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  • Donald shoots 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Luke Donald believes he's got the right game on the right course — and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage. Donald had an eagle and six birdies to shoot 66 on Saturday and take a two-stroke lead over John Huh after three...

  • Coast Guard rescues sailor near Port Townsend

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a sailor whose boat capsized six miles north of Port Townsend, Wash. Coast Guard spokesman Nathan Littlejohn says a response boat arrived on the scene Saturday afternoon to find that the sailor had managed to right the overturned...

  • NCHC weighing playoff changes

    by Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    A strong debut season does not mean the National Collegiate Hockey Conference will not consider some changes, including to its postseason. Commissioner Josh Fenton said the eight member school representatives asked the Colorado Springs-based league office staff to develop new playoff...

  • Warriors beat Clippers 109-105 in playoff opener

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Golden State Warriors stumbled out of the gate, missing their first eight shots while falling behind by 11 points and forcing coach Mark Jackson to call two timeouts to steady his young team. Stephen Curry glanced at the clock and realized there was still...

  • 25 citations issued at Denver marijuana festival

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Police say they have issued more than a dozen citations so far during the first day of the annual 4/20 marijuana festival near downtown Denver. As of about 6 p.m. Saturday, police said on Twitter that 25 people had been cited, 17 of them for public consumption of...

  • Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in OT, take 2-0 lead

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko and St. Louis were in trouble Saturday before a vicious hit by Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook provided an opening for the Blues. That little crack was all St. Louis needed to put another dent in the Blackhawks' bid for a second straight Stanley...

  • Hometown favorite wants to win Boston, for Boston

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win the race someday. Her goal has changed now. But only a little. "If I could have one wish, it would be to...

  • US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its...

  • Oral history: Area runners recall moments after Boston Marathon tragedy

    by brent briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    It was at 2:49 p.m. EDT when two homemade bombs - separated by 14 seconds - killed three people and injured more than 250 others near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Several dozen area runners participated in that event, and they recall the confusing, chaotic moments...

  • Nebraska Democrats want GOP candidate to pull ad

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Democrats are calling for a Republican candidate for governor to pull a televised campaign ad showing him knocking a Barack Obama doll off a fence post while criticizing the president's health care law. The ad, which began airing this week, shows Omaha...

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