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April 17, 2014 - 10:42am
15 min 33 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Metrodome is no more.

Project leaders for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium says the demolition of the team's old home was formally completed Thursday. The final remnants were being trucked away a month ahead of schedule.

The building was razed to make way for a nearly $1 billion stadium scheduled to open in 2016. Some construction on that facility began as the Dome came down.

Demolition began after the...

April 17, 2014 - 10:13am
15 min 32 sec ago
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FIRST ROUND
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Saturday, April 19

Brooklyn at Toronto, 12:30 p.m.

Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m.

Atlanta at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Memphis at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 20

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April 17, 2014 - 10:01am
15 min 32 sec ago
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April 17, 2014 - 10:01am
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April 17, 2014 - 9:56am
15 min 32 sec ago

EL BIREH, West Bank (AP) — American track and field great Jackie Joyner-Kersee is visiting the West Bank, encouraging women in the conservative society to be physically active.

The three-time Olympic gold medalist on Thursday led women through drills jumping over low hurdles, doing sit-ups and competing in a good-natured race.

Most participants wore long pants and yellow T-shirts with the slogan "Run for Health, Run for Hope." Some wore traditional...

April 17, 2014 - 9:48am
15 min 33 sec ago

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Pro wrestlers with the WWE, including John Cena and former champion Randy Orton, are in Saudi Arabia for three days of matches in the capital, Riyadh.

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. says it is the first time its franchise has held matches in the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, home to Islam's holiest sites.

WWE is wildly popular across the Middle East. WWE has an Arabic website and debuted live in the region in Egypt...

April 17, 2014 - 9:37am
15 min 32 sec ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia needed just over an hour to beat Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan 6-1, 6-2 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of Malaysian Open.

Third-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic also advanced, beating Ying-Ying Duan of China 6-1, 6-3 to set up a quarterfinal against Cagla Buyukakcay of Turkey, who ousted Tadeja Majeric of Slovenia 6-4, 6-4.

Kristyna Pliskova — Karolina's sister — was...

April 17, 2014 - 9:37am
15 min 33 sec ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia needed just over an hour to beat Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan 6-1, 6-2 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of Malaysian Open.

Third-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic also advanced, beating Ying-Ying Duan of China 6-1, 6-3 to set up a quarterfinal against Cagla Buyukakcay of Turkey, who ousted Tadeja Majeric of Slovenia 6-4, 6-4.

Kristyna Pliskova — Karolina's sister — was...

April 17, 2014 - 9:37am
15 min 33 sec ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia needed just over an hour to beat Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan 6-1, 6-2 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of Malaysian Open.

Third-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic also advanced, beating Ying-Ying Duan of China 6-1, 6-3 to set up a quarterfinal against Cagla Buyukakcay of Turkey, who ousted Tadeja Majeric of Slovenia 6-4, 6-4.

Kristyna Pliskova — Karolina's sister — was...

April 17, 2014 - 9:27am
15 min 33 sec ago
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
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