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Police say they've arrested a man in connection with a fatal stabbing in southeast Washington.
Police say they arrested 30-year-old Tracy Mathis of southeast on Saturday morning and charged him with second degree murder while armed.
Edinson Cavani scored twice to fire Paris Saint-Germain to a 2-1 win over Lyon in the French League Cup final on Saturday.
The Uruguay forward doubled the lead by converting a penalty in the 33rd after goalkeeper Anthony Lopes fouled winger Lucas Moura.
A rural water district in southeast Nebraska and local firefighters are locking horns over the fire department's use of fire hydrants connected to the rural district's system.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/1gVaHNF ) that Cass County Rural Water District No. 1 has sent certified letters to local fire departments — including Plattsmouth, Nehawka and Murray — saying hydrants on its system are not to be used for fighting fires.
TEXAS RANGERS — Placed OF Jim Adduci on the 15-day DL.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned C Tony Sanchez from Indianapolis (IL).
FLORIDA PANTHERS — Reassigned D Josh McFadden from San Antonio (AHL) to Cincinnati (ECHL).
WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Traded the rights to D Jaynen Rissling to Nashville for a 2014 seventh-round draft pick.
COLLEGESMU — Announced men's basketball F Jordan Tolbert is transferring from Texas Tech.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated catcher Chris Stewart from the 15-day disabled list and cut first baseman Travis Ishikawa.
The Pirates also optioned catcher Tony Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis and cleared roster space for first baseman Ike Davis.
Chasing a fly in deep right-center field, Giancarlo Stanton and Miami Marlins teammate Christian Yelich appeared headed for a collision, and perhaps the disabled list.
At the last moment, the slender Yelich hit the brakes, allowing the 6-foot-6, 242-pound Stanton to make the catch.
A game-winning grand slam Friday night against Seattle increased his RBI total to 26, seven more than any other player in the major leagues.
The home run was his sixth, which tied him for the most in the majors, and his six game-winning RBIs rank first.
Despite limited playing time in his first four seasons, Stanton became one of the youngest players in major league history to hit 100 homers when he reached the milestone last year at 23.
Stanton has averaged more than one strikeout a game in his career, and he's prone to chase outside breaking balls while taking fastballs down the middle.
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon didn't like his team's chances when Stanton stepped to the plate with the bases loaded, nobody out and the score tied in the ninth inning Friday.
Because Stanton plays for frugal Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, he's the constant topic of trade speculation.
Stanton said this year's team is closer to being respectable, despite a recent eight-game losing streak.