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Schilling won't run for Arizona congressional seat

Oct. 15, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's decided not to run for Congress. Schilling told a Phoenix sports radio station Tuesday that he decided not to run because of "things that have been said and done" to his wife and children since he announced he was thinking about...

Nielsen's top programs for Oct. 7-13

Oct. 15, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Oct. 7-13. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: N.Y. Giants at New England, Fox, 16.26 million. 2. NFL Football: Pittsburgh at L.A. Chargers, NBC, 14.89 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 12.41 million. 4. NFL...

Media panel picks South Carolina to win SEC women's title

Oct. 15, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — South Carolina is projected to win the Southeastern Conference women's basketball championship, according to a media panel's preseason poll. The panel also named Texas A&M guard Chennedy Carter as the SEC's preseason player of the year. Carter received 14 of the 17 votes....

North Korea holds South Korea to 0-0 in World Cup qualifier

Oct. 15, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea held South Korea to a 0-0 draw Tuesday in a World Cup qualifying soccer match played in an empty stadium in Pyongyang. Specific details of the game weren't immediately available. South Korean soccer officials were unable to watch a telecast of the historic game at Kim...

Rockets focused on basketball after fallout from GM's tweet

Oct. 13, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Rockets are back home in Houston, looking to leave behind the distractions from their trip to Asia. Their two games in Japan were overshadowed by the aftermath of a tweet by general manager Daryl Morey in support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, angering fans and officials in...

The Lakers-Nets series in China ends _ quietly, again

Oct. 12, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are heading home from China, their roles as unwitting participants in a geopolitical drama that neither team had any role in starting or escalating now over. The Nets beat the Lakers 91-77 in Shenzhen, China on Saturday, capping a two-game preseason series in China that...

NBA decides to remain silent for rest of China trip

Oct. 11, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

The NBA will complete its trip to China in silence. Saturday's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets to end this year's NBA China Games series will be played as scheduled in Shenzhen, though there will be no news conferences for players or coaches before or after that contest. The NBA came to...

Irving aggravates injury, Nets hold off Lakers in Shanghai

Oct. 11, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

Kyrie Irving flew halfway around the world to play for 66 seconds. Irving aggravated his facial fracture shortly after tip-off in his preseason debut for the Brooklyn Nets, who beat the Los Angeles Lakers 114-111 in the debut of this year's two-game NBA China Games series on Thursday in Shanghai. Spencer...

The Latest: 14 hours?! Ukraine holds longest-ever news event

Oct. 10, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The latest on Ukrainian president's "media marathon" (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Ukraine's president just can't stop talking. Volodymyr Zelenskiy's aptly named "media marathon" in a Kyiv food court Thursday started over breakfast croissants. Then it continued through a burger lunch,...

Ukraine president: 'No blackmail' in conversation with Trump

Oct. 10, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president insisted Thursday that he faced "no blackmail" from President Donald Trump in their phone call that led to an impeachment inquiry, distancing himself from the U.S. political drama and trying to claw back his own credibility. Volodymyr Zelenskiy said for the first...