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LEADING OFF: Sale vs Yanks; Thor vs Dickey; injuries pile up

April 27, 2017

A look at what's happening around the majors today:

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LOFTY NUMBERS

Chris Sale (1-1, 0. more »»

Predators beat Blues 4-3 in Game 1 of second-round series

April 27, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) — One nifty little flip by Vernon Fiddler provided a big lift for the Nashville Predators on a rough night.

Fiddler scored with 5:05 left and P.K. more »»

Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series

April 27, 2017

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics and Bulls found another thing to argue about after Game 5 of their spirited first-round playoff series:

Was Avery Bradley more impressive on offense, or on... more »»

Home, sweet home: Beal, Wall lead Wizards past Hawks, 103-99

April 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall figured the credit went to the down-the-stretch defense displayed by his Washington Wizards. more »»

ESPN laying off 100 broadcasters, writers as viewers dwindle

April 27, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN is laying off about 100 employees, including former athletes-turned-broadcasters Trent Dilfer, Len Elmore and Danny Kanell, in a purge designed to focus the sports network on... more »»

NBA fines Rockets owner $100,000 for confronting referee

April 26, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for confronting a referee during live game action. more »»

Thompson emotional, ready to return after major LPGA penalty

April 26, 2017

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Lexi Thompson paused, tears welling up in her eyes, when asked about how difficult things have been since a viewer-cited penalty cost her what appeared to be a sure victory i... more »»

Pre-draft football: Prospects vs. kids at Shriners hospital

April 26, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One day away from discovering where their professional paths will lead, NFL draft prospects gathered for some impromptu football. more »»

Work load: LeBron not slowing as playoff minutes increase

April 26, 2017

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Except for his backpedaling hairline, LeBron James shows no visible signs of age.

At 32, still in his prime, and still at the top of his game, he's defying time. more »»

Raiders bring RB Marshawn Lynch out of retirement

April 26, 2017

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch is coming out of retirement after agreeing on a two-year deal with the Raiders that paved the way for a trade to his hometown team in Oakland. more »»

Sharapova wins 1st match on return from 15-month doping ban

April 26, 2017

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Maria Sharapova won her first match on her return from a 15-month doping ban, beating Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday. more »»

Harbaugh gives pope a helmet, pair of Jordans

April 26, 2017

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Jim Harbaugh stood near the steps of St. Peter's Basilica with a Michigan football helmet and a box of Wolverine-themed Jordan sneakers held high above his head. more »»

Sharapova gets lukewarm welcome after 15-month doping ban

April 26, 2017

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Maria Sharapova was given a lukewarm welcome by 4,500 spectators upon her return to professional tennis on Wednesday after a 15-month doping ban. more »»

AP source: Raiders agree to deal with Marshawn Lynch

April 26, 2017

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a two-year contract to bring running back Marshawn Lynch out of retirement. more »»

Livestrong revenue dropped again in 2015, trending up now

April 26, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Livestrong cancer charity saw a fundraising and contributions nosedive in 2015 for a third straight year after founder Lance Armstrong's performance-enhancing drug scandal. more »»

Saudi council rejects proposal for female sports colleges

April 26, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A proposal to establish sports education colleges for Saudi women failed to win enough votes in the kingdom's top advisory body, a council member who drafted th... more »»

In tense political times, NBA heading to Israel this summer

April 26, 2017

As the NBA prepares to bring its Basketball Without Borders program to Israel this summer, league officials hope that the first trip to the country can help bring children together during a time... more »»

Bruins will bring back Bruce Cassidy as head coach

April 26, 2017

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins are bringing Bruce Cassidy back next season, dropping the interim tag from his title as a reward for leading the team back to the playoffs for the first time in... more »»

Cleveland OKs last chunk of financing to upgrade Cavs' arena

April 26, 2017

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland officials have committed the final chunk of financing for $140 million in upgrades planned at the Cavaliers' home arena. more »»

 
 
 

 

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