VanVleet leads red-hot Raptors to 134-110 triumph over Nets

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Fred VanVleet scored 30 points and led Toronto’s sizzling 3-point attack as the defending NBA champion Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 134-110 in the op...

Taiwanese use stimulus voucher sleeves to save raptors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Conservationists in Taiwan have come up with a creative way to save injured birds of prey while tackling plastic waste by making the most of the plastic sleeves that conta...

Tanaka doing well; Yanks to air intrasquad game Monday

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees had their Sunday brightened by Masahiro Tanaka, who came to the ballpark and seemed well a day after being hit in the head by Giancarlo Stanton’s line drive. ...

Singapore pushes ahead with air show as virus cases grow

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore is pushing ahead with its air show despite cancellations by dozens of exhibitors and most Chinese participants due to the virus outbreak that has sickened tens of thousands ...

Russia's most advanced fighter jet crashes, pilot survives

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say a top-of-the-line fighter jet has crashed on a training mission but that its pilot bailed out safely. Russia's United Aircraft Corporation said in...

Hailie Deegan jumps to Ford to fast-tack her racing career

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hailie Deegan, a rising 18-year-old star in motorsports, was named a development driver with Ford Performance on Tuesday in a deal that could fast-track her progression into a N...

Migratory bird species over Taiwan Pingtung hit record highs

A migratory bird count commissioned by Kenting National Park Headquarters has recorded 31-year highs in the number of both Chinese sparrowhawks and grey-faced buzzards. Unofficial results from the ...

Portis, Knicks beat Bulls 105-98 for 1st win of season

NEW YORK (AP) — Bobby Portis scored a season-high 28 points against his former team, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:47 remaining, and the New York Knicks beat the Chicago Bulls 105-98 on Monday...

Lowry scores 26 as Raptors beat Magic 104-95

TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Toronto Raptors withstood a late rally to beat the Orlando Magic 104-95 on Monday night for t...

Defending champion Raptors experimenting after departures

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse expects he'll be experimenting with lineups a lot in the early part of the season. That's the challenge when you lose two starter...

Migratory birds over S. Taiwan hit record high in 31 years

More than 250,000 Chinese sparrowhawks have been observed migrating south over the Hengchun Peninsula in Pingtung County this season, the most since records on the birds' movements were first kept...

Technology allows NBC to add new elements to Tour de France

Phil Liggett remembers the early days of Tour de France coverage in the United States, which would involve him traveling to Paris at the end of a stage, recording voiceovers all night and then rejoini...

Bird's-eye view: Red-tailed hawk perches at Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK (AP) — This rookie came swooping into Yankee Stadium out of nowhere. Another slugger? A defensive whiz? Naw, this newcomer is known for a great wing. Two o...

Phoenix Zoo flying high over 3-week-old baby pygmy owls

PHOENIX (AP) — Conservation specialists at the Phoenix Zoo say they are flying high over the arrival of four big-eyed baby pygmy owls. The cactus ferruginous pygmy owls hatched three...

Bucks seeking 2-0 lead over Raptors in East finals

When the season started, everyone knew the Eastern Conference would have a new king. LeBron James left Cleveland, having taken his talents to Los Angeles. And even ...