EDINA, Minn. (AP) -- Angela Park was atop the leaderboard, and Lorena Ochoa was on the golf course trying to change her fortunes when the crack of thunder chased thousands of fans to the exit gates Friday afternoon at the U.S. Women's Open.
Just like last year.
Park gave herself another chance at the biggest event in women's golf, combining a smooth putting stroke with one of the prettiest swings on the LPGA Tour for a 6-under 67 and the club...
Roddick, Sharapova bounced
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- It's not often that a professional tennis player will admit he choked. Andy Roddick, though, pulled no punches after his early exit from Wimbledon.
"Any chance I got I pretty much choked it," the two-time finalist said after blowing all eight break-point chances in a 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (4) loss to Janko Tipsarevic in the second round. "That's tough to deal with. It's not an easy thing to say but it's pretty much...
Rose,Beasleygo1-2 indraft that includesstunningdeals
NEW YORK (AP) -- Minutes after the NBA draft started, Derrick Rose learned he was headed home. Long after it ended, O.J. Mayo and Kevin Love were on the move.
A night that began with the expected pick ended with a stunning trade, which had two top-five selections changing teams as part of an eight-player deal between Minnesota and Memphis.
The Timberwolves dealt the rights to Mayo, the No. 3 pick, to the Grizzlies for Love, taken two spots la...
Town relies on sandbags
Town relies on sandbags
WINFIELD, Mo. -- The levee was lost today at this eastern Missouri town, but emergency workers still hoped to save about 100 homes.
The breach at about 5 a.m. at the Pin Oak levee at a spot just south of Winfield slowly began to flood about 3,000 acres. Army Corps of Engineers dam safety chief Travis Tutka said muskrat holes caused the breach.
The break happened far enough away from the residential area that the water ...
Diocese stops gay pride service
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has told a liberal Roman Catholic church in Minneapolis that it can't hold its annual gay pride prayer service because the event goes against the teachings of the church.
St. Joan of Arc Church has held the prayer service for several years in conjunction with the annual Twin Cities Pride Celebration. The archdiocese, however, suggested that the church hold a "peace" service with ...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices today
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices today. Aluminum -$1.4080 per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Thu. Copper -$3.8835 Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations. Copper $3.8235 N.Y. Merc spot Thu. Lead - $1800.00 metric ton, London Metal Exch. Zinc - $0.8849 per lb., delivered. Gold - $919.50 Handy & Harman (only daily quote). Gold - $913.10 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu. Silver - $17.530 Handy & Harman (only daily quote). Silver - $1...
Venus struggles to victory at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- After a marathon first set, defending champion Venus Williams overcame another erratic performance this morning and pulled away to beat Britain's Anne Keothavong 7-5, 6-2 and reach the third round of Wimbledon. The first set alone lasted 1 hour, 9 minutes as Williams struggled to take command against a determined 92nd-ranked player who came into the tournament with only one win at Wimbledon in seven attempts. Wil...
Rain threatens Missouri town
Rain threatens Missouri town
WINFIELD, Mo. -- Severe thunderstorms rattled northern Missouri early today, threatening to add even more rain to the swollen Mississippi River and complicate efforts to keep the river from engulfing this community.
Even before the latest storms, crews had long labored to strengthen the earthen levee at Winfield from dirt slides and spots where water soaks up through the sandy soil.
Lincoln County authorities on W...
Fab four set for draft
NEW YORK (AP) -- Go first, and go home to Chicago. Fall to No. 2, and land in the Miami backcourt alongside Dwyane Wade.
Either one sounds good to Derrick Rose.
"I'm in like a win-win situation," Rose said Wednesday.
So are his hometown Bulls.
Chicago has the No. 1 pick in today's NBA draft and can choose between Rose, the point guard from Memphis, and Michael Beasley, the power forward who put up huge numbers in his one season at Kansas Stat...
Wal-Mart pulls 2009 convention from K.C.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is planning to move its annual national managers meeting from Kansas City, taking away the city's largest annual convention.
The retail giant told city officials Tuesday that it was backing out of an informal promise to hold the meeting in Kansas City through 2012. Scheduled for two weeks in January, the meeting was expected to attract 8,000 people and generate almost $8 million in revenue for the...
Man gets life sentence in death of teen
WICHITA (AP) -- A 51-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to life without parole for killing a pregnant 14-year-old girl.
A jury in May convicted Ted Burnett of aggravated kidnapping and capital murder in the strangulation of Chelsea Brooks in 2006.
Brooks was nine months pregnant when the father of the baby allegedly paid Burnett $500 to have her killed.
Brooks' family members, including her mother, father and sister, addressed the court Wed...
Fresno State wins title
Fresno State wins title
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- With Steve Detwiler providing all the offense pitcher Justin Wilson needed, Fresno State captured its first national championship in a men's sport with a 6-1 victory over Georgia in Game 3 of the College World Series finals.
Detwiler homered twice and drove in all six runs, and Wilson allowed five hits in eight innings to cap Fresno State's wild ride to a title.
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Royals 4, Rockies 2
Colorado ab r h bi Kan. City ab r h bi
Taveras cf 4 0 0 0 DeJesus lf 3 0 2 1
Splborghs dh 4 0 1 0 Aviles ss 4 0 0 0
Holliday lf 3 0 0 0 AGordon 3b 3 0 0 1
Helton 1b 4 0 1 0 JGuillen rf 4 0 0 0
Atkins 3b 4 1 1 0 Teahen dh 4 1 1 0
Hawpe rf 4 1 2 1 JBuck c 4 1 2 0
Barmes 2b 3 0 0 0 Gload 1b 3 1 3 2
Innetta c 3 0 1 1 Callaspo 2b 3 0 0 0
Quntanlla ss 3 0 1 0 Gathright cf 3 1 0 0
Totals 32 2 7 2 Totals 31 4 8 4
Group wants broadcast blocked
TOPEKA (AP) -- A foundation that has sued the military alleging widespread violations of religious freedom is asking the Pentagon to block a Christian cable TV broadcast featuring officers in uniform.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation has raised objections to 20 minutes of the two-hour broadcast of "Carman's Red, White and Blue Spectacular," saying the program may violate a prohibition against uniformed officers endorsing a particular...
Red-hot Royals complete sweep of Rockies
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- As a kid in Colorado, Luke Hochevar rooted for the Rockies. On Wednesday night, he took a different approach against them.
The 24-year-old rookie pitched a career-high eight innings, Ross Gload drove in two runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Rockies 4-2 for their fifth straight victory.
"There's still some guys still playing that I grew up watching," Hochevar said. "To be able to pitch against them is a dream co...
Kansas lifts wheat embargo after tests show grain is safe
WICHITA (AP) -- Kansas regulators on Wednesday lifted an embargo on wheat from 20 fields and three grain elevators in seven south-central Kansas counties after test results showed no detectible traces of a toxic fungicide applied too close to harvest.
But a separate later embargo remained in place on wheat from 11 northern-Kansas counties, pending test results from those fields, said Lisa Taylor, spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Agric...