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Durant shines at MSG as Warriors rush past Knicks

NEW YORK — If this is what Kevin Durant can do at Madison Square Garden, no wonder Knicks fans are so desperate for him to come to New York. This kind of show was worth seeing more than once a season. Durant scored 25 of his 41 points in Golden State’s ruthless fourth-quarter clinic, ...

Vikings, Saints face off for first time since ‘Minnesota Miracle’

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings screamed at Stefon Diggs to step out of bounds once he secured the leaping catch at the sideline, seeking to stop the clock for a long field-goal try just after the New Orleans Saints had taken a late lead in their NFC divisional-round playoff game last ...

Investigators search for person who sent mail bombs, motive

WASHINGTON — Investigators have been searching coast-to-coast for the culprit and motives behind the bizarre mail-bomb plot aimed at critics of the president, analyzing the innards of the crude devices to reveal whether they were intended to detonate or simply sow fear two weeks before ...

Water out of thin air: California couple’s device wins $1.5M

LOS ANGELES — It started out modestly enough: David Hertz, having learned that under the right conditions you really can make your own water out of thin air, put a little contraption on the roof of his office and began cranking out free bottles of H2O for anyone who wanted one. Soon he and ...

Watson leads Texans to rout of Dolphins

HOUSTON — This is the Deshaun Watson the Houston Texans have been waiting for all season. Watson matched his career high with five touchdown passes to lead the Texans to their fifth straight victory, 42-23 over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday. The second-year quarterback has played well at ...

Dodgers turn to Buehler to close World Series deficit

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers have seen the future and it’s ace-in-the-making Walker Buehler. Except they need him to deliver now. Buehler will try to yank Los Angeles out of a 2-0 deficit against the Boston Red Sox when the World Series shifts to Dodger Stadium for Game 3 today. Clearly, ...

Pipe bombs target Democrats and CNN as political tensions mount

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pipe bombs packed with shards of glass were intercepted en route to several prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, in an unnerving wave that deepened political tensions and fears two weeks before national midterm elections. None ...

Price, Red Sox take 2-0 lead

BOSTON — From playoff flop to October ace in two legacy-shifting starts, David Price earned his second postseason victory in a row and moved the Boston Red Sox halfway to yet another World Series title. The Red Sox left-hander pitched six innings of three-hit ball, and major league RBI ...

James gets first win with Lakers, 131-113 over Suns

PHOENIX — In his fourth game, LeBron James finally got his first victory as a Los Angeles Laker. James flirted with what would have been his 74th career triple-double, finishing with 19 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter of a 131-113 victory over the ...

Red Sox beat Dodgers, take 1-0 lead

BOSTON — The Fenway Funhouse proved too tricky, too cold and just too much for the boys from SoCal. Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox came out swinging in the World Series opener, seizing every advantage in their quirky ballpark to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on a ...

Griffin scores 50 points, Pistons top 76ers in OT

DETROIT — Blake Griffin has heard the critics, but the veteran forward knows it’ll take more nights like Tuesday to get where his team wants to go. Griffin scored a career-high 50 points and had the game-winner after he was fouled on a driving layup with 1.8 seconds left as Detroit topped ...

Broncos backup quarterback Kelly arrested in trespassing case

DENVER — Denver Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of criminal trespass after a couple reported he came into their suburban house uninvited and sat down on their couch “mumbling incoherently,” according to court records. General manager John Elway ...

Treaty exits, extensions top Trump adviser’s Moscow talks

MOSCOW — U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser met in Moscow with top Russian officials Monday, less than 48 hours after Trump declared he intended to pull the United States out of a 1987 nuclear weapons treaty. National Security Adviser John Bolton and his Russian ...

Musk says his transit test tunnel close to completion

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Elon Musk says he’s planning to offer the public free rides through a tunnel he bored under a Los Angeles suburb to test a new type of transportation system. In a series of tweets Sunday, Musk said the tunnel is almost complete and there will be an opening ...

Machado embraces role ahead of World Series

BOSTON — Most players are questioned ahead of their World Series debuts. Manny Machado was cross-examined. October’s villain is especially despised at Fenway Park for planting his spikes into Dustin Pedroia in April 2017. The Boston second baseman hasn’t been the same. “That’s old ...

Ryan, Falcons defeat Giants 23-20

ATLANTA — Matt Ryan is putting up MVP-like numbers, even on a team that hasn’t lived up to expectations. Matty Ice turned in another brilliant performance in prime time Monday, throwing for 379 yards and completing his final 18 passes to lead the Atlanta Falcons to their second straight ...

Democrats look to Latinos to provide midterm support

LAS VEGAS — Patricia Lugo rattled off a string of fierce adjectives describing life under the Trump administration — “ugly,” “bad,” “terrible.” She joined a cluster of other Latinos in a Las Vegas shopping center in listing grievances against the president that included ...

Missed PAT helps Saints hold off Ravens, 24-23

BALTIMORE — Justin Tucker has won a dozen games for the Baltimore Ravens with his incredibly accurate right foot. This one will be remembered as the one he lost. Tucker missed the first conversion of his career after the Baltimore Ravens scored the potential tying touchdown with 24 ...

Chargers withstand late rally by Mariota, Titans

LONDON — The Los Angeles Chargers’ Adrian Phillips believes the Tennessee Titans made the right decision to go for a potential go-ahead 2-pointer with 31 seconds remaining — and not just because it failed. Phillips broke up Marcus Mariota’s pass attempt, the Titans’ second after a ...

Beloved in Boston, Dodgers skipper Roberts returns for World Series

BOSTON — In the souvenir store across from Fenway Park, it will set you back $100 for a framed, autographed photo of “The Steal,” Dave Roberts’ stolen base in the 2004 American League Championship Series that kick-started the Red Sox comeback against the New York Yankees and ended ...