Cubs investigating fan's 'offensive' hand gesture

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs vowed Wednesday to indefinitely ban the fan who used what appeared to be a racist hand gesture behind an African American television reporter who was on the air. ...

Beer pong 2020: Will Gillibrand's cool campaign pay off?

NASHUA, New Hampshire (AP) — Her first shot landed short and her teammate's bounced away. But Kirsten Gillibrand's second ping pong ball splashed home and she threw both arms skyward while her opponen...

Uprising in Venezuela spurs hopes of exiles living in Miami

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Venezuelan exiles in Florida who oppose their country's socialist government are cheering calls by opposition leader Juan Guaidó for an uprising in their homeland. ...

Opinion: Japanese Emperor Akihito's commendable silence

After 30 years, the reign of Emperor Akihito came to an end in a brief, dignified ceremony. It may sound overly dramatic, but the emperor's abdication represents a turning point — and not on...

Voit homers, drives in 3 to power Yankees past Giants, 7-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Luke Voit homered and had three hits and three RBIs, DJ LeMahieu also had three hits and scored three runs, and the injury-depleted New York Yankees beat the San Francisco Giants ...

Kim Jong Un visits war memorial following summit with Putin

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has attended a wreath-laying ceremony at a war memorial near the headquarters of the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet as he wrapped up his visit ...

Piscotty's 3 RBIs lead A's over Rangers, end 3-game skid

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty homered and drove in three to back Chris Bassitt's winning season debut, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 6-1 Monday night to end a three-game s...

Jimenez hits 1st 2 HRs, ChiSox top Yanks in soggy 6+ innings

NEW YORK (AP) — Eloy Jimenez hit his first two major league homers, including a tiebreaking shot in the fifth inning, and the Chicago White Sox ended a five-game skid by beating the banged-up New York...

'Amazing': Dwyane Wade's last game in Miami may have arrived

MIAMI (AP) — By Thursday, Dwyane Wade may not be employed as a basketball player anymore. That is the reality, like it or not. After 16 seasons as an NBA player, after three champion...

Red Sox putting aside slow start to get rings, unveil banner

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager Alex Cora believes assistant hitting coach Andy Barkett might have best described the reigning World Series champions' slow start. "Last year was Disney...

Pro-Taiwan Independence group Formosa Alliance announces split from DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ahead of the second anniversary of Taiwan’s “Freedom of Speech Day” designated as April 7, by former Premier Lin Quan (林全) in 2016, the Formosa Alliance ...

Rome moves Roma families from housing project after protests

ROME (AP) — Rome city authorities have begun moving several Roma families out of a public housing project in a Rome suburb after violent protests by neo-fascist groups threatened their safety. ...

Toews, Kane lead Blackhawks past Blues in shootout

CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews scored the lone goal in the shootout after connecting for his career-high 35th in regulation, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Wednesday night. ...

Hayward scores 25, Celtics top Heat 112-102

MIAMI (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving added 23 and the Boston Celtics pulled away in the final minutes to beat the Miami Heat 112-102 on Wednesday night. Al Horf...

China requires naturalized players to learn party history

BEIJING (AP) — Want to play football as a naturalized Chinese citizen? Better brush up on your Communist Party history. New guidelines issued by the Chinese Football Association say ...