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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 woman sentenced to jail for wedding injury scam

Dec. 9, 2019 10:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California woman who tried to bilk the wedding-planning website The Knot out of $20,000 by claiming she had to cancel her reception after tripping on her wedding dress has been sentenced to five years in jail, authorities said Monday. Vermyttya Miller of Santa Clarita used The...

Opponents drop bid to block California vaccination law

Dec. 9, 2019 10:01 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Opponents on Monday dropped their attempt to block California’s new law cracking down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for school children's vaccinations. They had floated two measures that could have put the Jan. 1 law on hold until voters considered...

Las Vegas man sentenced for $5M payroll tax scam

Dec. 9, 2019 9:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Las Vegas man who bilked dozens of small businesses out of more than $5 million with a phony payroll company scheme was sentenced Monday to seven years and three months in prison, authorities said. Jason Newling, 47, who is a former Southern California resident, was sentenced in Los...

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...

California doctor pleads not guilty to illegal prescriptions

Dec. 9, 2019 9:21 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California physician pleaded not guilty Monday to prescribing powerful painkillers and sedatives without a legitimate medical reason. Dr. Edmund Kemprud entered the plea to a 14-count federal grand jury indictment, the U.S. attorney's office announ ced. Kemprud, who...

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...