State & National News

March 31, 2015 - 7:25am
17 min 43 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian athletics federation says Olympic race walking champion Elena Lashmanova could miss the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro because she competed while serving a doping ban.

Lashmanova is serving a two-year suspension after testing positive for the banned substance GW1516.

The ban is set to expire in February 2016, leaving Lashmanova free to defend her Olympic title. But it is now set to be extended after she was pictured apparently...

March 31, 2015 - 5:23am
17 min 43 sec ago

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Europe's top clubs have agreed to a new deal with UEFA which gives them more money and a bigger say in how European soccer is run.

The European Club Association says a renewed working accord through May 2022 guarantees clubs at least 200 million euros ($214 million) from UEFA's Euro 2020 income.

That tops the $209 million that FIFA agreed to with the ECA two weeks ago to share among clubs worldwide from each of the 2018 and 2022...

March 31, 2015 - 4:15am
17 min 42 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — Britain will not have soccer teams at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because the English Football Association failed to gain support from the other three federations.

Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are against united British teams, saying they risk their independence within FIFA.

The English FA have confirmed that the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish associations were informed of the decision to scrap plans for a British team on...

March 31, 2015 - 4:03am
17 min 42 sec ago
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American Hockey League
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March 31, 2015 - 4:01am
17 min 43 sec ago

DETROIT (AP) — Three former football players at the University of Toledo are next to be sentenced in a sports bribery scheme that occurred years ago at the Ohio school.

Adam Cuomo, Quinton Broussard and Harvey "Scooter" McDougle Jr. admit taking money from Detroit-area gambler Ghazi Manni to provide information about the Rockets or their opponents.

They're returning to Detroit federal court on Tuesday.

Broussard received more...

March 31, 2015 - 1:41am
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March 31, 2015 - 1:33am
17 min 42 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are trying to show that his older brother was the driving force behind the 2013 terror attack.

The defense called its first witnesses Monday. A cell site analyst said Tsarnaev's cell phone was being used in southeastern Massachusetts — where he was attending college — while pressure cookers were being purchased north of Boston 2 1/2 months before the bombing. The analyst also...

March 31, 2015 - 12:37am
17 min 42 sec ago

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Andrej Meszaros scored two goals for the second straight game, and the Buffalo Sabres ended a five-game losing streak by beating the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 Monday night in a matchup between the NHL's worst two teams.

The Sabres, the NHL's lowest-scoring team, had a rare strong night on the offensive end, generating 31 shots in the first two periods against goalie Mike Smith.

Anders Lindback stopped 28 shots, and Brian Gionta and...

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