State & National News

February 12, 2016 - 5:15am
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MIAMI (AP) — FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman says he signed a pledge written by NGOs committing the governing body, if he leads it, to tackle human rights abuses and corruption.

Sheikh Salman says he removed specific references to future World Cup hosts Russia and Qatar, and discrimination against women and LGBT groups, to include a broader definition.

The Bahraini royal says in a statement. "I am of the view that we must not be selective...

February 12, 2016 - 4:06am
16 min 29 sec ago
BC-HKO--AHL Glance
American Hockey League
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
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Atlantic Division
February 12, 2016 - 4:06am
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East Division
February 12, 2016 - 3:08am
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HONOLULU (AP) — Roderick Bobbitt hit six 3-pointers and scored 23 points with six rebounds and seven assists and Hawaii defeated UC Irvine 74-52 on Thursday night in a showdown for first place in the Big West.

Aaron Valdes added 16 points and nine rebounds and Sal Tummala had 12 points on four 3-pointers for the Rainbow Warriors (19-3, 8-1), who have their best record since the 2001-02 team was 20-3.

Tummala hit two 3-pointers and Bobbitt's 3 at 8:01...

February 12, 2016 - 3:01am
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Dallas 4, Chicago 2


Ill.-Chicago 64, Wright St. 59

Illinois St. 70, Evansville 60

Murray St. 70, SIU-Edwardsville 64

W Illinois 63, Denver 60


Ill.-Chicago 65, Detroit 51


February 12, 2016 - 2:59am
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KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 7-5, 6-2 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Taiwan Open.

Williams won seven of 10 break points against her unseeded opponent to set up a semifinal against third-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan.

Putintseva won the first set 6-3 against Stefanie Voegele, after which the Swiss retired because of injury.

In other matches, local...

February 12, 2016 - 1:53am
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Juri Hudler scored the winning goal in the shootout, leading the Calgary Flames past the San Jose Sharks 6-5 on Thursday night.

After San Jose trailed 4-1 after one period, Joonas Donskoi and Dylan DeMelo scored early in the third period to give the Sharks a brief lead before Kris Russell tied it at 5 with just under 12 minutes left in regulation.

Sam Bennett and Mark Giordano scored within 1:06 of each other as the Flames...

February 12, 2016 - 1:45am
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HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A surfing competition touted as one of the most hazardous sporting events in the world takes place Friday.

Two dozen big-name, big-wave surfers are expected to descend on a coastal Northern California town for the Titans of Mavericks contest.

The surfing event is a one-day, invitation-only competition held at the legendary Mavericks surf break near Half Moon Bay, about 20 miles south of San Francisco.

February 12, 2016 - 1:42am
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MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Lamond Murray Jr. scored 16 points and Stacy Davis had 13, including four free throws in the final 24 seconds, to lead Pepperdine to a 69-63 win over Saint Mary's on Thursday night, handing the Gaels their first home loss of the season.

The game was tied at 30 at halftime and the biggest lead for the Waves was the final score.

Jock Landale's tipin with 27.7 seconds left pulled Saint Mary's with 65-63 but Davis answered with two...

February 12, 2016 - 1:32am
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CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Top-ranked Lydia Ko shot a three-under 69 on Friday and was three shots off the lead and in a tie for fifth place after the first round of the New Zealand Women's Open.

The 18-year-old South Korean-born New Zealander, defending her national title, sank a 20-foot put on the 18th hole for the fifth birdie of an opening round which also included two bogeys and left her within reach of the lead held by Norway's Nicole Broch Larsen at...

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