State & National News

May 4, 2015 - 7:28pm
5 min 40 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller has been charged with misdemeanor vandalism after he was investigated in a domestic case stemming from an argument with his girlfriend that led to his arrest March 5.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office announced its findings Monday. The district attorney says that "while original reports indicated that Miller may have pushed his girlfriend from his parked car, an investigation into the alleged...

May 4, 2015 - 7:28pm
5 min 40 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez has left Monday night's game against Tampa Bay after running into a side wall while attempting a catch.

Ramirez ran toward the corner to catch James Loney's slicing fly ball along the foul line. He had it in his glove before it popped out when his left shoulder hit the padded wall.

After retrieving the ball and throwing it in, he dropped to one knee before manager John Farrell and a trainer ran out to...

May 4, 2015 - 7:16pm
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers veteran swingman Mike Miller was a surprise starter for Game 1 against Chicago.

With Cleveland missing starters Kevin Love and J.R. Smith, Cavs coach David Blatt decided to go with Miller, who made 15 regular-season starts. The 15-year veteran's addition to the lineup was mildly shocking since Blatt also had James Jones and Shawn Marion as options.

Miller has plenty of playoff experience with Orlando, Memphis and Miami. He...

May 4, 2015 - 7:11pm
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A real estate investor wanting to restore Muhammad Ali's boyhood home in Kentucky has a new partner in his corner.

Philadelphia lawyer George Bochetto said Monday he has acquired a half interest in the one-story, wood-frame house in a Louisville neighborhood.

Bochetto becomes a partner with real estate investor Jared Weiss of Las Vegas in the project to restore the modest home to how it looked when Ali — known then as Cassius...

May 4, 2015 - 6:56pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals outfielder Reed Johnson faces an uncertain future this season after having surgery on his left ankle.

Johnson was put on the disabled list April 26. He had an operation Saturday.

Manager Matt Williams said Monday that Johnson is resting at home, but could not begin to guess at a timetable for his return.

Asked if he expected Johnson to play again this season, Williams replied: "I don't know. It's a...

May 4, 2015 - 6:48pm
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina freshman swingman Theo Pinson is recovering from foot surgery.

Pinson had surgery on his left foot Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina. He broke a bone in the foot in the Tar Heels' win at Wake Forest in January, sidelining him for 10 straight games and 14 of the last 19.

The 6-foot-6 Pinson averaged 2.8 points and 3.0 rebounds for UNC, which returns nine of its top 10 scorers from a team which reached the NCAA...

May 4, 2015 - 6:35pm
5 min 39 sec ago

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California will name interim athletic director Mike Williams to the full-time job.

A person with knowledge of the plans said Monday that Chancellor Nicholas Dirks is expected to announce Williams' promotion later this week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been finalized. The San Francisco Chronicle first reported the news.

Williams took over from Sandy Barbour in July and originally said...

May 4, 2015 - 6:05pm
5 min 39 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
5 min 39 sec ago

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
5 min 39 sec ago

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-...

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