State & National News

July 11, 2014 - 3:41pm
4 min ago

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Prominent orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews now has his own trading card.

Andrews has operated on numerous sports stars and runs surgical centers in Birmingham and Florida. His card is one of the 350 included in Topps' Allen & Ginter collection. Other non-athletes receiving cards included author Chuck Klosterman, ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.

A smiling Andrews is featured wearing...

July 11, 2014 - 3:40pm
3 min 59 sec ago

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police say they have arrested a man who allegedly made threats against Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.

Police spokeswoman Gabriela Holcakova said Friday that a 23-year-old Czech made the threats against "a publicly known person" in a phone call to an unspecified other person on Thursday. Holcakova would not confirm Czech media reports that the targeted person was Kvitova.

Kvitova's spokesman Karel Tejkal said nobody had...

July 11, 2014 - 3:31pm
3 min 59 sec ago

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — The British Open packs 154 years of history on links courses that have been nurtured more by time than by tractors. It returns this year to Royal Liverpool, the second-oldest golf club in England, established in 1867 before anyone in America knew much about the Royal & Ancient game.

For all its heritage, however, the charm of this major is what lies ahead. No one ever knows what to expect.

Consider the landscape....

July 11, 2014 - 3:29pm
24 min 2 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — The streets of Cleveland have been filled with the sound of cheering basketball fans and tooting car horns.

Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James has announced that he'll be leaving the Miami Heat and returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he began his career.

One fan says she and others can now forgive him for his decision to leave four years ago for Miami, where he helped the Heat win two championships. Jessica Spachner says, "People...

July 11, 2014 - 3:15pm
24 min 2 sec ago

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — How well do you know British Open history? Try this quiz:

1. Of the nine links courses on the current rotation, which is the course that Jack Nicklaus only played once?

a.) Turnberry

b.) Carnoustie

c.) Royal Liverpool


2. Who is the youngest British Open champion?

a.) Young Tom Morris

b.) Willie Park...

July 11, 2014 - 3:13pm
24 min 2 sec ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Winners of the Ohio Amateur golf championship, with tournament site (Note: match play until 1967, when medal play began):

1904--T. Sterling Beckwith, Cleveland CC

1905--Charles H. Stanley, Cincinnati GC

1906--Robert H. Crowell, Inverness Club

1907--Harold Weber, Youngstown CC

1908--T. Sterling Beckwith, Canton Brookside GC

1909--Joe K. Bole, Portage...

July 11, 2014 - 3:08pm
34 min ago

PORTO SEGURO, Brazil (AP) — Diego Maradona was reportedly so struck by stage fright that he called for his mother's help as Argentina players sat in silence in their changing room before the 1986 World Cup final against West Germany.

But it was Maradona who provided the moment of brilliance that decided the game and gave Argentina its second title before 114,800 fans at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City. Four years later, Maradona was in tears as the Germans lifted the...

July 11, 2014 - 3:08pm
34 min ago

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Jordan Spieth was so caught up in the debate he never realized he might have been talking about himself.

The topic was college football.

Three days into the new year, Spieth was getting ready to play a practice round at Kapalua when he walked into a conversation about Oklahoma's upset win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. A caddie was blaming Nick Saban for being so critical of the Crimson Tide leading up to the game that it...

July 11, 2014 - 3:07pm
33 min 59 sec ago

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella might step down after Sunday's World Cup final against Germany.

Sabella's spokesman, Eugenio Lopez, told Buenos Aires radio La Red on Friday that "I think he will end after the World Cup, complete the cycle and leave for another project."

Sabella has coached Argentina since 2011.

Lopez suggested that Sabella would have been more likely to stick around had Argentina...

July 11, 2014 - 3:04pm
33 min 59 sec ago

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — The 152 players who have qualified for the 143rd British Open golf championship, to be played July 17-20 at Royal Liverpool. Players listed in only the first category for which they qualified. Four spots are still to be determined:

British Open champions 60 or under on July 20: Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Darren Clarke, Louis Oosthuizen, Stewart Cink, Padraig Harrington, Tiger Woods, Todd Hamilton, Ben Curtis, David Duval, Paul Lawrie, Justin...

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