State & National News

August 20, 2014 - 9:09am
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AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — Cycling's governing body has awarded the 2015 Track World Championships to the new national velodrome in France.

The UCI says the 5,000-seater arena at Saint Quentin en Yvelines near Paris will stage the event from Feb. 18-22.

The center opened in January and is home to the French Cycling Federation.

UCI President Brian Cookson says the track is "destined to become one of the landmark venues of modern...

August 20, 2014 - 8:24am
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Aug. 22

At Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, Calif. (ESPN2), Austin Trout vs. Daniel Dawson, 10, junior middleweights.

At Fairfield, Calif. (FS1, Manuel Avila vs. Sergio Frias, 10, junior featherweights.

Aug. 23

At Tecate, Mexico, Javier Mendoza vs. Ramon Garcia Hirales, 12, for the vacant IBF light...

August 20, 2014 - 8:23am
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NBCSN — USA Pro Challenge, stage 4, at Colorado Springs, Colo.

9 a.m.

TGC — European PGA Tour, Czech Masters, first round, part II, at Prague...

August 20, 2014 - 8:17am
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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 20, 2014 - 8:17am
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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 20, 2014 - 8:17am
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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 20, 2014 - 8:17am
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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 20, 2014 - 6:44am
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ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has rejected Barcelona's appeal against one-year transfer ban as punishment for repeatedly breaching transfer regulations in signing youth players.

The ban on signing any players will apply for all of 2015, covering the January and summer transfer windows. Because Barcelona appealed, the punishment was frozen during the current transfer window, which closes on Sept. 1 and allowed them to sign striker Luis Suarez.

FIFA found the...

August 20, 2014 - 6:32am
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NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has opened a disciplinary investigation against the new Italian football federation president over an alleged racist comment.

Carlo Tavecchio won the vote last week despite causing a stir over a reference to bananas when discussing the presence of foreign players in Italy.

UEFA says the 71-year-old Tavecchio has been informed by its chief ethics and disciplinary inspector of the decision to open a "disciplinary...

August 20, 2014 - 5:12am
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GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin swam in a local pool to test her injured back on Wednesday and is still hopeful of competing at the Pan Pacific championships.

The 19-year-old American had back spasms during practice Tuesday, two days before the meet was due to begin.

The U.S. team issued a statement Wednesday saying Franklin swam at a local pool and tested her back "with minimal discomfort," adding that her status...

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