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US Catholic priests beset by overwork, isolation, scandals

Dec. 9, 2019 5:10 AM EST

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western Massachusetts mill towns, helping build churches, rectories and schools to accommodate their faith. Today the priests leading those churches are under siege due...

Schauffele making a name for himself with his golf

Dec. 9, 2019 3:06 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Steve Stricker cared only about securing a spot in the first U.S. Open in his home state of Wisconsin. Still, there was something about the PGA Tour rookie in his group during a 36-hole qualifier that intrigued him. It wasn't just the name: Xander Schauffele. It certainly wasn't...

Davis scores 50, powers Lakers to 142-125 win over T-Wolves

Dec. 9, 2019 2:07 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis hit a long floater with 4:39 remaining to reach 50 points for the first time with the Los Angeles Lakers. The shot that got him to the half-century mark was hardly representative of the work that preceded it. Davis had a relentless series of fast-break points, second-chance...

Seahawks must regroup after loss of Penny, 5-game win streak

Dec. 9, 2019 1:48 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rashaad Penny badly sprained a ligament in his left knee on the Seahawks' opening drive, and a miserable night at the Coliseum never got much better for Seattle. Long after their valuable running back went to the locker room, a whole bunch of Seahawks streaks ended in the Los Angeles...

Rams stay in playoff hunt, end Seahawks' 5-game streak

Dec. 9, 2019 12:46 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Todd Gurley flattened Tre Flowers with a brutal stiff arm on his path to Los Angeles' final touchdown, the Rams delivered a clear message right to the face of the Seahawks and the NFL. Although it's too soon to say whether the Rams solved their offensive problems in time to make the...

Stanford women win NCAA soccer title, beating NC on PKs

Dec. 9, 2019 12:42 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Kiara Pickett drilled home a penalty kick after freshman goalkeeper Katie Meyer saved the previous shot to lift Stanford past North Carolina 5-4 on penalty kicks after a scoreless draw Sunday night in the NCAA championship game. The Cardinal (24-1) won their third overall title and...

Heat beat Bulls 110-105 for 10th straight home victory

Dec. 9, 2019 12:40 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Tyler Herro scored 27 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 38.2 seconds left in overtime, and the Miami Heat held off the Chicago Bulls 110-105 on Sunday night to improve to 10-0 at home this season. Herro made three 3’s in overtime and another with 7.1 seconds left in regulation...

Zellweger, Pitt and ... "Cats"? Here come the Golden Globes

Dec. 9, 2019 12:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Renee Zellweger, Brad Pitt and Eddie Murphy are locks. But whether “Cats" has it in the bag, too, we won't know until the 77th annual Golden Globes are announced Monday morning. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will unveil their nominations in Los Angeles beginning at 8:04...

Garoppolo's 4 TD passes help 49ers top Saints, 48-46

Dec. 8, 2019 11:39 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo decisively delivered a fourth-down pass to George Kittle with time running out, and the veteran tight end vigorously galloped up the sideline, embracing an opportunity to defiantly jerk his head back and forth as a Saints defender grabbed his face mask. “Run...

‘Benson,’ ‘Star Trek’ actor René Auberjonois has died at 79

Dec. 8, 2019 10:25 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — René Auberjonois, a prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows “Benson” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and his part in the 1970 film “M.A.S.H.” playing Father Mulcahy, has died. He was 79. The actor died Sunday at his...