Sports

2 Pennsylvania kids win National Marbles Tournament

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 10:46 am

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A boy and girl from western Pennsylvania have won the 94th annual National Marbles Tournament along the New Jersey shore. Officials in Wildwood say 14-year-old Eli Murphy, of Pittsburgh, defeated Josh Frazho, of Flushing, Michigan, in the boys final on Thursday. Twelve-year-old Sierra Ricci, of Shaler Township, Pennsylvania, defeated 13-year-old Lauren… Continue Reading

Weekend Time Schedule

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 9:49 am

All Times EDT Saturday BASEBALL Texas at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Oakland at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Toronto at Kansas City, 2:15 p.m. Cincinnati at Washington, 4:05 p.m. Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m. Minnesota at Cleveland, 4:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 4:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Miami, 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at San… Continue Reading

Associated Press announces 2017 staff awards

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 9:47 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Coverage of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, the demise of Venezuelan society and fighting in Mosul, Iraq, won top honors in the 2017 Associated Press Media Editors Awards for AP staff, showcasing the news organization’s excellence around the globe. Hannah Dreier was a double winner for her work on “Venezuela… Continue Reading

Some charges dropped against Michigan sports doctor

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 9:45 am

MASON, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped some charges against a Michigan sports doctor accused of sexually assaulting young gymnasts. The move came Friday at a crucial hearing for Larry Nassar. It drops the number of alleged victims to six instead of seven. Nassar is charged with using his hands to molest them when they… Continue Reading

Friday’s Time Schedule

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 8:08 am

All Times EDT BASEBALL Texas at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Minnesota at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Oakland at Chicago White Sox, 8:10… Continue Reading

Cleveland Cavaliers donate $875,000 to Habitat for Humanity

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 6:19 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have donated $875,000 in proceeds from NBA Finals watch parties to Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. Watch parties were hosted at the Quicken Loans Arena during the NBA Finals this year when the Cavaliers played the Golden State Warriors at Oakland. Fans could buy tickets online for $10. The… Continue Reading

Paris showcases its sights in race against Los Angeles

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 6:10 am

PARIS (AP) — Paris is aiming to boost its bid for the 2024 Olympics by turning some of its world-famous landmarks over to sports for two days. There will be 100-meter races on a track floating on the Seine, high-diving into the river, cycling around the Arc de Triomphe and other events to showcase the… Continue Reading

NKorean taekwondo team in SKorea for 1st time in 10 years

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 5:01 am

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean taekwondo demonstration team has arrived in South Korea for its first performances in the rival country in 10 years. The team’s arrival Friday came as South Korea’s new liberal president is trying to reach out to North Korea despite the North’s push to bolster its nuclear and… Continue Reading

Sochi club withdraws from league in blow to World Cup plans

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 4:56 am

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The Russian city of Sochi’s only professional soccer club says it is withdrawing from the league, in a move which calls World Cup legacy plans into question. FC Sochi says in a website statement that it’s “taking a break” to rethink its strategy but plans to return in the 2018-19 season…. Continue Reading