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March 5, 2015 - 2:53am
2 min 19 sec ago

SINGAPORE (AP) — South Korean Inbee Park and Taiwan's Yani Tseng both shot 6-under 66 on Thursday to share the lead after the opening round of the HSBC Women's Champions.

Park's sixth birdie on the par-5 18th at Sentosa Golf Club left her tied with Tseng, who carded seven birdies against a lone bogey.

Angela Stanford of the United States was in third place one stroke back.

Top-ranked Lydia Ko offset two bogeys with six birdies...

March 5, 2015 - 2:36am
2 min 19 sec ago

RENO, Nev. (AP) — J.J. Avila scored 27 points and Colorado State took over sole possession of third place in the Mountain West Conference with a 78-62 win over Nevada Wednesday night.

The Rams (25-5, 12-5) were helped by Wyoming's 76-53 win over Utah State, knocking the Aggies out of a tie for third and into a tie with the Cowboys for fourth. Colorado State closes out the regular season at Utah State Saturday.

Colorado State led by 11 at intermission...

March 5, 2015 - 2:32am
2 min 19 sec ago

HONOLULU (AP) — Gabe Vincent scored a season-high 25 points and Michael Bryson added 22 to help UC Santa Barbara beat Hawaii 98-90 on Wednesday night.

It was the most points Hawaii has allowed all season.

UC Santa Barbara (17-12, 10-5 Big West) has won four straight and seven of its last eight to hold onto third place behind UC Irvine (17-11, 10-4) and UC Davis (22-5, 12-2).

Alan Williams had 13 points with 10 rebounds for UCSB....

March 5, 2015 - 2:17am
2 min 18 sec ago

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning will take a physical and sign his revised contract at Broncos headquarters Thursday, then head home until the Broncos reconvene April 13 for the start of offseason workouts.

Then, it's time to adapt to new coach Gary Kubiak's West Coast offense and continue his pursuit of a second Super Bowl trophy.

Weeks of speculation about the five-time MVP's future ended Wednesday with word that he's returning for an 18th...

March 5, 2015 - 1:49am
2 min 18 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial spent the first day of testimony listening to heartbreaking stories from victims and watching graphic videos of blown-off limbs, bloody sidewalks and chaos after the 2013 attack.

Prosecutors on Wednesday asked three women who were severely injured to describe their memories of the bombing, their wounds and the terror they felt in the moments after the blast.

One of them, Karen Rand McWatters,...

March 5, 2015 - 1:48am
2 min 18 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicolas Batum hit a 3-pointer that forced overtime, then set up three alley-oop baskets and added a clinching 3 in the final minute to rally the Portland Trail Blazers past the Los Angeles Clippers 98-93 on Wednesday night.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and Batum added 20 for the Northwest Division leaders, who have won four straight after a 6-11 stretch that began with a 100-94 loss to the Clippers on Jan. 14 at Portland.

Damian...

March 5, 2015 - 1:34am
1 hour 22 min ago

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Elgin Cook scored 17 points to lead Oregon past Oregon State 65-62 on Wednesday night in a hotly contested rivalry game.

Joseph Young added 15 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Ducks (23-8, 13-5 Pac-12), who have won five in a row.

Malcolm Duvivier scored 18 points and Gary Payton II had 13 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and six steals for the Beavers (17-13, 8-10), who have lost six of seven.

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March 5, 2015 - 1:27am
1 hour 22 min ago

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The site of the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid offers the public the rare chance to try skeleton sledding.

For $75, visitors on winter Saturdays can take a sled ride belly down, head first on a sled the size of a throw rug. While racers take running jumps onto their sleds and can exceed 80 mph, visitors are pushed off about halfway down the run and can hit 30 to 40 mph.

Still, the 40 seconds zip by on the little sled....

March 5, 2015 - 1:19am
1 hour 22 min ago

TOKYO (AP) — After lifting travel restrictions it imposed because of concerns over the Ebola virus, North Korea says foreigners can now take part in one of its most popular tourist events — the annual Pyongyang marathon, a travel agency said Thursday.

Even though no cases of Ebola have been reported anywhere near North Korea, the country shut out foreign tourists in October with some of the strictest Ebola regulations in the world, including saying that only local...

March 5, 2015 - 1:00am
1 hour 22 min ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry shook off a rough shooting night to make three straight 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-93 on Wednesday night in their return from a season-high, six-game road trip.

Draymond Green had 23 points and 12 rebounds on his 25th birthday, Klay Thompson scored 17 points and Shaun Livingston added 16 for the Warriors, who improved to an NBA-best 25-2 at home....

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