State & National News

February 11, 2016 - 6:54am
14 min 35 sec ago

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali of Jordan has questioned the role of election rival Sheikh Salman in alleged abuses of Bahrain players in 2011.

Sheikh Salman has become front-runner in a FIFA campaign he began by strongly denying any part in helping to identify athletes who took part in Arab Spring protests five years ago.

Some Bahrain team players alleged torture by government forces while detained for attending pro-democracy...

February 11, 2016 - 3:21am
14 min 35 sec ago

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered Urszula Radwanska of Poland, 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Taiwan Open on Thursday.

Williams won converted five of seven breakpoint chances against the unseeded Radwanska and set up a quarterfinal against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia.

Williams was a surprise first-round loser at the Australian Open last month, but appears to have regained the form that allowed the...

February 11, 2016 - 3:00am
14 min 35 sec ago

WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Atlanta 113, Chicago 90

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

S. Illinois 85, Indiana St. 78

Loyola of Chicago 54, Bradley 43

Austin Peay 79, E. Illinois 70

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

N. Illinois 92, Miami (Ohio) 73

E. Illinois 64, Austin Peay 56

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February 11, 2016 - 1:51am
14 min 35 sec ago

SYDNEY (AP) — Seattle Mariners prospect Dylan Unsworth allowed two hits over eight shutout innings and designated hitter Brett Willemburg had two hits and drove in two runs to lead South Africa to a 7-1 win over New Zealand in the opening game of a World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament on Thursday.

Australia was set to play the Philippines in the second game of a day-night doubleheader.

Unsworth, a 23-year-old right-hander who reached Double-A...

February 11, 2016 - 1:48am
14 min 35 sec ago
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All Times EST
EASTERN CONFERENCE
East Division
GPWLOLSLPtsGFGA
Manchester4829141463148133
Adirondack4427132258123103
Elmira472521
February 11, 2016 - 1:33am
14 min 35 sec ago

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Marvelle Harris had 20 points, five assists and four steals and Fresno State handed San Diego State its first Mountain West Conference loss in a 58-57 victory Wednesday night.

Zylan Cheatham hit two free throws with 42.4 second left to pull San Diego State within 58-57. Harris ran down the clock, missed a long 3-pointer and the Aztecs called timeout with 7.6 seconds remaining.

Trey Kell was off the mark on a fade-away jumper and...

February 11, 2016 - 1:30am
14 min 35 sec ago

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard sparked a second-quarter outburst for the Portland Trail Blazers and finished with 31 points and nine assists in a 116-103 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.

Maurice Harkless set season highs with 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Blazers, who moved past Houston into a tie with Utah for seventh place in the Western Conference standings. They enter the All-Star break having won three in a row and eight of nine....

February 11, 2016 - 1:18am
14 min 35 sec ago
EAST

Boston U. 71, American U. 51

Butler 81, Seton Hall 75

Holy Cross 67, Lafayette 53

Lehigh 80, Bucknell 65

NJ City 68, Stockton 61

Navy 71, Loyola (Md.) 51

Saint Joseph's 84, George Washington 66

Scranton 67, Susquehanna 58

St. Bonaventure 76, Fordham 72, OT...

February 11, 2016 - 1:06am
14 min 35 sec ago
All Times EST
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
WLOLSLPctPtsGFGA
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton311411.68164154111
Hershey271337.64064170150
Portland2618...
February 11, 2016 - 12:56am
14 min 35 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016.

The industry's top two companies have taken recent hits to their businesses, including this week's disclosure that ESPN and DraftKings ended an exclusive advertising deal and FanDuel was laying off 55 workers in its Florida office.

But Boston's DraftKings and New York's FanDuel say they're more concerned about progress on the legislative...

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