State & National News

July 30, 2016 - 12:36pm
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former general manager Bobby Beathard will be the 49th member of the Washington Redskins' Ring of Fame.

Beathard was the architect of the Redskins' Super Bowl-winning teams. Washington won three and appeared in four over a span of 10 years.

President Bruce Allen announced the honor Saturday during training camp. The 79-year-old Beathard will be added Nov. 13 against the Minnesota Vikings during the Redskins' annual "Homecoming"...

July 30, 2016 - 11:50am
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will immediately appeal the decision to ban all eight of its weightlifters from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for doping.

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutkov told Match TV on Saturday that the country will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport this weekend.

The International Weightlifting Federation issued the ban on Friday for what it called "extremely shocking" results that brought the sport into "disrepute."...

July 30, 2016 - 11:31am
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SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Dutch rider Bauke Mollema broke away on a downhill descent to win the one-day San Sebastian Classic on Saturday.

Tony Gallopin was second, followed by another former winner, Alejandro Valverde, in the Basque costal city.

Mollema, a Trek-Segafredo cyclist, surprised the other race leaders after catching Joaquim Rodriguez on a late uphill attack. Mollema then raced away, opening up a gap that was good enough to win the 220-...

July 30, 2016 - 11:30am
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LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his concussion-like symptoms haven't changed and his return to NASCAR doesn't appear imminent.

NASCAR's most popular driver is scheduled to miss his third consecutive race Sunday because he suffers from symptoms of a concussion.

Earnhardt tweeted Saturday there was no change in his condition. He wrote: "Symptoms have plateaued over the last week. Balance/Gaze Stabilization are only issues. Docs preaching...

July 30, 2016 - 10:57am
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have placed right-hander Nathan Karns on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain a day after he was roughed up in a relief appearance.

Right-hander Cody Martin was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma before Saturday's game against the Cubs.

Chicago scored five runs in two innings off Karns in Friday's 12-1 romp. He gave up three hits, walked three and allowed a home run to David Ross.


July 30, 2016 - 10:50am
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Baylor University's sexual assault scandal also has led investigators to question whether the school's student conduct code may have driven some victims into silence.

Investigators with the Pepper Hamilton law firm who dug into Baylor's response to rape claims found the school's approach to drugs, alcohol and premarital sex "created barriers" for women who wanted to report sexual assaults.

A lawyer for several women who are suing...

July 30, 2016 - 10:42am
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Canadian lawyer who accused Russia of operating a state-run doping program is facing "a deluge of requests" for information on individual athletes implicated in his investigation.

Richard McLaren, who was commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, issued a report that accused Russia's sports ministry of overseeing doping among Olympic athletes in more than two dozen summer and winter sports.

The IOC rejected calls by WADA...

July 30, 2016 - 9:53am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Skydiver Luke Aikins figures his next leap into thin air will start pretty much like the thousands that preceded it, only with one small but significant difference.

This time when he steps out of a plane at 25,000 feet he won't take his parachute with him.

If all goes according to plan, he will land two minutes later in a trawler-like fishing net 20 stories above the ground and about a third the size of a football field....

July 30, 2016 - 8:25am
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi authorities say sprinter Yousef Ahmed Masrahi will not compete in this summer's Olympics after failing a drug test.

Masrahi set an Asian 400-meter record at the athletics world championships in Beijing last year.

The Saudi Olympic Committee said in a statement that the 28-year-old athlete tested positive for a banned substance during training in June, and that as a result he will not compete at next month's Olympics...

July 30, 2016 - 8:00am
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NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders signed general manager Reggie McKenzie to a four-year contract extension.

Owner Mark Davis announced the move Friday night in front of about 100 former Raiders players. Davis said it was time to "reward" McKenzie for the job he had done in his first three years with the team.

McKenzie was originally given a five-year contract back in 2012 to run the team after the death of longtime owner Al Davis. The Raiders...

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