National Sports

US women’s hockey team gets Wilma Rudolph Courage Award

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. women's hockey team received the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award on Wednesday night at the Salute to Women in Sports hosted by the Women's Sports Foundation. In April, the hockey team won its fourth consecutive world title and seventh in eight tries. The U.S. beat Canada ...

Nets’ Lin expected to miss season with right knee injury

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a ruptured patella tendon of the right knee. Lin was hurt midway through the fourth quarter of the Nets' 140-131 loss at Indiana on Wednesday in their opener. He landed hard behind the ...

Underclassman running backs fuel Big 12 attacks

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer The running game has become increasingly important in the Big 12 this season — with a host of talented young backs leading the way. Seven of the league's top 10 rushers were underclassmen as the league reached the midway point of the season, led by ...

IOC expects decisions on Russian doping cases next month

By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer Investigators at the International Olympic Committee expect to have "a number" of doping cases involving Russians at the Sochi Olympics resolved by the end of November, but they have no plans to dictate the eligibility of these athletes for next year's Winter ...

Buckeyes’ progress pleases Meyer as Penn State game looms

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A month ago some Ohio State faithful urged the benching of quarterback J.T. Barrett because of the anemic passing game. Now he's being talked about as a potential Heisman Trophy candidate. It's been all good lately for the fifth-year ...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers seek sweep; Yanks try to solve Keuchel

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ BRING OUT THE BROOMS One win from their first World Series appearance in 29 years, the Los Angeles Dodgers go for a four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Championship Series at Wrigley Field (9:08 ...

Rockets rally to spoil defending champion Warriors return

By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Confetti began to fall and the Golden State Warriors thought they had pulled off a wild opening-night win. The Houston Rockets emphatically signaled otherwise — insisting that Kevin Durant's baseline jumper had swished through the ...

Former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino sues Adidas

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino is suing Adidas and says the sportswear maker "outrageously conspired" to funnel money to the family of a Cardinal recruit without his knowledge. Pitino's lawsuit filed Tuesday comes a day after Louisville's Athletic Association ...

Furyk to invite Americans to see Ryder Cup course in France

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer Le Golf National outside Paris, the host course of the Ryder Cup next year, has been part of the European Tour schedule since 1991 and last year was the 25th time it has held the French Open. So along with the European crowd, that's one big advantage for the ...

Go for 2 or play for OT? How coaches make that call

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Faced with the decision to kick an extra point to tie or go for two and the lead late in games last weekend, two college football coaches did not hesitate to basically put it all one play instead of trying to get to overtime. Aggressive? Sure. ...