State & National News

May 28, 2015 - 7:17pm
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Longtime Bay Area sports writer and former Associated Press writer Ron Bergman has died. He was 80.

Bergman died Thursday, according to his daughter Anne. He had been suffering from Parkinson's disease.

Bergman worked for the AP in the 1960s and covered the Beatles' final concert at Candlestick Park in 1966.

He later worked for the Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News, covering the Oakland Athletics...

May 28, 2015 - 7:06pm
4 min 54 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have placed right-handed reliever Scott Atchison on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained left ankle.

The Indians made the roster move before opening a four-game series in Seattle on Thursday night. Cleveland will also be without infielder Carlos Santana for at least a few days after he was placed on the paternity list.

Atchison was 1-1 with a 5.74 ERA in 19 relief appearances for the Indians this season...

May 28, 2015 - 7:00pm
4 min 53 sec ago

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana says it has reconciled with and welcomed back 10 football players who boycotted the last three games in 1969 because the coaching staff would not adequately address their concerns about unequal treatment on the basis of race.

The university announced the reconciliation Thursday and said the so-called "IU 10" played an important role "in drawing attention to, and thereby improving, race relations at Indiana University during a tumultuous...

May 28, 2015 - 6:58pm
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Someday the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks will relish the stories they'll be able to tell about playing in a postseason series as good as these Western Conference finals.

Not just now, though. They've still got to determine whether this tale has a happy ending or a brutal punchline.

Two weeks of extraordinarily high-level hockey conclude Saturday night at Honda Center when the Ducks and the Blackhawks play Game 7 for...

May 28, 2015 - 6:53pm
4 min 53 sec ago

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University in New Jersey has dismissed a football player from the team who was arrested on a robbery charge last weekend in Florida.

Coach Kyle Flood announced the dismissal of Darian Dailey in a news release Thursday.

The defensive back and another man were arrested and charged with robbery after Florida's Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said Dailey and another suspect confronted a bicyclist with a gun early Sunday...

May 28, 2015 - 6:48pm
4 min 53 sec ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego State Aztecs are never far from reminders of their late coach, whether it's the bobblehead in the dugout or the images of the Hall of Famer on the outfield wall at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

Nearly a year after Gwynn died of cancer, the Aztecs are in the NCAA regionals for the third straight season. They keep doing it the hard way, too, by losing the opening game of the Mountain West Conference tournament and then fighting back through the losers...

May 28, 2015 - 6:43pm
4 min 53 sec ago

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars say Dante Fowler has undergone successful surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee.

The procedure was done Wednesday in Pensacola by Dr. James Andrews, the orthopedic surgeon who is a specialist in repairing damaged ligaments for professional athletes. Fowler, the Jaguars' top pick in this year's NFL draft, will miss the entire 2015 season. He is expected to be back in Jacksonville next week where he will begin his...

May 28, 2015 - 6:31pm
4 min 53 sec ago

Kentucky and Florida will play twice a season every season in the Southeastern Conference's new basketball schedule format that includes three permanent home-and-home opponents.

The SEC announced the tweak to its scheduling Thursday.

Each of the 14 SEC teams will play at each other at least once, and also have five home-and-home opponents. Three will be the same every season and two others will rotate.

Previously, SEC basketball...

May 28, 2015 - 6:19pm
4 min 53 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski says an internal miscommunication led to the initial assignment of a retired number to an incoming freshman.

Haanif Cheatham will wear No. 25 instead of No. 24, which has been retired in honor of George Thompson, the school's career scoring leader at 20.4 points. Thompson played from 1966-69.

Wojciechowski just finished his first year with the Golden Eagles. He said Thursday that he had a "...

May 28, 2015 - 6:14pm
4 min 53 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson took to Twitter on Thursday to express his frustration over criticism he is receiving while staying away from the voluntary portion of the Minnesota Vikings offseason.

Peterson has come under fire after saying he wanted a long-term commitment from the team after missing most of last season while addressing a child abuse charge. He has three years and $46 million left on his deal, but none of that is guaranteed.

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