State & National News

May 5, 2015 - 2:38pm
4 min 46 sec ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Football Association says that Palestinians football officials are "injecting politics into sports" by calling on FIFA to suspend the Jewish state from world football.

The Palestinian proposal features in FIFA's published agenda for its election congress on May 29.

Ofer Eini, president of Israel's FA, said Tuesday it has done its best to assist Palestinian soccer, but that many issues were beyond its control and needed to be...

May 5, 2015 - 2:36pm
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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James says he may have to change his mindset and be more aggressive in Game 2 against the Chicago Bulls.

With Cleveland missing starters Kevin Love and J.R. Smith, the Cavs dropped Game 1 on Monday night. James scored 19 points and added 15 rebounds and nine assists, but he often deferred to others instead of driving to the basket and that may have to change if the Cavs intend to even the series on Wednesday night.


May 5, 2015 - 12:58pm
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PRAGUE (AP) — Switzerland edged Germany 1-0 and Belarus beat Denmark 5-1 for their second victories at the ice hockey world championship on Tuesday.

The defeat is another blow for Germany's campaign after a humiliating 10-0 loss to Canada in its previous game on Sunday.

Denis Hollenstein ended the deadlock with a backhand shot in the final period with 7:44 remaining.

Switzerland is third in Group A in Prague with seven points...

May 5, 2015 - 12:24pm
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Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan has rehired Isiah Thomas — this time to run the WNBA's New York Liberty.

Dolan's Knicks didn't win a single playoff game during Thomas' stint as team president from December 2003 to April 2008 despite regularly owning the NBA's highest payroll. Thomas also went 56-108 in two seasons as their coach before being fired.

He remained with the Knicks in an unspecified role, even after a lawsuit brought by former...

May 5, 2015 - 12:20pm
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — La'el Collins' agent says his client is not meeting with NFL teams about his pro football future at this time.

Collins, who is represented by Deryk Gilmore, is an undrafted free agent because NFL teams decided against selecting the former All-Southeastern Conference offensive tackle from LSU in last week's draft.

Collins was widely projected as a first-round choice. While he has not been named as a suspect or a person of interest...

May 5, 2015 - 11:38am
4 min 46 sec ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The coordinator of officials for the Mid-American Conference and Summit League is the NCAA's new national coordinator of men's basketball officiating.

The NCAA announced Tuesday that J.D. Collins would take over immediately for John Adams, who retired after last month's Final Four.

The job requires Collins to provide national leadership for officials, regional advisers, conference coordinators and coaches to assure and increase...

May 5, 2015 - 11:29am
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Rico Abreu, the reigning USAC national champion and winner of this year's Chili Bowl, is among the 12 drivers named to NASCAR's latest "Next" class.

The Next program is designed to spotlight NASCAR's emerging stars, and has included in its previous four classes 2014 Sprint Cup rookie of the year Kyle Larson and reigning Xfinity Series champion Chase Elliott.

Of the 28 drivers who have previously been part of the Next program,...

May 5, 2015 - 11:06am
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods says he hasn't been sleeping well because of what he calls a tough three days — his split with Lindsey Vonn and the anniversary of his father's death.

Woods and the Olympic ski champion announced on Sunday they decided to end their relationship because of their hectic travel schedules. That was nine years to day that Woods' father, Earl, died.

Woods says this three-day window through Tuesday — the...

May 5, 2015 - 10:57am
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa defensive back Malik Rucker is leaving the program.

The Hawkeyes announced Tuesday that they have honored Rucker's request to be released from his scholarship so he can transfer to another school.

Rucker, a Minneapolis native, played sparingly as a redshirt freshman last season. He made appearances in six games, recording five tackles.

Iowa opens the 2015 season on Sept. 5 against Illinois State....

May 5, 2015 - 10:53am
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MONTREAL (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency has criticized a French documentary showing how the use of micro-doses of banned substances could boost performance while escaping biological passport rules.

The documentary aired by French TV network France 2 monitored eight athletes for a period of 29 days during which they were injected with micro-doses of EPO, human growth hormone and blood transfusions.

Their performance in a series of physical tests...

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