State & National News

July 1, 2016 - 5:39am
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Asian Football Confederation says it has banned two referees from Thailand for life for match-fixing.

The AFC disciplinary committee said on Friday that following a two-day meeting, Thanom Borikut and Chaiya Mahapab were found guilty of influencing the results of four matches each in a "manner contrary to sporting ethics."

It said the violations by Thanom related to four matches in 2013 and 2014, while Chaiya's ban...

July 1, 2016 - 5:21am
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Stan Van Gundy is working on a deal to keep his big man in the middle.

The Detroit Pistons were negotiating a five-year maximum contract offer with All-Star center Andre Drummond early Friday morning, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

The two sides started negotiating the contract after the market opened Friday, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been completed....

July 1, 2016 - 5:03am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person with knowledge of the details tells The Associated Press that guard Jordan Clarkson has agreed to a four-year, $50 million deal to return to the Los Angeles Lakers.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday morning because the deal hasn't been signed.

Clarkson is a rising star after two seasons with the Lakers, who acquired the 46th overall pick from Washington on draft night in 2014. The Missouri product has been...

July 1, 2016 - 4:31am
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A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to terms on a five-year, $120 million deal with Nicolas Batum.

The two sides came to an agreement early Friday morning. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be signed until July 7.

Batum made no secret of wanting to stay in Charlotte and play for coach Steve Clifford, who helped revive his career after Batum was...

July 1, 2016 - 4:19am
4 min 50 sec ago

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Orlando Magic have agreed on a contract with veteran point guard D.J. Augustin.

Terms of the deal agreed to early Friday morning were not immediately available. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract cannot be signed until July 7.

Adding Augustin gives new Magic coach Frank Vogel an experienced guard to play behind young starter Elfrid Payton....

July 1, 2016 - 3:27am
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MONACO (AP) — Track and field's governing body has approved Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova's bid to compete as a neutral athlete in the upcoming European championships and the Olympics at Rio de Janeiro.

The IAAF on Friday said that it had accepted her application as the first athlete to compete under "exceptional eligibility."

Stepanova was one of the world's top 800-meter runners before she and her husband Vitaly Stepanov, a drug-testing...

July 1, 2016 - 3:10am
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MONACO (AP) — IAAF approves Olympic eligibility for Russian doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova.

July 1, 2016 - 2:56am
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THURSDAY'S GAMES

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox 6, Minnesota 5

NY Mets 4, Chicago Cubs 3

Kansas City 4, St. Louis 2

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Burlington 8, Kane County 4

Quad Cities 6, Cedar Rapids 3

Peoria 11, Beloit 0

FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE

WNBA

Washington at...

July 1, 2016 - 2:21am
4 min 50 sec ago

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan is staying in Toronto after agreeing early Friday to the basic parameters of a deal.

DeRozan and the Raptors still were in the process of completing terms, though the sides agreed that he would be staying put, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because segments of the talks were ongoing. DeRozan can sign on or after July 7, when the league's offseason...

July 1, 2016 - 2:05am
4 min 50 sec ago
BC-BBN--Leaders
TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS
By The Associated Press
NATIONAL LEAGUE

BATTING_Murphy, Washington, .351; Ramos, Washington, .340; Marte, Pittsburgh, .331; Gonzalez, Colorado, .329; LeMahieu, Colorado, .326; Braun, Milwaukee, .325; Diaz, St. Louis, .316; Prado, Miami, .315; Ozuna, Miami, .314; Yelich, Miami, .311; Segura, Arizona, .311....

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