State & National News

July 29, 2016 - 8:02am
8 min 33 sec ago

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship (all times local):

7:45 a.m.

More than an inch of rain fell at Baltusrol overnight, and it kept right on falling as the second round began in the PGA Championship.

Of greater concern to Dustin Johnson is the 12-shot gap between him and 18-hole leader Jimmy Walker. The first order of business for the U.S. Open champion is making the cut.

The adage in...

July 29, 2016 - 7:30am
8 min 33 sec ago
All Times EDT
BASEBALL

Seattle at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.

Baltimore at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.

Houston at Detroit, 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.

Oakland at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m.

Colorado at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.

St. Louis at Miami, 7:10 p.m.

Philadelphia at...

July 29, 2016 - 7:15am
8 min 33 sec ago

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — The weather matched the mood of Dustin Johnson and others trying to make up ground Friday in the PGA Championship.

Jimmy Walker took a one-shot lead into the second round at Baltusrol and did not play until the afternoon. Johnson was the biggest surprise of the opening round when the U.S. Open champion had a pair of double bogeys and only one birdie on his way to a 77.

He stood outside the clubhouse as a steady rain fell,...

July 29, 2016 - 6:30am
8 min 33 sec ago

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — A woman who ran high school track in Evanston is headed to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where she will represent her parents' native Nigeria.

Twenty-two-year-old Margaret Bamgbose is a 2012 graduate of Evanston Township High School. She graduated this spring from the University of Notre Dame.

Bamgbose has dual citizenship. The Nigerian team chose her to run the 400-meter dash and the 4x400-meter relay....

July 29, 2016 - 4:33am
8 min 34 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro):

6:29 a.m.

Russia's Sports Minister says 272 of the country's athletes have received approval from international sports federations to compete at the Rio Olympics under new restrictions imposed due to the Russian doping scandal.

Vitaly Mutko tells Russian media that "as of today, 272 athletes have definitely been admitted to the Olympics," adding that a...

July 29, 2016 - 4:25am
8 min 33 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says its taekwondo team has been approved to compete at the Rio Olympics against the backdrop of the country's doping scandal.

Under International Olympic Committee rules introduced last week following accusations of a vast state-sponsored doping cover-up, Russian athletes must be individually approved by international sports federations and rejected if they previously were banned for doping offenses or implicated in the alleged cover-up....

July 29, 2016 - 4:01am
8 min 33 sec ago

BEIJING (AP) — China has issued a safety warning to Chinese visiting Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics following a spate of thefts and armed robberies committed against its athletes, officials, members of the media and others.

The Foreign Ministry said Friday that visitors should avoid dangerous areas of the city, leave their luxury watches at home and not carry backpacks or talk on mobile phones while walking in the street.

It advises that in the...

July 29, 2016 - 3:18am
8 min 33 sec ago

TOKYO (AP) — Five sports, including surfing and skateboarding, moved a step closer to being included in the Tokyo 2020 Games after being described as "a dynamic and exciting" package by the IOC.

Skateboarding, surfing, karate, sports climbing and baseball/softball were all recommended for inclusion by the IOC. An Olympic program commission report released on Friday said the five are a blend of the traditional and emerging, youth-focused events, and all have international...

July 29, 2016 - 2:59am
8 min 33 sec ago

THURSDAY'S GAMES

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

St. Louis 5, Miami 4

Chicago Cubs 3, Chicago White Sox 1

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Cedar Rapids 2, Kane County 0

Quad Cities 8, Peoria 7, 11 innings

FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Seattle (H. Iwakuma 11-6) at Chicago Cubs (J. Lester 10-4), 1:20 p.m....

July 29, 2016 - 2:23am
8 min 33 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Three young sisters who live in a New York City homeless shelter have earned top national track rankings and a spot in the Junior Olympics, now underway in Houston.

Tai, Rainn and Brooke Sheppard range in age from 8 to 11.

They've been in a shelter in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant section since last year after their single mother was evicted from her apartment.

The girls began running track after their baby sitter...

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