National Sports

Martin slams helps Tigers send Orioles to 6th straight loss

DETROIT (AP) — The rebuilt Detroit Tigers dominated the Baltimore Orioles. Leonys Martin hit his first big league grand slam, Jeimer Candelario had four hits and three RBIs, and the Detroit Tigers beat Baltimore 13-8 Thursday to extend the Orioles' losing streak to six. Not bad for a team ...

Bruins beat Maple Leafs in Game 4

TORONTO (AP) — Facing an opponent missing arguably its best player in front of a raucous home crowd, the Toronto Maple Leafs felt pretty good heading into their Game 4 matchup with the Boston Bruins. Less than three hours later, they had been pushed to the brink of playoff ...

Champ Eagles play Atlanta to open season, also play in London

NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 6. Green Bay hosts Chicago in the first Sunday night matchup on Sept. 9, while the Monday nighters on opening weekend feature the New York Jets at Detroit, followed by ...

Machado’s home run in 9th lifts Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Dixon Machado came to the plate with only one big league homer to his name, but the way this game was going, anything seemed possible. "Walking to the plate I was thinking, 'What if I hit a homer right here?'" the Detroit infielder said. "He threw me a fastball away but when ...

Celtics roll to win over Bucks

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics knew they'd need their younger players to step up this postseason with Kyrie Irving sidelined for the postseason. They have, and it's added up to 2-0 lead in Boston's first-round matchup with Milwaukee. Jaylen Brown had a playoff career-high 30 points and the ...

Rodgers hopeful for contract extension as Packers retool

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — An offseason of change for the Green Bay Packers has been met with occasional displeasure by quarterback Aaron Rodgers. At the Super Bowl, Rodgers called it "interesting" that the Packers replaced quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt "without consulting me." Also that ...

Tigers beat Baltimore 4-2, end 5-game losing streak

DETROIT (AP) — Shane Greene breezed through the ninth inning to wrap up a much-needed win for the Detroit Tigers. Actually, the Tigers were probably relieved just to play a game amid the miserable weather that's been wreaking havoc with their schedule. "You're talking to a Florida boy, so ...

Golden Knights sweep Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Golden Knights had modest goals in their first season. Put a credible team on the ice while attracting fans unused to a major pro league in Vegas, where gambling and big-name entertainers have ruled the desert city. Nobody said anything the playoffs, let alone ...

Reds beat Brewers, end 8-game skid

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A rare offensive burst, solid starting pitching and stellar defense provided the Cincinnati Reds needed relief from their early-season woes. Billy Hamilton drove in three runs and the Reds ended an eight-game losing streak with a 10-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on ...

Maple Leafs beat Bruins in Game 3

TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews got the go-ahead goal in the second period, Patrick Marleau scored twice, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Monday night in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. James van Riemsdyk also scored and Mitch Marner and ...

Celtics hold off Bucks in OT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston coach Brad Stevens loves the postseason because it offers a chance to "bust narratives." The Celtics took their first step toward shattering the belief they can't win without their biggest stars. Al Horford had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Boston overcame Khris ...

Michigan’s Wagner entering NBA draft

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Moe Wagner is entering the NBA draft, and this year it sounds like that decision is final. The Michigan big man announced his plans Saturday with an essay written for The Players' Tribune, saying he's decided to sign with an agent and enter the draft. "I'm ready. I ...

Mets top Brewers for 12-2 start

NEW YORK (AP) — Wilmer Flores flipped his helmet, crossed home plate and was mobbed by teammates after his tiebreaking home run with two outs in the ninth inning extended the best start in New York Mets history to 12-2. "It was good just to get out of that cold," he said. And then Yoenis ...

Golden Knights rally late, beat Kings for 3-0 lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Neal scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:37 to play, and the Vegas Golden Knights rallied from a third-period deficit to move to the brink of the expansion franchise's first playoff series victory with a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night. Cody Eakin ...

Tigers pitching coach Bosio will miss couple of weeks with health issue

CLEVELAND (AP) — Tigers pitching coach Chris Bosio will be away from the team for a couple of weeks because of an undisclosed health issue. Manager Ron Gardenhire said the 55-year-old Bosio wanted to remain with the Tigers after undergoing tests this week, but doctors have recommended he ...

Giannis reaches new heights for Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo's meme-worthy scowl started with a look in the mirror. The Milwaukee Bucks All-Star was an NBA rookie then, trying to come up with a look he could flash after making a big play. Antetokounmpo thought about the glare his mother would throw his way when ...

Panarin lifts Blue Jackets past Capitals in OT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Artemi Panarin scored 6:02 into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Panarin made an incredible individual move to drive by fellow Russian Dmitry Orlov and ...

Lindor, Indians top Tigers 9-3

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor sparked Cleveland's slumbering offense with one big swing. Then he kept going. Lindor hit his fourth career leadoff homer, drove in three runs and scored three times, and the Indians beat Detroit 9-3 on Thursday night for their 11th consecutive victory ...

Michigan cancels spring game

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has canceled its spring football game Saturday because of concerns about the weather. The school says there’s a good chance of rain and thunderstorms Saturday, and the game will not be rescheduled. Coach Jim Harbaugh says the decision is in the best ...