WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says he’ll give address once shutdown ends

WASHINGTON  — January 23, 2019—The Latest on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address (all times local): 11:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is postponing his State of the Union address until after “the Shutdown is over,” following a standoff with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Trump says in a pair of tweets Wednesday … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says he’ll give address once shutdown ends

SINGAPORE | Asian shares buoyed by US earnings, upbeat talk on China

SINGAPORE  —January 23, 2019—Asian stocks were mostly higher on Thursday as positive U.S. earnings reports reassured investors that the world’s largest economy was on track. Poor Japanese data for the second straight day weighed on the Nikkei 225 index. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite index gained 0.5 percent to 2,594.18 and South Korea’s Kospi rose … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares buoyed by US earnings, upbeat talk on China

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Extreme heat means break if match goes 3 sets

MELBOURNE, Australia—January 23, 2019—The Latest at the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The women’s semifinal between Petra Kvitova and Danielle Collins is being delayed at 4-all in the first set while the retractable roof at Rod Laver Arena is closed as the temperature approaches 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius). The match … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Extreme heat means break if match goes 3 sets

TORONTO | Kadri gets hat trick, Maple Leafs beat Capitals 6-3

TORONTO —January 23, 2019—Nazem Kadri recorded the fifth hat trick of his career and added an assist as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Washington 6-3 on Wednesday night and dealt the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals their seventh straight loss. Auston Matthews, Nikita Zaitsev and Mitch Marner also scored for Toronto. William Nylander added three … Continue reading TORONTO | Kadri gets hat trick, Maple Leafs beat Capitals 6-3

NEW YORK  | Harden scores career-best 61, Rockets edge Knicks 114-110

NEW YORK  —January 23, 2019— James Harden scored a career-high 61 points, tying Kobe Bryant’s record for a visiting opponent at the current Madison Square Garden, and the Houston Rockets edged the New York Knicks 114-110 on Wednesday night. Harden made the clinching layup with 3.8 seconds remaining after the Knicks turned it over, capping … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Harden scores career-best 61, Rockets edge Knicks 114-110

MELBOURNE, Australia | Peers, Kontinen 1st into men’s doubles final in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia —January 23, 2019—John Peers and Henri Kontinen have combined to become the first pair through to the men’s doubles final after beating Leonardo Mayer and Joao Sousa 6-1, 7-6 (6) at the Australian Open. Peers and Kontinen, who combined to win the 2017 Australian Open doubles title, will play either the American team … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Peers, Kontinen 1st into men’s doubles final in Australia

SAN DIEGO | Landon Donovan signs with MASL’s San Diego Sockers

SAN DIEGO —January 23, 2019—Former U.S. national team and MLS star Landon Donovan is coming out of retirement again, this time to play for the San Diego Sockers of the Major Arena Soccer League. Donovan, 36, signed a contract Wednesday and will be introduced Thursday. He’ll make his debut on Feb. 15 when the Sockers … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Landon Donovan signs with MASL’s San Diego Sockers