State & National News

January 29, 2016 - 5:45pm
1 week 4 days ago

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams is no fan of how ESPN touts NBA prospects playing in college games aired by the network.

During his regularly scheduled news conference Friday, Williams went off topic to criticize the network for focusing "about the frickin' green room" — a reference to where prospects wait to hear their name called in the NBA draft — in January during the peak of conference play.

Williams called it "the...

January 29, 2016 - 5:35pm
1 week 3 days ago

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Latest skiing conditions, as supplied by SnoCountry Mountain Reports. Conditions are subject to change due to weather, skier/rider traffic and other factors. Be aware of changing conditions. For more information go to

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January 29, 2016 - 5:32pm
1 week 4 days ago

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink says the club is in the process of acquiring 20-year-old defender Matt Miazga from Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls.

Speaking at a news conference Friday, Hiddink said, "He will be one of the squad members for the rest of the season, a young guy stepping up to the national team," according to Chelsea's website.

Hiddink added that "if you have young players, you can see what they are capable of in training."...

January 29, 2016 - 4:57pm
1 week 4 days ago

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell faces a two-game suspension for making contact with an official during a recent loss to Duke and for an NCAA violation.

The school announced the suspension in a news release Friday. The Hall of Fame coach will miss Sunday's game at North Carolina State and a trip to Boston College on Feb. 7.

UNC says the school issued a one-game suspension for the referee incident, while...

January 29, 2016 - 4:53pm
1 week 4 days ago

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst has named her chief of staff as interim athletic director and appointed a search committee to find a permanent replacement for Warde Manuel.

Manuel, who ran athletic department for the last four years, was introduced Friday as Michigan's new athletic director.

He will be replaced on an interim bases by Rachel Rubin, who began her career at UConn as an Associate Athletic Director...

January 29, 2016 - 4:48pm
1 week 4 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Second baseman Neil Walker has agreed to a $10.55 million, one-year contract with the New York Mets.

The agreement, announced Friday, avoided a salary arbitration hearing.

Walker batted .269 with 16 homers and 71 RBIs last season for his hometown Pittsburgh Pirates and earned $8 million after losing in arbitration. He was acquired by New York last month for left-hander Jonathon Niese.

The agreement was $50,000...

January 29, 2016 - 4:41pm
1 week 4 days ago

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea says it has completed the loan signing of Brazilian striker Pato until the end of the season.

The 26-year-old Pato joins from Corinthians following previously spells with Sao Paulo and AC Milan.

"I am so happy to sign for Chelsea. It is a dream for me. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know my new team-mates and cannot wait to play," Pato said Friday after completing his move.

"I thank Chelsea...

January 29, 2016 - 4:34pm
1 week 4 days ago

A person familiar with the investigation says Mississippi has been notified by the NCAA of rules violations involving the football, women's basketball and track and field programs.

The person said Friday that the university has been notified of the NCAA's Notice of Allegations against the sports. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

The announcement was not unexpected but comes at a...

January 29, 2016 - 3:44pm
1 week 4 days ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Matt O'Leary posted career highs of 20 points and 10 rebounds, and IUPUI held on to beat Western Illinois 69-67 on Friday to move into a four-way tie for first place midway through the Summit League season.

Aaron Brennan's basket gave IUPUI a 66-63 lead. Garret Covington cut the deficit to one before Marcellus Barksdale put back his own shot to make it a three-point advantage with a minute to go. Western Illinois' Jabari Sandifer made two free throws...

January 29, 2016 - 3:39pm
1 week 4 days ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Aleesha Powell made all five of her 3-point shots and scored 24 points and Seton Hall used a lopsided start to beat Big East leader and 23rd-ranked DePaul 83-74 on Friday.

The Pirates (17-4, 7-3) led 21-6 after the first quarter with Powell scoring eight points, and Seton Hall never surrendered the lead in avenging a Jan. 5 home loss.

Powell was 9-of-10 shooting. Tabatha Richardson-Smith added 20 points and Shakena Richardson 18....

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