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July 2, 2015 - 9:31pm
9 hours 29 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have acquired minor league right-hander Gaither Bumgardner from the New York Mets for an international bonus pool slot.

Bumgardner was taken in the 23rd round of the 2013 Major League draft out of the University of South Carolina - Upstate. A reliever, the 24-year-old Bumgardner was 2-0 with a 2.57 ERA in three games with Class A Brooklyn this year.

The Mets got the Dodgers' slot No. 90, giving them an extra...

July 2, 2015 - 9:30pm
21 hours 19 min ago
Eastern Division
Trenton (Yankees)4236.538
New Britain (Rockies)4237.532½
Reading (Phillies)4237.532½
Binghamton (Mets)4038.5132
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)3739.487...
July 2, 2015 - 9:16pm
21 hours 19 min ago

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 19 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 15.4 seconds left, to lift the Chicago Sky to a 77-74 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Thursday night.

The Sun (7-3) held Elena Delle Donne, who leads the WNBA in scoring, to a season-low 12 points. Delle Donne came into the game averaging 28.7 points. She saw her streak of 58 straight free throws made come to an end in the first quarter.

Trailing by...

July 2, 2015 - 9:13pm
21 hours 19 min ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yangervis Solarte of the San Diego Padres was ejected for arguing a strikeout on a checked swing in the sixth inning against the Cardinals on Thursday night.

Solarte slammed his helmet to the ground and yelled at plate umpire Bob Davidson before getting tossed.

First base umpire David Rackley had confirmed the strikeout on appeal.

July 2, 2015 - 8:59pm
21 hours 19 min ago
North Division
Rochester (Twins)4336.544
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)4437.543
Buffalo (Blue Jays)3742.4686
Pawtucket (Red Sox)3844.463
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)3348...
July 2, 2015 - 8:51pm
21 hours 19 min ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Defenseman Kevin Bieksa has agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract extension through 2018 with the Anaheim Ducks.

The Ducks announced the deal with Bieksa on Thursday, two days after the club acquired him from Vancouver.

Bieksa has one year and $4.6 million left on his contract from the Canucks. He scored 14 points in 60 games for Vancouver last season.

Anaheim acquired Bieksa shortly after general...

July 2, 2015 - 8:26pm
21 hours 39 min ago

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Washington Wizards are close to acquiring forward Jared Dudley from the Milwaukee Bucks for a future second-round draft pick.

The person described the deal Thursday night on condition of anonymity, because it can't become official until July 9, per NBA rules.

Earlier this week, Dudley decided to exercise his player option for a $4.25 million contract with Milwaukee next...

July 2, 2015 - 8:19pm
21 hours 39 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto FC's Damien Perquis, Columbus Crew's Federico Higuain, New England's Kelyn Rowe and Real Salt Lake's Demar Phillips have been fined by MLS for infractions.

The MLS Disciplinary Committee fined the players undisclosed amounts on Thursday.

The infractions occurred in matches played last week — Perquis (embellishment) against D.C. United; Higuain (simulation) against the Revolution; Rowe (hands to neck) against Columbus; and...

July 2, 2015 - 7:55pm
21 hours 39 min ago

TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays starter Matt Boyd didn't record an out in his second big league start Thursday, leaving after the first seven Red Sox batters reached safely in the first inning.

Boyd allowed seven runs and six hits, including back-to-back homers by David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez. He was replaced by Liam Hendriks after walking Mike Napoli.

Hendriks didn't help out his teammate, giving up a two-run triple to the first batter he faced,...

July 2, 2015 - 7:38pm
21 hours 39 min ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Goalkeeper Brad Guzan is intent on following up a disappointing spring with a sizzling summer, giving the United States reason for optimism as it heads into the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

After losing his starting job with Aston Villa of the English Premier League earlier this year, Guzan has come up big for the U.S. national team. With Tim Howard taking a year off from the national team after his huge 2014 World Cup performance, Guzan worked as the U.S....

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