State & National News

May 30, 2016 - 11:02am
19 min 22 sec ago

ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — A New York man who drowned during lifeguard tryouts in a Cape Cod lake was a collegiate swimmer who planned to become an assistant swim coach at his alma mater.

Rescue crews pulled Jack Jakubek, of Newburgh, from Pilgrim Lake around 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The 22-year-old was pronounced dead at Cape Cod Hospital.

Police say Jakubek was trying out for a summer lifeguard position at Nauset Beach. Jakubek had previously worked as a...

May 30, 2016 - 10:29am
19 min 22 sec ago

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Canadian Alpine ski team says Olympic bronze medalist Jan Hudec has switched to the Czech Republic team.

The Czech-born Hudec has undergone several knee surgeries and started only one World Cup race last season.

The Canadian team says it granted Hudec's request, which the International Ski Federation must approve, after not selecting him for next season's team.

Now 34, Hudec won downhill silver at the...

May 30, 2016 - 9:50am
19 min 22 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — On a day heavy rain washed out play at Roland Garros for the first time in 16 years, the leader of the Paris Olympic bid said the construction of a roof at the French Open is "not crucial."

The French Open is the only major tournament without a structure allowing play to go on during rainy days. The French tennis federation is planning to have one over center court by 2020 as part of extension works that are currently put on hold by legal action from local...

May 30, 2016 - 9:48am
19 min 22 sec ago

Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m.

San Francisco at Atlanta, 1:10 p.m.

Boston at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m.

St. Louis at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m.

Minnesota at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.

San Diego at Seattle, 4:10 p.m.

Cincinnati at Colorado, 4:10 p.m.

Houston at Arizona, 4:10 p.m....

May 30, 2016 - 9:26am
19 min 22 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A blow to the chest sometimes knocks the heart out of rhythm, and can kill. Fortunately it's rare. But most victims are otherwise healthy kid athletes. And survival hinges on fast use of heart-zapping defibrillators that not every athletic league or school keeps near the playing fields.

Now a U.S. organization that oversees athletic equipment has proposed the first performance standard for chest protectors to reduce the risk.


May 30, 2016 - 9:16am
19 min 22 sec ago

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Marcus Rashford has signed a new contract with Manchester United through June 2020, a reward for the teenage striker's breakthrough this season that could earn him a place in England's European Championship squad.

United announced the deal on Monday, saying Rashford has an option to extend the contract by a further year.

The 18-year-old Rashford was plucked from the youth teams and given his senior debut in February because...

May 30, 2016 - 9:14am
19 min 22 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — Persistent rain has forced the cancellation of all matches at the French Open for the first time in 16 years.

Organizers say matches will be rescheduled for Tuesday, but more rain is expected then with a hoped-for break in the clouds Wednesday.

The last total wash-out in Paris was May 30, 2000, according to organizers.

Among those matches postponed were with top seeds Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) and...

May 30, 2016 - 8:13am
19 min 22 sec ago

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — A top U.S. coach is in the Gaza Strip to help set up the territory's first female wheelchair basketball team.

"I think for Gaza this is a very unique thing," said the trainer, Jess Markt. "I think there are not so many opportunities for women to play sports here, and particularly for disabled women."

Markt, 40, was a track athlete until 21 years ago when he suffered a severed spinal cord in a car accident. Three years...

May 30, 2016 - 7:40am
19 min 22 sec ago

MADRID (AP) — Pau Gasol says he is considering not playing at the Olympics because of the Zika virus.

The Spanish basketball player says there is too much uncertainty about the situation in Brazil and anyone going to Rio de Janeiro for the games should "think about" whether it's worth the risk.

He says other Spanish athletes have also expressed their concerns about the virus and are also considering skipping the games. He did not name the other...

May 30, 2016 - 6:16am
19 min 22 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local):


12:10 p.m.

The weather is not getting any better at the French Open.

Tarps are still on all courts as drizzle keeps falling steadily and the stadium announcer has just told spectators they will have to keep waiting.

He says no match will start before 1:00 p.m.


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