• Portland's Matthews ruptures Achilles, out for season

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews ruptured his left Achilles tendon in Portland's game against Dallas on Thursday night and is out for the season. Matthews was running with the ball when he fell to the court two minutes into the third quarter and was helped off...

  • Holmes ties a record and builds a 4-shot lead at Doral

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    DORAL, Fla. (AP) — J.B. Holmes said one thing. His score said another. He never liked the old Blue Monster at Doral because he felt it was too easy to be hosting a World Golf Championship. Those events were supposed to be difficult and yet the two previous times he played the Cadillac...

  • MORNING RUNDOWN: MJ streak safe; Cadillac round for Holmes

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming games and the stories that will be talked about: 1. CADILLAC PERFORMANCE J.B. Holmes is four strokes better than the field going into Friday's second round at the Cadillac Championship, shooting a 10-under 62 that tied the tournament...

  • Year after rule changes, men's basketball back to old form

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — One year after the NCAA changed how rules were enforced to open up the game, men's basketball looks a lot like it once did. Fouls, free throws and scoring increased at the start of last season with a new emphasis on eliminating some of the physical play, especially...

  • Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A mob stormed a prison in northeastern India, dragged away and lynched a man accused of rape, police said Friday. Several thousand people overpowered security at Dimapur Central Prison in Nagaland on Thursday, and seized the rape suspect, whom they also accused of...

  • Higher food prices, typhoon worsen poverty in Philippines

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Poverty worsened in the Philippines in the first half of 2014 due to government restrictions on rice imports and the lingering effects of a killer typhoon, an official said Friday. Socio-economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said poverty incidence...

  • Iraqi forces push toward Tikrit in battle against IS

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi provincial governor says Iraqi forces are pushing their offensive against the Islamic State group and expect to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit soon. The battle to wrest Tikrit — Saddam Hussein's hometown — from IS is a major test for...

  • Al-Qaida's Syria branch confirms death of field commander

    Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate is confirming that its top field commander has been killed in an airstrike. A spokesman for the Nusra Front was quoted on a prominent militant website Friday as saying the group's "military commander" Abu Hommam al-Shami was killed a day...

  • Knife attack at China train station leaves 9 injured

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — At least two assailants armed with knives attacked people at a train station in southern China on Friday, injuring nine, and police fatally shot one of the suspects, officials said. The second suspect was captured, police in the city of Guangzhou said in a statement....

  • Security questioned in probe of attack on US envoy to Seoul

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police on Friday investigated the motive of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, as questions turned to whether security was neglected. The attack Thursday on Mark Lippert, which prompted rival North Korea to gloat about...

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