Westbrook, Biles win athlete of year honors at The ESPYS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Westbrook won best male athlete at The ESPYS, while Olympic gymnast Simone Biles earned best female athlete honors Wednesday night. The 25th annual show honoring the past year’s top athletes and sports moments was hosted by Peyton Manning,...

McConnell rolling out new GOP health bill to uncertain fate

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., second from left, and others, participates in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, to say that his group wants to delay the traditional August recess until work is accomplished on...

Trump seeks consensus with France despite differences

U.S President Donald Trump and FirstLady Melania arrive at Orly airport, south of Paris, Thursday July 13, 2017. Trump and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, are looking to set aside differences on trade and climate change and find common ground as they meet ahead of...
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Thursday’s Scoreboard

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League East Division W L Pct GB Boston 50 39 .562 — New York 45 41 .523 3½ Tampa Bay 47 43 .522 3½ Baltimore 42 46 .477 7½ Toronto 41 47 .466 8½ Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 47 40 .540 — Minnesota 45 43 .511 2½ Kansas City 44 43...
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Ohio Amateur: All area players miss the cut

SPRINGFIELD — Most area golfers improved their scores on Wednesday but none were able to advance following the second round of the 2017 Ohio Amateur Golf Championship. Van Buren senior-to-be Brandon Wehrle made one of the biggest jumps of the tournament, slicing 10 strokes...

Heisman winner Jackson headlines start of ACC media days

In this Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 file photo, ACC Commissioner John Swofford answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C. The Atlantic Coast Conference won big in football in 2016. So it’s fitting the league...

Human remains found in search for missing men, 1 victim ID’d

Matthew Weintraub, District Attorney for Bucks County, Pa., speaks with members of the media in New Hope, Pa., Thursday, July 13, 2017. Authorities said they’ve found human remains in their search for four missing young Pennsylvania men and they can now identify one victim....

Building where Sanders' wife was college president is sold

AP Photo/John Minchillo BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont building that housed a now-defunct college where U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife was president has been sold at auction. The Burlington Free Press reports People’s United Bank took ownership of the former...

Shia LaBeouf apologizes for racist tirade during arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shia LaBeouf has apologized for a racist tirade against officers who arrested him for public drunkenness last weekend in Georgia. The actor wrote in a statement posted on Twitter Wednesday that he has been publicly struggling with addiction for what he...

Must be the shoes: Ball has 36 in Nike sneakers, Lakers win

Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball sits on the bench before an NBA summer league basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Monday, July 10, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Lonzo Ball’s dud of a debut is long forgotten. And on Wednesday night, so were his...