State & National News

August 26, 2014 - 2:31pm
13 hours 28 min ago

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Life is good for Linval Joseph. He is grateful he didn't lose it.

The Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle spoke publicly Tuesday for the first time since he was shot in the leg at a nightclub earlier this month. He's on track to play in the season opener, despite being struck by a stray bullet in the left calf during a downtown nightclub disturbance a few hours after the team finished its first exhibition game.

Joseph has...

August 26, 2014 - 2:29pm
16 hours 48 min ago

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — No. 17 Notre Dame will be counting on freshmen at key positions Saturday when it opens the season against Rice without four players who are still being investigated for possible academic dishonesty.

Kelly confirmed Tuesday that cornerback KeiVarae Russell, leading returning receiver DaVaris Daniels, defensive end Ishaq Williams and backup linebacker Kendall Moore will not play Saturday, saying he hasn't received any update into the investigation....

August 26, 2014 - 2:28pm
14 hours 28 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Braxton Miller came through surgery just fine.

The Ohio State quarterback will still miss the rest of the 2014 season after having successful surgery on Tuesday to repair the torn labrum in his right (throwing) shoulder.

"Braxton and I talked this morning before he went in," Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said on the Big Ten coaches teleconference on Tuesday. "He had surgery. Everything is good."

Miller sent...

August 26, 2014 - 2:25pm
16 hours 48 min ago

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Top wide receiver and All-America kick returner Ty Montgomery has been medically cleared to play in No. 11 Stanford's season opener Saturday against UC Davis.

Cardinal coach David Shaw said Tuesday that Montgomery received medical clearance from team doctors at least a week earlier than expected. Shaw added that Montgomery will have no limitations on where or how much he plays.

Montgomery had surgery on his right shoulder in...

August 26, 2014 - 2:20pm
16 hours 58 min ago

Zenit St. Petersburg cruised into the Champions League group stage, beating Standard Liege 3-0 in the playoff round Tuesday on two goals by Hulk and playing with 10 men.

Ahead 1-0 from the first leg, Zenit opened the scoring on Jose Rondon's deflected header in the 30th minute. Russia's Viktor Fayzulin was sent off before half time.

Hulk scored on a penalty kick in the 54th minute after Igor Smolnikov was tripped by Jelle Van Damme. The Brazil...

August 26, 2014 - 2:08pm
15 hours 18 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS Sports Network will air an all-women sports show starting next month.

CBS said Tuesday the weekly hour-long, prime-time program on the cable channel will be the first of its kind. "We Need to Talk" premieres Sept. 30.

The panel will feature a core of CBS Sports announcers: Lesley Visser, Amy Trask, Tracy Wolfson, Dana Jacobson and Allie LaForce. Other contributors include Andrea Kremer, Laila Ali, Lisa Leslie, Dara Torres, Swin...

August 26, 2014 - 2:07pm
16 hours 28 min ago

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United broke the British transfer-fee record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) on Tuesday, extending a summer spending spree that was sparked by its most disappointing season in a generation.

The 26-year-old Di Maria joined on a five-year contract, taking United's spending to about 130 million pounds ($215 million) in the summer transfer window as England's most successful club seeks to...

August 26, 2014 - 1:50pm
17 hours 8 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Tenth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan cruised to a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 victory over American Wayne Odesnik in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday, showing no apparent effects from a toe injury that hampered his preparations.

Still, Nishikori needed more than two hours to dispatch the 176th-ranked Odesnik, a grinding baseliner who earned a wild card into the U.S. Open, his first appearance in five years, after serving a yearlong ban for getting caught with...

August 26, 2014 - 1:48pm
16 hours 48 min ago

The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety.

The new regulations, calling for an extra foot of open space on both sides of the basket stanchion, were sent to teams Tuesday by league president of operations Rod Thorn and executive vice president of team marketing and business operations Amy Brooks in a memo that was obtained by The Associated Press....

August 26, 2014 - 1:46pm
17 hours 8 min ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Coach Chuck Pagano says the Colts already have a plan for Robert Mathis to follow when his four-game suspension begins Saturday.

The NFL notified Mathis and the Colts this spring that the reigning NFL sacks champ would miss the first four regular season games because he used a banned performance-enhancing substance. Mathis claims he was using a fertility drug and was unaware that it would lead to a failed test.

Mathis has been...

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