National Sports

Judge, Olympians back oversight push in Congress

DENVER (AP) — The judge who sentenced former sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison and a group of Olympians are backing an effort to create a commission to look into the operations of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Michigan Judge Rosemarie Aquilina joined the athletes and Colorado’s U.S. Rep. ...

Padres blank Brewers

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Backed by Manny Machado’s home run, Joey Lucchesi gave the San Diego Padres’ bullpen a chance to catch its collective breath. The big left-hander threw seven brilliant innings in a combined four-hitter to lead the Padres to a 2-0 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers on ...

Woodland gets his game-winning shot

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The stage was among the best in the land. Thousands were watching him. Victory was in his grasp. Gary Woodland didn’t just dream of such a moment, he genuinely expected it would happen. Just not like this. Woodland always imagined being at Allen Fieldhouse, ...

Finals MVP Leonard quiet on future

TORONTO (AP) — Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday’s championship parade. For now, however, the two-way star and two-time NBA Finals MVP still isn’t saying whether he’ll use it to keep a door open, or ...

Woodland denies Koepka with first US Open victory

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — 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 ...

Padres, Rockies establish record

DENVER (AP) — The Padres and Rockies set a modern-era record by combining for 92 runs in a four-game series, with San Diego pitcher Matt Strahm drawing a pinch-hit, bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning to rally past Colorado 14-13 Sunday. It was just another wacky day at Coors Field, ...

Exhibit honors Negro Leagues

DETROIT (AP) — A new exhibit celebrates the centennial anniversary of a Negro Leagues professional baseball team and Detroit’s black baseball history. “Detroit Stars & The Negro Leagues” opened Saturday at the Detroit Historical Museum. A reception included remarks by Joyce ...

Babe Ruth jersey sold for $5 million

NEW YORK (AP) — A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.64 million. Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday’s sale, says the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for ...

Raptors top Warriors, earn 1st NBA title

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada's first NBA championship. "We the North!" is now "We the Champs!" Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured the country's first major title in 26 years with their most remarkable road win yet in the ...

Royals sink Tigers in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nicky Lopez couldn't have imagined a better homecoming to Omaha. The rookie hit his first major league home run in the stadium where he played college ball, starting the Kansas City Royals' scoring in a 7-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night in the first big ...

Rose leads after 1st round

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Justin Rose closed out his opening round with three straight birdies to lead the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, which was all he could want. He got a little more. Rose knew what was at stake when he stood over a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole in twilight ...

Michigan resilient on journey to CWS

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Forget all the big-picture reasons why Michigan shouldn't be able to make the College World Series — the location, the cold weather, the travel. As the NCAA Tournament was approaching, these Wolverines had more immediate problems. "We were down to our last strike ...

Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Bruins 4-1

BOSTON (AP) — 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 ...

Adams embracing new leadership role

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — With Jordy Nelson long gone and Randall Cobb in Dallas, there now is an undisputed leader in the Green Bay Packers wide receivers' room. Davante Adams spent a portion of the team's practice Wednesday during mandatory minicamp coaching young wideouts on routes and ...

Alvarez, Astros hold off Brewers

HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Alvarez's teammates told the slugger they'd fine him if he didn't homer in his first game for the Houston Astros. After he connected in his debut they warned him that the fine would be double if he didn't knock one out of the park in Game 2. So far, Alvarez isn't out ...

Packers’ Jones returns for minicamp

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Safety Josh Jones, who missed all of the voluntary organized team activities, appeared on the practice field with his teammates as the Green Bay Packers opened their mandatory minicamp. But Jones did not participate Tuesday. The third-year safety was sidelined with a ...

Morgan has 5 goals as US routs Thailand 13-0

REIMS, France (AP) — 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. Goals matter in the group stage. And statements matter in soccer's biggest ...

Warriors hang on to win Game 5

TORONTO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors aren't letting go of the NBA title just yet. With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson shooting and Draymond Green swatting, the champions found a way to win even after a gut-wrenching loss. Curry scored 31 points, Thompson added 26 and they led a ...

Home cooking: Rockies rally past Cubs for 9th straight home win

DENVER (AP) — 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. Colorado scored its first five runs on homers — including Desmond's 486-foot rocket — but Ryan McMahon delivered the go-ahead ...

Ortiz back in Boston after shooting in Dominican bar

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — David Ortiz was back in Boston for medical care after authorities said the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic. A plane carrying the 43-year-old retired athlete ...