State & National News

August 22, 2014 - 8:45am
1 week 3 days ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police have filed marijuana possession charges against Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount following a traffic stop.

Police in the Pittsburgh suburb of Ross Township say a motorcycle officer pulled over Bell's Chevrolet Camaro when he smelled marijuana coming from it around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Detective Brian Kohlhepp has said the players and a woman in the car, 21-year-old Mercedes Dollson, of Elk...

August 22, 2014 - 8:26am
1 week 3 days ago
All Times EDT
BASEBALL

Baltimore at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

San Francisco at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

St. Louis at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.

Houston at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.

Seattle at Boston, 7:10 p.m....

August 22, 2014 - 8:26am
1 week 3 days ago
All Times EDT
BASEBALL

Baltimore at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

San Francisco at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

St. Louis at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.

Houston at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.

Seattle at Boston, 7:10 p.m....

August 22, 2014 - 8:14am
1 week 2 days ago
All Times EDT
Sunday, Aug. 24
AUTO RACING
7:30 a.m.

NBCSN — Formula One, Belgian Grand Prix, at Spa

4 p.m.

FS1 — United SportsCar Championship, Oak Tree Grand Prix, at Danville, Va.

NBCSN — IndyCar, Grand Prix of Sonoma, at Sonoma, Calif....

August 22, 2014 - 8:10am
1 week 2 days ago

Aug. 30-Sept. 14 — FIBA World Cup of Basketball, Spain.

Sept. 27 — Training camps open for teams competing in preseason games outside North America.

Sept. 30 — Training camps open for all teams.

Oct. 27 — Rosters set for opening day.

Oct. 28 — 2014-15 regular season begins.

Jan. 5 — 10-day contracts can be signed.

Jan. 10 — Contracts guaranteed for rest of season....

August 22, 2014 - 8:10am
1 week 2 days ago

Oct. 8 — Regular season begins.

Jan. 1 — Winter Classic: Chicago at Washington.

Jan. 22-26 — All-Star break.

Feb. 21 — Stadium Series: Los Angeles vs. San Jose at Santa Clara, California.

April 11 — Regular season ends.

August 22, 2014 - 8:10am
1 week 2 days ago

Aug. 26 — Teams must reduce rosters to maximum of 75 active players.

Aug. 30 — Teams must reduce rosters to maximum of 53 active players.

Aug. 31 — Waiver period begins for players released the previous day; practice squads can be filled.

Sept. 4 — Regular season begins, Green Bay at Seattle.

Sept. 7-8 — First full weekend of regular season.

Oct. 7-8 — Fall owners meetings, New York....

August 22, 2014 - 8:09am
1 week 2 days ago
2015

Jan. 13 — Salary arbitration filing.

Jan. 16 — Salary arbitration figures exchanged.

Feb. 1-21 — Salary arbitration hearings.

July 14 — All-Star game, Cincinnati.

July 17 — Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign.

July 31 — Last day to trade a player without securing waivers.

Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players....

August 22, 2014 - 6:55am
1 week 3 days ago

MADRID (AP) — Team Lampre Merida says defending Spanish Vuelta champion Chris Horner will not compete in this year's race.

The team says it decided "not to allow the athlete to partake in this Vuelta" after UCI blood tests showed a problem since Horner had received treatment with oral cortisone for a lingering infection.

In the statement, team doctor Carlo Guardascione says treating Horner with oral cortisone after persistent bronchitis following the...

August 22, 2014 - 6:36am
1 week 3 days ago

WISCASSET, Maine (AP) — Officials in a Maine town are renaming a road after the local high school's former mascot, which was changed because some people found it offensive.

Wiscasset's board of selectmen voted this week to grant a resident's request to rename her street "Redskin's Drive," a decision that is drawing criticism from Native Americans.

The move comes four years after the town's high school abandoned the nickname after vigorous lobbying...

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