State & National News

August 3, 2015 - 2:07pm
13 min 42 sec ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The effort to build a new football stadium in St. Louis got a big boost Monday when a judge ruled that approval from city voters is not necessary to use bond proceeds for the project.

St. Louis Circuit Judge Tomas Frawley's ruling voided a city ordinance requiring voter approval for any project using tax dollars for a professional sports facility along the Mississippi River. He called the 2002 law's language confusing and vague.


August 3, 2015 - 1:36pm
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PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley says the team has exchanged contract proposals with defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, and hopes a deal can be reached before the start of the season.

Whaley is confident a front-runner will emerge in the team's three-way quarterback competition. And the GM has no intention to rush starting cornerback Leodis McKelvin onto the field until he's fully recovered after aggravating an injury to his right ankle....

August 3, 2015 - 1:28pm
13 min 42 sec ago
All Times EDT

Minnesota at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.

Arizona at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at Miami, 7:10 p.m.

San Francisco at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.

Houston at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.


August 3, 2015 - 1:16pm
13 min 42 sec ago

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Two years after becoming the league's highest-paid punter, Britton Colquitt has increased his chances of making the Denver Broncos' roster by agreeing to a $1.4 million pay cut.

Colquitt now will make $1.6 million this season after Monday's agreement. His 2016 salary of $3.25 million remains untouched.

Colquitt signed a three-year, $11.7 million extension in 2013, but his production slipped last year. In the offseason, the...

August 3, 2015 - 1:13pm
13 min 42 sec ago

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Clay Matthews missed Green Bay's Monday morning practice with what coach Mike McCarthy termed "knee soreness."

McCarthy downplayed any concerns about Matthews, the centerpiece of the team's defense.

Matthews felt something in his knee during Saturday's first in-pads practice of training camp, McCarthy said. Players had Sunday off before returning to practice Monday, again in pads....

August 3, 2015 - 12:29pm
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was carted to the locker room with his right foot taped in ice.

It's the same foot that Lotulelei fractured in January, preventing him from playing in the team's NFC divisional playoff game against Seattle.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Monday after practice the 2013 first-round draft pick has been experiencing soreness in the ankle and was taken to the locker room as a...

August 3, 2015 - 12:26pm
13 min 42 sec ago

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — American Pharoah is on the road again.

The Triple Crown winner is headed home to California the morning after a 2 1/4-length victory in the $1.75 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in New Jersey on Sunday.

The brilliant colt owned by Ahmed Zayat was led around the barn a few times before being vanned to Atlantic City Airport, where he was to board a private jet back to trainer Bob Baffert's barn at Del Mar. According to...

August 3, 2015 - 12:13pm
13 min 42 sec ago

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Katinka Hosszu has set a world record in the 200-meter individual medley at the world swimming championships.

The Hungarian led all the way and touched in 2 minutes, 6.12 seconds to win gold Monday night.

Hosszu, who trains in the United States and is coached by her husband Shane Tusup, covered her mouth with her left hand and cried as she stared at the clock.

It was the fourth world record set in two days at...

August 3, 2015 - 12:02pm
13 min 42 sec ago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The attorney for a group of former Illini women's basketball players says he's not surprised a university-funded report showed his clients' accusations of mistreatment were unfounded.

Attorney Terry Ekl says that's why he and his clients didn't wait for the report findings before filing their lawsuit against the school. The University of Illinois paid a Chicago law firm to do the investigation, which was released Monday.


August 3, 2015 - 11:18am
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