National Sports

Leonard quiet on future as Raptors celebrate with parade

By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday's championship parade. For now, however, the two-way star and two-time NBA Finals MVP still isn't saying whether he'll use it ...

LEADING OFF: Stanton returns to Yanks, Machado appeals ban

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: STANTON RETURNS Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is set to come off the injured list for a game against the Rays. Stanton has been sidelined since March 31 with biceps, shoulder and calf injuries, but ...

Sharks re-signing Karlsson sets table for busy NHL offseason

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer Erik Karlsson had no wanderlust to test the free agent market before re-signing in San Jose. "I never thought outside that box," Karlsson said. "I'm happy that it didn't get to that." A handful of other teams aren't so happy because the two-time Norris ...

Nick Hundley’s care for ailing boy leads to lasting bond

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Five years ago, veteran big leaguer Nick Hundley visited Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and met a boy named Zach Sprader. Hundley, then with the San Diego Padres, sought to give the young baseball fan a lift during his fight ...

Beede earns 1st big league victory, Giants edge Dodgers 3-2

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's not much Bruce Bochy hasn't seen in his 25 years as a big-league manager. One of his favorite things is watching a young player achieve a career milestone. Tyler Beede did just that against the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers. He ...

Police: 4 shot, 2 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

By Rob Gillies and Ian Harrison Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Four people were shot and wounded at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, and two people were arrested, police said. Droves of Raptors fans ran from the shooting in a stampede from the City Hall square, which was ...

Rangers acquire Trouba from Jets for Pionk, 1st round pick

By Stephen Whyno AP Hockey Writer The New York Rangers sped up their rebuilding effort Monday by acquiring offensive-minded defenseman Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets. New York sent young defenseman Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the draft to Winnipeg for Trouba. The ...

For US men, Gold Cup finally brings chance for revival

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — The overarching goal for the fledgling U.S. men’s soccer team, as frequently stated by new coach Gregg Berhalter, has been to improve the perception of this sputtering program within the cutthroat hierarchy of global soccer. Though ...

‘I flinched’: Mickelson lets an opportunity slide at Pebble

By Eddie Pells AP National Writer PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — It was the kind of mistake that could cost a guy the U.S. Open. “I flinched,” Phil Mickelson said about a 12-inch putt that rimmed out on the third green Thursday. It was hardly the worst thing that’s happened to ...

Blues win 1st Stanley Cup with 4-1 win over Bruins

By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly scored for the fourth straight game and rookie Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins and their first NHL ...