advantage

LA VILLA, Italy | Hirscher dominates to win Alta Badia GS 6th straight year

LA VILLA, Italy— Marcel Hirscher dominated to extend his record by winning the Alta Badia giant slalom for a sixth straight year Sunday and reclaimed the overall World Cup lead. Adding to his first-run advantage, Hirscher finished a massive 2.53 seconds ahead of Thomas Fanara of France, who moved up from 14th after the opening … Continue reading LA VILLA, Italy | Hirscher dominates to win Alta Badia GS 6th straight year

NEW YORK | Trump club is in tax break zone, but is unlikely to benefit

NEW YORK  — President Donald Trump‘s company owns a golf club in an Opportunity Zone offering developers massive tax breaks, but experts say it is unlikely it could take advantage of them. The Trump National Golf Club outside Philadelphia is in one of the nation’s nearly 9,000 high-poverty areas offering the breaks to spur investment, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trump club is in tax break zone, but is unlikely to benefit

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. | Charles Howell opens with 64 for lead at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Charles Howell III had an advantage of playing the right course for the cold, windy conditions Thursday at the RSM Classic. He made the most of it with a game so complete that he never played from the rough and had a birdie putt on every hole. Howell bundled up … Continue reading ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. | Charles Howell opens with 64 for lead at Sea Island

PRAGUE | Czechs beat defending champion US 3-0 in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE  — Katerina Siniakova won the first reverse singles on Sunday to lead the Czech Republic to its sixth Fed Cup title in eight years. Siniakova defeated Sofia Kenin 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 to give the Czechs an insurmountable 3-0 lead over the defending champion United States in the best-of-five final. In a hard-fought battle that … Continue reading PRAGUE | Czechs beat defending champion US 3-0 in Fed Cup final

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | 2 killed in Southern California fire that’s doubled in size

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.— A wildfire that tore through Malibu mansions and working-class suburban homes in Southern California‘s hills and canyons has killed two people and had more than doubled in size by Saturday. Officials took advantage of temporarily calm conditions to assess damage from the blaze that has burned 109 square miles (282 square kilometers) … Continue reading THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | 2 killed in Southern California fire that’s doubled in size

ATLANTA | Volunteers track down Georgia voters by phone and on foot

ATLANTA — Volunteers spread out Friday trying to find any ballots that could help Democrat Stacey Abrams close the gap against Republican Brian Kemp in their unsettled, too-close-to-call race for Georgia governor. Unofficial returns show Kemp with an advantage, and he’s already resigned as secretary of state to start a transition with the blessing of … Continue reading ATLANTA | Volunteers track down Georgia voters by phone and on foot

HONOLULU | ACLU challenges Hawaii home’s medically assisted death ban

HONOLULU  — The American Civil Liberties Union demanded Thursday that a Hawaii retirement home stop discriminating against non-Catholic residents and allow them to take advantage of the state’s new medically assisted suicide law if they wish. The ACLU of Hawaii sent a letter to the executive director of the Kahala Nui home after receiving an … Continue reading HONOLULU | ACLU challenges Hawaii home’s medically assisted death ban

DETROIT | Matthews scores 2 and helps Maple Leafs beat Red Wings 5-3

DETROIT— Auston Matthews scored twice for a league-leading nine goals — tying an NHL record after five games — and helped the Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings 5-3 Thursday night. Matthews joined Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy as the players in league history to score nine times in their … Continue reading DETROIT | Matthews scores 2 and helps Maple Leafs beat Red Wings 5-3

APA, Calif. | Mickelson has 6 straight birdies; 2 shots back at Silverardo

APA, Calif. — Phil Mickelson had six straight birdies and shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to pull within two strokes of leader Sepp Straka in the PGA Tour’s season-opening Safeway Open.N Coming off a winless performance in the U.S. Ryder Cup loss to Europe, the 48-year-old Mickelson birdied Nos. 9-14 and closed with four … Continue reading APA, Calif. | Mickelson has 6 straight birdies; 2 shots back at Silverardo

WASHINGTON | Showdown hearing not set yet: Dems, GOP arguing on witnesses

WASHINGTON — Wrestling for advantage, Democratic and Republican senators argued Tuesday over who could, should or would testify at next Monday’s hearing with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of a sexual assault when they were in high school. Doubts were even raised whether she would appear. Meanwhile, Kavanaugh was … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Showdown hearing not set yet: Dems, GOP arguing on witnesses

SANTUARIO DE CANOLICH, Andorra | Simon Yates protects lead, poised to win Spanish Vuelta

SANTUARIO DE CANOLICH, Andorra— English rider Simon Yates is poised to win his first Grand Tour title after he successfully defended his lead of the Spanish Vuelta through Saturday’s 20th stage. Yates will take his advantage of 1 minute, 46 seconds, over Enric Mas into the final stage, when race custom dictates the riders don’t … Continue reading SANTUARIO DE CANOLICH, Andorra | Simon Yates protects lead, poised to win Spanish Vuelta

DARLINGTON, S.C. | The Latest: Keselowski sweeps weekend with Southern 500 win

DARLINGTON, S.C. — The Latest from NASCAR racing at Darlington Raceway on Sunday (all times EDT): ___ 11:10 p.m. Brad Keselowski beat leader Kyle Larson out of the pits with 22 laps to go, then pulled away on a restart to win the Southern 500 and sweep the weekend at Darlington Raceway. Keselowski took the … Continue reading DARLINGTON, S.C. | The Latest: Keselowski sweeps weekend with Southern 500 win

DARLINGTON, S.C. | Keselowski wins Darlington’s Xfinity race after wreck

DARLINGTON, S.C. — The Latest from NASCAR racing at Darlington Raceway on Saturday (all times EDT): ___ 5:50 p.m. Brad Keselowski took advantage of a wreck between leaders Ross Chastain and Kevin Harvick to win the Xfinity race at Darlington Raceway on Saturday. Keselowski was running near the top, but did not appear to have … Continue reading DARLINGTON, S.C. | Keselowski wins Darlington’s Xfinity race after wreck

The Latest: Pruett does a triple stint to open final Rolex

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. /January 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Latest at the Rolex 24 at Daytona 12:15 a.m. (all times local) Scott Pruett‘s final Rolex 24 at Daytona isn’t going the way he had hoped. The 3GT Racing team was 11th in the GT Daytona class when Pruett finished his first stint in the Lexus … Continue reading The Latest: Pruett does a triple stint to open final Rolex

Antetokounmpo scores 27, Bucks hold off Cavaliers 119-116

  MILWAUKEE /December 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  The Milwaukee Bucks have blown big fourth-quarter leads far too many times this season, leading to disheartening losses. The Bucks wasted another sizeable advantage in the final period Tuesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but fought back this time to capture a 119-116 win. “It was a big … Continue reading Antetokounmpo scores 27, Bucks hold off Cavaliers 119-116

Calmer winds ‘critical’ in Southern California firefight

LOS ANGELES / December 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Crews trying to corral Southern California’s enormous wildfire hope to take advantage of a two-day window of calmer winds before potentially dangerous gusts return at mid-week, officials said Monday. The blaze that broke out two weeks ago still threatens communities northwest of Los Angeles, where thousands remain … Continue reading Calmer winds ‘critical’ in Southern California firefight