National Sports

Rodgers hopeful for contract extension as Packers retool

  GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — An offseason of change for the Green Bay Packers has been met with occasional displeasure by quarterback Aaron Rodgers. At the Super Bowl, Rodgers called it "interesting" that the Packers replaced quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt "without consulting me." Also ...

On eve of MLB games, mayor says San Juan ‘open for business’

By Tim Reynolds AP Sports Writer SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Carmen Yulin Cruz has attended only a handful of Major League Baseball games in her life, and she won't be adding to that total this week. Soon, she hopes, that will change. Cruz, San Juan's mayor, isn't attending the ...

Browns’ Jackson: team still undecided on QB for No. 1 pick

CLEVELAND (AP) — As the NFL draft nears, the Cleveland Browns are still doing their homework on quarterbacks. The final exam is quickly approaching, but the No. 1 pick remains an unknown to everyone, including coach Hue Jackson. On Tuesday, Jackson dismissed reports that general manager ...

Wade turns back the clock and 76ers in Game 2 Heat victory

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dwyane Wade snuffed out one 76ers' rally by popping a 16-foot fadeaway with the shot clock ticking down. Wade made a halfhearted attempt at reaching his hand out toward a fallen defender before he scooted on his way. Wade was up, the ...

Durant, Thompson lead Warriors to a 2-0 series lead on Spurs

By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry watched another lopsided win from the bench in sheer delight, wearing a sport coat and big smile. The steady hands of Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson certainly have made the two-time MVP's absence far less daunting for ...

‘For all women’: Tireless mom plans her 9th Everest summit

By PAT EATON-ROBB, AP Sports Writer WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Between raising two daughters and working as a dishwasher at Whole Foods, Lhakpa Sherpa just doesn't have time for training to climb Mount Everest. Even so, she has done it a record eight times — and hopes to outdo herself yet ...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani day, baseball in San Juan, DH in Toronto

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ SHOWTIME Shohei Ohtani makes his third major league start when the Los Angeles Angels (13-3) host David Price and the Red Sox (13-2) in a marquee matchup between the top two teams in the majors. Ohtani is ...

Chargers’ Pouncey says Miami release was “fuel to the fire”

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Although Mike Pouncey is thrilled to start work with the Los Angeles Chargers, the center still has a few bittersweet thoughts about how his last job ended. Pouncey joined Philip Rivers for the start of the offseason workout ...

On Pace: Indiana opens eyes with blowout of LeBron, Cavs

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — They've spent the entire season on the fringe, virtually ignored by all but the most savvy fans and NBA insiders. They don't have any household names or any superstars on their roster, just one All-Star and a role player best known for ...

Pirates 2B Josh Harrison out 6 weeks with broken finger

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates placed second baseman Josh Harrison on the 10-day disabled list after he broke the pinky finger on his left hand for a second time in a year. The team said Tuesday that Harrison fractured the fifth metacarpal in the finger when he was hit with a pitch ...