• Not even helmets help pro bull riders stave off concussions

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times. He adjusted a tight rope on his left hand, found his balance and signaled he was ready to dominate the bull for the next eight seconds — or, at least,...

  • Djokovic looms in Nadal's toughest-ever draw at French Open

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris. The draw Friday could hardly have been more unkind for the nine-time...

  • Lawyer: Ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez, now in prison, low on cash

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — An attorney for Aaron Hernandez says the former New England Patriots player is running out of money because he's had to pay so many lawyers. Attorney John Fitzpatrick made the comments Thursday during a hearing in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Hernandez was...

  • Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    MONTREAL (AP) — Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league. General manager Jim Popp considered Sam's sexuality a nonissue. "Michael Sam is a very good football player, and...

  • Cavs' Irving misses shootaround, questionable for Game 2

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround Friday before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final to get further evaluation on his ailing left knee. Irving was listed as questionable after scoring only 10 points and sitting out the final 8...

  • Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was classified Friday at the FBI's request. The email in question, forwarded to Clinton by her...

  • Clinton: GOP threatening small-business jobs

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says Republicans in Congress and GOP presidential hopefuls are threatening tens of thousands of small-business jobs by seeking to cut a little-known government agency that guarantees loans to help U.S. exporters. The Democratic presidential...

  • Cruz adds state Republican Party official to campaign team

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan Republican Party official who specializes in grassroots outreach will be state director for the presidential campaign of Ted Cruz. In a statement Friday, the Texas senator says Wendy Day was selected because of her influence in Michigan. He says she's...

  • Colombia rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's largest rebel group on Friday called off a unilateral cease-fire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further straining negotiations to end the country's half-century-old conflict. The Revolutionary Armed...

  • Eiffel Tower disrupted amid workers' anger about pickpockets

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower closed to the public for most of the day Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily. The walkout came a day after Paris authorities announced that crime against tourists...

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