LAWRENCE, Kan. | AP Source: Les Miles hired as coach at Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. — A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that former LSU coach Les Miles has been hired to lead Kansas’ downtrodden football program. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement was expected later Sunday. Miles had arrived at the airport in nearby Topeka on Sunday morning. … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Kan. | AP Source: Les Miles hired as coach at Kansas

LONDON | England reaches Nations League finals with Croatia win

LONDON  — Harry Kane and England advanced to the final four of the inaugural UEFA Nations League by avenging their World Cup semifinal loss to Croatia. The England captain ended a seven-game goal drought to complete a comeback at Wembley, sealing a 2-1 victory Sunday in the final group game in European soccer’s newest competition. … Continue reading LONDON | England reaches Nations League finals with Croatia win

HOMESTEAD, Fla. | The Latest: NASCAR says ‘everything in play’ as changes loom

HOMESTEAD, Fla.  — The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup Series championship (all times local): 11:30 a.m. NASCAR believes it can weather its current decline and the best days for the sport are ahead. To get there, NASCAR President Steve Phelps says “everything’s in play” as the sanctioning body tries to lead the sport out of its … Continue reading HOMESTEAD, Fla. | The Latest: NASCAR says ‘everything in play’ as changes loom

MACAU | Teenage driver survives spectacular crash at F3 Macau GP

MACAU— Teenage driver Sophia Floersch will undergo surgery for a spinal fracture after a spectacular airborne crash in the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix on Sunday. The 17-year-old German tweeted: “Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into Surgery tomorrow (Monday) morning … Update soon.” Floersch has a … Continue reading MACAU | Teenage driver survives spectacular crash at F3 Macau GP

Where’s the AFC East? All 4 teams idle in Week 11

So where are the Patriots, Bills, Jets and Dolphins this week? On byes. In a rarity for the NFL, the entire AFC East is off in Week 11. Also not playing this week are San Francisco (2-8) and Cleveland (3-6-1). The Patriots (7-3) have a two-game lead over Miami (5-5) in a division New England … Continue reading Where’s the AFC East? All 4 teams idle in Week 11

LOS ANGELES | Another House win caps Democratic rout in California

LOS ANGELES — Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. In what had been the last undecided House contest in California, Cisneros beat Republican Young Kim for the state’s 39th District seat. The Cisneros … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Another House win caps Democratic rout in California

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senator: ‘Smoking gun’ against prince would help

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 10:55 a.m. A Republican member of the Senate intelligence committee says it looks like Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL’ khahr-SHOHK’-jee). But he adds that a “smoking gun” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senator: ‘Smoking gun’ against prince would help

BAGHDAD | Official: Car bomb in Iraq’s Tikrit kills 5

BAGHDAD — An Iraqi security official says five people have been killed in a car bomb explosion in the city of Tikrit. The officer in the army said 16 others were wounded in the blast that targeted a commercial street on Sunday. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity in line with army regulations. Tikrit’s … Continue reading BAGHDAD | Official: Car bomb in Iraq’s Tikrit kills 5