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AP Top Sports News At 3:35 p.m. EDT

A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline....

Lackey goes from Red Sox to Cards for Kelly, Craig
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's deadline....

Ravens' Rice: His actions 'totally inexcusable'
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called "the biggest mistake of his life."...

Tennis star Wozniacki to run NYC Marathon
NEW YORK (AP) -- Caroline Wozniacki always feels confident she can outrun her opponent on the tennis court....

Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will "end well" for the league....

China's Li Na pulls out of US Open because of knee
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two-time major champion Li Na pulled out of the U.S. Open on Thursday because of a knee injury she said has bothered her for several months....

Ginobili will not play for Argentina at World Cup
Manu Ginobili will not play for Argentina at the FIBA World Cup because of a stress fracture in his right leg that has bothered the San Antonio Spurs guard since the playoffs....

NBA ref Violet Palmer to marry longtime partner
Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday....

Chiefs safety Berry leaves practice with injury
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- Eric Berry made the first trip to the injury tent. Marcus Cooper followed soon afterward....

Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million gallons that inundated the campus....

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