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  • Inquest: Sydney café hostage killed by police bullet

    SYDNEY (AP) — A hostage who died during a siege in a downtown Sydney cafe was killed when she was struck by fragments of a bullet fired from a police officer’s gun as authorities stormed…

  • Suzuki says new sense of enthusiasm behind Marlins deal

    TOKYO (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki says a renewed sense of enthusiasm was behind his decision to sign a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins. “When I met (Miami) team executives yesterday, I felt…

  • Asia stocks sunk by oil plunge, Fed rate hike plan reminder

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Thursday after plunging oil prices and the Federal Reserve’s reminder it is still on track to raise interest rates this year led to a dismal day on Wall…

  • Wednesday’s College Basketball

    EAST Albany (NY) 47, Vermont 44 Assumption 65, Pace 54 Binghamton 68, UMBC 56 Bucknell 68, Lehigh 62 Caldwell 65, Nyack 63 Catholic 82, Susquehanna 65 College of NJ 66, Richard Stockton 63 Dominican (NY)…

  • No. 22 Indiana gets out of sync in 83-67 loss at Purdue

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana’s Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell spent the second half doing everything he could to get the offense in sync. He bobbed and weaved. He dribbled to the basket. He lined up…

  • Clippers rally to beat Jazz 94-89, extend streak to 13

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz stood toe-to-toe with the Los Angeles Clippers for 43 minutes Wednesday night despite having lost 12 straight to the team formally known as Lob City. The final…

  • Top 25 Fared

    Wednesday 1. Kentucky (19-0) did not play. Next: at Missouri, Thursday. 2. Virginia (19-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 4 Duke, Saturday. 3. Gonzaga (20-1) did not play. Next: vs. Portland, Thursday. 4. Duke…

  • Parker scores 17 to lift Spurs past Hornets 95-86

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich did not want anyone to acknowledge it was his 66th birthday, let alone celebrate it. Still, the Spurs serenaded Popovich after presenting the often cranky…

  • India fires top foreign office official

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government has fired its top foreign ministry official, replacing her with its current ambassador to the United States. S. Jaishankar took over as India’s new foreign secretary on Thursday,…

  • Mason 16 points for No. 9 Kansas in 64-61 win at TCU

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Frank Mason III had a couple of key baskets in the second-half run that put No. 9 Kansas ahead to stay. There were also his two missed throws that gave…

  • Purdue rides surprising defense past No. 22 Indiana 83-67

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Matt Painter kept imploring his team to play better defense. He finally got a glimpse at the result Wednesday night. The Boilermakers clamped down on the Big Ten’s…

  • No. 23 Miami loses to struggling Georgia Tech, 70-50

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Jim Larranga has been coaching for 31 years, and he says he has never dealt with such an inconsistent team as this season’s Miami Hurricanes. The No. 23-ranked Hurricanes flopped…

  • Philippines: Growth shows we’re no longer sick man of Asia

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says the country no longer deserves to be branded the “sick man of Asia” after its economy grew more than 6 percent for a third consecutive year. Hampered…

  • Air Force beats San Jose State 66-52

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Matt Mooney scored 20 points off the bench to lead Air Force to a 66-52 win over San Jose State on Wednesday night. Hayden Graham added 16 points and six…

  • Top 25 Capsules

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jerian Grant had 23 points and 12 assists and No. 8 Notre Dame made two shots in the final 67 seconds as the shot clock ran out to beat No.…