State & National News

August 1, 2014 - 8:58pm
9 min 19 sec ago

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals linebacker John Abraham, charged with drunken driving in late June, apologized to his teammates, the organization and fans "for letting them down."

Abraham, in a statement released by the Cardinals, says he understands "the significance" of his actions and "is taking the necessary steps" to handle what he calls his "personal business."

Abraham has been absent since the Cardinals opened training camp a week ago...

August 1, 2014 - 8:41pm
9 min 19 sec ago

Defending Olympic women's gymnastics champion Gabby Douglas is back in training but won't return to competition until next year.

Douglas, who split with longtime coach Liang Chow last month, is working with Kittia Carpenter at Buckeye Gymnastics in Columbus, Ohio.

The 18-year-old Douglas won the all-around title at the 2012 games in London while also helping Team USA to its second Olympic title. She returned to training in April and had planned on...

August 1, 2014 - 8:24pm
9 min 19 sec ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Portland (Red Sox)7142.628
Binghamton (Mets)6546.5865
New Britain (Twins)5456.49115½
Trenton (Yankees)5459.47817
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)5359.473...
August 1, 2014 - 8:23pm
9 min 19 sec ago

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Sergio Garcia doesn't know anything about being in a zone. He had no trouble identifying the best round of his career.

Garcia one-putted the final 11 holes and made birdies on his last seven holes Friday in the Bridgestone Invitational to tie the course record at Firestone with a 9-under 61 and take a three-shot lead.

He had a birdie putt on every hole on the back nine, missing only a 15-footer from the fringe at No. 11. Garcia...

August 1, 2014 - 8:19pm
9 min 19 sec ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Portland (Red Sox)7142.628
Binghamton (Mets)6546.5865
New Britain (Twins)5456.49115½
Trenton (Yankees)5459.47817
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)5359.473...
August 1, 2014 - 8:18pm
9 min 19 sec ago

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Deaths and injuries to horses on Del Mar's new turf course has led the track north of San Diego to reduce racing on the surface by about one-third for the rest of the summer meet that ends Sept. 3.

Nine horse have died since the summer meet began July 16. Four deaths occurred as part of racing on the turf course, one happened on the synthetic surface while racing, two came on synthetic during training hours and two were the result of heart attacks...

August 1, 2014 - 8:15pm
9 min 19 sec ago
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North Division
WLPct.GB
Syracuse (Nationals)6249.559
Pawtucket (Red Sox)6350.558
Rochester (Twins)6151.545
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5754.5145
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)5458
August 1, 2014 - 8:13pm
9 min 19 sec ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans safety Bernard Pollard has worked the past couple of years to clean the cursing out of his trash-talking.

He ran some words by officials working Tennessee's training camp Friday to make sure he'll pass the NFL's new crackdown on racial slurs and verbal abuse.

Pollard says the officials are not going to change what he's doing, but he wanted to make sure what still will be OK. The veteran safety says the trash-talking...

August 1, 2014 - 8:09pm
9 min 19 sec ago

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Kristen Gillman completed a record-breaking victory Friday in the Junior PGA Championship, and Sam Burns won the boys' division at Miramont.

Gillman, the 16-year-old Austin, Texas, player who has committed to Alabama, had a 5-under 66 for an 11-stroke victory. She had a 16-under 268 total to break the tournament record of 271 set by Aree Song in 1999.

After opening with rounds of 66, 66 and 70, she took a six-stroke lead into the...

August 1, 2014 - 8:06pm
9 min 19 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jon Lester walked through the Oakland clubhouse doors to quite a greeting, from the snappy, patriotic marching tune on the sound system to the handshakes and hellos from every corner.

And even the familiar friendly face of his former pitching coach in Boston, Curt Young.

Lester landed Friday with baseball's winningest team and the small-budget Oakland Athletics, who are counting on him to be an instant ace on a rotation full of...

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