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Brooks Koepka wins PGA Championship for second straight year 19 May 2019 at 7:45pm -

Brooks Koepka took his place in PGA Championship history with a victory, minus the style points.

In a raging wind that turned Bethpage Black into a beast, Koepka lost all but one shot of his record seven-shot lead Sunday. He lost the brutal Long Island crowd, which began chanting ?DJ!? for Dustin...



Damian Lillard's rib injury has squashed Trail Blazers' playoff aspirations 19 May 2019 at 7:40pm -

Portland?s Damian Lillard is playing through separated ribs, but even that hasn?t been the most painful part of his Western Conference finals.

No, that would be the way the Trail Blazers have allowed double-digit leads in the second half slip away in each of their last two games, which have left...



NHL playoffs: Blues shut out Sharks to take 3-2 series lead 19 May 2019 at 7:40pm -

Vladimir Tarasenko scored on a penalty shot and Jaden Schwartz added the first of his three goals during a dominant second period that carried St. Louis to the brink of its first trip to the Stanley Cup Final in nearly a half-century, sending the Blues to a 5-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks...



Royals solve Tyler Skaggs, Angels can't do same with Danny Duffy 19 May 2019 at 7:35pm -

Tyler Skaggs? mastery of the Kansas City Royals ended during a laborious third inning in which the Angels left-hander threw 34 pitches and was tagged for three runs, the low point of Sunday?s 5-1 loss before an announced crowd of 43,329 in Angel Stadium.

Skaggs entered with a 2-1 record and 0.35...



Hyun-Jin Ryu extends scoreless innings streak to 31 as Dodgers top Reds 19 May 2019 at 7:05pm -

Hyun-Jin Ryu didn?t feel right in the first inning Sunday. His velocity was down. His stuff wasn?t crisp. His start began with the kind of battle he had eluded for weeks. The first pitch he threw was smacked to right field for a single. He walked the third batter. It was, by the lofty standard...



MLB notes: Cubs drop protest over delivery of Nationals' Sean Doolittle 19 May 2019 at 6:30pm -

The Chicago Cubs have dropped their protest over the pitching delivery of Washington reliever Sean Doolittle.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon made the announcement before Sunday night's game against the Nationals.

Maddon came out twice in the ninth inning of a 5-2 loss Saturday night to complain to plate...



Trump lashes out at Republican lawmaker who says he committed impeachable off... 19 May 2019 at 5:50pm -

President Trump on Sunday blasted the lone congressional Republican who has suggested the president has committed impeachable offenses, as party members -- even sometime critics -- closed ranks around the White House, denying that the evidence in the special counsel?s report suggests Trump acted...



Google reportedly suspends some business with Huawei 19 May 2019 at 4:10pm -

Alphabet Inc.?s Google has suspended some of its business ties with Huawei Technologies Co., Reuters reports, citing a source close to the matter whom it did not identify.

Google will no longer engage in business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware and software products except those...



Egypt tourist bus struck by roadside bomb near pyramids, 17 wounded 19 May 2019 at 3:40pm -

A tourist bus struck a roadside bomb on Sunday near the Giza pyramids, wounding at least 17 people, including tourists, Egyptian officials said.

The officials said the bus was traveling on a road close to the under-construction Grand Egyptian Museum, adjacent to the Giza pyramids.

The bus was carrying...



Rocket explodes near U.S. Embassy in Baghdad 19 May 2019 at 3:25pm -

A rocket crashed Sunday in the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said.

The apparent attack in central Baghdad, which Iraq's state-run news agency said did not cause casualties, came amid heightened...



Switzerland voters approve tighter gun laws 19 May 2019 at 3:20pm -

Swiss voters on Sunday approved a measure to tighten the Alpine nation's gun laws, bringing the country in line with many of its European partners despite the objections of local gun owners.

Switzerland's public broadcaster said more than 63% of voters nationwide agreed to align with European Union...



Natalie Ramirez gets her final shot at a state title 19 May 2019 at 12:20pm -

You?re a 9-year-old girl who doesn?t like running. The shotput coach asks, ?Does anyone want to try shotput??

Natalie Ramirez almost shouted it out: ?Yes!?

So began an almost decade-long run that could culminate in a CIF state championship next weekend in Clovis, Calif.

Ramirez, a 5-foot-8 senior...



He voted for Trump. Now he and his wife raise their son from opposite sides o... 19 May 2019 at 9:00am - He voted for Trump because of abortion. Now the president's immigration stance means he and his wife raise their son from opposite sides of the border.

Pregnant women, other vulnerable asylum seekers are returned to Mexico to awa... 19 May 2019 at 7:00am -

When Enma Hernandez crossed the Rio Grande here illegally about two weeks ago and approached Border Patrol agents seeking asylum, she told them she was eight months pregnant.

Hernandez, 26, said she had fled Guatemala hoping to join her husband and 2-year-old daughter in Miami. Instead, U.S. immigration...



Trump?s plaintive but welcome message to Iran: Can we talk? 19 May 2019 at 7:00am -

You know we?re in trouble when President Trump looks like the adult in the White House.

Starting on May 5, Trump?s hawkish national security advisor, John Bolton, dramatically escalated pressure on Iran ? announcing the deployment of an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers, ordering up contingency...



Ryan Disraeli?s TeleSign helps prevent online fraud, one PIN at a time 19 May 2019 at 7:00am -

Ryan Disraeli, 31, is one of the three co-founders of TeleSign, a Marina del Rey company that provides user identification software for things such as two-factor authentication services ? requiring an additional personal ID number sent to one?s smartphone, for example ? to help block fraudulent...



Here?s a case where taking retirement funds early might make sense 19 May 2019 at 6:00am -

Dear Liz: My wife and I are both retired and receiving annuity payments. In addition, we have about $1.3 million in traditional IRAs and $350,000 in another annuity that will pay us each about $1,000 per month. We are moving from Texas to Arkansas sometime in the next year. Texas has no state income...



Price hikes from rising tariffs loom ahead of busy shopping seasons 19 May 2019 at 6:00am -

Major retailers are sounding the alarm: The U.S.-China trade battle could be coming to a mall near you in the form of higher prices in time for the back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons.

President Trump is threatening to levy 25% tariffs on about $300 billion worth of Chinese imported goods...



Griffin Canning showcases his prolific promise in Angels' win over Royals 19 May 2019 at 2:10am -

He?s barely 23 years old, a freshly minted major league starter.

But Griffin Canning, the Angels? most heralded pitching prospect in recent years and a product of Santa Margarita High and UCLA, took the Angel Stadium mound for the second time since making his debut here almost three weeks ago and...



UCLA softball gets funky before advancing to NCAA regional final 19 May 2019 at 2:10am -

As the UCLA softball players prepared for their NCAA regional matchup against Missouri, a guest walked into the locker room.

The Bruins erupted. It was Valorie Kondos Field. The retired UCLA gymnastics coach is choreographing a show at Sea World, as she does every summer, but she made the trip...



Warriors rally to beat Trail Blazers for a 3-0 series lead 19 May 2019 at 1:25am -

The Portland Trail Blazers couldn?t shoot in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, nor close out Game 2, but two hours before Game 3, their most important home game in nearly two decades, their coach felt confident in what he would receive from his roster.

?There?s not going to be a letdown,?...



Cypress edges Harvard-Westlake for Southern Section Division 1 baseball title 19 May 2019 at 1:20am -

When Cypress High baseball fans look back on the team?s memorable 2019 championship season, no one will forget the bulldog, take-no-prisoners mentality of unflappable pitchers Cameron Repetti and Brett Wozniak.

Coach John Weber called on them again and again, knowing each time they?d be ready....



Angels starters hope their airborne huddle sparks a turnaround 19 May 2019 at 12:45am -

En route from Minneapolis to Long Beach, the Angels? quintet of starters huddled together on the team?s chartered plane Wednesday evening for a heart to heart. They aired grievances, dissected their starts and puzzled over ways to get their rotation on track.

For all the progress the Angels bullpen...



Newport Harbor claims Division 1 regional boys' volleyball title 19 May 2019 at 12:35am -

The Newport Harbor High boys? volleyball team capped an outstanding year Saturday with the CIF Southern California Regional Division 1 championship after an impressive 18-25, 25-17, 25-12, 25-19 victory against Manhattan Beach Mira Costa.

Not only did the Sailors (39-1) beat the Mustangs for the...



Deontay Wilder knocks out Dominic Breazeale with devastating punch 19 May 2019 at 12:00am -

Deontay Wilder emphatically got back into the win column Saturday night, knocking out Dominic Breazeale with an overpowering right hand in the first round to defend his heavyweight title.

Wilder hurt Breazeale with a right to the head early in their fight at Barclays Center, but the challenger...



Kyle Larson holds off Kevin Harvick to win NASCAR All-Star race 18 May 2019 at 11:15pm -

Kyle Larson got a push to the front from Kevin Harvick in the final stage, then held off the defending champion to win the NASCAR All-Star Race on Saturday night.

Larson wasn't part of the elite field when the day began, racing his way in by winning the Monster Energy Open earlier at Charlotte...



Jordyn VanHook?s three homers power El Camino Real to City softball title 18 May 2019 at 10:50pm -

The Woodland Hills El Camino Real softball team claimed the City Section Open Division championship Saturday afternoon with a 9-0 victory over West Valley League-rival Granada Hills.

And the Conquistadors can thank Jordyn VanHook and Jillian Kelly the most. The victory gave El Camino Real (21-9)...



Wisconsin Republicans deny accusation of refusing to work with governor?s fem... 18 May 2019 at 10:40pm -

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers? spokeswoman accused Republican legislative leaders Saturday of refusing to work with the governor's chief of staff because she is a woman, leading the GOP lawmakers to call the charge "asinine" and "clueless."

The back-and-forth came after Assembly Speaker Robin Vos...



Santa Margarita wins Division 2 baseball title over Norco in 12 innings 18 May 2019 at 10:40pm -

It was a championship baseball game for the ages. No runs were scored for 11 innings at Dodger Stadium on Saturday afternoon. It was two pitchers from Santa Margarita and two pitchers from Norco refusing to give in.

In the top of the 12th inning of the Southern Section Division 2 final, Santa Margarita...



Preakness Stakes' future at deteriorating Pimlico remains in limbo 18 May 2019 at 10:20pm -

The story line that never seems to go away is determining the future of the Preakness Stakes. By state law, the Preakness can?t move from Baltimore without approval by the legislature, which it doesn?t seem to want to give. The Stronach Group, which owns decrepit Pimlico Race Course and has the...



War Of Will charges to victory at Preakness Stakes 18 May 2019 at 10:20pm -

Two weeks ago in the Kentucky Derby, War Of Will was taken out of contention when Maximum Security switched lanes, caused interference and nearly caused a fall that might have had tragic consequences.

War of Will got the chance Saturday at Pimlico Race Course that he didn?t get at Churchill Downs....



Brooks Koepka holds a seemingly insurmountable seven-shot lead at PGA Champio... 18 May 2019 at 9:55pm -

The perception by many has been that Brooks Koepka?s approach to golf and life is as dull as the clothes he wore in Saturday?s third round of the PGA Championship.

Black and white.

This week is changing all of that.

In both the spoken analysis of his game and the way he has systematically sliced...



Angels? Justin Upton not sure when he?ll return from sprained toe 18 May 2019 at 9:55pm -

Angels outfielder Justin Upton has been out of a walking boot for about three weeks, but he is not much closer to resuming regular baseball activities.

Upton, who is on the 60-day injured list because of a left big toe sprain, hasn?t been slowed by any setbacks, but his recovery is taking longer...



Former President Carter, recovering from a broken hip, cancels plans to teach... 18 May 2019 at 9:05pm -

Former President Carter canceled plans to teach Sunday school just days after undergoing surgery for a broken hip.

"Though he is progressing well, he underestimated the amount of time he would need to recover from his recent hip replacement," Carter spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said in a statement...



GOP congressman declares that Trump engaged in ?impeachable conduct? 18 May 2019 at 8:50pm -

A Republican congressman from Michigan on Saturday became the first member of President Trump's party on Capitol Hill to accuse him of engaging in "impeachable conduct" stemming from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Rep....



Christian Grubb wins two sprints at Southern Section Masters Meet 18 May 2019 at 8:50pm -

Christian Grubb did not quite match his state-best times in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, but the Sherman Oaks Notre Dame senior won both sprints at the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet on Saturday afternoon at El Camino College to lead a talented field of qualifiers into next weekend?s state...



Dodgers stray from successful formula in shutout loss to Reds 18 May 2019 at 8:45pm -

The Dodgers have followed a successful recipe with near uniformity in recent weeks: Pounce on the opponent early, ride a quality outing from a starter and grant the bullpen room for error while playing crisp defense. The formula produced 15 victories in 20 games heading into their encounter with...



Tornadoes touch down in Texas and beyond 18 May 2019 at 8:30pm -

A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains on Saturday, leaving damage and causing injuries, with parts of the region bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding.

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-2 twister Saturday morning with winds up to 130 mph that destroyed...



In key swing-state rally, Joe Biden condemns Trump as a ?divider? 18 May 2019 at 5:20pm -

Joe Biden, holding the first large-scale rally of his 2020 presidential campaign, Saturday issued a broad call for national unity, denounced President Trump as the ?divider in chief? and plunged into a challenging new phase of competition with his Democratic rivals.

A career politician who came...



Smog chokes Mexico City as fires fan pollution 18 May 2019 at 2:00pm -

A smoky haze that has blanketed this capital for the past week is fraying nerves, spurring health worries and generating criticism of elected officials.

Authorities ordered Mexico City schools closed Thursday and Friday and urged people to stay indoors, as the photochemical miasma enveloping the...