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  • Pioneer League

    North Division W L Pct. GB x-Missoula (Diamondbacks) 15 11 .577 — Billings (Reds) 13 13 .500 2 Great Falls (White Sox) 12 14 .462 3 Helena (Brewers) 9 17 .346 6 South Division W…

  • American Association

    Central Division W L Pct. GB Sioux City 66 23 .742 — Kansas City 47 41 .534 18½ Gary 43 47 .478 23½ Lincoln 32 58 .356 34½ North Division W L Pct. GB z-St.…

  • Web.com-Portland Open Scores

    Thursday At Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Witch Hollow North Plains, Ore. Purse: $800,000 Yardage: 7,041; Par: 71 (36-35) First Round Curtis Thompson 31-31—62 Adam Svensson 33-31—64 Ryan Blaum 32-33—65 Michael Kim 35-30—65 Dicky Pride 33-32—65…

  • Rays bullpen helps end Twins’ 6-game winning streak

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay bullpen gave the struggling Rays a much-needed lift. Relievers Brandon Gomes, Alex Colome and Brad Boxberger combined for 4 2-3 scoreless innings and the Rays ended Minnesota’s…

  • American Association

    Central Division W L Pct. GB Sioux City 66 23 .742 — Kansas City 47 41 .534 18½ Gary 43 47 .478 23½ Lincoln 32 57 .360 34 North Division W L Pct. GB z-St.…

  • Can-Am League

    W L Pct. GB Rockland 56 31 .644 — Quebec 50 37 .575 6 New Jersey 48 39 .552 8 Ottawa 41 45 .477 14½ Trois-Rivieres 41 45 .477 14½ Sussex County 35 52 .402…

  • Asian stocks rise after US data calms investor nerves

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks rose Friday as upbeat U.S. economic data lifted investors’ spirits following days of stomach-churning turbulence sparked by a heavy sell-off in China. Regional markets took their lead from Wall…

  • NC State RB Shadrach Thornton suspended for 1st 2 games

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State suspended rushing leader Shadrach Thornton for two games Thursday for a violation of athletic department rules. Team spokeswoman Annabelle Myers said the unspecified violation occurred during the spring…

  • TS Erika kills 4 in Dominica; takes aim at Puerto Rico

    ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue crews fanned across Dominica late Thursday to search for missing and injured people after Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island, unleashing landslides and killing at least four people.…

  • Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black Marine aviator, dies

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in the Marine Corps, has died. Frank E. Petersen III said his father died Tuesday at his home in Stevensville, on…

  • Rodon, Eaton lead White Sox past Mariners, 4-2

    CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodon took a shutout into the seventh inning, Adam Eaton had three hits and scored three runs, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Thursday night. Jose…

  • Marlins struggle to score again, fall to Pirates 2-1

    MIAMI (AP) — There’s no margin for error for the Miami Marlins. A deep fly ball skipped off Marcell Ozuna’s glove in center field on the way to becoming a triple for Pittsburgh’s Francisco Cervelli,…

  • Savannah State University on lockdown after shooting; 1 hurt

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah State University as sent out a campus alert placing the school on lockdown while SSU officers investigate a shooting incident near the Student Union. According to WTOC-TV (http://bit.ly/1LEZQIg) Loretta Heyward…

  • China finally gets gold when Liu Hong wins worlds 20K walk

    BEIJING (AP) — China finally earned its first gold medal of the world championships on Friday with Liu Hong leading a 1-2 finish ahead of teammate Lu Xiuzhi in the 20-kilometer walk. Despite the early-morning…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    The Latest on TV shooting: AG: We need to quit thinking we can walk away from these tragedies ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia…