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  • Buffalo Bills hire Gerald Dixon as pro scout

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have hired Gerald Dixon as a pro scout. Dixon spent the past six years as an assistant at The Citadel, including the last three coaching cornerbacks. He was a four-year starter at Alabama, and was cut by both the Bills and the Detroit...

  • Cingrani, Ludwick lift Reds over Pirates 2-1

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Getting to .500 certainly is not the ultimate goal for a franchise that has been to the postseason in three of the last four seasons. Considering the Cincinnati Reds started the year at 3-8, however, they were happy to get their record to 11-11 on Thursday. Ryan...

  • Pirates fall to Reds for 6th loss in 7 games

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are five games under .500 less than a month into the season but they insist there is no reason to panic. Ryan Ludwick lined a two-run double after two Cincinnati batters were hit by pitches, lifting Tony Cingrani and the Reds over the Pirates...

  • Gomez helps spark aggressive Brewers' hot start

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers' new leadoff hitter can aggravate pitchers by slugging homers or stealing bases. Carlos Gomez is flustering other teams, and his aggressive and energetic approach to the game has helped Milwaukee jump out to the best record in baseball at 16-6. While he...

  • Dice-K 1st save since 2000; Mets top Cards 4-1

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Daisuke Matsuzaka pinched his eyelids, clenched his teeth and thought back. He couldn't remember all the details of the first save of his professional career. After 123 starts during seven seasons in Major League Baseball, the 33-year-old right-hander was turned into...

  • Hicks homers, Twins beat Rays 9-7

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Sam Fuld had enjoyed plenty of success at Tropicana Field. For the Minnesota Twins, big moments in the ballpark had been fleeting. Aaron Hicks hit a three-run homer, Fuld had a pair of RBI doubles and the Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-7 Thursday, Kurt...

  • Nova to undergo season-ending elbow surgery

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has decided to have season-ending Tommy John surgery for a partially torn elbow ligament. The operation is scheduled for next Tuesday by Dr. James Andrews. Nova left last Saturday's 16-1 loss at Tampa Bay in the fifth inning...

  • Texas checking Kouzmanoff back before Beltre move

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff was scheduled to be evaluated Friday at home by a back specialist before the Rangers make a roster move to activate Adrian Beltre from the disabled list. Kouzmanoff, who is hitting .362 in 13 games and is the reigning AL...

  • Bedard labors through loss for Rays

    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Left-hander Erik Bedard struggled to get through four innings of Thursday's 9-7 loss to the Minnesota Twins, demonstrating the recent woes of the Tampa Bay Rays. "We just didn't pitch up to our standards today and that's why we lost that game," said...

  • Bobcats' McRoberts fined $20,000 for LeBron foul

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts was fined $20,000 by the NBA on Thursday for making unnecessary and excessive contact with Miami Heat forward LeBron James. McRoberts' foul against James with 50 seconds remaining Wednesday night in Miami in the Heat's 101-97...

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