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Americans Might Love Cinco De Mayo, but Few Know What They’re Celebrating

Many Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but how many actually know the story of the holiday? Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo doesn’t mark Mexican Independence, which is celebrated on Sept. 16. Instead, it’s meant to commemorate the Battle of Puebla, which was fought between the Mexican and French...

Tom Brady Most Dominant Player in AFC Championship History

Tom Brady has been synonymous with the AFC championship for the last two decades. Thirteen times he played for the Lamar Hunt Trophy and nine times he won it, besting MVP Patrick Mahomes in overtime, upending Blake Bortles in a classic comeback, denying Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers trips to...

49ers Use Early Season Formula on Playoff Win vs. Vikings

SANTA CLARA — The formula that fueled a perfect first half of the season for San Francisco was more than enough to carry the 49ers into the NFC championship game. The Niners ran for 186 yards and completely shut down Minnesota's offense in a 27-10 victory in the divisional round...

Clippers Beat Pistons 126-112; George Leaves With Hamstring

LOS ANGELES — On a night when Paul George only played half a game, the Los Angeles Clippers had plenty in reserve. Bench stars Montrezl Harrell scored 23 points and Lou Williams added 22 in a 126-112 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night that gave the Clippers consecutive...

Israel's Embattled Netanyahu Declares Victory in Primary

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared victory early Friday in his primary election battle for leadership of the Likud party, as TV stations predicted a landslide win for the longtime Israeli leader. The apparent victory means that Netanyahu will lead Likud into March elections, the country's third election...

After Impeachment, House Bestows Big Trade Victory on Trump

WASHINGTON — One day after its historic impeachment votes, the Democratic-led House gave President Donald Trump an overwhelming bipartisan victory Thursday on a renegotiated trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. By a 385-41 vote, the House approved a bill that puts in place terms of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The legislation passed...

49ers Start 3-Game Gauntlet With 37-8 Win Over Packers

SANTA CLARA — A strip sack on the opening drive that set up a touchdown got the San Francisco 49ers off to a rousing start to a grueling three-game stretch. A near flawless performance by Jimmy Garoppolo and a dominant performance by the defense finished off Aaron Rodgers and the...

Carr's Game-Winning Drive Puts Raiders in Playoff Race

OAKLAND — Derek Carr engineered another late winning drive. Karl Joseph delivered the sealing defensive play. It may not have come easy, but the Oakland Raiders managed to pull out another dramatic victory that has put them squarely in the AFC playoff race. Josh Jacobs scored on an 18-yard run with 1:02...

Raiders Get Late TD Pass, Defensive Stop to Beat Lions

OAKLAND — Derek Carr and the Raiders gave their football-starved fans quite a show in their first game back in Oakland in seven weeks. Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to rookie Hunter Renfrow with 2:04 remaining and Karl Joseph broke up a fourth-down pass in the end zone with 3 seconds...

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