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Historic marker will toast Speedway's role in WWI aviation

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:56:42 -0400

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A new state historical marker set for dedication pays homage to the role the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and adjacent areas played in keeping the nation's pilots flying during World War I.

The marker commemorating the town of Speedway's wartime aviation repair depot will be dedicated Tuesday afternoon ...




Semifinal meeting between Bayern and Madrid rich in history

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:53:22 -0400

MADRID (AP) - They are two of the biggest clubs in the world, both with enough trophies to fill a warehouse.

They are Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

On Wednesday, the giants of European soccer will meet yet again in the Champions League semifinals. The first leg is in Munich.

...



Soccer club Leeds to tour Myanmar amid ethnic cleansing

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:48:15 -0400

LEEDS, England (AP) - English soccer club Leeds has announced a tour next month in Myanmar, where the United Nations has described the country's treatment of Rohingya Muslims as ethnic cleansing.

Leeds says it will play Myanmar's national team on May 11 in Mandalay, two days after facing an all-star ...




After 10 years, Salzburg finally gets European success

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:05:14 -0400

VIENNA (AP) - Although the desired breakthrough in the Champions League has yet to happen, Salzburg is finally enjoying the European success it has been targeting for more than a decade.

The Austrian club is in the semifinals of the Europa League, the only team from outside the top five ...




High school honors 1964 cross country champions with rings

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:01:21 -0400

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Lee Anderson found his grey letterman's sweater with "WL" stitched on the left side and placed this high school treasure in his suitcase for the journey back to Indiana.

It seemed to still fit even after 54 years, although Anderson left two slots unbuttoned near ...




Monday's Sports In Brief

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:23:07 -0400

NBA

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - James Harden gave Houston quite the jump-start with 22 of the team's 50 points in the third quarter, as the Rockets cruised past the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-100 to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.

Chris Paul scored 15 of his 25 points in ...




Albany Great Danes out to fetch 1st national lacrosse title

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:01:37 -0400

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Albany attackman Tehoka Nanticoke bulls his way in front of the Syracuse goal , pushes free of the swarming Orange defense, and scores. The rout is on.

The lacrosse season opener couldn't have unfolded better for the Great Danes, who stunned the Orange 15-3 in February ...




A tale of 2 bats, and Babe Ruth's 60th home run in 1927

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:00:53 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) - As part of its collection of Babe Ruth items, the Baseball Hall of Fame says it has the bat the slugger used to hit his then-record 60th home run in 1927.

A private collector also claims to own the bat, and he's selling it at auction. ...




Caps roll over Blue Jackets, look to nemesis Pittsburgh

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 03:50:26 -0400

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - After dropping the first two playoff games at home in overtime, the Washington Capitals picked up momentum that only got stronger as they took down the Columbus Blue Jackets in four straight.

Now they'll strive to keep the intensity high as they advance to a second-round ...




Draft deadline gone, now it's time to wait on NBA decisions

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 03:36:40 -0400

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The deadline has passed for college players to declare early for the NBA draft. Now it's time to wait for the draft entries who didn't hire an agent to decide whether they're staying in or heading back to school.

The early-entry deadline was Sunday night. The ...




Bucks' Maker, other reserves step into NBA playoff spotlight

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 03:28:57 -0400

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Thon Maker is having his biggest games at the biggest time of the year.

Not bad for a bench guy and someone who, as recently as last week, was a roster afterthought.

Maker had never blocked five shots in any NBA game before this postseason began - ...




Rockets use 50-point 3rd quarter to blow out Timberwolves

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:33:14 -0400

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - James Harden gave Houston quite the jump-start with 22 of the team's 50 points in the third quarter, as the Rockets cruised past the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-100 on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.

Chris Paul scored 15 of his 25 ...




Mitchell scores 33, Jazz rout Thunder 113-96

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:30:09 -0400

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Shutting down the Utah Jazz offense is proving easier said than done for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

For a second straight game, a late second-quarter surge by Utah carried over into the second half and it allowed the Jazz to pull away for a 113-96 ...




Buehler! Top prospect shines in Dodgers' 2-1 win over Miami

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:27:17 -0400

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Walker Buehler asked a reporter if he had anything in his teeth before the TV lights turned on.

The Dodgers' prized prospect was equally cool on the mound, tossing five scoreless innings in his first major league start, and Los Angeles defeated the Miami Marlins 2-1 ...




Sports pot, gambling becoming mainstream

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:16:08 -0400

Advances move at light speed, making it harder for old-timers to explain certain things to youngsters. Millennials struggle to grasp once-familiar concepts like rotary phones, handwritten driving directions, and TVs that required you to get up to change the channel.

I suppose young adults who grew up from 1920-1933 had ...




Mac Williamson's 2-run homer highlights Giants' win over Nats

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:04:07 -0400

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mac Williamson remade his swing during the offseason to become a more consistent power hitter. He added a leg kick, lowered his hands, found better balance all in an effort to keep the bat in the zone longer and give himself more room for error.

Whatever ...




Michigan State kept ties to coach accused of sexual abuse

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:51:57 -0400

CHICAGO (AP) - Michigan State University, already reeling from the scandal involving a gymnastics doctor who molested young athletes, has maintained ties to a prominent volleyball coach for decades after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping six underage girls he trained in the 1980s.

Letters ...




Capitals beat Blue Jackets in Game 6 to advance to 2nd round

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:40:48 -0400

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Braden Holtby had 35 saves as the Washington Capitals advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6 on Monday night.

The Capitals will next face Pittsburgh in the second round of ...




Padres score 9 runs in 7th inning, beat Rockies 13-5

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:39:41 -0400

DENVER (AP) - The last time the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres met, tempers flared and punches were thrown. This time, the Padres let their bats do all the damage.

Carlos Asuaje homered and had a career-high four RBIs, Franchy Cordero went deep during a nine-run seventh inning and ...




Skaggs shuts down Astros; Angels win 2-0 after call reversed

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:26:35 -0400

HOUSTON (AP) - Yuli Gurriel was thrown out at third base by catcher Martin Maldonado to end the game after an original safe call was reversed on replay, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 2-0 win over Houston on Monday night that ended the Astros' six-game winning streak.

Third base ...