O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole

Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson reacts after learning he was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of enlisting some men he barely knew, including two who had guns, to retrieve from two...

O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole

Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson reacts after learning he was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of enlisting some men he barely knew, including two who had guns, to retrieve from two...

Syrian army and Hezbollah launch attack near Lebanese border

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian army and members of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group launched a major ground offensive on Friday aimed at ending the years-long presence of hundreds of militants in a border area between the two countries. The offensive was widely expected...

The Latest: OJ Simpson is granted parole in armed robbery

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Nine years after trying to snatch sports memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, O.J. Simpson will walk free as soon as Oct. 1. The former football star and one-time...
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Marathon Classic Notebook: LPGA’s revamped dress code no big deal to some players

By SCOTT COTTOS sTAFF WRITER SYLVANIA — Some of the world’s top women golfers don’t consider a tightening of the LPGA Tour’s dress code to be the big deal that others are making it out to be. Points made in an email from LPGA President Vicki...
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LPGA Marathon Classic: Piller fires a 63 to take 1st round lead

SYLVANIA (AP) — Gerina Piller shot an 8-under 63 on Thursday in the Marathon Classic to take a one-stroke lead over U.S. Women’s Open champion Sung Hyun Park and Peiyun Chien. Winless on the LPGA Tour, Piller had nine birdies and a bogey in the first round at Highland...

Friday’s Scoreboard

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League East Division W L Pct GB Boston 54 43 .557 — Tampa Bay 51 45 .531 2½ New York 48 45 .516 4 Baltimore 46 49 .484 7 Toronto 44 51 .463 9 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 48 45 .516 — Minnesota 48 46 .511 ½ Kansas City 46 47...
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First foundation funds

IMagINe for Youth, a foundation recently started by Fostoria High School graduate and Buffalo Bills defensive back Micah Hyde, made its first donation on Thursday. The Fostoria Lady Lightning softball organization received $1,000 to defray expenses for it to travel to Blue...

Greece: Quake kills two, sends island tourists into panic

A cafe setting is littered with rubble following a strong earthquake on the Greek island of Kos early Friday, July 21, 2017. A powerful earthquake struck Turkey’s Aegean coast and nearby Greek islands, sending frightened residents running out of buildings they feared would...

Spieth expecting to battle pot bunkers and Mother Nature

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy plays out of the bunker on the 7th hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England Thursday, July 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison) SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Jordan Spieth rated...