State & National News

March 5, 2015 - 11:04am
10 min 9 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has denied spitting at Papiss Cisse during a Premier League game, while the Newcastle striker has issued an apology for his role in the incident.

Television replays showed the pair spitting at each other Wednesday during United's 2-0 win after Cisse had reacted angrily to a tackle by Evans.

Cisse says "I have apologies to make to a lot of people today. Firstly to my teammates and to our supporters...

March 5, 2015 - 10:58am
10 min 9 sec ago

WINTERBERG, Germany (AP) — Martins Dukurs of Latvia took a narrow lead over Olympic gold medalist Alexander Tretiakov of Russia at the halfway stage of the skeleton world championship.

Dukurs was .17 seconds ahead of defending world champion Tretiakov after Thursday's two runs. Dukurs is the silver medalist from the 2010 and 2014 Olympics.

Dukurs' brother Tomass was in third place, .69 seconds behind the pace.

The final two runs...

March 5, 2015 - 10:34am
10 min 9 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett has signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers that will keep him in the NFC West after playing all of his 10 NFL seasons with Arizona.

Agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the deal. He also posted a photo of him standing with Dockett on Twitter that read, "Congrats to the newest Niner!" with signing papers on the table.

The 33-year-old Dockett sat out all of 2014 with a season-ending knee...

March 5, 2015 - 10:34am
10 min 9 sec ago

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Andreas Seppi will face Andrei Golubev in the first round of the Davis Cup when Italy takes on Kazakhstan.

With Fabio Fognini slated to play only in the doubles, Seppi will play Goubev in the second singles match. Simone Bolelli will play Mikhail Kukushkin in the opening match.

In Saturday's doubles, Fognini and Paolo Lorenzi will take on Golubev and Alexander Nedovesov. Reverse singles are scheduled for Sunday....

March 5, 2015 - 10:33am
10 min 9 sec ago
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TOP 25 BASKETBALL
Men

No. 5 Arizona vs. California, 9 p.m.

No. 6 Wisconsin at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

No. 13 Utah at Washington State, 11 p.m.

No. 18 Arkansas at South Carolina, 7 p.m.

Women

No. 12 Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt at...

March 5, 2015 - 10:16am
10 min 9 sec ago

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware prosecutors say they will not file criminal charges against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch following allegations of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend.

NASCAR officials indefinitely suspended Busch last month after a Delaware Family Court judge said the former champion almost surely choked and beat Patricia Driscoll inside his motorhome at Dover International Speedway last fall.

But the Delaware attorney general's office...

March 5, 2015 - 10:14am
10 min 9 sec ago

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Prosecutors: No criminal charges against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch in domestic violence case.

March 5, 2015 - 10:05am
10 min 9 sec ago

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has resumed with testimony about tire tracks found near the body of the victim.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013. Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. His body was found at an industrial park near Hernandez's home.

Massachusetts State Police Trooper Todd Girouard is back on the stand Thursday discussing a...

March 5, 2015 - 10:01am
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