State & National News

February 10, 2016 - 3:25pm
9 min 47 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — USC athletic director Pat Haden has been taken to his doctor after becoming faint on campus.

Sports information director Tim Tessalone says Wednesday's episode is similar to one that the 63-year-old Haden suffered last October before a game against Notre Dame that briefly sent Haden to the hospital.

In this case, Tessalone says Haden was walking back from a campus meeting when he felt light-headed and sat down.

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February 10, 2016 - 3:18pm
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Gophers offensive lineman Luke McAvoy is recounting how he came out as gay in 2014 when he was on the team.

McAvoy tells his story in Outsports.com. The Bloomington, Illinois, native says he knew he was gay in high school but followed his mother's advice and kept it quiet.

McAvoy says he decided he would tell his teammates Feb. 9, 2014, the day that former Missouri linebacker Michael Sam came out publicly. Two days...

February 10, 2016 - 2:33pm
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sacramento Kings coach George Karl says he has a positive outlook after meeting with team general manager Vlade Divac amid a losing streak and speculation about his job.

Karl said Wednesday before the Kings-76ers game in Philadelphia that he and Divac are on the same page.

Karl says Divac wants the team to win more games right now, and that's fine. Karl says "everyone should want to win more games."

Karl and...

February 10, 2016 - 2:31pm
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It's been a family affair for the Richardsons of the Albany Alexander basketball teams with three siblings reaching impressive marks recently for the Division III school.

Junior point guard Leah became the girls' program all-time scoring leader 45 seconds into a 64-11 win against Athens on Feb. 1. She finished with 10 points to give her 1,239 in her career, 10 more than Josie Carr scored from 1997 to 2001.

On the record-setting...

February 10, 2016 - 1:34pm
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A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Kings have placed veteran defenseman Christian Ehrhoff on waivers.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because the Kings have not announced the move.

The 12-year NHL veteran is on his third team in three seasons after signing a one-year contract with Los Angeles last summer. He has two goals and nine assists while averaging 15 minutes...

February 10, 2016 - 1:15pm
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TRONDHEIM, Norway (AP) — Peter Prevc was another leap closer to becoming the ski jumping World Cup champion with a victory in Trondheim on Wednesday.

The Slovenian produced jumps of 135 and 132 meters for a total of 285.5 points, beating Stefan Kraft of Austria into second place.

Japanese veteran Noriaki Kasai took the lead with a huge second jump of 143 meters. He had to settle for third place, though, after Kraft and Prevc delivered their final...

February 10, 2016 - 1:14pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA has named Lisa Borders its new president.

Borders, who helped bring the Dream to Atlanta in 2008 as the city's vice mayor, will become the league's fourth president. The move announced Wednesday comes three months after former president Laurel J. Richie stepped down.

Borders inherits a league that will begin its 20th season in May. Despite great attendance during the playoffs, the WNBA had its lowest average attendance in...

February 10, 2016 - 12:57pm
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LONDON (AP) — Food and beverage giant Nestle says it has terminated its sponsorship of the IAAF over fears the doping scandal and corruption afflicting athletics' governing body could damage the company's image.

Nestle has been funding the IAAF's kids' athletics program for four years, but announced on Wednesday that the partnership is ending "with immediate effect."

In a statement, Nestle says "this decision was taken in light of negative publicity...

February 10, 2016 - 12:44pm
9 min 47 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Professional racecar driver Scott Tucker has been charged in a payday lending operation offering quick cash over the Internet to desperate people.

Authorities said Tucker was arrested Wednesday in Kansas City, Kansas, on charges in an indictment unsealed in federal court in New York City.

The indictment says Tucker and a lawyer also arrested Wednesday exploited over 4 million people in the United States who were struggling to pay...

February 10, 2016 - 12:41pm
9 min 47 sec ago

HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on 'The Eddie' big wave competition (all times local):

7:30 a.m.

A spokeswoman for Hawaii's big wave surf competition says organizers have called off the event because the waves are too small.

The competition was last held six years ago, when swells met organizers' strict minimums. Spokeswoman Jodi Wilmott said Wednesday morning that the waves fell short of their forecasts.

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