National Sports

McCowan’s layup at buzzer lifts Fever to win over Liberty

NEW YORK (AP) — Teaira McCowan's layup at the buzzer lifted the Indiana Fever to an 81-80 win over the New York Liberty on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. Trailing by one after Tina Charles made two free throws with seven seconds left, Candice Dupree drove the lane and ...

Mets reach minor league deals with Kemp, Santana

By Mke Fitzpatrick AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to replenish their depth, the banged-up New York Mets agreed to minor league contracts Friday with veteran outfielder Matt Kemp and pitcher Ervin Santana. Each move is pending a successful physical, and both players are ...

Judge axes 3 of 4 lawyers in NFL concussion case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The federal judge overseeing the $1 billion NFL concussion settlement has terminated three of four lawyers serving as class counsel. The surprise order Friday afternoon comes just weeks after a hearing to air complaints about new rules that limit the doctors who can ...

Bruins’ veteran quintet could be key in latest Stanley Cup bid

By Kyle Hightower AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — 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. Patrice Bergeron can still remember ...

Stakes are high as Bucks, Raptors meet in Game 6

By Ian Harrison Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — There's no escaping the reality of what's at stake when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night. The surging Raptors have won three straight, putting them on the brink of the ...

Schwartz, Tarasenko have Blues close to Cup Final

By JOE HARRIS Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz is on a scoring run that has the St. Louis Blues dreaming big. Schwartz's hat trick in Game 5 on Sunday helped give the Blues a 3-2 series lead against the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference final and set the ...

A break, then NBA Finals: Warriors eager for some time off

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer And now, they wait. Again. The Golden State Warriors have gotten used to going to the NBA Finals, and their win in Portland on Monday night clinched their fifth consecutive trip. They've also gotten used to waiting for those finals to begin, with long ...

Sanchez homers in 9th, helps rally Yankees past Orioles 10-7

By The Associated Press undefined BALTIMORE (AP) — Gary Sánchez hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to cap a New York rally fueled by Baltimore gaffes, and the Yankees pulled out a 10-7 victory Monday night. Gleyber Torres homered twice for the Yankees, who trailed 6-1 after four ...

Realmuto homers in 10th, Phillies beat Cubs 5-4

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — 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. His 4½ seasons in Chicago included an NL Cy Young Award in 2015, a drought-busting World Series ...

Hamilton into Rangers hall, hasn’t really thought about game

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Baseball Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton hasn't really thought much about baseball since knee issues ended his career, though he does miss playing at times. The 2010 AL MVP's moments on the diamond these days are watching and sometimes coaching his ...

Binnington sparkles again, Blues top Sharks to tie series

By Joe Harris Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Binnington made 29 saves to set a franchise record with his 10th playoff win this postseason and the St. Louis Blues edged the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on Friday night to even the Western Conference final at two games apiece. Tyler Bozak ...

Bucks trounce Raptors, take 2-0 series lead

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 17 rebounds, Ersan Ilyasova came off the bench to add 17 points and the Milwaukee Bucks never trailed on the way to beating the Toronto Raptors 125-103 on Friday night and taking a 2-0 lead in ...

Koepka shatters 36-hole record and builds 7-shot lead at PGA

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The power. The putting. The poise. Brooks Koepka has it all at this PGA Championship, along with the lowest 36-hole score in major championship history and the largest lead by anyone at the halfway point of a Grand Slam event in 85 ...

Scott shoots 64, barely makes up ground on Koepka at PGA

By Barry Wilner AP Sports Writer FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Adam Scott isn't intimidated by how Brooks Koepka is handling Bethpage Black. He also is aware that if Koepka keeps at it, Scott's chances of winning a second major are nonexistent. Scott was flirting with a PGA Championship ...

At Preakness, they’re playing ‘musical chairs’ with jockeys

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — The jockey shuffle heading into the Preakness has a "musical chairs" feel to it. Of the 13 jockeys in Saturday's race, nine who rode in the Kentucky Derby are aboard a different horse in the Preakness. Most notably, Hall of Famer Mike ...

Brooks Koepka sets the target at Bethpage Black

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — For once, everyone is talking about Brooks Koepka before he has the trophy from another major championship. Koepka was impossible to ignore in the opening round of the PGA Championship, partly because he was playing with Tiger Woods, ...

Yelich hits 17th, 18th homers as Brewers rout Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his major league-leading 17th and 18th homers to help Zach Davies and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-3 Thursday. Yasmani Grandal and Mike Moustakas also went deep as the Brewers won their third in a row. Davies (5-0) allowed ...

Warriors rally from 15 down at halftime, hold off Blazers

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — These Golden State Warriors have long been able to score in fabulous, jaw-dropping flurries. Down by eight to the Portland Trail Blazers at home with 4½ minutes to go, they needed every last burst, perfect pass, driving layup and ...

Carli Lloyd helps US to 5-0 win over New Zealand

By STEVE OVERBEY Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carli Lloyd left no doubt. She hates her role as a super sub for the U.S. women's national team. "If I liked coming off the bench there would be something wrong," Lloyd said. "That's not my mindset." Lloyd may not like it, but she does it ...

Karlsson, Sharks beat Blues 5-4 in OT after controversial no-call

By Joe Harris Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Erik Karlsson scored 5:23 into overtime after the officials missed a hand pass by Timo Meier, and the San Jose Sharks rallied to beat the St. Louis Blues 5-4 on Wednesday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference final. Meier used ...