State & National News

May 22, 2015 - 10:20am
27 min 25 sec ago
All Times EDT
BASEBALL

Texas at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

Seattle at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.

Houston at Detroit, 7:08 p.m.

Baltimore at Miami, 7:10 p.m.

Cincinnati at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m.

L.A. Angels at...

May 22, 2015 - 10:06am
27 min 25 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Former Detroit Red Wings star Slava Fetisov has called for Russia to reintroduce Soviet-style restrictions to prevent promising young hockey players from moving to the NHL.

Fetisov, who is now a senator in Russia, tells Russia's R-Sport news agency that federal law should be used to stop Russian players from moving to North America before they turn 28.

The aim is to keep "our most talented guys, the ones who the people come to see."...

May 22, 2015 - 10:01am
27 min 25 sec ago
BC-BBO--Baseball Expanded Glance,0123
Baseball Expanded Standings
All Times EDT
By The Associated Press
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
WLPctGBWCGBL10StrHomeAway
Tampa Bay2319.5486-4W-1...
May 22, 2015 - 10:00am
27 min 25 sec ago
All Times EDT
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
West Division
WLTPctPFPA
Arizona620.750436368
Las Vegas340.429319357
Los Angeles080.000300466
Pacific Division...
May 22, 2015 - 10:00am
27 min 25 sec ago
BC-SOC--MLS Glance
Major League Soccer
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
D.C. United62321139
New England534191715...
May 22, 2015 - 10:00am
27 min 25 sec ago
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
D.C. United62321139
New England534191715
New York41517149
Columbus4421415...
May 22, 2015 - 9:33am
27 min 25 sec ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — FIFA says it is satisfied with changes made to sporting law in Greece, and has dropped a threat to suspend the country from international competition.

In a letter to the government dated May 20 and made public Friday by the Greek Football Association, FIFA said a law approved by parliament this month to combat violence and match-fixing did "take into account the proposals previously made by FIFA and UEFA."

FIFA had complained...

May 22, 2015 - 9:29am
27 min 25 sec ago

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Roberta Vinci advanced to the Nuremberg Cup final on Friday after second-seeded Angelique Kerber withdrew because of a back injury.

Vinci will face sixth-seeded Karin Knapp in an all-Italian final. Knapp defeated 98th-ranked Lara Arruabarrena 6-0, 6-2.

Kerber's participation in the French Open, which starts Sunday, was left in doubt following her injury, though the German said she will do all she can to make her first round...

May 22, 2015 - 9:21am
27 min 25 sec ago

ROME (AP) — Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino is proposing that medal ceremonies be held at the Colosseum if Rome wins the bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

Marino was meeting in Rome on Friday with IOC President Thomas Bach and bid committee officials, as well as Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Giovanni Malago, president of Italy's national Olympic committee.

Marino says "we want to rebuild the arena of the Colosseum so that the athletes can be lifted...

May 22, 2015 - 9:17am
27 min 25 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor and talk-show host Joel McHale will be the host of the annual ESPY Awards show in July.

The irreverent sports awards show, created by ESPN, is actually being shown on sister network ABC on July 15. ESPN said Friday the show will take place in the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

McHale is known for hosting "The Soup" talk show and for playing student Jeff Winger on the NBC comedy "Community."

He's a sports fan...

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