National Sports

Cardinals score 6 in 5th inning to beat Nationals 6-3

BOBBY BANCROFT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Held to one hit through four innings, the St. Louis Cardinals suddenly broke loose. Harrison Bader homered to spark a six-run fifth as the surging Cardinals rallied past Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals 6-3 on Monday night in the ...

Butler scores 30 as 76ers beat Raptors 94-89 to even series

By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Jimmy Butler's big game helped Philadelphia snap a lengthy losing streak in Toronto and, more importantly, brought the 76ers level in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Butler had 30 points and 11 rebounds, James Ennis scored 13 points ...

Rockets’ Paul fined $35K for ‘reckless’ contact with ref

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston guard Chris Paul was fined $35,000 by the NBA on Monday for making contact with an official with 4.4 seconds left in a 104-100 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. Paul was ...

Ex-Raiders, Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski retiring

By The Associated Press undefined Former Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski is set to retire after an 18-year career. Janikowski spent 17 seasons with Oakland before kicking last season with Seattle after signing a one-year deal. Janikowski's agent, Paul Healy, ...

Giants: Player shot in Topeka will join team this weekend

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Washburn University football players who were shot outside of an off-campus house party hours after one of them was drafted by the New York Giants were "in the wrong place at the wrong time," authorities said Monday. The shooting early Sunday killed defensive back ...

Leonard scores 45 points, Raptors top 76ers

TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored a career playoff-high 45 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Pascal Siakam added 29 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 108-95 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Saturday night. Leonard matched his career-best ...

Bishop makes 32 saves, Stars beat Blues 4-2 to tie series

By Steve Overbey Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dallas goalie Ben Bishop rebounded — at his hometown team’s expense. Bishop made 32 saves, Roope Hintz scored twice and the Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 in Game 2 to even the Western Conference semifinal series. Bishop grew up ...

Hurricanes storm into second-round showdown with Islanders

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer Calvin de Haan was at a loss for words about what comes next. Minutes after the Carolina Hurricanes' shocking 4-3 double-overtime victory in Game 7 to move on to the second round, he wasn't yet ready to turn his attention to facing the New York Islanders. But ...

Rockets advance, wait to see if they’ll get shot at Warriors

By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Minutes after the Houston Rockets eliminated the Utah Jazz to advance to the Western Conference semifinals for the third straight season they were already looking ahead to the possibility of getting another shot at the Golden State ...

Spurs seeking a Game 7; Nuggets look to advance

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich goes to the playoffs every season. And he usually sticks around for a while. The Spurs have never gone back-to-back years without a trip to the second round of the playoffs during the Popovich era. But the Denver Nuggets ...

Woods says he’ll play new PGA Tour event in Japan

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Masters champion Tiger Woods is adding to his international travels at the end of this year, announcing Wednesday night that he will compete in Japan for the first time in 13 years at the new Zozo Championship. Woods said on Twitter that he was excited to play ...

Nashville gets its chance to step up for NFL draft

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Broadway in downtown Nashville is as lively a place as any in America. The Las Vegas Strip, Times Square and Bourbon Street have nothing on it. Particularly this week. For the first time, the NFL draft is in Music City, and ...

AP source: Chiefs get Clark from Seahawks for draft picks

By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs acquired pass rusher Frank Clark from the Seattle Seahawks for a package of picks Tuesday, then quickly agreed with him on a $105 million, five-year contract, as they continue to overhaul their much-maligned ...

LA Rams exercise contract option on Goff

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have exercised their fifth-year contract option on quarterback Jared Goff for the 2020 season. Rams general manager Les Snead announced the long-anticipated move Tuesday. He also affirmed the NFC champions’ plan to sign Goff to a long-term ...

Hurricanes rally past Capitals 5-2, force Game 7

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Staal scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in the third period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Monday night to force Game 7 in their first-round playoff series. Justin Williams scored an insurance goal seconds after the ...

Antetokounmpo scores 41, leads Bucks to sweep of Detroit

By Noah Trister AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 41 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Detroit 127-104 on Monday night, completing a four-game sweep of the Pistons and advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001. Milwaukee ...

CBS Sports signs multiyear deal with WNBA

By Doug Feinberg AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is nearly doubling its national TV exposure with a multiyear deal with CBS Sports. CBS Sports Network will broadcast 40 WNBA games beginning next month when the season opens. The Minnesota Lynx vs. the Chicago Sky on May 25 ...

Defense order of the day for 1st round of NFL draft

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — We learned during the 2018 season that offense is beloved by NFL teams (and fans). We also learned that defense, as performed by the Patriots in the Super Bowl, carries away the Lombardi Trophy. This year’s draft, which ...

LEADING OFF: Yanks star Judge hurt, Pujols climbs RBI chart

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: A BENCH FOR THIS JUDGE The New York Yankees are expected to put All-Star slugger Aaron Judge on the injured list, a day after he hurt his left oblique taking a swing against Kansas City. The Yankees ...

Crawford wins by TKO when Khan doesn’t go on after low blow

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Terence Crawford knocked Amir Khan down just a few punches into their fight. The punch that finally ended it was below the belt. Crawford retained his welterweight title by technical knockout Saturday night when Khan wasn't able to continue ...