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Westbrook’s status for opener in doubt following knee surgery

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star guard Russell Westbrook underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee on Wednesday, putting his availability for the season opener against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors in doubt. The team says Westbrook decided ...

Clemson game moved up, South Carolina contest canceled ahead of powerful storm

The Associated Press After several days of monitoring the approaching storm, the biggest schools in South Carolina had little choice but to alter football games due to Hurricane Florence. South Carolina on Wednesday canceled its game with Marshall that was scheduled for Saturday. University ...

U.S. marks 9/11 with somber tributes

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with tears and somber tributes as President Donald Trump hailed “the moment when America fought back” on one of the hijacked planes used as weapons in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. Victims’ relatives ...

Adams lifts young Americans to win over Mexico

The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tyler Adams scored his first international goal, four minutes after Angel Zaldivar was ejected for a studs-up tackle, and the United States rebounded from a poor first half for a 1-0 victory over Mexico on Tuesday, the Americans’ first win over ...

Baldwin likely to miss Seahawks’ game vs. Bears

The Associated Press RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks are likely to be without wide receiver Doug Baldwin for at least next week’s game at Chicago and possibly longer due to an MCL injury to his right knee. Seattle coach Pete Carroll was evasive about an exact timeline on Baldwin ...

Hurricane Florence forces cancellation of three top-25 games

The Associated Press Hurricane Florence has forced the cancellation of several Top 25 games this weekend: No. 13 Virginia Tech’s home game against East Carolina, No. 14 West Virginia’s trip to North Carolina State and No. 18 UCF’s game at North Carolina. The Category 4 storm’s ...

Poll: Teens say social media makes them feel better

NEW YORK — Today’s teens are always on their smartphones, many check social media “constantly” and prefer texting over face-to-face communication. But a new poll finds that these same teens also say that social media has a positive effect on their lives, helping them feel more ...

East Coast prepares for Florence

RALEIGH, N.C. — With mandatory evacuations already issued for parts of three East Coast states, millions of Americans are preparing for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades. Carrying winds of up to 140 mph as a Category 4 storm, ...

Rams spoil Gruden’s return with 33-13 win over Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. — Once Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams offense got started after sitting out the entire preseason, they couldn’t be stopped. Goff threw two touchdown passes, newcomer Marcus Peters returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown and the Rams used a dominant second ...

Bradley holds off Rose in playoff to win at Aronimink

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Keegan Bradley had bottomed out, crashing from the high of winning the PGA Championship to tumbling out of the top 100 in the world. His chances to represent U.S. teams in international play had dried up, his preferred putting method was banned, and the confidence that ...

Donald Trump could learn from self-deprecating humor of others

Mostly missing from the moving and deserved tributes to Sen. John McCain was attention to McCain’s gift for self-deprecating humor. When a Gallup Poll, during his last Senate term, showed that only 11 percent of the public had a favorable view of the U.S. Congress, McCain noted that ...

Barriers persist to living organ donation

WASHINGTON — Surgeons turned down Terra Goudge for the liver transplant that was her only shot at surviving a rare cancer. Her tumor was too advanced, they said — even though Goudge had a friend ready to donate, no matter those odds. “I have a living donor — I’m not taking away from ...

Crime Watch

THIS IS A LIST of residential burglaries, stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins in Maui County reported to the Maui Police Department from Aug. 19 to 25. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

Djokovic wins U.S. Open for 14th major

NEW YORK — The U.S. Open final suddenly appeared to be slipping away from Novak Djokovic. He dropped three consecutive games. He was angered by a crowd roaring for his popular opponent, Juan Martin del Potro. He was, in short, out of sorts. And then came Sunday’s pivotal game, a ...

Rodgers returns from injury, Packers beat Bears 24-23

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers’ knee hurt. His arm was just fine. The hobbling two-time NFL MVP threw three touchdown passes in the second half after returning from a knee injury, and the Green Bay Packers overcame a 20-point deficit for a thrilling 24-23 win over the Chicago Bears on ...

Conner stellar as Steelers tie Browns in season opener

CLEVELAND — One week in and the Browns are still undefeated. Now that’s progress. Cleveland ended its 17-game losing streak on Sunday with a 21-21 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who prevented the Browns from getting their first victory since 2016 when linebacker T.J. Watt blocked ...

Rose, rest of field wait through a day of rain at BMW Championship

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Two putts began taking on more significance with each rain delay until there was no golf at all Sunday at the BMW Championship. Aronimink Golf Club already was saturated when a steady rain caused tiny streams and large puddles in the fairways, leaving the PGA Tour ...

Catholic faithful demand change after clergy sex abuse scandals

MINNEAPOLIS — The day after a grand jury report revealed that Roman Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children over decades, Adrienne Alexander went to Mass at a Chicago church and waited for the priest to say something about the situation. He didn’t. And that left ...

Royals’ Lopez almost perfect in win

MINNEAPOLIS — Jorge Lopez was so calm on the mound that Royals catcher Salvador Perez didn’t even realize the rookie had a perfect game going until the late innings. The right-hander came within three outs of perfection before Max Kepler walked leading off the ninth and Robbie Grossman ...

Jobs to left, tariffs on right: Can economy defy threats?

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy is showing consistent strength even after nearly a decade of growth, with Friday’s jobs report for August signaling that employers remain optimistic enough to hire freely and are finally paying more generously. Consumers, the principal drivers of growth, are ...