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Barkov, Bobrovsky and the Panthers beat the Oilers 4-3 to move within win of Stanley Cup title

Jun. 13, 2024 23:51 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Following their leaders who got them this far in the playoffs and a winning recipe that has worked all season, the Florida Panthers are on the verge of lifting the Stanley Cup. Captain Aleksander Barkov set up a goal and scored another, Sergei Bobrovsky...

McIlroy showing major form with bogey-free 65 to share US Open lead with Cantlay

Jun. 13, 2024 21:13 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Rory McIlroy sent his 20-foot birdie putt on its way at the 18th hole Thursday and started walking toward the cup when the ball was still some 6 feet away from falling. It looked like the walk of a four-time major champion in control of his game on a Pinehurst No. 2 course...

Scottie Scheffler opens U.S. Open with 71, leaving him in contention but with ground to make up

Jun. 13, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Scottie Scheffler spent his opening round at the U.S. Open in a strange situation. He was over par. The world's top-ranked player had played 21 holes all season when he was over par for a tournament, yet that's where Scheffler found himself...

Tiger Woods returns to the US Open, shoots an inconsistent opening-round 74 at Pinehurst No. 2

Jun. 13, 2024 15:43 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Tiger Woods started off the U.S. Open with a birdie on Thursday, putting him into the red and atop the leaderboard, and turning back the clock 25 years to when a phenom still on the rise first played the national championship at Pinehurst No. 2. The next 17...

QB Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars agree to a 5-year, $275M contract extension, AP source says

Jun. 13, 2024 20:10 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence is getting paid more for his potential than his performance. Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars agreed Thursday to a five-year, $275 million contract extension that makes him one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in NFL history, according...

Atlanta Falcons forfeit fifth-round pick, fined for tampering with Kirk Cousins

Jun. 13, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

The Atlanta Falcons were stripped of a fifth-round pick in next year's draft on Thursday for violating the NFL’s anti-tampering rules prior to signing quarterback Kirk Cousins, wide receiver Darnell Mooney and tight end Charlie Woerner in free agency in March. The NFL also fined...

Conor McGregor out of UFC 303 because of an undisclosed injury

Jun. 13, 2024 23:33 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor, long the face of the UFC, is injured and out of the upcoming pay-per-view event June 29 in Las Vegas that he was scheduled to headline. Organization President Dana White announced the change Thursday night on X, saying light heavyweight champion...

Chiefs give nod to winning 'Tom & Jerry' play in jewel-filled Super Bowl ring

Jun. 14, 2024 00:48 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs showed off their glitzy new Super Bowl rings that sparkled with diamonds, rubies — and “Tom & Jerry.” The championship-winning Chiefs gathered inside the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Thursday night to...

Celtics on the brink of an 18th title, can close out Mavericks in Game 4 of NBA Finals on Friday

Jun. 13, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — It's over. That's what the numbers say. There will be a record-setting 18th championship for the Boston Celtics to celebrate soon, maybe very soon. They have a 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals, a lead that has never been wasted in any NBA series, ever. The stats are...

Analysis: Jerry West and Kobe Bryant were a match from Day 1, and the Lakers reaped the benefits

Jun. 13, 2024 10:21 AM EDT

It was during the NBA Finals in 2010. Kobe Bryant was asked a question about whether he thought he was the greatest Los Angeles Laker ever. The answer was immediate. “No,” Bryant said. He wasn't being difficult or misleading and the question was...

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Walker hits 2 HRs, Pederson adds a grand slam and the D-backs coast past the Angels 11-1

Jun. 14, 2024 01:26 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Walker hit two homers, Joc Pederson added a late grand slam and the Arizona Diamondbacks coasted past the Los Angeles Angels 11-1 on Thursday night. Arizona won two of three in the series and eight of its last 12 overall. Walker got the...

Garrett Crochet weaves a gem with 13 strikeouts and White Sox top Mariners 3-2 in 10 innings

Jun. 14, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Garrett Crochet struck out a career-high 13 over seven dominant innings, Andrew Vaughn homered and drove in the tiebreaking run in the 10th, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Thursday night. Chicago avoided being swept in the four-game...

Lorenzen pitches Rangers past Dodgers 3-1 for their 1st series win in Los Angeles since 1999

Jun. 14, 2024 01:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Lorenzen pitched seven smooth innings, rookie Wyatt Langford had two RBI singles and the Texas Rangers defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 on Thursday night to win a series at Dodger Stadium for the first time since 1999. For the second consecutive...

Chiefs give nod to winning 'Tom & Jerry' play in jewel-filled Super Bowl ring

Jun. 14, 2024 00:48 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs showed off their glitzy new Super Bowl rings that sparkled with diamonds, rubies — and “Tom & Jerry.” The championship-winning Chiefs gathered inside the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Thursday night to...

Jackie Young scores 21 of her career-high 34 in the second quarter and the Aces top the Mercury

Jun. 14, 2024 00:41 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jackie Young scored 21 of her career-high 34 points in the second quarter, A’ja Wilson had 32 points and 15 rebounds, and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Phoenix Mercury 103-99 on Thursday night to end a three-game skid. Young and Wilson became the third duo in...

Nelly Korda stumbles again in 1st event since US Women's Open, shooting 76 in Meijer LPGA Classic

Jun. 14, 2024 00:25 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Nelly Korda stumbled again Thursday in her first event since missing the cut in the U.S. Women's Open, dropping four strokes on the first three holes in a 4-over 76 at the windy Meijer LPGA Classic. The top-ranked Korda was tied for 133rd in the...

Edmonton Oilers' frustration builds with 3-0 deficit in the Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 14, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Unable to complete a third-period comeback, the Edmonton Oilers find themselves on the brink of elimination despite arguably being the better team in two of the first three games of the Stanley Cup Final against the Florida Panthers. Coach Kris Knoblauch...

Barkov, Bobrovsky and the Panthers beat the Oilers 4-3 to move within win of Stanley Cup title

Jun. 13, 2024 23:51 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Following their leaders who got them this far in the playoffs and a winning recipe that has worked all season, the Florida Panthers are on the verge of lifting the Stanley Cup. Captain Aleksander Barkov set up a goal and scored another, Sergei Bobrovsky...

Conor McGregor out of UFC 303 because of an undisclosed injury

Jun. 13, 2024 23:33 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor, long the face of the UFC, is injured and out of the upcoming pay-per-view event June 29 in Las Vegas that he was scheduled to headline. Organization President Dana White announced the change Thursday night on X, saying light heavyweight champion...

Joe Ryan fans 5 in 7 strong innings, Carlos Correa slugs 2-run HR as Twins beat Athletics 6-2

Jun. 13, 2024 23:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Ryan struck out five in seven strong innings and Carlos Correa had a two-run homer among his three hits as the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Thursday night. One day after the Twins had a season-high 24 hits against the Rockies, Minnesota...