National Sports

Beantown Brawl! Yankees fight to 10-7 win over Red Sox

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — The fuse has officially been lit in the newest chapter of the ramped-up Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. Zim vs. Pedro. A-Rod vs. Varitek. Munson vs. Fisk. And now, Tyler Austin tangling with Joe Kelly. In a matchup between clubs that have long ...

Crunching the numbers for the Stanley Cup playoffs

By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins right winger Josh Jooris wears No. 16. That happens to be the total wins necessary for the team to retain the Stanley Cup for a third straight season. There are lots of relevant numbers to be crunched heading into the ...

15 in a row: Sixers add new chapter to long, proud history

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have a long, proud history. They've been around since the NBA's very first season, starting out as the Syracuse Nationals. Their resume includes three championships. The list of franchise greats runs from Dolph Schayes ...

It’s the last day of the NBA season, with much to decide

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — The end has arrived. Actually, for Atlanta, Phoenix, Dallas and Charlotte, the end came in their season finales Tuesday. There are nine teams who know Wednesday is the last day of their season. Another 15 teams have already clinched playoff ...

Sherpa guide tries to reach top of the world for 22nd time

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, Associated Press KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Three men have climbed to the top of the world 21 times, all of them mountain guides who grew up in the shadow of Mount Everest. Two of these famed Sherpa guides have retired. But 48-year-old Kami Rita says he'll be summiting ...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani back at DH, Chisox try again at home

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening all around the majors today: BACK IN THE BOX Shohei Ohtani is expected back in the starting lineup for the first time since taking a perfect game into the seventh inning against Oakland on Sunday. The two-way Japanese star has homered in his ...

Pistons owner says he’s undecided on Van Gundy’s future

By Larry Lage AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores says he’s undecided about Stan Van Gundy’s future with the franchise. Gores met with reporters during halftime of Monday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors. Van Gundy will finish his fourth season ...

Luck expects to be better QB following long recovery

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck said all the right things Monday. He feels good, hopes to be full go when training camp begins and believes he will be a better overall quarterback when he returns. All he has to do now is prove it. For the first time in more than three months, Luck fielded ...

Predators, Golden Knights reflect change of NHL West’s guard

By John Wawrow AP Hockey Writer The Predators have the Presidents' Trophy, and the NHL-expansion Golden Knights carry the buzz entering the Western Conference playoffs, which have the potential of resembling nothing from the past. So step aside Chicago, which missed the playoffs for the ...

Reed wins first major title, holding off Fowler at Masters

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Patrick Reed became famous playing for his country. He won for himself Sunday and became a Masters champion. It was never easy, just the way Reed likes it. Rory McIlroy came after him early. Jordan Spieth roared to life with a ...

Sagan’s 1st Paris-Roubaix win overshadowed by rider’s death

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN, AP Sports Writer PARIS (AP) — World champion Peter Sagan outsprinted Silvan Dillier to the finish line to win the prestigious Paris-Roubaix race, but his first victory in the race known as the Queen of the Classics was overshadowed by the death of Belgian rider Michael ...

C.J. Miles scores 22 points, Raptors beat Magic 112-101

By IAN HARRISON, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — C.J. Miles scored 22 points, OG Anunoby had a career-high 21 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Orlando Magic 112-101 on Sunday night. Serge Ibaka scored 13 points, and Jakob Poeltl and Delon Wright each had 12. The Raptors closed out their ...

Sick Bellinger helps Dodgers beat Giants 2-1 in 10 innings

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A bad plate of sushi or room service left Cody Bellinger weakened enough that he was held out of the starting lineup. Bellinger managed to summon enough strength to spark a key rally when the slumping Los Angeles Dodgers needed him ...

Kyle Busch wins at Texas for Joe Gibbs’ 1st victory of year

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Busch's return to Victory Lane only 10 races after his last win just seemed to take much longer. There were all those runner-up finishes in between, one in particular. A runner-up finish in the 2017 season finale kept Busch ...

Orioles overcome 5-run deficit, stop Yanks 8-7 in 12 innings

By BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Things were getting beyond dicey for Brad Brach and the Baltimore Orioles. Bases loaded, no outs. Clinging to a one-run lead in the 12th. Big boppers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton coming up. But boosted by an alert play from catcher ...

Framed: Diamondbacks beat Cards 4-1 after benches clear

BY STEVE OVERBEY, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Torey Lovullo claimed his Arizona Diamondbacks were being framed. The manager set off a benches-clearing incident in his team's 4-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday by maintaining eight-time All-Star catcher Yadier Molina was ...

US wins wrestling World Cup for 1st time in 15 years

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The United State won wrestling's World Cup for the first time in 15 years Sunday, beating Azerbaijan in the final. The victory marked the second consecutive major international tournament won by the Americans, who won the team crown at last year's world ...

Morton, Stassi lead Astros over Padres 4-1 for series win

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros right-hander Charlie Morton often marvels at the nameplates above the lockers in the corner of the clubhouse where his fellow starters sit. Morton, the No. 5 starter on a pitching staff that is arguably the best in baseball, continued to dominate and Max Stassi ...

Taillon tosses 1-hitter, Pirates top Reds 5-0

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Hurdle approached Jameson Taillon in Pittsburgh's dugout after the top of the eighth inning and asked his team's emerging ace for a bit of healthy self-assessment. "He asked me if I had pitches left," Taillon said. "I don't know if I ...

Quintana shuts down Brewers, Cubs head home after 3-0 win

By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Chicago Cubs finally get to play at Wrigley Field again. They are coming home on a high note thanks to another nice outing for Jose Quintana at Miller Park. The left-hander tossed six innings of three-hit ball, Ben Zobrist homered ...