HOUSTON | Capela scores 26; Rockets eliminate Wolves with 122-104 win

HOUSTON  — Clint Capela had 26 points and 15 rebounds, James Harden added 24 points and the Houston Rockets pulled away in the third quarter to get another lopsided win and eliminate the Minnesota Timberwolves with a 122-104 victory in Game 5 of the first-round series Wednesday night. The top-seeded Rockets are headed to the … Continue reading HOUSTON | Capela scores 26; Rockets eliminate Wolves with 122-104 win

LOS ANGELES | Former substitute teacher bests Kershaw, Marlins top Dodgers

LOS ANGELES— Trevor Richards outpitched Clayton Kershaw just months removed from working as a substitute elementary school teacher, and the Miami Marlins took advantage of a wild outing from the Dodgers’ ace to beat Los Angeles 8-6 on Wednesday night. Richards struck out 10 and pitched one-hit ball over 4 2/3 scoreless innings in his … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Former substitute teacher bests Kershaw, Marlins top Dodgers

NEW YORK | Lawyer: Trump ready for role in raids’ evidence review

NEW YORK —A lawyer for Donald Trump says the president is ready to offer his opinion on what evidence seized from his personal attorney’s home and office are protected by attorney-client privilege. The lawyer, Joanna Hendon, will have the chance to tell U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood in person on Thursday about what Trump can … Continue reading NEW YORK | Lawyer: Trump ready for role in raids’ evidence review

TORONTO | Betts hits 2 HRs as Red Sox beat Blue Jays 4-3

TORONTO — After six home runs in his last seven games, it seems Mookie Betts’ isn’t impressing his teammates anymore. “We don’t care about Mookie, we care about the Bruins,” Hanley Ramirez joked in the locker room after Betts’ latest offensive outburst helped the Boston Red Sox snap their season-high three-game losing streak with a … Continue reading TORONTO | Betts hits 2 HRs as Red Sox beat Blue Jays 4-3

ATLANTA | Mike Budenholzer out as coach of Atlanta Hawks

ATLANTA — Mike Budenholzer wanted to coach elsewhere. The Atlanta Hawks finally agreed it’s a good idea. The Hawks and Budenholzer mutually agreed to part ways Wednesday in a move announced by the team in a three-sentence statement. The decision was not totally unexpected as Budenholzer was granted permission to interview with other teams even … Continue reading ATLANTA | Mike Budenholzer out as coach of Atlanta Hawks

LAS VEGAS | With Cruise, ‘A Quiet Place,’ Paramount ready for a comeback

LAS VEGAS — Paramount Pictures is ready for its comeback story. On Wednesday at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, studio chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos announced a sequel to the breakthrough thriller “A Quiet Place,” two new Star Trek movies and trotted out its biggest star, Tom Cruise, to dazzle the audience of theater … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | With Cruise, ‘A Quiet Place,’ Paramount ready for a comeback

CLEVELAND | Shot, save: LeBron bails out Cavs with Game 5 buzzer-beater

CLEVELAND — The game, the series, the season and perhaps Cleveland’s future were in jeopardy. LeBron James saved everything. James dropped a 3-pointer at the buzzer, a crowning moment for another one of his brilliant performances, to give Cleveland a 98-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night in Game 5, putting the Cavaliers … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Shot, save: LeBron bails out Cavs with Game 5 buzzer-beater

COLUMBIA, S.C. | Corrections employees charged in prison contraband ‘crisis’

COLUMBIA, S.C. — More than a dozen South Carolina corrections employees have pleaded not guilty to federal charges related to bribery and bringing contraband into the state’s institutions, a case that was announced a week after a deadly prison riot. The indictments against 14 Department of Corrections employees, including 11 officers, include charges of racketeering, … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C. | Corrections employees charged in prison contraband ‘crisis’