State & National News

November 30, 2015 - 2:04pm
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UConn remains the No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's basketball poll after winning its lone game of the week.

The Huskies received all 32 votes from the national media panel Monday and have a busy week ahead. Connecticut plays at Chattanooga and No. 23 DePaul before hosting third-ranked Notre Dame on Saturday.

South Carolina stayed second with Baylor and Maryland rounding out the first five.

Seton Hall entered at No. 22...

November 30, 2015 - 2:01pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: UConn unanimous No. 1 in AP women's basketball poll; Seton Hall, DePaul, UCLA in.

November 30, 2015 - 1:57pm
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PHOENIX (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says Johnny Cueto has rejected a six-year, $120 million offer from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Arizona wants a front-line starter and would have made the right-hander by far the highest-paid player in the organization.

The Diamondbacks met with Cueto and his representative last week, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the offer had not been made public....

November 30, 2015 - 1:53pm
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All Times EST

Baltimore at Cleveland, 8:30 p.m.


No. 1 Kentucky vs. Illinois State, 7 p.m.

No. 15 Oregon vs. Fresno State, 8 p.m.


No. 1 UConn at...

November 30, 2015 - 1:49pm
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Offensive and defensive coordinators from top-ranked Clemson, No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Oklahoma are among finalists for the Broyles Award, given annually to a top assistant coach in college football.

The Rotary Club of Little Rock on Monday announced five finalists; two previous winners are among the group.

Finalists include Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables, Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and Oklahoma...

November 30, 2015 - 1:47pm
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Charlie Strong says Tyrone Swoopes will start at quarterback against No. 12 Baylor as Jerrod Heard recovers from a concussion.

Strong says Heard will be evaluated during the week and could play if cleared by team doctors.

Swoopes, a junior, started most of 2014 and the first game of this season, but was replaced by Heard after a blowout loss at Notre Dame in the season opener. Heard was knocked of the game in the...

November 30, 2015 - 1:42pm
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw will miss the rest of this season after injuring his wrist in Sunday's 25-12 victory over Tampa Bay.

Indianapolis announced Monday that Bradshaw had been put on the injured reserve list. The Colts (6-5) re-signed running back Zurlon Tipton to replace Bradshaw on the roster ahead of Sunday's game at Pittsburgh.

Tipton was cut last week when the Colts claimed another running back, Daniel Herron, off...

November 30, 2015 - 1:36pm
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Kentucky, Maryland and Michigan State held the top three spots in The Associated Press' men's college basketball poll, but there were plenty of changes at the bottom of the Top 25.

The Wildcats (6-0) received 59 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday to stay No. 1 for a second straight week. Maryland (6-0) remained second with four first-place votes and No. 3 Michigan State (7-0) had the other two No. 1 votes.

Kansas and...

November 30, 2015 - 1:35pm
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TORONTO (AP) — J.A. Happ's deal with the Toronto Blue Jays is slightly back-loaded.

The left-hander will receive $10 million next season as part of the $36 million, three-year contract agreed to Friday. He will get $13 million in each of the final two seasons.

Happ, who pitched for Toronto from 2012-14, was a 62-61 career record, fills another rotation spot for the AL East champions, who could lose fellow lefties David Price and Mark Buehrle in free...

November 30, 2015 - 1:34pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said center Derek Stepan will miss four to six weeks because of broken ribs.

Vigneault made the announcement Monday morning following the New York Rangers' morning skate.

Stepan injured the ribs in Friday's loss to Boston. He has six goals, six assists in 23 games this season.

The Rangers host the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.

The Rangers called up Jayson...

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