State & National News

September 4, 2015 - 6:31am
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee is setting up a $2 million fund to assist refugees.

"With this terrible crisis unfolding across the Middle East, Africa and Europe, sport and the Olympic Movement wanted to play its part in bringing humanitarian help to the refugees," IOC President Thomas Bach said Friday.

The IOC has a long-term relationship with the United Nations and the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees....

September 4, 2015 - 5:54am
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MONZA, Italy (AP) — Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg dominated the opening practice session for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday, while Sebastian Vettel spun out at low speed after setting the third-fastest time in his Ferrari.

Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr. also spun out, more seriously, and slid off the track and had to abandon his car.

Hamilton clocked 1 minute, 24.670 seconds around the high-speed Monza circuit, which is known...

September 4, 2015 - 5:48am
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach has hired a German regional government official as his new chief of staff.

The International Olympic Committee says 43-year-old Marcus Hausen started work on Tuesday at the body's headquarters in Lausanne.

For the past three years, Hausen ran the regional office of the senator for the economy, technology and research in Berlin.

His appointment is part of a shakeup of the...

September 4, 2015 - 5:41am
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NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City teacher has been arrested for allegedly crashing a drone into an empty section of seats at the U.S Open.

Police say 26-year-old Daniel Verley faces charges of reckless endangerment and operating a drone in a New York City public park outside of prescribed area.

The drone buzzed over the court in Louis Armstrong Stadium Thursday night before crashing into the seats.

A U.S. Tennis Association...

September 4, 2015 - 5:19am
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HONOLULU (AP) — Max Wittek threw three touchdown passes and Rigoberto Sanchez kicked a pair of field goals to lead Hawaii over Colorado 28-20 Thursday night.

Wittek, who was making his first career start for the Rainbow Warriors (1-0), completed 19 of 38 passes for 202 yards. He also threw two interceptions.

Marcus Kemp caught six passes for 116 yards with a score to lead all receivers. Quinton Pedroza and Isaiah Bernard also hauled in touchdown...

September 4, 2015 - 4:43am
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ROME (AP) — Lance Armstrong's former physician, Michele Ferrari, and his son Stefano have informed the Italian Olympic Committee's anti-doping prosecutor that they will not attend a hearing over allegedly providing illegal drug assistance to a biathlete.

CONI says the Ferraris' lawyer announced his clients' intentions for Friday's questioning.

Italian biathlete Daniel Taschler and his father, Gottlieb — a vice president of the international...

September 4, 2015 - 4:41am
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NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Russia moved into first place at the women's volleyball World Cup by beating the United States 25-17, 31-29, 25-23 Friday.

Tatiana Kosheleva had a team-high 16 points while Yana Shcherban contributed 14 as Russia improved to 8-1. The United States dropped to 7-2.

China overpowered the Dominican Republic 25-16, 25-17, 25-19 and also has an 8-1 record but trails Russia with fewer sets won. Yang Junjing scored 14 points and Zhu...

September 4, 2015 - 3:00am
29 min 2 sec ago

THURSDAY'S RESULTS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox 6, Minnesota 4

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Peoria 5, Burlington 3

Quad Cities 11, Kane County 5

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Chicago 24, Cleveland 0

Kansas City 24, St. Louis 17

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Chicago...

September 4, 2015 - 2:56am
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska faces its most challenging season opener in more than a decade when BYU visits Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

First-year Cornhuskers coach Mike Riley said playing a high-quality opponent gives him an opportunity to learn a lot about his new team.

Tommy Armstrong Jr. is entering his third season as starting quarterback, but he'll be operating a new offense. BYU will counter with an experienced 3-4 defense that loves to...

September 4, 2015 - 2:55am
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BLOOMIGNTON, Ind. (AP) — A common theme among Indiana players this week was that the Hoosiers are not taking Southern Illinois lightly.

Forget that the Salukis are an FCS opponent. The only other time Indiana has played Southern Illinois was 2006 when Indiana blew a 21-7 third-quarter lead at home, and the Salukis left with a stunning 35-28 victory.

Indiana coach Kevin Wilson said he reminded his team this week that Southern Illinois has had as many...

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