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  • Raptors hand Pistons 12th straight home loss

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors felt right at home at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday night. The Raptors overcame a slow start to pull away in the second half and beat Detroit 110-100 on a night the Pistons' home arena was dominated by Canadian flags and chants of...

  • Padres obtain Middlebrooks from Red Sox

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — In yet another move for the retooling Padres, San Diego obtained third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan on Friday night. Hanigan was acquired by San Diego from Tampa Bay earlier in the day in an 11-player, three-team deal that...

  • Cubs and catcher David Ross reach 2-year deal

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — David Ross and the Chicago Cubs have agreed on a two-year contract worth $5 million, reuniting the catcher with frequent batterymate Jon Lester. The sides made the free-agent deal Friday. Ross often caught Lester in Boston during the past two seasons, including both of...

  • Dodgers release reliever Brian Wilson

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Wilson has been released by the Los Angeles Dodgers, three days after the heavily bearded reliever was designated for assignment. The Dodgers also announced Friday that catcher Ryan Lavarnway was claimed by the Chicago Cubs after being designated for...

  • Things to know about Friday's baseball news

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — There was a flurry of news around Major League Baseball on Friday as teams worked to retool before the holiday break. Here are some things to know about all the player moves and other changes: ___ SAN DIEGO PADRES New general manager A.J. Preller and the...

  • New video shows Rice and fiancee in aftermath of punch

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A newly released video shows Ray Rice's then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and being taken to jail after Rice punched her in a casino elevator. The video was obtained by ABC News through a public records request filed with the...

  • AP sources: Peavy, Giants agree to 2-year deal

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Jake Peavy joined the San Francisco Giants midseason, he brought an energy to the mound that added a new dimension to their rotation. Now, the Giants are keeping a key member of their World Series championship team, bringing back Peavy with hopes of another...

  • Vikings rookie Barr to have minor knee surgery

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr will have minor surgery on his knee to address an injury that has kept him out of the last two games. Coach Mike Zimmer said Friday that Barr won't play again this season. The first-round draft pick from UCLA was an...

  • APNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks' payroll streak, owe most tax

    Updated: 0 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees' 15-year streak as Major League Baseball's biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax. The Dodgers finished with a record payroll of $257,283,410, according to final calculations made by Major...

  • Twins tab Mike Quade for Triple-A manager job

    Updated: 1 min ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have hired former Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade to run their top farm team. The Twins announced their 2015 minor league staff assignments Friday, with Quade joining the organization for the first time. He'll be the manager at Triple-A...

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