State & National News

July 30, 2016 - 10:57am
15 min 58 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have placed right-hander Nathan Karns on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain a day after he was roughed up in a relief appearance.

Right-hander Cody Martin was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma before Saturday's game against the Cubs.

Chicago scored five runs in two innings off Karns in Friday's 12-1 romp. He gave up three hits, walked three and allowed a home run to David Ross.

Karns...

July 30, 2016 - 10:50am
15 min 58 sec ago

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Baylor University's sexual assault scandal also has led investigators to question whether the school's student conduct code may have driven some victims into silence.

Investigators with the Pepper Hamilton law firm who dug into Baylor's response to rape claims found the school's approach to drugs, alcohol and premarital sex "created barriers" for women who wanted to report sexual assaults.

A lawyer for several women who are suing...

July 30, 2016 - 10:42am
15 min 58 sec ago

LONDON, Ontario (AP) — Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren says he is facing "a deluge of requests" to provide information on individual athletes implicated in his report on state-sponsored doping in Russia.

McLaren, who was commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, issued a report that accused Russia's sports ministry of overseeing a doping program that involved Olympic athletes in more than 20 summer and winter sports.

The IOC rejected calls by...

July 30, 2016 - 9:53am
15 min 58 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Skydiver Luke Aikins figures his next leap into thin air will start pretty much like the thousands that preceded it, only with one small but significant difference.

This time when he steps out of a plane at 25,000 feet he won't take his parachute with him.

If all goes according to plan, he will land two minutes later in a trawler-like fishing net 20 stories above the ground and about a third the size of a football field....

July 30, 2016 - 8:25am
15 min 57 sec ago

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi authorities say sprinter Yousef Ahmed Masrahi will not compete in this summer's Olympics after failing a drug test.

Masrahi set an Asian 400-meter record at the athletics world championships in Beijing last year.

The Saudi Olympic Committee said in a statement that the 28-year-old athlete tested positive for a banned substance during training in June, and that as a result he will not compete at next month's Olympics...

July 30, 2016 - 8:00am
15 min 57 sec ago

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders signed general manager Reggie McKenzie to a four-year contract extension.

Owner Mark Davis announced the move Friday night in front of about 100 former Raiders players. Davis said it was time to "reward" McKenzie for the job he had done in his first three years with the team.

McKenzie was originally given a five-year contract back in 2012 to run the team after the death of longtime owner Al Davis. The Raiders...

July 30, 2016 - 6:20am
15 min 58 sec ago

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Nico Rosberg beat Mercedes teammate and Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton to take pole position for Sunday's German Grand Prix.

Rosberg was the fastest in all three practice runs ahead of Saturday's qualifying and set the pace again in the final of the three qualifying sessions.

Hamilton was .107 seconds behind Rosberg, with Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen taking the second row on the grid in their Reb...

July 30, 2016 - 5:03am
15 min 57 sec ago

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has sent a high-level delegation led by a top aide to leader Kim Jong Un to Rio de Janeiro for the upcoming Olympic Games.

North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency says a delegation headed by Choe Ryong Hae, vice chairman of the country's State Affairs Commission, left Pyongyang on Saturday to attend the Olympics.

North Korea, which has been put under heavy international sanctions over its nuclear test...

July 30, 2016 - 3:38am
15 min 57 sec ago

FRIDAY'S GAMES

USA BASKETBALL-EXHBITION

USA 80, Venezuela 45 - at United Center, Chicago

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs 12, Seattle 1

St. Louis 11, Miami 6

Minnesota 2, Chicago White Sox 1

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Cedar Rapids 4, Kane County 0

Peoria 10, Quad Cities 4

SATURDAY'S...

July 30, 2016 - 1:51am
15 min 57 sec ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eugenio Suarez tied a career-high with four RBIs and Brandon Finnegan pitched six scoreless innings as the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Friday night.

Suarez had a run-scoring double and single to pace the Reds to their third victory in four games as the Padres were blanked for 12th time this season, tops in the majors.

Michael Lorenzen and Blake Wood worked the final three innings to preserve the shutout....

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