Last Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015 10:18:35 AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning's top players came up big -- again. The New York Rangers' Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis continued their postseason goal-scoring struggles.
Nikita Kucherov scored 3:33 into overtime to give the Lightning ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:27:13 AM
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox had the Texas Rangers' outfielders chasing balls all around Fenway Park. The problem was they were catching them.
The Red Sox stranded 12 baserunners, including leaving the bases full in the sixth and two on twice ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:27:11 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Now that Alex Rodriguez has more home runs than lawsuits, the New York Yankees are happy with him.
The 39-year-old began Wednesday with a .248 batting average following his return from a season-long drug suspension, and his 10 home ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:27:07 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bartolo Colon is finally missing a few spots -- and beginning to act his age.
Matt Adams hit a long three-run homer, Jason Heyward also connected and the St. Louis Cardinals enjoyed their second consecutive offensive outburst, roug ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:27:04 AM
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry said he disagreed with the NBA's decision to fine him $5,000 for violating the league's anti-flopping rules against the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
Last Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:27:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As he watched the last, 95 mph pitch land in the catcher's mitt, and heard the plate umpire's game-ending strike call, Alex Rodriguez threw his head back.
"I didn't think it was a strike," Rodriguez said, "but I'm not the ump."
Last Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:26:58 AM
ATLANTA (AP) -- J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol.
Yep, Smith w ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015 8:04:31 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- NFL owners concluded an especially hectic spring meetings by setting up what figures to be a very busy summer and fall.
Los Angeles was the main topic, along with deflated footballs, future Super Bowls, altered extra points an ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:54:04 AM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The NFL players' union has asked a federal court to hold the league and Commissioner Roger Goodell in contempt for not complying with a federal judge's order to send Adrian Peterson's disciplinary case back to an arbitrator.
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:54:02 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Robert Kraft isn't challenging punishments handed to his Patriots in the deflated footballs scandal.
The players' union is ramping up the intensity in its appeal of New England quarterback Tom Brady's penalties.
So what els ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:43:54 AM
BOSTON (AP) -- Mike Napoli found a flaw in his swing on the cross-country flight after his difficult road trip. Then he sent a liner soaring into the left-field seats.
Napoli watched video while flying from Seattle on Sunday and noticed something i ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:42:51 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For a combined 38 2-3 innings spread over six weeks, New York Yankees pitchers Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances were as good as it comes in late-inning relief.
With setup man Betances, a righty, usually assigned the eighth, and ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:42:46 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jonathon Niese left his good stuff in the bullpen. The St. Louis Cardinals teed off on the rest.
Niese gave up a career high-tying eight runs and 11 hits in his second straight rough start, and the New York Mets were handily beaten ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:54:05 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves too often came to the NBA draft lottery and left in worse shape than they arrived.
And when they finally ended years of lottery futility, it came from the spot where nobody had been winning.
The Timber ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:53:59 AM
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Down big at home, the Golden State Warriors went small.
It turned out to make a huge difference.
Stephen Curry hit two free throws in the final seconds to finish with 34 points, and the Warriors rallied from a 16-point def ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:51:09 AM
By DOUG FERGUSON
The Associated Press
Bubba Watson has played only nine times this year, tied with Rory McIlroy for the fewest of any player among the top 75 on the PGA Tour money list.
Watson played the Cadillac Championship at Doral and to ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:51:07 AM
By DOUG FERGUSON
The Associated Press
Mike Davis hasn't caused this much consternation since he spoke at a PGA Tour players meeting about the evils of the long putter.
Only this time, he was extolling the virtues of Chambers Bay.
Maybe to ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:20:47 AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Resilience is one of the keys to any team's success, especially in the NHL playoffs.
The Tampa Bay Lightning showed it in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, and now it's the New York Rangers' turn to respond yet again.
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:20:45 AM
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Marcus Kruger deflected Brent Seabrook's shot 16:12 into the third overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks evened the Western Conference finals with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 on Tuesday night.
Andrew Shaw an ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 10:29:30 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- American Pharoah took a short walk to stretch his legs after his flight before getting a bath and retiring to his barn for some well-earned rest.
There was no sign of Jet lag as he returned to Churchill Downs following his d ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 10:29:27 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- When Matt Harvey slapped his hand into his glove as he strode off the mound after finishing his eighth scoreless inning, the Mets and Cardinals had barely played for two hours.
Six innings later, he was just happy to see John Maybe ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:06:39 AM
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- San Francisco 49ers star defensive lineman Justin Smith announced his retirement on Monday in the latest blow to the team this offseason.
Smith's decision had been expected for much of the offseason but did not become of ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:06:37 AM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The Memphis Grizzlies head into the offseason with a major goal: re-signing their free agent All-Star center.
Marc Gasol is in no hurry, he's on his own timetable.
He plans to take as much time as possible to consider all h ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:06:35 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Phil Jackson remembers watching old teammate Dave DeBusschere pound his fist in triumph, when the Knicks and NBA were dual winners.
The first draft lottery in 1985 gave New York the No. 1 pick and the NBA all the publicity a league ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:06:33 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The NFL's May owners meetings always include some interesting and key issues for the league. Many times, there are proposed rules changes tabled at the annual meetings two months earlier. Or future Super Bowl sites.
This get-t ...