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Morant scores 26 in return to lead Grizzlies past Warriors

Dec. 10, 2019 2:44 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ja Morant squashed the Golden State Warriors’ hopes for their first winning streak of the season. The rookie guard returned to Memphis’ lineup and scored 26 points to lead the Grizzlies to a 110-102 victory Monday night. Morant added seven assists, two rebounds and a...

NHL Commissioner: We will not tolerate abusive behavior

Dec. 9, 2019 11:57 PM EST

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday the NHL will work swiftly to make changes to better deal with personnel conduct issues in the wake of incidents that surfaced in recent weeks. Speaking at the end of the first day of the Board of Governors meeting at the Inn at Spanish Bay...

Giants seek pitching, but few signs Bumgarner returning

Dec. 9, 2019 10:58 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants would sure like to add a pitcher at this week's winter meetings. It just might not be Madison Bumgarner. San Francisco president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi plans to meet with agents for the free agent left-hander, but there are few signs the Giants are...

California fines CVS $3.6 million for failing to recycle

Dec. 9, 2019 9:24 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is fining the nation's largest pharmacy health care provider a record $3.6 million for failing to redeem deposits on bottles and cans at some of its locations, regulators said Monday. The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, better known as...

Ohtani's bullpen impresses new LA pitching coach Callaway

Dec. 9, 2019 9:24 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels has resumed throwing bullpen sessions, and new pitching coach Mickey Callaway is impressed. Ohtani got back on the mound last week and pitched a bullpen in front of Callaway in Anaheim on Monday, general manager Billy...

Author of simulated video of mass shooting pleads not guilty

Dec. 9, 2019 9:06 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 30-year old California man pleaded not guilty Monday to weapons and child abuse charges after online videos appeared to show him pointing an assault rifle and rehearsing a mass shooting from a downtown San Diego hotel room. Steve Homoki was arrested Thursday with 14 guns at his home in...

49ers' dramatic win over Saints comes at heavy cost

Dec. 9, 2019 7:53 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco's most impressive win of the season came with a big cost. The NFC-leading 49ers lost center Weston Richburg to a season-ending knee injury and key defensive players Richard Sherman and Dee Ford for multiple games with injured hamstrings in Sunday's 48-46 victory at...

Seahawks hope this late stumble leads to another playoff run

Dec. 9, 2019 6:44 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Even in their seasons that ended playing for championships, the Seattle Seahawks were apt to throw out a clunker late in the regular season. The latest one, a 28-12 dud against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night, could end up being more painful than others if it ends up costing...

Massachusetts lab to pay $26M for scheme with Texas doctors

Dec. 9, 2019 6:34 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation agreed to pay nearly $27 million to settle claims that it allegedly paid doctors in Texas and waived patient co-payments in exchange for lab tests it then billed to federal healthcare programs, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday....

Rams defense looking dominant down stretch in playoff chase

Dec. 9, 2019 5:42 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — With one enormous asterisk, the Los Angeles Rams defense has been a dominant force ever since cornerback Jalen Ramsey arrived two months ago. This surge of stellar defensive play might not be enough to salvage another playoff trip for the Rams (8-5). But the unit's performance...