Los Angeles Lakers’ woes continue in OT loss to Western Conference-worst Houston Rockets

HOUSTON — A triple-double from LeBron James and a high-scoring effort from Russell Westbrook weren’t enough to halt the Los Angeles Lakers’ self-destruction tour, with Wednesday’s 139-130 overtime loss to the Rockets being the latest lowlight in a season full of them. “We kind of messed around with the game and they had confidence throughout the night,” said Westbrook, who […]

UK imposes asset freezes on Abramovich, Rosneft boss Sechin

LONDON – Britain imposed sanctions on Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich and Igor Sechin, the chief executive of Russian oil giant Rosneft, hitting them with asset freezes and travel bans because of their links to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two billionaires plus businessman Oleg Deripaska and four other Russian oligarchs are the most high-profile figures to be […]