OKLAHOMA CITY | Hooker KOs Saucedo, defends WBO junior welterweight title

OKLAHOMA CITY — Maurice Hooker spoiled Alex Saucedo’s homecoming by knocking him out in the seventh round Friday night to successfully defend his WBO junior welterweight title. In front of a crowd of 4,102 at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Hooker (25-0-3, 17 KOs) dominated much of the action. Hooker used his reach to keep Saucedo at … Continue reading OKLAHOMA CITY | Hooker KOs Saucedo, defends WBO junior welterweight title

WASHINGTON | The Latest: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 7:10 p.m. U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi — a claim the Saudi government has denied. That’s according to a U.S. official familiar with the conclusion, who … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

MINNEAPOLIS | Wolves beat Blazers for 3rd straight win since Butler trade

MINNEAPOLIS— Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points, Derrick Rose had 17 and the Minnesota Timberwolves kept cruising without Jimmy Butler by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 114-96 on Friday night. Robert Covington and Karl-Anthony Towns each had 14 points for the Wolves, who are 7-1 at home and 3-0 since trading the disgruntled Butler to Philadelphia … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Wolves beat Blazers for 3rd straight win since Butler trade

CHICO, Calif | The Latest: Southern California fire toll at 713 buildings

CHICO, Calif. — The Latest on California’s wildfires (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Authorities have increased the number of homes and other buildings burned by a massive Southern California wildfire. The figure rose Friday evening to 713 buildings destroyed — many of them homes — and more than 200 damaged, but the tally is continuing. … Continue reading CHICO, Calif | The Latest: Southern California fire toll at 713 buildings

AGOURA HILLS, Calif | Wildfire-charred movie ranch to be rebuilt over 2 years

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. — Standing amid the charred foundations and burned-out movie sets of Paramount Ranch, officials from the National Park Service said Friday that they plan to rebuild and reopen the site that holds decades of movie history and still hosts a steady stream of Hollywood productions within the next two years. Santa Monica … Continue reading AGOURA HILLS, Calif | Wildfire-charred movie ranch to be rebuilt over 2 years

HOMESTEAD, Fla | Moffitt and underdog race team win Truck Series title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Brett Moffitt capped his remarkable underdog season with a NASCAR Truck Series championship for his underfunded race team. Moffitt won the season finale Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway to close a storybook chapter in his rollercoaster NASCAR career. The championship with Hattori Racing Enterprises defied the odds because sponsorship troubles nearly shuttered … Continue reading HOMESTEAD, Fla | Moffitt and underdog race team win Truck Series title

BOSTON | Kyrie scores 43, Celtics beat Raptors 123-116 in OT

BOSTON — Kyrie Irving had a season-high 43 points, scoring 17 in the last 8:06 of the fourth quarter to force overtime and then making or recording an assist on every basket in the extra period Friday night to lead the Boston Celtics to a 123-116 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Irving had 11 assists, … Continue reading BOSTON | Kyrie scores 43, Celtics beat Raptors 123-116 in OT