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Justin Thomas of United States studies his second shot on the first green during the third round for the WGC-Mexico Championship golf tournament, at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Thomas builds 1-shot lead in Mexico as Rahm makes his move

Feb. 22, 2020 7:18 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Justin Thomas has done just about everything at the Mexico Championship except win. Even with a one-shot lead going into the final round, Saturday was enough of a reminder that no lead is safe at Chapultepec Golf Club and nothing comes easily. Thomas was five shots behind while playing...

Rainfall sets record for Phoenix as baseball games canceled

Feb. 22, 2020 2:12 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Rainfall in Phoenix on Saturday set a record for the date as soggy conditions prompted cancellation of some spring training baseball games. The National Weather Service reported 0.9 inch (2.3 centimeters) of rain by late morning Saturday, easily breaking the previous record of 0.45 inch...

Star Navy offensive lineman found dead in academy dorm

Feb. 22, 2020 11:48 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — David Forney, a star lineman for Navy's record-breaking offense, was found dead in his dormitory, the cause of death undisclosed. He was 22. He was discovered unresponsive in Bancroft Hall on Thursday night, academy officials said. “We are devastated to have lost one of our...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo specialist Dilip Patel, left, and trader John Panin work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 20. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

World markets slip on renewed fears over virus outbreak

Feb. 21, 2020 7:06 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets slipped on Friday after a spike in new virus cases in South Korea and other countries refueled investor anxiety about China's disease outbreak. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney closed down and London, Frankfurt and other European indexes were trading lower. Wall...

Yeshaneh sets world record in half marathon in Nike shoes

Feb. 21, 2020 4:10 AM EST

RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ababel Yeshaneh set a world record in the women's half marathon on Friday in the latest breakthrough by athletes wearing high-tech Nike shoes. The Ethiopian runner won the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds, knocking 20 seconds off the...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo trader Ashley Lara works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 19. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Global stocks mostly slip as virus weighs on companies

Feb. 20, 2020 7:57 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly dipped Thursday as several companies estimated that the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China will weigh on their earnings. France's CAC 40 edged down 0.2% to 6,099 and Germany's DAX fell 0.2% to 13,765. Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,458. Dow and S&P 500 futures...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo trader Ashley Lara works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 19. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rises to record

Feb. 19, 2020 11:43 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed Thursday in Asia after Wall Street recovered to record highs, but worries persist about damage to the regional economy from the new virus that began in China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3% to 23,474.78, shedding bigger early gains. Australia's S&P/ASX 200...

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

Leonard, LeBron, Davis lead Team LeBron over Team Giannis

Feb. 16, 2020 11:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Kawhi Leonard scored 30, LeBron James scored 23 and Chicago product Anthony Davis finished with 20 points after hitting the winning free throw to lift Team LeBron to a 157-155 victory over Team Giannis in the...

Harlem senior sets Montana scoring record with 68 points

Feb. 16, 2020 1:39 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A senior at Harlem High School scored 68 points Saturday to set a Montana High School Association record for points scored in a game. Brad Cichosz hit 12 3-pointers in leading Harlem to a 101-53 win over Polar on Saturday in Harlem. Harlem coach Geno LeValdo told The Billings Gazette...

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Robert Hagg (8) collides with Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Andre Vasilevskiy stops 30 shots, Lightning beat Flyers 5-3

Feb. 15, 2020 8:56 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 30 shots and the Tampa Bay Lightning set a franchise record for consecutive home wins in a 5-3 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Alex Killorn, Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point, Cedric Paquette and Carter Verhaeghe all scored for Tampa Bay,...