State & National News

April 7, 2014 - 3:27pm
1 week 5 days ago

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State junior center Percy Gibson is leaving the program.

Coach Fred Hoiberg said Monday that Gibson intends to transfer to another school following the end of the spring semester.

Gibson, a 6-foot-9 native of Detroit, played in just 14 games for Iowa State last season despite the team's occasional struggles inside.

The Cyclones also gave post player Daniel Edozie playing time over Gibson after forward...

April 7, 2014 - 3:25pm
1 week 5 days ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has hired Marlene Stollings from VCU as the replacement for women's basketball coach Pam Borton.

The university announced the decision on Monday and scheduled an introductory news conference for Tuesday.

Stollings has four seasons as a head coach on her resume, the last two at VCU. After the Rams went 11-19 her first year, they improved to 22-10 with a spot in the WNIT. Stollings guided a turnaround at Winthrop in 2011-12...

April 7, 2014 - 3:22pm
1 week 5 days ago

DETROIT (AP) — Brad Ausmus got a taste of what life is like leading a team in his first week as a Major League Baseball manager.

The Detroit Tigers rallied to win twice and also won in a rout. They also blew a big lead in the ninth, but held on for another victory. And on Sunday, his team got beat in businesslike fashion.

The upshot — and it is real early — is the Tigers have the best record in baseball.

A cool, calm and...

April 7, 2014 - 3:18pm
1 week 5 days ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves forwards Chase Budinger and Shabazz Muhammad will miss the final six games of the season with injuries.

Budinger sprained his ankle in the first minute of play against Orlando on Saturday night and Muhammad sprained the MCL in his right knee on Friday night against Miami.

The team said Monday that Muhammad will not need surgery on his knee this summer. The first-round draft pick averaged 3.9 points this...

April 7, 2014 - 3:12pm
1 week 5 days ago

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Auburn All-American and NBA player Chuck Person is returning to the school as an assistant coach.

New Tigers coach Bruce Pearl announced the hiring of the program's top scorer on Monday.

Person was a two-time All-America from 1983-86. He led Auburn to the Elite Eight in the 1986 NCAA tournament and spent 14 years in the NBA after getting drafted by the Indiana Pacers with the fourth overall pick.

Person...

April 7, 2014 - 3:04pm
1 week 5 days ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Binghamton (Mets)22.500
New Britain (Twins)22.500
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)22.500
Portland (Red Sox)22.500
Reading (Phillies)22.500—...
April 7, 2014 - 3:03pm
1 week 5 days ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Buffalo (Blue Jays)201.000
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)21.667½
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)22.5001
Pawtucket (Red Sox)22.5001
Syracuse (Nationals)12....
April 7, 2014 - 2:56pm
1 week 5 days ago

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jets forward Evander Kane is returning to Winnipeg's lineup, but the player and coach Paul Maurice aren't shedding any light on why Kane rode the bench in Toronto over the weekend.

It wasn't his first time as a healthy scratch. Former coach Claude Noel also benched the left winger.

But Kane and Maurice kept the reasons for this one to themselves Monday.

Maurice says the Jets will be without forwards...

April 7, 2014 - 2:51pm
1 week 5 days ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds have activated catcher Devin Mesoraco from the 15-day disabled list and say he will get the bulk of the playing time this season.

Mesoraco began the year on the DL because of an injured side. The Reds optioned catcher Tucker Barnhart to Triple-A Louisville. He was 2 for 8 in three games.

Mesoraco wasn't in the starting lineup Monday at St. Louis. Manager Bryan Price says he had Bryan Pena catching Tony Cingrani...

April 7, 2014 - 2:38pm
1 week 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards forward Nene has returned to practice after being sidelined six weeks with a sprained knee.

Nene practiced Monday for the first time since he was injured Feb. 23 in a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Coach Randy Wittman said Nene did "almost" everything the Brazilian would do in a regular practice.

The coach said he would wait to see how things go on Tuesday before deciding whether Nene plays...

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