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Often inconsistent Li at his best, builds two-stroke lead at PGA Championship

SAN FRANCISCO — Harding Park is renowned for producing champions who are among the best in golf, from Byron Nelson to Tiger Woods, and a long list of Hall of Famers and major champions in between. Halfway through the PGA Championship, Li Haotong delivered his own footnote in history. ...

Cubs-Cards series postponed after more positive tests

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The entire three-game series between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis at Busch Stadium was postponed Friday after two more Cardinals players and a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. Major League Baseball announced that the whole weekend set was off. Hours ...

Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Skaggs

ANAHEIM, Calif. — A former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year’s overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday. Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his ...

Nets, Magic grab last two NBA playoff spots in the East

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The NBA playoff picture is getting a little clearer, and the Eastern Conference field of qualifiers is now set. Brooklyn and Orlando clinched the last two remaining East spots Friday, meaning no play-in series — a new wrinkle added to the rules of the NBA’s ...

231 new COVID-19 cases, three on Maui

The state Department of Health today reported 231 new COVID-19 cases in the state, among those are three new cases in Maui. The statewide total now stands at 3,346 cases of COVID-19. Majority of today's new cases are on Oahu with 223. There are also five new cases on Hawaii island. ...

New York attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA

NEW YORK — New York’s attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over claims that top executives illegally diverted tens of millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for ...

201 new COVID-19 cases in the state, one on Maui

Maui County has one of the 201 new COVID-19 cases reported today by the state Department of Health. The rest are on Oahu. There are also two new reported deaths due to COVID-19, which are two Oahu men. The state's death toll is now 31 people. The state's COVID-19 reported case total ...

Survivors mark 75th anniversary of atomic attack

The Associated Press HIROSHIMA, Japan — The dwindling witnesses to the world’s first atomic bombing marked its 75th anniversary today, with Hiroshima’s mayor and others noting as hypocritical the Japanese government’s refusal to sign a nuclear weapons ban treaty. Mayor Kazumi ...

High court hears arguments over ‘gut and replace’ laws

The Associated Press HONOLULU — Attorneys argued before the state Supreme Court on Wednesday over how much lawmakers should allow the public to weigh in on legislation as laws are being drafted and voted on. The justices listened to lawyers over a video link that was streamed live on ...

So far so good: NBA releases testing results, no players confirmed positive

The Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The NBA’s bubble is still working. The league released its latest results Wednesday for coronavirus tests performed on players participating in the restarted season at Walt Disney World, and the numbers are still perfect. Of the 343 players ...

Signs ominous and hopeful as college sports hang in balance

The Associated Press The announcements came within 40 minutes of each other Wednesday morning, one bleak, the other providing a glimmer of hope for a college football season that is looking iffy at best right now. First, Connecticut canceled what was supposed to be its first season as a ...

Elbow room: Roethlisberger confident in return from surgery

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger is pretty sure there isn’t a technical term for what doctors did to his shredded right elbow last fall. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is pretty sure about one thing though: no one who has ever played his position has ever ...

Pederson homers twice, Dodgers hold off Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joc Pederson’s second home run of the game sailed an estimated 435 feet through two palm trees just beyond the center field fence at Petco Park, and the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the San Diego Padres 7-6 Wednesday night to take two of three in an early series between NL ...

2 elderly Oahu residents die from COVID-19; 53 new cases, 1 in Maui

State health officials reported this morning two elderly Oahu residents as the latest COVID-19 fatalities for the state, bringing Hawaii's death toll to 29. Meanwhile, the state logged 53 new COVID-19 cases today, with one on Maui. An elderly female with underlying medical conditions had been ...

Massive Beirut blast kills at least 70, injures thousands

The Associated Press BEIRUT — A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city’s port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 70 people were killed and 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, ...

Marlins victorious in return from virus hiatus

The Associated Press BALTIMORE — Finally back on the baseball diamond after enduring eight days of virus testing, hotel room service and lengthy bus rides, the Miami Marlins scratched out a victory worth savoring. Following one final delay in their effort to return from a miserable ...

Trout homers in first AB as father, Angels beat Mariners 5-3

The Associated Press SEATTLE— Mike Trout homered in his first plate appearance as a father, Albert Pujols moved one step closer to Willie Mays on the career home runs list and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on Tuesday night. Trout missed four games while on paternity ...

Woods in a better place heading into PGA Championship

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — The course is one Tiger Woods knows well and where he has winning memories. The PGA Championship is a major he has won four times, more than anyone except Jack Nicklaus and Walter Hagen. Woods learned last year that brings no guarantee of playing ...

Lions say Stafford’s test was a false positive; wife blasts NFL

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions removed Matthew Stafford from the COVID-IR list, saying he received a false positive test result — and drawing the ire of the quarterback’s wife toward the NFL. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close ...

Booker’s buzzer-beater lifts playoff-chasing Suns over Clippers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Devin Booker made a turnaround jumper over Paul George as time expired, capping a 35-point performance and giving the Phoenix Suns a 117-115 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday. “I’m happy for him, but he’d be the first one to tell you ...