National Sports

Kentucky Derby shocker: Country House wins via DQ

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security led the Kentucky Derby every step of the way except for the last one — into the winner's circle. The colt became the first winner disqualified for interference in the Derby's 145-year history, leading to an agonizing wait and an eventual stunning ...

Bucks beat Celtics in Game 3

BOSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 13 rebounds, George Hill finished with 21 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 123-116 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Khris Middleton added 20 points. Antetokounmpo had ...

Franco, Hoskins lead Phillies over Tigers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maikel Franco keeps producing like a cleanup hitter from the bottom of the lineup. Franco hit a bases-clearing double in the seventh, Rhys Hoskins homered and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Wednesday night. Aaron Nola pitched 5 2/3 innings of ...

Stars switch lines, beat Blues 4-2

DALLAS (AP) — The first-year coach for the Dallas Stars switched up his top two lines, a move that put rookie Roope Hintz skating with captain Jamie Benn and Alexander Radulov. Tyler Seguin, the top-line center who had Benn and Radulov on his side, instead started with Jason Dickinson and ...

McCollum leads Blazers past cold Nuggets, 97-90

DENVER (AP) — After giving up 39 points to Damian Lillard in the opener, the Denver Nuggets were determined to make sure Portland's role players would have to bear the burden of evening up the series. His teammates were up to the task on a night that Lillard, who came in averaging 34.8 ...

Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach scratched

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Suddenly, the Kentucky Derby is wide open. Favorite Omaha Beach was scratched because of a breathing problem Wednesday night, leaving a pair of Hall of Famers on the sideline — trainer Richard Mandella and jockey Mike Smith. Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike ...

Aguilar, Brewers beat Rockies 5-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After finally rediscovering his home run stroke, Jes˙s Aguilar is going to treat himself to some well-deserved rest. The struggling slugger hit his first two homers of the season and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 5-1 Monday night with NL MVP Christian ...

Celtics rout Bucks to open 2nd round

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Al Horford stood his ground as Giannis Antetokounmpo charged his way. Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks' MVP candidate, desperately wanted to provide a spark and cut into a second-half lead against Horford's Boston Celtics in the opener of a second-round playoff series on ...

Memphis promotes Tayshaun Prince

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have promoted Tayshaun Prince to vice president of basketball affairs in the franchise's basketball operations department. He played 14 years in the NBA and won a championship with Detroit in 2004. Prince also helped the Grizzlies reach their lone ...

NFL Draft – Packers improve versatility on ‘D’

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst insisted he went into the NFL draft prepared to go for the best available player with each of Green Bay’s eight picks. He thinks that plan worked out well for its biggest need: Defense. “I feel really good right now” ...

NFL Draft – Top choices highlight Lions’ haul

ALLEN PARK (AP) — Detroit general manager Bob Quinn was asked if it gives him pause when the Lions seem to be valuing a player more than various analysts. The answer was no surprise. “No,” Quinn said Saturday after the conclusion of the NFL draft. “If I worry about what other people ...

Chase, Chevy win

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Chase Elliott felt right at home, embraced by fans at a track a few hours from home and one where his father celebrated victory a couple of decades before. This time it was Chase's turn. Elliott won the Cup Series race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, giving ...

Back problems bench Crew’s Yelich in loss

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Yelich’s superb start to the season hit a snag. The reigning NL MVP is day to day with a sore lower back after being pulled in the fifth inning of the New York Mets’ 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. Mets star Robinson Cano was also injured in ...

Sox, Lopez whiff Tigers

CHICAGO (AP) — Like many young pitchers, Reynaldo Lopez sometimes struggles with confidence. Sunday was not one of those days for the 25-year-old right-hander. Lopez struck out a career-high 14 and allowed two hits in six innings to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory over the ...

Hurricanes stun defending champion Capitals in 2OT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Williams returned to the building that was the scene of his only Game 7 loss and left the ice relieved and redeemed after knocking off his old friends and defending Stanley Cup champions. The man who earned the "Mr. Game 7" moniker shook Alex Ovechkin's hand after ...

Antetokounmpo scores 41, leads Bucks to sweep Pistons

DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo drove to the basket and drew yet another foul, this one a hard hack on the arm by Blake Griffin. Griffin fouled out and headed to the bench, and the home crowd gave him a standing ovation. Then many fans headed toward the exits. Antetokounmpo and the ...

Bucks win, take 3-0 series lead over Pistons

DETROIT (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks know they are often considered a one-man team. Saturday night, they took some major steps toward changing that perception. On a night where Giannis Antetokounmpo was limited by foul trouble, the Bucks had seven players score in double figures and beat ...

Norris gets 1st win since 2017, Tigers beat White Sox, 4-3

DETROIT (AP) — With closer Shane Greene making saves routine for the Detroit Tigers this year, pitcher Daniel Norris will try to do the same with wins. He got the first one out of the way. The left-handed former top prospect earned his first victory in two years, striking out six batters ...

Sharks beat Vegas in OT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After winning Game 5 at home to avoid elimination, Tomas Hertl vowed the San Jose Sharks would return to SAP Center for a seventh and decisive game in their opening round series with the Vegas Golden Knights. One day later, he clarified it wasn't necessarily a guarantee, ...

Yzerman introduced as Red Wings’ next GM

DETROIT (AP) — Steve Yzerman is getting another chance to return the Detroit Red Wings to glory. The Hockey Hall of Famer did it as one the game's great leaders, helping Detroit end a 42-year championship drought with the first of three Stanley Cup celebrations of his playing tenure in ...