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Israel demolishes Palestinian homes in Jerusalem area: AFP
Israel demolishes Palestinian homes in Jerusalem area: AFP

Israel began demolishing a number of Palestinian homes it considers illegal south of Jerusalem early Monday, an AFP journalist said, in a move which has drawn international concern. Dozens of Israeli police and military sealed off at least four buildings in the Sur Baher area close to the Israeli security barrier cutting off the occupied West Bank early Monday, the journalist said. Reporters were prevented from reaching the area while residents and activists were dragged out of the homes.

Most Asian markets fall as traders consider Fed rate cut
Most Asian markets fall as traders consider Fed rate cut

Most Asian markets fell in early trade Monday on dimming hopes for a deep interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve, but all the firms on a new tech-focused board in China rallied on its opening day. Oil prices extended last week's gains after Iran seized a British tanker in the Gulf, fuelling fresh concerns about supplies and a possible conflict in the tinderbox Middle East. Traders took a step back after last week's gains as the New York Federal Reserve tempered comments from its president John Williams who had suggested the central bank would cut borrowing costs by 50 basis points at its policy meeting this month.

Steve Spurrier gets an AAF championship ring
Steve Spurrier gets an AAF championship ring

The implosion of the Alliance of American Football has created, and will continue to create, plenty of depressing stories about unpaid bills and lawsuits and other assorted ugliness that will linger long after the league played its last game. So here's a rare positive item about the aftermath of

Herman rides Trump's putting advice to victory in Kentucky

From President Donald Trump's putting advice to playing partner Kelly Kraft's two late bogeys, Jim Herman got the help he needed to win the Barbasol Championship on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title. ''Really proud of how I can step up on that 18th tee when everything's on the

Yastrzemski homers in 12th to lift Giants over Mets 3-2
Yastrzemski homers in 12th to lift Giants over Mets 3-2

Giants general manager Farhan Zaidi acknowledged early Sunday he's keeping an open mind as the July 31 trade deadline approaches and has yet to decide whether his team will be buyers or sellers. Mike Yastrzemski wants Zaidi to keep San Francisco's roster intact. The 28-year-old rookie homered

Report: Woods, McIlroy set for skins game in Japan
Report: Woods, McIlroy set for skins game in Japan

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will headline a skins game event on Oct. 21 in Japan, a source told ESPN on Sunday. The skins game will also include Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama in a one-day competition to be held at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Japan, three days before the start of the inaugural

Millions of Barrels of Iranian Oil Are Piled Up in China
Millions of Barrels of Iranian Oil Are Piled Up in China's Ports

(Bloomberg) -- Tankers are offloading millions of barrels of Iranian oil into storage tanks at Chinese ports, creating a hoard of crude sitting on the doorstep of the world's biggest buyer.Two and a half months after the White House banned the purchase of Iran's oil, the nation's crude is continuing

Bobby Portis says watch out for underrated Knicks, they could make playoffs
Bobby Portis says watch out for underrated Knicks, they could make playoffs

"Everybody on this team has a huge chip on their shoulder. We're the guys who are always picked second."

NBA Rumors: Celtics staffer believes Tacko Fall is worth an investment
NBA Rumors: Celtics staffer believes Tacko Fall is worth an investment

Is Tacko Fall worth keeping on the roster for the Celtics? One anonymous team staffer believes he's at least worth an investment.

Embattled Puerto Rican governor won
Embattled Puerto Rican governor won't seek another term

But Ricardo Rosselló did not step down.

Former Bull Bobby Portis calls out NBA 2K for his appearance
Former Bull Bobby Portis calls out NBA 2K for his appearance

Despite Bobby Portis' many looks, the NBA 2K series has not updated his appearance in awhile and Portis took to Twitter to let it be known that he has indeed noticed.

Mariano Rivera closes Hall of Fame induction ceremony
Mariano Rivera closes Hall of Fame induction ceremony

For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pele long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a tearful moment to reflect on the accomplishments of her late husband, and she handled a difficult task admirably

Fan walks to plate, Hoskins HR in 11th lifts Phils over Bucs
Fan walks to plate, Hoskins HR in 11th lifts Phils over Bucs

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler spotted a man strolling over to the third base umpire and figured it was a member of the PNC Park grounds crew. Especially when the man, wearing a Hawaiian shirt and carrying a cellphone, turned away and casually walked toward home plate to approach Philadelphia hitter Brad

Buehler strikes out 11 as Dodgers sweep Marlins, 9-0
Buehler strikes out 11 as Dodgers sweep Marlins, 9-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Walker Buehler struck out 11 over seven innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers hit a trio of home runs to complete a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a 9-0 victory Sunday.

As Bears
As Bears' critical kicking competition starts back up, Ryan Pace is keeping his options open

Elliott Fry and Eddy Pineiro will not only be competing against each other during training camp, but against other kickers who could be come available around the league.

Texans
Texans' Watt, Hopkins on physically unable to perform list

The Houston Texans have placed star defensive end J.J. Watt and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins on the physically unable to perform list. Also going on the PUP list was wide receiver DeAndre Carter. Watt, a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, reportedly had knee surgery after last season.

Paxton stumbles again, Rockies beat Yanks 8-4 to stop slide
Paxton stumbles again, Rockies beat Yanks 8-4 to stop slide

For all the talk of an imminent turnaround, James Paxton has not been much of an improvement over Sonny Gray for the New York Yankees. Paxton allowed a leadoff home run for the second straight outing when Charlie Blackmon shook out of a slump with the first of his four hits , starting the Colorado Rockies

Report: Lakers claim Kostas Antetokounmpo off waivers
Report: Lakers claim Kostas Antetokounmpo off waivers

Giannis Antetokounmpo is a 24-year-old MVP playing in Milwaukee and heading toward a super-max decision that could have him hit 2021 unrestricted free agency. The Los Angeles Lakers have claimed Kostas Antetokounmpo off free agency waivers, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Kostas Antetokounmpo was the last pick in last year's draft.

Booming Philippine Markets Pin Hopes on Duterte for Next Rally
Booming Philippine Markets Pin Hopes on Duterte for Next Rally

(Bloomberg) -- When President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his annual speech to the nation on Monday, he'll have plenty to brag about. The Philippine economy is among the fastest-growing in the world and markets are booming.But global risks are rising amid the prolonged trade war, and investors looking for the next leg of the market rally will scrutinize Duterte's economic priorities as he embarks on the last half of his six-year term. Top on their minds are the $180 billion infrastructure program and new tax policies."If Duterte hits the right notes, markets would have another leg to rally on," said Jonathan Ravelas, chief market strategist at BDO Unibank Inc. "There's great interest in...

'The Lion King' rules and 'Endgame' scores all-time record

If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it. Not only did its photorealistic remake of "The Lion King" devour opening weekend records for the month of July and PG-rated films, but "Avengers: Endgame" also crept past

The Latest: Mariano Rivera inducted into Baseball HOF
The Latest: Mariano Rivera inducted into Baseball HOF

Lee Smith has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Smiling from beginning to end, Smith congratulated his new classmates before crediting his family and hometown of Castor, Louisiana, for much of his success. Smith pitched 18 seasons for the Cubs, Red Sox, Cardinals, Yankees, Orioles, Angels

The Latest: Kyle Busch wins 1st stage of NASCAR race in NH
The Latest: Kyle Busch wins 1st stage of NASCAR race in NH

Aric Almirola picked up his first stage NASCAR Cup win of the year by taking the second stage at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday. Joey Logano took second in the stage and Ryan Newman was third, giving Ford a sweep of the top three spots in Stage 2. Kyle Busch has won the first stage of NASCAR

U.S. Shale Is Doomed No Matter What They Do

With financial stress setting in for U.S. shale companies, some are trying to drill their way out of the problem, while others are hoping to boost profitability by cutting costs and implementing spending restraint. "Turbulence and desperation are roiling the struggling fracking industry," Kathy Hipple and Tom Sanzillo wrote in a note for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). A corporate struggle over control of the company reached a conclusion recently, with the Toby and Derek Rice seizing power.

Unable to Buy Iran Oil, Socar
Unable to Buy Iran Oil, Socar's Turkish Refinery Turns to Russia

(Bloomberg) -- Azerbaijan's state oil company is turning to Russia to supply a new $6.3 billion refinery it built in Turkey because shipments from one of its preferred suppliers -- Iran -- are off the table due to U.S. sanctions.The Star Refinery in Aliaga on the Aegean coast agreed to buy an initial

Lowry set a
Lowry set a 'mountain too high', glum Fleetwood concedes

There was no disguising Tommy Fleetwood's disappointment after finishing runner-up in the British Open on Sunday, with the Englishman left conceding glumly that the mountainous task set by Irish winner Shane Lowry had been just too steep for him. You have to stay in it, but it was not to be,"

Sony Michel and Demaryius Thomas to open Patriots camp on PUP
Sony Michel and Demaryius Thomas to open Patriots camp on PUP

Veteran wideout Demaryius Thomas has some work to do to make the Patriots roster this summer. He's not going to start that process from the first day. Per Field Yates of ESPN.com, Thomas and running back Sony Michel will open camp on the physically unable to perform list. They can be activated at

Harden on fit with Westbrook:
Harden on fit with Westbrook: 'When you have talent like that, it works itself out'

"You communicate. You go out there and compete possession by possession. You figure things out."

Shannen Doherty
Shannen Doherty 'Deeply Honored' to Be Cast in Riverdale's 'Beautiful' Tribute to Luke Perry

Shannen Doherty in Riverdale Tribute to Luke Perry

The Latest: Harold Baines inducted into Baseball HOF
The Latest: Harold Baines inducted into Baseball HOF

Harold Baines has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The soft -spoken Baines never displayed much emotion in his 22-year career, but his voice cracked throughout his speech. Baines, the first overall pick in the 1977 draft by the White Sox, played 22 seasons for the White Sox, Rangers, Athletics

Lowry weathers storm to win British Open and first major
Lowry weathers storm to win British Open and first major

Ireland's Shane Lowry withstood howling wind and rain to win his first major at the British Open by six shots from Tommy Fleetwood on Sunday. In desperately difficult conditions, Lowry's one-over par final round was still more than enough as he finished on 15-under for the tournament to claim

Longtime crew chief Nick Harrison dies at 37, team announces
Longtime crew chief Nick Harrison dies at 37, team announces

The crew chief for Justin Haley's No. 11 Chevrolet at Kaulig Racing worked with more than a dozen Cup and Xfinity drivers over the past 14 seasons in NASCAR.

Koepka vents frustration at slow play after Holmes watch gesture
Koepka vents frustration at slow play after Holmes watch gesture

Brooks Koepka vented his frustration at the speed of fellow players after being visibly annoyed by playing partner J.B. Holmes in round four of The Open. Holmes toiled his way to a dismal 87 in difficult conditions at Royal Portrush on Sunday, finishing the tournament six over having been in contention all weekend. The 37-year-old is known as one of the more leisurely players on the PGA Tour and Koepka, who adopts a no-nonsense attitude, appeared unhappy with Holmes' approach - even pretending to point to a watch when walking off the 12th green.

Ron Rivera ripped into the Panthers at halftime of blowout loss to Steelers
Ron Rivera ripped into the Panthers at halftime of blowout loss to Steelers

The new seen of All or Nothing debuted Friday, to little buzz and even less fanfare. For some reason, Amazon and NFL Films opted to hold the fourth season of the better-than-Hard-Knocks program until the eve of the launch of training camps, all but guaranteeing that it will get lost in the shuffle of

Reynolds wrap: Rockies drop infielder from roster
Reynolds wrap: Rockies drop infielder from roster

Mark Reynolds was cut by the Colorado Rockies two home runs shy of 300 after hitting .170 with four homers and 20 RBIs in limited at-bats. ''Kind of a punch in the gut,'' Reynolds said. A 13-year veteran, Reynolds said he will return home to assess whether or not he'd attempt to

Pacquiao mulls future after title stunner
Pacquiao mulls future after title stunner

Father Time may be undefeated, as the old boxing saying goes, but Manny Pacquiao is not going down without a fight. The 40-year-old Filipino legend wrote another improbable chapter in his glittering career on Saturday, with an age-defying split decision victory over the hitherto unbeaten Keith Thurman

Valkyrie Will Officially Be Marvel
Valkyrie Will Officially Be Marvel's First LGBTQ Superhero

Kevin Feige and Tessa Thompson both confirmed during Comic-Con that Valkyrie will "find her queen," possibly in "Thor: Love and Thunder."

Giants designate Derek Holland
Giants designate Derek Holland

Holland is unlikely to be claimed on waivers following his shaky performance out of the rotation and bullpen this year.

Pinot strikes again in Pyrenees, Alaphilippe stalls
Pinot strikes again in Pyrenees, Alaphilippe stalls

When one French rider starts to fade, another comes to the fore. One way or the other, France may still be on course for its first Tour de France winner since 1985. Dancing over his saddle, his mouth wide open and gasping for air, Thibaut Pinot launched a ferocious attack Sunday and profited from the

Report: Manchester United, Leicester agree to monster Maguire fee
Report: Manchester United, Leicester agree to monster Maguire fee

The reported fee is a world record for a defender, $4 million more than Liverpool spent on Virgil van Dijk.

Alaphilippe leaves Pyrenees in Tour lead, Thomas battles back
Alaphilippe leaves Pyrenees in Tour lead, Thomas battles back

Julian Alaphilippe dug deep to keep the overall Tour de France lead on Sunday as Simon Yates captured his second stage of this year's race and defending champion Geraint Thomas kept his title hopes alive after a late surge. Few believed Frenchman Alaphilippe would emerge from two daunting summit

Light-hitting Broxton designated for assignment by Orioles
Light-hitting Broxton designated for assignment by Orioles

Outfielder Keon Broxton has been designated for assignment by the Baltimore Orioles, who grew weary of waiting for him to hit. Broxton was obtained from the New York Mets on May 22 for $500,000 in 2019-20 international signing bonus pool allotment. Manager Brandon Hyde said: ''He swung the

Ryan Adams Breaks His Silence Months After Abuse Allegations:
Ryan Adams Breaks His Silence Months After Abuse Allegations: 'I Have a Lot to Say'

Ryan Adams Posts Statement Months After Abuse Allegations

Electric Vehicle Sales Are Exploding In Europe

According to T&E, which analyzed the upcoming offerings using data from authoritative industry source IHS Markit, the number of EV models made across the European Union (EU) will jump from around 60 models available at end-2018 to a total of 214 battery electric (BEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and fuel cell (FCEV) models in 2021, and further up to 333 models in 2025. "Until recently, the EV market was limited to a niche of early adopters but tomorrow's landscape will be very different as EVs enter a new phase and near the mass market," the report from T&E says. Based on IHS Markit's light vehicle production forecast data and in-house T&E analysis, the production of EVs in Europe is set to...

Voice Of America Ignores Reasons For Trump
Voice Of America Ignores Reasons For Trump's Criticism Of Rep. Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar, but failed to include most of the reasons for the criticism.VOA wrote "Trump has found his latest target for acerbic ridicule - a hijab-wearing Muslim newcomer to Congress named Ilhan Omar."The news agency mentioned briefly only two instances of Omar's anti-Semitic remarks, referring to one as playing "off tropes questioning the influence of Jewish money in American politics."Trump began tweeting Sunday about how the "'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen…should go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it's done."The tweets were likely aimed at Democratic Reps. Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New...

Could Anthony Davis someday play for hometown Bulls? "I
Could Anthony Davis someday play for hometown Bulls? "I'd definitely consider it"

This does not mean next summer (when Davis is a free agent).

Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle Rebukes Trump for
Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle Rebukes Trump for 'Offensive' Comments Toward Congresswomen

Boyle also expressed his disapproval with the U.S. government's recent decision not to grant a Columbia Sportswear client a visa.

Your portfolio is probably heavy on index funds. Now may be the time to make changes
Your portfolio is probably heavy on index funds. Now may be the time to make changes

If you have money in the stock market, you probably own an index fund somewhere, including through target-date retirement funds that own stocks and other assets in mixes that are appropriate for investors of specific ages. Research Affiliates, in its latest report on bubbles, isn't arguing against indexing per se. Nor is it calling for a stock-market crash, though the company's chairman, Rob Arnott, said he views the market as expensive.

The Open 2019: final round updates and live leaderboard
The Open 2019: final round updates and live leaderboard

Oliver Brown: A tale of two powerhouses - Koepka and Rose Lowry turns Royal Portrush following into a raucous Ryder Cup crowd The Open 2019 full leaderboard 1:00PM Champions Walks up the last to a resounding reception, having picked up another stroke at 17 to climb to -3. Henrik Stenson and Jordan Spieth

Boeing May Need to Raise More Debt: Here
Boeing May Need to Raise More Debt: Here's Why

The Boeing 737 MAX won't return to service until very late in 2019, at best. With cash flow likely to remain negative until 737 MAX deliveries resume, Boeing may need to issue more debt to bolster its liquidity.

This $2 Billion Deal Could Be Worth a Lot More to General Dynamics
This $2 Billion Deal Could Be Worth a Lot More to General Dynamics

Revenue is good, profits are better -- and keeping GD's Lima, Ohio plant in operation is perhaps the best news of all.

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