State & National News

May 4, 2015 - 12:26pm
14 min 38 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States will play Guatemala in an exhibition July 3 at Nashville, Tennessee, the Americans' last game before opening the defense of their CONCACAF Gold Cup title.

They also have upcoming exhibitions at the Netherlands on June 5 and at Germany five days later. The latest addition to the schedule was announced Monday.

The Americans open the Gold Cup, the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean, against...

May 4, 2015 - 12:14pm
14 min 38 sec ago

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James has lifted his personal media boycott to congratulate good friend Chris Paul.

Cleveland's star doesn't use his cellphone during the postseason. He avoids social media and watches NBA games with the sound muted. He changed his policy Saturday when Paul hit a game-winning layup in the final seconds of Game 7 to send the Los Angeles Lakers past defending champion San Antonio.

James says he grabbed his wife's phone...

May 4, 2015 - 11:19am
14 min 38 sec ago

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have fired director of pro personnel Brendan Prophett and five members of the scouting department.

Prophett was starting his 16th season with the team, and ninth as the Jets' director of pro personnel. New general manager Mike Maccagnan also parted ways with college scouts Rick Courtright, David Hinson, Cole Hufnagel, Chris Prescott and Seth Turner on Monday.

The moves come two days after the NFL draft was...

May 4, 2015 - 11:18am
14 min 38 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Craig Counsell hired as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers.

May 4, 2015 - 11:16am
14 min 38 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has won the NBA's Most Valuable Player award, beating out Houston's James Harden in a race that turned out not to be that close.

The league announced the results Monday.

Curry received 100 of 130 first-place votes for a total of 1,198 points from a panel of 129 writers and broadcasters, along with the fan vote on the NBA's website. Harden had 25 first-place votes and 936 points....

May 4, 2015 - 10:26am
14 min 38 sec ago
All Times EDT

N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.

Miami at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee, 7:20 p.m.

Oakland at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.

Texas at Houston, 8:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at St...

May 4, 2015 - 9:17am
14 min 38 sec ago

MADRID (AP) — Carolina Wozniacki of Denmark powered her way past Christina McHale of the United States to book her place in the third round of the Madrid Open on Monday.

The fifth-seeded Wozniacki hit five aces and committed fewer unforced errors on the red clay to beat the 22-year-old player from Teaneck, New Jersey 7-5, 6-0. Wozniacki will meet Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in the next round.

In the men's competition, John Isner of the United...

May 4, 2015 - 9:11am
24 min 31 sec ago

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA's 209 member federations will be asked to consider suspending Israel from world football just before they elect their president this month.

FIFA published an agenda Monday for its election congress on May 29, including a late proposal by Palestinian football officials to suspend Israel.

The move, needing a three-quarter majority to pass, is unlikely to succeed after FIFA President Sepp Blatter said last month he opposed it....

May 4, 2015 - 8:39am
1 hour 14 min ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania's Clara Santucci repeated as the women's champion and Kenyan Stephen Njoroge won the men's race at Sunday's Pittsburgh Marathon.

The 28-year-old Santucci finished in 2 hours, 34 minutes, 6 seconds.

She surged from 1 minute, 33 seconds back to overtake 26-year-old Kenyan Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton in the 25th mile.

Santucci, of Dilliner, became the first repeat women's champion since Wioletta Kryza in...

May 4, 2015 - 8:13am
1 hour 14 min ago

MUNICH (AP) — Andy Murray won his first clay-court title when he overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (4) in the rain-delayed final of the BMW Open on Monday.

The top-seeded Murray was the steadier player in the decisive tiebreaker and clinched the close match when Kohlschreiber sent a backhand long on Murray's second match point.

The final was rained out on Sunday, with former two-time Munich champion Kohlschreiber leading 3-2 on serve,...

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