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Gordon holds out, fails to report to Chargers camp

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Melvin Gordon is officially a holdout as the Los Angeles Chargers get ready to begin training camp. The Chargers placed the running back on the reserve/did not report list Wednesday as players went through physicals and meetings. Gordon is going into the final year ...

Leonard, George want to make history for Clippers

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard and Paul George laughed and cheered along with the crowd when the multibillionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers waved his arms, stomped his feet and screamed his new players’ praises in a cracking voice. “Pretty cool! Pretty ...

Mueller takes the TV stage

WASHINGTON — Democrats are pretty sure America didn’t read the Mueller report. This morning, beginning at 3 a.m. in Hawaii, they’re hoping the nation will be glued to the TV version. Former Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller’s appearance before two House committees promises ...

Planetary Society’s solar sail appears to deploy properly

LOS ANGELES — A tiny spacecraft orbiting Earth appeared to successfully unfurl a solar sail Tuesday to test the potential of using only sunlight for propulsion, mission officials said. Deployment commands were sent to the Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 from mission control at California ...

Sandoval lifts Giants over Cubs in 13th

SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner puts it as simply as possible: “Winning solves everything.” That constant trade speculation is what he means — something he considers “just noise.” Pablo Sandoval homered with one out in the 13th inning, sending the San Francisco Giants past the ...

Forecast shows United States topping medal table at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO — If the Tokyo Olympics were opening today, the United States would top the overall medal count and the gold-medal count. That’s the forecast released Tuesday by Gracenote Sports, which supplies statistical analysis for sports leagues around the world. Simon Gleave, the head of ...

Russian boxer Dadashev, 28, dies after suffering brain injury in ring

MOSCOW — Boxer Maxim Dadashev died Tuesday, four days after suffering a brain injury in a fight in Maryland. He was 28. The Russian Boxing Federation said Dadashev suffered brain swelling in Friday’s light-welterweight fight with Subriel Matias at the Theater at MGM National Harbor in ...

Deal on federal budget sealed

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders announced Monday a critical debt and budget agreement that’s an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid political and economic tumult over the possibility of a government shutdown or first-ever ...

Study: Taking aspirin for heart health reconsidered

WASHINGTON — Millions of people who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack may need to rethink the pill-popping, Harvard researchers reported Monday. A daily low-dose aspirin is recommended for people who have already had a heart attack or stroke and for those diagnosed with heart ...

Giants continue surprising surge

SAN FRANCISCO — The fog machine, strobe lights and blaring music in the clubhouse tell the story of San Francisco’s winning midseason vibe after all those months of losing when contending seemed so far out of the question. Joe Panik hit a go-ahead double with two outs in a three-run ...

Duncan returns to Spurs as assistant coach

Tim Duncan is back with the San Antonio Spurs, this time as an assistant coach under Gregg Popovich. Duncan, the Spurs’ all-time leader in points, rebounds and blocked shots — and the only player to be on all five of San Antonio’s NBA championship teams — officially returned to the ...

Ronaldo will not face rape charge in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Cristiano Ronaldo won’t face criminal charges after a woman accused the soccer star of raping her in his suite at a Las Vegas resort more than 10 years ago, a top prosecutor said Monday. A new investigation by Las Vegas police failed to show that Kathryn Mayorga’s claim ...

Lowry no longer in shadows of Irish golf

PORTRUSH, Ireland — No longer in the shadows of Irish golf, Shane Lowry now has his name etched on the base of the silver claret jug. It’s on there with more than a century’s worth of the best that have conquered the links to win the British Open. Lowry gazed at the oldest trophy in golf ...

Teenage boy dies of injuries in Kihei crash

A 14-year-old boy who was a passenger in a car that was hit by a pickup truck died Monday after suffering life-threatening injuries in the Sunday night collision in Kihei, police said. He was the second person killed in the three-vehicle collision that occurred at 7:24 p.m. on Piilani ...

Nadler: Robert Mueller hearing to air evidence of Trump wrongdoing

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee chairman said Sunday that this week’s hearing with Robert Mueller will air “very substantial evidence” of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump and make a public case for impeachment. Republicans pledged sharp questioning of the special counsel ...

Military studies ‘hyperfit’ women

ARMY SOLDIER SYSTEMS CENTER, Mass. — In the nearly four years since the Pentagon announced it was opening all combat jobs to women , at least 30 have earned the Army Ranger tab, two have graduated Marine infantry school and three have passed the grueling initial assessment phase for Green ...

Lowry wins British Open in celebrated return to Emerald Isle

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Shane Lowry made the 68 years between British Opens in Northern Ireland worth the wait. The silver claret jug is staying on the Emerald Isle. Lowry, the 32-year-old Irishman with stout nerves and a soft touch around the greens, endured the worst weather of ...

The Closer: Rivera caps off HOF induction ceremony

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pele long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a tearful moment to reflect on the accomplishments of her late husband, and she handled ...

Memories of watching Apollo 11: ‘You could hear a pin drop’

NEW YORK — When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their first steps on the moon in 1969, the world was watching. Live TV coverage made hundreds of millions witnesses to history. They huddled in front of televisions at home and gathered in auditoriums and schoolrooms as the Apollo 11 ...

Iran’s seizure of UK tanker seen as escalation

LONDON — Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker Friday and briefly detained a second vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, intensifying tensions in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint between Tehran and the West. The seizing of the British tanker marked perhaps the most ...