State & National News

April 17, 2014 - 8:29pm
13 min 12 sec ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Sean Rodriguez of the Tampa Bay Rays has grounded into a triple play for the second time in his career.

The Rays had runners on first and second in the second inning Thursday night against the Yankees. Rodriguez hit a hard grounder off CC Sabathia that rookie third baseman Yangervis Solarte fielded, and he stepped on the bag to retire Evan Longoria.

Solarte threw to second baseman Brian Roberts to get Wil Myers. The play...

April 17, 2014 - 8:18pm
13 min 12 sec ago

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has withdrawn as the host of the 2019 Asian Games, saying it lacked funds and the country's reputation could be at risk if things don't go smoothly.

In a statement late Thursday, the government said hosting the event could "promote the country's image and position. However if the hosting is not properly and successfully prepared, it will have opposite effect,"

The statement said public money "is limited and must be...

April 17, 2014 - 8:16pm
13 min 12 sec ago

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The long, difficult season showed on the faces of Utah Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin and leading scorer Gordon Hayward.

Both slogged through the second-worst record (25-57) since the team moved to Utah in 1979. Both knew the Jazz had made a firm commitment to rebuild by jettisoning their top veterans.

But they didn't know exactly how tough it would be. And now that the season is over, the question is whether both will be around next...

April 17, 2014 - 7:54pm
13 min 12 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — The plan seemed simple to outsiders when the Phoenix Suns' season began.

A team loaded with cast-offs would tank the year to get a top draft pick. Then this scrappy, energetic squad started playing, and winning.

And the forecast of designed doom flew out the window.

Behind a dynamic backcourt of Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe, and under the steady guidance of first-year coach Jeff Hornacek, the Suns were transformed...

April 17, 2014 - 7:51pm
13 min 12 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although one of the worst seasons in Los Angeles Lakers history mercifully ended Wednesday night in San Antonio, the drama around the 16-time NBA champions is never finished.

The Lakers headed into yet another eventful offseason after finishing 27-55, the most losses in club history and the franchise's worst winning percentage since 1958.

Pau Gasol and Steve Nash bade farewell to the Lakers' training complex Thursday, perhaps for...

April 17, 2014 - 7:36pm
13 min 12 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A day after Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf took a slap shot to the head, the Ducks had already found the lighter side of a potentially disastrous playoff injury.

Coach Bruce Boudreau was succinct: "I didn't want to look at him," he said.

Nobody in either dressing room was surprised Thursday to learn Getzlaf plans to play against the Dallas Stars in Game 2 on Friday night despite that huge cut on his face.

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April 17, 2014 - 7:36pm
13 min 12 sec ago
Sunday's Games

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April 17, 2014 - 7:31pm
13 min 12 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — The third-worst season in Boston Celtics history is over and president of basketball operations Danny Ainge can concentrate on continuing his rebuilding project.

The season ended with a 118-102 loss to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. That left the Celtics at 25-57 and tied for the fourth-worst record in the NBA.

They have a 10.4 percent chance of getting the top pick in the draft on June 26, a 33.7 percent chance of getting...

April 17, 2014 - 7:06pm
33 min 12 sec ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Pawtucket (Red Sox)96.600
Buffalo (Blue Jays)75.583½
Rochester (Twins)76.5381
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)76.5381
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)58.385...
April 17, 2014 - 6:58pm
13 min 12 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched for his country, doing anything he could from afar to lift spirits in South Korea after all the lives lost during a devastating ferry accident.

Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings this season and 28 in all, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Thursday to avoid a sweep.

"It's just a really unfortunate situation," Ryu said through an interpreter of the ferry...

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