State & National News

August 23, 2014 - 11:08am
2 min 6 sec ago

MERIBEL, France (AP) — The International Cycling Union says a Dutch mountain bike rider has died from injuries she sustained from a fall during the qualifying rounds of the UCI World Cup, which are being held in the French Alps.

The UCI said in a statement that 20-year-old Annefleur Kalvenhaar died on Saturday morning after being admitted to the intensive care unit at a nearby Grenoble hospital.

She crashed on Friday during the elimination rounds for...

August 23, 2014 - 11:04am
2 min 6 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The success that a baseball team from Chicago's South Side has had at the Little League World Series is giving the whole city something to cheer about.

Large crowds are expected at watch parties in Chicago as the 11- and 12-year-olds from the Jackie Robinson West All Stars take on a team from Las Vegas in Saturday afternoon's U.S. final in Pennsylvania. The winner will face an international team in the championship game Sunday.

The...

August 23, 2014 - 10:55am
2 min 6 sec ago

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian soccer champion Shakhtar Donetsk's stadium has been damaged by shelling during the conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatists.

Club chief executive Sergei Palkin said two shells struck the stadium complex early Saturday morning, one damaging the arena itself and another striking its electricity substation.

Shakhtar published photos showing debris strewn around an entrance to the stadium, but said...

August 23, 2014 - 9:42am
2 min 6 sec ago

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Funeral services are set for a Kent State football player who was found dead in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment this week.

The university has said police believe 21-year-old Jason Bitsko passed away from an undetermined medical issue.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/YKrWLU ) reports visitation is scheduled Sunday afternoon and evening at the St. Peter Catholic Church family center in his hometown of Huber...

August 23, 2014 - 8:25am
2 min 6 sec ago
All Times EDT
Saturday
BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.

Detroit at Minnesota, Game 1, 1:10 p.m.

Seattle at Boston, 1:35 p.m.

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

San Francisco at Washington, 4:05 p.m.

Houston at Cleveland...

August 23, 2014 - 8:25am
2 min 6 sec ago
All Times EDT
Saturday
BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.

Detroit at Minnesota, Game 1, 1:10 p.m.

Seattle at Boston, 1:35 p.m.

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

San Francisco at Washington, 4:05 p.m.

Houston at Cleveland...

August 23, 2014 - 8:21am
2 min 6 sec ago
Aug. 24

1904 — Holcombe Ward wins the men's singles title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association singles title.

1908 — Tommy Burns knocks out Bill Squires in the 13th round at Sydney, Australia to retain the world heavyweight title.

1925 — Helen Wills, 19, wins her third straight U.S. Lawn Tennis Association singles title with a 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 victory over Kathleen McKane. An hour later, Wills...

August 23, 2014 - 8:14am
2 min 6 sec ago
Aug. 24

1905 — The Chicago Cubs beat the Phillies at Philadelphia 2-1 in 20 innings behind the complete game pitching of Ed Reulbach.

1940 — Outfielder Ted Williams pitched the last two innings for the Boston Red Sox against Detroit at Fenway Park. He allowed one run on three hits, but struck out Rudy York on three pitches. The Tigers, behind Tommy Bridges, won 12-1.

1951 — St. Louis...

August 23, 2014 - 6:49am
2 min 6 sec ago

SPA, Belgium (AP) — Nico Rosberg will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position after holding off a strong challenge from his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton in qualifying on Saturday.

Hamilton was ahead of Rosberg on the first two time splits of his final lap but then drifted back, allowing Rosberg to clinch a fourth straight pole and sixth in the past seven races. The German driver leads Hamilton by 11 points in the overall standings.

Rosberg...

August 23, 2014 - 6:17am
1 hour 22 min ago

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky lowered her own world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle to win the Pan Pacific championships title in 3 minutes, 58.37 seconds on Saturday.

Ledecky was under world-record pace for much of the race in an outdoor pool at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre and finished strongly to shave almost a half-second off the mark of 3:58.86 she set at the U.S. nationals on Aug. 14.

The 17-year-old Ledecky also holds...

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