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May 6, 2016 - 12:47pm
1 min 30 sec ago

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Virginia High School League has moved 14 state tournament events away from Liberty University, including two football championship games, after remarks the college's president made about Muslims.

The move comes after students boycotted a debate tournament last month in response to Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. saying in December that students should arm themselves to "end those Muslims." Falwell later said he was referring...

May 6, 2016 - 12:46pm
1 min 30 sec ago
All Times EDT
FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7)
(x-if necessary)
Wednesday, April 13

Tampa Bay 3, Detroit 2

Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Rangers 2

St. Louis 1, Chicago 0, OT

Thursday, April 14

Washington 2, Philadelphia 0

N...

May 6, 2016 - 12:46pm
1 min 30 sec ago
All Times EDT
FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
N.Y. Islanders 4, Florida 2

Thursday, April 14: N.Y. Islanders 5, Florida 4

Friday, April 15: Florida 3, N.Y. Islanders 1

Sunday, April 17: N.Y. Islanders 4, Florida 3, OT

Wednesday, April 20: Florida 2, N.Y. Islanders 1...

May 6, 2016 - 12:44pm
1 min 30 sec ago
Saturday
HORSE RACING

Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky., 6:34 p.m.

BASEBALL

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

L.A. Dodgers at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.

Texas at Detroit, 1:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m.

Washington...

May 6, 2016 - 12:26pm
1 min 30 sec ago

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An appeals court is siding with a woman who is suing former NFL player Siran Stacy for child support.

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled Friday that a Geneva County judge was wrong to dismiss Sharon Chancellor's complaint. She claims Stacy owes about $65,000 in support for their five children.

The judges say Chancellor didn't receive proper notice of the dismissal after she went to court last year seeking money from...

May 6, 2016 - 12:22pm
1 min 30 sec ago

Tickets to Iowa State men's basketball games were hard to land for fans this year but easier for one group: legislators being entertained by University President Steven Leath.

An Associated Press review shows 10 lawmakers accepted invitations to sit with Leath courtside at Hilton Coliseum, including House Speaker Linda Upmeyer and education appropriations subcommittee chairman Cecil Dolecheck.

While legislators paid a face value ranging from $25 to $...

May 6, 2016 - 12:20pm
1 min 30 sec ago

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A former Syracuse University football player has been indicted on first-degree assault charges in connection with the stabbings of two former teammates.

The indictment handed down Thursday against 20-year-old Naesean Howard also includes charges of second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Howard is accused of attacking defensive backs Chauncey Scissum and Corey Winfield at a barbecue in mid-April...

May 6, 2016 - 12:15pm
1 min 30 sec ago

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil has signed his rookie contract with the Miami Dolphins before joining the team's rookie minicamp, which began Friday.

Terms for the rookie from Mississippi weren't disclosed.

Touted at one time as a potential No. 1 overall choice, Tunsil was taken 13th by Miami last week after a video was posted on his Twitter account shortly before the NFL draft showing him smoking from a gas mask connected to a...

May 6, 2016 - 12:00pm
1 min 30 sec ago

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling is scheduled to face a key court hearing next month on weapons and drug charges.

A judge in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn on Friday scheduled a June 24 hearing to determine if the case goes to trial.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office says the 24-year-old was arrested Sunday evening outside a Dearborn strip club. They say he was in the driver's seat of a car and two guns...

May 6, 2016 - 11:58am
1 min 30 sec ago

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has pulled out of this month's prestigious Hypo Meeting in Austria, another setback in her buildup to the Rio de Janeiro Games in August.

Walter Weber, sporting director of the combined events meet in Gotzis, told The Associated Press that Ennis-Hill's coach, Toni Minichiello, says Ennis-Hill is not ready to compete.

Weber said Minichiello didn't disclose the nature of Ennis-Hill's problem, adding on...

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