State & National News

July 25, 2014 - 6:39pm
3 hours 23 min ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Yes! Yes! Yes!

Police say a former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week.

According to police, Bryan Danielson and his wife drove into their carport and that's when the wrestler saw a door to his house start to open. Two men ran out, and Danielson gave chase.

Police say the wrestler caught one of the suspects, 22-year-old Cesar Sosa, while the...

July 25, 2014 - 6:28pm
3 hours 53 min ago

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed free agent punter Drew Butler and released safety Gabe Lynn.

The team announced the moves Friday.

Butler played 16 games with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2012 season. He had a net average of 37.8 yards on 77 punts for the Steelers.

Sam Martin, Detroit's incumbent punter, had a net average of 40.4 yards as a rookie last season.

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July 25, 2014 - 6:28pm
2 hours 43 min ago

MONTREAL (AP) — Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard.

The 44-year-old Furyk, the 2006 winner at Hamilton and 2007 champion at Angus Glen, matched Petrovic at 10-under 130 on the tree-line Blue Course.

"Winning any event is special," Furyk said. "I've had a lot of success (in Canada) and really a lot of support...

July 25, 2014 - 6:13pm
3 hours 53 min ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have acquired minor league right-hander Deck McGuire from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash.

The A's said Friday that McGuire will be optioned to Triple-A Sacramento.

The 25-year-old McGuire is 6-9 with a 4.21 ERA in 20 starts for Triple-A Buffalo and Double-A New Hampshire. The 6-foot-6 McGuire was picked 11th overall by Toronto in the 2010 draft.

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July 25, 2014 - 6:09pm
3 hours 53 min ago

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Colts running back Vick Ballard was carted off the field Friday with a lower left leg injury.

Team owner Jim Irsay, making his first appearance at training camp, said Ballard would have an MRI.

Ballard appeared to hurt his ankle on a pass play during Indy's afternoon practice. After initially limping, Ballard was taken to the locker room on a golf cart. He wasn't even hit on the play, and the Colts have not yet practiced in full...

July 25, 2014 - 5:59pm
4 hours 3 min ago

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Startling left tackle Russell Okung and strong safety Kam Chancellor were both spectators as the Seattle Seahawks began training camp.

Okung and Chancellor are both recovering from surgeries in the offseason, but coach Pete Carroll said Friday that both are close to returning to practice. Chancellor had hip surgery, while Okung had a procedure on his foot. Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith was also watched Friday's first practice after ankle surgery in...

July 25, 2014 - 5:44pm
4 hours 13 min ago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has finalized its nonconference basketball schedule and will open Nov. 7 with an exhibition against Quincy.

According to a news release Friday, that will be followed by home dates on Nov. 14 against Georgia Southern, Nov. 16 against Coppin State, Nov. 21 against Austin Peay and Nov. 24 against Brown.

Previously announced games in the Las Vegas Invitational and against Miami in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge will be followed...

July 25, 2014 - 5:40pm
4 hours 13 min ago

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns Pro Bowl wide receiver Josh Gordon has reported to training camp as he awaits an appeal hearing with the NFL on a possible suspension.

Gordon is scheduled to meet with the league on Aug. 1. He's facing an indefinite suspension for violating the substance abuse policy for at least the third time. Gordon was suspended for the first two games last season.

He entered the league with a history of marijuana abuse after failing two...

July 25, 2014 - 5:38pm
4 hours 13 min ago

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Dragged to the ground after trying to evade arrest on a street in Florida, swimmer Dan Wallace was in handcuffs and fearing his dream of reaching the pinnacle of his sport had just ended.

Not only was his future at the University of Florida in jeopardy but his place in Scotland's swimming team also hung in the balance with the Commonwealth Games approaching.

Redemption, though, has come quickly.

Barely...

July 25, 2014 - 5:36pm
4 hours 13 min ago

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have signed power forward Adreian Payne, the team's first-round pick last month.

The 6-foot-10 Payne, from Michigan State, was the 15th overall pick.

Payne averaged 12.5 points and seven rebounds while starting all six games for the Hawks' Las Vegas summer league team this month.

He finished his college career as Michigan State's career leader with 141 blocked shots. He averaged 16.4 points and 7....

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