Barcelona still hoping Messi will stay with the club

Associated Press 08/27/2020

MADRID — Barcelona hasn’t given up on Lionel Messi just yet. A day after the Argentine great told the club he wants to leave, Barcelona said its restructuring project still revolves around the player. “We want to rebuild…

Lakers, Clippers vote to abandon NBA season—reports

Associated Press 08/27/2020

LeBron James’ Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers have voted to abandon the NBA season in protest at the latest US police shooting of a black man, multiple reports said Wednesday. ESPN, The Athletic and…

In recordings, Trump’s sister says he ‘has no principles’

Associated Press 08/23/2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s older sister, a former federal judge, is heard sharply criticizing her brother in a series of recordings released Saturday, at one point saying of the president, “He has no principles.” Maryanne Trump…

425 days later, Champions League ends with PSG-Bayern final

Associated Press 08/23/2020

LISBON, Portugal — After an unprecedented suspension of the competition, pandemic-enforced changes to the format and a switch of location for the final, the Champions League will conclude on Sunday — 425 days after the first game…

Anthony Davis helps Lakers rout Trail Blazers to tie series

Associated Press 08/21/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — The Los Angeles Lakers learned their lesson. Anthony Davis had 31 points and 11 rebounds and the top-seeded Lakers bounced back from an opening loss to rout the Portland Trail Blazers 111-88…

Recovery or separation for Messi as Barcelona face up to change

Associated Press 08/16/2020

Lionel Messi’s body language said it all as Barcelona were sent into full-blown meltdown in their historic Champions League quarter-final humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich on Friday. He could only look on helplessly as the…

Mavs’ Luka Doncic set to begin his first NBA playoff run

Associated Press 08/16/2020

  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — Luka Doncic would like to clear up a bit of a misconception: He has playoff experience. Then again, he also knows what awaits now is different. For the first time since…

Miocic retains UFC title with decision over Cormier

Associated Press 08/16/2020

LAS VEGAS — Stipe Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier by unanimous decision in a five-round bout Sunday (Manila time) to win the rubber match in a fantastic trilogy between the fighters and retain his heavyweight championship. Miocic (20-3)…

Spurs await DeRozan decision as young guards show promise

Associated Press 08/16/2020

Gregg Popovich brushed off a question about whether he will return as coach of the San Antonio Spurs after their attempt to set an NBA record for consecutive playoff appearances fell short in the bubble. DeMar DeRozan didn’t even…

‘Rock bottom’: Barca reeling after 8-2 humiliation by Bayern

Associated Press 08/15/2020

LISBON, Portugal — The postmortem from Gerard Piqué was as brutal as the humiliation dished to Barcelona by Bayern Munich. “It’s a disastrous result,” the defender said. “An embarrassment, that’s the word.” The numbers were 8-2. Another number? 74.…

South Korea fears COVID-19 infections getting out of control

Associated Press 08/15/2020

SEOUL, South Korea — New coronavirus cases in South Korea have reached the highest level in five months, and authorities fear infections are getting out of control in the Seoul region, which is home to half the…

Artist creates origami crane memorial for COVID-19 victims

Associated Press 08/14/2020

An artist in Los Angeles is memorializing each of the thousands of people who have died from COVID-19 in the United States with a delicate origami crane. Karla Funderburk started making the cranes three months ago, stringing…

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