State & National News

July 29, 2015 - 1:09pm
8 min 6 sec ago

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with the visit tells The Associated Press that free-agent offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus is meeting with the Buffalo Bills to determine their interest in signing him.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because the Bills have not announced the visit. first reported the meeting.

The visit takes place three days after the 31-year-old was released by the Indianapolis Colts, and as...

July 29, 2015 - 12:54pm
8 min 6 sec ago

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The title sponsor of the African cycling team that made an impressive debut at the Tour de France says it is ending its agreement.

Despite praising the team's performance, cellphone network MTN says its partnership with South Africa-based MTN-Qhubeka has "reached its conclusion."

The announcement on Wednesday was a surprise after MTN-Qhubeka achieved a series of firsts at this month's Tour, becoming the first African...

July 29, 2015 - 12:07pm
8 min 5 sec ago

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Aljaz Bedene advanced to the quarterfinals of the Hamburg Open by upsetting third-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (2), 7-6 (7) on Wednesday.

Bedene will next play eight-seeded Fabio Fognini, who needed three sets to overcome Albert Ramos-Vinolas, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

In another upset, sixth-seeded and 2012 Hamburg winner Juan Monaco went out against qualifier Lucas Pouille, 6-1, 7-5.

Fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas...

July 29, 2015 - 11:47am
8 min 6 sec ago

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Russia's Natalya Ishchenko won a record 18th career synchronized swimming gold medal at the world championships on Wednesday with victory in the solo free routine.

Ishchenko's program scored 97.2333 points to beat China's Huang Xuechen by 1.5333 points.

The bronze went to Ona Carbonell of Spain on 94.9 points.

Ishchenko's win moves her one ahead of her longtime duet partner Svetlana Romashina, who has 17...

July 29, 2015 - 11:07am
8 min 5 sec ago

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Cycling Union has suspended Italian team Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec from international races for 30 days after two riders tested positive for doping.

The UCI says the ban starts Aug. 1.

The second-tier team becomes the first to be suspended since the UCI's team rule took effect in January. Teams can be barred from major races for up to 45 days for "two potential anti-doping violations within the same team...

July 29, 2015 - 10:38am
8 min 6 sec ago

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Here is the latest surrounding the suspension of star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using underinflated footballs (all times local):

12:45 p.m.

Police have been asked to keep an eye on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's home on the Maine coast following his decision to uphold the four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Scarborough Police Chief Robbie Moulton tells the...

July 29, 2015 - 10:21am
38 min 6 sec ago

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Tejay van Garderen will return to racing at the Vuelta a Espana after an illness forced the American cyclist out of the Tour de France with a podium finish in sight.

BMC Racing Team general manager Jim Ochowicz said Wednesday that van Garderen and Samuel Sanchez will headline his team at the season's finale grand tour beginning Aug. 22.

It will be the first time van Garderen has started the Spanish race since 2010....

July 29, 2015 - 10:21am
1 hour 8 min ago

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Rory McIlroy has told the PGA Tour he will not play the Bridgestone Invitational next week as he recovers from his ankle injury.

It will be the second straight tournament that McIlroy will miss as the defending champion. He injured his left ankle while playing soccer with friends in Northern Ireland the first weekend in July. He was not able to defend his title in the British Open at St. Andrews.

McIlroy did not indicate if he...

July 29, 2015 - 10:15am
1 hour 8 min ago

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots owner Robert Kraft says 'I was wrong to put my faith in the league' in Brady case.

July 29, 2015 - 10:15am
1 hour 8 min ago

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Inbee Park, the top-ranked player in women's golf, has criticized the qualifying criteria for next year's Olympic tournament, saying it will rule out too many of the world's top stars.

Sixty players will compete in the men's and women's events in Rio de Janiero, and a country is allowed a maximum of four players. South Korea, where Park is from, has 15 players in the top 28 in the women's rankings.

Park says "if you are in...

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