National Sports

Beantown Brawl! Yankees fight to 10-7 win over Red Sox

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — The fuse has officially been lit in the newest chapter of the ramped-up Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. Zim vs. Pedro. A-Rod vs. Varitek. Munson vs. Fisk. And now, Tyler Austin tangling with Joe Kelly. In a matchup between clubs that have long ...

Crunching the numbers for the Stanley Cup playoffs

By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins right winger Josh Jooris wears No. 16. That happens to be the total wins necessary for the team to retain the Stanley Cup for a third straight season. There are lots of relevant numbers to be crunched heading into the ...

15 in a row: Sixers add new chapter to long, proud history

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have a long, proud history. They've been around since the NBA's very first season, starting out as the Syracuse Nationals. Their resume includes three championships. The list of franchise greats runs from Dolph Schayes ...

It’s the last day of the NBA season, with much to decide

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — The end has arrived. Actually, for Atlanta, Phoenix, Dallas and Charlotte, the end came in their season finales Tuesday. There are nine teams who know Wednesday is the last day of their season. Another 15 teams have already clinched playoff ...

Sherpa guide tries to reach top of the world for 22nd time

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, Associated Press KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Three men have climbed to the top of the world 21 times, all of them mountain guides who grew up in the shadow of Mount Everest. Two of these famed Sherpa guides have retired. But 48-year-old Kami Rita says he'll be summiting ...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani back at DH, Chisox try again at home

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening all around the majors today: BACK IN THE BOX Shohei Ohtani is expected back in the starting lineup for the first time since taking a perfect game into the seventh inning against Oakland on Sunday. The two-way Japanese star has homered in his ...

Pistons owner says he’s undecided on Van Gundy’s future

By Larry Lage AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores says he’s undecided about Stan Van Gundy’s future with the franchise. Gores met with reporters during halftime of Monday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors. Van Gundy will finish his fourth season ...

Luck expects to be better QB following long recovery

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck said all the right things Monday. He feels good, hopes to be full go when training camp begins and believes he will be a better overall quarterback when he returns. All he has to do now is prove it. For the first time in more than three months, Luck fielded ...

Predators, Golden Knights reflect change of NHL West’s guard

By John Wawrow AP Hockey Writer The Predators have the Presidents' Trophy, and the NHL-expansion Golden Knights carry the buzz entering the Western Conference playoffs, which have the potential of resembling nothing from the past. So step aside Chicago, which missed the playoffs for the ...

Reed wins first major title, holding off Fowler at Masters

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Patrick Reed became famous playing for his country. He won for himself Sunday and became a Masters champion. It was never easy, just the way Reed likes it. Rory McIlroy came after him early. Jordan Spieth roared to life with a ...