State & National News

February 9, 2016 - 9:44am
9 min 47 sec ago
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No. 1 Villanova at DePaul, 8:30 p.m.

No. 5 Xavier at Creighton, 8 p.m.

No. 6 Kansas vs. No. 10 West Virginia, 7 p.m.

No. 7 Virginia vs. Virginia Tech, 8 p.m.

No. 8 Michigan State at No. 18 Purdue, 7 p.m.

No. 9 North Carolina at Boston College, 8 p.m....

February 9, 2016 - 9:16am
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LONDON (AP) — London's preparations for hosting the 2017 world track and field championships have been hit by the sudden departure of its chief organizer.

U.K. Athletics says Sally Bolton, managing director of the organizing committee of the championships, is leaving for "personal reasons."

Bolton did not expand on the reasons, only saying she is "incredibly proud of the work that has been completed in achieving the early milestones that lay the...

February 9, 2016 - 9:02am
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PARIS (AP) — Europe's top football clubs say they have no plans to set up a Super League of elite teams to replace the Champions League.

European Club Association vice chairman Umberto Gandini said after a meeting of 143 members in Paris that "we are not designing anything at the moment."

ECA leaders have helped fueled recent speculation during talks with UEFA about changing the Champions League and Europa League for the 2018-2021 seasons....

February 9, 2016 - 7:00am
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JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Cattle rancher Tom Johnston is a Wyoming cowboy gone global who's the master of snow for Alpine skiing events at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Johnston, the chief of race for ski events at the 2018 Olympics, is responsible for preparing the snow to world-class conditions at the next Winter Games.

Having honed his craft at annual World Cup races and last season's world championships in Beaver Creek, Colorado, the snow maestro...

February 9, 2016 - 4:49am
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PARIS (AP) — Leaders of the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics have secured about 8 million euros ($8.9 million) in sponsorship deals with four major French groups.

The bid committee says each of the four new partners — Caisse des Depots, Elior Group, JCDecaux and RATP — will contribute about 2 million euros to the budget.

The announcement, coming on the same day Paris will release its bid logo, follows the signing last month of the bid's first...

February 9, 2016 - 4:01am
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Atlantic Division
February 9, 2016 - 3:13am
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DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos will board fire trucks and roll slowly through the crowd-lined streets of the Mile High City to celebrate winning the Super Bowl.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected for Tuesday's parade and rally after the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50.

Officials won't give specific turnout predictions, but the last time Denver won the Super Bowl, the downtown party drew an estimated 375,000...

February 9, 2016 - 3:01am
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Charlotte 108, Chicago 91



Winnipeg at St. Louis, 7 p.m.

San Jose at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.


N. Illinois at Kent St., 6 p.m.

Northwestern at Ohio St., 7 p.m.

Villanova at...

February 9, 2016 - 12:51am
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Malcolm Bernard scored 27 and grabbed a career-best 14 rebounds, while freshman Justin Ravenal hit six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points — both season highs — to help Florida A&M snap a three-game skid and beat Delaware State 96-95 in double overtime Monday night.

Isaiah Omoregie had 15 points, one short of his career high set in Florida A&M's last game — an 81-63 loss to North Carolina Central last Monday. Bernard added six assists...

February 9, 2016 - 12:25am
5 hours 9 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Despite a second loss Ohio State this season, Maryland coach Brenda Frese did not sound overly concerned about the direction of her team with a third of the Big Ten season left to go.

"It's February," said Frese, whose team trailed by seven at halftime and as many as 18 in the third quarter. "We've just got to be able to learn from this. I'm proud of the fight we showed in the second half."

Brionna Jones scored 28 points, but it...

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