• Trump’s call inspires hope in Taiwan, concern in Beijing

    This combination of two photos shows U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, left, speaking during a "USA Thank You" tour event in Cincinatti Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, and Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, delivering a speech during National Day celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. Trump spoke Friday, Dec. 2, with Tsai, a move that will be sure to anger China. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Chinag Ying-ying, File)

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — With a 10-minute phone call and two tweets, Donald Trump inspired banner headlines and renewed hopes across Taiwan for a stronger partnership with the United States, while also inflaming the complex relationships between the U.S., mainland China, and the self-governing island China regards as a renegade province.

    Updated: 3:43 am

  • Varner wins Australian PGA Championship; Scott finishes 3rd

    In this May 2, 2016, file photo, Harold Varner III tees off the 18th hole during the final round of the PGA Zurich Classic golf tournament at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La. Varner held on to win the Australian PGA Championship in Gold Coast, Australia, on Sunday, Dec.4, 2016 by two shots after a roller-coaster last round of 65 that included seven birdies and two bogeys in an entertaining nine-hole stretch at Royal Pines. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Harold Varner III didn’t really know the protocol, so he filled the Australian PGA Championship trophy with champagne, took a sip and then shared it around.

    Updated: 3:17 am

  • Site of deadly Oakland warehouse fire an artist space, maze

    A unidentified man falls to the ground after speaking to authorities outside of a warehouse destroyed by a fire Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. A deadly fire broke out during a rave at a converted warehouse in the San Francisco Bay Area. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The converted warehouse known as the “Ghost Ship” where a deadly fire ripped through a late-night dance party was an artist workspace and illegal home for a rotating cast of a dozen or more residents, those who lived there or visited often said.

  • Lillard has 19 and Blazers defeat Heat 99-92

    Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside, left, and Portland Trail Blazers forward Ed Davis vie for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — While Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum didn’t have their usual offensive outburst against Miami, they both got baskets when it mattered.

  • No. 14 Louisville pulls out 79-70 win over Grand Canyon

    PHOENIX (AP) — Louisville coach Rick Pitino has played in the most difficult arenas in college basketball. Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina.

  • Drexel fends off pesky High Point 78-72 behind Jonsonn, Lee

    HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Kari Jonsson scored 25 points, Kurk Lee finished with 16 points, Rodney Williams added 13, and Drexel pulled away late to beat High Point 78-72 Saturday night.

  • Players: Kerr’s marijuana admission could spark dialogue

    In this Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr reacts during the team's NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Oakland, Calif. Kerr, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year, acknowledged he tried marijuana twice in the past 18 months while dealing with debilitating back pain. Kerr told Comcast SportsNet Bay Area's Warriors Insider Podcast with Monte Poole on Friday, Dec. 2, that he used medicinal marijuana but it didn't help. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — David West has undergone four surgeries in his long NBA career: left knee, right elbow and right foot twice to fix a couple of toes.

  • Portland State beats Rio Grande Valley 87-74

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — De’Sean Parsons scored 20 points with six assists and a career-high five steals and Portland State used a big second-half run to beat Utah-Rio Grande Valley 87-74 on Saturday night for coach Tyler Geving’s 100th career win.

  • Richmond completes comeback to beat North Dakota 27-24

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Griffin Trau kicked an 18-yard field goal as time expired, capping a 17-point comeback and sending Richmond to a 27-24 win over seventh-seeded North Dakota in the second round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday.

  • Florida can’t overcome early interceptions against Tide

    Florida head coach Jim McElwain looks over plays during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game between Alabama and Florida, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    ATLANTA (AP) — The score made it appear No. 15 Florida was outclassed in its SEC championship game against top-ranked Alabama.