National Sports

Canha’s 10th-inning homer leads A’s past Red Sox 3-2

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha was sure Ryon Healy had ended the game in the ninth only to be robbed by Jackie Bradley Jr. Canha left no doubt about it one inning later. Canha hit a leadoff homer in the 10th, one inning after Bradley's spectacular catch, ...

Wood extends scoreless run in Dodgers’ 7-2 win over Marlins

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This one had a little bit of everything: Alex Wood extending his scoreless streak, balls leaving the yard and players clearing the benches. When it was all over, the Los Angeles Dodgers had navigated a 7-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night, though three were ...

Top dollar: Browns sign Myles Garrett, 1st overall pick

By Tom Withers AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett’s first sack as a pro is filled with money. The No. 1 overall pick in last month’s NFL draft, Garrett signed his four-year rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns, who gave the speedy defensive end an estimated $30.4 ...

Vargas hits tying HR in 9th, Twins beat Royals in 10

By Brian Hall Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pinch hitter Kennys Vargas launched a tying, two-run homer in the ninth inning and Jorge Polanco hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th, lifting the Minnesota Twins over the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Friday night. Polanco lofted a soft liner to ...

Cavs destroy Celtics 130-86

By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James scored 30 points, Kevin Love had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals and tie an NBA record with their ...

Crosby, Penguins beat Senators to tie series

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist and the resurgent Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2. Crosby had only one point as the defending champion Penguins dropped two of the first three, leading ...

Cole shuts down Nationals as Pirates roll to 6-1 win

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gerrit Cole spent the last six weeks stringing together dominant performance after dominant performance with little to show for it, thanks to a Pittsburgh Pirates offense that always seemed to sputter whenever their ace's turn in the ...

LEADING OFF: Braves await Freeman results, Rox-Twins play 2

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ FINGERS CROSSED FOR FREDDIE The Braves will be nervously awaiting the results of tests on the left wrist of Freddie Freeman. The slugging first baseman was struck by a pitch in Wednesday night's victory over ...

Celtics follow euphoria of winning lottery with dud on court

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Suddenly, the Boston Celtics' future looks a lot better than their present. A day after winning the NBA draft lottery and earning the right to the No. 1 overall pick, the Celtics were reminded of the gap between them and the defending NBA ...

Senators chase Fleury, rout Penguins 5-1 in Game 3

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mike Hoffman and his Ottawa Senators teammates heard all the chatter on social media about their style of play, which some perceived as "boring." Their response? Well, LOL. And another big W. Marc Methot, Derick Brassard and Zack Smith scored in a 2:18 span midway ...

Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead

By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr provided a strong message, just not from his usual spot on the bench: Play with urgency from the opening tip this time. The Golden State Warriors did just that for their ailing coach watching from the locker room, and ...

LEADING OFF: Rockies-Twins in surprising 1st-place matchup

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK Two of baseball's biggest surprises square off when the Colorado Rockies visit Minnesota in an interleague matchup of first-place teams. Ervin Santana (6-1, 1.50 ERA) starts for the ...

Confident Senators return home eager for more goals vs Pens

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — They have split two games scoring a combined three goals. They have limited the Pittsburgh Penguins to two goals. They have gone 1-1 on the road against the defending Stanley Cup champions in the Eastern Conference final. Now all the Ottawa Senators want going into ...

San Diego State ends talks on sharing proposed MLS stadium

By BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — There's another stadium flap in San Diego, and this one is threatening the future of San Diego State's football team. The school said Tuesday it has cut off talks to share a stadium with a group that wants to attract an MLS team as the ...

Preds rally, beat Ducks 2-1 to take 2-1 Western finals lead

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The Nashville Predators are so confident right now that not even having two goals in eight seconds waved off for goaltender interference can shake them. Especially not on home ice. Roman Josi scored a power-play goal with ...

Pick 6: Kelly, Rodriguez, Mora in need of improvement in ’17

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Mark Helfrich went into last season with a 33-8 record in three years as Oregon coach and an appearance in the national championship game. He then went 4-8 and was fired. Point is, just about every coach outside of Nick Saban and Urban Meyer can ...

Energized Ducks even Western finals, beat Predators 5-3

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Hockey Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks were down a game in the Western Conference finals and down 2-0 in Game 2 against Pekka Rinne, the most dominant goalie in these Stanley Cup playoffs. That's when Sami Vatanen got the puck and thought he saw a sliver ...

Celtics seek top pick, Lakers aim to keep theirs in lottery

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Celtics are trying to go from No. 1 seed to No. 1 pick. The Los Angeles Lakers don't need to be first, but they sure better not be worse than third. A night that's normally for the NBA's biggest losers has huge consequences ...

Si Woo Kim keeps his cool and wins Players Championship

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Si Woo Kim walked up to the 16th green at the TPC Sawgrass and couldn't resist looking across the water at an island. For those trying to catch Kim in The Players Championship, and for thousands of fans who anticipated the ...

Yanks’ Chapman to miss at least month with shoulder injury

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Unable to pitch through pain in his shoulder that had bothered him for weeks, New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman went on the disabled list Sunday and likely will miss at least a month. Chapman had a MRI on Saturday, a day after getting ...