• Papadakis & Cizeron set personal best in ice dance short

    PARIS (AP) — Edinson Cavani scored twice as unbeaten Paris Saint-Germain overcame a slow start to beat Nantes 4-1 and move six points clear at the top of the French league on Saturday.

  • IOC to decide Dec. 5 if Russia goes to 2018 Winter Olympics

    GENEVA (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will decide on Dec. 5 if Russia can compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

  • Human rights repression in China seen worsening under Xi

    BEIJING (AP) — After five years of prison and three more confined by guards at home, Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng could take no more.

  • Kirk finishes with eagle and the lead at Sea Island

    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Chris Kirk holed an 18-foot putt for eagle on his final hole for a 9-under 63 and a one-shot lead Thursday in the RSM Classic.

  • Trump exhorts UCLA trio to thank Xi for release in China

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged three suspended UCLA basketball players on Thursday to thank China’s president for their freedom after they shoplifted in China.

  • China makes no offer of debt relief for Venezuela

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday made no offer of debt relief to Venezuela, but said it was confident the country can deal with the problem.

  • Trump’s cheeseburger in Japan still drawing lines

    TOKYO (AP) — Haruyuki Sano traveled 1 ½ hours for a taste of the same cheeseburger President Donald Trump ate with the Japanese prime minister during his visit last week.

  • ASEAN shuns mention of China’s new islands, arbitration loss

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asian nations avoided mention Thursday of China’s construction of islands in the South China Sea and a U.N.-linked arbitration ruling that invalidated Beijing’s claims in the disputed waters in the latest show of China’s regional clout.

  • WADA decision harms Russia’s hopes for Winter Olympics

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency placed Russia’s fate for the upcoming Winter Olympics on perilous ground, refusing to reinstate the country’s suspended anti-doping operation while Russia remained insistent the government is not to blame.