State & National News

June 2, 2015 - 8:05am
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson is returning to the Minnesota Vikings, and the star running back tells The Associated Press that he hasn't lost his love for the team.

Peterson sent an e-mail to the AP early Tuesday morning saying he's excited to put on a uniform again after missing the final 15 games of last season while addressing child abuse charges in Texas. The Vikings open their second set of three voluntary practices on Tuesday.

Peterson...

June 2, 2015 - 8:01am
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson is returning to the Minnesota Vikings for practice on Tuesday.

June 2, 2015 - 7:55am
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CHICAGO (AP) — The mayors of Chicago and Tampa are putting a collection of their cities' treats on the line as the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning battle for the Stanley Cup.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office says his wager with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn includes 122 slices of Eli's cheesecake. Emanuel is also offering up a case of SlapShot Brewing beer, mustard-fried catfish and peach cobbler from BJ's Market, and deep-dish pizza from Giordano's....

June 2, 2015 - 6:45am
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian federal police have requested that prosecutors charge the former president of the Brazilian soccer confederation with corruption crimes related to $147 million in "atypical" bank transfers as he led preparations for the 2014 World Cup.

Local newsmagazine Epoca was the first to report on the inquiry, saying it had obtained the two-year police investigation into Ricardo Teixeira, which was concluded and delivered to prosecutors in January...

June 2, 2015 - 5:07am
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The United States beat host New Zealand 4-0 to become the first team to secure a place in the knockout rounds of the Under-20 World Cup while Ghana shocked South American champion Argentina 3-2 on Tuesday.

After beating Myanmar 2-1 in its opening match Saturday, the United States moved atop Group A to become the first of 24 teams to seal a place in the round of 16.

Earlier, Ukraine put the U.S. under pressure by beating...

June 2, 2015 - 4:17am
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ZURICH (AP) — FIFA says secretary general Jerome Valcke was not involved in the $10 million payment mentioned in the U.S. corruption probe rocking soccer's governing body.

FIFA says the payment was approved in 2007 by Julio Grondona, the former chairman of the finance committee who died last year.

The FIFA statement follows a New York Times report that American law enforcement officials believe Valcke transferred the money in 2008 to accounts...

June 2, 2015 - 4:02am
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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 3, Providence 2

Wednesday, April 22: Hartford 3, Providence 1

Saturday, April 25:...

June 2, 2015 - 3:58am
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ZURICH (AP) — CORRECTS: FIFA says Jerome Valcke not involved in $10M payment in US probe. (Corrects APNewsAlert that did not clearly state that Valcke was not involved.)

June 2, 2015 - 3:01am
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MONDAY'S RESULTS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs 5, Miami 1

Milwaukee 1, St. Louis 0

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Peoria 3, Kane County 0

Quad Cities 4, Burlington 2

TUESDAY'S SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs at Miami, 6:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Texas, 7:05 p.m....

June 2, 2015 - 2:55am
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State's beloved "Mayor" is gone, lured to the riches and challenges of the NBA.

At least Fred Hoiberg left his alma mater stocked with talent.

The 42-year-old Hoiberg grew up in Ames, served as a ball boy for the Cyclones and later starred for legendary coach Johnny Orr. As a coach, he brought back the "Hilton Magic" to a success-starved fan base.

Rare was the day when Hoiberg could walk down the...

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