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May 6, 2015 - 4:09pm
1 min 14 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Right-hander Javy Guerra has been designated for assignment by the Chicago White Sox.

Guerra didn't allow a run in three games and 1 1-3 innings for the White Sox. He went on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation on April 20, a move retroactive to April 13.

He had a 17.18 ERA in four games during an injury rehabilitation assigned at Triple-A Charlotte. The White Sox activated him from the DL on Wednesday, then designated...

May 6, 2015 - 4:03pm
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North Division
WLPct.GB
Rochester (Twins)159.625
Pawtucket (Red Sox)1610.615
Buffalo (Blue Jays)1510.600½
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)1314.481
Syracuse (Nationals)1116
May 6, 2015 - 3:59pm
1 min 14 sec ago

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans forward Quincy Pondexter has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

The Pelicans say the procedure, performed Wednesday, was successful, adding that they'll soon be able to project a timetable for Pondexter's return to "basketball activities."

New Orleans acquired the 6-foot-7 Pondexter from Memphis on Jan. 12 in a three-team deal that also involved Boston.

Pondexter, known more...

May 6, 2015 - 3:55pm
1 min 14 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit three home runs in a game for the first time and had five RBIs in his finest day with the Nationals, and Washington beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 Wednesday for their third straight series win.

Harper hit a 393-foot solo shot off the second inning, a 442-foot, two-run drive in the third and 445-foot bases-empty shot in the fifth, the last two reaching the second deck. Each of the home runs came on the second pitch of the at-bat off Tom...

May 6, 2015 - 3:53pm
1 min 13 sec ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson didn't pay much attention to the NFL draft last week. He was caught up in his long-awaited graduation.

Johnson got his bachelor's degree in business administration last Saturday at Georgia Tech. It took a lot of offseason studying, but he finally earned his diploma six years after Cincinnati took him in the draft.

Johnson says it meant a lot to get the degree. He was about 10 classes short when...

May 6, 2015 - 3:44pm
1 min 13 sec ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Right-hander Michael Kohn has been optioned to Gwinnett by the Atlanta Braves, who recalled right-hander Williams Perez from the Triple-A team.

Kohn did not allow a hit or a run in six appearances but walked six in 4 2-3 innings.

Perez, a 23-year-old native of Venezuela who has never appeared in the major leagues, was 2-0 with a 1.33 ERA in five starts at Gwinnett. He was 7-6 with a 2.91 ERA at Double-A Mississippi last season....

May 6, 2015 - 3:40pm
1 min 13 sec ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates outfielder Andrew Lambo has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, and Pittsburgh has selected the contract of infielder Steve Lombardozzi from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Lambo is just 1 for 25 (.040) in 20 games.

Lombardozzi's .379 batting average in 24 games was second in the International League. He is a .266 hitter in the major leagues in four seasons with Washington (2011-13) and...

May 6, 2015 - 3:26pm
1 min 13 sec ago

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The big blockbusters haven't done much for the Brooklyn Nets. So now general manager Billy King is looking to improve from within.

Just don't rule out another trade.

Keeping Brook Lopez is the priority, while moving Deron Williams and Joe Johnson could be options if King decides to break up Brooklyn's core.

King said Wednesday: "Joe may have summed it up best. It may be the group, just together —...

May 6, 2015 - 3:23pm
1 min 13 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of three of Floyd Mayweather's children has sued the undefeated champion for defamation over his recent comments about a 2010 domestic violence incident in Las Vegas.

Josie Harris filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Los Angeles, days after Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao in a highly anticipated bout.

Harris' lawsuit focuses on comments Mayweather made during an April interview with Katie Couric in which he said he was...

May 6, 2015 - 3:18pm
1 min 13 sec ago

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy remembers a 19-year-old Texan who had secured a spot on the PGA Tour and seemed very polished for his age. That was the first time he played with Jordan Spieth two years ago in the Texas Open.

They play again in The Players Championship under new circumstances.

McIlroy is No. 1 in the world. Spieth went up to No. 2 with his Masters victory. The stage is set for a rivalry, though McIlroy was quick to point...

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