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National Sports

In Brief: Teams set for next Challenge

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — National runner-up North Carolina, a strong contender for the No. 1 spot in the preseason polls with four starters returning, will play at Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 30. The two conferences announced Friday the 14 matchups for the 24th edition of the ...

Avs win: Colorado takes Stanley Cup with Game 6 victory

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche are back atop hockey’s mountain after dethroning the two-time defending champs. Behind a goal and an assist from Nathan MacKinnon, the Avalanche won the Stanley Cup for the third time in franchise history and first in more than two decades by ...

Cubs overcome 5-run deficit to beat Cards 6-5; Flaherty hurt

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Willson Contreras hit a tiebreaking single in the 10th inning to drive in his third run of the game, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a five-run deficit to be the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Sunday afternoon. St. Louis led 5-0 but starter Jack Flaherty left after two innings ...

MLB Wrap: Judge’s 28th homer gives Yankees 4-game split with Astros

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge drove a three-run homer in the 10th inning for his second walk-off hit against the Astros in four days, and the New York Yankees recovered after nearly being no-hit for the second consecutive game to beat Houston 6-3 on Sunday for a four-game split between the ...

Wimbledon 2022: No Russians, no rankings, but Serena makes return

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — At least at the outset, before a tennis ball is struck, this edition of Wimbledon is as much about who — and what — is missing as who’s here. And that’s even taking this into account: It is no small matter that the grass-court Grand Slam tournament marks ...

Harrington holds on to edge Stricker and win US Senior Open

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Padraig Harrington knew the U.S. Senior Open was in his hands Sunday with a five-shot lead. Part of him hoped for an easy day, a chance to wave to the gallery and maybe even show off with some aggressive play that wouldn't cost him. He got the win. It was a lot harder ...