Game on … and on: 11-day hockey marathon set for Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For Mike Lesakowski and 39 of his hockey-playing friends, it’s game on. And on and on and on. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, the group of mostly 40-something Buffalonians will be on the...

TCU's Wymer stymies Louisville in 4-3 CWS win; Florida next

AP Photo/Nati Harnik OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Sean Wymer struck out national player of the year Brendan McKay in two key situations while pitching 4 1/3 innings of shutout relief, and TCU was on the right side of two close plays in a 4-3 win over Louisville in a College World...

Coyotes, Tippett mutually agree to part ways

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dave Tippett stuck with the Arizona Coyotes through four seasons of playing without an owner, five years of losing since the franchise’s greatest success in the desert and the start of a rebuilding process. The latest...

Philippines: Malaysian financier believed killed in siege

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief says a Malaysian militant who helped lead and finance the siege in southern Marawi city has been killed in one of the setbacks to the uprising by locals aligned with the Islamic State group. Gen. Eduardo Ano told The...
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World’s Ugliest Dog Contest awards underdogs’ inner beauty

FILE – In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Peanut, a 2-year-old mutt is held by owner Holly Chandler after winning the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. The annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest celebrates homely pooches for...

Ohio Daybook

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Jackson has 3 hits, 3 RBIs to carry Indians past Orioles 6-3

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky BALTIMORE (AP) — Austin Jackson had three hits and three RBIs, Erik Gonzalez homered and the Cleveland Indians put on another offensive show at the expense of the Baltimore Orioles in a 6-3 victory Thursday night. The Indians won three of four from...

Friend of ousted S. Korean president gets 3 years in prison

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court has sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul university. The Seoul Central District Court on...

Chinese automaker buys stake in Malaysia's Proton

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Chinese owner of Sweden’s Volvo Cars says it has signed the final contract to buy a stake in Malaysian automaker Proton, gaining a platform to expand in Southeast Asia. Geely Holding Group’s announcement Friday gave no financial...

Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies in Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — Darren Simpson, who at 21 became Britain’s youngest ever Young Chef of the Year and has been a television chef and food writer, has died in Australia, his family said Friday. Northern Ireland-born Simpson worked at multiple restaurants in London, Ireland...