State & National News

August 29, 2014 - 3:05pm
11 hours 4 min ago

Texas A&M's outburst, Boise State's flop and Temple's late-night surprise were just an appetizer.

The nonstop college football opening weekend includes Friday night fare, a full slate of Saturday of games, plus a sprinkling on Sunday and a big Monday nighter.

Some things you should know before taking in the rest of Week 1:

RETURN TO THE BIG HOUSE. The last — and only — time Appalachian State played at Michigan was memorable,...

August 29, 2014 - 2:57pm
11 hours 4 min ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After four preseason clunkers, the Chiefs know things are about to get real.

General manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid were planning to meet Friday to discuss final roster cuts, which are due Saturday afternoon. Then, a chance to sign waived players on Sunday and the start of preparations for the regular-season opener against Tennessee.

Dorsey and Reid have several difficult decisions to make.

They...

August 29, 2014 - 2:56pm
11 hours 4 min ago

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The rookies who have made two of the strongest impressions this preseason for the Green Bay Packers weren't at the top of the team's draft board.

Productive performances by seventh-round pick Jeff Janis and undrafted free agent Jayrone Elliott in Thursday night's 34-14 preseason win over Kansas City may have cemented their roster spots.

Teams must trim rosters to 53 players by Saturday.

Janis, a receiver,...

August 29, 2014 - 2:56pm
11 hours 4 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers waived guard-forward Carlos Delfino and center Miroslav Raduljica three days after they were acquired.

The team made the move on Friday after having traded forward Jared Dudley and a protected 2017 first-round draft pick to Milwaukee for Delfino and Raduljica.

August 29, 2014 - 2:52pm
11 hours 4 min ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have reunited with slugger Russell Branyan, signing him to a minor league deal for the remainder of the season.

The 38-year-old Branyan has spent part of six seasons (1998-2002, 2010) with Cleveland. He's played for Tijuana in the Mexican League this season, hitting 19 homers with 59 RBIs.

The Indians have assigned Branyan to Triple-A Columbus for the remainder of 2014.

A seventh-round pick by...

August 29, 2014 - 2:50pm
11 hours 4 min ago

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — MLS Cup champion Sporting Kansas City and Brazilian power Fluminense FC have agreed to a partnership that will encompass player transfers, academy exchanges and other opportunities.

The partnership, which includes international friendlies, goes through the 2016 season.

Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes said Friday the clubs have been discussing a partnership since February, but that they "did not want this to be a marketing...

August 29, 2014 - 2:47pm
11 hours 4 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Tomic withdrew from his match at the U.S. Open because of a left hip injury Friday, sending fourth-seeded David Ferrer into the third round.

Tomic had surgery on both hips in January. He said the discomfort he felt starting in the first round wasn't in the same spot, but he didn't want to risk aggravating it, especially against somebody like Ferrer who runs his opponents around the court.

Tomic planned to visit a doctor to...

August 29, 2014 - 2:47pm
7 hours 54 min ago

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Fans will have several ways to take part in the first College Football Playoff National Championship, even without tickets to the Jan. 12 game in Texas.

Game organizers announced Friday three primary fan events. They include an indoor experience and multiday music event open to the public, similar to those at the NCAA Final Four. People with game tickets can attend a free tailgate party outside AT&T Stadium on game day, including the bands and...

August 29, 2014 - 2:43pm
11 hours 4 min ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference says miscommunication led to Vanderbilt wearing jerseys that violated NCAA uniform regulations and that the Commodores have agreed not to wear the "Anchor Down" slogan again.

The SEC issued a statement Friday after Vanderbilt wore the slogan in place of players' names in Thursday night's 37-7 loss to Temple.

Vanderbilt asked the NCAA for approval and ordered the jerseys after getting approval of the...

August 29, 2014 - 2:27pm
9 hours 14 min ago
Friday
At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
New York
Purse: $38.3 million (Grand Slam)
Surface: Hard-Outdoor
Singles
Men
Second Round

Gael Monfils (20), France, def. Alejandro Gonzalez, Colombia, 7-5, 6-3, 6-2.

Kevin Anderson (18), South Africa, def. Jerzy Janowicz, Poland, 6-7...

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