State & National News

July 1, 2015 - 7:32am
33 min 31 sec ago

TOKYO (AP) — International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates praised preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday while trying to calm concerns over the rising cost of the new National Stadium.

The Tokyo municipal government has been arguing with the central government over how costs of the new stadium will be shared.

The Japanese government said on Monday it expects the overall costs will soar to $2 billion, almost double the...

July 1, 2015 - 7:21am
33 min 31 sec ago

DALLAS (AP) — One of the rarest, most valuable specimens of sports memorabilia is at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Southern Methodist University.

The T206 Honus Wagner baseball card went on display Wednesday. It's regarded by collectors as the "Holy Grail" of baseball cards. An example recently sold at auction for $1.3 million.

Wagner was one of the first five players chosen for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in...

July 1, 2015 - 6:47am
33 min 32 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):


1:20 p.m.

CoCo Vandeweghe eliminated 11th-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the second round at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old American will next face 22nd-seeded Sam Stosur, the 2011 U.S. Open champion. Vandeweghe beat Stosur in the second round of this year's Australian Open.


July 1, 2015 - 5:07am
33 min 31 sec ago

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Cycling Union says Italian rider Davide Appollonio has tested positive for the endurance-boosting hormone EPO.

The UCI says Appollonio is provisionally suspended pending a disciplinary case.

Appollonio rides for the second-tier Androni Giocattoli team which is not entered in the Tour de France that starts on Saturday.

The team announced last year that riders signed contracts agreeing to...

July 1, 2015 - 4:40am
33 min 31 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage.

California legislation believed to be the first of its kind in the nation is set to change that.

The bill approved by the state Senate on Monday and sent to the governor for his signature would...

July 1, 2015 - 3:01am
33 min 31 sec ago



Chicago Cubs 1, N.Y. Mets 0

Chicago White Sox 2, St. Louis 1, 11 innings


Quad Cities 2, Beloit 1, 12 innings, comp. of susp. game

Kane County 4, Burlington 2

Peoria 7, Clinton 2


New York 89, Chicago 81...

July 1, 2015 - 2:12am
33 min 31 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A group of primarily Muslim girls in Minneapolis has designed their own sportswear that is aimed at being both practical and modest.

When the girls played in traditional dress, they risked tripping on long skirts. Or a head scarf could come undone during a crucial play.

The solution: athletic wear that allows the girls to move freely while preserving their modesty.

Working with designers from the University of...

July 1, 2015 - 2:01am
33 min 31 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Yasmani Grandal homered early and hit a two-run double in the 10th inning to finish with four RBIs, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.

Howie Kendrick tied the game with a run-scoring single in the seventh and put the Dodgers ahead by hitting a homer on the second pitch of the 10th from David Hernandez (0-1). Grandal, who had a two-run shot in the second inning, made it 6-3 with his double into...

July 1, 2015 - 1:35am
33 min 31 sec ago

Kawhi Leonard has agreed on the basic parameters of a deal to remain with the San Antonio Spurs.

A person with knowledge of the terms tells The Associated Press that Leonard agreed to a five-year contract that could be worth around $90 million. Leonard agreed to the deal just minutes after the NBA's free-agent window opened at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract isn't finalized....

July 1, 2015 - 1:31am
33 min 31 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — The ball from the left and John McCain leaned to the right.

Not much surprise from the Republican senator from Arizona.

An avid Arizona Diamondbacks fan, McCain was taking in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night when a foul ball flew in his direction.

The foul by Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins landed in the seats, took a big bounce and caromed into McCain's lap. He wasn't able to react fast...

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