at team headquarters for daily strength and conditioning workouts.

Adrian Peterson, of course, has been conspicuously missing.

The star running back rarely participated in the offseason activities that weren't contractually required in the past, preferring to prepare with his personal trainer in Houston where he lives....

April 27, 2015 - 1:13pm
1 min 27 sec ago

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — A linebacker for Western Illinois University's football team is set to become a most valuable player for an infant with a rare immune disorder.

The school said Monday that 20-year-old sophomore Jordan Veloz signed up last year during a bone marrow registry drive on campus. He filled out paperwork and had a few swabs taken from the inside his mouth so that his DNA could be placed in a national bone marrow registry.

The player was...

April 27, 2015 - 12:59pm
1 min 27 sec ago

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Witnesses tell police that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones ran from a crash that hospitalized a pregnant woman but quickly came back to grab "a large handful of cash" from the car.

Albuquerque Officer Simon Drobik says authorities are searching for Jones, who's wanted for questioning. No charges have been filed, but the woman driving the other vehicle received minor injuries in the Sunday morning crash.


April 27, 2015 - 12:55pm
1 min 27 sec ago

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings will have surgery on his left knee, which he injured over the weekend during the annual spring football game.

Coach David Beaty said Cummings, a senior, will get back on the field "as quickly as possible" but did not provide a specific timeline.

Even though he was wearing a red jersey to prevent getting hit, Cummings was tackled by senior safety Michael Glatczak in the second quarter of...

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