Stories for February 19, 2011
Falling down by eight points to a team that scores 73 points a game was not what the King’s Way Christian boys basketball tema had in mind when they started their Class 1B district semifinal game against Taholah. But the Knights quickly regrouped with a big third quarter to beat the Chitwins 59-47 Saturday in Centralia to clinch a berth to the Class 1B state playoffs.
MARSEILLE, France (AP) -- Robin Soderling of Sweden beat Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-7 (8), 6-3, 6-3 Sunday in the final of the Open 13 to earn his ninth career title.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Malaysian cyclist Azizulhasni Awang has had surgery to remove a splinter of the Manchester Velodrome track that went through his left calf during a crash at the Track World Cup.
DRAMMEN, Norway (AP) -- American Kikkan Randall edged Maiken Caspersen Falla of Norway on to win a cross country World Cup sprint Sunday.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mediated negotiations toward a new NFL labor deal have broken up for the day after about eight hours of talks.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The NFL and its players' union are meeting for a third consecutive day with a federal mediator.
SPOKANE (AP) -- The population of Washington state prison inmates has become whiter, older and more violent in the past decade. That's according to an Associated Press review of Department of Corrections records.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's senate majority leader says the chamber will convene to pass non-spending bills and act on appointments Tuesday even if minority Democrats remain out of state.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Dozens of protesters are gathering in the Wisconsin Capitol before a noon rally expected to attract thousands of opponents of Gov. Scott Walker's plan to eliminate most collective bargaining rights for public employees.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says the 14 Democratic state senators who fled the state to delay a vote on a sweeping anti-union bill need to come back to Wisconsin and do their jobs.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Daytona 500 will be a week later in 2012, allowing NASCAR to shorten its season and avoid a potential conflict with the NFL's Super Bowl.
LONDON (AP) -- Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone says he will rely on Bahrain's crown prince to decide whether the island is safe enough to host the season-opening grand prix next month.
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Shiv Shankar Prasad Chowrasia of India got his second professional win at the Avantha Masters on Sunday, shooting a 5-under 67 for a one stroke victory over Robert Coles of England.
PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) -- Top-ranked Yani Tseng earned her third tournament win in three weeks Sunday, shooting a 6-under 66 to pull away for a comfortable five-shot victory over Michelle Wie in the LPGA Thailand.
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) -- Jean-Baptiste Grange of France won the men's slalom to claim the final gold medal of the Alpine skiing world championships Sunday.
KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) -- Russians Alexsandr Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda won their first world championship title Sunday by taking gold in the two-man bobsled.
SIGULDA, Latvia (AP) -- World Cup champion Tatjana Huefner of Germany ended the women's luge season with a win Sunday, coming from behind in the second run to beat Russia's Tatiana Ivanova.
Local comedians share ideas for Vancouver-based comedy show.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A senior Palestinian official says the U.S. should be ashamed over its veto of a U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction.
SILVERTON, Ore. (AP) -- A woman is dead and six people are injured following a crash Saturday evening involving three pickup trucks near Silverton.
Sophomore repeats on vault, floor exercise
Another year, another two state championships for Heritage gymnast Britni Atwell. Same two, in fact.
Hess overcomes torn ACL to win on bars
Jordan Hess’ score lit up the scoreboard Saturday afternoon, and she knew she was in first place in the bars competition at the Class 3A state gymnastics meet. Her teammate, Jennifer DeBellis, fell into second place.
CAIRO (AP) -- The son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi says protesters have seized control of some military bases and tanks.
CAIRO (AP) -- Moammar Gadhafi's forces have opened fire on mourners at the funeral for anti-government protesters in the city of Benghazi, where a doctor says at least 200 people have already been slain in days of demonstrations.
CAIRO (AP) -- A doctor in the Libyan city of Benghazi says his hospital has seen the bodies of at least 200 protesters killed by Moammar Gadhafi's forces over the last few days. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he fears reprisal.
CAIRO (AP) -- Libyan protesters have returned to a court building in the flashpoint eastern city of Benghazi, demanding the overthrow of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi.
CAIRO (AP) -- The son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi says his father is in the country and backed by the army.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Miki Ando of Japan won the ladies title at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships on Sunday, defeating reigning world champion Mao Asada.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak says that he wants "genuine" talks with North Korea, days after Pyongyang refused any further dialogue with Seoul.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- NATO says it is investigating claims by Afghan government officials that 64 civilians died in coalition operations in a remote part of northeast Afghanistan.
Forecasting snow west of the Cascade Range is notoriously tricky thanks to the moderating effects of the Pacific Ocean. It is usually wet but too warm, or cold but too dry.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Devin Setoguchi recorded his first career hat trick and Ian White recorded a point in his first game with San Jose as the Sharks beat Colorado 4-0, handing the Avalanche their 10th straight loss Saturday night.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- La'Shard Anderson made a put-back basket as time expired, giving Boise State a 78-76 overtime victory against UC Santa Barbara in a BracketBusters game on Saturday night.
STONEHAM, Quebec (AP) -- Canadian riders grabbed the top two spots in the season's last big air contest on the FIS Snowboard World Cup tour.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Daniel Sedin scored twice and added an assist to take over the NHL scoring lead and lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 win over the slumping Dallas Stars on Saturday night.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) -- Cameron Jones' 3-pointer with 1 second remaining gave Northern Arizona a 59-56 victory over Cal Poly on Saturday night in a BracketBusters game.
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Opposition leaders are gathering to discuss their strategy for possible talks with Bahrain's rulers after nearly a week of protests and deadly clashes.
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) -- Jheryl Wilson's basket at the buzzer in overtime gave New Jersey Tech a 65-63 victory at Texas-Pan American Saturday night.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Nikola Vucevic scored 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Alex Stepheson added 15 points Saturday night, leading Southern California to a 69-53 victory over Stanford.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Idaho built a 25-point second-half lead and held on for a 65-50 victory over reeling Montana State on Saturday night in a BracketBusters game.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) -- Australia's Kristie Smith shot a 4-under 68 to overtake Italy's Giulia Sergas and win the New Zealand Women's Open.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nonito Donaire won the WBO and WBC bantamweight championships Saturday night, stopping Fernando Montiel in the second round.
OREM, Utah (AP) -- Ben Aird had 19 points, including a go-ahead dunk with 16 seconds left, and Utah Valley beat North Dakota 67-64 on Saturday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jimmy Butler scored 16 points to lead Marquette to a 73-64 win over Seton Hall on Saturday night and keep the Golden Eagles' NCAA tournament hopes alive.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Randy Culpepper scored 33 points, just one shy of his season best, to lead UTEP over Houston 76-64 on Saturday night.
TROY, Ala. (AP) -- Trey Finn scored 15 points and had eight rebounds to lead Arkansas State to a 71-63 victory over Troy on Saturday night.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Tunisian Olympic gold medalist Oussama Mellouli won the men's 400-meter freestyle on Saturday at the Missouri Grand Prix, his third win of the weekend.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- David Loubeau scored 22 points, B.J. Holmes hit two key free throws in the final seconds and No. 21 Texas A&M continued its recent dominance against Oklahoma State with a 67-66 victory on Saturday night.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- J.J. Thomas scored 25 points and Louisiana-Lafayette held off Western Kentucky 67-64 on Saturday night for its ninth straight win, the second-longest active streak in the nation.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Kalin Lucas scored 25 points, lifting Michigan State to a 61-57 win over Illinois on Saturday night.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Lucas Nutt scored 17 points and Marland Smith added 16 as Southeast Missouri State defeated Sacramento State 67-52 in a BracketBuster game on Saturday night.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Kevin Murphy scored 16 points and Jud Dillard added 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead Tennessee Tech to a 60-58 victory over Gardner-Webb on Saturday night.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Zach Filzen scored a career-high 30 points on 11-of-15 shooting to lead Buffalo over Wisconsin-Milwaukee 80-65 on Saturday night, snapping the Panthers' seven-game winning streak.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Kevin VanDam tied records by winning his second consecutive Bassmaster Classic and his fourth overall, beating Aaron Martens by nearly 11 pounds Sunday on the Louisiana Delta.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Defending champion Kevin VanDam of Kalamazoo, Mich., increased his haul to 41 pounds, 11 ounces to take the lead after the second day of the Bassmaster Classic on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- DeAndre Kane scored 20 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute, and Marshall defeated Tulane 79-75 in overtime on Saturday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Jared Stohl, Nemanja Mitrovic and Jasonn Hannibal scored 15 points each to lead Portland to a 78-68 victory over Santa Clara on Saturday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Keith Yandle and Taylor Pyatt scored 58 seconds apart in the second period to lead the Phoenix Coyotes to a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Fred Brown scored 24 points and Tommie Sykes added a double-double as Louisiana-Monroe defeated North Texas 82-75 Saturday night to end a nine-game losing streak.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter was injured late in the second period against the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night.
ELON, N.C. (AP) -- Chris Long scored 30 points and handed out 10 assists to lead Elon to a 99-90 Southern Conference victory over North Carolina-Greensboro on Saturday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Micah Williams scored 13 of his 27 points in two overtime periods and East Tennessee State defeated Lipscomb 102-95 on Saturday night.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Jeremy Granger scored 20 points to lead four Eastern Illinois players in double figures as the Panthers defeated Toledo 75-58 on Saturday night, snapping an eight-game losing streak.
DELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Stetson basketball coach Derek Waugh will step down after the season and take another position within the school's athletic department.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- No. 14 Florida will be without versatile forward Chandler Parsons for Sunday's game at LSU.
WACO, Texas (AP) -- Brad Reese scored 12 of his 17 points after halftime and short-handed Texas Tech snapped a four-game losing streak with a 78-69 victory over Baylor on Saturday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Dwayne Evans had 16 points and 12 rebounds Saturday as Saint Louis defeated Charlotte 61-56.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Rayvonte Rice scored 22 points and Drake used a late 12-0 run to overtake Detroit 84-76 in a BracketBusters game Saturday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Mike Santorelli scored the tying goal with 3 minutes left in the third period and added the lone shootout goal to lead the Florida Panthers past the Southeast Division-leading Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Saturday night.
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- Ben Drayton scored 15 points and Georgia Southern snapped a 15-game losing streak with a 65-53 win over The Citadel on Saturday night.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnamese police say human error was to blame for the sinking of a tour boat in Ha Long Bay that killed a dozen sleeping passengers, including 11 foreign tourists.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Noah Dahlman scored 21 points and Tim Johnson added 11 points and 13 rebounds as Wofford defeated Ball State 66-61 on Saturday night.
EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) -- Julian Boyd had 15 points, 11 rebounds and led six Long Island players in double figures in an 84-64 win over Mount St. Mary's (Md.) on Saturday night.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Dominique Morrison scored 23 of his 29 points in the second half to lead Oral Roberts to a 79-63 win over Pacific in a BracketBuster game on Saturday night.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) -- Devon Lamb had 11 points and 13 rebounds, and scored the go-ahead basket in the second half as Lamar rallied to beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 73-56 on Saturday night.
CLINTON, S.C. (AP) -- Nik Cochran scored 14 points, leading four Davidson players in double figures, and the Wildcats defeated Presbyterian 71-65 Saturday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Joe Zeglinski scored 22 points and Hartford held on to beat Maryland-Baltimore County 64-57 on Saturday night, despite a 20-point, 20-rebound effort by the Retrievers' Justin Fry.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Marquise Carter scored 18 points -- one game after a setting a career-high with 20 -- as Gonzaga beat San Francisco 70-53 on Saturday night.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Officials say one person has died in a fire that ripped through a six-story New York City apartment building.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Strong winds have meant several hours of work for hundreds of New York City firefighters trying to extinguish a fire that ripped through a six-story apartment building.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Lance Feurtado scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Grambling State defeated Jackson State 69-67 in overtime Saturday night.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- DeVaughn Washington scored 25 points and Tommy Freeman added 21 to lead Ohio past Winthrop 77-74 on Saturday night.
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) -- Andre Williamson hit a free throw with 5 seconds left to give Appalachian State an 82-81 victory over High Point on Saturday night.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) -- Ryan Pearson scored 21 points and pulled down 15 rebounds as George Mason rallied to defeat Northern Iowa 77-71 Saturday to extend the longest active winning streak in Division I to 13 games.
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) -- Errick Peck scored a career-high 22 points and Chris Wroblewski added 19 points and nine assists to lead Cornell to a 96-76 rout of Dartmouth on Saturday night.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Sheriff's deputies in Marion County say they have arrested a man whose car was clocked at 128 mph on Interstate 5 -- in a 55 mph zone.
MIAMI (AP) -- Greg Gantt scored 21 points and Florida Atlantic defeated Florida International 80-78 in overtime Saturday night.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Rashad Bishop scored a career-high 23 points as the Cincinnati Bearcats beat the Providence Friars in overtime 93-81 Saturday night.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Al Montoya made 35 saves in his first NHL start in nearly two years, and Matt Moulson scored twice against his brother-in-law, Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, in the New York Islanders' 3-0 victory Saturday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Sophomore Tony Mitchell had a career-high 27 points, Trevor Releford had 17 points and JaMychal Green 16 points to lead Alabama to a 69-56 victory over Arkansas on Saturday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Tony Taylor and Nemanja Mikic each scored 17 points, and George Washington held off a late rally to beat La Salle 82-80 on Saturday night.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Brett McKnight scored a season-high 21 points, Nikola Cvetinovic added 19 and Akron defeated Creighton 76-67 on Saturday night for its fifth straight win.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Two pirates and a Somalia official say a hijacked yacht with four Americans onboard is nearing the Somali coast, and that it's being shadowed by a warship.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Ashen Ward scored 23 points and Youngstown State ended a four-game losing streak by defeating Bowling Green 83-76 on Saturday night.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Leroy Nobles scored a game-high 28 points to lift IUPUI over UMKC 84-69 on Saturday night.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Ryan Rossiter scored 14 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and dished out six assists to help Siena beat Maine 71-60 on Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Blake Griffin leaped over a car and threw down a two-handed dunk to the accompaniment of a gospel choir, winning the slam dunk contest in iconic style before his hometown fans on All-Star Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Miami's James Jones held off Boston teammates Paul Pierce and Ray Allen to win his first 3-point shootout at All-Star Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Golden State's Stephen Curry beat Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook in the final round to win the Skills Challenge early on All-Star Saturday at Staples Center.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Oscar Bellfield scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half and Anthony Marshall added 16, helping UNLV hold off Colorado State for a 68-61 win on Saturday night.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Michael Thompson scored 22 points and John Shurna finished with 19 to lead Northwestern past Indiana 70-64 on Saturday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Chris Wright made six free throws in the final 29.7 seconds to finish with a season-high 26 points and ninth-ranked Georgetown held off South Florida 61-55 on Saturday night for its ninth victory in 10 games.
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) -- Russell Johnson's jump shot with 2 seconds to go gave Robert Morris a 62-60 win over Monmouth (N.J.) on Saturday night.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Zack Rosen's jump shot with 2 seconds left gave Pennsylvania a 60-58 win over Yale on Saturday night.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- University of Alaska Anchorage officials say one of its top cross-country runners was found dead in his apartment near campus Saturday morning.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) -- Umar Shannon scored 27 points as St. Francis (Pa.) ended a six-game losing streak with a 77-65 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday night.
TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- J'hared Hall came off the bench to score 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and Loyola (Md.) defeated Towson 75-57 on Saturday night.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Keith Wright scored 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead Harvard over Columbia 61-42 on Saturday night, taking sole possession of first place in the Ivy League standings.
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) -- C.J. Reed hit a jumper at the buzzer of the second overtime to lift Bethune-Cookman to a 78-76 victory over Hampton on Saturday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues scored two goals in seven seconds, one second off the franchise record, in the first period against the Anaheim Ducks.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The family of former Bears safety Dave Duerson has agreed to donate his brain for research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a condition linked to athletes who have sustained repeated concussions.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Tribune is reporting former Bears safety Dave Duerson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, and the co-director of a medical school program tells The Associated Press his family has agreed to donate his brain for research.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) -- Broderick Gilchrest scored 29 points, including six 3-pointers, as Idaho State held on for an 84-79 victory over Cal State-Fullerton in a BracketBusters game Saturday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Peter Sullivan scored 26 points and Brown beat Princeton 75-65 on Saturday to end the Tigers' 10-game winning streak.
LORMAN, Miss. (AP) -- Casey Cantey scored 19 points, including the winning three-point play, to lead Alabama A&M over Alcorn State 70-68 on Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- David Stern says "it's time to start negotiating" a new collective bargaining agreement and get rid of the rhetoric.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon's famed Harry & David gourmet foods business is falling on even harder times.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Lawrence Johnson-Danner scored 15 points and Texas Southern hung on to defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 71-68 on Saturday.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Aaron Johnson scored 19 points and Ovie Soko had a double-double to lead Alabama-Birmingham to a 63-58 win over Central Florida on Saturday.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- Move over, Tim Duncan. This NCAA record belongs to Morehead State's Kenneth Faried.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) -- Darius Gardner hit a 3-pointer with four seconds remaining in overtime to give Stephen F. Austin a 73-70 victory against Texas State on Saturday.
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) -- Larry Wright and Travis Bader scored 22 points each to lift Oakland, Mich., over South Dakota State 105-96 on Saturday night.
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) -- Gilberto Clavell had 22 points and Sam Houston State scored the final eight points of the game to defeat Central Arkansas 70-62 on Saturday.
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) -- A gust of wind picked up a bounce house with two girls playing inside Saturday, dumping one girl in the yard but carrying the other two houses away and dropping her onto a roof.
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) -- Brandon Wood scored 24 points and hot-shooting Valparaiso defeated Missouri State 80-67 Saturday in a BracketBuster game.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Solomon Bozeman scored 17 points and Arkansas-Little Rock got past Middle Tennessee 62-58 Saturday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Police say a former Beaverton School District teacher wanted on child pornography charges has been arrested after his flight from Amsterdam landed in Portland.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Gary Flowers scored a career-high 32 points to lead Southern Mississippi to its sixth win in seven games, 72-55 over East Carolina on Saturday.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Amu Saaka scored 23 points and Furman scored the final 12 points of the game to rally past Samford 70-63 on Saturday.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- The Edmonton Oilers placed disgruntled defenseman Sheldon Souray on re-entry waivers on Saturday, making him available to the other 29 NHL teams at a discounted price.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Andrew Goudelock scored 24 points, Willis Hall had 22 and Donavan Monroe added 20 to lead College of Charleston to an 85-70 victory over Vermont on Saturday.
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) -- Zane Johnson made nine 3-pointers and scored a career-best 32 points to lead Hawaii past UC Davis 83-69 in a BracketBusters game on Saturday.
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Dario Hunt scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead to lead Nevada to a 74-63 BracketBusters victory over UC Irvine on Saturday.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) -- Anatoly Bose made a tip-in at the buzzer gave Nicholls State a 54-52 win over Texas-San Antonio on Saturday.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Freshman Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a career-high 30 points to lead Michigan to a 75-72 overtime victory over Iowa on Saturday.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Darnell Porter scored 23 points, hitting five 3-pointers, and South Carolina State snapped a seven-game losing streak to North Carolina A&T with a 71-57 win Saturday.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Ichiro Suzuki arrived at Seattle Mariners camp, looking almost youthful as has in his previous 10 seasons with the team.
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) -- Derek Thompson's 3-pointer with 3 seconds remaining lifted Eastern Michigan past Jacksonville State 63-60 Saturday in a BracketBuster game and first-ever meeting between the teams.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- It could be mid-March before a Kalama, Wash., man accused of fatally shooting the Rainier, Ore., police chief is sent to a state hospital for a mental evaluation.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) -- Diego Kapelan hit a school-record nine 3-pointers and scored a career-high 39 points to lead McNeese State to a 78-62 victory over Northwestern State on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A co-producer of "The Chronicles of Narnia" films and author has died in New York City. He was 39.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Courtney Vandersloot had 28 points and 12 assists, Janelle Bekkering scored 24 points and No. 25 Gonzaga clinched its seventh straight West Coast Conference title with a 103-59 win over San Francisco on Saturday.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Landon Clement scored 28 points, including 15 from 3-point range, as North Carolina Central came back from its worst defeat of the season for an 82-72 victory over Norfolk State on Saturday.
RUSTON, La. (AP) -- Olu Ashaolu scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Louisiana Tech snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 51-45 win over Georgia State on Saturday.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- A 78-year-old retired doctor was handcuffed and hauled away on a toboggan for skiing uphill in Wyoming, but he won't face charges.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) -- Dave Johnson scored 17 points, James Johnson added 15 and Quinnipiac held on Saturday for a 68-67 victory over Central Connecticut State, its fourth in a row.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Kris Joseph scored six of his 21 points in overtime, and No. 17 Syracuse held off Rutgers 84-80 on Saturday.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Jay-R Strowbridge scored a career-high 26 points and streaking Oregon hit a season-best 13 3-pointers to defeat Oregon State 82-63 Saturday and continue its ascent up the Pac-10 Conference standings.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Edmonton rookie Taylor Hall scored three power-play goals in the third period for his first NHL hat trick, and the Oilers rallied in the final frame to beat the Atlanta Thrashers 5-3 on Saturday.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Azizulhasni Awang won a bronze medal at cycling's Track World Cup, and boy, did he ever earn it.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ollie Matson, a Hall of Fame running back who had a 14-year NFL career and won two medals at the 1952 Olympics, has died. He was 80.
HAMMOND, La. (AP) -- Brandon Edwards tipped in a missed shot to clinch Texas-Arlington's 68-66 overtime win against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Wesley Jenkins and Nick Leon scored 17 points apiece as St. Peter's held off Loyola of Chicago 71-67 Saturday in a BracketBusters game.
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- Justin Robinson scored a career-high 31 points and Rider defeated Delaware 95-86 on Saturday.
NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) -- Nearly two dozen members of a Massachusetts college hockey team have fallen ill after a suspected case of nitrous dioxide poisoning at a Rhode Island rink.
DE KALB, Ill. (AP) -- Cervante Burrell scored 15 points and Seattle limited Northern Illinois to 12 points in the first half of a 60-48 BracketBusters victory Saturday.
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- A spate of attacks on taxis in the Mexican resort city of Acapulco has left 12 drivers or passengers dead, just ahead of Monday's start of the Mexican Open tennis tournament.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Jimmer Fredette scored 23 points and seventh-ranked BYU defeated TCU 79-56 on Saturday in a sold-out arena filled with Cougars fans.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- State lawmakers have introduced a number of bills aimed at bringing more financial stability to the Washington State Ferries.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- John Jenkins scored 22 points and No. 18 Vanderbilt used a dominant second-half stretch to turn a tie game into a 77-60 rout over Auburn on Saturday.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Tyler Zeller scored 16 points and No. 19 North Carolina held off a late rally to beat Boston College 48-46 on Saturday.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Jonathan Lee had 21 of his career-high 25 points in the second half as Northeastern overcame a 19-point deficit to defeat North Carolina-Asheville on Saturday.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Darius Miller scored a career-high 22 points and No. 22 Kentucky had little trouble in a 90-59 win over South Carolina on Saturday.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- Bernhard Langer shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday and leads the ACE Group Classic by four strokes heading into the final round.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Jacob Pullen scored 27 points, including 10 during a crucial late run, to lead Kansas State past Oklahoma 77-62 on Saturday.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Boston Red Sox owner John Henry says you always have reservations about making expensive, long-term commitments to players.
DALLAS (AP) -- Jordan Clarkson scored 17 points, shooting 6 for 9 from the field, to lead Tulsa past SMU 74-66 on Saturday.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Carlos Beltran arrived in Mets camp and promptly met with general manager Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins to talk about what position the former All-Star center fielder will play this season.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) -- Walt Lemon Jr. scored 20 points and Andrew Warren 16 as Bradley came back to beat Tennessee-Martin 81-75 in a nonconference game on Saturday.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) -- Mike Williams scored 18 points and Richie Gordon had a double-double as Western Carolina held off Eastern Kentucky 81-74 on Saturday for its sixth straight victory.
LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Anthony Nelson scored 13 points and had seven assists, including one to tie the school record, in Niagara's 61-55 win over Central Michigan on Saturday.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Jordan Sugars scored 20 points to lead Navy to a 75-58 victory over Army on Saturday to sweep the season series.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Kayla Tetschlag scored 25 points and Celeste Hoewisch added 14 to lead No. 17 Wisconsin-Green Bay to a 77-59 win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Saturday.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- Michael Glover, Scott Machado and Alejo Rodriguez each posted double-doubles as Iona blew out Liberty 77-57 on Saturday.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Once a promising prospect and potential closer, Oakland Athletics right-hander Joey Devine hasn't pitched in a game since 2008.
SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) -- Helma Graham has been around for all 27 of the Yankees' World Series championships. And her support of the team is still going strong at age 106.
Hess delivers for Columbia River despite injury
The Columbia River Chieftains shook off the news regarding Jordan Hess’ torn ACL in her left knee and finished third in the team standings at state.
Falcons run over Capital to take first step to Tacoma
The Prairie High School girls basketball team posted a 73-24 win over Capital of Olympia in the quarterfinals of the bi-district tournament Friday.
12 area wrestlers remain alive for championships
A total of 12 wrestlers from The Columbian’s readership area remain alive for state championships. The semifinals start at 10 a.m. today, with the finals scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Tacoma Dome.
La Center’s top-ranked wrestler into semifinals
The top-ranked wrestler at 145 pounds, Chris Mayolo worked into the third round for both of his wins during the first day of Mat Classic XXIII at the Tacoma Dome.
Sheese! Well, that was a wild ride. But, hey, if you want to stay on safe terra firma your entire life and eat milk toast three time a day, I’m not thinking this column is for you.
Unfettered access to TV audience could become a memory
Citing what he calls an intimidating atmosphere and a lack of true engagement with the city council, Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt is proposing pulling the plug — literally — on citizen communications as they are now. Instead of letting people speak on any topic they wish, as CVTV cameras broadcast it all, Leavitt wants to limit citizen comment during the televised meetings to topics on that night’s agenda only, a move that would effectively end what’s become a weekly parade of pro-and-anti Columbia River Crossing speakers.
Sami Jo Martin says she’s done with high school gymnastics
If it is indeed her only year to compete in high school gymnastics, Sami Jo Martin of Union certainly left her mark. Martin, a freshman, led the all-around competition after three rounds at the Class 4A state gymnastics meet Friday. After struggling on the balance beam, she settled for eighth place.
The Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission voted Friday to recommend naming a sports field complex in Hazel Dell, “Luke Jensen Sports Park.” Nearly 4,000 people voted on seven potential names that had been culled from public suggestions.
The Port of Woodland Board of Commissioners will hold a community workshop to discuss options for a possible boat launch project.
COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE — Fuel specialists with the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area will continue burning slash near state Highway 14 near Dog Mountain next week, conditions permitting. Smoke might be visible on the highway, about 50 miles east of Vancouver, during the burning. The slash material is left from a thinning project designed to reduce the risk of wildfire in the area.
Better safety at Grove Field airport; police need to adopt a sting policy
Cheers: To nearly $10 million in improvements coming to Grove Field, the county’s second-busiest airport. The Port of Camas-Washougal, which operates the airport, is in line to receive most of the money from the Federal Aviation Administration. Most of the funding will go toward safety improvements including lengthening the runway to 3,070 feet, widening it to 60 feet, and providing more separation from the parallel taxiway. Although not many people use general aviation airports such as Grove Field, there is a benefit to everyone by making the Fern Prairie airport safer for all of the pilots and student pilots who use it. Jeers: To prostitution stings without a policy. To the Vancouver Police Department’s credit, last year it put resources into cracking down on prostitution, particularly child prostitution. To that end, last April officers set up a sting operation at a local hotel. But an undercover officer testified at a prostitution trial last week that at one point he complied with the suspect’s request to unzip his trousers and let her fondle him.
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Eagles need three consecutive wins to reach state tourney
The road to the state tournament just got much longer for the Hudson’s Bay boys basketball team. Playing a winner-to-state game Friday on their home court against Foss of Tacoma, the Eagles fell 63-46 in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A bi-district tournament.
PSU-bound wing scores 34 in win over Mountain View
Mountain View boys basketball coach Nate DuChesne stood outside his team’s locker brimming with frustration, lamenting how his team didn’t play with the defensive intensity it is capable of. He might be right, but Decatur’s Jerron Smith makes a lot of teams feel that way.
Lancers adjust to Kaler’s early hot shooting
Too big. Too quick. Too much. The Camas boys basketball team entered Friday’s game with a chance to punch its ticket to the 3A state playoffs. Unfortunately for the Papermakers, that flight has been delayed.
Two of Hockinson’s relays post solid marks in qualifying
Callum Mackintosh put himself in position to claim one state championship, and perhaps more with strong swims Friday in the preliminary heats of the Class 2A state swim meet in Federal Way. Mackintosh swam the day’s best time in the 200 freestyle, finishing in 1 minute, 46.81 seconds. He also had the No. 2 qualifying time in the 100 butterfly in 53.33 seconds.
Friday's high school sports results
Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey set off on a journey to reclaim a stolen treasure from a fearsome dragon in Christian Youth Theater’s production of “The Hobbit,” which opens this weekend. The production is based on the classic novel by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Property owners who mostly prove their points would pay nothing
Clark County Assessor Peter Van Nortwick said he’s supporting proposed legislation that would allow counties to charge commercial property owners up to $500 to appeal their assessed values. Currently, there’s no cost to file an appeal to the Board of Equalization.
Congressman is coming to discuss transportation infrastructure in general
The Internet is abuzz in advance of a congressional field hearing Monday in Vancouver. At least two new websites have popped up to promote the meeting, both calling for pressure on Washington and Oregon political leaders to build a new Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River as soon as possible.
Due to a Columbian error, a number of food inspection scores were incorrect on page F24 of Friday’s Weekend and Beyond section. The correct scores are reprinted on Page D3 in today’s Life section.
Marriage dissolutions, Court sentencings
Firefighters’ stair climb: A Page C3 brief Friday listed an incorrect phone number for event organizer Dan Lawson. Contact Lawson at 360-773-5637.
Wrong title: Coast Guard Petty Officer Eric Chandler’s title was incorrect in a story published Friday on Page C1.
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SHUMWAY — The Shumway Neighborhood Association recently won a $200 grant from the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Alliance for traffic calming projects. At a recent meeting, Shumway neighbors voted unanimously to use the money to repaint the piscine street mural at the corner of F and 31st streets, in front of the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics.
NORTH SALMON CREEK — The Vancouver Big Band hosted special guests Aaron Meyer, a rock violinist, and guitarist Tim Ellis at a concert at Skyview High School on Feb. 12. They performed everything from originals to Beatles classics. Then, singer Shirley Nanette joined the band for a round of jazz standards. The band includes music teachers from throughout Clark County’s school districts who are “working with your kids and grandkids every day,” according to band leader Douglas Peebles — and have collaborated, at one time or another, with stars from Tony Bennett to Gladys Knight to BB King to Bette Midler. The concert, attended by more than 600 people, was sponsored by and raised funds for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. To learn more about VSO, visit http://vancouversymphony.org.
A 62-year-old woman suffered a broken finger Friday after colliding head on with a Peterbilt semi-tractor near the 21400 block of Northeast 58th Street, also known as state Highway 500, in the Proebstel area east of Orchards. Sharon L. Bemis of Vancouver was taken by ambulance to Southwest Washington Medical Center. She was treated and released later Friday, a hospital employee said.
SALMON CREEK — Kirben Smoody of Salmon Creek won the top All-Star award at the Bonneville Power Administration High School Science Bowl. Smoody answered more toss-up questions in the morning than anyone else. Smoody is on the Salmon Creek Gnathostomata team.
A 20-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly driving while impaired by drugs Friday after she lost control of a 2000 Ford Escort and crashed on Interstate 5 southbound between Northeast 179th and 134th streets, south of the fairgrounds, police said. Alicia G. Birtchet of Tigard, Ore, suffered a hip injury and bruises in the 3:30 p.m., one-vehicle crash, according to a bulletin from the Washington State Patrol.
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- The vice president of a last-place soccer team in Guatemala has been shot to death after receiving threats about the club's poor play.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Matt Howard scored 19 points Saturday to lead Butler to its sixth straight victory in a 79-52 decision over Illinois-Chicago.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Five-time Olympic swimmer Dara Torres is back in the pool after a 16-month layoff for major knee surgery with a goal of reaching the 2012 London Games.
BOSTON (AP) -- John Holland scored 28 points and Boston University defeated Canisius 70-62 on Saturday for its sixth consecutive win.
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) -- Anthony Gurley scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half to lead Massachusetts in a 66-60 come-from-behind win over Rhode Island on Saturday.
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) -- Kidani Brutus scored 25 points and George Beamon added 23 to lead Manhattan to a 64-63 overtime win over Stony Brook on Saturday.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- Demetrius Ward scored 14 points and hit two late free throws that gave Western Michigan the lead for good in a 68-65 BracketBusters victory over Illinois State on Saturday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Madina Ali had 21 points and 13 rebounds and No. 21 West Virginia snapped a three-game losing streak with a 90-79 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Trent Lockett scored 20 points and freshman Chanse Creekmur, in his first start, added a career-best 18 and short-handed Arizona State snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 71-69 victory over Washington State 71-69 on Saturday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Brandon Richardson hit a pair of free throws with 7.2 seconds left to seal Nebraska's 70-67 upset of No. 3 Texas on Saturday.
FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Antwan Carter scored 25 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as Longwood beat Cal State-Bakersfield 79-72 on Saturday for its third straight win.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- For all those people predicting the Philadelphia Phillies will win the World Series, the players quickly point out there's a long way to go until October.
KEARNS, Utah (AP) -- Bob de Jong and Marrit Leenstra gave the Dutch a sweep of golds Saturday at the World Cup speedskating events at the Utah Olympic Oval.
KEARNS, Utah (AP) -- Dutch speedskater Marrit Leenstra has won the 1,500-meter race for her first World Cup gold medal.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- Kenneth Faried broke Tim Duncan's modern-era NCAA Division I career rebounding record and Morehead State edged Indiana State 71-65 Saturday in a BracketBusters game.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- For a few laps, at least, Danica Patrick's day was going better than most people imagined: She was racing for the lead at Daytona International Speedway.
OMAK, Wash. (AP) -- Elizabeth Widel has no plans to give up the newspaper column she has been writing every week since 1957.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Tony Stewart nipped Clint Bowyer at the finish line to win the Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway for the fourth consecutive season.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- Malcolm Thomas scored 20 points and Kawhi Leonard posted his 19th double-double to help sixth-ranked San Diego State outlast Air Force 70-58 Saturday and set a school record with their 27th win.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Bria Hartley scored a career-high 29 points to help No. 2 Connecticut to a 78-57 win over eighth-ranked Notre Dame on Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Post reports that a former Olympic speedskating gold medalist has been accused of striking young skaters he was coaching with hockey sticks and hammers.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When the Minnesota Twins re-signed Carl Pavano, that cranked up the competition for spots in the rotation.
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) -- The public works director in Springfield, Ore., has been cutting her staff for more than two years -- about 20 positions so far. But she says more savings are needed and she can't bear to cut anybody else's job. So, she's eliminating her own.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Renardo Sidney scored 22 points, Ravern Johnson added 16 and Mississippi State beat Mississippi 71-58 on Saturday.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Casey Morris scored 13 points to lead Texas Tech to a 56-45 win over top-ranked Baylor on Saturday.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Derek Needham scored 19 points and Colin Nickerson added 17 to lead Fairfield over Austin Peay 76-69 on Saturday.
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Eager to put another dismal season behind them, the Pittsburgh Pirates have wasted no time in getting started in spring training.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Terry Pegula has the NHL's approval to purchase the Buffalo Sabres. What might be more important, though is that the Pennsylvania billionaire already has the support of Sabres fans, too.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- In the early days of spring training, Freddie Freeman made the rookie mistake of breaking out a pair of shiny red spikes at his locker. Jason Heyward quickly pounced on the chance to rag his friend about his choice in footwear.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Matt Belisle, the Colorado Rockies' most consistent reliever last season, has signed a deal through 2012 that buys out his first year of free agency.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Truck Bryant broke out of a slump by scoring 24 points, West Virginia took command early in the second half and beat No. 8 Notre Dame 72-58 on Saturday, ending the Irish's seven-game winning streak.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Bernard James scored 15 points while Florida State pulled away in the second half to beat Wake Forest 84-66 on Saturday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jeremy Price scored 22 points as Georgia beat Tennessee 69-63 on Saturday for its first win in Knoxville in 10 seasons.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Manny Acta is taking an optimistic approach toward the 2011 season.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Mustapha Farrakhan scored 16 points and made key shots down the stretch to lead Virginia to a 61-54 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Nashville Predators forward Jordin Tootoo has been cleared to play again while he continues treatment in a substance-abuse and behavioral-health program.
NEW YORK (AP) -- National League MVP Joey Votto got the steepest pay increase in salary arbitration, with players receiving an average jump of 123 percent.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- A fire that destroyed 18 homes in a rural section of the Yakama Indian Reservation has been ruled accidental.
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) -- Devon Moore made the second of two free throws with 2.9 seconds left to lift James Madison past Miami (Ohio) 70-69 on Saturday.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- A steady stream of people are mourning the apparent imminent demise of the poisoned oak trees at Toomer's Corner, where Auburn fans traditionally celebrate wins.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Reds first baseman Joey Votto didn't get pitched around very often last season. That could change now that he's been stamped one of the NL's most dangerous hitters.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Outfielder Hunter Pence has defeated the Houston Astros in the final salary arbitration case of the offseason, giving players victories in two of three hearings this year.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts has been busy in the 16 months since his family took control of the legendary team that hasn't won the World Series since 1908.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Corey Fisher scored a career-high 34 points, nailing the tying 3-pointer near the end of regulation, and No. 15 Villanova beat DePaul 77-75 in overtime on Saturday.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Devin Searchy had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds and Juwan Staten's late scoring helped Dayton rally to beat Duquesne 64-63 on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dwight Hardy's underhanded flip with 1.2 seconds to play gave a 60-59 victory over No. 4 Pittsburgh on Saturday, the Red Storm's fifth win over a highly ranked team this season.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Daily News is reporting that New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is meeting with Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony in Los Angeles.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has no plans to meet with Carmelo Anthony during the All Star weekend in Los Angeles.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ricky Cadell scored 24 points and Akeem Bennett added 22 to help St. Francis (N.Y.) overcome a late deficit to beat Wagner 77-73 on Saturday.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A worker at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma has been charged with smuggling drugs to people detained at the facility.
DRESDEN, Germany (AP) -- French speedskater Thibaut Fauconnet claimed gold in the men's 500 meters at the short track World Cup on Saturday, finishing one hundredth of a second ahead of Simon Cho to cut his gap in the standings behind the American.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- NASCAR is making another change to cars for the Daytona 500, this one because temperatures are expected to reach 80 degrees during the season-opening race.
SOAP LAKE, Wash. (AP) -- Grant County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a vehicle crash near Soap Lake that killed a 17-year-old girl and seriously injured a 17-year-old boy.
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Racing officials say jockey Eibar Coa fell from his horse and suffered a serious neck injury.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Authorities say a small overnight fire at a Seattle police community station was arson.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Twenty-year-old Trevor Bayne won the Daytona 500 in only his second Sprint Cup start on Sunday.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Tim Lincecum looked forward to finally facing live hitters, even if they were his teammates.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A 2-year-old dog that disappeared near Sacramento, Calif., has turned up 715 miles later in Tacoma, Wash., and is expected to be reunited with his owner Saturday.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Vaughn Duggins scored a career-high 31 points to lead Wright State to an 82-56 rout over Hofstra on Saturday.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Richard Childress Racing teammates Jeff Burton and Clint Bowyer have tied for the fastest time in the final practice for the Daytona 500.
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) -- Toru Taniguchi of Japan has withdrawn from the Match Play Championship next week because of a neck injury, putting Henrik Stenson in the 64-man field.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Michael Young has reported to spring training on time for the Texas Rangers after the team was unable to fulfill his request for a trade.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Texas Rangers are expecting Michael Young to report to spring training on time after the team was unable to fulfill his request for a trade.
TAVIRA, Portugal (AP) -- Competing in his first race since escaping a doping ban, Alberto Contador kept alive his chances for a third straight Tour of the Algarve title by remaining in second place overall after the race's next-to-last stage.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Gov. John Kitzhaber wants to put Oregonians back to work in the woods.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Anthony Kim has withdrawn from the Northern Trust Open because of an illness.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Salem police are investigating a rash of car break-ins at hotels along Interstate 5.
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera has missed the Tigers' first day of a full-squad practice.
NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) -- Portland General Electric says crews are working to restore power to about 9,600 customers after its Newberg substation caught fire Saturday morning.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Portland police have found a 63-year-old man dead inside a vehicle found in an embankment.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild have recalled center Cody Almond from their minor league affiliate.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Villanova senior guard Corey Stokes will miss his third straight game because of a turf toe injury on his left foot.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Junior guard Ashton Gibbs has returned to play for No. 4 Pittsburgh after missing three games with an MCL injury in his left knee.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A federal judge says it was reasonable for King County officials to refuse to place advertisements critical of the Israeli government on Metro buses.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Chicago-based Invenergy LLC can move forward with plans to double the capacity of a natural gas-fired power plant in Grays Harbor County.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) -- American Michael Rodgers ran a personal best to edge Kim Collins in the 60 meters at the Birmingham Indoors on Saturday.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- A 22-year-old Yakima man has been booked into Yakima County Jail on investigation of first-degree robbery.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Yakima County Sheriff's Office has identified the victims in triple homicide near Yakima.
ROME (AP) -- Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo is set to lead Rome's bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The first hurdle facing the U.S. men's basketball team in defense of its gold medal could be the schedule.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The NFL and its players' union have finished meeting after spending about six hours at the office of a federal mediator for the second day in a row.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The NFL and its players' union are holding a second consecutive day of labor talks before a federal mediator.