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First playoff sends Ducks, Buckeyes to title game

Ohio State is looking for its first national title since 2002. Oregon is seeking its first, period.

January 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Watt, Gronkowski unanimous picks

NEW YORK (AP) - J.J. Watt found a unique way to make the 2014 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team announced Friday.

January 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Donna Douglas, ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ star, is dead

NEW YORK (AP) - Donna Douglas, who played the buxom tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies," has died.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation


At medical school, ‘Seinfeld’ is about more than nothing

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - "Seinfeld" may have been a show about nothing, but a psychiatry professor is using it for much more than that.

January 02, 2015 | | State


Piano stores closing as fewer children taking up instrument

BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) - When Jim Foster opened his piano store 30 years ago, he had 10 competitors selling just pianos.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation


Curry, Green lead Warriors past Raptors

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 32 points and 12 assists, Draymond Green got his first career triple-double and the Golden State Warriors rolled past the Toronto Raptors 126-105 on Friday night in a matchup of conference leaders.

January 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders interview Shurmur for coach

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders interviewed Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for their head coaching vacancy on Friday.

January 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Find the right road team

After a strong finish to the regular season, Pro Picks hopes to peak in the postseason. So the search begins for Best Bets and Upset Specials.

January 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pitt stunned in loss to Houston in AF Bowl

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Greg Ward threw three touchdown passes in the final 3:41 of the Armed Forces Bowl, two after Houston recovered onside kicks, and completed a winning 2-point conversion in the Cougars' 35-34 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday.

January 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Randy Johnson looks to be shoo-in for HOF

PHOENIX (AP) - At 6-foot-10, Randy Johnson stood on the mound and looked down on batters, an intimidating presence before he even threw the ball.

January 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Police pay restaurant tab, get homicide case to handle

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police say two officers' decision to pay for a troubled man's restaurant tab led to his being arrested in his roommate's stabbing death.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation


US slaps sanctions on North Korea

HONOLULU (AP) - Opening a new front in its cyber spat with North Korea, the United States slapped new sanctions Friday on government officials and the North's defense industry in its first public act of retribution for a cyberattack against Sony. Despite lingering doubts by the cyber community, the U.S. insisted that North Korea was to blame.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation


Illinois extends pot experiment

CHICAGO (AP) - Randy Gross hopes a new law allowing children into Illinois' medical marijuana program will reunite his family, nearly a year after his wife moved to Colorado so their son could receive a controversial treatment to ease his epileptic seizures.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation


Boy skipped pop for a year for $500

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) - As people across the United States struggle to stick to their New Year's Resolutions, an 11-year-old Montana boy is offering lessons in self-discipline and delayed gratification after winning a $500 prize from his parents for skipping sugary drinks for a year.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation


Girl, 7, wanders from plane crash

EDDYVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A 7-year-old girl survived a plane crash that killed four people Friday night, and the disoriented little girl walked away from the wreckage and reported the crash to a local resident, authorities said.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation


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Terry Larrier, No. 14 VCU overwhelm George Washington

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Freshman Terry Larrier scored 15 points and No. 14 VCU pulled away with a 16-2 run early in the second half to beat George Washington 72-48 on Tuesday night for its 12th consecutive victory.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Belichick and The Beast talk but don’t say much at Media Day

PHOENIX (AP) - Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch knew he had to talk. It didn't mean he had to say anything.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Allenby stands by story, says truth will come out

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A defiant and at times angry Robert Allenby stood by his story Tuesday that he was robbed and beaten in Honolulu, basing the account on what he remembered and what he was told by a homeless woman who came to his aid.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Crawford agrees to $3.1M contract with the Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants and shortstop Brandon Crawford have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $3,175,000.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nadal loses; Sharapova to play all-Russian semi in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wilson recalls watching Brady win Super Bowls as kid

PHOENIX (AP) - Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stockton native Julius Thomas is set to get paid

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Julius Thomas is about to cash in, one way or another.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Deflated topic: air pressure in footballs

PHOENIX (AP) - Patriots owner Robert Kraft's pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl media day and, well, deflated it.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


What! Facebook’s down? No storm selfies during outage

MENLO PARK (AP) - No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users to do?

January 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


iPhone sales smash records

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season.

January 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


Yahoo spinning off Alibaba stake

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's $39 billion stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion.

January 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


Parking garages fall to the wrecking ball

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - They were supposed to be saviors of downtown, drawing people by offering parking as plentiful as at any suburban shopping mall.

January 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


Marriage on chopping block?

Within hours after the Supreme Court announced it would decide whether the Constitution requires every state to recognize marriages between persons of the same sex, the New York Times published an editorial gleefully predicting the inevitable outcome. When its ruling comes down in June, the Times assures us, the Supreme Court will "end the debate once and for all."

January 27, 2015 | By PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY National Columnist | Other Views


Hair-raising hypocrisy in Texas

As messed up as it sounds, in the unending struggle for justice, there is such thing as a "positive negative." This occurs when you win a struggle that you never should have had to deal with in the first place.

January 27, 2015 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political columnist | Other Views


CSU chancellor calls for increasing grad rates to 60 percent

LONG BEACH (AP) - The chancellor of the California State University on Tuesday set a new goal for students - increase graduation rates to 60 percent by 2025.

January 27, 2015 | | State


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