Celtics healthy, eager to embrace favorites tag in East

BOSTON (AP) — The band is back together in Boston. Or, at least, it's healthy again. Hopes were high for the Celtics going into last season thanks to a revamped ros...

This Cup had it all _ from hat tips to golf ball exorcisms

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELLINES, France (AP) — From golf balls flung in anger to a most gracious tip of the cap, here are some moments that stood out from a dozen singles matches that gave Europe a 17½-10½...

Filipina films Taiwanese caregiver battering elderly woman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipina caregiver has released video on social media of a Taiwanese caregiver cursing, slapping and choking an elderly disabled patient. Early this morning...

Senegal, Nigeria end Africa's drought at Women's World Cup

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — It was a historic day for African teams in the Women's Basketball World Cup. Senegal became the first African country to win a pool game, beating...

Alisson error highlights risks with ball-playing keepers

When Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson received an errant back-pass on the byline to the right of his goal, there was no teammate available for a pass and an opponent was bearing down on him quickly. ...

Finally! Kane ends August hoodoo in Premier League

After 15 games and more than 1,000 minutes, Harry Kane has finally scored a Premier League goal in August. The striker's hoodoo in the English season's opening month is over after he...

Goo-gle gaga: Parenting in the age of Alexa and her ilk

Hey parents: What if there was a machine that could respond to your kids' every command, never tiring, even if they ask it to tell jokes for two hours or answer all their homework questions? ...

Canadian tourist arrested third time for sexual assault in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Canadian tourist who has previously been arrested for sexually harassing two women, stalking a female TV news anchor and has relentlessly badgered Taiwan News, was ...

Osuna sent to Astros by Blue Jays for Giles in closer swap

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Before Roberto Osuna steps onto the mound as Houston's new closer, the Astros want him to stand in the clubhouse and explain himself. Swapping a closer with on...

Osuna sent to Astros by Blue Jays for Giles in closer swap

SEATTLE (AP) — Swapping a closer with on-field problems for one with off-field troubles, the World Series champion Houston Astros have traded Ken Giles to the Toronto Blue Jays along with a pair of pi...

Timeline of Chinese efforts to belittle Taiwan at sporting events

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The withdrawal of Taichung's standing as host of the East Asian Youth Games by the East Asian Olympic Committee (EAOC) on Tuesday was just the latest example of China doing everyth...

Egypt rebuts reports on liquid inside black sarcophagus

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Antiquities Ministry has responded to recent media reports about the nature of the liquid and the identity of the skeletal remains found in a recently opened large black granite s...

Martin Luther letter critical of Jews is up for auction

BOSTON (AP) — A letter written nearly 500 years ago by Martin Luther in which he refers to Jews as "devils incarnate" during a tirade against a former ally is up for auction, but Luther scholars warn ...

Gaviria rekindles Colombian glory at Tour de France debut

FONTENAY-LE-COMTE, France (AP) — Colombia, the land of climbers, finally has a cyclist back in the yellow jersey at the Tour de France. And it took a sprinter to do it. ...

AP PHOTOS: Unfinished Palestinian parliament a grim symbol

ABU DIS, West Bank (AP) — Pigeons have covered the unused plenum hall with thick layers of droppings. A security guard chases away a stray dog, waving a stick. The would-be Palestinian parliament is l...