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December 15, 2017 - 6:07 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — They'll be no homecoming for College of Charleston baseball coach Chad Holbrook. The home of the minor league Columbia Fireflies said Thursday it would host the game when the Cougars played South Carolina on May 9. The contest looked like a return for Holbrook to his former...
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December 15, 2017 - 6:02 am
BASEBALL LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Oakland Athletics for two infield prospects, allowing the outfielder to be near his family's California home after his mother was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in May. St. Louis received Yairo...
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Course workers clear snow after an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill training was cancelled due to the bad weather conditions, in Val d'Isere, France, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)
December 15, 2017 - 5:28 am
VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — A women's World Cup downhill training run has been canceled after heavy overnight snowfall. Organizers say about 40 centimeters (15 inches) of snow fell on the Oreiller-Killy course and that it would take all day to clear. The downhill race, provisionally switched from...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) works the puck around Toronto Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri (43) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Pittsburgh. Kadri has taken on big matchups against Sidney Crosby, Nicklas Backstrom, Connor McDavid and others. Kadri considers it important to make skilled opponents play in their own end. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
December 15, 2017 - 5:09 am
Tyler Seguin doesn't consider it a challenge. He sees it as an opportunity. Every time Dallas Stars coach Ken Hitchcock sends Seguin and his linemates over the boards against an opponent's top line, he knows he has a job to do. "Out-check the other line and let the skill kind of take over," Seguin...
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December 15, 2017 - 5:03 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters when bad weather stopped play Friday during the second round. The Englishman, who shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday, had completed 13 holes and was 5 under on the day at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, file photo, Miami head coach Mark Richt, left, helps Orange Bowl mascot Obie make the Miami "U" symbol as they pose for photos after a news conference, in Hollywood, Fla. FAU, Miami, Navy and Memphis are playing their bowl games on their home fields, and five other teams will play bowls in their home states. And that number could rise to six if Georgia makes the College Football Playoff championship game in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
December 15, 2017 - 4:56 am
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Sometime late Friday afternoon, Florida Atlantic will load up its luggage and head south to the hotel that will house the Conference USA champions for their bowl-game preparations. It'll be a 4-mile drive. The comforts of home await the Owls this weekend as they get ready to...
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December 15, 2017 - 4:30 am
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CORRECTS TO A PROBABLE SUICIDE INSTEAD OF COMMITTED SUICIDE FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, file photo, Kentucky State Rep. Republican Dan Johnson addresses the public from his church regarding sexual assault allegations in Louisville, Ky. Johnson died Wednesday night, Dec. 13, 2017. Bullitt County Coroner Dave Billings says it was "probably suicide," and an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
December 15, 2017 - 3:49 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — It began from a late-night text message with a trusted source's tip. Seven months later, after more than 100 interviews and scouring thousands of pages of documents, a small nonprofit center devoted to investigative reporting in Kentucky released its stunning findings on the dark...
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CORRECTS TO A PROBABLE SUICIDE INSTEAD OF COMMITTED SUICIDE FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, file photo, Kentucky State Rep. Republican Dan Johnson addresses the public from his church regarding sexual assault allegations in Louisville, Ky. Johnson died Wednesday night, Dec. 13, 2017. Bullitt County Coroner Dave Billings says it was "probably suicide," and an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
December 15, 2017 - 3:46 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — A Kentucky news organization's in-depth expose this week on a pastor-turned-politician highlights the increasing role of such nonprofit, nontraditional newsrooms in the United States. The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting's series on Republican state Rep. Dan Johnson...
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December 15, 2017 - 3:41 am
RUSSELL SIMMONS PROMISES TO DEFEND HIMSELF AMID RAPE ALLEGATIONS NEW YORK (AP) — Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons says he will defend himself against allegations of sexual misconduct. Simmons writes on Instagram he will prove without any doubt he is innocent of all rape charges. The New...
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