State & National News

July 30, 2015 - 10:15am
3 min 21 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady's lawsuit against the NFL in which he wants his four-game suspension overturned will be heard in New York instead of Minnesota.

Brady and the players' union filed their suit Wednesday in Minnesota. But the NFL already had filed papers Tuesday in New York, moments after announcing that Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the suspension for Brady's involvement in the use of underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game.


July 30, 2015 - 9:51am
3 min 21 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the trade says the Indians have dealt outfielder Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals. In return, Cleveland will receive minor league pitcher Rob Kaminsky.

The person spoke Thursday to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.

The Cardinals are in desperate need of a power hitter and outfielder. They haven't scored in 22 consecutive innings and Matt Holliday re-...

July 30, 2015 - 9:31am
3 min 21 sec ago

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is stonewalling questions about deflated footballs for the second straight day.

Belichick said before the team's first practice of training camp on Thursday that he's only worried about the day's practice. He responded the same way when asked about trying to repeat as Super Bowl champions. He responded the same way when asked about the weather.

Belichick says what's in the past doesn'...

July 30, 2015 - 8:37am
3 min 21 sec ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body needs to show it is serious about maintaining ethical credibility and staying free of corruption.

In a clear reference to the scandal that has rocked FIFA, Bach says "these are difficult times in sport, as recent events in other sports organizations have all too clearly shown."

Bach says "we know from our own history how long it takes to rebuild credibility," referring to...

July 30, 2015 - 7:48am
3 min 21 sec ago

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says "stay tuned" for a regular-season game in Africa as Chris Paul and others prepare to play the league's first exhibition on the continent.

Silver didn't give an exact time frame but said Thursday in South Africa that a pre-season and, ultimately, a league game was the aim, with the NBA on a "fast track" to build its brand in soccer-crazy Africa.

Silver and 20 top NBA players, led by Paul and two-...

July 30, 2015 - 7:12am
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KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Germany won the 5-kilometer team event for the second consecutive time in open water swimming at the world championships.

The trio of Rob Muffels, Christian Reichert and Isabelle Harle finished in 55 minutes, 50.6 seconds Thursday on the Kazanka River. Germany also won the title two years ago in Barcelona, led by veteran Thomas Lurz, who has since retired.

Marcel Schouten, Ferry Weertman and Sharon van Rouwendaal of the...

July 30, 2015 - 6:00am
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TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Presidential contender Donald Trump has arrived at his Turnberry golf resort in western Scotland for the first day of the Women's British Open.

On a short break from his election campaigning in the United States, the Republican landed Thursday in his private helicopter in front of the hotel at the luxurious resort he purchased last year to extend his portfolio of golf properties.

The billionaire celebrity businessman is set...

July 30, 2015 - 3:01am
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Chicago Cubs 3, Colorado 2

Chicago White Sox 9, Boston 2

Cincinnati 1, St. Louis 0


Kane County 5, Burlington 4

Quad Cities 4, Beloit 3

Wisconsin 4, Peoria 3


MLS All-Stars 2, Tottenham Hotspur 1...

July 30, 2015 - 2:50am
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Michel Platini's chances of becoming the new president of FIFA received a boost Thursday when the Asian Football Confederation chief praised him as "a unique candidate" and urged his member nations to unite behind a single candidate.

AFC President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said Platini "would bring stability and a smooth transition to normality for FIFA in this difficult situation" but stopped short of formally endorsing the...

July 30, 2015 - 2:09am
3 min 21 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — They arrived in Los Angeles by the thousands to run, jump and swim and to play such team sports as soccer and softball.

This week, however, Special Olympics athletes from around the world also are taking part in what could be called the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat events.

Tucked into a corner of the University of Southern California's sprawling campus is a makeshift medical clinic that seemingly sprouted overnight....

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