State & National News

July 22, 2014 - 4:05am
7 min 18 sec ago

DENVER (AP) — Broncos safety T.J. Ward is scheduled to be in court for charges stemming from an incident at a strip club.

Ward faces misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace charges for allegedly throwing a glass mug at a female bartender May 10 at PT's All Nude Club. Ward's hearing in Denver County Court is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The 27-year-old Ward signed a four-year, $22.5 million deal with Denver this spring. He is coming off a Pro...

July 22, 2014 - 3:14am
7 min 18 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Brooklyn Nets director Sergei Kushchenko is talking up the chances of the NBA club playing pre-season exhibitions against teams from the Russia-based VTB United League.

Kushchenko, who is also the VTB league president, suggests he could use his dual role to set up games.

NBA exhibitions against VTB teams are "possible," especially if "those Brooklyn Nets" are involved, he told Russia's Itar-TASS news agency.

The...

July 22, 2014 - 3:03am
7 min 17 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa says he and his fellow players who refused to return to the Ukrainian champion did so because the conflict in the country puts their lives at risk.

Costa and five other South American players refused to travel with the rest of the team to Ukraine for Tuesday's first match of the season.

The players "all run a deadly risk if we are in the region," Costa said on his Instagram page. He said he...

July 22, 2014 - 1:27am
7 min 17 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers, including a tiebreaking shot in the sixth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 Monday night.

Bud Norris (8-6) won for the fifth time in his last six starts, allowing two runs — one earned — and eight hits over 6 2-3 innings with eight strikeouts and two walks. The Orioles increased their AL East lead to four games over the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays....

July 22, 2014 - 1:14am
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July 22, 2014 - 1:14am
7 min 17 sec ago
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July 22, 2014 - 1:12am
7 min 17 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Seager drove in two runs, Mike Zunino homered into the second deck at Safeco Field and Dustin Ackley stole a home run with a leaping catch at the wall in the Seattle Mariners' 5-2 win over the New York Mets on Monday night.

After losing two of three to the Angels after the All-Star break, Seattle got a solid start from Roenis Elias and improved to 8-2 all-time against the Mets.

Elias (8-8) threw 5 1-3 innings before leaving with...

July 22, 2014 - 1:08am
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July 22, 2014 - 1:05am
7 min 17 sec ago

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status hearing in his Massachusetts murder case.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Lloyd's body was found in June 2013 near Hernandez's North Attleborough home.

Lloyd, of Boston, was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. Two friends of Hernandez's from Bristol, Connecticut, also have pleaded...

July 22, 2014 - 12:56am
7 min 17 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson homered, Justin Verlander moved into third place on Detroit's career strikeout list and the Tigers opened their interleague series in Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Monday night.

Miguel Cabrera drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning with a booming single just below the home run line on the Chase Field porch in left-center.

Hunter had a two-run homer in the second, his fifth in the...

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