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Kevin Harvick wins at Sonoma for 1st victory of season

Kevin Harvick

SONONA, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Harvick led a 1-2-3 podium sweep for Ford while proving that veteran experience still counts for something in NASCAR. Harvick returned to victory lane for the first time this season with a dominating run Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway. The former NASCAR champion came to Sonoma winless in 20 races since Kansas ... Read More »

SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off through low-lying fog at 1:25 p.m. PDT from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles. It carried a second batch of new satellites for Iridium ... Read More »

9 dead, 28 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

GUATAPE, Colombia (AP) — Nine people were dead and 28 missing after a tourist ferry packed with around 170 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, officials said. A major rescue effort involving Colombia’s air force and firefighters from nearby cities was looking for survivors at the Guatape reservoir where the ... Read More »

Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers playoff

Jordan Spieth, Boo Weekley

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Jordan Spieth needed an extra hole, a little bit of luck and an amazing final shot to finish off a wire-to-wire victory in the Travelers Championship. The two-time major champion holed out from 60 feet for birdie from a greenside bunker on the first hole of a playoff with Daniel Berger on Sunday at TPC River ... Read More »

The Latest: 9 dead, 28 missing after boat sinks in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the sinking of a tourist boat in Medellin, Colombia (all times local): 6:40 p.m. The head of the disaster response agency in Colombia’s Antioquia state says that nine people are dead and around 28 missing after a multi-story tourist boat capsized near the city of Medellin. Margarita Moncada said that 99 people were ... Read More »

Healthy after kidney transplant, Merritt returns to worlds

Dalilah Muhammad, Shamier Little

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Aries Merritt will be making a return to the world championships. This time, with a working kidney. The world-record holder Merritt finished second behind Aleec Harris in the 110-meter hurdles at the U.S. track and field championships Sunday. His place — as long as it was top three — didn’t really matter. He just wanted a ... Read More »

Fred Couples rallies to win Champions event in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Fred Couples rallied to win the American Family Insurance Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour Champions title of the year and 13th overall. The 57-year-old Couples closed with a 6-under 66 in cool windy, conditions at University Ridge for a two-stroke victory over Scott Verplank. Couples birdied six of the first 11 holes and ... Read More »

Big3 begins: 3-on-3 league has close games, not much Iverson

Jason Williams, Ivan Johnson

NEW YORK (AP) — Allen Iverson plans to be more spectator than scorer in the Big3. The Iverson of old might be the only thing Ice Cube’s new 3-on-3 basketball venture can’t deliver. The rapper-actor’s league of former NBA players got off to a strong start Sunday, with the first two games both decided on winning shots in front of ... Read More »

Osuna back on mound, finishes off Toronto’s 8-2 win over KC

Jose Bautista Roberto Osuna

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Back on the mound, Roberto Osuna settled into his comfort zone. The Toronto closer struck out three in a scoreless ninth inning a day after saying he was dealing with anxiety issues, and the Blue Jays avoided a sweep by beating the Kansas City Royals 8-2 Sunday. “I felt really good and I felt better ... Read More »