• Gracie Gold withdraws from Grand Prix series

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time U.S. women’s figure skating champion and 2014 Olympic team bronze medalist Gracie Gold has withdrawn from the Grand Prix series.

  • Pavlyuchenkova, Gavrilova advance to Hong Kong semis

    HONG KONG (AP) — The highest ranked player left in the Hong Kong Open, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia beat Naomi Osaka of Japan 6-3, 6-3 in the quarterfinals on Friday.

  • Tech stocks lead US indexes higher; hospitals, insurers sink

    NEW YORK (AP) — A strong forecast from PC and printer maker HP is helping technology companies higher Friday morning as U.S. stock indexes climb. Retailers are also up after the Commerce Department said Americans shopped more in September. Health insurers and hospital operators are skidding after President Donald Trump said he will stop government payments to insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Nadal makes Shanghai semis, ties Agassi for wins in Open Era

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro headed to a hospital for a scan on his left wrist after a nasty fall while winning his quarterfinal at the Shanghai Masters on Friday.

  • Armisen startled after discovering he’s ‘quarter Korean’

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — American actor and comedian Fred Armisen has just learned that his grandfather was a legendary dancer from Japan who, while living in Germany in the 1930s and ’40s, allegedly volunteered in propaganda work for the Third Reich and moonlighted as a spy for the emperor in Tokyo.

  • Angel Yin takes 2nd round lead at KEB Hana Bank Championship

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Angel Yin shot a 7-under 65 and took a two-stroke lead after the second round of the KEB Hana Bank Championship on Friday.

  • Asian markets subdued as investors brace for earnings season

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were subdued on Friday following losses on Wall Street as investors awaited corporate earnings and U.S. inflation data.

  • USOC CEO to IOC on Russian doping: Time for action is now

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee called on his international counterparts to act immediately on allegations of Russian doping, with now less than four months until the start of the Winter Games.

  • Park shares the lead in Korea

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Sung Hyun Park birdied her last two holes for a 6-under 66 and a share of the lead in the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship as the South Korean bolstered her bid to win LPGA rookie of the year and player of the year.

  • Del Potro tops Zverev to secure Shanghai quarterfinal

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals by overcoming third-seeded Alexander Zverev 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Thursday.