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Surging Predators rout Red Wings 7-1 for 9th win in 10 games

DETROIT (AP) — Viktor Arvidsson scored three times to lead the surging Nashville Predators in a 7-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. “It’s probably up there for birthdays,” said Arvidsson, who had his third career hat trick on the day he turned 28. Juuse Saros ...

New virus measures in Tokyo ahead of Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Friday that it will raise the coronavirus alert level in Tokyo to allow tougher measures to curb the rapid spread of a more contagious variant ahead of the Summer Olympics. Japan's national vaccination drive has lagged and most people in the capital still have ...

Arenado’s late HR lifts Cardinals over Brewers, 3-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Arenado hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning of his home debut with the Cardinals, lifting St. Louis over the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 Thursday as fans returned to Busch Stadium for the first time since 2019. Arenado, a five-time All-Star acquired from ...

NHL grapples with vaccine inequity between US, Canada

His smile covered by a light blue surgical mask, Jacob Trouba’s eyes shined as the needle went into his left arm. The New York Rangers gave players, coaches and staff a day off this week so they could get vaccinated against COVID-19. “We’re very fortunate to be able to get that ...

Rose torches tough Augusta for 65, 4-shot Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Seven holes into the Masters, Justin Rose was 2-over par and in no position to panic. He knew Augusta National in April was no picnic compared with the last one in November. He figured if he could get back to around even par by the end of the day he would be ...

Cain homers twice, Brewers beat Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Lorenzo Cain hit his second homer of the game, a three-run shot in the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Wednesday. Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff had a no-hit bid going until Ian Happ led off the seventh with a clean single. It was ...

Twins rally for 3-2 win over Baddoo, Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Jorge Polanco hit a two-run double in the sixth inning and the Minnesota Twins held off Akil Baddoo and the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday. Baddoo hit an RBI triple and threw a runner out from left field — another impressive day in this stellar start to his big league ...

Baddoo hits again, Tigers rookie tops Twins in 10th

DETROIT (AP) — Akil Baddoo homered in each of his first two big league games — but his team lost both. So the Detroit outfielder took matters into his own hands with another memorable swing. Baddoo added another big hit in this charmed start to his career, lining an RBI single in the ...

Woman alleges she was terrorized by assault from Texans’ Watson

HOUSTON (AP) — The first woman to accuse Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment in a lawsuit spoke publicly on Tuesday, alleging she was terrorized by her encounter with the NFL player and that he needs to be held accountable for his actions. During a ...

Baylor routs Gonzaga for national title, 86-70

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There was another team out there that was marching through the season undefeated, that looked unstoppable at times, that had all arrows pointing toward a national title. COVID-19 put a halt to the undefeated dream. Nothing could stop Baylor from cutting down the nets. ...

Cruz homers twice, Twins rout Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit a drive just foul down the line in right field, narrowly missing a grand slam. The play was reviewed and the call was upheld — but Cruz could have saved everyone some time if he’d known what would happen on the very next pitch. Cruz cleared the bases ...

Hancock native Kero scores winning goal in Stars’ win

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tanner Kero snapped a tie 2:52 into the third period, and the Dallas Stars beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night to post consecutive victories for the first time since the opening week of the season. “We wanted to string a few wins together so this is a ...

Wennberg scores in OT, Panthers edge Red Wings

SUNRISE. Fla. (AP) — Alex Wennberg scored 1:25 into overtime and the Florida Panthers beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Thursday night. Frank Vatrano had a goal and an assist and Noel Acciari also scored for the Panthers. in their fourth straight win. Chris Driedger made 25 saves. Carter ...

Gonzaga headlines Final Four

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gonzaga’s countdown to perfection has ticked to two. The Bulldogs are back in the Final Four, two wins from becoming the first undefeated team since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers. And, after all those upsets, the March Madness apex in the Hoosier State will be a ...

MLB moving All-Star Game out of Georgia

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball announced Friday it was moving this summer's All-Star Game from Atlanta's Truist Park, a response to Georgia enacting a new law last month restricting voting rights. MLB had awarded the game to Atlanta in May 2019 and the game was scheduled for July 13 ...

Cabrera homers off Bieber in snow, Tigers top Indians

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a drive to right field, and on a snowy day at Comerica Park, it was anyone's guess where the ball would end up. Terry Francona lost sight of it, and Cabrera was so uncertain he went sliding into second base, in case there was a play there. "It was a good ...

Hall of Fame coach Williams retiring after 33-year run

Roy Williams has a Hall of Fame resume filled with more than 900 wins and three national championships in a career leading two of of the most storied programs in college basketball. So it came as a surprise Thursday when the 70-year-old Williams announced his retirement and said it was more ...

Detectives find, but won’t reveal, cause of Tiger Woods crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County sheriff says detectives have determined what caused Tiger Woods to crash his SUV last month in Southern California but would not release details Wednesday, citing unspecified privacy concerns for the golf star. Woods suffered serious injuries in the ...

UCLA tops Michigan, reaches Final Four

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — UCLA has made more trips to the Final Four than any program but North Carolina. None of the 19 was more surprising than this one. After sneaking into the NCAA Tournament off four straight losses, and barely surviving Michigan State in their First Four game, the Bruins ...

Sabres lose 18th straight game

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ivan Provorov scored 42 seconds into overtime, and the Philadelphia Flyers overcame a three-goal deficit to pull out a 4-3 win and hand the Buffalo Sabres their 18th consecutive loss Monday night. The Flyers scored three times in the third period to overcome a 3-0 ...