National Sports

Suspended Hunt in bar argument

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns spoke to suspended running back Kareem Hunt after he was involved in an incident outside a downtown bar. The 23-year-old Hunt, who will serve an eight-game NFL ban this season for off-field physical altercations, got into an argument with a friend late Saturday ...

Thompson staying with Warriors

Klay Thompson is staying home with Golden State. Jimmy Butler finally has a new home in Miami. And the wait continues for Kawhi Leonard. Thompson announced his decision to stay with the Golden State Warriors for $190 million over the next five years, meaning the five-time reigning Western ...

Helmet maker rounds out portfolio with new headgear

SEATTLE (AP) — The company that produces the top-rated helmet for NFL players and introduced a youth version of the headgear is rolling out a version for flag football. Seattle-based VICIS already produces the helmet that rated best for three straight years at reducing head impact severity, ...

Bell, Pirates bash Cubs 18-5

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell isn’t worried about the Home Run Derby messing with the considerable mojo he’s built during his breakout season. Quite the opposite. Bell is pumped for the chance to step into the batter’s box and swing for the fences with everyone in baseball watching. So ...

Six All-Stars from Astros

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and four of their Houston Astros teammates will lead the American League squad at the All-Star Game in Cleveland on July 9. Major League Baseball unveiled full rosters for the midsummer showcase Sunday, and the Astros top all big league clubs ...

Teen receives major league support

DENVER (AP) — The 13-year-old umpire caught in the middle of a brawl at a youth baseball game got a big league show of support Sunday. Josh Cordova and his family were invited to Coors Field by major league umpire Chris Guccione to see the Los Angeles Dodgers play the Colorado Rockies. ...

Nats’ Scherzer handles Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — With 100 pitches thrown and warming up for his final inning of work, Max Scherzer noticed Miguel Cabrera coming into the on-deck circle on Sunday. He knew Cabrera would be pinch-hitting next and was excited for an eight-inning showdown between future Hall of Famers. "I knew ...

Bowman ends victory slump

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Alex Bowman is part of the club now. That means no more cracks about coming up empty. He’s a winner once again. Bowman held off Kyle Larson for his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory, leading a terrific performance for Hendrick Motorsports at Chicagoland Speedway ...

Blackhawks bring back Shaw

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have reacquired pesky forward Andrew Shaw in a deal with the Montreal Canadiens. The Blackhawks traded second- and seventh-round picks in next year's draft and a third-rounder in 2021 to the Canadiens for Shaw and a seventh-rounder in 2021. Shaw was ...

Kimbrel closes out debut, Cubs beat Braves

CHICAGO (AP) — Craig Kimbrel got a little help settling in at Wrigley Field. Kimbrel dodged trouble for a save in his season debut when new teammate Anthony Rizzo dived into first base for the final out, and the Chicago Cubs rallied from five runs down to beat the Atlanta Braves 9-7 on ...

Lashley shoots 63 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic lead

DETROIT (AP) — Nate Lashley tried and failed to qualify for a spot in the Rocket Mortgage Classic earlier this week. He chose to stay in Detroit, hoping to slip into the field as an alternate. Good call. Lashley birdied the final three holes and five of the last six for a 9-under 63 and ...

Vanderbilt beats Michigan for 2nd title

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt swept the Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament titles, set the league record for wins, tied the record with 13 draft picks and lost back-to-back games just twice. Now the Commodores are national champions. Mason Hickman and Jake Eder combined ...

Woodland adjusts to fame at Rocket Mortgage Classic

DETROIT (AP) — Gary Woodland left his news conference and resumed another interview while walking toward the Detroit Golf Club clubhouse when he was stopped in his tracks. "Hey, Gary!" a man shouted, leaning against a rope. "Can I get a picture real quick?" Woodland obliged, striking a ...

Mariners top Brewers, 4-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) — J.P. Crawford has relied on a simple approach that has him in quite a groove. Crawford had three hits and three RBIs, and Wade LeBlanc struck out six in five innings to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Wednesday night for their third straight ...

Hoping for clarity, NCAA adjusts transfer waiver

Following fresh concerns about the handling of athletes switching schools, the NCAA approved several adjustments Wednesday to the guidelines used to determine when waivers can be granted to transfers seeking immediate eligibility to play. The adjustments approved by the Division I council ...

Rocker rolls, Vandy beats Michigan 4-1

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt’s go-to guy throughout the postseason once again delivered a dominant performance. Freshman Kumar Rocker struck out 11 while pitching 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball, and Vanderbilt got to Michigan’s shaky bullpen in a 4-1 win in Game 2 of the College World ...

Rangers hand Detroit another home loss

DETROIT (AP) — Before the game, Texas manager Chris Woodward said that if Jesse Chavez could pitch efficiently enough, he could last five or six innings. The right-hander surpassed that. Chavez pitched into the seventh in his longest outing in over two years, and the Rangers became the ...

Wickenheiser headlines 2019 Hall of Fame class

Hayley Wickenheiser was a lock to make the Hockey Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility and is the headliner of the induction class of 2019. The Canadian hockey star was announced as part of the six-member class Tuesday that includes former NHL players Sergei Zubov and Guy Carbonneau, ...

Michigan beats Vandy; 1 win from title

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michigan could sense the momentum slipping away. Jimmy Kerr got it back. Kerr homered for the third time in the College World Series, this time after Vanderbilt pulled within one in the sixth inning, and the Wolverines beat the Commodores 7-4 in Game 1 of the ...

Teary-eyed Giannis wins NBA MVP honors

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA Finals. They won big at the NBA Awards. A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuable Player honors, Mike Budenholzer won Coach of the Year, and Jon Horst took Executive of the Year on Monday night in ...