NEW YORK (AP) — Adele is warming up for her upcoming concert tour with a special show for fans in Los Angeles on Friday.
BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters helped by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to capture a military air base held by Syrian insurgents, while an international aid group warned that the health system in parts of the north is close to collapse.
EMBU, Kenya (AP) — Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country's governing body for track and field, asked them each for a $24,000 bribe to reduce their suspensions.
Surviving members of classic rock group The Eagles will honor late bandmate Glenn Frey with a performance at next week's Grammys, organizers said Wednesday. The band members will team up with the folk rocker Jackson Browne -- the co-writer of Eagles hit "Take It Easy" -- during the award show on Monday. "For more than 45 years, the Eagles have played a significant role in shaping our musical landscape," he said in a statement.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca has agreed to plead guilty to lying to investigators during a federal corruption probe that tainted his career, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 1-year-old girl lying in her crib at home in Compton was struck in the head and killed by a bullet likely meant for her gang-member father, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said Wednesday.
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The struggling New York Knicks have fired head coach Derek Fisher less than two years after he was brought in to help turn around the once-proud franchise, the National Basketball Association team said on Monday. Fisher was dismissed a day after the NBA's most valuable team (23-31) lost their fifth consecutive outing, falling five games back of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Associate head coach Kurt Rambis has been named interim head coach, the Knicks said in a statement.
(The Sports Xchange) - Andre Drummond's length-of-the-court heave could have thrown the streaking Toronto Raptors for a loop. Unfazed by Drummond's improbable 71-foot 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter, the Raptors outscored the Pistons 29-13 during the next 8:34 and pulled away to a 103-89 victory Monday at The Palace. "That's why we've gotten into this little streak, into a rhythm, because we know what we need to do." Small forward Terrence Ross scored 18 points off the bench for Toronto (35-16), while Lowry's backcourt partner, shooting guard DeMar DeRozan, added 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
Cleveland superstar LeBron James posted his 40th career triple-double -- and his first this season -- to lead the Cavaliers to a 120-100 NBA win over the reeling Sacramento Kings. James had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and teammate Kyrie Irving added 32 points and 12 assists to pile on the misery for the Kings, who have lost four straight and eight of their last nine. Sacramento coach George Karl reportedly could be fired before next weekend's All-Star break.
The Denver Broncos' 24-10 Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers drew some 111.9 million viewers to make it the third most watched show in US television history, Nielsen said Monday. The viewership tracker said preliminary data showed the 50th edition of the NFL's championship extravaganza was viewed in an average of 54.3 million homes. The huge amount of viewers placed it just behind the 114.4 million who watched Tom Brady and the New England Patriots stun the Seattle Seahawks in last year's Super Bowl and the 112.2 million audience that tuned in during Seattle's blowout win over Denver in the 2014 Super Bowl.
The slumping New York Knicks sacked Derek Fisher on Monday, promoting Kurt Rambis to the job of interim head coach in a bid to reverse their sagging NBA fortunes. "It's time for us to make a change, turn this team around and move forward," Knicks President Phil Jackson said Monday afternoon, hours after the team confirmed the move in a statement posted on its website. The decision to axe Fisher, who was hand-picked by Jackson prior to the 2014-15 season despite his lack of coaching experience, came a day after the Knicks fell 101-96 to the Denver Nuggets at Madison Square Garden -- the Knicks' season-high fifth straight defeat and their ninth defeat in their last 10 games.
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