HONOLULU—Hundreds of protesters on a Hawaii mountain road erupted in cheers yesterday after construction crews turned around and retreated from the site for what would be one of the world’s largest telescopes.
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LOS ANGELES—No matter how poorly the L.A. Lakers and Boston Celtics have played this season, they showed they still can produce a thriller no matter who is wearing the uniforms.
Jeremy Lin had a season-high 25 points as the Lakers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 118-111 overtime victory against their old rivals last night.
TAMPA, Fla.—Anthony Barr stripped the ball, scooped it up, and took off for the end zone.
“I’m thinking win, score, get out of here,” the young Minnesota linebacker said yesterday after his 27-yard fumble return on the first scrimmage play of overtime enabled the Vikings to stop a three-game losing streak with a 19-13 victory over the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
BETHESDA, Md.—Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months yesterday and said he felt “fantastic.”
He was talking about his back, not his game.
One day into his most recent return from injury, that’s what mattered to him.
CHICAGO—Corey Crawford was there every time.
Slapshots, wristers, backhands, and tips, he stopped each one of them.
The Chicago Blackhawks needed a rebound game from their goaltender—and he delivered in a big way.
SAN DIEGO—So you were confident in your bracket, hoping to win the office pool—maybe get lucky and take down that $1-billion prize Warren Buffett is offering for a perfect run of picks.
One game in and . . . done.
Way to go, Dayton. Thanks for piling on, Harvard.
And North Dakota State—you’ve got to be kidding.
BOSTON—A two-goal lead was down to one, and suddenly the Boston Bruins were trying to avoid another third-period collapse.
“At least we didn’t sit back; we didn’t panic [and] our guys responded well,” Bruins’ coach Claude Julien said after Boston snapped a two-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night.
BISMARCK, N.D.—A Canadian man is accused of trying to smuggle American guns into Canada after he allegedly sold six guns to an undercover officer for $24,000.
Shawn Hartnell, 29, of Fort Frances, Ont., is charged with two counts, including conspiracy to illegally export firearms.
NEW ORLEANS—One day after his suspension in the NFL’s bounty probe was overturned, Jonathan Vilma moved forward with his defamation claims against Commissioner Roger Goodell while Drew Brees and other teammates went on the offensive against Goodell and the league office.
NEW YORK—So long, replacement refs. The NFL’s regular crews will be back on the field starting tonight.
After two days of marathon negotiations, and mounting frustration among coaches, players, and fans, the NFL and the referees’ union announced at midnight that a tentative agreement had been reached to end a lockout that began in June.