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July 1, 2016 - 1:30am
19 min 43 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Russian center Timofey Mozgov has agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the deal can't be signed until July 7.

The Lakers moved swiftly in the opening minutes of the NBA's free agent signing period to use a big portion of their roughly $55 million in cap room on...

July 1, 2016 - 1:21am
19 min 43 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Taijuan Walker held the powerful Orioles to just four hits over 6 1/3 innings, Seth Smith hit a two-run home run and the Seattle Mariners beat Baltimore 5-3 on Thursday night.

Walker (4-6) gave up a solo home run to Hyun Soo Kim in the seventh but otherwise did not allow a runner past first base. He struck out five and walked no one.

With Kim's homer, the Orioles set the major league record for most home runs in June with 56. The 1996...

July 1, 2016 - 1:12am
19 min 42 sec ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant started his free agency tour in a familiar place.

Video from Fox 25 in Oklahoma City shows Durant arriving at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Thursday and being greeted by general manager Sam Presti.

Durant still hasn't made it clear whether he's going to stay with the Thunder or chase a title elsewhere.

The NBA has been anticipating Durant's decision for more than a year, as rarely...

July 1, 2016 - 12:47am
19 min 42 sec ago

The Washington Wizards wasted no time engaging with shooting guard Bradley Beal on negotiations for a five-year maximum contract just after the free agent market's opening bell, with expectations that the deal will be completed on Friday morning, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

The sides started talks as soon as possible, just after midnight EDT on Friday. The deal will end up being close to $130 million. The person spoke on condition...

July 1, 2016 - 12:45am
19 min 42 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Aerial Powers scored 19 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 54 seconds left, to help the Dallas Wings beat the Seattle Storm 83-78 on Thursday night.

Sue Bird made a long 3-pointer with 2:15 remaining to tie it at 76-all but it was Seattle's final field goal. The Storm added two free throws for a two-point lead, but Powers sank a 3 with 2 seconds left on the shot clock for a 79-78 lead. After three empty possessions, Odyssey Sims and Skylar Diggins...

July 1, 2016 - 12:02am
19 min 43 sec ago
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At A Glance
All Times EDT
East Division
WLPct.GB
Joliet2517.595
Windy City2220.5243
Washington2120.512
Schaumburg2121.5004
Lake Erie1722
June 30, 2016 - 11:55pm
19 min 42 sec ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Pinch-hitter Brandon Snyder had two RBIs in a four-run sixth inning and the Atlanta Braves rallied for an 8-5 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.

Miami, which began the day a half-game ahead of two teams in the NL wild-card race, has allowed 25 runs in losing its last three games. The Marlins dropped to 2-7 against Atlanta this year.

The Braves improved to just 12-32 at Turner Field. They have the NL's worst overall...

June 30, 2016 - 11:32pm
19 min 43 sec ago
At A Glance
All Times EDT
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)4932.605
Rochester (Twins)4735.573
Buffalo (Blue Jays)4635.5683
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)4635.568...
June 30, 2016 - 11:32pm
19 min 43 sec ago
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At A Glance
All Times EDT
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Reading (Phillies)5723.713
Trenton (Yankees)5129.6386
Hartford (Rockies)4334.55812½
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)3444.43622
June 30, 2016 - 11:02pm
49 min 42 sec ago
At A Glance
All Times EDT
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)4832.600
Rochester (Twins)4734.580
Buffalo (Blue Jays)4634.5752
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)4635.568...
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