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

Frontier League

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 4:24 am

At A Glance All Times EDT East Division W L Pct. GB Schaumburg 27 9 .750 — Washington 19 16 .543 7½ Windy City 20 17 .541 7½ Traverse City 16 19 .457 10½ Joliet 15 20 .429 11½ Lake Erie 14 22 .389 13 West Division W L Pct. GB Florence 24 12 .667… Continue Reading

Baseball Capsules

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 2:11 am

DENVER (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Owings hit three-run homers, Zack Godley threw well into the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 10-3 on Thursday. Goldschmidt finished with three hits and four RBIs to increase his season total to 64, tops in the majors. Arizona took two of three in… Continue Reading

Dodgers hit 3 more HRs, complete 4-game sweep of Mets

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 1:59 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh and the Los Angeles Dodgers used the long ball again to power past the New York Mets 6-3 on Thursday night and complete a four-game sweep. Justin Turner and Enrique Hernandez also hit home runs for the Dodgers, who had a… Continue Reading