State & National News

April 8, 2014 - 3:42am
1 week 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Billy Horschel won the Zurich Classic two weeks after the Masters last year, and thus became first on the list of players who earned their first trip to Augusta National. He just had no idea how long the list would grow.

Derek Ernst won at Quail Hollow. Harris English won in Memphis.

Throw in the six amateurs, and then cap it off with Matt Jones being the last man in by winning the Shell Houston Open. The final tally is a record...

April 8, 2014 - 3:33am
1 week 3 days ago

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Kevin Stadler might be playing in the Masters for the first time, but he's already showing his old man a thing or two.

Such as the best way to get to the Augusta National media center.

Craig Stadler went through the main door for a joint news conference with his son Monday, which is actually the long way to go. Kevin, meanwhile, slipped in through a back entrance, like most players who turn up for interviews at the building...

April 8, 2014 - 3:27am
1 week 3 days ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Connecticut and Notre Dame may have spent too much time together in the Big East — and it apparently got annoying.

They played each other 12 times over the previous three seasons. But with Notre Dame moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference, they didn't play this year — setting up Tuesday night's title game between the undefeated squads. It's the first time in the NCAA tournament that unbeaten teams have played — either the men or women....

April 8, 2014 - 3:21am
1 week 3 days ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Women's college basketball has been looking for that watershed moment when a player or game could transcend the sport.

It may have finally found it.

For the first time in the NCAA tournament — men or women — unbeaten teams will square off for the national championship. Perennial women's powerhouse programs and former Big East rivals UConn (39-0) and Notre Dame (37-0) will play for the title Tuesday night.


April 8, 2014 - 3:00am
1 week 3 days ago



St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 3

Colorado 8, Chicago White Sox 1



Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

Cincinnati at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Colorado, 7:40 p.m.


Quad Cities...

April 8, 2014 - 1:55am
1 week 3 days ago

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ryan Boatright was his best on college basketball's biggest stage.

Capping a difficult year that included the death of his cousin, Boatright scored 14 points and helped shut down Kentucky's guards to help Connecticut win its second national title in four years with a 60-54 victory over Kentucky on Monday night.

Boatright fought through grief after his cousin, 20-year-old Arin Williams was killed in January and fought off the...

April 8, 2014 - 1:50am
1 week 3 days ago

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — One by one, players in the Kentucky locker room said essentially the same thing: They had not given the NBA a second thought, much less a first, during their stirring Final Four run.

They'd better start thinking about it now.

With millions of dollars hanging in the balance, Julius Randle, Aaron and Andrew Harrison and a bunch of other Wildcats soon will have to make one of the biggest decisions of their lives. Their deadline...

April 8, 2014 - 1:35am
1 week 3 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A petition seeking to ban quarterback Michael Vick from New York Jets' training camp at SUNY Cortland this summer because of his dogfighting-related crimes had over 2,600 signatures as of late Monday night.

The petition on includes a photo of an abused dog and calls Vick "a monster and a disgrace." It's addressed to SUNY Cortland president Erik J. Bitterbaum, saying "if we welcome Vick onto our campus, we are complicit in his crimes." Vick, who...

April 8, 2014 - 1:35am
1 week 3 days ago

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — John Gibson made 18 saves to record a shutout in his NHL debut and the Anaheim Ducks eliminated the Vancouver Canucks from playoff contention with a 3-0 victory Monday night.

Daniel Winnik, Kyle Palmieri and Matt Beleskey scored for Anaheim, which is three points ahead of San Jose for first place in the Pacific Division.

The 20-year-old Gibson, who led the United States to a gold medal at the 2013 world junior...

April 8, 2014 - 12:34am
1 week 3 days ago
Anaheim 1 1 1—3
Vancouver 0 0 0—0

First Period_1, Anaheim, Winnik 6, 6:26 (sh). Penalties_Lindholm, Ana (tripping), 6:01; Koivu, Ana (hooking), 15:06; Richardson, Van (roughing), 17:46.

Second Period_2, Anaheim, Palmieri 14 (Lovejoy, Allen), 17:03. Penalties_Bonino, Ana (roughing), 8:45; Richardson, Van (roughing), 8:45; Perreault, Ana (slashing), 18:54; Hamhuis,...

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