State & National News

March 3, 2015 - 4:00pm
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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Miami Marlins left-hander Andrew McKirahan needed only 12 pitches to strike out all three batters he faced Tuesday and help beat the University of Miami 7-1.

McKirahan, a Rule 5 acquisition from the Cubs, was one of nine pitchers for Miami. They combined on a six-hitter with one walk.

Slugger Giancarlo Stanton sat out, but the team went mostly with the lineup expected to open the season. Newcomer Martin Prado had a single and a...

March 3, 2015 - 3:49pm
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former fan favorite Vlade Divac has rejoined the Sacramento Kings as vice president of basketball and franchise operations, a job that will include advising the front office and coaching staff.

The team announced Tuesday that Divac would assist in global and fan outreach initiatives and oversee the player development programs. The 47-year-old Divac will take a lead in talent evaluation and develop relationships between the team and European...

March 3, 2015 - 3:48pm
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Here are the boys prep basketball polls with rank, team, first-place votes, record and total points.

Class 4A
1. Simeon (8)24-3891
2. Stevenson (1)23-3822
3. Rockford Auburn26-1683
4. St. Rita23-3534
March 3, 2015 - 3:39pm
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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is set at the top of his batting order with newcomer Jimmy Rollins.

"That's the one guy, I think, we are pretty sure about," Mattingly said Tuesday of his shortstop. "Jimmy is really kind of that lead-off guy.

"Truly, we don't really have anybody else who fits that role," he said.

Rollins, acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies on Dec. 19 for four minor league pitchers, will...

March 3, 2015 - 3:32pm
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KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A two-time Olympic wrestler is working to raise money for the Kankakee Area YMCA.

The Daily Journal ( ) reports 32-year-old Matt Gentry is leading a fundraising campaign that benefits children who can't otherwise afford programs at the YMCA in Kankakee. The campaign ends April 16 and seeks to raise $100,000.

Gentry wrestled for Canada at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. He did some of his training before...

March 3, 2015 - 3:24pm
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have signed journeyman defensive lineman Earl Okine.

The 6-foot-6, 284-pound Florida alum last played in the Fall Experimental Football League, helping the Brooklyn Bolts go 4-0 in 2014. Okine also played last year in the Arena Football League, where he finished with 28 tackles and 5 1/2 sacks for the Orlando Predators. Before that, he spent part of the 2013 season with the CFL's Calgary Stampeders.


March 3, 2015 - 3:18pm
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The marketing agency that represents Jameis Winston is trying to trademark "Famous Jameis," the popular nickname for the Heisman Trophy during his two years at Florida State.

Online records with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office indicate The Legacy Agency filed the trademark on behalf of Winston on Feb. 5.

Russ Spielman, a partner of The Legacy Agency, told that the move was made to protect Winston's intellectual property and they hope to...

March 3, 2015 - 3:15pm
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Getting the best seats for University of Texas sporting events will be based on a new loyalty points system tied to how much a fan donates or spends on tickets.

The school on Tuesday said the system will help determine priority for season tickets, parking, postseason games and other high-demand events.

The 2015 football season ticket-renewal process will be the first use for loyalty points. Totals are based on full-season ticket...

March 3, 2015 - 3:14pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — A public visitation will be held Friday for late Chicago White Sox star Minnie Minoso.

Minoso's family announced Tuesday the visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. at Holy Family Church in Chicago.

A memorial service will be held there Saturday at noon. A procession immediately following the memorial service will pass by U.S. Cellular Field, the home of the White Sox where a statue of Minoso stands.


March 3, 2015 - 3:13pm
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A program has been halted to retrieve floating rubbish from the sailing venue of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to Brazilian media.

A report Tuesday in the newspaper O Globo comes just three days after top International Olympic Committee officials ended week-long meetings in Rio, saying they had been "reassured" that severely polluted Guanabara Bay would be suitable for Olympic sailing when the games open.


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