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April 27, 2015 - 1:13pm
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MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — A linebacker for Western Illinois University's football team is set to become a most valuable player for an infant with a rare immune disorder.

The school said Monday that 20-year-old sophomore Jordan Veloz signed up last year during a bone marrow registry drive on campus. He filled out paperwork and had a few swabs taken from the inside his mouth so that his DNA could be placed in a national bone marrow registry.

The player was...

April 27, 2015 - 12:59pm
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Witnesses tell police that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones ran from a crash that hospitalized a pregnant woman but quickly came back to grab "a large handful of cash" from the car.

Albuquerque Officer Simon Drobik says authorities are searching for Jones, who's wanted for questioning. No charges have been filed, but the woman driving the other vehicle received minor injuries in the Sunday morning crash.

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April 27, 2015 - 12:55pm
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings will have surgery on his left knee, which he injured over the weekend during the annual spring football game.

Coach David Beaty said Cummings, a senior, will get back on the field "as quickly as possible" but did not provide a specific timeline.

Even though he was wearing a red jersey to prevent getting hit, Cummings was tackled by senior safety Michael Glatczak in the second quarter of...

April 27, 2015 - 12:48pm
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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Robert Griffin III's fifth-year contract option for the 2016 season will be exercised by the Washington Redskins.

New general manager Scot McCloughan says the team will submit the proper paperwork to the NFL by next week's deadline.

McCloughan made the announcement at the beginning of his news conference Monday to discuss the upcoming draft, which begins Thursday night.

He says the decision on Griffin "does...

April 27, 2015 - 12:43pm
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MUNICH (AP) — Victor Estrella Burgos advanced to the second round of the BMW Open by beating Viktor Troicki 7-6 (4), 6-4 Monday.

In the other main-draw match, wild-card entry Alexander Zverev rallied to beat Benjamin Becker 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, hitting 11 aces.

Andy Murray is the top-seeded player in the clay-court event, and has a bye in the first round. Second-seeded Gael Monfils has pulled out with a knee injury.

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April 27, 2015 - 12:40pm
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New Britain (Rockies)116.647
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Reading (Phillies)97.563
Binghamton (Mets)98.5292
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)99.500
April 27, 2015 - 12:38pm
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PARIS (AP) — A French prosecutor has opened a preliminary investigation into allegations that construction company Vinci gravely mistreated migrant workers in Qatar as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup.

Vinci has vigorously denied the charges. Vinci's Qatar subsidiary QDVC has contracts worth 2.2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) in Qatar.

Activist group Sherpa said Monday that it was informed of the investigation by the prosecutor's office in the...

April 27, 2015 - 12:37pm
9 min 24 sec ago

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Seventh-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia and 97th-ranked Lara Arruabarrena of Spain won their opening matches at the Grand Prix SAR clay-court tournament Monday.

Schmiedlova beat Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-4, 6-4, and Arruabarrena defeated Kurumi Nara of Japan 7-6 (3), 6-4 to reach the second round at the Royal Tennis Club de Marrakech.

They were the only two main-draw matches of the day....

April 27, 2015 - 12:29pm
9 min 24 sec ago

NEW DELHI (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body will do everything possible to help sports in Nepal recover from the devastating earthquake in the Himalayan kingdom.

Bach says the International Olympic Committee has "full sympathy" for Nepal, where more than 4,000 people died after the earthquake hit Saturday.

Bach says the IOC will help assist Nepal "to build infrastructure" and "help revive the Olympic movement" after widespread...

April 27, 2015 - 11:51am
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Equestrian Federation could cut team sizes at the Olympics to create space for more competing countries.

The FEI says it will also consider relaxing rider dress codes and using more music in dressage to help attract broadcasters and non-expert viewers.

Ideas to modernize equestrian were aired Monday at an FEI forum discussing Olympic reforms promoted by IOC President Thomas Bach.

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