State & National News

February 8, 2016 - 5:45pm
3 min 16 sec ago

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The Saints have released four-time All-Pro right guard Jahri Evans, who has started for all 10 seasons since New Orleans drafted him out of Division II Bloomsburg in 2006.

In moves posted on the NFL's transactions list Monday, New Orleans also has released linebackers David Hawthorne and Ramon Humber and receiver Seantavius Jones, while signing veteran free agent defensive back Tony Carter.

The releases of Evans and Hawthorne in...

February 8, 2016 - 5:43pm
3 min 16 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Reliever Tyler Clippard has agreed to a two-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The deal with the right-hander, who turns 31 on Sunday, adds a proven reliever and additional late-game option for the Diamondbacks, who expect to be a contender after boosting their rotation by signing Zack Grienke and acquiring Shelby Miller in a trade with Atlanta.

Clippard had a 2.92 ERA last year with the Oakland Athletics and New York Mets....

February 8, 2016 - 5:33pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have signed outfielder Roger Bernadina to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

The NL champions announced the deal Monday.

The 31-year-old Bernadina has played in parts of seven big league seasons, mostly for Washington. He spent last year in Triple-A with the Colorado system, hitting .276 with 15 home runs and 20 stolen bases.

Bernadina played for Cincinnati and the...

February 8, 2016 - 5:01pm
3 min 16 sec ago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' says a time has been set for its final home game of the season.

The Illini (11-13, 3-8 Big Ten) will face Minnesota (6-17, 0-11) at 7 p.m. Central Time on Feb. 28.

The Big Ten Network will televise the game.

February 8, 2016 - 4:55pm
3 min 16 sec ago

MADRID (AP) — Real Sociedad stormed to its biggest win of the season when it overwhelmed Espanyol 5-0 in the Spanish league on Monday.

Mexico forward Carlos Vela stunned Espanyol's defence when he hit a long pass for Brazilian striker Jonathas to open the scoring in the fifth minute and then hit the back of the net himself for Sociedad's second two minutes later.

Sociedad came out strong in the second half and 18-year-old attacking midfielder Mikel...

February 8, 2016 - 4:51pm
3 min 16 sec ago

WACO, Texas (AP) — Activists are planning a candlelight vigil outside the home of Baylor University's president to protest what they regard as the university's weak policing of sexual misconduct, particularly by student athletes.

The Monday night vigil follows an ESPN report earlier this month about three students who said the Waco, Texas, school failed to act on allegations that they were sexually assaulted by a former football player later convicted in one case....

February 8, 2016 - 4:41pm
3 min 16 sec ago

The union that represents the Women's World Cup-winning American national team opposed an expedited schedule in the lawsuit filed against it by the U.S. Soccer Federation last week, insisting no collective bargaining agreement exists.

The federation sued in an attempt to establish it has a contract with the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Players Association that runs through this year's Olympics until Dec. 31. The union maintains the memorandum of understanding agreed...

February 8, 2016 - 4:09pm
3 min 16 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani says he is running for president of soccer's governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean, whose past three presidents have been charged with corruption by U.S. prosecutors.

Montagliani said Monday he promises to reform CONCACAF.

Jack Warner of Trinidad and Tobago, CONCACAF's president from 1990-2011, was indicted in May on charges of racketeering conspiracy,...

February 8, 2016 - 3:58pm
3 min 16 sec ago

The Winnipeg Jets have announced they've signed defenseman Dustin Byfuglien to a $38 million, five-year extension.

Byfuglien was set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer and would've been one of the hottest commodities ahead of the NHL's Feb. 29 trade deadline.

Instead, the 30-year-old will be part of the young Jets' long-term future. Byfuglien has 15 goals and 17 assists this season and remains a two-way force at 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds....

February 8, 2016 - 3:58pm
3 min 16 sec ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo has been placed on injured reserve with a right knee injury that the team says will be re-evaluated in three weeks.

The 26-year-old Pietrangelo was injured in a knee-on-knee collision with Minnesota's Charlie Coyle in a 4-1 victory over the Wild on Saturday. He's fourth in the NHL in playing time, averaging over 26 minutes.

Pietrangelo has played in all 55 games and has 23 points on three...

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