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NCAA Alters Rules On Hair, Shorts For Wrestling

(AP) — The NCAA says that wrestlers can wear looser fitting shorts next year, and it has removed all language in the rules book regarding the length of a competitor’s hair. The sanctioning body announced on Wednesday that its oversight panel has approved both changes starting with ...

Vandy Is Dandy

OMAHA, Neb. — Mason Hickman and Jake Eder combined for 14 strikeouts, Vanderbilt knocked out Michigan ace Karl Kauffmann in the fourth inning, and the Commodores won the College World Series with an 8-2 victory in Game 3 of the finals Wednesday night. Vandy (59-12) won its second title in ...

Skinner, Karlsson Off The Table For Teams

Erik Karlsson wanted some time and space. When the San Jose Sharks acquired the Norris Trophy-winning defenseman in a trade last September, he and his wife told them up front they wouldn’t sign a long-term contract until they played a season to see if it was a fit. They gave general manager ...

Investment Pays Off As Europe Dominates In France

LE HAVRE, France — Even Netherlands forward Lineth Beerensteyn had to check that the number was right. “Oh my God — seven,” she exclaimed. “That’s a lot.” Europe sure is dominating this Women’s World Cup. The Netherlands made it a record seven European teams in the ...

Betty Jane (Davis) Martin

Betty Jane (Davis) Martin, 98, formerly of the North Haven Apartments, Sherman, N.Y., died Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility in Greenhurst, N.Y. She was born Dec. 29, 1920 at Brady’s Bend, Pa., the daughter of the late Adam C. Davis and the late ...

Iran Won’t Budge Over US Sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader said Wednesday that Iranians will not budge or change their stand following new U.S. sanctions targeting Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates, the latest in a torrent of sharp verbal responses from Tehran in the wake of the ...

Hurdle Cleared

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-held Senate on Wednesday passed a bipartisan $4.6 billion measure to deliver aid to the southern border before the government runs out of money to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children. The sweeping 84-8 vote came less than 24 hours ...

Trump Heads To Asia For Trade Talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fun and flattery are largely over for President Donald Trump as he embarks on his third overseas trip in a month, this time facing a flurry of international crises, tense negotiations and a growing global to-do list. Trump heads first to Osaka, Japan, for the annual ...

Europe Sets Heat Records As Much Of Continent Sizzles

BERLIN (AP) — Torrid weather gripped large parts of western and central Europe on Wednesday, setting new June temperature records in Germany and the Czech Republic and forcing drivers to slow down on some sections of the famously speedy German autobahns. Authorities imposed speed limits on ...

‘Dog The Bounty Hunter’ Co-Star Dies At 51

HONOLULU (AP) — Beth Chapman, who co-starred with her husband on the “Dog the Bounty Hunter” reality TV show and later spoke out against some bail reform measures as leader of a national bail agents’ organization, has died. Chapman died early Wednesday at Queen’s Medical Center ...

‘The Office’ Will Leave Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is losing its most popular TV show, “The Office,” in a sign of things to come as more TV and movie makers start their own streaming services and take back their offerings. In a tweet Tuesday, Netflix said it was “sad” that NBC will no longer license “The ...

Climate Fight Lays Bare A Divide Between Rural, Urban Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The divide in Oregon between the state’s liberal cities and its conservative and economically depressed rural areas has made it fertile ground for the political crisis unfolding over a push by Democrats to enact sweeping climate legislation. Eleven Republican ...

Democrats Clash In Opening Debate

MIAMI (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren raised her hand as one of the only Democratic presidential contenders willing to abolish her own private health insurance in favor of a government-run plan, demanding “structural change” in the economy and the government as Democrats met on ...

Yankees Open With Two HRs To Set Record

NEW YORK (AP) — DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge hit back-to-back homers to begin the bottom of the first inning, giving the Yankees a major league-record 28 straight games with a long ball, and New York held off the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Tuesday night. Gleyber Torres and Edwin Encarnacion each ...

Vanderbilt, Rocker Force Deciding Game In Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. — Kumar Rocker struck out 11 while pitching 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball, and Vanderbilt got to Michigan’s shaky bullpen in a 4-1 win in Game 2 of the College World Series finals Tuesday night. The Commodores (58-12) forced a winner-take-all Game 3 tonight at TD Ameritrade ...

Dutch Continue Europe’s Domination By Ousting Japan

RENNES, France — Tears were still flowing from Saki Kumagai’s eyes more than 30 minutes later. With victorious Dutch rivals passing her on the way out of the stadium, Japan’s captain seemed to find solace in speaking about the penalty long after it cost her team a place in the ...

Rapinoe Looking Forward To Clash With France

PARIS — It wasn’t just the fans who were looking forward to a quarterfinal clash between France and the defending champion United States at the Women’s World Cup. Megan Rapinoe clearly was, too. “I hope it’s huge and crazy. That’s what it should be,” Rapinoe said just after the ...

Bucks’ Horst Heads Back To Work

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst took a break from his busy schedule Monday night to collect the 2018-19 NBA Executive of the Year Award. Horst won the honor during the league’s awards show in Santa Monica, California, four days after he and his staff put a bow ...

Kushner Tries To Sell Mideast Support Plan

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, appealed Tuesday for the Palestinians to consider a $50 billion economic support plan, even though they already rejected the proposal because it does not include a political resolution to the ...

Lawyers Pause Plan To Divide Any Opioid Settlement

CLEVELAND (AP) — State and local governments suing over the toll of a nationwide opioid crisis agree that companies in the drug industry should be held accountable, but they have differences on who should have the power to strike any settlement, and how it should work. Those disputes had ...