State & National News

June 25, 2016 - 10:26am
3 min 7 sec ago

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have opened the second round of the NHL draft with a splash by acquiring defenseman Dmitri Kulikov in a trade with the Florida Panthers.

The deal was announced three picks into the second round of the draft on Saturday. Besides swapping second-round picks, with Buffalo moving up to No. 33 from No. 38, the Panthers acquired defenseman Mark Pysyk and the Sabres' third-round pick, 89th overall.

Kulikov is the left...

June 25, 2016 - 9:33am
3 min 6 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian sports minister says "up to 67 athletes" have applied to track and field's world governing body to be exempted from the ban on the Russian team at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

The IAAF last week upheld its overall ban on the Russian team — imposed in November over widespread doping — but allowed an exemption for athletes who can show they have been subject to reliable drug-testing outside their home country.

Sports Minister...

June 25, 2016 - 9:16am
3 min 6 sec ago
BASEBALL

Minnesota at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 1:05 p.m.

Toronto at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m.

Cleveland at Detroit, 4:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at Miami, 4:10 p.m.

San Diego at Cincinnati, 4:10 p.m.

Washington at Milwaukee, 4:10 p.m.

Arizona at Colorado, 4:10 p.m....

June 25, 2016 - 8:12am
3 min 8 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from soccer's European Championship (all times local):

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3:48 p.m.

Jakub Blaszczykowski scored to give Poland a 1-0 halftime lead over Switzerland in Saint-Etienne.

Blaszczykowski sent a low shot between the legs of Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer after Kamil Grosicki drew in the defense in the 39th minute. It was his second goal of the tournament.

Poland...

June 25, 2016 - 7:27am
43 min 8 sec ago

MADRID (AP) — Chicago Bulls star Pau Gasol says he wants to play in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics despite concerns over the Zika virus.

The 35-year-old center announced in an article for Spanish newspaper Marca on Saturday that he's available for the Spanish national team in what will be his fourth Olympics.

Gasol said last month he was considering not playing in Rio because there was too much uncertainty about Zika. He later said he was considering...

June 25, 2016 - 7:25am
53 min 6 sec ago

LA ROCHELLE, France (AP) — Spain says 10 national soccer team players have undergone doping tests at its European Championship training camp in western France.

The Spanish soccer federation says UEFA officials showed up Saturday morning at the team's hotel at Il de Re to conduct the tests.

The officials collected blood and urine samples from the 10 players, whose names were not released.

The federation says the tests were...

June 25, 2016 - 6:42am
53 min 6 sec ago

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo metropolitan assembly will not send a mission to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of spiraling costs.

Tokyo assembly members were scheduled to observe the Olympics in August as Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Games.

The move comes days after the resignation of Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe over criticism of his misuse of political funds and expensive overseas business trips.

The assembly determined the costs...

June 25, 2016 - 5:40am
53 min 6 sec ago

SAINT-MARTIN-DE-RE, France (AP) — A lot has changed for Spain since it routed Italy in the European Championship final four years ago.

While Italy remains the same hard-working team with solid defense and efficient offense, Spain is no longer the dominant force it once was, having lost some important players from its most successful generation and coming off an embarrassing elimination in the 2014 World Cup.

For the first time in quite a while, Spain...

June 25, 2016 - 5:39am
53 min 6 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League has confirmed that it will add a Chinese club next season as it competes against the NHL in Asian markets.

The move means the 2022 Winter Olympic host city of Beijing now has a team in what is widely regarded as the strongest league outside the NHL. However, it is likely to rely almost exclusively on foreign pros rather than Asian players.

Kunlun Red Star has been approved by the KHL board to...

June 25, 2016 - 3:33am
1 hour 13 min ago

FRIDAY'S GAMES

WNBA

New York 80, Chicago 79

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs 5, Miami 4

Chicago White Sox 3, Toronto 2

Seattle 4, St. Louis 3

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Clinton 2, Kane County 1, 12 innings

Peoria 6, Burlington 4

Wisconsin 7, Quad Cities 2

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