State & National News

July 29, 2014 - 2:58pm
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BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland authorities plan to prosecute a man for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell.

The man, who has been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, will be charged with disorderly conduct in a cemetery. He could face up to two years in jail and a $500 fine. He posted a video of the incident to YouTube this month.

Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger said the man will not be...

July 29, 2014 - 2:51pm
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CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Rex Ryan likes the outward confidence his New York Jets players are showing in training camp, saying it's "a good sign" for his team.

Ryan has always been known to make bold proclamations since becoming coach in 2009. While he has toned down some of the bravado in recent seasons, his players have stepped in for him.

Second-year cornerback Dee Milliner recently declared that he believes he's the NFL's top cornerback, and...

July 29, 2014 - 2:35pm
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It must be tempting for Chicago Cubs fans to pay as much attention to Triple-A Iowa as the struggling big league club.

Iowa's lineup is a daily reminder that Chicago's future might be as bright as any team in baseball.

The recent promotion of Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler, who is ranked 54th on MLB.com's list of the top 100 prospects in baseball, has given the I-Cubs a lineup that's the envy of all of baseball....

July 29, 2014 - 2:26pm
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee guard Brandon Lopez has a torn right anterior cruciate ligament that will prevent him from playing in the 2014-15 season.

School officials announced Tuesday that Lopez had hurt his knee while playing basketball with his teammates on Saturday. The 6-foot-1 walk-on from Knoxville, Tennessee, had appeared in 31 games over the past three seasons.

Lopez was the lone pure point guard on Tennessee's roster. New Tennessee...

July 29, 2014 - 2:17pm
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera has removed the interim tag and named Chris Wallace as Memphis' general manager, signing him to a multi-year contract keeping him with the franchise.

Pera announced the deal Tuesday but did not disclose any terms.

Wallace had been serving as interim general manager since a front office shake-up May 19. The controlling owner said in a statement that Wallace had been at the front of some of...

July 29, 2014 - 2:16pm
9 min 9 sec ago

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin says he woke up Tuesday morning feeling "like a new man" and plans to play in preseason games.

Carolina's first-round draft pick gave the team a scare on Sunday when he injured his left knee during practice. However, an MRI Monday revealed Benjamin only has a bone bruise.

Benjamin sat out practice Tuesday.

He isn't sure when he'll return to practice, saying he...

July 29, 2014 - 2:13pm
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NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux says he has recovered enough from a devastating knee injury that his goal is to be the Bearcats' starter when they open the season.

Legaux might be overly optimistic, but considering how far he has come since tearing two ligaments in his left knee during the second game of last season against Illinois, his positive attitude is understandable.

The senior from New Orleans with the memorable...

July 29, 2014 - 2:12pm
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes say captain Eric Staal has had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and should be ready for training camp.

General manager Ron Francis said the surgery was performed Tuesday by a doctor in Philadelphia.

He says Staal suffered the injury — also known as a sports hernia — during offseason training.

Francis says the doctor who performed the surgery believes Staal will be ready for...

July 29, 2014 - 1:59pm
9 min 9 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the jerseys Johnny Manziel wore during his Heisman Trophy-winning season at Texas A&M will be auctioned off this week.

The No. 2 jersey, with an estimated value of $100,000, was worn for six games in 2012 by Manziel, the dazzling quarterback who became the first freshman to win college football's most prestigious award. It will be up for auction online starting on Aug. 6 through the National Sports Collectors Convention.

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July 29, 2014 - 1:59pm
9 min 9 sec ago

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets re-signed forward Michael Frolik to a $3.3-million, one-year contract Tuesday.

Frolik had 42 points (15 goals, 27 assists) in 81 games with the Jets last season. The two sides were scheduled to go to salary arbitration on Thursday.

"He plays with energy, he kills penalties, he's versatile," Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said. "It really comes back to that he's just a tremendous person on and off...

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