The Dixie fire has consumed more than 900,000 acres, becoming the second-largest fire in state history. It is now 94% contained. Fueled by intense winds, the massive fire tore through the small town of Greenville on Aug. 4, destroying businesses and homes. It has become the 14th most destructive fire ever in California, destroying 1,262 structures as of last month.
With fire season far from over and much of the state in a drought, officials are warning that this year's fires could end up competing with last year's record-breaking season. Five of the 10 largest wildfires in state history occurred in 2020.
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China Evergrande Group said on Sunday it had resumed work on more than 10 projects in Shenzhen, Dongguan and other cities - a statement that comes after it appeared to avert default with a last-minute bond coupon payment last week. Evergrande, which has some $300 billion in liabilities, said in a post on its Wechat account that some projects had entered the interior decoration stage while other buildings had recently finished construction. Last week's move to pay $83.5 million in interest on a U.S. dollar bond has bought Evergrande another week to wrestle with a debt crisis looming over the world's second-biggest economy.
Dallas Stars (3-2-0, third in the Central) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (3-2-0, sixth in the Metropolitan)Columbus, Ohio; Monday, 7 p.m. EDTFANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jackets +108, Stars -128; over/under is 5.5BOTTOM LINE: Dallas visits the Columbus Blue Jackets after the Stars defeated Los Angeles 3-2 in overtime.Columbus went 18-26-12 overall with a 11-9-8 record at home in the 2020-21 season. The Blue Jackets scored 134 total goals last season while averaging 2.4 per game.Dallas went 23-19-14
New York Islanders (2-2-1, eighth in the Metropolitan) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (1-3-0, eighth in the Pacific)Paradise, Nevada; Sunday, 10 p.m. EDTFANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Golden Knights -136, Islanders +115; over/under is 5.5BOTTOM LINE: New York visits Vegas after the Islanders shut out Arizona 3-0. Ilya Sorokin earned the victory in the net for New York after recording 26 saves.Vegas finished 40-14-2 overall with a 21-5-2 record at home a season ago. The Golden Knights averaged 3.4 goals and
Detroit Red Wings (2-2-1, third in the Atlantic) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (0-4-1, seventh in the Central)Chicago; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDTFANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blackhawks -149, Red Wings +125; over/under is 6BOTTOM LINE: Chicago heads into the matchup with Detroit after losing five games in a row.Chicago went 24-25-7 overall during the 2020-21 season while going 13-11-4 at home. The Blackhawks scored 159 total goals last season, 38 on power plays and three shorthanded.Detroit finished 19-27-10 overal
The Los Angeles Lakers will try to avoid starting 0-3 for the second time in their LeBron James-era. Los Angeles is scheduled to host the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday evening, two nights after losing their second straight game to start the season. The Lakers dropped their season opener to the visiting Golden State Warriors, and then lost another home game on Friday to the Phoenix Suns.
Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama had three birdies in five holes on the back nine and eagled the 18th for good measure for a five-stroke victory at the PGA Tour's Zozo Championship on Sunday. It was Matsuyama's first PGA Tour win in his native Japan, although he's only had one previous attempt. In 2019, Tiger Woods won the inaugural Zozo Championship, the first PGA Tour event in Japan, and last year the tournament was moved to California due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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Portland Trail Blazers (1-1, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (0-2, 12th in the Western Conference)Los Angeles; Monday, 10:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles plays the Portland Trail Blazers after Paul George scored 41 points in the Clippers' 120-114 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.Los Angeles went 27-15 in Western Conference play and 26-10 at home during the 2020-21 season. The Clippers averaged 114.0 points per game last season, 16.2 on free throws and 42.9 from 3-poi