State & National News

October 7, 2015 - 1:51pm
5 min 24 sec ago

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The Rutgers University football team has reinstated wide receiver Leonte Carroo after charges against him were dropped.

The school announced the decision Wednesday, a day after a judge dismissed simple assault charges.

Coach Kyle Flood says Carroo agreed to some undisclosed conditions and "accepted the responsibility" that comes with his return to the team.

The simple assault charges were filed last month...

October 7, 2015 - 1:40pm
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia safety Karl Joseph will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a right knee injury in practice.

Coach Dana Holgorsen said Wednesday that the senior was injured in a non-contact drill during practice Tuesday.

Joseph started all 42 games of his career. His five interceptions this season were tied with three others for the lead in the Bowl Subdivision. Three of those came against Georgia Southern....

October 7, 2015 - 1:40pm
5 min 24 sec ago

ROME (AP) — Lance Armstrong's former physician has reportedly filed a lawsuit aiming to halt distribution in Italy of a movie about the disgraced cyclist.

The ANSA news agency reports that lawyers for Dr. Michele Ferrari have requested that the "The Program" — due to be released in Italy on Thursday — be sequestered from distributor Videa and are seeking damages.

Lawyers say Ferrari never administered EPO to Armstrong.


October 7, 2015 - 1:36pm
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All Times EDT
Wild Card

Chicago at Pittsburgh, 8:08 p.m.


Montreal at Toronto, 7 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Vancouver at Calgary, 10 p.m.

San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

October 7, 2015 - 1:23pm
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Greg Hardy's mouth is preceding his production.

The Dallas Cowboys defensive end is returning to the field this week after serving a four-game suspension for roughing up his former girlfriend. His first opponent: The defending NFL champion New England Patriots, who are 3-0 under reigning Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady.

Asked if it matters who the opponent is, Hardy said this week that he loves seeing Brady. And then he brought up...

October 7, 2015 - 1:19pm
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have assigned center Jordan Schroeder to their AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild.

The move was made Wednesday, after Schroeder cleared waivers.

The 25-year-old Schroeder had a decent first season with the Wild, tallying three goals and five assists in 25 games with a plus-9 rating after playing parts of the previous two years with Vancouver. But with the emergence of rookie Tyler Graovac during training camp,...

October 7, 2015 - 1:16pm
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NL Division Series (Game 2)

Pittsburgh-Chicago winner at St. Louis, 5:37 p.m.

New York at Los Angeles, 9:07 p.m.


No. 1 Ohio State vs. Maryland, Noon

No. 2 TCU at Kansas State, 7:30 p.m....

October 7, 2015 - 1:14pm
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DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill says he became frustrated during a recent practice and regrets that he disparaged two teammates.

Annoyed that defensive players were practicing aggressively during a workout that's typically low-key the day before a game, Tannehill sarcastically told two players they would receive a "scout team trophy." Neither player is a starter.

The incident occurred Saturday in London, one day before...

October 7, 2015 - 1:08pm
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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Mike Pettine called the criticism directed at Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden for not playing in Sunday's game because of a broken finger "unwarranted."

Pettine said he spoke with Haden, who tested his finger during pregame warmups before choosing not to play. Pettine said he's partially responsible for the condemnation toward Haden because he didn't do an adequate job explaining why his top defensive player decided to sit out Cleveland's 30...

October 7, 2015 - 1:07pm
5 min 24 sec ago

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee wide receiver Alton "Pig" Howard has been dismissed from the team for a violation of unspecified team rules.

Volunteers coach Butch Jones announced Howard's dismissal on Wednesday.

Howard had 54 catches for 618 yards last season to lead Tennessee in both categories, but he had only one reception for eight yards this year while playing in just two games.

Howard was suspended from a season-opening...

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