• Pliskova beats Linette to reach Pan Pacific quarterfinals

    TOKYO (AP) — Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova used a strong serve to help overpower Magda Linette of Poland 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday to advance to the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals.

  • Jitters in Europe as Russia-Belarus war games get underway

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Russia and Belarus began major war games Thursday, an operation involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft on NATO’s eastern edge practicing how to hunt down and destroy armed spies, among other maneuvers.