State & National News

August 25, 2016 - 10:31pm
10 hours 31 min ago

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court has issued a suspended two-year prison term to a baseball player for match-fixing.

The Changwon District Court says pitcher Lee Tae Yang, a starter for NC Dinos in the Korea Baseball Organization, was convicted Friday of deliberately allowing or attempting to allow walks in certain innings in four games last season.

The court says a broker involved in the match-fixing scheme was also sentenced to one...

August 25, 2016 - 10:29pm
10 hours 31 min ago

MIAMI (AP) — Alcides Escobar homered and drove in two runs to lead the surging Kansas City Royals past the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Thursday night.

Salvador Perez and Kendrys Morales also drove in runs for the Royals as the defending World Series champions have won 15 of 18 to pull within four games of the second AL wild card spot.

Kansas City starter Edison Volquez (10-10) pitched five innings and allowed two runs, both unearned, and three hits....

August 25, 2016 - 10:19pm
11 hours 1 min ago

TORONTO (AP) — Albert Pujols reached the 100-RBI mark for the 13th time, the fifth player in history to achieve the feat, Mike Trout had three hits and drove in four runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Thursday night.

Jered Weaver pitched 5 2-3 innings to snap a three-start losing streak as the Angels won consecutive games for the first time since Aug. 2-3 and prevented J.A. Happ from becoming the first 18-game winner in the majors....

August 25, 2016 - 10:13pm
11 hours 11 min ago

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks called up pitchers Silvino Bracho and Vicente Campos before Thursday night's game against Atlanta, while the Braves optioned pitcher Madison Younginer to Triple-A Gwinnett and recalled pitchers Matt Wisler and Brandon Cunniff along with infielder Brandon Snyder.

Bracho was called up from Triple-A Reno and Campos, who will make his major league debut, was promoted from Double-A Mobile. Relievers Dominic Leone and Steve Hathaway were...

August 25, 2016 - 10:02pm
11 hours 11 min ago
At A Glance
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North Division
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)8349.629
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)7854.5915
Rochester (Twins)7459.556
Pawtucket (Red Sox)6863.519...
August 25, 2016 - 10:01pm
10 hours 31 min ago
At A Glance
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Eastern Division
Reading (Phillies)8347.638
Trenton (Yankees)8150.618
Hartford (Rockies)7158.55011½
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)6269.47321½
August 25, 2016 - 9:56pm
11 hours 11 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer allowed two hits over eight innings and Bryce Harper's two-run double helped the Washington Nationals avoid a four-game home-and-home sweep with a 4-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night.

Scherzer (14-7) struck out 10 and did not walk a batter. He retired 12 straight after Adam Jones's fourth-inning double and 21 of 22 before Mark Trumbo's leadoff single in the eighth.

Jayson Werth's solo home run...

August 25, 2016 - 9:33pm
11 hours 11 min ago

FLORHAM PARK. N.J. (AP) — New York Jets right tackle Breno Giacomini is still dealing with a lower-back injury that could keep him out of the team's regular-season opener — and perhaps longer.

Giacomini, entering his third season with the Jets, was injured during minicamp in June and has not practiced during training camp. Coach Todd Bowles says Thursday that he has "no idea" when Giacomini, who is on the physically unable to perform list, might be ready to play....

August 25, 2016 - 9:17pm
11 hours 21 min ago

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji national rugby coach Ben Ryan says he is weighing almost 20 job offers that have poured in since he guided the country to its first-ever gold medal at the Rio de Janiero Olympics.

Ryan's contract with the Fiji Rugby Union ends on Sept. 3 and he has resisted all efforts to keep him in the job he has held since 2013.

Fiji sports organizations mounted a major effort to raise money to match rival offers for Ryan, but the English...

August 25, 2016 - 9:01pm
11 hours 11 min ago
At A Glance
All Times EDT
East Division
Lake Erie4144.4825
Traverse City3747.440
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