State & National News

April 26, 2015 - 7:34am
1 hour 13 sec ago

ALICANTE, Spain (AP) — Dongfeng Race Team, the Chinese-backed crew whose hopes of victory in the Volvo Ocean Race were rocked when they had to quit the fifth leg because of a broken mast, have bounced back by taking the lead Sunday in the next 5,010-nautical mile stage from Brazil to the U.S.

Dongfeng mast broke about 200 nautical miles from Cape Horn last month and they were forced to limp to Argentina for some makeshift repairs before a new rig was fitted in Itajaí,...

April 26, 2015 - 7:01am
1 hour 13 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon for the first time on Sunday, leading home a Kenyan top four ahead of defending champion Wilson Kipsang.

Kipchoge, a former world 5,000-meter champion, completed the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) route in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 42 seconds.

Kipsang reached the finish line near Buckingham Palace five seconds behind, followed by Dennis Kimetto and Stanley Biwott.

Tigist Tufa became the...

April 26, 2015 - 5:51am
1 hour 13 sec ago

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Authorities say at least 50 people have been injured and 40 arrested after fierce clashes between Red Star and Partizan fans.

The riots erupted before the match between the two biggest Belgrade rival clubs at the Red Star stadium in the capital on Saturday.

The start of the match had to be postponed for 40 minutes when hooligans hurled stones at each other and battled with sticks. The play was also stopped for seven minutes...

April 26, 2015 - 5:22am
1 hour 13 sec ago

SHANGHAI (AP) — Wu Ashun became the first Chinese player to win a European Tour title on home soil when he beat David Howell by one stroke to capture the Volvo China Open on Sunday.

The 29-year-old Wu, who plays primarily on the Japan Tour, was the steadiest player in the final round, making two birdies to just one bogey to card a 71 and finish at 9-under 279 overall.

Howell missed a five-foot par putt on the 18th to force a playoff. He had four...

April 26, 2015 - 5:04am
1 hour 13 sec ago

NEW DELHI (AP) — Olympic Council of Asia secretary-general Randhir Singh says International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach's visit to India will boost the profile of Olympic sports in the country irrespective of whether it bids for the Olympic Games.

Bach was due to arrive late on Sunday with a meeting scheduled with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday amid speculation that India wants to bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Randhir says Bach's...

April 26, 2015 - 4:03am
1 hour 13 sec ago
BC-HKO--AHL Playoff Glance
AHL Playoff Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
(x-if necessary)
CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
BEST OF 5
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Hartford 1, Providence 1

Wednesday, April 22: Hartford 3, Providence 1

Saturday, April 25:...

April 26, 2015 - 4:01am
1 hour 13 sec ago
BC-BBO--Baseball Expanded Glance,0123
Baseball Expanded Standings
All Times EDT
By The Associated Press
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
WLPctGBWCGBL10StrHomeAway
Boston108.5564-6L-14-3...
April 26, 2015 - 3:11am
1 hour 12 sec ago

SATURDAY'S RESULTS

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Milwaukee 92, Chicago 90

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Chicago 4, Nashville 3

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, ppd rain

Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, ppd rain

St. Louis 5, Milwaukee 3

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Wisconsin 2,...

April 26, 2015 - 1:37am
1 hour 12 sec ago

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marc Gasol had 25 points and the Memphis Grizzlies took a 3-0 lead in their playoff series over the Trail Blazers by withstanding a late Portland rally for a 115-109 victory on Saturday night.

Courtney Lee had 20 points and Mike Conley added 14 before leaving the game late in the third quarter with a facial injury. Memphis was already thin at point guard with reserve Beno Udrih sidelined with a sprained right ankle.

The...

April 26, 2015 - 1:24am
1 hour 12 sec ago
All Times EDT
FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Saturday, April 18

Washington 93, Toronto 86, OT

Golden State 106, New Orleans 99

Chicago 103, Milwaukee 91

Houston 118, Dallas 108

...
Sunday, April 19
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