Hawkinson's double-double leads Washington St. past Montana

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ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Josh Hawkinson scored a career-high 29 points and added 14 rebounds, as Washington State downed Montana 87-63 Saturday in a consolation-round game at the Paradise Jam tournament. Conor Clifford added 12 points, Malachi Flynn had 11 and Charles Callison 10 for the Cougars (3-1), who went up 41-20 by the halftime break and ...

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Chan, Radionova finish strongly to win at Cup of China

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BEIJING (AP) — Three-time world champion Patrick Chan of Canada rebounded from a subpar short program to capture the Cup of China on Saturday, while Elena Radionova won the ladies event for her first Grand Prix victory of the year. Chan, who also won Skate Canada earlier this season, was third after the men’s short program, but landed a quadruple-triple ...

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Police helicopter crashes, kills 4, after Rio shootout

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By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A police helicopter in Rio de Janeiro crashed Saturday evening, killing four officers after a day of intense firefights between law enforcement and suspected criminals in the slum known as City of God. It was not clear whether the helicopter had been hit by gunfire or whether another factor caused it to ...

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El campeon! Daniel Suarez becomes NASCAR's 1st foreign champ

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Suarez won the Xfinity Series title at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday, becoming the first foreign champion in a NASCAR national series. The 24-year-old Mexican won the season finale, besting fellow championship contenders Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier and Erik Jones on a restart with three laps to go. Suarez thanked fans and his country in Spanish ...

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All Blacks gain revenge on Ireland with 21-9 Dublin win

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DUBLIN (AP) — New Zealand shook off the indignity of its first ever loss to Ireland and triumphed 21-9 in the rematch in Dublin, leaving the host side battered and bemused on Saturday. The rugby test in front of 51,000 roaring fans at sold-out Lansdowne Road came two weeks after Ireland’s 40-29 win in Chicago. That stunning upset broke New ...

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Hughes keeps his poise and the lead at Sea Island

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Mackenzie Hughes atoned for a triple bogey that cost him the lead by making a tough par save and three birdies for a 2-under 68, giving the Canadian rookie a one-shot advantage going into the final round of the RSM Classic. Next up at Sea Island is 18 holes in the final group with ...

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Britain's Hull grabs LPGA Tour Championship lead

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Miami (AFP) – Britain’s Charley Hull, who has not won in more than two years, fired a six-under-par 66 to grab a one-stroke lead after Saturday’s third round of the LPGA Tour Championship. The 20-year-old from England birdied the course’s four par-5 holes — the first, sixth, 14th and 17th — and the par-4 10th and 13th as well in ...

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Mexico arrests alleged cartel assassin leader in Acapulco

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican federal forces arrested an alleged leader of a band of assassins in the Pacific coast resort city of Acapulco, while in the state’s mountainous interior 30 armed men kidnapped at least a dozen people, government officials announced. The government identified the arrested man only as “Benito N” and alleged he was responsible for a significant ...

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Obama makes case for democracy, urges patience with Trump

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Lima (AFP) – With Donald Trump’s election sparking questions about the respect for democratic norms at home, US President Barack Obama made a strident case for democracy Saturday and urged world leaders to give his successor a chance. Speaking to young Latin Americans in Lima, Peru, Obama argued that democracy and development go hand-in-hand, and that authoritarian governments ultimately fail. ...

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Investigation into Russian doping still splits sports world

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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Anti-doping leaders were challenged to produce more credible evidence of Russian cheating by a leading Olympic executive on Saturday. Leaving a meeting of the World Anti-Doping Agency executive committee, IOC representative Gian Franco Kasper dismissed the credibility of the report that detailed Russian state-sponsored doping. Manipulation of samples at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and cover-ups ...

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