State & National News

August 22, 2014 - 12:43am
22 min 30 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw scattered three hits over eight innings while outdueling Tyson Ross, Justin Turner hit a two-run homer and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Thursday night.

Kershaw (15-3) struck out 10 and walked two, tying Johnny Cueto, Wily Peralta and Adam Wainwright for the major league lead in victories. The left-hander was originally scheduled to start Friday, but he was moved up to give Zack Greinke...

August 21, 2014 - 11:47pm
22 min 30 sec ago

Phoenix's Sandy Brondello is the WNBA's coach of the year and Mercury center Brittney Griner is the defensive player of the year, said a person close to the situation.

The pair will receive their awards Friday night in Phoenix before the Mercury host Los Angeles in the Western Conference semifinals opener, the person told The Associated Press late Thursday night, speaking on condition of anonymity because no official announcement has been made.

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August 21, 2014 - 11:33pm
22 min 30 sec ago

A person close to the situation says Phoenix's Sandy Brondello has won the WNBA coach of the year award.

The person says Brondello will receive the award Friday night in Phoenix before the Mercury host Los Angeles in the Western Conference semifinals opener. The person spoke to The Associated Press late Thursday night on condition of anonymity because no official announcement has been made.

Brondello guided the Mercury to a 29-5 record in her first...

August 21, 2014 - 11:32pm
22 min 30 sec ago

A person close to the situation says Phoenix's Brittney Griner has won the WNBA defensive player of the year award.

The person says Griner will receive the award Friday night in Phoenix before the Mercury face Los Angeles in the first game of the Western Conference semifinals. The person spoke to The Associated Press late Thursday night on condition of anonymity because no official announcement has been made.

Griner set a WNBA record with 129 blocks...

August 21, 2014 - 11:29pm
22 min 30 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hours after being named the WNBA's most valuable player, Maya Moore scored 24 points to help the defending champion Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 88-84 Thursday night in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals.

Down by 15 points with 9 minutes remaining, the Stars went on an 18-2 run to take a 73-73 lead with 4:12 to play. However, Seimone Augustus scored six of her 16 points in the final 2:11 as Minnesota pulled out the win....

August 21, 2014 - 11:17pm
32 min 28 sec ago

DENVER (AP) — Injured Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen has posted videos on social media of herself taking steps with the help of a walker and a bionic exoskeleton device.

Van Dyken-Rouen posted the videos on Instagram on Thursday, two months after severing her spine in an ATV accident.

"Here it is...I'm WALKING!!! #onestepatatime #itcouldhappen," she wrote in one post.

The six-time Olympic gold medalist said she had no...

August 21, 2014 - 10:54pm
32 min 28 sec ago

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Whitecaps traded Nigel Reo-Coker to Chivas USA for fellow midfielder Mauro Rosales on Thursday.

Reo-Coker, a former English Premier league star in his second year with Vancouver, had a goal and two assists in 12 games this season. After beginning the season as a starter, the 30-year-old played sparingly after he was sidelined with a concussion suffered when he reportedly walked into a bicycle rack.

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August 21, 2014 - 10:49pm
32 min 28 sec ago
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Eastern Division
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z-Portland (Red Sox)8150.618
z-Binghamton (Mets)7852.600
New Britain (Twins)6565.50015½
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)6367.48517½
Trenton (Yankees)6170
August 21, 2014 - 10:44pm
22 min 30 sec ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — This was more like last year's Eagles.

Nick Foles threw one touchdown pass and led Philadelphia's starting offense to three first-half scores in a 31-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.

"I feel we're improving every week," Foles said. "We have to keep moving forward."

Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both played one day after they were arrested for marijuana...

August 21, 2014 - 10:33pm
1 hour 52 min ago

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — It was raining, and it was pouring for Michael Phelps' return to international competition. It was anything but boring.

The 18-time Olympic gold medalist advanced to the 100-meter freestyle final at the Pan Pacific championships on Friday, with his time of 48.45 seconds ranking him third overall in the preliminaries and second quickest among the 12 Americans. His U.S. teammate Nathan Adrian set a meet record 48.05 to lead qualifying, edging...

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