DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier's F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said.
Doc Rivers, the head coach who helped his Los Angeles Clippers players navigate the turbulent waters of the Donald Sterling scandal, will stay with the club through the 2018-19 NBA season. The Clippers announced on Wednesday they had agreed a contract extension with Rivers, who led them to a franchise-best 57-25 record and a second straight Pacific Division title in his first campaign with the club. His future with the Clippers had become uncertain in the wake of the scandal involving former owner Sterling, who received a lifetime ban from the NBA after racist remarks he made to a woman friend became public. The team has since been sold for $2 billion to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, who praised Rivers on Wednesday.
Peng Shuai admits she feels the huge burden of Chinese expectation in the absence of superstar Li Na after stunning Polish fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska at the US Open on Wednesday. The win immediately swung the spotlight on the softly-spoken Tianjin native after world number three compatriot Li, the Australian Open champion and 2011 French Open winner, was forced to skip the tournament with a knee injury. "I prefer to have Li Na here. I just want to focus and enjoy my tennis," said Peng who added that at least having five other Chinese in the main draw helped ease the burden.