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Vikings seek new deal with Justin Jefferson; star WR absent so far from workouts, AP source says

May. 20, 2024 21:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have one major piece of roster management remaining on their agenda before the regular season: signing superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson to a contract extension. Without a new deal in place, Jefferson was absent on Monday when the...

Analysis: When the 2024 NBA champion is crowned, a young star will likely lead the way

May. 20, 2024 11:55 AM EDT

LeBron James will turn 40 in December. Stephen Curry is 36. Kevin Durant will turn 36 and Jimmy Butler will turn 35 by the time training camps start in the fall. They have been stars of the playoffs for years, players who come up biggest at the biggest times. But not...

Caitlin Clark overcomes injury, but Harris shines late to give Sun 88-84 win over winless Fever

May. 20, 2024 22:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Fever star Caitlin Clark showed her persistence Monday night. She fought through an injured left ankle, foul trouble, even the frustration that led to an uncharacteristic late technical foul to get her team position for its first win. ...

Oilers beat Canucks 3-2 in Game 7 to advance to Western Conference final

May. 21, 2024 02:07 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers are showing they have more scoring options than just Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a goal and an assist as Edmonton scored three times in the second period and held on to beat the Vancouver Canucks...

Is Man City's Premier League dominance making soccer's most popular league boring?

May. 20, 2024 11:04 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — After the celebrations come the questions. A fourth straight Premier League title for Manchester City marks an unprecedented period of dominance by one team in English soccer. A sixth in seven seasons underlines City's superiority in a league that is...

Eastern Conference finals is a matchup of season-long favorite Celtics and proud underdog Pacers

May. 20, 2024 21:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — So much about the journey the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers have taken to the Eastern Conference finals has been about what – or specifically who – they haven’t had to face to get to here. Top-seeded Boston mostly coasted to a 4-1 first-round series win...

Colton Herta shows speed as Honda fights back in penultimate Indy 500 practice session

May. 20, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colton Herta and Andretti Global showed Monday that the Honda teams at the Indianapolis 500 just might have something for the mighty Chevrolet cars from Team Penske and Arrow McLaren when the green flag drops next weekend. Herta spent about half of the...

Power conferences, NCAA to vote on landmark $2.7 billion settlement as smaller leagues balk at terms

May. 20, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

University presidents around the country are scheduled to meet this week to vote on whether to accept a proposed settlement of an antitrust lawsuit that would cost the NCAA nearly $3 billion and create a landmark revenue-sharing system with college athletes. The terms of the...

Scottie Scheffler's Louisville court date postponed after arrest during PGA Championship

May. 20, 2024 15:04 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky court has postponed pro golfer Scottie Scheffler's appearance on charges he injured a police officer and disobeyed commands outside the gates of Valhalla Golf Club as the venue hosted this year's PGA Championship. Scheffler, who was handcuffed and...

Ricky Stenhouse could face suspension after throwing punch at Kyle Busch after All-Star Race

May. 20, 2024 11:36 AM EDT

NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. threw a right hook at Kyle Busch, and suddenly, an otherwise boring All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway had NASCAR fans buzzing heading into next weekend's marquee Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. Busch had wrecked Stenhouse on...

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Climbing limits are being set on Mount Fuji to fight crowds and littering

May. 20, 2024 22:32 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Those who want to climb one of the most popular trails on Japan's iconic Mount Fuji will have to book a slot and pay a fee as crowds, littering and climbers who try to rush too fast to the summit cause safety and conservation concerns at the picturesque stratovolcano. ...

Freeman's grand slam, Yamamoto's solid start power Dodgers to 6-4 victory over Diamondbacks

May. 21, 2024 02:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freddie Freeman's grand slam keyed a six-run third inning, Yoshinobu Yamamoto had a strong start and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to four with a 6-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night. Freeman’s blast off Slade...

Oilers beat Canucks 3-2 in Game 7 to advance to Western Conference final

May. 21, 2024 02:07 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers are showing they have more scoring options than just Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a goal and an assist as Edmonton scored three times in the second period and held on to beat the Vancouver Canucks...

Massey, Perez hit homers to lead Royals in 8-3 win over Tigers

May. 21, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Michael Massey and Salvador Perez homered as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3 on Monday night for their fourth straight win. Massey opened the scoring in the second with a leadoff homer, the first long ball given up this season by Tigers...

Michael Siani hits his first homer and drives in 4 as Cardinals beat Orioles 6-3

May. 20, 2024 23:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Siani hit his first career home run and drove in four runs, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-3 on Monday night. Siani’s three-run homer into the right field bullpen capped a four-run fourth inning that gave the Cardinals a 5-0...

Edmonton Oilers beat the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 to advance to Western Conference final.

May. 20, 2024 23:45 PM EDT
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Edmonton Oilers beat the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 to advance to Western Conference final.

Schanuel, O'Hoppe, Adell all homer in 7-run fifth to give Angels 9-7 win over Astros

May. 20, 2024 23:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Nolan Schanuel and Logan O’Hoppe both hit three-run homers and Jo Adell added a solo shot as the Los Angeles Angels jumped on Framber Valdez for seven runs in the fifth inning to power them to a 9-7 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night. Zach Neto homered in...

Streaky Twins hold players-only meeting after 7th straight loss

May. 20, 2024 23:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight days ago, the Minnesota Twins were baseball’s hottest team and winners of 17 of 20 games. After Monday night’s 12-3 loss at the Washington Nationals, the same club was mired in a seven-game slide so miserable that it sparked a players-only meeting. ...

France hits go-ahead RBI single off Holmes in four-run ninth as Mariners stun Yankees 5-4

May. 20, 2024 22:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ty France hit a go-ahead RBI single in Seattle’s four-run ninth inning against reliever Clay Holmes, and the Mariners rallied to beat the New York Yankees 5-4 on Monday night. The Mariners ended New York’s seven-game winning streak with the big inning against...

Bell's RBI single in 10th lifts Marlins to 3-2 win over Brewers

May. 20, 2024 22:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Josh Bell singled with the bases loaded in the 10th inning to give the Miami Marlins a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. Christian Bethancourt’s sacrifice bunt against reliever Mitch White (1-1) advanced automatic runner Vidal Brujan to third....