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June 27, 2014 - 4:03am
1 week 6 days ago

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — Officials from some Illinois high schools plan to propose separate championships for traditional public schools and private schools and others that don't have district boundaries.

Adam Cibulka is the principal at Addison Trail High School in Addison and president of the West Suburban Conference. He tells The Rock Island Argus ( ) the conference is working on a proposal to present to the Illinois High School Association. The...

June 27, 2014 - 3:51am
1 week 5 days ago

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Two Australians are tied for the lead after the morning rounds on Day 2 of the Quicken Loans National.

Marc Leishman and newcomer Oliver Goss are at 6 under after each shot 66 during the second round Friday on the Blue Course at Congressional Country Club.

Leishman has one PGA Tour win. Goss is playing in his second tournament as a pro and was the low amateur at the Masters in April.

First-round leader Greg...

June 27, 2014 - 3:04am
1 week 6 days ago

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide



The United States and Algeria qualify for the final 16 at the World Cup on the last day of group-stage games, and will face Belgium and Germany respectively.

June 27, 2014 - 3:00am
1 week 6 days ago


Washington at Chicago Cubs, 3:05 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Toronto, 6:07 p.m.

St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.


Quad Cities at Peoria, 7 p.m.

Kane County at Beloit, 7 p.m.


Chicago at New York, 6:30...

June 27, 2014 - 1:46am
1 week 6 days ago

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors made a surprise move in Thursday's NBA draft, selecting Brazilian forward Bruno Caboclo with the No. 20 overall pick.

Caboclo, who didn't work out for any team, plays for E.C. Pinheiros of the NBB, the premier basketball league in Brazil.

The Raptors scouted the 6-foot-9, 200-pound Caboclo — who has a 7-foot-7 wingspan — overseas.

Caboclo averaged 4.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in 16 games for...

June 27, 2014 - 1:46am
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SALEM TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A soccer-golf hybrid sport has gained a foothold in the U.S.

From California to Michigan, golf course operators say FootGolf is not only helping them financially, but it's drawing a younger and more diverse customer base.

Philip Taucher (TOW'-chuhr) helps to manage a newly created FootGolf course at Fox Hills west of Detroit. He says the sport has been "a huge success" financially and it has brought in players who have...

June 27, 2014 - 1:13am
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June 27, 2014 - 1:07am
1 week 6 days ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Phillips had three hits, including a home run and double, and scored twice in his return to the lineup, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Thursday night.

Mike Leake (6-6) allowed four hits in eight innings, had a career-high 12 strikeouts and walked one, which was intentional. He's still looking for his first major league shutout.

Aroldis Chapman worked the ninth for his 15th save in 16 chances...

June 27, 2014 - 1:04am
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June 27, 2014 - 1:01am
1 week 6 days ago

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors selected San Diego State senior guard Xavier Thames with the No. 59 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft, then traded his draft rights to the Brooklyn Nets.

The Raptors traded Thames to the Nets for cash considerations.

Thames, who transferred from Washington State after his freshman year, is coming off a career season with the Aztecs. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder averaged a team-leading 17.6 points, 3.2 assists and 1....

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