NEW YORK | Spike Lee likes his Oscar odds with ‘BlackKkKlansman’

NEW YORK—January 22, 2019—Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his two grown children, Satchel and Jackson, and their dog, Ginger. Screaming ensued . Lee landed his first directing Academy Award nomination for “BlacKkKlansman,” his comic and furious send-up of white supremacism. The film, about … Continue reading NEW YORK | Spike Lee likes his Oscar odds with ‘BlackKkKlansman’

KANSAS CITY, Mo | Chiefs fire defensive coordinator Sutton after loss to Pats

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —January 22, 2019— The Chiefs fired defensive coordinator Bob Sutton on Tuesday, just two days after Kansas City failed to stop Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on what turned out to be the only possession of overtime in a crushing 37-31 playoff defeat. Chiefs coach Andy Reid announced the firing … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo | Chiefs fire defensive coordinator Sutton after loss to Pats

ANN ARBOR, Mich | Matthews beats buzzer, No. 5 Michigan edges Minnesota 59-57

ANN ARBOR, Mich. —January 22, 2019— Charles Matthews made a baseline floater at the buzzer to lift No. 5 Michigan to a 59-57 win over Minnesota on Tuesday night after the Golden Gophers scored 10 straight points to tie the game late. On the final possession, Iggy Brazdeikis drove to the basket and had his … Continue reading ANN ARBOR, Mich | Matthews beats buzzer, No. 5 Michigan edges Minnesota 59-57

MANHATTAN, Kansas | K-State’s defense stifles No. 14 Texas Tech in 58-45 win

MANHATTAN, Kansas —January 22, 2019— Barry Brown Jr. had 15 points, Dean Wade had 13 and Kansas State’s defense shut down No. 14 Texas Tech in a 58-45 win Tuesday night. The Big 12’s top-ranked defenses combined to force 30 turnovers. The Wildcats (15-4, 5-2) held Texas Tech to 33-percent shooting and never led the … Continue reading MANHATTAN, Kansas | K-State’s defense stifles No. 14 Texas Tech in 58-45 win

NEW YORK | Netflix joins MPAA lobbying group, its 1st streaming member

NEW YORK — January 22, 2019—On the same day Netflix scored its first best picture nomination from the Oscars, the streaming company is also joining the lobbying group the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA announced Tuesday that Netflix will join its ranks, becoming the first streaming service to do so. The only other … Continue reading NEW YORK | Netflix joins MPAA lobbying group, its 1st streaming member

MELBOURNE, Australia | Osaka tops Svitolina for 1st Australian semi; Serena next?

MELBOURNE, Australia —January 22, 2019— Naomi Osaka reached the Australian Open semifinals for the first time by stretching her Grand Slam winning streak to 12 matches. The 21-year-old from Japan moved closer to a second consecutive major championship by parlaying her aggressive and powerful style into a 31-11 edge in winners that helped her put … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Osaka tops Svitolina for 1st Australian semi; Serena next?

COLUMBIA, S.C | Silva’s 32 lead Gamecocks to 80-77 win over No. 16 Auburn

COLUMBIA, S.C.—January 22, 2019— Chris Silva had a career-high 32 points, and Felipe Haase’s 3-pointer with 30.3 seconds left put South Carolina ahead for good in an 80-77 victory over No. 16 Auburn on Tuesday night. The Gamecocks (10-8, 5-1) continued their improbable SEC run. They entered league play with a 5-7 preconference mark, but … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C | Silva’s 32 lead Gamecocks to 80-77 win over No. 16 Auburn

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | A look at Malaysia’s monarchy before sultans pick next king

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  —January 22, 2019— After stripping Malaysia’s royal families of some of their powers during his 22-year stint as prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad almost didn’t make it to the premiership a second time. Though largely a ceremonial post, Malaysia’s monarch still signs off on most laws and appointments, including the prime minister, and … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | A look at Malaysia’s monarchy before sultans pick next king