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Clowney, Lawrence among those franchise tagged

Five NFL players were hit with franchise tags on Monday, including defensive ends DeMarcus Lawrence and Frank Clark, and defensive end/outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney. The Houston Texans placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Clowney, a move that doesn’t necessarily close the door ...

Tornado death toll at 22 in Alabama

The Associated Press BEAUREGARD, Ala. — A tornado roared into southeast Alabama and killed at least 22 people and injured several others Sunday, part of a severe storm system that caused catastrophic damage and unleashed other tornadoes around the Southeast. “We are at 22 right now. ...

US-built Dragon capsule docks at space station

The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A sleek new American-built capsule with just a test dummy aboard docked smoothly with the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing the U.S. a big step closer to getting back in the business of launching astronauts. The white, ...

Angels’ Pujols wants to have an impact on, off the field

The Associated Press TEMPE, Ariz. — Albert Pujols had a busy weekend. On Friday, he was in New York at the United Nations to receive an award. On Saturday, he played in a “B’’ game on a back field at the Los Angeles Angels’ complex, and Sunday, he tuned up for the season by going 3 ...

Brazdeikis carries No. 9 Michigan past Maryland

The Associated Press COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Playing with intensity and emotion after being cut down to size in defeat, Michigan used a strong performance from its relentless starting lineup to remain in the hunt for the Big Ten title. Ignas Brazdeikis scored 21 points, Jon Teske had 11 points ...

Harden scores 42 points, Rockets hold off Celtics

The Associated Press BOSTON — James Harden and the Houston Rockets are at their best when they are knocking down 3-pointers, getting points in the paint and racking up points to the foul line. They did all three against the Boston Celtics and it added up to a mostly easy outing against a ...

Jones covets Lesnar fight, but plans future at light heavy

AP Sports Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Even Jon Jones realizes any discussion of his long-term future in the UFC is tempered by the fact that Jones hasn’t been able to stay in the cage and out of trouble for any lengthy stretch in the past seven years. But after two dominant wins in nine ...

Crew capsule rockets toward space station with test dummy

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — America’s newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX. The only passenger was a life-size test dummy, named Ripley after the lead character in the “Alien” movies. SpaceX needs to ...

Curry carries Warriors to win over 76ers

PHILADELPHIA — Stephen Curry has done it all in the NBA, so when he shook off foul trouble to score the decisive points down the stretch to again rally Golden State, the feat was met with not much more than a shrug. It’s what Curry does. But maybe that greatness is sometimes taken for ...

Harper wants ‘to be on Broad Street’ for World Series parade

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Bryce Harper sounded like a typical Philadelphian talking about a goal every Phillies fan will endorse. “I want to be on Broad Street on a frickin’ boat or bus or whatever it is and hold a (World Series) trophy over my head,” the six-time All-Star said Saturday ...

How parents can deal with internet hoaxes

NEW YORK — The latest parental panic on social media — over a purported challenge for kids to complete harmful tasks — elevates the importance of establishing an open dialogue with children and taking advantage of online parental controls. Warnings about the “Momo challenge” swept ...

Bledsoe celebrates new deal by leading Bucks past Lakers

LOS ANGELES — Eric Bledsoe began the day with a contract extension. He ended it leading the Milwaukee Bucks to their eighth consecutive victory and 10th in a row on the road. Bledsoe scored 31 points, Malcolm Brogdon added 21 points, and the Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 131-120 on ...

Harper signing has Phillies thinking titles

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Bryce Harper has the Philadelphia Phillies thinking October baseball before even arriving in camp. The six-time All-Star outfielder and the Phillies agreed Thursday to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. Now, a team that hasn’t had a ...

Giants CEO shown in video having altercation with wife

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A video posted by TMZ on Friday shows Giants President and CEO Larry Baer in a physical altercation with his wife at a San Francisco park. Baer’s wife, Pam, was seated in a chair when the video shows he reached over her to grab for a cellphone in her right hand and she ...

Former Council Member Don Guzman appointed county prosecutor Friday

WAILUKU – Former Maui County Council member and candidate for mayor, Don Guzman, has been appointed by Mayor Michael Victorino to head the Office of Prosecuting Attorney. Victorino made the announcement Friday afternoon at a news conference in the Mayor's Conference Room at the Kalana O ...

US, North Korea offer dueling accounts of talks

HANOI, Vietnam — The U.S. and North Korea offered contradictory accounts Thursday of why the summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un broke down, though both pointed to punishing American sanctions as a sticking point in the high-stakes nuclear negotiation. President Trump, who returned ...

YouTube suspends comments on videos of kids

SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube said Thursday it will turn off comments on nearly all videos featuring kids — potentially affecting millions of posts on the site — after reports last week that pedophiles were leaving inappropriate comments on innocuous videos of children. The change comes as ...

Harden scores 58 as Rockets rally past Heat

HOUSTON (AP) — After scoring 58 points, James Harden pointed to the Houston Rockets’ defense and team effort. Harden also had 10 assists and seven rebounds, and the Rockets overcame a 21-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Miami Heat 121-118 on Thursday. “We were lackadaisical on ...

Phillies land Harper with record $330M, 13-year deal

NEW YORK — It took a long time and a lot of money, but the Philadelphia Phillies finally landed Bryce Harper with a record contract. The young star outfielder and the Phillies agreed Thursday to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. Harper’s agent, ...

Kraft pleads not guilty to solicitation charges

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has pleaded not guilty to two counts of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution in a Florida case, according to court documents released Thursday. Kraft’s attorney Jack Goldberger filed the written plea with the Palm ...