State & National News

July 1, 2016 - 9:18am
2 min 12 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the European Championship (all times local):


3:20 p.m.

France, which has a recent history of team rebellion, is talking up the importance of unity as the two-time European champions prepare to face Iceland in Sunday's quarterfinal.

"If someone wants to act like a star, we'll put them back in their place," France defender Patrice Evra said. "The team is the star."...

July 1, 2016 - 8:26am
2 min 12 sec ago

Hassan Whiteside is staying with the Miami Heat.

A person familiar with the terms of the agreement tells The Associated Press that Whiteside will be signing a four-year contract worth the maximum amount the Heat could offer, roughly $98 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be finalized and signed before July 7.

Whiteside made his announcement Friday on Snapchat and through a post on The Players Tribune, a few...

July 1, 2016 - 8:02am
2 min 12 sec ago

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


2:05 p.m.

The rain is back at Wimbledon.

Venus Williams, who started her match on No. 1 Court later than scheduled because of rain, was forced off again while leading Daria Kasatkina 3-1.

Play on Centre Court, the only venue at the All England Club with a retractable roof, is still going on, with Stan Wawrinka leading Juan...

July 1, 2016 - 7:53am
2 min 12 sec ago

The Latest on the Olympics ahead of the Rio Games (all times local):


10:10 a.m.

The Russia men's quadruple sculls team was disqualified from the Rio Olympics for a doping violation and replaced by New Zealand.

The World Rowing Federation says the banned substance trimetazidine was found in a urine sample given by rower Sergei Fedorovtsev in an out-of-competition test on May 17. He competed a week later...

July 1, 2016 - 7:31am
2 min 11 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — Longtime ESPN personality Mike Tirico has signed off from the network for the last time as he prepares to move to NBC Sports.

Tirico's final appearance on the network Thursday came 25 years to the day of his first. He appeared alongside longtime ESPN anchor Bob Ley from Paris, where they are covering the Euro soccer tournament.

Tirico notes that he's worked "with everyone from 'Downtown' Julie Brown to Hubie Brown on camera at ESPN." He...

July 1, 2016 - 7:29am
2 min 11 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — With 13 Wimbledon titles between them, Serena Williams and Roger Federer will be back on Centre Court on Day 5 of the championships.

While rain delayed early matches on the outside courts Friday, Williams and Federer were due up later on Centre Court, which has a retractable roof in case of bad weather.

Six-time women's winner Williams was set to face fellow American Christina McHale in a second-round match, with seven-time men's...

July 1, 2016 - 7:26am
2 min 11 sec ago
All Times EDT

Cleveland at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.

Cincinnati at Washington, 6:05 p.m.

Kansas City at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.

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

L.A. Angels at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.

Miami at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m.


July 1, 2016 - 6:00am
2 min 11 sec ago

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Nico Rosberg led Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the first practice for the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday.

Both drivers had some problems but dominated the session. Rosberg topped Hamilton by .357 seconds on the Red Bull Ring.

Rosberg has won both races since the circuit returned to Austria, and tops Formula One with five wins, holding a 24-point lead over defending champion Hamilton.

The Mercedes...

July 1, 2016 - 5:39am
2 min 11 sec ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Asian Football Confederation says it has banned two referees from Thailand for life for match-fixing.

The AFC disciplinary committee said on Friday that following a two-day meeting, Thanom Borikut and Chaiya Mahapab were found guilty of influencing the results of four matches each in a "manner contrary to sporting ethics."

It said the violations by Thanom related to four matches in 2013 and 2014, while Chaiya's ban...

July 1, 2016 - 5:21am
2 min 11 sec ago

Stan Van Gundy is working on a deal to keep his big man in the middle.

The Detroit Pistons were negotiating a five-year maximum contract offer with All-Star center Andre Drummond early Friday morning, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

The two sides started negotiating the contract after the market opened Friday, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been completed....

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