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home : sports : college/pro June 24, 2019

Sonoma's new turn: A ride on "The Carousel"
SONOMA, Calif. — Daniel Hemric (8) and William Byron (24) drive into
SONOMA, Calif. — Daniel Hemric (8) and William Byron (24) drive into "The Carousel" at Sonoma Raceway during a NASCAR Cup Series practice Friday, June 21, 2019 in Sonoma, Calif. The track has put the tricky carousel turn back into its layout for the first time since 1997.
AP Photo/Greg Beacham
This twisty road course in Northern California wine country already provided one of the NASCAR Cup Series' biggest challenges and best rides of the year.
Saturday, June 22, 2019

Bellinger tops NL in fan All-Star voting; Trout leads AL
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger was the top vote-getter in the major leagues and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout led the AL in the first stage of Major League Baseball's new two-phase fan balloting to determine All-Star Game starters.
Saturday, June 22, 2019

Michigan makes CWS finals with 15-3 win over Texas Tech
Michigan has gone from being an anxious team playing not to lose the Big Ten regular-season championship a month ago to one that is carefree and just two wins away from the national championship.
Saturday, June 22, 2019

Vanderbilt beats Louisville 3-2 to advance to CWS finals
Vanderbilt came to the College World Series ranked in the top five in all the major offensive categories. The Commodores have a .400 hitter, the No. 4 overall draft pick and three of the top 20 run producers in the nation.
Saturday, June 22, 2019

Alzolay's strong debut leads Cubs over Mets 7-4
Whether rookie Adbert Alzolay stays in the majors for the remainder of the season is a question for another day.
Friday, June 21, 2019

Riddle's homer in 11th lifts Marlins over Cardinals, 7-6
Marlins outfielder JT Riddle wiped out two months of frustration with one swing of the bat.
Friday, June 21, 2019

Pelicans take Zion number 1 in NBA draft
Zion Williamson plays with force and ferocity, a Hulk in hightops who looks as though he'd never show a soft side.
Friday, June 21, 2019

US women dominate rival Sweden 2-0 to remain undefeated
The United States is showing just how fiercely it is prepared to defend its Women's World Cup title.
Friday, June 21, 2019

Contreras powers Cubs past Giolito and White Sox 7-3
Willson Contreras celebrated a very special anniversary with an impressive all-around show.
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Goldschmidt's homer in 11th lifts Cardinals over Marlins 2-1
Even though he wasn't in the starting lineup, Paul Goldschmidt didn't take the night off.
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Tonight: Mets meet with Cubs; Wainwright to start for Cards
New York Mets (35-39, fourth in the NL East) vs. Chicago Cubs (40-33, first in the NL Central)
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Boyd nets 2 goals for US in 4-0 win over Guyana
After newcomer Tyler Boyd scored early in the second half to give the United States a two-goal lead, the sure sign this was going to be a good night for the Americans was visible on Gyasi Zardes' face.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Jiménez homers in 9th, White Sox top Cubs 3-1
Eloy Jiménez came up in a big spot and delivered. It was exactly how he pictured the moment when he became a professional ballplayer.

With one major twist.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

MLB calls ump union tweet 'inappropriate'
Major League Baseball said it was inappropriate for the umpire's union to comment on the one-game suspension levied against San Diego Padres star Manny Machado for his conduct following his ejection for arguing a called third strike Saturday at Colorado.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

17th-inning stretch: Twins beat Tigers in Marathon
Max Kepler was supposed to have the night off. Instead, the Twins outfielder wound up playing 12 innings and delivered three huge hits.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Yamamoto, Marlins blank Cards 6-0
In his first two starts, Jordan Yamamoto has done things that have been accomplished once, or not at all, in the past century.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Mikolas, Carpenter lead Cards to win over Marlins
Mile Mikolas knew his luck would turn around.

Dexter Fowler and Matt Carpenter homered to back a strong outing by Mikolas and lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-0 win over the Miami Marlins on Monday night.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Pelicans primed to draft Zion
Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis' trade request has been honored, it's time for the New Orleans Pelicans to start a new era by drafting the next face of the franchise.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Platini arrested as part of World Cup investigation
Former UEFA president Michel Platini was questioned by police Tuesday after being arrested in a corruption probe of the vote that gave the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a judicial official said.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Texas Tech sends Arkansas packing at College World Series
Tim Tadlock obviously would have preferred his team not have to play in the Monday elimination game at the College World Series.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Michigan downs FSU at CWS
Jesse Franklin hit the second pitch of the game out of TD Ameritrade Park. With the performance Tommy Henry was about to give, that was all the offense Michigan needed.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

DeJong tags Mets again, Cardinals win 4-3
Paul DeJong again picked on a favorite foe.

DeJong tagged the Mets for a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning Sunday, sending St. Louis Cardinals over New York 4-3.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Dodgers edge Cubs with late-game heroics
Kenley Jansen sent a late-night text to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts after his blown save against the Cubs.
Monday, June 17, 2019

Lloyd, a World Cup starter again, scores 2 as US beats Chile
Carli Lloyd wasn't thrilled to open the Women's World Cup on the bench for the United States. She accepted the role, but made no secret she wanted to start.
Monday, June 17, 2019

Woodland denies history with US Open title at Pebble Beach
In front of Gary Woodland was a 263-yard shot to the scariest green on any par 5 at Pebble Beach, especially with a U.S. Open on the line. Behind him by one shot on the leaderboard was Brooks Koepka, the most dangerous figure in major championship golf these days.
Monday, June 17, 2019

Bears sign third-round draft pick Montgomery
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed third-round draft pick David Montgomery.
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at 75 before Hall induction
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — On a cool night in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7, 2016, John Elway thrust the Lombardi Trophy into the air and hollered, "This one's for Pat!"
Saturday, June 15, 2019

California police say Raptors president shoved, hit deputy
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California police agency will pursue a misdemeanor battery charge against Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri after the executive was accused of shoving and hitting a sheriff's deputy in the face and shouting obscenities as he tried to join his team on the court to celebrate their NBA championship.
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Taylorville's Eric Dust leaving behind basketball court for job at Boeing after earning his degree
ST. LOUIS — Eric Dust found himself with free time for a change over the past two months while winding down his days at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
Saturday, June 15, 2019

It's a Jurassic World
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada's first NBA championship.
Friday, June 14, 2019

Angels' Ohtani hits for cycle
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Even without full use of his powerful right arm, Shohei Ohtani possesses one of baseball's most diverse skillsets.
Friday, June 14, 2019

Dodgers outslug Cubs with four home runs to win 7-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger's recent 0-for-13 slump appears to have been a mere blip in a memorable season so far.

Friday, June 14, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom tossed his glove all around the dugout. Harrison Bader blamed himself after a big hit. And umpires found themselves caught out in the rain.
Friday, June 14, 2019

Arch Madness
Blues goalie Jordan Binnington was waiting patiently, as NHL rookies learn to do, while the Stanley Cup was passed from teammate to teammate across the recently conquered ice of the new Boston Garden.

Thirteen St. Louis players took their turn with the iconic trophy, raising it above their heads, lowering it for a kiss, posing for a picture.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Bears ready for training camp, except the kickers
Linebacker Roquan Smith, safety Eddie Jackson and other Chicago Bears defensive players felt ready to begin hitting last week when organized team activities ended.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Alex Morgan has 5 goals as US routs Thailand 13-0
Thailand was never a real threat to the U.S. national team. Even so, the three-time Women's World Cup champions had no desire to go easy on a lesser opponent in their opening game.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Koepka facing long odds for another US Open title
Brooks Koepka should already have enough motivation for this U.S. Open.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Rookie Peter Lambert bottles up Cubs again, Rockies win 10-3
Peter Lambert baffled Chicago yet again and took a chunk out of the turf with a sliding catch.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Hudson pitches 7 innings to help Cardinals beat Marlins 7-1
St. Louis Cardinals rookie Dakota Hudson pitched a career-high seven innings Tuesday night and said teammate Adam Wainwright would be hearing about it.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Warriors hang on to stay alive, win Game 5 of Finals 106-105
The Golden State Warriors aren't letting go of the NBA title just yet.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Rockies rally past Cubs for 9th straight home win
Ian Desmond hit a monster blast that brought fans to their feet but it was a manufactured run that made the difference for the Colorado Rockies.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Wacha strong as Cardinals beat Miami 4-1
Michael Wacha was so excited to make his first start in nearly three weeks that he set the alarm in his hotel room for 4 o'clock.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Warriors say Durant will practice before Game 5
Kevin Durant was playing basketball on Sunday.
Monday, June 10, 2019

Bruins force Game 7 with 5-1 win over Blues
Facing elimination in an oh-so-hostile environment, Tuukka Rask and Brad Marchand stepped up for the Boston Bruins once again.
Monday, June 10, 2019

Hendricks masters Cards again in Cubs' 5-1 win
Kyle Hendricks doesn't believe he was sharp on Sunday night.
Monday, June 10, 2019

FSU's Martin back to CWS; Michigan 1st time since 1984
Florida State coach Mike Martin, the all-time wins leader in all NCAA sports, will get one more shot at winning his first national championship before he retires.
Monday, June 10, 2019

Raptors move within victory of first championship
Kawhi Leonard's hot hand is sending the Raptors home to Toronto on the cusp of a startling upset for Canada.
Saturday, June 8, 2019

Bears hold 100th anniversary celebration
Gale Sayers drew one more thunderous ovation from the Chicago crowd.
Saturday, June 8, 2019

Belmont to end gripping Triple Crown
There's been a buzz about thoroughbred racing since the Kentucky Derby and it just might increase when the "What if?" Triple Crown comes to an end with the Belmont Stakes.
Saturday, June 8, 2019

Craig Kimbrel on deal with Cubs: 'I'm happy where I am'
After missing more than one-third of a season while waiting for the right offer, Craig Kimbrel found a home with the Chicago Cubs.
Saturday, June 8, 2019

Binnington, Blues beat Bruins 2-1, lead Stanley Cup 3-2
From last place in the league to the brink of their first Stanley Cup championship, the St. Louis Blues need one more win to complete their improbable journey.
Friday, June 7, 2019

Peter Lambert sparkles to win debut, Rockies top Cubs 3-1
Peter Lambert's major league debut exceeded even his own expectations.
Friday, June 7, 2019

Jamaica beats US Soccer 1-0 in Gold Cup prep match
Not much went right for the United States in its next-to-last prep match for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Raptors hit big shots, beat Warriors for 2-1 lead
For every amazing shot in a career night by Stephen Curry on his home court, Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Danny Green kept finding dazzling answers of their own.
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Nats win season-high 4th straight, beat White Sox 6-4
Trea Turner saved the Washington Nationals after another bullpen meltdown.
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Castillo solid, Puig homers to lead Reds over Cards
Cincinnati starter Luis Castillo knew he had good stuff.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Schwarber, Báez, Cubs end Rockies' winning streak
With a new veteran in the fold, the Chicago Cubs deep, dangerous lineup seems a little bit deeper and more dangerous.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Big 10 taps Vikings' Warren as commish
Kevin Warren keeps a picture in his office of Curt Flood. There's another of Jackie Robinson, one of Texas Western's barrier-bulldozing 1966 NCAA championship basketball team and Dr. Martin Luther King's letter from "Letter from Birmingham Jail."
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

WCWS: UCLA tops Oklahoma to win thirteenth nat'l title
UCLA is back on top.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Vegas, baby! SEC, Big Ten to share bowl spot in new stadium
The Big Ten and SEC will soon be heading to the Las Vegas Bowl, taking turns facing the Pac-12 when the game moves into a new billion-dollar NFL stadium in 2020.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Blues outlast Bruins 4-2, Cup Final now knotted 2-2
It usually takes a lucky bounce here and there to win the Stanley Cup
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Lester, Cubs bounce back with 8-1 win over Angels
The Chicago Cubs sacrificed a day off and got some needed confidence in return.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Kawhi Leonard sues Nike over rights to his logo
Toronto star Kawhi Leonard filed a federal lawsuit against Nike on Monday, saying the footwear and apparel giant is blocking him from using a logo that he believes he owns.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Warriors beat Raptors 109-104 to even NBA Finals
The Golden State Warriors relied on a champion's heart to overcome their weary bodies.
Monday, June 3, 2019

Martin's Seminoles keep going; Nos. 3, 4 national seeds out
Florida State dominated all three games in its NCAA regional and extended coach Mike Martin's final season at least one more week.
Monday, June 3, 2019

Chipper Jones stands out among No. 1 picks
In 1990, the Atlanta Braves drafted Chipper Jones with the No. 1 overall pick, and he accomplished something no other player has done after being selected first.
Monday, June 3, 2019

Wainwright pitches Cards past Cubs 2-1
All Adam Wainwright needed was a little assurance.
Monday, June 3, 2019

Alo's HR helps Oklahoma top Alabama
At first, it was hard to tell just how far Jocelyn Alo's monster home run traveled.
Monday, June 3, 2019

Kyle Busch moves into tie for 9th with 55th career Cup win
Kyle Busch tossed his young son in the air twice in victory lane and sprayed champagne toward anyone dry within reach. The good times and NASCAR milestones keep piling up for Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing.
Monday, June 3, 2019

Bears' QB Trubisky facing high expectations after playoff year
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Dave Ragone recalled the look in Mitchell Trubisky's eyes during the final drive of the Chicago Bears' season.
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Deegan continues to race up NASCAR ladder
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Brian Deegan can tell you about the time he failed a backflip attempt with his motorcycle for a TV stunt and crashed with such a thud that the handlebar ripped up his gut like a gunshot and he almost died.
Saturday, June 1, 2019

White Sox beat Indians 10-4 for season-high 4th straight win
CHICAGO (AP) — Yonder Alonso is dealing with his tough start by staying positive and trying to make the most of every day.
Friday, May 31, 2019

Three former UCLA football players sue school over injuries
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three former University of California, Los Angeles football players are suing the school, alleging they suffered concussions and other injuries that worsened because they were forced to play instead of receiving proper treatment.
Friday, May 31, 2019

Hudson goes 6 strong, Cards beat Phillies 5-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dakota Hudson stopped another losing skid for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Friday, May 31, 2019

Raptors take Finals opener, 118-109 over Warriors
TORONTO (AP) — The first NBA Finals game outside the U.S. was a party 24 years in the making.
Friday, May 31, 2019

Blues beat Bruins 3-2 in overtime, tie Stanley Cup
Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson bumped into coach Craig Berube in the bathroom before the start of overtime and told him: "I just need one more."
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Cubs-Cards set for London on June 13-14 in 2020
The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals are set to play at London next season in a two-game series at West Ham's Olympic Stadium on June 13 and 14.
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Hernandez's 2-run homer lifts Phillies over Cards 4-3
Nick Pivetta has no plans for a return trip to the minors.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

White Sox post 2nd win of day, beat Royals 4-3
Lucas Giolito was behind schedule, out of sync and in a hole. Rather than unravel, he regrouped in a big way.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Exemptions highlight Differences in Opens
The distinction between golf's two oldest championships goes beyond one being played on links courses in the UK and the other being played in the United States. They also have a different reach, which can lead to a different idea of "Open."
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Raiders agree to 1-year deal with troubled guard Incognito
Throughout the draft process, Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock and coach Jon Gruden stressed the importance of character when looking for players who could help turn the franchise around.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Bregman homers twice as Houston rallies past Cubs 9-6
With three of their biggest stars out with injuries, the Houston Astros needed someone to step up on Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Cole tosses a dozen strikeouts as Astros down Cubs 6-5
Less than two weeks ago Jack Mayfield flew to Boston because the Houston Astros told him he was going to make his long-awaited major league debut after seven seasons in the minors.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Kuraly, Bruins rally, beat Blues 4-2 in Stanley Cup opener
Torey Krug flew down the ice with his helmet off, like his big, bad predecessors on the Boston defense from the days of Eddie Shore and Bobby Orr.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Until Favre came along, Starr was known as greatest Packer ever
Bart Starr was an ordinary quarterback until teaming with Vince Lombardi on the powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams that ruled the 1960s and ushered in the NFL as America’s most popular sport.
Monday, May 27, 2019

Indy 500 spotlights uptrending IndyCar Series uptick
The Indianapolis 500 was once considered one of the top sporting events of the year, an iconic, milk-drenched staple of Memorial Day weekend filled with patriotism and nostalgia, triumph and despair.
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Pagano puts stamp on Bears defense after year off
Chuck Pagano made the most of his time away from the sideline. He's also glad to be coaching again.
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Bruins' veteran core could be key in Cup bid
When the Boston Bruins take the ice against the St. Louis Blues, they will do it with a core group of veterans who know what it's like to hoist the Stanley Cup — and have it slip from their fingers.
Saturday, May 25, 2019

2 Clemson players suspended for season
Clemson tight end Braden Galloway and offensive lineman Zach Giella will miss next season after an NCAA panel rejected the school's appeal of their drug suspension.
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Art Briles hired by Texas high school
Art Briles, the former Baylor football coach who was fired three years ago amid a sexual assault scandal at the Baptist school, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program.
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Drivers want NASCAR's longest race to remain 600 miles
With a furrowed brow NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip scoffed at the notion that the Coca-Cola 600 race is too long and should be shortened by, say, maybe a hundred miles or so.
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Lillard, Kemba, LeBron noteworthy All-NBA picks
Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker also were big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced.
Friday, May 24, 2019

Giolito spins 4-hit gem, White Sox blank Astros 4-0
Lucas Giolito was forced to speed up his pace near the end of his last start for the Chicago White Sox because of rain. The results were so good he decided to try it again Thursday night against the Houston Astros, even though there was no need to rush in the climate-controlled confines of Minute Maid Park.
Friday, May 24, 2019

Segura helps Phillies beat Lester, Cubs
Jean Segura and the Philadelphia Phillies think they learned a little more about themselves during a wild four days in Chicago.
Friday, May 24, 2019

Leonard scores 35, Raptors beat Bucks 105-99 for 3-2 series lead
Kawhi Leonard arrived in Toronto thinking he could pick up another championship to go with the one he already has.
Friday, May 24, 2019

Bruins, Blues meet in Final 49 years in making
Seeing the famous photo of Bobby Orr scoring the 1970 Stanley Cup-winning goal to beat his St. Louis Blues doesn't bring back bad memories for Scotty Bowman.
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Cardinals win 10-3, split doubleheader with Royals
Marcell Ozuna made Homer Bailey work. Then he made him pay.
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Hamels gets no-decision against Phillies, Cubs win
Cole Hamels struggled in his first start against his original team, Albert Almora Jr. hit his first career grand-slam and the Cubs rallied from an early three-run deficit with three homers, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 Wednesday night.
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Báez's ninth-inning pinch-hit single lifts Cubs over Phillies
The heart of the Chicago Cubs' lineup, including a taped-up Javier Báez, proved to be too much for the Philadelphia Phillies and their tired bullpen.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Lowry nets 25, Raptors rout Bucks to even East finals
With a weary Kawhi Leonard fighting through fatigue, the Toronto Raptors found enough energy to pull away from the Milwaukee Bucks.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Blues beat Sharks, march to Stanley Cup Final
The St. Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in decades.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

NFL owners to consider altering pass interference reviews
An NFL owners meeting Wednesday will consider a proposal to refine the new rule that allows challenges involving pass interference, and may also announce locations to host upcoming drafts.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Realmuto homers in 10th, Phillies beat Cubs 5-4
The memories came flooding back to Jake Arrieta as the fans showered him with cheers when he stepped to the plate for the first time.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Schwartz, Tarasenko have Blues close to Cup Final
Jaden Schwartz is on a scoring run that has the St. Louis Blues dreaming big.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Women hockey players form union in step toward new league
More than 200 of the world's top women's hockey players have formed a union, saying they must "stand together" if there is to be a sustainable professional league.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Marisnick homers, Astros beat White Sox
The Houston Astros continued to pile up home runs on Monday night, even without their top slugger.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Warriors beat Blazers 119-117 in OT for NBA Finals berth
Experience bred confidence for the Golden State Warriors, even when challenged by the upstart Portland Trail Blazers.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Blues move to brink of Cup final with win over Sharks
From last in the league in early January all the way to the brink of their first Stanley Cup Final in nearly a half-century, it has been quite a ride for the St. Louis Blues.
Monday, May 20, 2019

Koepka handles the stress and reaps rewards of another major
Brooks Koepka should know as well as anyone that nothing in golf comes easily.
Monday, May 20, 2019

Binnington sparkles again as the Blues top Sharks to tie series
Jordan Binnington made save after save to pull off yet another playoff victory — and make some team history — for the Blues.
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Trail Blazers head home for Game 3, down 2-0 to Golden State
Damian Lillard says Golden State did its job and protected home court. Now it's time for the Trail Blazers to do the same.
Saturday, May 18, 2019

John Daly shoots 76 for a 151, will miss PGA cut
John Daly and his bum right knee rode away from the PGA Championship happy to get the chance to play, even with the aid of a cart that caused some controversy.
Saturday, May 18, 2019

'Play Gloria!' The Blues' celebration song has its origin in South Philly bar
The Boston Red Sox have “Sweet Caroline,” the Chicago Blackhawks have “Chelsea Dagger” and the old Hartford Whalers had “Brass Bonanza.”
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Halfway: Bucks top the Raptors 125 to 103 for 2-0 East conference lead
Giannis Antetokounmpo started the game with an emphatic dunk. The next possession, a sprawling block to deny Marc Gasol. The next possession, another dunk.
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Puig singles in tenth as Cincinnati rallies past Cubs 6-5
Yasiel Puig got a chance to redeem his rough night and came through with his biggest moment yet in Cincinnati.
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Sharks beat Blues on controversial call
Timo Meier handed a big win to Erik Karlsson and the San Jose Sharks.
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Cardinals hit 4 homers, power past Braves 14-3 win over Braves
It was difficult for Jack Flaherty to enjoy a runaway win over Atlanta because he couldn't avoid one bad inning.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

New Orleans wins NBA draft lottery right to pick No. 1
Zion Williamson has never been to New Orleans.

That may be changing very soon.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Hendricks has 2-run 2B, pitches into 9th; Cubs top Reds 3-1
Kyle Hendricks had as many hits as he allowed in his latest gem.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Curry, Warriors take Game 1 of Western Conference finals
Stephen Curry had all kinds of room for a change and capitalized, finding his shooting touch in a hurry to get Golden State on a roll. Portland's defenders were too far back in the paint or a step behind all night.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Defense fuels Blues to Game 2 win
After the San Jose Sharks relied on a usual suspect to tie the game, the St. Louis Blues took back momentum with a tiebreaking goal from a most unlikely source.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Warriors' Durant likely out for Games 1 & 2 vs Blazers
Kevin Durant watched from home in the Bay Area as the Golden State Warriors finished off James Harden and the Houston Rockets on the road.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Bell has 5 RBIs, Pirates take 3rd straight from Cards, 10-6
Josh Bell put on a show for his mom on Mother's Day.
Monday, May 13, 2019

Short-handed Warriors knock out Rockets
HOUSTON (AP) — After Stephen Curry bounced back from the first scoreless first half of his playoff career to score 33 points in the last two quarters and help the Golden State Warriors eliminate the Houston Rockets and advance to the Western Conference finals on Friday night, coach Steve Kerr stopped to talk with his star's parents.
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Blues, Stars to meet again in Game 7
The Blues and Stars are set for Game 7 in a second-round series again, three years after St. Louis dominated a winner-take-all matchup in Dallas for a spot in the Western Conference finals.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Major League Baseball Standings
Monday, May 6, 2019

Bucks-Celts, Warriors-Rockets ready for Game 4s
The scenario is simple right now for Milwaukee and Golden State: Win a road game on Monday, go home toting a 3-1 series lead and be one win away from a spot in the NBA's version of the Final Four.
Monday, May 6, 2019

Blues force Game 7 with 4-1 win over Stars
Colton Parayko was shooting to score for the St. Louis Blues, and delivered a stunning blow to the Dallas Stars even without getting the puck in the net.
Monday, May 6, 2019

Homa comes full circle, wins Wells Fargo tourney
Max Homa traded in a shovel for a ladder to get places he always thought he could reach.
Monday, May 6, 2019

Cubs pound Cardinals 13-5 for 7th straight win
By the time Kris Bryant's drive sailed over the wall in center field, that tough start for the Chicago Cubs was long gone.
Monday, May 6, 2019

Mikolas, Cards down Nationals 5-1 for 5th straight
Marcell Ozuna and the St. Louis Cardinals caught an early break against Max Scherzer, and wound up with a five-game winning.
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Cubs jump on Mariners as Lester allows 1 hit
Jon Lester was nearly flawless, even when he didn't need to be thanks to an early outburst from Javier Báez and the Chicago Cubs' offense.
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Stars switch top lines, beat Blues to even series
The first-year coach for the Dallas Stars switched up his top two lines, a move that put rookie Roope Hintz skating with captain Jamie Benn and Alexander Radulov.
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Schwarber lifts Cubs to win over Mariners
Kyle Schwarber's last swing Tuesday night provided the latest sign that he is beginning to emerge from his early season slump.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wainwright pitches Cardinals past Nationals for 3-2 win
Adam Wainwright kicked his way to a nice break. Kolten Wong made his own luck.

Worked out quite well for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Durant leads the way again, Warriors lead Rockets 2-0
Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors brought it on both ends, kept their mouths shut and handled business at home against James Harden and the Rockets.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Antetokounmpo powers Bucks past Celtics 123-102
Giannis Antetokounmpo attacked the rim, Khris Middleton connected from long range and Eric Bledsoe turned in an effective performance.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Blues outlast Dallas Stars 4-3 in wild Game 3 for 2-1 series lead
Pat Maroon paused briefly before thrusting both of his arms into the air, unsure if he had gotten the puck into the net to put the St. Louis Blues back in front late in a wild third period.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Rule changes lead to more uncertainty at Talladega
Drivers are even less certain than usual about what to expect at Talladega Superspeedway given a new package that NASCAR is still adjusting on the fly.
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Pujols passes Gehrig for career RBIs; Angels top Royals
Albert Pujols added another milestone to his stellar career.
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Tarasenko scores twice, Blues beat Stars in Game 1
Vladimir Tarasenko added to his growing playoff resume.
Friday, April 26, 2019

Cardinals create glut at quarterback by selecting Murray
Arizona general manager Steve Keim did not want to look at tape of Kyler Murray. The Cardinals traded up in last year's draft to take Josh Rosen, so it's not like they needed another quarterback.
Friday, April 26, 2019

Lester solid, but Dodgers get past Cubs 2-1
Although it wasn't enough to keep the Cubs rolling, Jon Lester was pleased with his first outing in more than two weeks.
Friday, April 26, 2019

Likely NBA top pick Zion Williamson referenced at NCAA trial
The player widely projected to be the NBA draft's top overall pick came up at a college basketball corruption trial Thursday as jurors heard a recording of a Clemson coach who seemed eager for help from an aspiring agent.
Friday, April 26, 2019

Bears could look to fill hole at RB in third round
Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace insisted this week he is no fan of smokescreens. Now, it's time to find out if he was putting one up.
Friday, April 26, 2019

Quintana pitches 7 strong, Cubs beat Dodgers 7-2
José Quintana was the star of the show. Even better than Javier Báez's dance around David Freese.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Fowler's RBIs lead Cards over Brewers
When Barry Bonds gives hitting advice, Dexter Fowler listens.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Steelers want a draft built on difference-makers, not drama-makers
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown is gone.
Saturday, April 20, 2019

With O-line still in flux, Vikings have clear need in upcoming draft
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will be constructing a new front five yet again this year.
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Rams ponder options for first 1st-round pick of the Sean McVay era
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sean McVay led the Los Angeles Rams from the NFL's depths to the Super Bowl in just two seasons, and he did it without a first-round pick in the first two draft classes of his tenure.
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Packers need to shift draft priority for help on offense
AP — As long as they've had Aaron Rodgers at the helm, the Green Bay Packers have largely used the top of the draft for help on defense.
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Atop the NFC North, Bears have different view of draft
AP Sports Writer
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have a different view of the draft this year.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

NCAA rejects grad transfer proposal
AP — A proposal to require a graduate transfer to count against a team's scholarship total for two years in football and basketball has been rejected by the NCAA.
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Schwartz caps Blues' rally in 3-2 win over Winnipeg in Game Five
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jaden Schwartz called it a lucky goal for the St. Louis Blues. It was a dagger to the Winnipeg Jets.
Friday, April 19, 2019

Tigers top White Sox 9-7, end 5-game skid
DETROIT (AP) — Ron Gardenhire called a team meeting Thursday morning and gave his Detroit Tigers a simple message.
Friday, April 19, 2019

Marlins look to break 3-game slide tonight against Chicago

The Marlins are 3-9 in home games. The Miami pitching staff has a team ERA of 4.89, Trevor Richards leads the staff with a mark of 3.57.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Dodgers, MLB honor Robinson's centennial year
Vin Scully joined the widow of Jackie Robinson to honor the player who broke baseball’s color barrier during Robinson’s centennial birthday celebration Monday night.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Yelich's 3 homers lift Brewers past Cardinals, 10-7
Christian Yelich got a big reward for a little extra early work.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Seahawks QB staying put: 'Seattle, we got a deal'
Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks as the highest paid player in the NFL.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Ozuna, Cardinals power past Reds for split in Mexico
For Marcell Ozuna, the atmosphere in the Estadio de Beisbol de Monterrey made it feel like a home game. Not in St. Louis, but back in the Dominican Republic.
Monday, April 15, 2019

Lomachenko stops Crolla in 4th round
Vasyl Lomachenko wanted a bigger challenge and a more prominent opponent than Anthony Crolla for this Hollywood showcase.
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Shorter season? Shorter games? Silver ponders NBA format
The future of NBA basketball could look like European soccer.
Saturday, April 13, 2019

NFL, union encouraged by helmet safety improvements
Improvements that an NFL and NFLPA study found in helmets didn't help Tom Brady.
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Trump administration moving to end Major League Baseball Cuba deal
The Trump administration is moving to end a deal allowing Cuban baseball players to sign contracts directly with Major League Baseball organizations. The change will once again require Cuban players to cut ties with their national program before signing with MLB.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Justin Rose, in 14th appearance at the Masters, is looking for next step
Justin Rose has been atop the leaderboard at the Masters after every round except the one that matters.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Comeback! Virginia Cavaliers get their title, 85-77 in OT over Texas Tech
Now that, Virginia, is the way to close out a season.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Masters Tournament: A look at past champions takes on international flavor
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A look at some of the anniversaries this year at the Masters:
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Duke's Williamson wins Associated Press men's college player of the year
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just about everything Zion Williamson did at Duke created a highlight or headline in a spectacle of a season.
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Notre Dame and Baylor to meet in Sunday's title game
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw is excited that Sunday's night championship game will have two women coaches.
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Masters: A look at the 15 top contenders vying for a precious green jacket
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A capsule look at 15 top contenders for the Masters, to be played April 11-14 (listed in predicted order of finish):
Friday, April 5, 2019

Texas tops Lipscomb to win NIT championship
NEW YORK (AP) — Texas can hook its horns to an NIT championship.
Friday, April 5, 2019

Chicago Blackhawks slip past St. Louis Blues 4-3 in shootout
CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews scored the lone goal in the shootout after connecting for his career-high 35th in regulation, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Friday, April 5, 2019

Bryce Harper gets booed right before HR, bat flip
The first boos, guttural and loud, greeted Bryce Harper during pregame introductions 15 minutes ahead of the rain-delayed first pitch Tuesday night, as he stood in the Nationals Park visitor's dugout wearing his Philadelphia Phillies uniform — and hours before he marked his second-deck homer with an epic bat flip.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Alliance of American Football ends season prematurely
The Alliance of American Football has ended its first season prematurely and told most employees that they will be terminated as of Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Michigan State knocks off Duke to make Final Four
Cassius Winston missed an open jump shot but was right there for the rebound. Without hesitating, he stepped back and swished a 3-pointer.
Monday, April 1, 2019

Federer wins 101st title, beating Isner in Miami Open
Orange streamers rained down while Roger Federer held another championship trophy aloft, his familiar grin as wide as ever.
Monday, April 1, 2019

Kings beat Blackhawks on Doughty's power-play goal in OT
For the better part of five thrilling minutes in overtime, it was as if the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks were battling each other again in the 2013 and 2014 Western Conference Finals.
Monday, April 1, 2019

Rangers top Cubs 11-10 after falling behind former ace
Two straight days facing their former aces, two straight early deficits. And now two straight wins for the rebuilding Texas Rangers against the World Series-or-bust Chicago Cubs.
Monday, April 1, 2019

Auburn tops Kentucky 77-71 in OT for first Final Four trip
The confetti was still swirling around Auburn coach Bruce Pearl when he gazed over a team headed to the first Final Four in school history and declared, "This one was for Chuma!"
Monday, April 1, 2019

Racing resumes without incident at Santa Anita
Racing returned to Santa Anita without incident Friday after the track was closed nearly a month ago following the deaths of 22 horses that forced changes in rules.
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Brewers reliever Knebel having elbow surgery, out this year
Brewers reliever Corey Knebel says he will have Tommy John surgery and miss the season, a major setback for the NL Central champions.
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Zion, Duke avoid upset, edge Virginia Tech 75-73 in NCAAs
There was nothing Zion Williamson could do but watch. Once again, Williamson and Duke were at the mercy of an opponent's last-second shot at the rim. Once again, the Blue Devils and their phenomenal freshmen marched on in March Madness when the ball didn't drop through.
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Hot-shooting Auburn upsets No. 1 North Carolina 97-80
The euphoria of reaching the Elite Eight for the first time in 33 years had already worn off and Auburn coach Bruce Pearl was left to arrange his bravest smile on his face.
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Baez hits 2 HRs as Cubs open season with 12-4 win at Rangers
Javier Baez had a slight smile on his face when he was asked how different he felt playing shortstop and hitting cleanup for the Chicago Cubs.
Friday, March 29, 2019

Elite Eight-bound: Purdue holds off Tennessee 99-94 in OT
Down two to Tennessee with 2.7 seconds left, Purdue narrowly avoided a 5-second call before Carsen Edwards took a pass in the corner and heaved up a 3-point attempt that bounced off the rim.
Friday, March 29, 2019

Tag 'em! Opening day turns into record Home Run Derby
Bryce Harper bowed to his new fans, Mookie Betts and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox drew cheers far from Fenway Park and the great Mariano Rivera threw one more strike from the mound at Yankee Stadium.
Friday, March 29, 2019

From Yankee Stadium to Dodger Stadium, all 30 teams in action
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
Thursday, March 28, 2019

With new $43-million deal, Eloy Jimenez makes White Sox opening roster
The White Sox confirmed Tuesday what a $43 million contract seemed to signal: Eloy Jimenez will begin the season in the major leagues.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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