• Challenge accepted: Fleetwood out to ruin Lowry’s big day
    by STEVE DOUGLAS on July 20, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Only one player can realistically prevent the biggest golfing party ever seen on the Emerald Isle from exploding into life at Royal Portrush on Sunday. Tommy Fleetwood is ready for the challenge. “I know what it’s going to be like,” said Fleetwood, who will start the final round of the […]

  • New Greek PM emphasizes tax cuts, jobs, security
    by The Associated Press on July 20, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has outlined cutting taxes, attracting jobs and tackling rising crime as his top priorities. Mitsotakis announced he would immediately implement a reduction in property taxes on Saturday while opening a 3-day parliamentary debate on his new conservative government’s policy statement. He says he will stick to […]

  • 5 killed in 3-vehicle traffic accident in South Texas
    by The Associated Press on July 20, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — Authorities say five people have been killed and seven injured in a three-vehicle accident in South Texas. The Department of Public Safety says the crash happened around 11 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 59, 5 miles (8 kilometers) northeast of Victoria. Sgt. Ruben San Miguel says investigators are trying to determine why […]

  • Artists withdraw from NYC museum show over tear gas link
    by The Associated Press on July 20, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    NEW YORK (AP) — Seven artists have asked New York’s Whitney Museum to remove their work from its biennial showcase of American art over a museum board member’s ties to the sale of law-enforcement supplies including tear gas. The artists are protesting Warren Kanders’ role as vice chairman of the Whitney’s board. Kanders is the […]

  • Lee Westwood has up-and-down round at British Open
    by CHRIS LEHOURITES on July 20, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Lee Westwood’s relaxed approach to the British Open had its ups and downs on Saturday — up to the top of leaderboard on the front nine and down a rabbit hole on the back. The 46-year-old Englishman, who would be the second-oldest champion at golf’s oldest major after Old Tom […]

  • Key hole at the British Open
    by The Associated Press on July 20, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — A look at the key hole Saturday in the third round of the British Open:: HOLE: 10. YARDAGE: 447. PAR: 4. Most Read StoriesCruise ship turns back to Seattle after power outageNotice a bunny boom? Here are some reasons for the Seattle area's recent rise in rabbits  VIEW3 million gallons […]

  • Team criticized for Spicer throwing out pitch on Pride Night
    by The Associated Press on July 20, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A decision to have President Trump’s former communications director Sean Spicer throw out the first pitch at a Rhode Island minor league baseball game on “Pride Night at the Ballpark” is getting pushback. Some fans said on Twitter they felt Spicer’s appearance Friday night at the Pawtucket Red Sox game was […]

  • Bowman wrecks backup in practice, will drive Johnson’s spare
    by DOUG ALDEN on July 20, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Alex Bowman will drive teammate Jimmie Johnson’s spare car Sunday after wrecking his backup in the final practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Bowman, one of five drivers already in backups for the Cup race, struck a wall coming out of a turn in Saturday’s practice. Bowman was already in a […]

  • Poet dropped for laureate job says criticism of poem ‘silly’
    by The Associated Press on July 20, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The man whose nomination to become New Hampshire’s next poet laureate was withdrawn amid growing criticism of a sexually suggestive poem about former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says he doubts people have even read it. Daniel Thomas Moran said Saturday via email that the 2005 poem is the “imagined musings […]

  • With Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines going in, has the DH barrier to the Hall of Fame been broken?
    by Ryan Divish on July 20, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    The stigma that designated hitters are somehow unworthy of the Baseball Hall of Fame has come to a merciful end with Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines going in this weekend. But, after David Ortiz, who's next? […]