Carter arrives in Iraq for talks on how to beef up IS fight

BAGHDAD (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Baghdad Monday to talk to Iraqi leaders about beefing up Iraqi forces working to retake the northern city of Mosul, a critical goal in the effort to defeat the Islamic State group. A senior U.S. official said that as...

Carter arrives in Iraq for talks on how to beef up IS fight

BAGHDAD (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Baghdad Monday to talk to Iraqi leaders about beefing up Iraqi forces working to retake the northern city of Mosul, a critical goal in the effort to defeat the Islamic State group. A senior U.S. official said that as...

Carter arrives in Iraq for talks on how to beef up IS fight

BAGHDAD (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Baghdad Monday to talk to Iraqi leaders about beefing up Iraqi forces working to retake the northern city of Mosul, a critical goal in the effort to defeat the Islamic State group. A senior U.S. official said that as...

Moscot Makes 1st Start Since June In Reds’ 4-3 Loss To Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cincinnati’s Jon Moscot first start of the season did not turn out the way he visualized it. Moscot gave up three runs and six hits in 5 2-3 innings Sunday and did not get a decision in the Cincinnati Reds’ 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Moscot...

Clippers rout Blazers 115-95 with 3 double-doubles in Game 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin is back to his old ferocious self just in time for the playoffs. Bulling his way to the rim, finding teammates for baskets and dunking with abandon, Griffin proved he has regained his form with his best game yet since returning from a...

Blowouts were everywhere on Sunday in the NBA playoffs

Sunday was a truly rare day in NBA history. That’s a great thing for Miami, San Antonio and Los Angeles Clippers. Not so much for Charlotte, Memphis and Portland. Of the four games played Sunday in the NBA playoffs, three were blowouts decided by 20 points or more —...

Stars take 2-0 lead to Minnesota; Wild look to make own luck

The Dallas Stars have had a clear edge over the depleted Minnesota Wild during most of the first two games of their Western Conference quarterfinal series. The Stars even got the big break. Now the Wild want one, too. “We’ve got to find a way to get our fluke...

Warriors, Thunder seek 2-0 leads, Raptors try to bounce back

Golden State’s Stephen Curry and the Toronto Raptors have provided a little early NBA playoff drama for teams returning to the court Monday night. Curry is listed as questionable for Game 2 against the Rockets, but Golden State and Oklahoma City are off to impressive...

LEADING OFF: Early start at Fenway, Lackey back in St Louis

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ WAKE UP! The annual Patriots’ Day game at Fenway Park begins at 11:05 a.m., with the Red Sox hosting Toronto in the finale of a four-game series. The early start coincides with the running of the Boston...

Fire at LA junkyard sends huge black plume over city

AP Photo/Richard Vogel LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire at an auto wrecking yard in the San Fernando Valley sent a huge plume of thick, black smoke over Los Angeles that could be seen for miles around before the blaze was brought under control. The fire at Self Service Auto...