State & National News

September 4, 2015 - 5:02pm
3 min 55 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals recalled right-hander Tanner Roark from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday in advance of his start against the Braves.

President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Roark is starting Friday night in place of Stephen Strasburg.

Strasburg left his start Sunday versus the Marlins after four innings with upper back tightness. He threw a bullpen session...

September 4, 2015 - 4:51pm
3 min 55 sec ago

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Mario Goetze scored twice to help Germany beat Poland 3-1 Friday in their European Championship qualifier and replace the visitors at the top of Group D.

Goetze scored twice as the Germans avenged their first ever defeat to Poland last October.

Thomas Mueller opened the scoring in the 12th minute, assisted by Jonas Hector, who also set up Goetze seven minutes later.

Poland captain Robert Lewandowski...

September 4, 2015 - 4:31pm
3 min 54 sec ago

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Royal Posse won the $100,000 Evan Shipman at Saratoga Race Course on Friday, dueling with Saratoga Snacks through the stretch before getting his nose down at the wire.

This was the 23rd lifetime start but first in a stakes for Royal Posse. The 4-year-old was making his third start, all at Saratoga, since being claimed by trainer Rudy Rodriguez in May.

Under jockey Javier Castellano, Royal Posse ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.91...

September 4, 2015 - 4:30pm
3 min 54 sec ago

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning backup goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy could be sidelined up to three months after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot from near his left collarbone.

Team vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman said Friday that the 21-year-old Russian was treated for a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and is expected to make a full recovery and return to the ice in two to three months.

Surgery was performed...

September 4, 2015 - 4:20pm
3 min 54 sec ago
Saturday
At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
New York
All Times EDT
Play begins at 11 a.m.
Arthur Ashe Stadium

Petra Kvitova (5), Czech Republic, vs. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (32), Slovakia

Not before 1 p.m.: Philipp Kohlschreiber (29), Germany, vs. Roger Federer (2), Switzerland

Victoria...

September 4, 2015 - 4:09pm
3 min 54 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been throwing tennis and weighted balls as he recovers from a sore right elbow.

Coach Mike Pettine said Manziel is "on schedule" in his rehab program and that he could begin throwing a football again as early as Friday. Manziel has been dealing with tendinitis in his forearm and elbow, a condition that has bothered him since his freshman year at Texas A&M.

Manziel hasn't thrown a football...

September 4, 2015 - 4:01pm
3 min 54 sec ago

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have released defensive lineman Darnell Dockett and five other players.

The 49ers also released linebacker Philip Wheeler, safety Craig Dahl, offensive linemen Joe Looney and Patrick Miller, and receiver Issac Blakeney on Friday to leave 69 players on the roster. San Francisco needs to cut down to 53 by Saturday.

Dockett was one of the more prominent free agents added by San Francisco this offseason...

September 4, 2015 - 3:58pm
3 min 54 sec ago

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Luke Donald took a big step toward advancing to the next FedEx Cup playoff event in Chicago. Jason Day took a small step toward No. 1 in the world.

As for Jordan Spieth? He took another step in the wrong direction.

Donald advanced to the second playoff event at the Deutsche Bank Championship, and then he managed blustery conditions at the TPC Boston on Friday for a 4-under 67 and a share of the lead with Colt Knost among the...

September 4, 2015 - 3:28pm
3 min 54 sec ago

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke's men's basketball team is headed back to the White House next week to celebrate its latest national title.

School officials announced Friday that President Barack Obama will honor the Blue Devils on Tuesday for their NCAA Tournament championship.

Duke won its fifth NCAA Tournament title in April by beating Wisconsin 68-63 in the championship game in Indianapolis.

It marks Duke's second White House...

September 4, 2015 - 2:21pm
3 min 54 sec ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Elijah Holyfield, the top-rated running back in the state of Georgia and the son of former boxing champion Evander Holyfield, says he will sign with Georgia.

Holyfield, a senior at Woodward Academy in the Atlanta area, announced his decision on Friday. He says he chose Georgia over Alabama and Auburn. He also had offers from Tennessee, South Carolina and other schools.

Holyfield brought out two white bulldog puppies for his...

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