DENVER (AP) — Staring down a 2-0 deficit in the NBA Finals, as the visitors in a hostile arena where no road team had prevailed in more than two months, the Miami Heat decided to do what they’ve done throughout the postseason.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Nick Monistere hit a two-run double in the sixth, Matthew Etzel followed with a two-RBI single and Kros Sivley and Chandler Dawson worked four innings of scoreless relief as Southern Miss beat Samford, 9-4 in an elimination game at the Auburn Regional on Sunday.
PARIS (AP) — Coco Gauff can get another shot at Iga Swiatek in the French Open. Each just needs to win one more match.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Joe Lombardo wants to help build Major League Baseball’s smallest ballpark — arguing that the worst team in baseball can boost Las Vegas, a city striving to call itself a sports mecca.
Penn has given the Ivy League a team in an NCAA Tournament regional final for the second straight year and another surprise, Oral Roberts, extended its nation-best winning streak to 20 games Saturday night to move a step closer to the super regionals.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Back in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in five years and trailing the Florida Panthers less than 10 minutes into Game 1, the Vegas Golden Knights sent a very clear message.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Christopher Sargent hit a three-run home run, Dustin Dickerson hit two solo shots, and Southern Miss defeated Auburn 7-2 on Saturday, eliminating the Tigers from their own regional.
LONDON (AP) — The second leg of Manchester City’s treble mission is secure.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Clayton Kershaw has accomplished just about everything it's possible to do on a baseball mound during his 16-year career, he had never beaten the New York Yankees until Friday night.
DETROIT (AP) — Monty Williams is taking over the Detroit Pistons.
Churchill Downs will suspend racing operations on Wednesday and move the remainder of its spring meet to Ellis Park in order to conduct a “top-to-bottom” review of safety and surface protocols in the wake of 12 horse fatalities the past month at the home of the Kentucky Derby.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Josh Rodriguez homered over the batter’s-eye wall in center field to lead off a three-run 10th inning and Samford held off Southern Miss 4-2 on Friday in the Auburn Regional.
DENVER (AP) — Memphis guard Ja Morant not being charged with a crime for twice displaying a gun on social media will not prevent the NBA from handing down more discipline, Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday.
PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic makes no secret of the way he loves to feed off negativity during a tennis match. Doesn’t really matter whether he’s ahead or behind on the scoreboard. The guy simply finds motivation and inspiration from all manner of slights, real and perceived.
PARIS (AP) — Two years after Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open when she was fined, then threatened with disqualification, for skipping news conferences, another top tennis player — No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka, the Australian Open champion — was allowed to avoid the traditional postmat…
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As a high school senior, Nick was blessed with a deadly accurate jump shot from the three-point range — something he was quick to monetize.
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets were facing some questions going into their first NBA Finals, and their answers came in resounding fashion.
DENVER (AP) — Eric Lewis was not selected as one of the 12 referees who will work the NBA Finals between the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat, while the league continues to look into whether he used a Twitter account to defend himself and other officials from online critiques.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference will play eight league games in 2024 when it expands to 16 teams with the additions of Oklahoma and Texas, but beyond that the schedule model is still to be determined.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Alabama's Nick Saban is among a contingent of coaches and administrators from the Southeastern Conference scheduled to meet with lawmakers in Washington next week to make a case for a federal assistance in regulating how college athletes can earn money off their fame.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer lost some key contributors from the Gamecocks' eight-win team to the transfer portal this offseason.
Lionel Messi arrived two years ago wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with ”Ici C’est Paris” (This Is Paris) — a favorite cry among Paris Saint-Germain fans — and to chants of “Messi! Messi! Messi!"
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons made a bold move in their latest attempt to become relevant in the NBA again.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — When Texas does join the Southeastern Conference next year, the Longhorns prefer to play as many league games as possible and Texas A&M every year.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — When it comes to sports wagering, information is a commodity and even a morsel of news that is not widely available can be valuable.
OYAMA, Japan (AP) — Eri Yoshida sat in the dugout of an all-dirt baseball field in rural Japan, surrounded by rice paddies, narrow roads, and traditional Japanese houses.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Kirby Smart sounded ready to be done with the Southeastern Conference's great schedule debate.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban says college football is not a business that operates like the NFL and warned that without more uniform rules on player compensation only the biggest spenders will compete for championships.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Frank Sumpter has spent the past few weeks reflecting on Wild On Ice’s remarkable journey to somehow work through his grief over the horse’s catastrophic injury just nine days before he was supposed to race in the Kentucky Derby.
PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic has drawn criticism from Kosovo’s tennis federation — but not from French Open organizers — after offering his thoughts on clashes in northern Kosovo between ethnic Serbs and police and NATO peacekeepers.
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets don't brawl with other teams or bicker among themselves. It's been almost a decade since they fired a coach. Their most spectacular highlights often involve sublime skip passes across the court — or a backward, half-court shot from their mascot, Rocky, during…
PARIS (AP) — You might assume that the opponents for Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic in the French Open's first round would come away from their straight-set losses Monday feeling too overwhelmed by the play of the two tournament favorites.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government honored record-holding climbers Monday during celebrations of the first ascent of Mount Everest 70 years ago.
EWA BEACH, Hawaii (AP) — Brian Keaulana is the quintessential Native Hawaiian waterman, well-known in Hawaii and beyond for his deep understanding of the ocean, gifted with surfing and lifeguarding skills passed down from his big-wave rider father.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 is the one race Josef Newgarden desperately wanted to win.
PARIS (AP) — Unable to sleep the night before her first-round match at the French Open against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, the Grand Slam tournament's No. 2 seed, Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine checked her phone at 5 a.m. Sunday and saw disturbing news back home in Kyiv.
MIAMI (AP) — The Boston Celtics were a tenth of a second away from elimination. The Miami Heat were a tenth of a second from the NBA Finals.
SAO GONCALO, Brazil (AP) — The chants of “monkey!” at the Spanish soccer stadium echoed across the Atlantic, reaching the ears of people on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two horses have died the past two days following injuries at Churchill Downs, the 11th and 12th fatalities over the past month at the home of the Kentucky Derby.
An Indiana man whose son is a member of the University of Cincinnati baseball team is the bettor at the center of separate investigations that led to the firings of Alabama coach Brad Bohannon and two members of the Bearcats' baseball staff this month, two people familiar with the inquiries …
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Johnny Rutherford and Gordon Johncock delivered spectacular results at the 1973 Indianapolis 500 that were overshadowed by perhaps the worst month in the history of the storied race.
GENEVA (AP) — Two soccer teams exiled from cities in war-battered eastern Ukraine play each other Sunday in the safer western part of the country with the league title at stake.
WASHINGTON (AP) — All of the past drama and sore feelings associated with Louisiana State's invitation to the White House were seemingly forgotten or set aside Friday as President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden welcomed the championship women's basketball team to the mansion with smiles…
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alec Martinez was part of the 2014 Los Angeles Kings team that erased a 3-0 first-round series deficit and beat Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks in Game 7.
MIAMI (AP) — Maybe Kevin Garnett was right. Maybe, as he screamed in celebration of Boston’s 2008 NBA championship, anything truly is possible.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — As the mountaineering community prepares to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the conquest of Mount Everest, there is growing concern about temperatures rising, glaciers and snow melting, and weather getting harsh and unpredictable on the world's tallest mountain.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A college baseball player died after he was struck in the face when a makeshift dugout he was helping to dismantle collapsed on him this week.
Southeastern Conference leaders have been debating what to do with their football schedule for more than a year.
DALLAS (AP) — Joe Pavelski admits that he probably appreciates the big playoff goals more the later he gets in his career. But they all still feel just as good, and his latest kept the season alive for the Dallas Stars.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have looked elimination in the face four times this postseason and still haven't blinked.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — One of the greatest mountain guides said Thursday he’s not ready to retire after climbing Mount Everest for a record 28th time.