• Victims’ relatives in Brazil say soccer-team crash avoidable

    Osmar Machado, father of Chapecoense soccer player Filipe Machado who died in a plane crash while on his way to a game in Colombia, holds a photograph of his son and granddaughter Antonella during a interview in Chapeco, Brazil, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. His son died on his father's 66th birthday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — Relatives of victims who died in an air crash that killed most members of the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense spoke out in anger Thursday, with several saying the crash was avoidable.

  • Tiger Woods returns with an impressive game

    Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the first hole during the first round at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Nassau, Bahamas. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Not only did Tiger Woods return to golf Thursday, he returned to being Tiger.

  • Cuban family reveals complex reaction to Castro death

    Nancy Belcourt looks out from her porch in Santa Clara, Cuba, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Fidel Castro’s death unleashed powerful public emotions in Cuba. Belcourt revealed a blend of gratitude to Castro’s revolution, pain at the violence it unleashed and hope that Cuba will now be able to start looking toward a future that builds on Castro’s legacy while living its worst aspects behind. (AP Photo/Christine Armario)

    SANTA CLARA, Cuba (AP) — When Nancy Belcourt was a girl, two of her uncles fled their home in the central Cuban countryside to join rebels fighting a counter-revolution against Fidel Castro.

  • A rose for family of US plantation owner executed by Castro

    In this Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 photo, Frances R. Fuller displays a Life Magazine, from Oct. 31, 1960, with the photo, top left, of her parents William Fuller, left, Jennie Fuller, right, and her brother Robert Fuller, center, at her home in Miami. In 1960, Robert Fuller joined an ill-fated mission to lead a boatload of poorly trained Cubans from Miami in hopes of mustering up a counter-revolution on the island. Instead, the men were quickly captured, and Fuller confessed under torture to counterrevolutionary activities.  Fuller was sentenced to death by firing squad. The family asked to bring his body back with them to America. Castro's people said no. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    MIAMI (AP) — One of Miami’s oldest cemeteries is so close to the Fidel Castro death celebrations at Café Versailles in Little Havana that its marble angels echo with conga-line cheers from Calle Ocho.

  • Atletico Mineiro will not play Chapecoense in final match

    A funeral employee walks past coffins containing the remains of the victims of the Colombian air tragedy are lined up in the parking garage of the San Vicente funeral home in Medellin, Colombia, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Because of the large number of casualties, the funeral home had to place the coffins in its parking garage. Forensic authorities say they have managed to identify a majority of the victims of Monday's crash and hope to finish their work on Thursday. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — The president of Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro said Thursday the team will not play its final-round match of the Brazilian league season against Chapecoense.

  • Tiger’s returns from a layoff not what they used to be

    Tiger Woods bounces a golf ball on the 16th hole during the Pro-Am at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Nassau, Bahamas. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods used to have no trouble returning to golf after a long layoff.

  • Fidel Castro ashes complete first leg of cross-country trip

    People gather in the street to watch Fidel Castro's funeral procession, as his ashes pass through Esperanza, Cuba, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Castro's ashes have begun a four-day journey, retracing the path of his triumphant march into Havana nearly six decades ago, to their final resting place in the eastern city of Santiago. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    SANTA CLARA, Cuba (AP) — Fidel Castro’s ashes are completing the first leg of a more than 500-mile (800-kilometer) journey across Cuba, traveling in a flag-draped cedar coffin through small towns and cities where his rebel army fought its way to power nearly 60 years ago.

  • Chapecoense vows to compete, possibly with borrowed players

    Relatives of Chapecoense soccer players, who died in a plane crash in Colombia, cry during a memorial inside Arena Condado stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Authorities were working to finish identifying the bodies before repatriating them to Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — Six players, a handful of support staff, and deep sorrow are all that remain of Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer club.

  • Jeter says golf most frustrating sport he’s played

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Derek Jeter needed something to fill his competitive void when he retired from baseball. The New York Yankees shortstop chose golf, and just like everyone else, it’s been a challenge to master.

  • NFL responds to congresswoman about unaccepted ID

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL sent a memo to the 32 teams to clarify what is valid identification after a man with a new District of Columbia driver’s license was initially denied purchasing alcohol at a stadium.