Stories for February 4, 2011
VERNON, Conn. (AP) -- The lawyer for a man charged in a fight that led to the stabbing death of a University of Connecticut football player says his client could receive probation.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Denmark's Thomas Bjorn shot a 6-under 66 Saturday to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Qatar Masters.
DALLAS (AP) -- Prince's Super Bowl-weekend concert was a Super Bust.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A police official says militants have killed four men on suspicion of spying in northwest Pakistan.
MOSCOW (AP) -- Alize Cornet gave France a 1-0 lead over Russia in the Fed Cup World Group first round, beating Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the opening singles Saturday.
SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) -- An Associated Press investigation has found that damage from a California pipeline explosion could have been reduced if the line had been equipped with a type of shut-off valve federal safety investigators have recommended for decades.
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) -- Australian Open winner Kim Clijsters and Yanina Wickmayer beat their U.S. opponents in straight sets Saturday to give Belgium a 2-0 lead in their first-round Fed Cup matchup.
Planners must choose in weeks
Project planners scrambled Friday to assess a series of three alternatives for a new Interstate 5 bridge, a day after a review panel recommended killing the heavily criticized previous design.
Disabled vehicle involved, trooper says
The Columbian Police and paramedics late Friday night were at the scene of a fatal accident involving a pedestrian and vehicle on state Highway 14 just south of Pearson Field.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- On your marks, get set, stuff your face.
Vida’s Ark carries teen moms through tough times.
HINTERSTODER, Austria (AP) -- Hannes Reichelt of Austria won a men's World Cup super-G race for his fifth career victory Saturday, four days before he is scheduled to compete in the same event at the world championships.
Rudy Fernandez scored 19 points for the Trail Blazers, but Portland lost its fourth game of its last five, falling the the Pacers 100-87 on Friday.
Contractors finish ballasting Crockett Contractors on Thursday finished ballasting the 431-foot Davy Crockett, pumping 600,000 gallons of water into enclosed compartments in the stern to better stabilize the vessel.
ZWIESEL, Germany (AP) -- A women's World Cup giant slalom race was postponed until Sunday because of strong winds.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Defending champion Yani Tseng shot a 5-under 68 Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Women's Australian Open.
Measure would combine Fish and Wildlife, state parks into Department of Conservation and Recreation
MUNICH (AP) -- A nuclear arms treaty between Washington and Moscow is to come into effect when U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton exchanges ratification papers with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Relatives and friends of a 40-year-old Oregon City man fatally beaten on New Year's Eve were on hand as the third person charged in the attack appeared in court.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A Jackson County, Ore., sheriff's spokeswoman says emergency crews responded Friday evening to rescue a Medford man who fell 30 to 40 feet while free climbing along the side of Upper Table Rock.
Eugene Savage, 37, released from hospital
Authorities arrested a second suspect Friday in connection with the shooting of a Vancouver man and an Oregon man outside an Aberdeen tavern Thursday night, ending a 16-hour manhunt throughout Grays Harbor.
HOBART, Australia (AP) -- Jarmila Groth beat French Open champion Francesca Schiavone 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday to give Australia the lead in its Fed Cup matchup against Italy.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Multnomah County jury has awarded $30,500 to a man who was zapped with a stun gun by a Portland police officer inside a Denny's restaurant.
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Regally Ready easily won the $68,800 Born to Run Purse on Friday, beating Gallant Son by 314 lengths on Santa Anita's downhill turf course.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The company that runs the Nasdaq stock market says hackers penetrated a service that handles confidential communications between board members of public companies. They say it appears no customer information was compromised.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A man already convicted of cyberstalking in Snohomish County in 2008 has pleaded guilty in King County to stalking and threatening at least one young woman he met on the Internet.
Super Bowl festivities aimed at scoring with fans
A pair of Clark County newcomers are putting their own spin on Super Bowl XLV festivities, and each has come up with a few twists to make its party stand out. Main Event Sports Grill opened in downtown Vancouver in November and distinguished itself by offering bar fare with an upscale twist. The sports bar will offer happy-hour specials on appetizers such as roasted red pepper hummus and marinated steak tips while broadcasting the Super Bowl on its 10 high-definition televisions.
BOSTON (AP) -- Jason Kidd made a 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left, putting the Dallas Mavericks ahead as they beat the Boston Celtics 101-97 on Friday night for their seventh straight win.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Austin Morgan converted a three-point play with 12 seconds left as Yale rallied from a 10-point deficit in the final 2 minutes to beat Cornell 71-70 Friday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Tyler Bernardini scored 21 points and Jack Eggleston had his second straight double-double as Pennsylvania routed Dartmouth 78-47 on Friday night to remain unbeaten in the Ivy League.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- OD Anosike scored a career-high 17 points and Siena defeated Manhattan 64-57 on Friday night.
SEATTLE (AP) -- King County has agreed to pay $4.5 million to a Seattle woman struck by a Metro bus while she was in a crosswalk on Seattle's Alaskan Way in 2008.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A young Seattle man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for a Nov. 22, 2008, shooting at the Westfield Southcenter mall that killed one teen and injured another.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Julius Coles scored 18 points to lead all five Canisius starters in double figures as the Golden Griffins defeated Marist 75-60 on Friday night to split the season series.
DENVER (AP) -- Utah Jazz point guard Deron Williams is back in the lineup to face the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- Ian Hummer scored 17 points and hit two free throws with 4 seconds remaining to help Princeton preserve a 65-61 win over Harvard on Friday night.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Rostislav Olesz scored 2 minutes into overtime to give the Florida Panthers a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
TORONTO (AP) -- Andrea Bargnani scored 30 points, DeMar DeRozan had 20 and the Toronto Raptors snapped a 13-game losing streak Friday, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-100.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Dustin Jeffrey scored the first of three Pittsburgh goals in a second-period span of 3:14 and the Penguins rallied for a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night despite again losing star center Evgeni Malkin to injury.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dwight Howard scored 22 points and had 15 rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic to a 110-92 win over the Washington Wizards on Friday in Gilbert Arenas' return to the Verizon Center.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Elton Brand scored a season-high 33 points and the Philadelphia 76ers used a 15-0 run late in the fourth quarter to beat the New York Knicks 100-98 on Friday night.
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) -- Darryl Partin scored 19 points and Boston University won on the road for the second time in 12 games this season, beating Stony Brook 62-49 on Friday night.
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- Danny Stewart hit a free throw with 3 seconds left to give Rider a 61-60 come-from-behind victory over Loyola (Md.) on Friday night.
Gallery 360’s framed business license rests proudly on a glass display case filled with handcrafted jewelry and other treasures. Getting that little piece of paper was a labor of love for members of the co-op gallery and Mosaic Arts Alliance, its nonprofit parent organization. “It was a long road getting that,” said Jamie Lutz Carroll, president of Mosaic.
Parking needed for new tenant HP; area for football will remain
Closure notices and a new chain-link fence are now spreading the message that east Vancouver’s weekend warriors have lost a prime battle field. The softball field, outdoor basketball court and walking track at Nautilus Inc.’s headquarters were closed officially on Monday and construction permits have been granted to turn the sports site into additional parking stalls in preparation for new tenant Hewlett-Packard, expected to move into 68,000 square feet, or one floor of the four-level building, this year.
Sunnyside neighborhood fire contained near chimney
Vancouver firefighters helped evacuate a hospice patient from a home in the Sunnyside neighborhood before smothering a small fire that originated in the fireplace and chimney.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson missed Friday night's game against Memphis after leaving earlier in the day to go back to Cleveland for personal reasons.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- Highly recruited quarterback Jacoby Brissett says he'll enroll at Florida this fall.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have added Phil Esposito and Dave Andreychuk to their management team.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin has two torn knee ligaments, and it's not clear if he'll need surgery.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin slowly skated off the ice and into the locker room on his own power after a collision with Buffalo defenseman Tyler Myers early in the second period on Friday night.
DALLAS (AP) -- Redskins owner Daniel Snyder says he wants a personal apology and a correction from Washington City Paper, which he sued over a column he says defamed him.
DALLAS (AP) -- Detroit Lions tackle Ndamukong Suh has won The Associated Press 2010 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
DALLAS (AP) -- St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has won The Associated Press 2010 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kevin Love will be going to the NBA All-Star game.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi State's Ravern Johnson has been suspended for Saturday's game against LSU because of "inappropriate tweets" sent following the team's 75-61 loss to Alabama on Wednesday.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the situation says free agent slugger Vladimir Guerrero has agreed to one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Bellevue woman has been accused of stealing $457,000 from Microsoft Corp.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The state House says members of the military stationed overseas should be able to return their election ballots in electronic form.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Marcelo Bielsa has resigned as Chile's soccer coach, ending a three-month saga over his future.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Christopher Del Bosco and Kelsey Serwa, winners at the Winter X Games, helped Canada enjoy a big day at the Freestyle World Ski Championships on Friday.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Seattle police accountability forum at City Hall turned into a shouting match at times, and some demanded the resignation of Police Chief John Diaz.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade is in the starting lineup against Charlotte despite a sore back.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues recalled goaltender Ben Bishop from Peoria of the AHL as insurance for Jaroslav Halak, who was listed as day to day with an upper body injury.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A fired TriMet bus driver has been convicted of traffic violations in the deaths of two pedestrians in an accident that also injured three other people.
GRANITE FALLS, Wash. (AP) -- An all-girl team from Granite Falls High School got some national attention this week for the car they engineered and built for a fuel-efficiency competition in Texas last year.
NEW YORK (AP) -- New Jersey Nets coach Avery Johnson has been fined $25,000 for improper conduct toward an official during a game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
DETROIT (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture says $15 million is available to U.S asparagus producers to compensate them for losses related to imports during the 2004-2007 growing seasons.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans have interviewed their first candidates outside of their own building in their search for a new head coach, talking to Atlanta offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey and New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Though coach Bo Pelini hasn't announced the resignation or firing of any offensive assistants, a job posting on the University of Nebraska's website seeks one.
This morning, Friday February 4, 2011, at approximately 3:18 a.m., Portland Police responded to the report of two people shot in an apartment in the 15800 Block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Congo beat Ruler on Ice by three quarters of a length in the $45,000 allowance feature for 3-year-olds on Friday as racing resumed at Aqueduct.
Wildcats tie Ilwaco for first place with 12-2 record
The La Center girls basketball team beat White Salmeon 53-33 on Thursday to wrap up a share of the Trico League championship.
High school sports results reported on Thursday, Feb. 3
Matt Calkins: Commentary
Signing day has to escalate somehow, right? It has multiplied in ludicrousness every year this millennium and shows no signs of plateauing.
The Vancouver office of Penguin Windows won’t see layoffs “at this time,” a representative of the company said Thursday.
Owner apparently began to scrap barge while it was afloat
The ugly demise of the beached and broken Davy Crockett, now the subject of a multimillion-dollar federal recovery effort, unfolded only after years of neglect. The former Liberty ship has languished for almost two decades along the north bank of the Columbia River between Vancouver and Camas. At one point, a former owner warned the U.S. Coast Guard that the 431-foot vessel appeared to be at risk of coming loose from its mooring and careening into the nearby shipping channel.
Portland will play 12 of their final 18 games on the road
With their roster set and their stars back from various mid-season tournaments, the Portland Winterhawks are finally able to focus on their roles.
Cypress Benefit Administrators said Thursday it has acquired Portland-based Western Benefits Inc. in a transaction that will expand the Appleton, Wis.-based health plan administrator’s service area to include Washington state.
Clark County District Court Judge Jim Swanger was appointed to the board of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
Changing the state school superintendent to an appointed position is a bad idea
Ask any large number of teachers, students and parents how K-12 education could be improved in Washington state, and we doubt anyone would say, “Gosh, if we could just stop electing the state superintendent and let the governor make that decision, teacher morale would soar, students’ test scores would rise and voters would be happier.” That scenario is fantasy for one simple reason: Taking a cherished and time-honored voice away from the people and giving it to a lone politician, well, it’s difficult to believe that’s the solution to any public problem. This is why the state constitution mandates the superintendent of public instruction be elected and not appointed.
Motörhead has never had a hit album in the United States. In fact, its previous release, “Motorizer,” was the group’s first CD to crack the top 100 on the “Billboard” magazine album chart. Yet the group’s bassist-singer, Ian Fraser Kilmister, perhaps better known by his stage name, Lemmy, has become one of the most familiar figures in heavy metal — if not all of rock and roll. He’s been a writing contributor to hard-rock magazines. His quick wit, gravelly voice and rugged look — dressed in black, with mutton chop sideburns, mustache and his famous pair of warts on his left cheek — have made him familiar to generations of hard-rock fans.
How public pay stacks up to private sector focus of survey
Clark County will do an in-house compensation study that will include comparisons to private-sector compensation packages, the county’s human resources director said Thursday. Francine Reis told commissioners about the study after Deputy Administrator Glenn Olson said the county’s structural budget deficit needs to be corrected and it can’t be fixed with revenue increases or budget cuts alone.
Sen. Pridemore part of panel on fighting hunger in children
State Sen. Craig Pridemore will join local social service and religious leaders in a town hall panel on child hunger this Sunday at the First Congregational United Church of Christ. In recognition of Super Bowl Sunday, those attending the 11:30 a.m. event are encouraged to bring cans of soup for people in need. Pridemore, D-Vancouver, received the 2006 Outstanding Legislator Award from the Children’s Alliance, a statewide group that lobbies on behalf of children, for his work to eliminate the co-pay for reduced-price school breakfasts.
On March 16, Advanced Gastroenterology will have a free colonoscopy day for people who are uninsured and qualify for the program.
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The Clark County Historical Museum threw a party on Jan. 19 for Richard Reay, who has volunteered there for a decade. He didn’t want any fuss, so the museum made it a surprise party. “Richard made himself indispensable to staff, other volunteers and visitors alike with his can-do attitude, endless patience, attention to detail, and encyclopedic knowledge of our reference library as well as the last 10 years of museum history,” a museum press release stated. “In a word, Richard is irreplaceable.”
Why: With more than 70 years of collective restaurant experience, owners Jason Fish, Steve Hilken, Mike Llorente and Michael Schnidrig opened Main Event Sports Grill on Nov. 16 in the space formerly occupied by Pepper’s Taqueria. Although it might not look particularly family friendly from the street, large booths and a spacious interior accommodate all ages until 9 p.m., when the under-21 crowd has to be on its way. The menu offers enough flavorful variety to please a wide range of appetites.
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SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state and federal agencies are watching for any sign of pollution from a fishing boat that sank off the Washington coast with 3,800 gallons of diesel on board.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Some Washington parents received a two-page letter from school this week outlining the rules and schedule for statewide testing this spring. Others haven't seen their letter yet, but of those who have, many set it aside in confusion.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Prosecutors say they will not file felony charges against a University of Washington men's basketball player who was the subject of a rape investigation.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy are set to lead the San Francisco Giants through 2012.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A drunken driver has been sentenced to nine years in prison for causing a collision that killed mixed martial arts entrepreneur and TapouT clothing line founder Charles David Lewis.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Hornets signed forward Sasha Pavlovic to a 10-day contract to bolster the team's injury-riddled roster.
DALLAS (AP) -- The NFL players union has discussed a boycott of the scouting combine later this month with player agents.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA has placed Southern Indiana's men's basketball program on one year's probation for numerous rules violations.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers have hired former NFL running back and Wisconsin assistant John Settle as running backs coach.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Cardinals and 40-year-old outfielder Jim Edmonds have agreed to a minor league contract.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Peter Forsberg acknowledged feeling better about his progress Friday but not enough to consider getting back into uniform for the Colorado Avalanche this week.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Peter Forsberg acknowledged feeling better about his progress Friday but not enough to consider getting back into uniform for the Colorado Avalanche this week.
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- Police have arrested a second suspect in an Aberdeen shooting that wounded two men.
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- The treasurer for Jefferson County in central Oregon says she knows she made mistakes with county investments and will welcome changes to her office recommended by county commissioners.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The state Department of Corrections is changing some of its procedures in response to the killing of a female guard at the Monroe prison last weekend.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The state Senate has approved another round of spending cuts and fund transfers to deal with the current fiscal year's budget deficit.
ISCHL, Austria (AP) -- Retired Swiss ski star Paul Accola has been mistaken for a thief who stole a pair of expensive skis while walking through an Austrian resort.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- A missing Burlington woman has been found dead in a vacant house in Mount Vernon.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington businesses would get a break on this year's unemployment taxes under a bill approved by the state Senate.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) -- Oaklawn Park has canceled live thoroughbred racing at the track this weekend because of snow.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Sales of Oregon agricultural products recovered slightly last year after a sharp decline in 2009.
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) -- An Army environmental study says Colorado's Fort Carson is the best location for a new combat aviation brigade.
DALLAS (AP) -- A former Dallas Cowboys player who was inside the team's practice facility when it collapsed in 2009 has settled a lawsuit against the company that designed the building and companies operated by team owner Jerry Jones.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Seventh-seeded Fabio Fognini beat defending champion Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (0) on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Movistar Open.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Santiago Giraldo of Colombian defeating fourth-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina 6-4, 6-3 Friday to reach the semifinals of the Movistar Open.
MADRID (AP) -- Alberto Contador says a proposed one-year ban is the result of anti-doping rules "stuck in the '60s."
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Ex-Tacoma high school teacher Veronica Chantel Dawkins pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of sexual misconduct.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- The organization that sets safety standards for sports equipment is warning athletes and their parents to not rely on football helmet makers' marketing and promotional materials for information about concussion protection.
GROVE, England (AP) -- Formula One team Williams has confirmed it will go public to secure its long-term future as an independent team.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Former New York Gov. David Paterson has paid $62,124 to settle his fine from the state ethics board over free Yankees tickets he obtained for the 2009 World Series.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have signed wide receiver Andy Fantuz of the Canadian Football League to a reserve/future contract.
DALLAS (AP) -- The Dallas Stars have placed right wing Adam Burish on injured reserve and sent him home with teammates Krys Barch and Ray Sawada after all were injured in a fight-marred game in Boston.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) -- With flawless shooting, Germany's Arnd Peiffer raced to a 15.9-second win over France's Martin Fourcade in the 10-kilometer sprint in the World Cup biathlon.
SANTA BARBARA, calif. (AP) -- Sarah Palin says America is dangerously out of step with the values of Ronald Reagan and on the "road to ruin."
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Two-time defending champion Marin Cilic of Croatia lost to fifth-seeded Florian Mayer of Germany 6-3, 6-4 in a Zagreb Indoors quarterfinal Friday.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Vancouver defenseman Sami Salo is starting his comeback from a torn Achilles tendon with a conditioning stint in the AHL.
CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. (AP) -- A giant Douglas fir in Cave Junction may finally have to come down.
DALLAS (AP) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he wants the owners and players' union to reach a new collective bargaining agreement "in the next few weeks."
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has been accused of assault in what police say was a case of road rage.
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has been charged with assault in what police say was a case of road rage.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A week or so after being fired by UCLA in 2003, Steve Lavin got together with successor Ben Howland over margaritas.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Though he was primarily a catcher in the major leagues, former New York Yankees World Series hero Jim Leyritz is the new pitching coach for the minor league Newark Bears.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Charlie Davies is trying out with D.C. United as he tries to make the most of his time in Major League Soccer following a near-fatal auto accident.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille has been suspended for four games for an illegal check to the head of Dallas Stars forward Raymond Sawada as the NHL tries to crack down on dangerous hits.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Travis Higgs used to hit at least seven home runs during a 40-minute session of batting practice. Using one of college baseball's new, safer metal bats this week, he cleared the fence just once.
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) -- Police say a Connecticut man called 911 to ask a dispatcher how much trouble he could get into by growing one marijuana plant, then was arrested.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina says point guard Larry Drew II has left the program.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says North Carolina point guard Larry Drew II is leaving the Tar Heels program.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Frost has delayed play again in the Phoenix Open, setting up a marathon finish Sunday.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The annual report card that grades the battle against invasive species in Oregon rated the state a B-plus for 2010, a notch below its grade the previous year.
DALLAS (AP) -- Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk and Curtis Martin are among the leading candidates for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Lee Westwood has missed the cut at the Qatar Masters, opening the door for Martin Kaymer to replace him at the top of the rankings.
REDMOND, Ore. (AP) -- The city of Redmond has begun a nationwide search to replace longtime Redmond Airport Manager Carrie Novick, who is leaving in June after 21 years on the job.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Norm Bellingham is leaving the U.S. Olympic Committee after more than four years as chief operating officer.