National Sports

Ex-Raiders, Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski retiring

By The Associated Press undefined Former Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski is set to retire after an 18-year career. Janikowski spent 17 seasons with Oakland before kicking last season with Seattle after signing a one-year deal. Janikowski's agent, Paul Healy, ...

Giants: Player shot in Topeka will join team this weekend

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Washburn University football players who were shot outside of an off-campus house party hours after one of them was drafted by the New York Giants were "in the wrong place at the wrong time," authorities said Monday. The shooting early Sunday killed defensive back ...

Leonard scores 45 points, Raptors top 76ers

TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored a career playoff-high 45 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Pascal Siakam added 29 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 108-95 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Saturday night. Leonard matched his career-best ...

Bishop makes 32 saves, Stars beat Blues 4-2 to tie series

By Steve Overbey Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dallas goalie Ben Bishop rebounded — at his hometown team’s expense. Bishop made 32 saves, Roope Hintz scored twice and the Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 in Game 2 to even the Western Conference semifinal series. Bishop grew up ...

Hurricanes storm into second-round showdown with Islanders

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer Calvin de Haan was at a loss for words about what comes next. Minutes after the Carolina Hurricanes' shocking 4-3 double-overtime victory in Game 7 to move on to the second round, he wasn't yet ready to turn his attention to facing the New York Islanders. But ...

Rockets advance, wait to see if they’ll get shot at Warriors

By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Minutes after the Houston Rockets eliminated the Utah Jazz to advance to the Western Conference semifinals for the third straight season they were already looking ahead to the possibility of getting another shot at the Golden State ...

Spurs seeking a Game 7; Nuggets look to advance

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich goes to the playoffs every season. And he usually sticks around for a while. The Spurs have never gone back-to-back years without a trip to the second round of the playoffs during the Popovich era. But the Denver Nuggets ...

Woods says he’ll play new PGA Tour event in Japan

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Masters champion Tiger Woods is adding to his international travels at the end of this year, announcing Wednesday night that he will compete in Japan for the first time in 13 years at the new Zozo Championship. Woods said on Twitter that he was excited to play ...

Nashville gets its chance to step up for NFL draft

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Broadway in downtown Nashville is as lively a place as any in America. The Las Vegas Strip, Times Square and Bourbon Street have nothing on it. Particularly this week. For the first time, the NFL draft is in Music City, and ...

AP source: Chiefs get Clark from Seahawks for draft picks

By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs acquired pass rusher Frank Clark from the Seattle Seahawks for a package of picks Tuesday, then quickly agreed with him on a $105 million, five-year contract, as they continue to overhaul their much-maligned ...