NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Country women lift each other up at CMT Artists of the Year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — This one’s for the girls, during a night when CMT honored all female stars, from Loretta Lynn to Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini, at their annual Artists of the Year show in an empowering night of lifting up each other. Although female artists still struggle to get airplay, the women saluted each … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Country women lift each other up at CMT Artists of the Year

LOS ANGELES | After Counsell uses Miley as decoy, Brewers ‘pen cracks late

LOS ANGELES— Wade Miley threw just five pitches in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series before Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell emerged from the Dodger Stadium dugout and abruptly removed his starter. Oddly enough, five innings after this extraordinary bit of subterfuge, Counsell probably waited a bit too long to go to his bullpen again. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | After Counsell uses Miley as decoy, Brewers ‘pen cracks late

NEW YORK | Knicks overwhelm Young, Hawks 126-107 in Fizdale’s debut

NEW YORK — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 31 points, sparking the Knicks during their franchise-record, 49-point second quarter, and New York beat the Atlanta Hawks 126-107 on Wednesday night in their first game under coach David Fizdale. Hardaway had 16 points in the period, when the Knicks matched the Hawks’ point total for the entire … Continue reading NEW YORK | Knicks overwhelm Young, Hawks 126-107 in Fizdale’s debut

TORONTO | Newcomer Leonard scores 24 as Raptors beat Cavaliers 116-104

TORONTO— Kawhi Leonard had 24 points and a team-high 13 rebounds in his Toronto debut, Kyle Lowry scored 27 points and the Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-104 on Wednesday night in the season-opener for both teams. Fred VanVleet scored 14 points, Pascal Siakam had 13 and Danny Green 11 as the Raptors won their … Continue reading TORONTO | Newcomer Leonard scores 24 as Raptors beat Cavaliers 116-104

HOUSTON | Fan interference wipes out possible homer for Altuve in ALCS

HOUSTON— Jose Altuve was denied a potential two-run homer for the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series when umpires ruled at least one fan interfered with Mookie Betts’ attempt at a leaping catch above the right-field wall Wednesday night. Crew chief Joe West, working the right-field line at Minute Maid Park, … Continue reading HOUSTON | Fan interference wipes out possible homer for Altuve in ALCS

WASHINGTON | White House Counsel Don McGahn returns to civilian life

WASHINGTON  — Don McGahn has returned to civilian life. A White House official confirms that Wednesday was McGahn’s last day as White House counsel. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters. President Donald Trump announced in August that McGahn would leave after the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House Counsel Don McGahn returns to civilian life

BOSTON | Gov. Baker: I misspoke; will vote for GOP Senate candidate

BOSTON  — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday that he hadn’t decided if he would vote for fellow Republican and U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl even though he has publicly endorsed his candidacy — but quickly backtracked and pledged to cast a ballot for Diehl. Baker made the statement during his second televised debate with … Continue reading BOSTON | Gov. Baker: I misspoke; will vote for GOP Senate candidate