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Things to know about Friday's baseball news

Things to know about Friday's baseball news

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 …

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

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

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 mo…

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Thunder hold off Kobe's Lakers 104-103 without KD

Thunder hold off Kobe's Lakers 104-103 without KD

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and hit a key jumper with 38 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame the ab…

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New video shows Rice and fiancee in aftermath of punch

New video shows Rice and fiancee in aftermath of punch

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A video released Friday shows Ray Rice's then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and bei…

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AP sources: Umpires, MLB reach 5-year agreement

NEW YORK (AP) — Several people familiar with the deal say Major League Baseball and its umpires have reached agreement on a five-year labor contract.

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Nuggets hang on to beat Clippers 109-106

Nuggets hang on to beat Clippers 109-106

DENVER (AP) — Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari hit successive 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets regrouped afte…

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Nuggets hang on to beat Clippers 109-106

Nuggets hang on to beat Clippers 109-106

DENVER (AP) — Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari hit successive 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter and Denver fought back after blowing a…

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Front-runners for assistant coach awards

Front-runners for assistant coach awards

Bruce Arians, Pete Carroll, Jason Garrett, familiar names likely to get support for the AP's Coach of the Year honor.

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Raptors hand Pistons 12th straight home loss

Raptors hand Pistons 12th straight home loss

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors felt right at home at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday night.

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Padres obtain Middlebrooks from Red Sox

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In yet another move for the retooling Padres, San Diego obtained third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for …

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Butler, Mirotic lead Bulls over Grizzlies 103-97

Butler, Mirotic lead Bulls over Grizzlies 103-97

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 31 points, Nikola Mirotic added a season-best 27, and the Chicago Bulls snapped Memphis' six-game wi…

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James, Miller lead Cavaliers over Nets 95-91

James, Miller lead Cavaliers over Nets 95-91

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 22 points and Mike Miller, making his first start of the season, added 21 on seven 3-pointers, leading th…

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Wizards rally down stretch, top Heat 105-103

Wizards rally down stretch, top Heat 105-103

MIAMI (AP) — John Wall scored 20 points and added 10 assists, Nene scored 20 off the bench and the Washington Wizards rallied to beat the Miam…

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Celtics start post-Rondo era with win over Wolves

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win over Wolves

BOSTON (AP) — Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and the Boston Celtics showed crisp ball movement as they began the post-Rajon Rondo era with a 11…

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Wizards rally down stretch, top Heat 105-103

Wizards rally down stretch, top Heat 105-103

MIAMI (AP) — John Wall scored 20 points and added 10 assists, Nene scored 20 off the bench and the Washington Wizards rallied to beat the Miam…

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James, Miller lead Cavaliers over Nets 95-91

James, Miller lead Cavaliers over Nets 95-91

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 22 points and Mike Miller, making his first start of the season, added 21 on seven 3-pointers, leading th…

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Celtics start post-Rondo era with win over Wolves

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win over Wolves

BOSTON (AP) — Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and the Boston Celtics showed crisp ball movement as they began the post-Rajon Rondo era with a 11…

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Favors, Hayward lead Jazz over Magic 101-94

Favors, Hayward lead Jazz over Magic 101-94

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Derrick Favors had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Gordon Hayward added 20 points to lead Utah to a 101-94 victory over Orl…

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Walker, Jefferson lead Hornets past 76ers 109-91

Walker, Jefferson lead Hornets past 76ers 109-91

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kemba Walker scored a season-high 30 points, Al Jefferson added 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets snapp…

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

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

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Jake Peavy joined the San Francisco Giants midseason, he brought an energy to the mound that added a new dimension t…

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