×

National Sports

Royals earn doubleheader split with Jays on Perez’s walk-off

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays got wildly different yet equally effective pitching performances in splitting their day-night doubleheader on Saturday. In the opener, starter Steven Matz held the Royals without a hit into ...

Buchnevich scores hat trick on birthday in Rangers’ 6-3 win

By The Associated Press undefined NEW YORK (AP) — Pavel Buchnevich celebrated his birthday with his first career hat trick and the New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils 6-3 on Saturday for their third win over their Hudson River rivals in five days. Artemi Panarin had a goal and three ...

Naylor hits into triple play, makes key E, Reds edge Indians

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer Josh Naylor lined into a triple play in the eighth inning, then let a routine grounder roll through his legs at first base with two outs in the ninth that led to Cincinnati's tying run as the Reds beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in the 10th ...

Margot, Glasnow lift Rays over AL-worst Yankees 6-3

By JAKE SEINER AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sluggish to start their AL title defense, the Tampa Bay Rays have found their bearings in the Bronx. "This venue can motivate you really quick," manager Kevin Cash said. Manuel Margot hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, Tyler Glasnow overcame ...

Gomes ends Locastro’s steal streak, homers, Nats top D’backs

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — After Tim Locastro's 29-steal streak to start his major league career ended, Arizona's center fielder immediately knew something was wrong with his left pinkie finger. "Saw it was not facing the right way," Locastro said. "Looked down ...

QB front-runner Young mostly shines in Alabama’s spring game

By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Bryce Young made a juke move to elude a rushing defender, set his feet and launched a quick pass for a big gain to tailback Roydell Williams on the opening drive. He also lost a fumble that was recovered for a touchdown. The Alabama ...

Elliott would love to find a way to be different at Richmond

By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Like many drivers in NASCAR's top series, Chase Elliott had a hard time figuring out the best way to navigate the layout at Richmond Raceway when he first raced on the track. Some think the 0.75-mile, D-shaped oval drives like a mini ...

Brewers’ Yelich put on 10-day injured list with sore back

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich, who has missed four straight games because of a sore back, was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday. "There's nothing new, nothing to add," manager Craig Counsell said. "That's what it is. We'll take a couple more days without ...

Baylor beatdown: Bears win title, hang 86-70 loss on Gonzaga

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Heck, everyone's entitled to an off night. But that beatdown Baylor put on undefeated Gonzaga with the national title on the line — nobody saw that coming. The fresh-as-can-be Bears obliterated wobbly-legged Gonzaga's march to ...

Castellanos, Moustakas lift Reds to third straight win

By JEFF WALLNER Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Castellanos hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning hours after deciding to appeal a two-game suspension for his part in a brawl, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 on Monday night. Castellanos connected off ...

Molina’s early double, Cardinals pitching stops Marlins 4-1

MIAMI (AP) — Yadier Molina hit a bases-loaded double during a three-run first inning, Daniel Ponce de Leon and the St. Louis bullpen protected the lead, and the Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 4-1 Monday night. Molina drove in two runs with his 382nd double, moving past Hall of Famer Johnny ...

Flyers finally beat Bruins, 3-2 on Sanheim’s OT goal

By KEN POWTAK Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Travis Sanheim scored 3:08 into overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Monday night after losing their first five meetings this season. The Flyers moved within three points of Boston for the final playoff spot in the ...

AP source: MLB moving All-Star Game to Denver’s Coors Field

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to relocate the All-Star Game to Coors Field in Denver after pulling this year's Midsummer Classic from Atlanta over objections to sweeping changes to Georgia's voting laws, according to a person familiar with the ...

To the bank! Suggs hits the winner, Zags top UCLA 93-90

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The shot by Jalen Suggs — perfect! The Gonzaga freshman banked in a shot at the buzzer from just inside the half-court logo Saturday night to lift the Zags to a 93-90 overtime win over UCLA and move them one win away from an undefeated ...

Arrieta makes triumphant return as Cubs beat Pirates 5-1

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched six solid innings in a triumphant return to the Cubs, Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward homered, and Chicago beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Saturday afternoon. Arrieta (1-0) got a warm reception prior to the game, then ...

Bearing down: Baylor routs Houston 78-59 to reach title game

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly two decades ago, Scott Drew decided to leave his comfort zone at tiny Valparaiso for the scandal-plagued basketball program at Baylor, explaining to his father that there was nowhere for the Bears to go but up. Now, they're one ...

Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams retiring after 33-year run

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer The last time Roy Williams left North Carolina, he was a virtually unknown assistant who was getting his first shot as a college head coach at tradition-rich Kansas. Now Williams is leaving the Tar Heels again with a resume chock full of honors — as a ...

Baylor, Houston a matchup of programs on the rebound

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The redemption journeys involving Houston coach Kelvin Sampson and the Baylor program he faces at the Final Four on Saturday have roots in far-from-comforting places — courtrooms, prison cells, the NCAA compliance office. They are ...

Five months later, measure of normalcy at Masters in April

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The record score at Augusta National wasn't all that set Dustin Johnson apart from other Masters champions. No one else ever won the Masters and then didn't play in another tournament the rest of the year. No other Masters champion was ...

Oklahoma St star freshman Cade Cunningham to enter NBA draft

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Cade Cunningham used to see superstars when he watched NBA players. Now, he sees opponents. They soon will see him, too. Cunningham announced Thursday that he will enter the NBA draft after a dynamic freshman season for Oklahoma ...