State & National News

August 27, 2016 - 8:26am
48 min 30 sec ago

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Members of North Korea's Olympic team have returned home, greeted by a small crowd of family and friends.

Vice Premier Ro Tu Chol and Vice Minister of Sport Kim Jong Su were also at Pyongyang's airport to welcome the team home from Rio on Saturday. But there was no motorcade and no crowds lining the streets — a common welcome in the past for North Korean athletes returning home after winning overseas competitions.

North...

August 27, 2016 - 7:18am
1 hour 18 min ago

ROME (AP) — AC Milan's 17-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has received his first call up to Italy's squad.

New Azzurri coach Gian Piero Ventura also gave Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli, Torino forward Andrea Belotti and Genoa striker Leonardo Pavoletti their first call ups.

Italy hosts France in a friendly in Bari on Thursday, then visits Israel four days later to open World Cup qualifying.

Ventura replaced Antonio...

August 27, 2016 - 6:14am
38 min 29 sec ago

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has clinched pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of 18-year-old Dutchman Max Verstappen, while championship leader Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday's race from the back of the grid.

Cheered on by a large contingent of Dutch fans, Verstappen beat Sebastian Vettel's leading time to move into contention, only for Rosberg to beat Verstappen's mark and clinch his 28th career pole.

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August 27, 2016 - 5:44am
1 hour 18 min ago

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's grid penalty for the Belgian Grand Prix has increased to a whopping 55 places after Mercedes made further engine changes on Saturday.

The defending Formula One champion and current championship leader was already condemned to start from the back of the grid after picking up a 15-place grid penalty in Friday morning's first practice and a further 15 spots following another component change in the afternoon....

August 27, 2016 - 3:03am
2 hours 58 min ago

FRIDAY'S GAMES

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox 3, Seattle 1

St. Louis 3, Oakland 1

Chicago Cubs 6, L.A. Dodgers 4

WNBA

Chicago 90, Atlanta 82

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Beloit 1, Kane County 0

Peoria 3, Burlington 0

Wisconsin 2, Quad Cities 1

SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE...

August 27, 2016 - 2:20am
2 hours 58 min ago

SYDNEY (AP) — Davis Webb threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score in a sensational debut for California, leading the Bears to a 51-31 win over Hawaii on Saturday in college football's season opener at Sydney's Olympic stadium.

Khalfani Muhammad had 94 yards rushing and one touchdown, and Chad Hansen had 14 receptions for 160 yards and two scores to help Cal win the game played Down Under as a tourism initiative and to increase awareness of "gridiron" in the...

August 27, 2016 - 1:59am
28 min 29 sec ago
BC-SOC--MLS Glance
Major League Soccer
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
Toronto FC1277433927
New York City FC11784144...
August 27, 2016 - 1:59am
38 min 29 sec ago
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
Toronto FC1277433927
New York City FC1178414443
New York1097374535
Philadelphia1097...
August 27, 2016 - 1:55am
3 hours 18 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kris Bryant hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th inning to go with an earlier solo shot, lifting the Chicago Cubs over the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 on Friday night in the series opener between NL division leaders.

Bryant's 35th homer capped a comeback from an earlier two-run deficit and extended the Cubs' winning streak to four games. Chicago fans chanted "MVP! MVP!" as Bryant scored behind Dexter Fowler, who singled leading off....

August 27, 2016 - 1:53am
3 hours 28 min ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Brandon Drury scored the winning run on a wild pitch with two outs in the 11th inning Friday night, giving the Arizona Diamondbacks a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

After the Diamondbacks gave up a 2-1 lead in the ninth and then rallied to tie it in the 10th, a wild pitch by Blake Wood ended the game.

Drury doubled with one out off Wood (5-3) and took third on a groundout. A walk brought up Jean Segura, and Wood's first pitch...

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