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June 1, 2015 - 8:29pm
12 hours 24 min ago
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Buffalo (Blue Jays)2525.5002
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June 1, 2015 - 8:18pm
12 hours 34 min ago

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies placed right-hander Jordan Lyles on the 15-day disabled list with a left big toe injury.

Lyles said Monday he is hoping to avoid surgery after tearing a ligament in the toe. He will learn more Tuesday about how long he may be sidelined after consulting with a specialist.

The 24-year-old Lyles sprained his toe May 23 and re-aggravated the injury when he tried to avoid a line-drive single up the middle early in a...

June 1, 2015 - 8:15pm
12 hours 44 min ago

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Shane Ray, Denver's first-round draft pick, has signed his rookie contract, worth approximately $9 million over four years. It includes a signing bonus of nearly $5 million.

Ray practiced with the Broncos for the first time Monday, taking part in on-field individual drills for the first time since sustaining a turf toe injury five months ago.

A linebacker from Missouri, Ray was considered a top-15 pick in the draft but slipped...

June 1, 2015 - 8:14pm
12 hours 44 min ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson says he feels good after the opening day of a trial pitting the 87-year-old billionaire against his estranged heirs.

A judge Monday heard testimony from three witnesses called by lawyers for Benson's daughter, Renee, and her two children, Rita and Ryan LeBlanc, who are contesting their ouster from ownership positions with the teams.

Their lawsuit claims Tom Benson was not of sound...

June 1, 2015 - 7:56pm
12 hours 44 min ago

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies prospect David Dahl elected to have surgery to remove his spleen so he could speed up his return to the field following an outfield collision.

The centerfielder crashed into an infielder while trying to make a running catch during a game Thursday in New Britain, Connecticut. Had he waited for his spleen to heal, Dahl would've missed the rest of the season.

By having the spleen removed in a procedure Monday, Dahl may...

June 1, 2015 - 7:54pm
12 hours 44 min ago

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have sent struggling shortstop Chris Taylor back to the minors while helping their overworked bullpen by recalling right-hander Mayckol Guaipe from Triple-A Tacoma.

Seattle made the moves before Monday's series opener against the New York Yankees.

Taylor made 18 starts and appeared in 20 games since being called up on May 6 but was slumping at the plate. Taylor was hitting .159 with just one RBI and 19 strikeouts....

June 1, 2015 - 7:47pm
13 hours 14 min ago

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are hoping to rejoin hockey royalty after a decade-plus absence. The Chicago Blackhawks are chasing their third NHL title in six seasons.

While Steven Stamkos is downplaying the idea of youth versus experience for the Stanley Cup, the captain of the Lightning understands the challenge presented by the Blackhawks beginning with Game 1 on Wednesday night.

Stamkos says "They're champions for a reason. It's...

June 1, 2015 - 7:45pm
13 hours 24 min ago

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Joe Mihalich, who has overseen a two-year turnaround of the basketball program at Hofstra, has signed a contract extension.

Director of Athletics Jeffrey Hathaway announced the extension Monday. No other details were given.

Mihalich inherited a program that won seven games the previous season and the Pride won 10 games the first season and were 20-14 last season, losing to William & Mary in the Colonial Athletic Association...

June 1, 2015 - 7:28pm
13 hours 34 min ago

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Five of the eight national seeds in the NCAA baseball tournament have advanced to super regionals, and the three others were playing winner-take-all regional finals late Monday.

National seeds typically are assured of being on their home field for super regionals, but No. 8 Missouri State is expected to have to play Arkansas on the road because of a stadium scheduling conflict.

Other matchups: Virginia vs. Maryland or No. 1 UCLA;...

June 1, 2015 - 7:24pm
11 hours 44 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jose Bautista's return to the Toronto Blue Jays outfield will have to wait at least one more day.

The interleague series opener between the Blue Jays and Washington Nationals on Monday has been postponed due to rain.

The teams will play a split-doubleheader Tuesday with the opener at 1:05 p.m. It will be their first matchup since 2012.

Toronto knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and Nationals right-hander Jordan...

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