Davis, Lakers beat Nuggets to take 3-1 lead in West finals

09/25/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — The Los Angeles Lakers are a victory away from returning to the NBA Finals — and only another comeback from 3-1 down by the Denver Nuggets can stop them. Anthony Davis scored…

Stuck at sea: Nations urged to help virus-stranded mariners

09/25/2020

PARIS  — Another COVID-19 problem that the U.N. is trying to solve: how to help more than 300,000 merchant mariners who are trapped at sea because of coronavirus restrictions. Describing the mounting desperation of seafarers who have…

He’s a Herro: Heat top Celtics, move a game from NBA Finals

09/24/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — The youngest player on the floor helped the Miami Heat move a game away from the NBA Finals. Tyler Herro — still just 20 years old — scored a Heat rookie-record 37…

Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19

09/24/2020

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri — Missouri Governor Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks, tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Parson was tested after his…

Late-stage study of first single-shot vaccine begins in US

09/23/2020

Johnson & Johnson is beginning a huge final study to try to prove if a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine can protect against the virus. The study starting Wednesday will be one of the world’s largest coronavirus vaccine studies…

Lakers coach on Davis’ game-winner: ‘It’s a Mamba shot’

09/21/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — Anthony Davis has never been this deep in the playoffs, never had the chance to take such an important shot. It’s nothing new for the Los Angeles Lakers, though. So when Davis’…

Davis hits 3 at buzzer, Lakers edge Nuggets for 2-0 lead

09/21/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — Anthony Davis made a 3-pointer as time expired to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 105-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night (Monday morning, September 21, 2020, Philippine time) and…

Comeback Heat do it again, rally past Celtics for 2-0 lead

09/18/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — Goran Dragic scored 25 points, Bam Adebayo led a big third-quarter rally to finish with 21, and the Miami Heat pulled off another comeback to beat the Boston Celtics 106-101 and take…

Primate monkeys around with student’s phone, takes selfies

09/18/2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  — A Malaysian student whose cellphone was stolen while he was sleeping has tracked down the culprit: a monkey who took photo and video selfies with the device before abandoning it. Zackrydz Rodzi, 20,…

With LA story ruined, Lakers set for West finals vs Nuggets

09/18/2020

LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers were there waiting. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers were right on the doorstep. One more win would have set up a Western Conference finals showdown between the Los Angeles teams,…

LeBron James makes All-NBA team for record 16th time

09/17/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — LeBron James now stands alone in All-NBA recognition history, getting there unanimously. James was revealed Wednesday (Thursday, September 17, 2020, Philippine time) as an All-NBA player for a record 16th time, breaking…

US unveils broad vaccine plan — but no quick rollout

09/17/2020

WASHINGTON — The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans when proven safe and effective, though a top public health official made clear that widespread vaccination of…

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