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'Beale Street' tops Spirit Awards, Close wins best actress

Feb. 23, 2019 11:19 PM EST

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Two years after his "Moonlight" triumphed on the eve of the Oscars, Barry Jenkins' adaptation of the James Baldwin novel "If Beale Street Could Talk" on Saturday topped the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards, winning best film, best director and best supporting female for...

Ford scores 21 to lead Saint Mary's over San Diego, 66-46

Feb. 23, 2019 11:14 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jordan Ford scored 21 points and Malik Fitts had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Saint Mary's Gaels, who beat the cold-shooting San Diego Toreros 66-46 Saturday night for their fourth straight win. Tanner Krebs and Tommy Kuhse had 10 points apiece and Jordan Hunter 11 rebounds for the...

Booker, Roberts send Long Beach St past UC Riverside in OT

Feb. 23, 2019 11:14 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Deishuan Booker and Jordan Roberts scored 18 points apiece and Long Beach State beat UC Riverside 71-67 on Saturday night in overtime. Booker made a pair of free throws with 3:17 left in overtime and Long Beach State never trailed again. Jordan Gilliam's 3-pointer with 22 seconds...

Ross scores 23 to carry Pepperdine past Portland 86-80

Feb. 23, 2019 10:50 PM EST

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Colbey Ross had 23 points and 10 assists as Pepperdine defeated Portland 86-80 on Saturday. Ross made 14 of 16 free throws. Darnell Dunn had 18 points for Pepperdine (13-16, 6-9 West Coast Conference). Kessler Edwards added 15 points and 11 rebounds. Jade Smith had 11 points for the...

Breeders' Cup winner Battle of Midway euthanized

Feb. 23, 2019 10:11 PM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Battle of Midway, winner of the 2017 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, was euthanized after sustaining injuries during a workout. Dr. Rick Arthur, equine medical director of the California Horse Racing Board, says the 5-year-old bay was put down Saturday after a five-furlong workout. Battle...

No. 15 Gonzaga women clamp down on San Francisco 64-44

Feb. 23, 2019 7:13 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chandler Smith scored 14 points, Zykera Rice added 12 and No. 15 Gonzaga handed San Francisco its seventh straight loss 64-44 on Saturday. Jill Townsend added 10 points for the Bulldogs (25-3, 14-2), who used defense to overcome a sluggish offense. Shannon Powell had 20 points on...

Tide halts search for San Francisco beach landslide victim

Feb. 23, 2019 6:41 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — High tide forced the suspension Saturday of the search for the body of a woman believed trapped under tons of dirt on a San Francisco beach. U.S. Park Police took over recovery operations Friday night after San Francisco firefighters called off rescue effort more than three hours after...

Batemon leads Loyola Marymount past Pacific 63-56

Feb. 23, 2019 6:33 PM EST

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — James Batemon had 19 points as Loyola Marymount got past Pacific 63-56 on Saturday. Dameane Douglas had 11 points for Loyola Marymount (18-10, 6-8 West Coast Conference). Eli Scott added seven assists. Roberto Gallinat scored a season-high 31 points for the Tigers (13-16, 3-11),...

Utility cancels $130 million in worker performance bonuses

Feb. 23, 2019 5:44 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California utility Pacific Gas & Electric said it won't award $130 million in employee bonuses because of its recent bankruptcy filing, a newspaper reported Saturday. Interim chief executive John Simon cited California's deadly wildfires and the company's precarious...

Domestic workers gather to celebrate 'Roma' and the Oscars

Feb. 23, 2019 5:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doris Tapia never imagined that she would get to watch the Oscars at a party in Los Angeles, exchanging the sneakers she wears when she takes care of children in New York for a pair of high heel shoes. The Peruvian nanny is among dozens of domestic workers who will be honored Sunday as...