State & National News

July 12, 2014 - 12:24pm
5 min 20 sec ago

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Inbee Park shot a 4-under 68 and took the lead Saturday in the Women's British Open after a late penalty against Ahn Sun-Ju.

Park was at 4-under 212 at Royal Birkdale, one shot clear of Ahn, Shanshan Feng of China and Suzann Pettersen going into the final round. The South Korean will be trying to become only the seventh player to win four of the LPGA Tour's majors.

Ahn is still in the hunt, just not in the lead....

July 12, 2014 - 12:18pm
5 min 20 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Marcelo looked wide-eyed, stunned when he scored the first goal of the World Cup ... against his own team. Hardly the most auspicious of starts for Brazil. But that blooper just 11 minutes into the tournament was soon forgiven and forgotten as Brazil went on to win that opening game and the 2014 World Cup quickly flowered into a roaring success, confounding doom and gloom merchants who predicted Brazil couldn't pull it off without major protests and problems....

July 12, 2014 - 12:03pm
25 min 20 sec ago

BAD GASTEIN, Austria (AP) — Andrea Petkovic reached her second final of the season by beating Grace Min of the United States 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 at the Gastein Ladies tournament on Saturday.

The 20th-ranked German, who won her third career title in Charleston in April, will play either the second-seeded Sara Errani of Italy or American qualifier Shelby Rogers in Sunday's final.

Petkovic, who won the event in 2009, broke Min at 3-3 in the final set and...

July 12, 2014 - 11:52am
25 min 20 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A word of caution to anyone anointing the Cleveland Cavaliers as the NBA favorites.

Yes, the Cavaliers are going to be good, no doubt. It's impossible not to be with the game's best player. But even LeBron James knows Cleveland has a lot of work to do.

"We're not ready right now. No way," he wrote in his first-person essay in Sports Illustrated.

Quite a different tone than when he arrived in Miami four years ago...

July 12, 2014 - 11:46am
5 min 20 sec ago

The Utah Jazz matched Charlotte's four-year, $63 million offer for restricted free agent Gordon Hayward.

Hayward's agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed Utah's move on Saturday. It was first reported by Yahoo! Sports.

"I think it's certainly a gigantic statement of how the Jazz value Gordon," Bartelstein said.

The Jazz had until late Sunday to match the Hornets' offer for the 6-foot-8 small forward. The team did not immediately...

July 12, 2014 - 11:29am
35 min 20 sec ago

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago cemented her burgeoning sprinting reputation by winning the 100 meters at the Glasgow Grand Prix on Saturday.

The year's fastest woman clocked 11.01 seconds on the Hampden Park track as she celebrated a ninth unbeaten final in 2014. The 24-year-old Ahye was 0.09 seconds ahead of Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who is stepping up her recovery from a left leg injury.

While the...

July 12, 2014 - 11:13am
45 min 19 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A four-time world player of the year, Argentina's Lionel Messi is gifted with talents that most footballers can only dream of. What makes him special is that he possesses not just one or two but a combination of special skills that give him an edge over just about everyone.

Although he hasn't played brilliantly in every game of this World Cup, Messi's talents have been on display on Argentina's road to Sunday's final against Germany. Here are five...

July 12, 2014 - 10:40am
45 min 19 sec ago

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona's president says the Spanish club will ensure Luis Suarez "successfully reintegrates" into football following his lengthy ban for biting a World Cup opponent.

Suarez secured a move to Barcelona from Liverpool on Friday but is banned from all football-related activities for four months after biting an Italy player in Brazil.

Josep Maria Bartomeu says Barcelona backs Uruguay's appeal of the FIFA ban to the Court of...

July 12, 2014 - 10:28am
1 hour 15 min ago
All Times EDT

Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 2:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 4:05 p.m.

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

Atlanta at Chicago Cubs, 4:05 p.m.

Miami at N.Y. Mets, 4:10 p.m.

Minnesota at Colorado, 4:10 p.m.

St. Louis at Milwaukee, 4:10 p.m.


July 12, 2014 - 10:27am
5 min 20 sec ago
A look at some of the best goals at the World Cup
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