Tag: Los Angeles

Victory lap: Houston parade celebrates World Series champs

Image License Photo: ZUMA Press 03 NOV 17 17:19 ET By Steve Almasy, CNN (CNN) — Two months ago, large swaths of Houston — America’s fourth most populous city — were swamped by Hurricane Harvey, and people were forced from their homes. The city’s baseball team was forced to play a few home games in another state. But the Astros returned as soon as they could, and they did something that seemed improbable just a few years ago — they kept winning games until they won the final one of the season. On Friday, the city hosted its first...

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Tiger Woods says medication, not alcohol, led to DUI arrest

BY DOUG FERGUSON Players arriving for a tournament this week at Muirfield Village might notice a framed picture of Tiger Woods with a resplendent smile and bright red shirt. He’s posed there with the trophy, an image that embodies the excitement he once brought to golf. A far different photo emerged Monday, this one from the Palm Beach County jail in Florida after Woods was arrested on a DUI charge. Sullen, lifeless eyes. Thinning hair mussed at the top. Scraggly facial hair. A white T-shirt. In another stunning development for a player who became one of the dominant figures...

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NFL owners approve Raiders’ move from Oakland to Las Vegas

BY BARRY WILNER PHOENIX (AP) — Invoking his father Al’s name, and copying what the Hall of Fame owner did with the Raiders, Mark Davis is moving the franchise out of Oakland. NFL owners approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. Miami was the lone dissenter. “My father used to say the greatness of the Raiders is in the future,” Davis said. “This gives us the ability to achieve that.” The vote was a foregone conclusion after the league and Raiders were not satisfied with Oakland’s proposals for a new stadium, and Las...

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The good, bad and weird of the NFL season

The Associated Press will hand out its individual NFL awards on the night before the Super Bowl in Houston. Until then, here are some off-the-beaten track honors to consider. BEST GAME: The beginning of the end for the defending champions came in Week 12 in a frigid classic. The Broncos blew an eight-point lead over Kansas City and lost 30- 27 when Cairo Santos banked a field goal as overtime expired. Denver’s Brandon McManus hooked a 62-yard attempt with a minute left in OT. Earlier, Trevor Siemian threw a 76-yard touchdown pass to Bennie Fowler that made it 24-16,...

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Trump speaks with Bach to express support for LA Olympic bid

President-elect Donald Trump has spoken by phone with the head of the International Olympic Committee to voice his support for Los Angeles’ bid to host the 2024 Games. The Los Angeles bid committee says on Twitter that Trump spoke with IOC President Thomas Bach "to express his strong support" for the Olympics and for the city’s "plans to host a great Games." Los Angeles, which is competing against Paris and Budapest, Hungary, is seeking to bring the Summer Olympics back to the U.S. for the first time since Atlanta hosted the 1996 Games. The IOC will select the host...

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