State & National News

July 25, 2014 - 2:32pm
6 min 35 sec ago

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — City leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington have met with top executives at the U.S. Olympic Committee to hear about the nuts and bolts of bidding for the 2024 Olympics.

Among those attending Friday were Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Giants owner Larry Baer was among those representing San Francisco, and bid chairman Russ Ramsey was there for Washington.

These were...

July 25, 2014 - 2:32pm
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UMAG, Croatia (AP) — Third-seeded Marin Cilic defeated Czech Lukas Rosol 6-0, 6-2 Friday to reach the semifinals of the Croatia Open.

Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay beat Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to become the first qualifier in the event's semifinals since Viktor Troicki in 2007.

Cilic hit 10 aces and converted five break points for his 15th straight win at home in just over an hour. Cilic won this tournament in 2012 and reached the 2011...

July 25, 2014 - 2:32pm
6 min 35 sec ago

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida State and NFL linebacker Deon Humphrey has been arrested in an assault on his girlfriend.

The 38-year-old was taken into custody early Thursday and charged with domestic battery by strangulation. The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office says deputies who arrived at the linebacker's Wellington home found redness on his girlfriend's neck and bleeding from her ear consistent with being grabbed by the neck.

A probable...

July 25, 2014 - 2:31pm
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts III left the team's first training camp practice with a tight hamstring.

Coach Gus Bradley says trainers pulled Shorts for precautionary reasons late in Friday's two-hour workout.

It's the latest injury issue for Shorts, who missed most of organized team activities with a calf injury and hasn't made it through a full season in three years. He missed six games with a hamstring injury...

July 25, 2014 - 2:20pm
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DETROIT (AP) — Dave Dombrowski's latest trade also felt like one of his most predictable.

There was simply no way the Detroit general manager was going to sit idly by without addressing his team's bullpen.

The Tigers added one of the game's better relievers in a trade earlier this week, acquiring Joakim Soria from Texas, but that may only be the beginning of a significant overhaul in the way Detroit approaches the late innings. Manager Brad Ausmus...

July 25, 2014 - 1:38pm
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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Track cyclist Joanna Rowsell helped England break New Zealand and Australian domination of the individual pursuit at the Commonwealth Games on Friday.

While Scottish comedian Billy Connolly watched with Chris Hoy — in the velodrome named after the retired Scottish Olympian —Rowsell finished a second ahead of Australian Annette Edmondson.

New Zealand had won the event four times and Australia twice.

In an...

July 25, 2014 - 1:27pm
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have excused Keelan Johnson from training camp while the safety deals with his arrest last weekend in Arizona for allegedly pushing a police officer in a confrontation outside a bar.

The Eagles announced Friday that the team will not comment further.

Johnson, who still counts on the roster, met with coach Chip Kelly on Thursday in Philadelphia.

The safety was arrested July 19 in Tempe...

July 25, 2014 - 1:24pm
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Injured middle linebacker Jon Beason says he is hopeful he can play in a preseason game for the New York Giants.

Beason has been sidelined since breaking a bone in his right foot and incurring ligament damage in June. The 29-year-old Beason is running on an underwater treadmill, is active in the weight room, and he's eager to get back on the field.

But he says he won't do anything foolish and suffer a setback in his...

July 25, 2014 - 1:12pm
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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — The Royal & Ancient Golf Club will hold a postal vote on whether to admit women members for the first time.

The club announced Friday that it would allow members to vote by post rather than limiting the vote to members attending in person.

The club says "by taking this decision all members can take part in this historic vote."

Club rules previously required members to be present to vote. R&A...

July 25, 2014 - 1:04pm
6 min 35 sec ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee right guard Andy Levitre is starting training camp on the non-football injury list after having an appendectomy the day before the Titans reported.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt joked Friday that Levitre came up with the worst excuse for getting out of the running test that he's seen.

Levitre had surgery Thursday and wrote on Twitter that the procedure went great and that he can't wait to get back on the field....

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