State & National News

August 2, 2015 - 9:31am
23 min 49 sec ago

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 9-year-old bat boy is hospitalized after being hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1LYi7ib ) reports that the boy was struck by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle on Saturday afternoon. A spokesman for the National Baseball Congress says the child was wearing a helmet, which is mandatory.

Home-plate umpire Mark Goldfeder, who is a longtime paramedic...

August 2, 2015 - 9:15am
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KAZAN, Russia (AP) — China dominated the first ever mixed three-meter springboard diving event at the world championships on Sunday.

The experienced Wang Han and her 17-year-old partner Yang Hao scored an unbeatable 339.90 points, posting the best-scoring dives in three of the five rounds as each of their rivals made mistakes.

Second place at the Aquatics Palace went to the Canadian duo of Jennifer Abel and Francois Imbeau-Dulac, who started slowly...

August 2, 2015 - 8:49am
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GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — Dominic Thiem of Austria won his second straight title on Sunday, beating top-seeded David Goffin of Belgium 7-5, 6-2 in the Swiss Open final.

The 24th-ranked Thiem added the Swiss trophy to the Croatia Open he won one week earlier. Thiem's run of three clay-court titles this season started in April at Nice, France.

In a match of nine service breaks, 14th-ranked Goffin won four straight games in the first set and served...

August 2, 2015 - 6:08am
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — South Sudan has received official recognition from the IOC, allowing the world's newest nation to send a team under its own flag to next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

South Sudan, which split from Sudan and became independent in 2011, has been torn by civil war for the past two years.

The IOC's executive board had recommended its inclusion last week, and on Sunday the full IOC session voted in favor....

August 2, 2015 - 3:04am
23 min 49 sec ago

SATURDAY'S RESULTS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox 8, N.Y. Yankees 2

Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 2

Colorado 6, St. Louis 2

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Quad Cities 5, Wisconsin 0

Cedar Rapids 7, Kane County 0

Peoria 7, Beloit 5

SUNDAY'S SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

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August 2, 2015 - 1:41am
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ronda Rousey defended her bantamweight title by knocking out Bethe Correia only 34 seconds into the first round at UFC 190 on Saturday night.

Rousey charged at Correia at the start and finished the fight by throwing a rapid sequence of punches.

Rousey improved to 12-0 in her incredible MMA career. The UFC's biggest star arrived in Rio as the overwhelming favorite against Correia (9-1) after winning her previous three title...

August 2, 2015 - 1:19am
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency says it is alarmed by "wild allegations'" made by two European media outlets of widespread suspicious drug tests in track and field and is asking an independent body to investigate the claims.

WADA president Craig Reedie says Sunday he was surprised by the scale of the allegations, including that one-third of medals in endurance races at the Olympics and world championships over a 10-year period were won by...

August 2, 2015 - 12:56am
23 min 49 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks and Bobby Wagner have finalized a four-year contract extension that keeps the All-Pro middle linebacker with the club after this season.

Team owner Paul Allen confirmed Wagner's extension in a tweet late Saturday night. NFL.com first reported the deal and that it's worth $43 million which would make Wagner the highest-paid middle linebacker in football.

Wagner was an All-Pro last season and finished second on the...

August 2, 2015 - 12:32am
23 min 49 sec ago

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have acquired cornerback Brandon Boykin from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2016 draft.

The team announced the trade Saturday night.

Boykin is entering his fourth NFL season after being selected by the Eagles in the fourth round (123rd overall) of the 2012 draft from Georgia.

He has appeared in 48 regular-season games with six starts. He...

August 2, 2015 - 12:05am
23 min 49 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Pa-Modou Kah surpassed his MLS career goal total by scoring twice and the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the Seattle Sounders 3-0 on Saturday night, spoiling the return of Clint Dempsey after more than a month away from the club.

Kah volleyed his first goal past goalkeeper Stefan Frei in the sixth minute off a scramble in the penalty area. He added a second in the opening moments of the second half, redirecting Cristian Techera's shot with a deft back-heel....

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