NASCAR makes another change at top with new president

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has promoted Steve Phelps to president, the latest leadership change for the slumping motorsports series. Phelps will replace Brent Dewar on Oct. 1....

A final bow for 'Miss Val,' UCLA's Kondos Field to retire

Valorie Kondos Field nearly quit while she was behind. Nearly. Her first year as the women's gymnastics coach at UCLA in 1991 didn't go as planned. Neither did the second. Frustrated...

London East Asia Film Festival to feature 10 Taiwanese films 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - London East Asia Film Festival 2018, which will feature 10 Taiwanese films this year, launched its opening ceremony on Sept. 19 n Notting Hill, London. The film fes...

Making, drinking arak a source of national pride in Lebanon

TAANAYEL, Lebanon (AP) — Every part of Lebanon's national drink, arak, is infused with tradition — from distilling the aniseed-tinged liquor to the ritual of mixing it at the table, when the transpare...

UFC's Jones suspended 15 months by USADA; can return in fall

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones should be eligible to fight by late October after completing a 15-month suspension for a doping violation. The U.S....

Hanyu and Medvedeva begin season at Autumn Classic

Two-time men's Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan and Pyeongchang Games women's silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva begin their figure skating seasons this weekend at the Autumn Classic in Oakv...

No Ronaldo? No problem for Madrid, Juventus in Champs League

GENEVA (AP) — Real Madrid managed to win easily in the Champions League without Cristiano Ronaldo. So did Juventus, after its superstar signing was tearfully sent off within 30 minutes. ...

Harding to field rookies O'Ward and Herta in IndyCar in 2019

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colton Herta and Patricio O'Ward will move up to the IndyCar Series in 2019 as drivers for Harding Steinbrenner Racing. Harding Racing is owned by Indianapolis bu...

Ronaldo sent off but Juventus goes on to win 2-0 at Valencia

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo was supposed to be the missing piece in Juventus' bid to win the Champions League. But his first match in the competition for his new club la...

Man City humbled in 2-1 loss to Lyon in Champions League

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City's expensively-assembled team was humbled by Lyon in the Champions League on Wednesday, losing 2-1 at the start of its quest to win European football's bigges...

Renato Sanches scores on his Benfica return as Bayern wins

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Renato Sanches scored his first goal for Bayern Munich on his return to Benfica to give the German club a 2-0 win in their Champions League opener on Wednesday. ...

Tagliafico scores twice as Ajax beats AEK Athens 3-0

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Defender Nicolas Tagliafico scored twice Wednesday as Ajax celebrated its return to Champions League football with an emphatic 3-0 victory over AEK Athens at the recently renamed Joha...

Deadly plant disease threatens $250M rose business

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The outlook for American-grown roses is becoming a bit less rosy, with the spread of an incurable virus that's causing major damage to the nation's $250-million-a-year rose business...

EU opens investigation into how Amazon uses data

BRUSSELS (AP) — European authorities say they have opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Amazon over the e-commerce giant's treatment of smaller merchants on its website. ...

Messi a man on a mission in the Champions League

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi looked every bit a man on a mission. Messi started the Champions League in brilliant fashion Tuesday night, setting a record with his eighth hat ...