• Piper Foley, 4, daughter of New York Stock Exchange Senior Vice President Douglas Foley, meets Santa Claus from the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before the opening bell Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Asian stocks rise on expectations for Europe stimulus

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were higher Thursday on expectations for additional European Central Bank stimulus as jitters about tensions between Russia and Turkey faded.

  • Jordan Spieth of the U.S. tees off on the 8th hole during the Australia Open Golf Tournament in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

    Spieth has 71 at Australian Open, trails early leader by 5

    SYDNEY (AP) — Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott struggled to even-par 71s in the hot, windy opening round of the Australian Open on Thursday, leaving the top two-ranked players in the tournament five strokes behind little-known leader Lincoln Tighe.

  • Fan pours drink on Celtics draft pick Thornton during game

    SYDNEY (AP) — An elderly basketball fan has been banned for the rest of the Australian season after tipping beer on the head of Boston Celtics 2015 draft pick Marcus Thornton during a domestic league game.

  • Adelaide Oval to aid bowlers in 3rd Australia-NZ test

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Cricket officials have tweaked the normally predictable Adelaide Oval pitch to help bowlers in the third test between Australia and New Zealand starting on Friday.

  • American golfer Jordan Spieth, center, answers a few questions as he runs a clinic for young golfers at the Australian Golf Club in Sydney, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Spieth will defend his Australian Open title starting Thursday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

    Scott’s 14-year title streak under threat as 2015 winds down

    SYDNEY (AP) — Adam Scott is without a tournament victory thus far in 2015, putting his 14-year record of winning at least one tournament a year in jeopardy going into this week’s Australian Open.