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home : sports : college/pro 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

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

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

Honoring rivalries: Packers, Bears to open 2019 NFL season
As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will break from tradition and feature the Packers vs. the Bears in its season opener Sept. 5.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

AP study: Major League Baseball average salary on track for 2nd straight drop
Even with huge new contracts for Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Nolan Arenado, Major League Baseball's average salary is on track to drop on opening day for an unprecedented second straight season, according to projections by The Associated Press.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

UFC superstar Conor McGregor announces retirement on social media
UFC superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement on social media Monday night, abruptly ending his remarkable fighting career.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

What's an NCAA Tournament unit worth? Millions. Here's how
The upstart run for Loyola Chicago making the Final Four last year delivered more than just excitement for fans of Sister Jean and the Ramblers.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Patriots tight end Gronkowski announces retirement
The party's over for Rob Gronkowski. Then again, it might just be getting started.
Monday, March 25, 2019

Casey holds on to repeat title at Valspar Championship
Paul Casey got the battle he expected Sunday in the Valspar Championship.
Monday, March 25, 2019

Tennessee blows 25-point lead, beats Iowa in OT
Admiral Schofield ran around the court in sheer joy, waving a March Madness towel after Tennessee made it back to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2014.
Monday, March 25, 2019

PGA Tour suspends Garrigus
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Robert Garrigus became the first PGA Tour player suspended for a drug of abuse, saying on Twitter that he had a relapse with marijuana.
Saturday, March 23, 2019

These golf terms are par for the course
Golf is a game of sport and skill that can be played at any age. Millions of people in North America participate in golf as a recreational endeavor or a professional pursuit. As of the spring 2016, 25.13 million people in the United States played golf over the previous 12 months, according to Statistica.
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Interesting facts about golf
Golf is played all over the globe. Golf is one of the world’s oldest sports, boasting a rich history. Golf is a sport of skill, that can involve not only athletic prowess, but also brain power. Here are some interesting facts about the game.
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Kalscheur, Gophers knock off Louisville 86-76
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota found its elusive 3-point stroke just in time to give coach Richard Pitino the NCAA Tournament win he’d been seeking for years.
Friday, March 22, 2019

Today's time schedule
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Chicago and Washington face off for conference battle
Washington Wizards (30-41, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (20-52, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

NFL: New rules likely are coming, but no rush to change replay
In no sport but the NFL do players, fans, coaches and general managers annually debate the rules of the game, advocating ways to make pro football better, safer, fairer.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Lopez helps Bulls end losing streak, beating the Suns 116-101
Robin Lopez used his veteran guile to gain an advantage over the Phoenix Suns’ young big men, and had major success at the expense of his former team.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A look inside the numbers to try to narrow down the bracket
At this time of year, everyone’s in search of a system — some way of simplifying the brackets and making it a little easier to pick one champion out of all those contenders.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Goldschmidt, Miller give the Cardinals hope heading into 2019
John Mozeliak watched how the St. Louis Cardinals were galvanized following a managerial change midway through last season, then made a spirited run toward the playoffs that came up just short.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Big Ten has 8 teams in NCAA, 11 leagues with multiple teams
The Big Ten Conference has doubled its presence in the NCAA Tournament a year after its fewest picks in a decade.
Monday, March 18, 2019

NCAA March Madness men's bracket announced
Selection Sunday happened last night and the NCAA men’s tournament bracket was announced, including the first four games and who was the top-seed in each division.
Monday, March 18, 2019

5 games in, here's what we know about Alliance football
So what do we know about the Alliance of American Football five weeks into its 10-week regular season?
Saturday, March 16, 2019

NCAA finds 'severe' recruiting violations at Georgia Tech
The NCAA has informed Georgia Tech it has found major recruiting violations committed by former assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie and a former friend of coach Josh Pastner.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

MLB players, owners to start labor talks early
Major League Baseball and its players agreed to an unprecedented early start to contract bargaining, a move sparked by union anger that raised the possibility of a return to work stoppages that marred the sport in the late 20th century.
Friday, March 15, 2019

Central Michigan advances past Kent
Larry Austin Jr. scored 23 points and Central Michigan pulled away midway through the second half and hung on for an 89-81 win over Kent State on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament, setting up a matchup against No. 18 Buffalo.
Friday, March 15, 2019

Baer scores 17 points as Iowa beats Illinois 83-62
Nicholas Baer got hot from outside. Jordan Bohannon and Tyler Cook hooked up for a memorable slam, and Joe Wieskamp contributed a couple of nice plays.
Friday, March 15, 2019

Barcelona against haste of bigger Club World Cup
The president of Barcelona spoke out against the haste to introduce a 24-team Club World Cup in 2021 ahead of the FIFA Council deciding Friday whether to approve the pilot of the enlarged tournament.
Friday, March 15, 2019

West Virginia beats No. 7 Texas Tech 79-74 in Big 12
Two down, two to go.
Friday, March 15, 2019

Illinois rallies late to beat Northwestern 74-69 in OT
Despite having his big night cut short, Giorgi Bezhanishvili had a good feeling as he watched overtime after fouling out late in regulation.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Gonzaga, Virginia, UNC atop new AP poll
Gonzaga and Virginia have become the clear choices for AP Top 25 voters.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Baylor stays as unanimous No. 1 in poll
Baylor maintained its spot as the unanimous No. 1 choice in The Associated Press women's basketball poll.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Reaves' career-high leads Penn State over Illinois
Penn State guard Josh Reaves has never gotten as many hugs or pats on the back as he did on Sunday.
Monday, March 11, 2019

Rangers tab lefty Minor as their opening day starter vs Cubs
Mike Minor has been tabbed the opening day starter for the Texas Rangers, who last year gave the left-hander the opportunity to start again.
Monday, March 11, 2019

Bradley rallies, beats Northern Iowa for MVC title
A huge rally by Bradley resulted in quite a reward — its first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2006.
Monday, March 11, 2019

Babe Ruth's last surviving daughter dies at age 102
Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a decades-long champion of his legacy, has died at age 102, her family has announced.
Monday, March 11, 2019

AP source: Raiders acquire WR Antonio Brown from Steelers
The Oakland Raiders agreed on a deal Saturday night to acquire prolific but disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers and will give him the lucrative new contract he wanted.
Monday, March 11, 2019

Williams, Duggan weigh in on US soccer discrimination suit
While Serena Williams admittedly doesn't follow soccer, the U.S. women's national team caught her attention with its lawsuit seeking equitable pay.
Monday, March 11, 2019

Blackhawks rally for 5-4 shootout win over Sabres
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane passed Steve Larmer and picked up another win against his hometown team.
Friday, March 8, 2019

Manfred says Harper can't recruit Trout for now
Major League Baseball is investigating whether new Philadelphia slugger Bryce Harper committed a tampering violation when he lobbied for Mike Trout, who isn't a free agent for two more seasons, to join the Phillies.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

MLB 2019: College draft picks on rapid rise to the big leagues
Joey Bart already looks like a big league hitter in his first major league camp, especially when the San Francisco Giants catcher sends a misguided pitch soaring over the centerfield fence.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

LaVine scores 39 points, hits go-ahead layup in 108-107 win over 76ers
Otto Porter Jr. was already in "midstride" taking a drug test when the Chicago Bulls got the word.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright suspended 80 games for HGH
Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright will sit out the first 80 games of the season after testing positive for Human Growth Hormone, a second suspension for the knuckleballer who missed 15 games last year for violating baseball's domestic violence policy.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Illinois seeks revenge on Indiana
Illinois seeks revenge on Indiana after dropping the first matchup in Bloomington. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 3, when the Hoosiers outshot Illinois from the field 47.9 percent to 43.1 percent and hit 18 more foul shots on their way to a 73-65 victory.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Tuesday Sports in Brief
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, keeping the six-time All-Star off the field for the entire 2019 season.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Real Madrid's European reign ends with shock loss to Ajax
Kings of Europe no more. Real Madrid's Champions League reign is over.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Illinois St. faces Evansville in tourney
No. 10 seed Evansville (11-20, 5-13) vs. No. 7 seed Illinois State (16-15, 9-9)
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Big Ten Commissioner 71-year-old Jim Delany will step down in June 2020
Jim Delany helped the Big Ten grow to 14 schools, launched the first athletic conference television network and helped construct the College Football Playoff while steadfastly protecting the league's relationship with the Rose Bowl.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Sharks score three in third period to beat the Blackhawks 5-2
A home game against a tired team is just the kind of opportunity the San Jose Sharks can't afford to squander if they want to catch first-place Calgary.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Dodgers lefty ace Clayton Kershaw could miss opening day start
Clayton Kershaw might not be on the mound when the two-time NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers start the season.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Gonzaga and Virginia remain 1 and 2 in week of changes for AP Top 25
Gonzaga remained at No. 1 after extending the nation's longest winning streak to 20 games. Virginia stayed at No. 2 after winning both its games last week.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Oh how things have changed: College recruiters looking for 'agile' big men
Coaches used to walk into a gym, see a big guy dominating the paint and want to recruit him right away. Get a talented big man who could play with his back to the basket and the program would be set offensively and defensively for the next few years.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Montez Sweat set big-man record for 40-yard dash
The defensive linemen hailed as the gems of the draft class didn't disappoint during their on-field testing Sunday, and nobody performed better than Montez Sweat.
Monday, March 4, 2019

Keith Mitchell gets first PGA Tour victory
Keith Mitchell's first and until now only win as a professional was three years ago, on something called the G Pro Tour.
Monday, March 4, 2019

Americans defend title at Las Vegas Sevens tournament
Ben Pinkleman scored two tries as the United States beat Samoa 27-0 on Sunday to defend its Las Vegas Sevens title and move clear atop the standings in the World Rugby Sevens Series.
Monday, March 4, 2019

Jones covets Lesnar fight, but plans future at light heavy
Even Jon Jones realizes any discussion of his long-term future in the UFC is tempered by the fact that Jones hasn't been able to stay in the cage and out of trouble for any lengthy stretch in the past seven years.
Monday, March 4, 2019

NCAA proposes replay tweak to targeting, 2-pt OT shootouts
The NCAA football rules committee announced several proposed changes Friday, including replay officials more leeway to overturn targeting penalties and requiring games reaching a fifth overtime to be decided by alternating 2-point conversion tries.
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Markkanen, LaVine help Bulls outlast Hawks 168-161 in 4 OTs
The Chicago Bulls are playing their best basketball of the season at a time many might have thought the focus would be shifting to the NBA draft lottery.
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Witten giving it another shot, rejoining Cowboys after year as broadcaster
Jason Witten said the hardest thing about deciding to retire nine months ago was leaving football without winning a Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys.
Friday, March 1, 2019

Major league coaching staffs look for ways to get the most out of millennials
In the aftermath of Chicago’s collapse last season, Cubs manager Joe Maddon went looking for a deeper understanding of the players who dominate the major leagues these days.
Friday, March 1, 2019

Detroit Mercy's Davis breaks Curry's freshman 3-pt. record
Antoine Davis dribbled slowly past midcourt, went toward the right sideline and created space from the defender with a jab step to the right before putting the ball between his legs to his left and stepping back for a 30-foot shot.
Friday, March 1, 2019

Bryce is right: Harper, Phils agree to record $330M deal
Bryce Harper is kind of a big deal in Philly.
Friday, March 1, 2019

Langford scores 22 as the Hoosiers beat 19th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers
Romeo Langford gave Indiana the boost its been looking for for nearly two months.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

With Antetokounmpo sidelined, Bucks beat Bulls 117-106
Giannis Antetokounmpo spent most of the game standing on the sideline and cheering just about every play, big and small.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Dramatics: Hearn's jumper gives US 84-83 win over Argentina
Reggie Hearn is not going to play in China at the FIBA World Cup this summer.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Illinois faces tough test in Indiana Wed. against No. 14 Purdue
No. 14 Purdue presents a tough challenge for Illinois. Illinois has won two of its eight games against ranked teams this season. Purdue has moved up to No. 14 in the latest AP rankings following wins over Indiana and Nebraska last week.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Slowly, baseball rolls out pitch clock in spring training
Baseball is on the clock.
Monday, February 25, 2019

Built Ford Tough: Keselowski shakes off flu to win Atlanta
Brad Keselowski had his hands full with a new car and a new rules package — enough to make for a trying race — before a stomach virus nearly flattened him.
Monday, February 25, 2019

Martin Trainer wins Puerto Rico Open for 1st PGA Tour title
Martin Trainer won the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 5-under 67 at windy Coco Beach Golf and Country Club for a three-stroke victory over four players.
Monday, February 25, 2019

Stevens scores 25 to lead Penn State past Illinois 83-76
Lamar Stevens scored 25 points and Mike Watkins got his 26th career double-double as Penn State beat Illinois 83-76 on Saturday.
Monday, February 25, 2019

AP source: Chicago Bears release embattled kicker Cody Parkey
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed kicker Cody Parkey to a four-year contract in March hoping he would give them the consistency they have lacked ever since they let Robbie Gould go.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Santana, Sox agree to minor league deal
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have added another option to their competition for an opening in their rotation, agreeing to a minor league contract with veteran right-hander Ervin Santana on Friday.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

At last, spring training games underway in Florida, Arizona
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The sun came out in Arizona. Free agents played for their new teams. Ichiro Suzuki was back in uniform at age 45.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

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