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Chandler has big impact in Lakers debut

LOS ANGELES — Tyson Chandler savored the ovations when he first took the court in downtown Los Angeles. The cheers at the end were even sweeter. The Lakers’ newest big man got to represent his hometown Wednesday for the first time in his 18 NBA seasons, and he came up bigger and better ...

Admiration on both sides as Newton, Panthers visit Roethlisberger, Steelers

PITTSBURGH — Cam Newton spent a portion of the summer studying Ben Roethlisberger and working out alongside Antonio Brown, something the Carolina Panthers quarterback did out of a mix of curiosity and respect. Newton found himself enamored of Roethlisberger’s footwork — “The play is ...

Sabathia inks one-year deal with Yankees, says ’19 is last season

CARLSBAD, Calif. — CC Sabathia says 2019 will be his final season in the major leagues. “This will be it,” the 38-year-old left-hander said in a video posted on Twitter on Wednesday after the New York Yankees finalized his $8 million, one-year contract. Sabathia and New York had ...

Maui Music

west maui CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Today: Pi‘ilani Arias or My Daze Entertainment, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Friday: Kapali Keahi, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Saturday: Gary Larson, 5:30 p.m. in the restaurant; Dayan Kai, 6 p.m. in the bar. Sunday: Gary ...

Duke opens with blowout of Kentucky

INDIANAPOLIS — Zion Williamson and fourth-ranked Duke were well on their way to a blowout victory when the high-flying freshman blocked a shot to start yet another Blue Devil fastbreak. Williamson dribbled up the left side, whipped a pass through traffic to classmate RJ Barrett, then met him ...

Michigan moves to fourth in CFP rankings

Michigan moved into the fourth spot of the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday, behind Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame. The playoff picture cleared up after a weekend where several contenders asserted themselves. The top-four teams in the final rankings Dec. 2 will play in the national ...

Giants hire Zaidi away from Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO — Former Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi is the new president of baseball operations for the San Francisco Giants. The Giants announced the hiring Tuesday and planned a formal introduction at AT&T Park today, a day before they hold a public celebration of life for ...

Democrats’ hopes high for taking House, but nothing is certain

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The day of reckoning for American politics has arrived. Voters today will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump’s take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party’s super-charged campaign to end the GOP’s hold on power in ...

Murray scores 48 as Nuggets defeat Celtics

The Associated Press DENVER — Jamal Murray simply got caught up in the moment when he hoisted a long shot with the clock winding down. He took some heat for it. No disrespect meant, he maintained. Murray scored a career-high 48 points, including 19 in the fourth quarter, and the Denver ...

Mariota recovers, Titans top Cowboys

The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — Kevin Byard secured the interception that sparked the sluggish Tennessee Titans and turned toward midfield. The flashback for the Dallas Cowboys was just as disheartening as the original. Byard mimicked Terrell Owens’ mocking celebration on the ...

Equal justice #ForAll

Consider the fates of two prominent Americans, comedian Louis C.K. and former President Bill Clinton. Both have been accused of serious sexual misconduct. But unlike the comedian, whose recent tiptoe back into show business has been met with howls of protest, Clinton continues to enjoy public ...

Why it’s still in Russia’s interest to mess with U.S. political system

The Associated Press PARIS — Sweeping accusations that the Kremlin tried to sway the 2016 U.S. election haven’t chastened Russian trolls, hackers and spies — and might even have emboldened them. U.S. officials and tech companies say Russians have continued online activity targeted at ...

Thomas, Saints send Rams to first defeat of season

The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — When the time came to dial up a big play for Michael Thomas, the Saints’ leading receiver answered the call. He even had a flip phone planted in the padding of each goal post, just in case. Thomas caught a late 72-yard touchdown reception and then ...

Brady outduels Rodgers as Patriots down Packers for sixth win in a row

The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers spent the week telling anyone who asked that the other guy was the better quarterback. In the second matchup between the future Hall of Famers, it was the one with five Super Bowl rings who walked off the field with the ...

Red Sox, Braves each have three Gold Glove winners

The Associated Press Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox just keep winning. Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ian Kinsler won Gold Gloves for the World Series champion Red Sox on Sunday, and the Atlanta Braves also were recognized for their fielding excellence this season. The 26-year-old ...

U.S. economy muddles voting decision for some

EXTON, Pennsylvania — For many voters in America’s affluent suburbs, a flourishing economy is forcing a thorny dilemma for the midterm elections. Do they vote Democratic, in part to protest President Donald Trump for behavior some see as divisive and unpresidential? Or do they back ...

James helps Lakers end 16-game losing streak vs. Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. — It took LeBron James to help the Los Angeles Lakers snap a lengthy losing streak against Portland. James had 28 points and seven assists and the Lakers defeated the Trail Blazers 114-110 Saturday. The Lakers snapped the franchise’s 16-game losing streak against the ...

Feds say heroin, fentanyl remain biggest drug threat

WASHINGTON — Drug overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Most of that was the result of a record number of opioid-related ...

Kershaw opts to stay with Dodgers on three-year deal

LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw has heard the chatter that he’s in decline. He’s eager to prove the doubters wrong while wearing a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform. The ace agreed to a $93 million, three-year contract Friday after initially opting out of his previous deal and choosing free ...