NEW YORK | The Latest: Hardy’s UFC debut ends with DQ loss

NEW YORK —January 19, 2019—The Latest on the UFC card in New York with T.J. Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo fighting for the 125-pound title (all times local): 12:20 a.m. Troubled ex-NFL star Greg Hardy’s UFC debut ended with a disqualification loss after he blasted Allen Crowder with an illegal knee to stop the fight in … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Hardy’s UFC debut ends with DQ loss

MELBOURNE, Australia | Party for Barty in Australia; to meet Kvitova in quarters

MELBOURNE, Australia —January 19, 2019— It was like a party at Rod Laver Arena. A partisan crowd backed Ash Barty, booed Maria Sharapova and celebrated wildly when the first Australian woman in a decade reached the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park. Rod Laver was there watching, among the tennis greats. Prime Minister Scott Morrison in his … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Party for Barty in Australia; to meet Kvitova in quarters

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico | Death toll reaches 73 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico —January 19, 2019—They were warned to stay away from the geyser of gasoline gushing from the illegally tapped pipeline in central Mexico, but Gerardo Perez says he and his son joined others in bypassing the soldiers. As they neared the spurting fuel he was overcome with foreboding. Perez recalls telling his son: “Let’s … Continue reading TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico | Death toll reaches 73 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror

HOUSTON | Harden scores 48 points, Rockets beat Lakers 138-134 in OT

HOUSTON —January 19, 2019—James Harden scored 48 points, Eric Gordon added 30 and the Houston Rockets overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 138-134 in overtime Saturday night. The Rockets trailed for most of the night and were down by 18 in the second-half. Gordon sent it to overtime with a 3-pointer, … Continue reading HOUSTON | Harden scores 48 points, Rockets beat Lakers 138-134 in OT

DETROIT | Storm that carpeted Midwest with snow barrels to New England

DETROIT—January 19, 2019—A major winter storm that blanketed most of the Midwest with snow earlier in the weekend barreled toward New England Sunday, where it was expected to cause transportation havoc ranging from slick and clogged roads to hundreds of cancelled airline flights. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories for part … Continue reading DETROIT | Storm that carpeted Midwest with snow barrels to New England

MELBOURNE, Australia | Kvitova outs Anisimova; Barty beats Sharapova in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia  —January 19, 2019—It took two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova took under an hour to beat American teenager Amanda Anisimova and return to the Australian Open quarterfinals for the first time in seven years. It took four match points and 2 hours, 22 minutes before Ash Barty fended off 2008 champion Maria Sharapova 4-6, … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Kvitova outs Anisimova; Barty beats Sharapova in Australia

KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Tshisekedi says his win a victory for all Congo

KINSHASA, Congo —January 19, 2019—The Latest on Congo’s presidential election (all times local): 5:20 a.m. Congo’s President-elect Felix Tshisekedi said early Sunday that the Constitutional Court’s decision confirming him as the winner of the presidential election was a victory for the entire country. “It is Congo that won,” said Tshisekedi, speaking to his supporters after … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Tshisekedi says his win a victory for all Congo

DETROIT | Winter storm forces airline cancellations, road troubles

DETROIT —January 19, 2019—A plane carrying 129 people skidded Saturday from a slick Chicago runway and a plow driver was killed when his truck rolled over outside Kansas City following a winter storm that covered many parts of the Midwest in snow and ice. No injuries were reported on the United Airlines flight at O’Hare … Continue reading DETROIT | Winter storm forces airline cancellations, road troubles