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LeBron, back in Boston, for another Cavs farewell

May. 26, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James and the depleted Cleveland Cavaliers won't get any sympathy from the Celtics when they return to Boston for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. Already laboring to reach his eighth straight NBA Finals with a supporting crew made mostly of cast-offs and throw-ins, James lost...

The Latest: Hinchcliffe says it's 'weird' to miss Indy 500

May. 27, 2018 11:17 AM EDT

The Latest from the busiest day in motorsports (all times local): 11:10 a.m. James Hinchcliffe says it's "weird" being at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and not sitting in a car, but he plans to help his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports teammates as much as possible during the Indianapolis 500. Hinchcliffe sat on the...

Thompson hot hand carries Warriors into Game 7 with Rockets

May. 27, 2018 1:33 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson flashed back to a night he left the arena still in uniform, furious about his forgettable performance against Denver. It used to be he struggled to shake off a bad night, or even a bad start to a game. Now, he just keeps shooting. Whenever he feels like it, from...

Stephens, Dimitrov into 2nd round at French Open

May. 27, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Reigning U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens needed less than an hour to move into the second round on the opening day of the French Open on Sunday. The 10th-seeded Stephens advanced at Roland Garros with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands. It was Stephens' first win at a...

The Latest: Nishikori breezes past French Open wild card

May. 27, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 5 p.m. Kei Nishikori has made light work of his first Grand Slam match since Wimbledon last year, advancing to the second round of the French Open with a 7-6 (7), 6-4, 6-3 win against wild card...

Red Bull's Ricciardo overcomes power loss to win Monaco GP

May. 27, 2018 11:05 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo overcame a mid-race power loss to win the Monaco Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday. The Australian driver showed outstanding composure and defensive driving to fend off Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari. Vettel shaved a few points off championship leader Lewis...

Column: A golden marriage between team and city in Las Vegas

May. 26, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gerard Gallant took time out from preparing for the Stanley Cup finals to watch a Little League game this week, something that might be surprising to those who think there is little in Las Vegas besides showgirls, craps tables and nightclubs. There is a real city beyond the Las Vegas...

Future unclear for Ronaldo, Bale after Champions League win

May. 27, 2018 1:05 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Straight after a third successive Champions League title was secured, Cristiano Ronaldo was talking about Real Madrid in the past tense. Real's biggest star hinted he was unsure he'd stay with the club. Its best player in the Champions League final, Gareth Bale, looks more likely to be...

Rose shoots 66 to take 4-shot lead into Colonial finale

May. 26, 2018 7:35 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — While Justin Rose felt good about his four-stroke lead after three rounds at Colonial, he wasn't yet counting down the holes left in the Fort Worth Invitational. "I think I've won and lost actually from four ahead, so I've got experience both ways," Rose said after shooting a...

Molinari holds off McIlroy to win by 2 shots at Wentworth

May. 27, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy left his victory charge too late at Wentworth as Francesco Molinari delivered a clinic in front-running to win the BMW PGA Championship by two shots with a 4-under 68 on Sunday. McIlroy, who led by three strokes at halfway, entered the final round tied for the...

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Molinari holds off McIlroy to win by 2 shots at Wentworth

May. 27, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy left his victory charge too late at Wentworth as Francesco Molinari delivered a clinic in front-running to win the BMW PGA Championship by two shots with a 4-under 68 on Sunday. McIlroy, who led by three strokes at halfway, entered the final round tied for the...

The Latest: Nishikori breezes past French Open wild card

May. 27, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 5 p.m. Kei Nishikori has made light work of his first Grand Slam match since Wimbledon last year, advancing to the second round of the French Open with a 7-6 (7), 6-4, 6-3 win against wild card...

Stephens, Dimitrov into 2nd round at French Open

May. 27, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Reigning U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens needed less than an hour to move into the second round on the opening day of the French Open on Sunday. The 10th-seeded Stephens advanced at Roland Garros with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands. It was Stephens' first win at a...

The Latest: Hinchcliffe says it's 'weird' to miss Indy 500

May. 27, 2018 11:17 AM EDT

The Latest from the busiest day in motorsports (all times local): 11:10 a.m. James Hinchcliffe says it's "weird" being at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and not sitting in a car, but he plans to help his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports teammates as much as possible during the Indianapolis 500. Hinchcliffe sat on the...

Red Bull's Ricciardo overcomes power loss to win Monaco GP

May. 27, 2018 11:05 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo overcame a mid-race power loss to win the Monaco Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday. The Australian driver showed outstanding composure and defensive driving to fend off Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari. Vettel shaved a few points off championship leader Lewis...

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo wins Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel

May. 27, 2018 10:59 AM EDT
MONACO (AP) — Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo wins Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.

Akiyoshi wins Mizuno Open to qualify for British Open

May. 27, 2018 5:40 AM EDT

IBARAKI, Japan (AP) — Shota Akiyoshi of Japan shot a 2-under-par 70 on Sunday to win the Mizuno Open and qualify for the British Open. Akiyoshi offset three bogeys with five birdies at the Royal Golf Club in Ibaraki, Japan, to finish 1 under overall and secure his first ever tournament win on the Japan...

Villanueva homers twice to power Padres past Dodgers 7-5

May. 27, 2018 2:57 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christian Villanueva always dreamed of being the best at whatever he does as a baseball player. If he wants to become known as one of the game's best power hitters, he's off to a good start. Villanueva homered twice for his 13th and 14th home runs and Jose Pirela hit the go-ahead single...

Zunino's HR in the 12th gives Mariners 4-3 win over Twins

May. 27, 2018 2:48 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — After seeing long fly balls to center field die on the warning track as the night progressed, Mike Zunino knew if he got a chance at one swing to end it, he was going to do all he could to not hit it to center. "I tried to hit smart one time," Zunino joked. Zunino turned on a 2-2 breaking...

LEADING OFF: Trout trots at Yankee Stadium, NL East stout

May. 27, 2018 2:30 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: FISH STICK Mike Trout tries to homer in his fourth straight game when the Los Angeles Angels play their series finale at Yankee Stadium. The two-time MVP is coming off his first career game with four extra-base hits — and first five-hit performance...