National Sports

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 ...

US beats Spain 2-1, in World Cup quarters

REIMS, France (AP) — Spain tested the United States like no other team at the Women's World Cup. The U.S. looked disorganized at times facing Spain's aggressive and physical style before pulling out a 2-1 victory Monday night. It could have been just what the Americans needed: France is ...

Michigan coach helped build Vandy program he’s out to beat

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin gets right to the point when he discusses his protege, Erik Bakich. He's proud of him. He's impressed with what he has accomplished at Michigan. He's his biggest fan. Now he wants to beat him. Corbin's Commodores and Bakich's Wolverines ...

Baez, Cubs rally over Mets

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Baez hit a milestone homer to win a game after Pete Alonso went deep once again to set a team record. Baez cracked the 100th homer of his career, a three-run drive in the eighth inning as the Chicago Cubs overcame another home run by Alonso to beat the New York Mets ...

After loss, Mets’ Callaway, Vargas confront reporter

CHICAGO (AP) — New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging him during a confrontation in the team's clubhouse after a loss Sunday. The dustup with beat writer Tim Healey of Newsday occurred after the Mets blew a ...

Streaking Reds handcuff Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tanner Roark finally got some early run support and made the most of it. Roark allowed one run — a homer by major league leader Christian Yelich — over six solid innings and Jose Iglesias homered and drove in four runs as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers ...

Tampa Bay gets OK to explore Montreal

NEW YORK (AP) — The Ex-Rays? Starved for fans despite success on the field, the Tampa Bay Rays have been given the go-ahead by Major League Baseball to look into playing a split season in Montreal. No timetable for the possible plan was announced. An idea under consideration is for the ...

Golfing in the rain

Mel Reid of England walks to the 18th green during the first round Thursday of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship in Chaska, Minn. Hannah Green of Australia took 23 putts, none on the par-5 seventh when she holed a bunker shot, and she kept bogeys off her card for a 4-under 68 for a one-shot ...

Star rosters could be youngest ever

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball and its fans are on the same page — they want to see more of the kids. With millennial mashers Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich leading the way, this year’s All-Star starting lineups have a chance to be the youngest ever, based on an Associated Press ...

NBA Draft — Pelicans take Zion with top choice

NEW YORK (AP) — Zion Williamson plays with force and ferocity, a Hulk in hightops who looks as though he’d never show a soft side. Draft night proved otherwise. Williamson was the No. 1 pick of the New Orleans Pelicans — a surprise to nobody who watched basketball this past season. ...

Zion’s time: Williamson the center of attention at NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) — Zion Williamson smiled his way through nearly half an hour of questions, trying to portray himself like any player just hoping to be drafted. Suddenly, a tall, thin newcomer pushed his way to the front of the shoulder-to-shoulder swarm surrounding Williamson and shot down ...

At 103, ‘Hurricane’ Hawkins takes titles at US Senior Games

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — At 103, Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins has cemented her title as the oldest woman to compete on an American track after finishing the 50-and 100-meter dashes at the National Senior Games in New Mexico. Event organizers say the Louisiana resident holds the world ...

Sauter suspended for intentionally hitting Hill

NASCAR suspended Johnny Sauter for one race for intentionally ramming into Austin Hill during the Truck Series race in Iowa. The sport's sanctioning body said Tuesday that Sauter will miss this weekend's race at Gateway, outside St. Louis. His postseason eligibility will not be ...

ChiSox top Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Eloy JimÈnez came up in a big spot and delivered. It was exactly how he pictured the moment when he became a professional ballplayer. With one major twist. JimÈnez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the ninth inning in his first game against his first major league ...

11th arrest in Ortiz shooting

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday announced the arrest of an 11th suspect in the attempted killing of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz. An official identified the suspect as Franklin Junior Mer·n. The official, who agreed to ...

White Sox plan netting

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox plan to extend the protective netting all the way to the foul poles at Guaranteed Rate Field, becoming the first major league team to take such a step in the wake of a couple of high-profile fan injuries. The White Sox and Illinois Sports Facilities ...

Sharks re-signing Karlsson sets table for busy offseason

Erik Karlsson had no wanderlust to test the free agent market before re-signing in San Jose. “I never thought outside that box,” Karlsson said. “I’m happy that it didn’t get to that.” A handful of other teams aren’t so happy because the two-time Norris Trophy-winning ...

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, ...