Briscoe gets IRL win
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) -- Ryan Briscoe drove through the smoke and found a little bit of redemption. For a moment on Sunday at the Milwaukee Mile, it seemed the new Team Penske driver would wind up watching his crashed IndyCar being towed to the paddock for the fourth time in the first six races this season. Not this time. The 23-year-old Australian held off a late charge from Indianapolis 500 champion Scott Dixon, avoided the late-race ac...
Think gas prices are high here? Try $11 in Turkey
PARIS (AP) -- Americans are shell-shocked at $4-a-gallon gas. But consider France, where a gallon of petrol runs nearly $10. Or Turkey, where it's more than $11.
Drivers around the world are being pummeled by the effects of record gas prices. And now some are hitting back, staging strikes and protests from Europe to Indonesia to demand that governments do more to ease the pain.
It's a growing problem in a world that's increasingly mobile and ...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Boston got past an old nemesis to set up a matchup with another rival.
Paul Pierce scored 27 points, Ray Allen had 17 and Kevin Garnett added 16 to lift the Celtics to an 89-81 victory Friday night over the Detroit Pistons in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Boston, which locked up with Detroit many times in the 1980s, will now rekindle another classic series in the NBA finals against the Los Angeles Lakers...
Corn crop outlook dampened by cool, wet spring
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- In a year of rising food prices and high fuel costs that are creating pressure to produce more ethanol, the country could really use a perfect corn crop.
So far, it isn't happening.
And depending on the right mix of sun, heat, rain and cool, it could drive prices up even further. That may mean consumers will be spending even more for groceries like soda, cookies, cake or anything that contains high fructose corn syrup ...
Prime time has MMA inmainstream
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After coming on strong among young men in the last several years, the sport of mixed martial arts is headed for a clinch with mainstream pop culture.
CBS will become the first legacy network to show full matches in prime time tonight. In the wee hours after "Saturday Night Live," NBC is airing a series with fighter profiles and bout footage. Two movies set in the MMA world hit theaters in recent months, including one by ac...
Goggin, Perry share lead at
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- Mathew Goggin birdied four of the first five holes Friday before strapping in for a wild ride of birdies and bogeys that ultimately added up to an even-par 72 at the Memorial that tied him for the lead with two-time champion Kenny Perry, who recovered from a rugged start for a 71.
They were at 7-under 137, one shot clear of Jerry Kelly.
All those scores seemed so much lower on a Muirfield Village course that felt like a m...
KC skid hits 12
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Grady Sizemore homered twice and made a game-saving catch for the final out Friday night, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 5-4 victory over Kansas City and handing the Royals their 12th straight loss.
Cliff Lee (8-1) moved into a tie for the AL lead in victories despite an off night. He allowed four runs and 10 hits in six innings. His ERA crept up from 1.50 to 1.88, still good enough to lead the league.
Spacecraft has wiring problem
Spacecraft has wiring problem
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Scientists for the Phoenix Mars Lander are wrestling with an intermittent short circuit on the spacecraft.
The problem is in a device that will analyze ice and soil dug from the planet's surface, the scientists said Friday. The short circuit was found during testing done before the mission's experiments get under way.
The short circuit isn't considered critical, said William Boyton of the Univers...
Amish outhouses cause dispute
EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Amish farmer Andy Swartzentruber is determined to live the simple life of his forefathers, plowing his field with a horse-drawn tractor, getting around in a horse-drawn buggy and offering eggs for sale to help support his family. But now he and a school elder in his Amish settlement are being compelled to defend their religious beliefs over an unlikely issue: sewage. The two say that they will not comply with state c...
President Bush visits
Kansas for fundraiser
BUCYRUS (AP) -- State troopers, sheriff's deputies and police officers staked out intersections and driveways along roads between Gardner and Bucyrus on Thursday, making some residents wonder if there was a problem.
They quickly found out the reason behind the heavy police presence: President Bush was on his way to their quiet community to rally support for a Kansas senator's run for Congress.
Bush and his motorcade rolled into Bucyrus just b...
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Fever dump Sparks in double-overtime
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Tan White scored 11 of her 20 points in the second overtime Thursday night, and the Indiana Fever held off the Los Angeles Sparks 82-78 to hand Candace Parker her first professional loss. Parker had 16 points, 16 rebounds, six blocks, five assists and five steals. The rookie from Tennessee scored six points in the final minute of the second overtime to keep the Sparks (2-1) in the game. It was a wild game that featured...