State & National News

July 22, 2014 - 7:10pm
19 hours 37 min ago

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City says a friendly being played by its Under-21 team in Croatia on Tuesday was abandoned after team management ordered the players off the pitch following alleged racist abuse.

City said in a statement that its 19-year-old French midfielder Seko Fofana, who is black, was targeted by an opponent from Croatian team HNK Rijeka toward the end of the first half in Novigrad.

The Premier League champions said "a...

July 22, 2014 - 7:06pm
19 hours 37 min ago

BOSTON (AP) — Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says the team is moving on after Luis Suarez was sent Barcelona for a $130 million transfer fee.

Rodgers said on Tuesday "Liverpool is bigger than any one player."

The Uruguay national scored 82 goals in 133 Liverpool appearances. But his three years in England were overshadowed by bans for racial abuse and biting. He was suspended for four months by FIFA for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini...

July 22, 2014 - 7:06pm
19 hours 37 min ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is "anxious" to look at the recommendations of a team of top orthopedists who are studying the uptick in elbow injuries among pitchers.

A handful of experts, including Dr. James Andrews and New York Yankees team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad, are putting together a report to help baseball address the rash of reconstructive Tommy John surgeries.

Selig says the report isn't quite finished. He called...

July 22, 2014 - 7:03pm
19 hours 37 min ago

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders says he is facing a four-game suspension and won't be around for the majority of training camp.

Sanders held a conference call with reporters Tuesday evening to disclose his looming punishment.

He declined to discuss the reason for the pending suspension, but says "personal reasons" will prevent him from attending the start of training camp Friday.

Sanders says...

July 22, 2014 - 6:51pm
19 hours 47 min ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Reds placed right-handed reliever Logan Ondrusek on the 15-day disabled list with a strained shoulder before Tuesday night's game against the Brewers.

The move is retroactive to July 13.

Ondrusek is 3-1 with an ERA of 4.31 in 29 games this season.

Right-hander Curtis Partch was recalled from Triple-A Louisville.

Partch has pitched in four games with the Reds in 2014. He is 1-0 and has not...

July 22, 2014 - 6:39pm
19 hours 47 min ago

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson has undergone surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.

Robinson hurt his thumb last week during NBA Summer League play. He is expected to return in time for the Blazers' fall training camp.

The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 4.8 points and 4.4 rebounds in 70 games last season with the Blazers.

July 22, 2014 - 6:27pm
19 hours 47 min ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sun Belt commissioner Karl Benson says the 11-team league is prepared for the anticipated rising cost of remaining part of major college football.

Benson says he also has faith that leaders of the wealthiest conferences — known as the "power five" — recognize they still need the other five NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision conferences for scheduling purposes, and won't unduly diminish their ability to compete.

Benson says Sun Belt...

July 22, 2014 - 6:26pm
19 hours 47 min ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls say they have signed Doug McDermott, their first-round draft pick and last season's college player of the year.

Terms of the deal involving the 6-foot-8 forward from Creighton weren't released.

The Bulls acquired 22-year-old McDermott after Denver drafted him with the 11th overall pick, then quickly traded him to Chicago.

As a Creighton senior last season, McDermott averaged a nation-leading 26.7...

July 22, 2014 - 6:26pm
19 hours 47 min ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech has dismissed wide receiver Anthony Autry and defensive linemen Darius Commissiong and Travin Henry and suspended defensive back Lynn Griffin for the first two games of the 2014 season.

Georgia Tech says Tuesday's moves were due to unspecified rules violations.

In March, Georgia Tech announced Autry was suspended for two games for violating the school's conduct policy.

Autry, a sophomore from Roswell,...

July 22, 2014 - 6:21pm
19 hours 47 min ago

DENVER (AP) — Major league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Colorado Rockies because of a left hip flexor strain.

The 29-year-old All-Star shortstop was hurt while running out a grounder at Pittsburgh on Saturday night. He was held out of the next two games before being placed on the disabled list, retroactive to Sunday.

This is Tulowitzki's first trip to the disabled list this season. He is hitting ....

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