State & National News

March 6, 2015 - 3:46pm
8 min 18 sec ago

The Chiefs are bringing back linebacker Josh Mauga on a three-year deal, a person familiar with the move told The Associated Press on Friday.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the decision.

The move to retain Mauga, a pending free agent, came one day after the Chiefs parted ways with veteran linebacker Joe Mays. Mauga will likely start at middle linebacker alongside Derrick Johnson, who missed nearly all of...

March 6, 2015 - 3:45pm
8 min 17 sec ago

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears and quarterback Jimmy Clausen have agreed to a one-year contract extension through the 2015 season.

The Bears announced the move on Friday.

Clausen appeared in four games and made one start for Chicago late last season after former coach Marc Trestman benched Jay Cutler. He completed 26 of 48 passes for 223 yards, had two touchdowns and one interception.

Clausen went 183 of 347 for 1,781...

March 6, 2015 - 3:41pm
8 min 17 sec ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coroner says an Ohio State athlete who committed suicide suffered previous concussions but didn't show evidence of brain disease.

Dr. Anahi Ortiz (AN'-ih-hee ohr-TEEZ') announced the findings Friday in her final report on 22-year-old wrestler and football scout team member Kosta Karageorge (KOH'-stah KAHR'-ah-jorj).

The announcement had awaited neuropathology reports about Karageorge's brain. Ortiz had previously said...

March 6, 2015 - 3:40pm
8 min 17 sec ago

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State wide receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. is accused of kicking a parking enforcement vehicle prior to his arrest.

East Lansing police Lt. Steve Gonzalez told MLive.com (http://bit.ly/1EU9rWK ) that the 21-year-old from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, also resisted Saturday when officers made contact with him.

King faces misdemeanor charges of being drunk and disorderly and interfering with police charges....

March 6, 2015 - 3:34pm
8 min 17 sec ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The agents for Saints defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley and safety Jamarca Sanford say the veterans have reached deals to return to New Orleans next season.

Bunkley's agent, Williams Johnson, says his client agreed to lower his base salary by nearly $3 million from the $4.4 million he would have been due in 2015, giving the Saints more flexibility under the NFL's salary cap. A Saints starter for two seasons, Bunkley agreed to a similar deal in 2014,...

March 6, 2015 - 3:29pm
8 min 17 sec ago

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — The only returning champions in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AA Wrestling Championships remain on course to meet in Saturday's championships following quarterfinal victories Friday morning.

Korbin Myers (39-1) of Boiling Springs and George Phillippi (41-3) of Derry Area both advanced to Friday night's Class AA semifinals with solid victories in the 132-pound quarterfinals.

Myers defeated Jake Boozel...

March 6, 2015 - 3:24pm
8 min 17 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the New York Jets have agreed to acquire star wide receiver Brandon Marshall from the Chicago Bears, pending a physical exam.

The trade Friday, the first by new Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan, is for an unspecified draft pick, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither team had announced the deal.

The trade cannot become official until...

March 6, 2015 - 3:20pm
8 min 17 sec ago

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy have signed Finnish midfielder Mika Vayrynen.

The defending MLS Cup champions announced the move Friday on the morning of their season-opening game against the Chicago Fire.

The 33-year-old Vayrynen had a trial with the Galaxy during their European tour last month, scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Shamrock Rovers in Dublin. Coach Bruce Arena says he was impressed by Vayrynen's experience and ability....

March 6, 2015 - 3:20pm
8 min 17 sec ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tekele Cotton scored nine straight points to fuel a 17-3 pull-away run in the first half and No. 8 Wichita State beat Southern Illinois 56-45 in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on Friday.

Fred VanVleet had 13 points, four assists and three steals for the Shockers (28-3), who beat Southern Illinois (12-21) for the third straight time.

Cotton topped 1,000 career points and finished with 12 points, three...

March 6, 2015 - 3:19pm
8 min 17 sec ago

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sophomore Lexie Brown scored 27 points to lead top-seeded Maryland past Michigan State 70-60 Friday in the Big Ten women's tournament quarterfinals.

The No. 4 Terrapins (28-2) ran their winning streak to 22 and Big Ten run to 19 straight, including an 18-0 regular season.

Aerial Powers had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Tori Jankoska added 19 points for the Spartans (16-15).

Maryland led 33-24 at...

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