State & National News

April 9, 2014 - 3:25pm
1 week 4 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes once again will have plenty of free time in April and beyond.

They've locked up a fifth straight year without making the playoffs — the longest active streak in the Eastern Conference.

That makes seven of eight seasons since winning the 2006 Stanley Cup that they've missed the postseason.

Now it' about playing the three remaining games, starting with the home finale Thursday night...

April 9, 2014 - 3:10pm
1 week 4 days ago
North Division
Buffalo (Blue Jays)401.000
Pawtucket (Red Sox)43.571
Rochester (Twins)22.5002
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)23.400
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)24....
April 9, 2014 - 3:08pm
1 week 4 days ago

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Masters chairman Billy Payne says Tiger Woods has to be immobilized for two weeks after his back surgery.

Woods is missing the Masters for the first time in his career after back surgery March 31 to relieve a pinched nerve.

He has been at every Champions Dinner since winning the first of his four green jackets in 1997. Payne was asked Wednesday if he thought Woods might come to the dinner even though he's not playing....

April 9, 2014 - 3:04pm
1 week 4 days ago

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The cast on Marlin Lane's left hand symbolizes how much the Tennessee running back has grown up over the last year.

This time a year ago, Lane was missing the latter part of spring practice for disciplinary reasons. Now he's earning raves from the same coaching staff that had punished him a year earlier.

Lane has won respect for continuing to practice despite injuring his hand last month. Tennessee coach Butch Jones says Lane...

April 9, 2014 - 2:57pm
1 week 4 days ago

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed former Harvard punter Jake Dombrowski.

Dombrowski has been a free agent since completing his four-year career at Harvard in 2012. He will be given a shot to compete for the punting job held by veteran Brian Moorman, who was re-signed to a one-year contract in January.

Dombrowski appeared in 31 games with the Crimson. He earned first-team Ivy League honors as a senior.


April 9, 2014 - 2:51pm
1 week 4 days ago

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A Bowling Green State University fan's donation to the men's basketball program and his hometown of Findlay has grown to $20 million.

Findlay native Bill Frack said Wednesday that a series of trusts has doubled in value.

Most of the earnings from the trusts go to the Bowling Green basketball team while the rest goes toward community programs in Hancock County.

Frack announced in 2011 that he planned to...

April 9, 2014 - 2:50pm
1 week 4 days ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Robbie Erlin allowed one run in six innings and Chase Headley's single in the sixth drove in the go-ahead run, leading the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 win over the Cleveland Indians and a split of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Cleveland's pitching dominated a 2-0 victory in the first game. Zach McAllister pitched 7 2-3 scoreless innings and Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer in the sixth.

Erlin (1-0) held the Indians to four hits, struck out...

April 9, 2014 - 2:44pm
1 week 4 days ago

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April 9, 2014 - 2:24pm
1 week 4 days ago

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have optioned struggling right-handed reliever Wilton Lopez to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The team recalled infielder Josh Rutledge, who was available for the game Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox.

Lopez was hit hard by Chicago on Tuesday, giving up six runs and three homers while recording just two outs. He has an 11.37 ERA in four games.

Manager Walt Weiss says he wants Lopez to get to...

April 9, 2014 - 2:19pm
1 week 3 days ago
All Times EDT

Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m.

Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m.

Kansas City at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m.

Colorado at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.

Miami at Philadelphia...

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