SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) -- Paula Creamer knew she was playing well. She was surprised just how well. Creamer birdied nine of the last 11 holes, including the final three, for a course-record 60 on the par-71 Highland Meadows layout Thursday. She held a five-stroke lead after the opening round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic. Only after she finished did she realize how close she came to golf's magic number of 59. "I didn't know it was ...
Cavendish gets first Tour win
CHATEAUROUX, France (AP) -- His dream was within reach and Mark Cavendish didn't let it get away.
The British sprinter had been frustrated Monday when his chance to win a stage of this year's Tour de France was thwarted by a breakaway. On Wednesday, he got revenge by recording his first victory in cycling's premier race.
The Team Columbia rider took the fifth stage in a sprint after a three-rider breakaway that led almost the entire way in th...
The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night in Powerball are: 5-7-31-49-53
The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night in Powerball are: 5-7-31-49-53. The Powerball was 14. The Power Play was 4.
The estimated jackpot was $20 million.
HOT LOTTO: The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night in "Hot Lotto" are: 2-6-10-24-26. The Hot Ball was 18.
The estimated jackpot was $1.05 million.
SUPER KANSAS CASH: 13-16-18-23-32 Super Cashball was 18. There was no winner of the $160,000 jackpot, and the next jackpot w...
White Sox 8, Royals 7, 13 innings
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Tuesday's Late Game
White Sox 8, Royals 7, 13 innings
ChiSox ab r h bi Kan. City ab r h bi
OCabrera ss 6 0 2 1 DeJesus cf 7 0 1 2
Przynski c 6 0 1 2 Aviles ss 7 1 4 2
Quentin lf 7 0 1 0 AGordon 3b 5 0 1 1
Dye rf 6 0 0 0 JGuillen lf 4 0 2 0
Thome dh 5 3 4 0 Gathright cf 1 0 0 0
Wise dh 0 0 0 0 JBuck ph 1 0 0 0
Konerko 1b 3 0 1 1 Pena Jr ss 0 0 0 0
BAndersn cf 2 1 0 0 Grdzlnek ph 1 0 0 0
Swisher cf 6 0 1 2 Teahen rf 5 1 1 0
The Associated Press
Richard Petty made his NASCAR debut 50 years ago on a half-mile track in South Carolina, qualifying 13th in a car with the roof cut off.
He wasn't wearing cowboy boots. He wasn't walking around in a hat adorned with ostrich feathers. He wasn't even sporting dark sunglasses.
He was a tall, lanky, 21-year-old who wanted a chance to drive. He finished sixth -- five laps behind the winner -- and earned $200.
"I got better," P...
Stewart set to be released from JGR
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- After 10 years and two championships, Tony Stewart appears set to end his relationship with Joe Gibbs Racing to pursue an opportunity to buy his own NASCAR team. Stewart's contract with JGR runs through 2009, but the team was expected to announce Wednesday that it will release him from his contract at the end of the season. Team owner Joe Gibbs has been trying to sign Stewart to an extension for almost a year, but th...
Court keeps cell tower backup rules on hold
Cell tower backup rules on hold
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- More than a year after they were first introduced, federal requirements aimed at making sure cell phone towers continue operating during natural disasters remain in limbo.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday put the wireless industry's challenge of the regulations on hold until the Federal Communications Commission gets clearance for the cell tower policy to go into effect.
The FCC proposed i...
Beasley struggles in second game
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Michael Beasley griped about some calls, tumbled after missing layups, then shook his head in disappointment after a rebound bounced off his outstretched hands.
His first summer league game drew raves.
In his second, well, Beasley looked like a rookie again.
One day after scoring 28 points in his much-hyped debut, Beasley returned to earth Tuesday, finishing with only nine points in Miami's 90-81 summer league win over N...
German takes yellow jersey
CHOLET, France (AP) -- Stefan Schumacher of Germany took the yellow jersey at the Tour de France, and now says everything else is a bonus.
He knows his early lead won't last.
"Everybody dreams of this jersey," Schumacher said Tuesday. "It's incredible. The moment on the podium, you see it a thousand times on television, and to be there for yourself -- you can't imagine."
Schumacher captured the first time trial in the three-week race, but the...
Cloudburst floods parts of the 'K'
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Emergency crews were mopping up the outfield and working frantically to repair the warning track at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday after nearly three inches of rain fell in half an hour.
The deluge happened at 3 p.m., about four hours before the Royals were set to play the Chicago White Sox, and sent water into the dugouts and both clubhouses, said Chris Richardson, director of event operations.
Ordinarily, the stadium c...
Davies sharp, but bullpen blows lead against White Sox
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alex Gordon stroked a two-out double to score Mike Aviles in the bottom of the 11th inning Tuesday night as the Kansas City Royals pulled even with the Chicago White Sox. The game was tied 7-7 in the 13th inning at press time. Esteban German singled and stole second with one out. A flyout by David DeJesus allowed German to take third, where he scored on Mike Aviles' single to left-center field. Gordon followed with...
Tony Gonzalez saves man's life
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A California man says Pro Bowl tight end Tony Gonzalez of the Kansas City Chiefs kept him from choking to death. "Tony saved my life. There's no doubt," Ken Hunter, a shipping company manager, told The Associated Press in a phone interview from Huntington Beach, Calif. "Tony came up behind me and gave me the Heimlich maneuver. Thank God he was there." Gonzalez, a nine-time Pro Bowl selection who has set numerous N...
High and low temperatures and precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7 p
High and low temperatures and precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Hi Lo Prec.
Chanute 83 73 0.13
Coffeyville 91 76 T
Concordia 84 69 2.01
Dodge City 82 68 0.17
Elkhart 80 66 0.00
Emporia 83 70 0.35
Garden City 84 67 0.03
Goodland 87 61 0.00
Hays 84 68 0.26
Hill City 86 68 0.02
Hutchinson 84 70 0.03
Lawrence 88 72 0.12
Liberal 82 68 0.11
Manhattan 82 71 0.38
Medicine Lodge 84 69 3.90
Olathe 86 71 0....