Rockets rout Lakers 108-90 in Kobe’s return

After Lakers rookie Julius Randle left his NBA debut strapped to a wheeled stretcher with a broken right leg, every player at Staples Center gained a sober perspective on the season opener. Even ex-teammates Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard realized their shouting match was particularly inconsequential in the final minutes of the Houston Rockets’ blowout […]

Obama defends U.S. Ebola guidelines, backs American volunteers in Africa

As the second of two nurses infected while treating an Ebola patient left an Atlanta hospital, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said policies adopted in the United States should not discourage Americans willing to fight West Africa’s outbreak. Obama weighed in for the first time since states including New York and New Jersey imposed automatic […]

Tony Romo: Cowboys will ‘move on’

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will undergo an MRI on Tuesday morning for a more complete look at the bruised back he suffered in the third quarter of Monday’s 20-17 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins. X-rays at the game were negative, and Romo was able to return in the fourth quarter after taking a […]

Officer Darren Wilson missing his court dates

Darren Wilson, the police officer accused of shooting Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, this summer, has been extremely elusive. His name was not released by the police department for some time, and the delay allowed him to seemingly wipe every trace of himself from social media and his home. Wilson is looking to avoid the […]

Latinos say cash goes missing in Arizona arrests

Armando Gutierrez was headed to Las Vegas with cash from his 2011 tax refund when he and his friends were pulled over by a sheriff’s deputy. Deputy Charley Armendariz found that the driver and another passenger had a small amount of pot and spotted nearly $5,000 in the glove box. He seized the money and […]

Ebola watch lists in U.S. to shrink, cruise passenger cleared

Some of the dozens of people who are being watched for possible exposure to Ebola in the United States are expected to be cleared on Sunday and Monday, potentially easing concerns about the spread of the disease after two nurses were infected. A Dallas lab worker who spent much of a Caribbean holiday cruise in […]

Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone

As her boyfriend Thomas Eric Duncan lay dying of Ebola in a Dallas hospital bed, Louise Troh battled loneliness and fear that she too had contracted the disease while confined to a stranger’s home under armed guard. Troh’s confinement was ending Sunday night, along with several friends, family and others who had contact with Duncan […]

Serena Williams hits back at Russian official

Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official. Shamil Tarpischev was also fined $25,000 for making the comments on Russian television. He also […]

Golf Channel analyst says Mickelson lied about Watson’s captaincy

Phil Mickelson thought for several seconds, visibly conflicted about saying what was about to come out of his mouth. He decided it was worth it. “No, nobody here was in any decision,” Mickelson said, trying to describe what he seemed to believe was the autocratic style Tom Watson used to guide the losing American Ryder […]

Prosecutors: Adrian Peterson smoked marijuana

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson should be arrested anew after admitting during his court appearance on a child abuse charge that he had ”smoked a little weed” while out on bond, Texas prosecutors said Thursday. In a court motion, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said Peterson allegedly told a worker conducting his urinalysis exam […]


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