August 26th, 2016

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Ariya Jutanugarn shoots bogey free second round to take Canadian Open lead

PRIDDIS, Alta. – No driver, no problem for Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn. Despite not carrying a driver in her bag, Jutanugarn shot a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Friday to move atop the leaderboard through two rounds of play at the LPGA’s Canadian Open. “I hit my tee shots pretty good and I was calm on every ... Read More »


Jays offence ignites in 15-8 win over Twins; Smoak, Martin each drive in five

TORONTO – Justin Smoak broke out of a slump with five runs-batted in, Russell Martin also drove in five and Josh Donaldson hit his 30th homer of the season as the Toronto Blue Jays’ offence ignited for a 15-8 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Smoak snapped an 0-for-29 streak with runners in scoring ... Read More »


Ariya Jutanugarn shoots 64 to take Canadian lead

PRIDDIS, Alta. – Ariya Jutanugarn had five birdies in a six-hole stretch and shot an 8-under 64 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead in the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open. A week after withdrawing from the Rio Olympics because of a left knee injury, the 20-year-old Thai star played 20 holes Friday at Priddis Greens. ... Read More »


Leggett interception TD lifts Bombers to fourth straight win, 32-18 over Alouettes

MONTREAL – A 60-yard interception return touchdown by Maurice Leggett lifted the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a 32-18 victory over the Montreal Alouettes on Friday night. The Bombers (5-4) won their fourth game in a row with Matt Nichols as the starting quarterback as Justin Medlock kicked six field goals and Andrew Harris ran in ... Read More »


Woman brings dynamite to Alberta police station; police call in bomb unit

COALDALE, Alta. – Police in southern Alberta got a bit of a scare when a woman brought them dynamite she found in her home. Mounties say the woman came to the detachment in Coaldale on Friday afternoon, telling them she had the explosive in her vehicle. Police evacuated an area around the detachment and called ... Read More »


Owner: Missing potbellied therapy pig is found, now home

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. – A missing potbellied pig that serves as a therapy animal has been returned to its Pennsylvania owners. Owner Katie Manni says Charlotte the pig has been found and was back home Friday. She hasn’t provided any other details. The Vietnamese potbellied pig had last been seen July 11. Charlotte served as a ... Read More »


NHL referee Garrett Rank wins Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur

BROMONT, Que. – NHL referee Garrett Rank won his third straight Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur title Friday, closing with an 5-under 67 in windy conditions for a six-stroke victory. The 28-year-old Rank, from Elmira, Ontario, finished at 19-under 269 at Golf Chateau-Bromont. He earned a spot next year in the Canadian Open. “It’s always special winning ... Read More »


Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win

RALEIGH, N.C. – A judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state’s bathroom-access measure violates federal law. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder temporarily blocked the University ... Read More »


US: Clinton calendars won’t be released until after election

WASHINGTON – The government is telling The Associated Press it won’t finish before Election Day releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state. That comes seven months after a federal judge ordered it to begin releasing them. The department has so far released ... Read More »


Girl’s killing is New Mexico’s latest horrific child death

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The killing this week of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who was drugged, raped and dismembered is the just latest horrific child slaying case for New Mexico, which has the nation’s highest youth poverty rate and a state government that has had highly publicized difficulties protecting children from abuse. Victoria Martens was not ... Read More »