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Wiggins, Parker and more LeBron on NBA draft eve

Michigan State’s Adreian Payne, left, Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins, center, and UCLA’s Zack LaVine talk before a kids basketball clinic in New York, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. The 2014 draft prospects are in town for the NBA draft in Brooklyn, New York on June 26,...
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Giants’ Lincecum pitches 2nd no-hitter vs Padres

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum, center, is embraced by teammates, from left, Pablo Sandoval, catcher Hector Sanchez, and Buster Posey after throwing a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres a baseball game Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in San Francisco. Lincecum threw his...
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Federal appeals court: Gays have right to marry

From left, Moudi Sbeity and Derek Kitchen kiss accompanied by fellow plaintiffs Laurie Wood and Kody Partridge at a news conference outside their lawyer’s office in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. On Wednesday, a federal appeals court in Denver ruled that states...

Cavs’ Blatt: “I’m A Basketball Coach.”

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — David Blatt doesn’t consider himself an Israeli coach, European coach or NBA coach. He doesn’t favor offense over defense. “I’m a basketball coach,” he said. Blatt, who spent the past two decades winning titles across...
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Kerry issues warning after Syria bombs Iraq

Kurdish peshmerga fighters clean their weapons at a base on the closet front line with militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in Tuz Khormato, 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of the oil rich province of Kirkuk, northern Iraq, Wednesday,...

Court Considers Dismissal Of Ohio Judge’s Charges

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge plans to rule next month on whether to dismiss criminal charges against an Ohio juvenile court judge accused of misusing county credit cards and backdating court documents. A Hamilton County judge in Cincinnati heard testimony on the issue Wednesday from...
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NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

FILE – In this Jan. 25, 2012 file photo taken from video, Hall of Fame football player Tony Dorsett is interviewed in his home in suburban Dallas. The NFL agreed Wednesday, June 25, 2014 to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims...
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Explosion rocks mall in Nigerian capital

Rescue services work at the scene of an explosion at a shopping mall in Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. An explosion rocked a shopping mall in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, on Wednesday and police say at least over 20 people have been killed and many wounded....
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Lincecum has no-hitter through 8 innings

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum throws in the fifth inning of their baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum throws in the fifth inning of...

AP sources: Mavs getting Chandler back from Knicks

Dallas and the New York Knicks have agreed to a trade that would bring center Tyson Chandler back to the Mavericks three years after he helped them win a championship only to leave right away in free agency. Two people with knowledge of the deal said Wednesday the Mavericks would...