State & National News

May 6, 2015 - 8:44am
26 min 48 sec ago

MADRID (AP) — Maria Sharapova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open by beating Caroline Garcia of France 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 Wednesday.

The third-seeded Russian, the defending champion who is making her sixth appearance at the Madrid tournament, broke her opponent's serve five times but was broken three times.

Also, fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-1, 6-4 and Irina-Camelia Begu of...

May 6, 2015 - 5:57am
26 min 48 sec ago

LENZBURG, Switzerland (AP) — State prosecutors in Switzerland have fined football player Sandro Wieser 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,800) for injuring an opponent in a top-tier match.

The public prosecution office in Lenzburg-Aarau canton ruled Wieser's tackle on Ivory Coast international Gilles Yapi was negligent and an assault.

Yapi and his club Zurich filed a criminal complaint after the potentially career-ending incident in a match at Aarau last...

May 6, 2015 - 5:41am
26 min 48 sec ago

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Former NFL coach and Eastern Illinois University graduate Mike Shanahan will speak at two of the school's commencement ceremonies on Saturday.

Eastern said Tuesday that it expects more than 1,400 students to graduate at the four ceremonies at Lantz Arena on its campus in Charleston.

Shanahan will speak at the noon and 3 p.m. ceremonies.

Shanahan led the Denver Broncos to a pair of Super Bowl wins in the...

May 6, 2015 - 5:23am
26 min 48 sec ago

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former world champion runner Marta Dominguez of Spain faces allegations of blood doping at a two-day hearing at sport's highest court.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will hear appeals by the IAAF and World Anti-Doping Agency on June 24-25.

The appeals challenge the Spanish athletics federation's decision last year to clear Dominguez of irregularities in her biological passport.

The court...

May 6, 2015 - 4:07am
26 min 48 sec ago
BC-HKO--AHL Playoff Glance
AHL Playoff Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
(x-if necessary)
CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
BEST OF 5
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Hartford 3, Providence 2

Wednesday, April 22: Hartford 3, Providence 1

Saturday, April 25:...

May 6, 2015 - 3:46am
26 min 48 sec ago

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Sixty-four people anted up around $10,000 for LeBron James' charity for the privilege of getting the first ride on a new roller coaster at Cedar Point.

The Sandusky amusement park and the LeBron James Family Foundation teamed up to auction off spots on the first public run by the Rougarou coaster. That will happen during a special event at the park Friday night, a day before the park opens for the season.

The Akron Beacon...

May 6, 2015 - 3:02am
26 min 48 sec ago

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A public hearing on the future of the New York State Fairgrounds is slated for Wednesday night at the facility outside Syracuse.

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and acting State Fair director Troy Waffner want to revamp the Fairgrounds, and getting rid of the grandstand and famed mile-long dirt racetrack, the Moody Mile, would open up about 70 acres of land. That's roughly a quarter of the space available.

Mahoney...

May 6, 2015 - 3:01am
26 min 48 sec ago

TUESDAY'S RESULTS

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Chicago 1, Minnesota 0, Chicago leads series 3-0

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox 5, Detroit 2

St. Louis 7, Chicago Cubs 4

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Quad Cities 4, Kane County 0

Peoria 2, Clinton 1

WEDNESDAY'S SCHEDULE

NATIONAL BASKETBALL...

May 6, 2015 - 2:02am
26 min 48 sec ago

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — An NFL linebacker facing charges over "revenge porn" is scheduled to appear in a New Jersey courtroom Wednesday morning for a plea conference.

Former Jets linebacker Jermaine Cunningham is charged with criminal mischief, invasion of privacy and unlawful weapons transport.

The 26-year-old pleaded not guilty in January. His lawyer says he expects him to be exonerated on all charges.

Authorities say the...

May 6, 2015 - 1:27am
26 min 48 sec ago
All Times EDT
FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
Saturday, April 18

Washington 93, Toronto 86, OT

Golden State 106, New Orleans 99

Chicago 103, Milwaukee 91

Houston 118, Dallas 108

Sunday, April 19

Cleveland 113,...

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