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May 28, 2015 - 3:44pm
7 min 6 sec ago

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah figures to have nine challengers when he runs in the Belmont Stakes next week, trying to become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.

Seven of his expected rivals return from the Derby or the Preakness, while two others are new to the Triple Crown trail.

The latest horse in the mix is The Truth or Else, who has two wins in two starts at Belmont Park. He is trained by Ken McPeek, who ended War...

May 28, 2015 - 3:42pm
7 min 6 sec ago

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have officially hired former New Jersey and Florida coach Peter DeBoer to replace the departed Todd McLellan.

The team made the announcement at a news conference Thursday.

The decision to hire DeBoer ends a lengthy search that started April 20 when the team and McLellan announced that he would not be back for an eighth season in San Jose. The departure was announced as a mutual agreement and McLellan was...

May 28, 2015 - 3:34pm
7 min 6 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The mayor of Montreal has asked the commissioner of Major League Baseball to consider playing three or four regular-season games in the city next year.

Mayor Denis Coderre met with commissioner Rob Manfred in New York on Thursday. Coderre says six or seven teams have expressed an interest in playing there in 2016.

Montreal had the Expos from 1969 through 2004. The team then moved to Washington and became the Nationals....

May 28, 2015 - 3:14pm
7 min 6 sec ago

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady has torn his left ACL and will likely miss the season, leaving Denver to search for someone to protect Peyton Manning's blind side.

The injury happened Wednesday during offseason training activities. This isn't the first time Clady has blown out his left knee: He hurt it in a pickup basketball game in April 2010, only to return and still start every game that season.

Clady also injured his left...

May 28, 2015 - 3:11pm
7 min 6 sec ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Rochester (Twins)2621.553
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)2523.521
Pawtucket (Red Sox)2424.500
Buffalo (Blue Jays)2324.4893
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)1829...
May 28, 2015 - 3:01pm
7 min 6 sec ago

DETROIT (AP) — Add former Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan to the list of fans who just can't shake off Taylor Swift.

A paint scheme of Swift will fill the space on Kanaan's car this weekend at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix as part of a promotion with her label, Big Machine Records. Kanaan will drive the No. 10 Taylor Swift Chevrolet in conjunction with her Saturday night performance in Detroit.

Swift kicked off her The 1989 World Tour this...

May 28, 2015 - 2:53pm
7 min 6 sec ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chip Kelly says LeSean McCoy was wrong to suggest he favors white players over black players and says he never considers race when he's building the Philadelphia Eagles' roster.

Kelly said Thursday: "I've got great respect for LeSean. However, in that situation, I think he's wrong. We put a lot of time in looking at the characters and factors that go into selection and retention of players, and color's never been one of them."

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May 28, 2015 - 2:51pm
7 min 6 sec ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
New Britain (Rockies)3016.652
Reading (Phillies)2520.556
Binghamton (Mets)2522.532
Trenton (Yankees)2422.5226
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)2224....
May 28, 2015 - 2:47pm
7 min 6 sec ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Pitcher Lauren Haeger had two hits and allowed just one in a complete-game victory as defending champion Florida defeated Tennessee 7-2 Thursday in the opening game of the Women's College World Series.

Haeger, the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, opened the scoring with a solo home run to left field in the bottom of the first inning. Kayli Kvistad followed with a two-run shot to center in the bottom of third to make it 3-0....

May 28, 2015 - 2:46pm
7 min 6 sec ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
New Britain (Rockies)3016.652
Reading (Phillies)2520.556
Binghamton (Mets)2422.5226
Trenton (Yankees)2422.5226
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)2224.478...
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