State & National News

August 4, 2015 - 5:40am
9 min 47 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — World high jump champion Svetlana Shkolina of Russia will be unable to defend her title in Beijing due to an Achilles tendon tear.

Shkolina injured herself while competing at the Russian national championships on Tuesday and will be out for several months, missing the world championships which start Aug. 22.

Coach Sergei Klyugin tells the Tass news agency that Shkolina will undergo an operation in the coming days and "will definitely be...

August 4, 2015 - 3:17am
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KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa improved his own world record in the 50-meter breaststroke on Tuesday at the swimming world championships.

Van der Burgh won his morning heat in 26.62 seconds — shaving five hundredths off his previous mark established in a now-banned rubberized suit at the 2009 worlds in Rome.

It's the first men's world record to fall at this meet after four women's marks were set over the opening two days...

August 4, 2015 - 3:10am
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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Investigators have ruled the deaths of two wingsuit fliers who died earlier this year in California's Yosemite National Park as accidental, but the reasons why they died remain a mystery.

The Associated Press obtained investigation reports detailing the fatal crash by world-famous wingsuit flyer Dean Potter and fellow adventurer Graham Hunt. On May 16, the pair leaped from Taft Point, 3,500-feet above Yosemite Valley, attempting to clear a V-shaped...

August 4, 2015 - 3:01am
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Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, ppd., rain

Tampa Bay 5, Chicago White Sox 4



Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m.

St. Louis at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.


August 4, 2015 - 2:54am
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KAZAN, Russia (AP) — South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh lowers own 50 breaststroke world record to 26.62 seconds.

August 4, 2015 - 1:22am
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Conor Gillaspie hit a go-ahead home run off Corey Kluber and the Los Angeles Angels snapped a six-game losing streak, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Monday night.

Garrett Richards (11-8) tied a career high with 11 strikeouts in 7 2-3 innings. Huston Street got the last three outs for his 26th save in 29 attempts, and his first since becoming the 27th member of the 300-save club on July 22.

Gillaspie connected for a two-run...

August 4, 2015 - 1:07am
9 min 47 sec ago

BEIJING (AP) — China's sweeping drive against corruption is turning again to the country's sports programs, with the head of the volleyball center the latest to be targeted.

The State General Administration of Sports said Tuesday that Pan Zhichen has been placed under investigation for "serious violations of discipline and law," standard term for corruption. No details were given.

In June, the vice minister of sport responsible for basketball, Xiao...

August 4, 2015 - 1:00am
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chris Davis hit a three-run shot in the first inning for his 27th homer to back rookie Tyler Wilson's impressive spot start, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 9-2 on Monday night.

Caleb Joseph added a two-run homer in the fourth off Jesse Chavez (5-11) as Baltimore won for the eighth time in 10 games.

Orioles skipper Buck Showalter earned his 1,313th career managerial victory, tying him with Hall of Famer Ned...

August 4, 2015 - 12:36am
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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Call him the real-life Crash Davis.

Mike Hessman, an infielder for Triple-A Toledo in the Detroit Tigers' system, became the career home run leader for U.S.-based minor leagues Monday night, hitting his 433rd in the seventh inning of a game against Lehigh Valley.

Davis was the character played by Kevin Costner in the movie "Bull Durham" who set the minor league record for homers.

Hessman reached the actual...

August 4, 2015 - 12:19am
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DETROIT (AP) — Mel Farr, the Detroit Lions' running back who rushed for over 3,000 yards in seven NFL seasons, has died. He was 70.

A Lions spokesman said Farr's son confirmed his father died on Monday.

Farr spent his entire NFL career with Detroit, from 1967-73. He was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1967, when he ran for 860 yards in 13 games.

He ran for 717 yards in 1970, helping the Lions go 10-4 in the regular...

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