National Sports

Bucks trounce Raptors, take 2-0 series lead

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 17 rebounds, Ersan Ilyasova came off the bench to add 17 points and the Milwaukee Bucks never trailed on the way to beating the Toronto Raptors 125-103 on Friday night and taking a 2-0 lead in ...

Koepka shatters 36-hole record and builds 7-shot lead at PGA

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The power. The putting. The poise. Brooks Koepka has it all at this PGA Championship, along with the lowest 36-hole score in major championship history and the largest lead by anyone at the halfway point of a Grand Slam event in 85 ...

At Preakness, they’re playing ‘musical chairs’ with jockeys

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — The jockey shuffle heading into the Preakness has a "musical chairs" feel to it. Of the 13 jockeys in Saturday's race, nine who rode in the Kentucky Derby are aboard a different horse in the Preakness. Most notably, Hall of Famer Mike ...

Brooks Koepka sets the target at Bethpage Black

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — For once, everyone is talking about Brooks Koepka before he has the trophy from another major championship. Koepka was impossible to ignore in the opening round of the PGA Championship, partly because he was playing with Tiger Woods, ...

Yelich hits 17th, 18th homers as Brewers rout Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his major league-leading 17th and 18th homers to help Zach Davies and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-3 Thursday. Yasmani Grandal and Mike Moustakas also went deep as the Brewers won their third in a row. Davies (5-0) allowed ...

Warriors rally from 15 down at halftime, hold off Blazers

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — These Golden State Warriors have long been able to score in fabulous, jaw-dropping flurries. Down by eight to the Portland Trail Blazers at home with 4½ minutes to go, they needed every last burst, perfect pass, driving layup and ...

Carli Lloyd helps US to 5-0 win over New Zealand

By STEVE OVERBEY Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carli Lloyd left no doubt. She hates her role as a super sub for the U.S. women's national team. "If I liked coming off the bench there would be something wrong," Lloyd said. "That's not my mindset." Lloyd may not like it, but she does it ...

Karlsson, Sharks beat Blues 5-4 in OT after controversial no-call

By Joe Harris Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Erik Karlsson scored 5:23 into overtime after the officials missed a hand pass by Timo Meier, and the San Jose Sharks rallied to beat the St. Louis Blues 5-4 on Wednesday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference final. Meier used ...

Bucks finish with a flourish, rally to top Raptors

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brook Lopez scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied in the final minutes to beat the Toronto Raptors 108-100 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on ...

Alonso crashes early in 2nd day of Indy 500 practice

By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — McLaren’s highly anticipated return to the Indianapolis 500 got off to a brutal start Wednesday following Fernando Alonso’s crash on the second day of practice. Alonso hit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway wall three times and ...

Magic Johnson, Larry Bird to get Lifetime Achievement Award

By Brian Mahoney AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, whose coast-to-coast rivalry in the 1980s propelled the NBA to a new level of popularity, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Hall of Famers and 1992 U.S. Olympic teammates will ...

Martinez 2 HRs, Chavis 5 RBIs as Red Sox pound M’s 11-2

By KEN POWTAK Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit two homers, rookie Michael Chavis drove in five runs and the surging Boston Red Sox beat the stumbling Seattle Mariners 11-2 to complete a three-game sweep Sunday at soggy Fenway Park. It was the fifth straight win and 16th in ...

Djokovic beats Tsitsipas to win his 3rd Madrid Open title

By TALES AZZONI AP Sports Writer MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to win his third Madrid Open title on Sunday, tying Rafael Nadal for most Masters 1000 trophies with 33. It was the second title of the season for the top-ranked Djokovic, adding to his ...

Man City retains Premier League title on final day of season

By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer BRIGHTON, England (AP) — All the strain Pep Guardiola feels during the pursuit of titles becomes worthwhile when a winners' medal is placed around his neck. It happens a lot. Manchester City won its second straight Premier League trophy on Sunday, ...

Following arrests, Walton gets another chance with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) — Running back Mark Walton, arrested three times this offseason by police in Miami, has signed with his hometown Dolphins. Walton tried out this week, when coach Brian Flores said he was aware of the legal issues. "I think people deserve a second chance," Flores said Saturday. "I ...

Triple-A batters smashing it since MLB ball is put into play

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer Balls are flying out of Triple-A ballparks like never before, coinciding with a switch in baseballs to the major league model. The El Paso Chihuahuas have hit 89 home runs in their first 37 games — the most in professional baseball and more than half the 142 ...

AP source: Lakers hire Frank Vogel as coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the hiring has not been announced. Vogel flew to Los Angeles on Thursday. The 45-year old ...

Cardinals’ Murray makes impression in first NFL practice

By JOSE M. ROMERO Associated Press TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals' rookies took the practice field for the first time on Friday, and all eyes were on quarterback Kyler Murray. Murray, the top overall pick last month in the NFL draft, sported a white tie-on headband as he threw ...

Harvick leads Stewart-Haas dominance in Kansas qualifying

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Harvick joked that the intra-team competition at Stewart-Haas Racing is marked by a whole lot of trash talk, and that Clint Bowyer usually says so much it's tough to get a dig in. Harvick had the final word Friday night. He ...