• Stars aligning for front-running Golden State Warriors
    Golden State Warriors
    UPI

    Stars aligning for front-running Golden State Warriors

    NEW ORLEANS -- And, now, the marathon that is the NBA season is closing in on Heartbreak Hill. Fresh from placing four players -- Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green -- on the Western Conference All-Star team, the Golden State Warriors (47-9) have positioned themselves with 26 games left in the regular season as the clear favorites to reach the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year and win their second championship in that span. For a team still emotionally raw over blowing a 3-1 series lead to LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers in last season's Finals, the signs of swagger and feeling of invincibility are back. Certainly, the Warriors have not

  • Whether on the mound or for refugees in need, relief is a calling for the A's' Sean Doolittle
    Oakland Athletics
    Los Angeles Times

    Whether on the mound or for refugees in need, relief is a calling for the A's' Sean Doolittle

    Sean Doolittle wasn’t trying to make a political statement in November 2015, when the Oakland Athletics reliever and his now-fiancee, Eireann Dolan, sponsored a Thanksgiving dinner for 17 Syrian refugee families in Chicago. His motive was strictly humanitarian. “We just felt it was a way we could welcome them to America, to let them know there are people who are glad they’re here,” Doolittle said at the team’s spring training facility last week. “Never in a million years did we think that, a year and a half later, this would still be a hot-button issue.” President Trump moved immigration to the front burner in January when he signed an executive order banning most travel from seven predominantly

  • Prosecutor: Kevin Olsen threatened to kill woman and himself before alleged sexual assault
    Sports
    Dr. Saturday2 hours ago

    Prosecutor: Kevin Olsen threatened to kill woman and himself before alleged sexual assault

    Kevin Olsen started six games in 2016 for Charlotte. Prosecutors say Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen threatened to kill himself and the woman he allegedly sexually assaulted before the incident happened Sunday morning. A Mecklenberg County attorney said Monday in court that Olsen and the woman went