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Giannis Antetokounmpo takes control as Bucks beat Wizards

Lou Williams scored 31 points, Blake Griffin added 29 before his ejection, and the Clippers defeated Houston 113-102 on Monday night in Chris Paul’s heated return to Staples Center against his old team. [Read entire story]

Thousands flee in Philippines as volcano stirs eruption fears

LEGAZPI, Philippines — Glowing red lava rolled down the slopes of a Philippine volcano Tuesday morning as authorities maintained a warning of a possible hazardous eruption. The lava was quietly flowing [Read entire story]

Frustrated USC men take it out on Utah in rout

USC played with a chip on its shoulder. First, the Trojans were still mad about teammate De’Anthony Melton being held out this season. Second, they didn’t like the reminders that visiting Utah was dropping about its [Read entire story]

Venus Williams among Americans exiting early in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia — Venus Williams was knocked out of the Australian Open on Monday, one of seven American women eliminated on opening day. Also gone: U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens (the 13th seed) and [Read entire story]

Patton Kizzire tops former Cal golfer James Hahn in six extra holes

Patton Kizzire outlasted former Cal golfer James Hahn in six extra holes to win the Sony Open in Honolulu to become the first multiple winner on the PGA Tour this season. Kizzire, who won the OHL Classic [Read entire story]

Oilers hand Golden Knights rare home loss

Darnell Nurse scored 55 seconds into overtime to lift the visiting Edmonton Oilers past the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 on Saturday night. Patrick Maroon and Drake Caggiula also scored for the Oilers, and [Read entire story]

Julius Randle returns home, leads Lakers past Mavericks in OT

The Spurs have not had many opportunities to play with a full and healthy roster this season, so they took advantage of the luxury Saturday night. Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points in his return from a [Read entire story]

Eagles’ defense locks down to stop Falcons

PHILADELPHIA — Nick Foles was steady, Jake Elliott had a big leg and the defense made one final stop. Thus, the Philadelphia Eagles are heading to the NFC Championship Game following a 15-10 victory [Read entire story]

False alarm on missile creates uneasy moment at Sony Open

Charles Howell III was eating breakfast in his Honolulu hotel when the restaurant at the Kahala started buzzing. Everyone had their phones. Everyone received the same push alert. [Read entire story]

Australian Open offers opportunity for breakthrough

MELBOURNE, Australia — Without defending champion Serena Williams in the draw at the Australian Open, there’s certainly an enhanced opportunity for another player to emerge as a first-time Grand Slam champion. [Read entire story]

Young’s 43 lead No. 9 Oklahoma past No. 16 TCU 102-97 in OT

Oklahoma guard Christian James can’t grasp what Trae Young does. Young scored 29 of his 43 points after halftime, and No. 9 Oklahoma defeated No. 16 TCU 102-97 in overtime on Saturday in Norman, [Read entire story]

Supreme Court to hear Internet sales tax case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on Internet purchases in a case that could force consumers to pay more for certain purchases and allow states to recoup what [Read entire story]

Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio staying with Bears

Vic Fangio is returning to the Chicago Bears as defensive coordinator after being passed up for their head coaching job. Fangio, the former defensive coordinator at Stanford and the 49ers under Jim [Read entire story]

Donaldson, Bryant set contract records at arbitration deadline

Josh Donaldson and Kris Bryant cashed in with record arbitration-eligible contracts, leading a flurry of signings Friday, the final day arbitration-eligible players could agree with their teams. The [Read entire story]

KKK leader at center of ‘Mississippi Burning’ case dies in prison

JACKSON, Miss. — Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted in the 1964 “Mississippi Burning” slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state’s [Read entire story]

Cavs routed again, lose 6th in 8 games, as Raptors romp 133-99

LeBron James isn’t enjoying the view lately, watching the end of blowout losses from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ bench. James and his struggling Cavaliers absorbed their most-lopsided rout of the [Read entire story]

Army claims NHL team can’t trademark ‘Vegas Golden Knights’

The U.S. Army has filed a challenge opposing the application of the NHL’s newest franchise to register the trademark “Vegas Golden Knights.” In a claim filed Wednesday with the U.S. Trademark Trial [Read entire story]

Greta Gerwig, Jordan Peele among Directors Guild nominees

LOS ANGELES — Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele are among the five directors who have been recognized for outstanding directorial achievement by the Directors Guild of America. The Guild announced its feature film nominees [Read entire story]

Misfiring Kris Dunn, rookie Lauri Markkanen help Bulls top Knicks

Lauri Markkanen had knocked down eight three-pointers, but Kris Dunn couldn’t get anything to fall. He kept shooting, and eventually hit the shot that put the Bulls on top for good. [Read entire story]

Libyan navy says some 100 migrants believed missing at sea

TRIPOLI, Libya — The Libyan navy said on Wednesday that some 100 migrants are missing at sea and feared dead while the coast guard rescued at least 279 others off the coast of Libya. The migrants, [Read entire story]