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A different look in paradise at Sony Open

From a golf course on the side of a mountain to one along the shores just east of Waikiki Beach, the 21 players at both PGA Tour stops in Hawaii will never see two tracks more different in consecutive weeks. Walking is much more enjoyable at the Sony Open, where ...

Texas warned of backlash over transgender bathroom bill

Texas is flirting with losing major sporting events like North Carolina did, Dallas civic leaders warned Wednesday as they urged Republican lawmakers to stand down on a proposal that would require transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to their sex at birth. The issue was already stirring heated debate on ...

AUG. 8, 2016 - This June 2016 file photo provided by David Strickland shows Caleb Schwab, the son of Scott Schwab, a Kansas state lawmaker from Olathe. Caleb died Aug. 7, 2016, while riding the Verruckt, a waterslide that's billed as the world's largest, at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kan. Caleb's family, in a deal filed Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Kansas' Johnson County District Court, has reached a settlement with the park's owner. Terms of the deal were not released. (David Strickland via AP, File)

Family of boy killed on Kansas waterslide settles with park

The family of a Kansas lawmaker's 10-year-old son killed last summer on what was billed as the world's tallest water slide reached a settlement Wednesday with the park's owner and the raft's manufacturer. Terms of the deal filed in Kansas' Johnson County District Court involving Caleb Schwab's family were not ...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Barry Church celebrates his interception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis. While each of the eight NFL teams in playoff action this weekend has stars everyone has heard of,  Tom Brady; Aaron Rodgers; Richard Sherman, there are also lesser-known players like Church, who could play key roles in the divisional-round games. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke, File)

Overlooked players who could star in the NFL playoffs

When Seattle Seahawks receiver Paul Richardson made a miraculous, one-handed touchdown catch in his team's playoff opener, then followed it up with another acrobatic grab , plenty of folks watching the game on TV had one simple question: "Who is that guy?" Happens every season. Because while even the most ...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline rappel from the catwalk after placing a banner in U.S. Bank Stadium during an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears in Minneapolis. The front lines of the battle against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline are shifting away from the dwindling encampment in North Dakota. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)

Patchwork of Dakota Access protests across US encouraged

The front lines of the battle against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline are shifting away from the dwindling encampment in North Dakota, with main opposing groups asking for activism to be spread around the U.S., a call heeded when a banner was unfurled during an NFL game on New ...

Major Lazer, Rae Sremmurd to perform at Middlelands festival

Musical trio Major Lazer and hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd are set to perform at the medieval-themed Middlelands festival in Texas in May. Organizers announced Wednesday that DJ Kaskade, musical duo Phantogram, DJ-producer Marshmello and others will perform May 5-7 at the Texas Renaissance Festival Fairgrounds in Todd Mission, Texas. The ...

FILE - In this July 24, 2007, file photo, workers hang a Dallas Cowboys logo on the Alamodome in preparation for football training camp in San Antonio. WFAA-TV reported on Jan. 10, 2017 that a Texas baby hospitalized with a congenital heart defect calms down when watching Cowboys games. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Hospitalized Texas baby soothed by Dallas Cowboys games

The parents of a Texas baby hospitalized with a congenital heart defect are turning to an unlikely source to soothe her: the Dallas Cowboys. WFAA-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2jj3AnR ) 3-month-old Lola Catron has already undergone heart surgery twice since her Oct. 4 birth. While sitting with Lola at Fort Worth's Cook ...

Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) shoots between Houston Rockets' Nene, left, and Patrick Beverley during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)

Harden's triple-double leads Rockets to 9th straight win

Forget slowing down James Harden. Right now, his opponents can't even put his play into words. Harden had 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists for his second straight triple-double and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Charlotte Hornets 121-114 on Tuesday night for their ninth straight win. "There's not enough ...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were: 11-20-40-41-59, Mega Ball: 15, Megaplier: 5 (eleven, twenty, forty, forty-one, fifty-nine; Mega Ball: fifteen; Megaplier: five) Estimated jackpot: $126 million

West Virginia forward Nathan Adrian (11) tries to steal the ball from Baylor forward Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

Down goes Baylor: Top-ranked Bears lose to No. 10 WVU 89-68

Baylor's euphoria over its ascent to the No. 1 ranking lasted just one day. Nathan Adrian broke out of a shooting slump with a career-high 22 points, and No. 10 West Virginia beat the sloppy Bears 89-68 on Tuesday night in the program's first game with the top ranking. Baylor ...

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