State & National News

May 28, 2015 - 12:30pm
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FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Montreal 4, Ottawa 2

Wednesday, April 15: Montreal 4, Ottawa 3

Friday, April 17: Montreal 3, Ottawa 2, OT

Sunday, April 19: Montreal 2, Ottawa 1, OT

Wednesday, April 22: Ottawa 1, Montreal 0

Friday, April 24:...

May 28, 2015 - 12:27pm
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SEATTLE (AP) — The agent for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said in a radio interview that the sides have made progress in attempts to get a contract extension done, but there is no deadline for reaching an agreement.

Agent Mark Rodgers told 710ESPN Seattle on Thursday morning that he remains optimistic that Wilson will remain Seattle's quarterback for a long time. Wilson has one year remaining on his rookie contract, which will pay him $1.5 million, and the...

May 28, 2015 - 12:21pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls have fired coach Tom Thibodeau.

Thibodeau led the Bulls to a 255-139 record and playoff appearances in each of his five seasons. But friction with management led to the change.

General manager Gar Forman says Thibodeau was the right fit for the Bulls when he was hired in 2010, but a "change in approach was needed" to improve.

Thibodeau's .647 winning percentage ranks seventh in NBA history among...

May 28, 2015 - 12:16pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls fire coach Tom Thibodeau.

May 28, 2015 - 11:55am
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ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he intends to help restore trust in world soccer after a pair of corruption investigations brought "shame and humiliation" on the sport.

Blatter spoke publicly for the first time since the corruption scandals broke Wednesday and threw FIFA into crisis ahead of Friday's presidential election.

Blatter blamed the "actions of individuals" and said corruption "has to be stopped now" to prevent FIFA's...

May 28, 2015 - 11:25am
40 min 19 sec ago

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter says latest events bring "shame and humiliation" on soccer.

May 28, 2015 - 11:05am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has had hip surgery and the team expects him to be ready for next season.

The Capitals say the arthroscopic procedure was done Wednesday. The club adds in a statement Thursday that it is "confident" he will be "completely healthy" before the start of the 2015-16 regular season.

Backstrom led the NHL with 60 assists and was sixth in points with 78 this season, playing in all 82 games. He...

May 28, 2015 - 10:21am
40 min 19 sec ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns will play their annual intrasquad scrimmage on Aug. 7 at Ohio Stadium.

The team announced Thursday that the "Orange and Brown" scrimmage in the afternoon will be free to fans.

Before the game, there will be Browns alumni autographs, live music, food and beverage specials and interactive entertainment at St. John Arena, near Ohio State's home field.

Season-ticket buyers will have the...

May 28, 2015 - 10:20am
40 min 19 sec ago
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BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 1:05 p.m., 1st game

Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 4:35 p.m., 2nd game

Boston at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

Detroit at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.

Cleveland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh at San Diego, 10:10 p....

May 28, 2015 - 10:15am
1 hour 20 min ago

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Former Notre Dame safety Eilar Hardy will play his one remaining year of college eligibility at Bowling Green.

Hardy, who played in 15 games the last two years for the Fighting Irish, had asked for and been granted his release from Notre Dame after last season. He had said he was transferring to Bowling Green, but the decision wasn't officially announced until Thursday.

Hardy, a native of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, who recently...

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