• Walker, Cruz lead Mariners to 6-1 win over Twins

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A tough season forced the Seattle Mariners to become sellers at the trade deadline. Taijuan Walker then showed why the future looks promising. Walker pitched a one-hitter for his first career complete game in 29 major league starts, and Nelson Cruz and Jesus Montero...

  • Rays could have used Jepsen in 7-5 loss to Boston

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — On the day reliever Kevin Jepsen was traded to Minnesota for a pair of prospects, the Tampa Bay Rays' middle relief faltered. Jake McGee, one of several pitchers picked by manager Kevin Cash to fill in for Jepsen, gave up a go-ahead, two-run home run to Mike Napoli in...

  • Reds can't break through in 9th, lose to Pirates 5-4

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Starling Marte threw out Brandon Phillips at the plate for the second out in the ninth. Then he made a diving catch to end it. Marte helped the Pirates' retooled bullpen hold on for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night, Pittsburgh's first in five...

  • Napoli home run helps Red Sox beat Rays 7-5

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — No wonder Mike Napoli wanted to stay with the Red Sox: That home run he hit off the top of the Green Monster would not have been out of any ballpark but Boston's. "It was a nice Fenway homer," Napoli said on Friday night after his two-run drive in the seventh inning gave...

  • Dolly Parton's family life subject of TV movie

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Dolly Parton wants the upcoming TV movie about her life growing up poor in Appalachia to show viewers the kind of family she thinks is missing on television today. Parton, 69, is working with NBC on the TV movie, which she expects will be coming out later...

  • McCutchen homers, Pirates' bullpen holds a 5-4 win over Reds

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — With a perfect throw and a jarring dive, left fielder Starling Marte saved the Pirates' rebuilt bullpen. Marte threw out a runner at the plate in the ninth inning, then made a diving catch to end it, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates hold on for a 5-4 victory on Friday...

  • Jets rookie Devin Smith breaks ribs, to miss most of camp

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets rookie wide receiver Devin Smith will miss the majority of the remainder of training camp after breaking some ribs during practice at training camp. The team announced Friday night that Smith was being hospitalized overnight as a precaution...

  • Mets add hitting help, trade for Tigers OF Cespedes

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes put on a scintillating show at Citi Field while winning the Home Run Derby two years ago. Now he has two months to power the New York Mets into the playoffs. Eagerly chasing offense as the clock ticked down on Friday's trade deadline, the Mets landed...

  • Brown, Howard lead Phillies over Braves 9-3

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    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — No ace, no closer, no problem. Domonic Brown hit a two-run homer and Ryan Howard drove in four runs, helping David Buchanan and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-3 Friday night. The resurgent and rebuilding Phillies won for the 11th time in 13...

  • News Guide: Super PAC backing Cruz gets $10 million donation

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly all of the contenders for president are encouraging their deep-pocketed donors to give not just to their campaigns, but to groups known as super PACs as well. Unlike campaigns, these outside groups aren't limited in how much money they can accept from...

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