State & National News

July 1, 2015 - 8:07pm
6 hours 27 min ago

Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers are reuniting.

A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Pierce has agreed to a three-year, $10 million deal to join the Los Angeles Clippers. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because no contracts can be finalized until July 9.

Pierce spent this past season with the Washington Wizards, and they wanted him back for a second year. But the lure of going back to Southern...

July 1, 2015 - 7:47pm
6 hours 27 min ago

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Jack Disney, a longtime sports writer with the old Los Angeles Herald Examiner who later worked in publicity at two Southern California horse racing tracks, has died. He was 80.

Officials at Santa Anita Park said Wednesday that Disney died Monday at his home in Irvine after a long fight with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Disney started at the Herald Examiner at age 19 in 1954 and for the next 35 years he covered...

July 1, 2015 - 7:36pm
6 hours 27 min ago

ATLANTA (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Atlanta Hawks have reached an agreement to re-sign free agent power forward Paul Millsap.

The person says the agreement is for a two-year deal with a player option for a third year that makes the contract worth $58.9 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the deal can't be finalized until July 9.

Re-signing Millsap, an All-Star in...

July 1, 2015 - 7:35pm
6 hours 27 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer has been given two shots to relieve discomfort in his left knee but expects to avoid the disabled list.

Cuddyer was out of New York's starting lineup Wednesday night against the Chicago Cubs after leaving Tuesday's game in the seventh inning. He had an MRI on Wednesday that revealed a slight strain and said doctors told him that was the "best-case scenario."

John Mayberry Jr. played left field, and...

July 1, 2015 - 7:24pm
6 hours 37 min ago

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Mike Green and forward Brad Richards to free-agent contracts.

The team announced Wednesday that Green will get a three-year contract and Richards a one-year deal.

Green has spent his entire career with Washington, recording 113 goals and 247 assists in 575 games. He is the second-highest scoring defenseman in the NHL over the past eight seasons and will be counted on to quarterback Detroit's...

July 1, 2015 - 7:18pm
6 hours 37 min ago

A person familiar with the situation says the Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to terms with free-agent forward Brandan Wright.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been formally announced. Yahoo Sports first reported the deal.

With teams across the NBA spending or offering huge sums of money on the opening day of free agency, the Grizzlies' deal with Wright looks like a potential bargain. The Grizzlies used their full...

July 1, 2015 - 7:15pm
6 hours 47 min ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Billy Butler hit his first triple in nearly three years and also singled, Jesse Hahn pitched six solid innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Wednesday.

Hahn (6-6) improved to 4-1 over his last six starts after giving up one run on four hits. He walked two and struck out six.

Tyler Clippard retired the final four hitters for his 14th save.

Butler, Josh Reddick, Mark Canha and...

July 1, 2015 - 7:10pm
6 hours 57 min ago

FLOURTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Matt Dobyns won the PGA Professional National Championship for the second time in four years Wednesday to top the 20 qualifiers for the PGA Championship.

Dobyns, the 37-year-old head pro at Fresh Meadow in Lake Success, New York, took advantage of playing partner Ben Polland's closing double bogey for a three-stroke swing and a one-shot victory at windy Philadelphia Cricket Club.

After Polland missed a 10-foot bogey putt on the...

July 1, 2015 - 6:52pm
6 hours 37 min ago

BERLIN (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said in a magazine interview that he is not corrupt and that he has a "clear conscience" despite corruption investigations into world soccer's governing body.

"Whoever accuses me of being corrupt has to prove it to me first. But nobody can do that because I'm not corrupt," Blatter told Thursday's edition of German weekly Bunte, extracts of which were released Wednesday.

Four days after being re-elected...

July 1, 2015 - 6:51pm
7 hours 7 min ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Taijuan Walker pitched one-hit ball for six innings, Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz homered and the Seattle Mariners beat the punchless San Diego Padres 7-0 on Wednesday.

Cano had four hits and drove in three runs. Cruz connected for his 20th homer on his 35th birthday.

Walker (7-6) combined with four relievers on a three-hitter for Seattle's second straight shutout of San Diego. The Padres have been blanked 13 times this year....

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