State & National News

May 4, 2016 - 9:18pm
5 min 52 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have set an NBA record by making 18 3-pointers in the first half of Game 2 against Atlanta on Wednesday night.

Led by J.R. Smith's six 3-pointers, the Cavs went 18 of 27 in a dizzying first 24 minutes. The Cavs broke the postseason record of 12 3-pointers in a half set by Golden State on April 26.

Cleveland also bettered the mark for any half — regular or postseason — of 15 3s set by Golden State twice this year....

May 4, 2016 - 9:06pm
5 min 52 sec ago

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Duke and Cincinnati, 2016 NCAA Tournament teams, highlight the eight-team field for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.

The participants for the Nov. 19-20 event were announced Wednesday.

Also in the field are Rhode Island, Penn State, Grand Canyon, Albany, Marist and Brown.

The teams, split into two four-team brackets, will play two doubleheaders at the Mohegan Sun Arena in...

May 4, 2016 - 9:03pm
5 min 51 sec ago

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The new headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys will have a re-creation of the team's ring of honor that will include cleat prints of Roger Staubach and Drew Pearson 50 yards apart — the length of their famous touchdown play in a 1975 playoff game.

The Hall of Fame Dallas quarterback and one of his favorite receivers put their prints in concrete Wednesday during an event that also introduced several restaurants planned for The Star, the practice facility...

May 4, 2016 - 8:53pm
5 min 51 sec ago

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Marc Leishman has joined Adam Scott in deciding not to play golf for Australia at the Rio Olympics in August, with Leishman citing concerns over the health of his family because of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Leishman's American wife, Audrey, nearly died last year from toxic shock syndrome. Leishman said in a PGA of Australia statement Thursday that after consulting with doctors, he decided not to travel to Brazil for golf's return to the...

May 4, 2016 - 8:48pm
5 min 51 sec ago

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired assistant basketball coaches Billy Donlon and Saddi Washington.

Wolverines coach John Beilein announced the moves Wednesday.

Beilein had to replace two key coaches on his staff because Bacari Alexander was hired to lead the Detroit Titans and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee hired LaVall Jordan.

Donlon was 109-94 and was the 2013 Horizon League coach of the year in a six-season run with...

May 4, 2016 - 8:46pm
5 min 51 sec ago

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — NCAA champion Villanova will play Notre Dame and Pittsburgh faces Penn State in the inaugural Never Forget Tribute Classic at Prudential Center on Dec. 10.

The matchups were announced Wednesday. The event will partner with the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, which helps support the education of children of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The Villanova-Notre Dame game will be part of a doubleheader on CBS...

May 4, 2016 - 8:43pm
5 min 51 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber pitched a five-hit shutout and the Cleveland Indians used a four-run fourth inning to defeat the Detroit Tigers for the fifth straight time this season, 4-0 on Wednesday night.

Kluber (2-3) worked out of jams in the second and fourth to beat Detroit for the second time in two weeks. The right-hander, who won the AL Cy Young Award in 2014, struck out seven and walked two in his second career shutout and eighth complete game....

May 4, 2016 - 8:20pm
5 min 51 sec ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Hartford (Rockies)196.760
Reading (Phillies)1510.600
Trenton (Yankees)1410.5834
Binghamton (Mets)1210.545
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)914.391...
May 4, 2016 - 8:06pm
5 min 51 sec ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Syracuse (Nationals)1510.600
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)1312.5422
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)1413.5192
Pawtucket (Red Sox)1313.500
Rochester (Twins)12...
May 4, 2016 - 7:45pm
5 min 51 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington's Alex Ovechkin, the New York Islanders' John Tavares and Nashville's Shea Weber are the finalists for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award.

Messier selected the finalists Wednesday and will pick the winner. The winner will be announced June 22 during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

Ovechkin, Tavares and Weber are team captains.

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