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NFL committee to decide whether to tweak interference rule

May. 22, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners gave the competition committee the go-ahead Wednesday to decide whether to refine the new rule allowing replay challenges involving pass interference. The proposed tweak would take the decision on whether to review in the final two minutes of each half out of the hands...

Bruins, Blues meet in Stanley Cup Final 49 years in making

May. 22, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

Seeing the famous photo of Bobby Orr scoring the 1970 Stanley Cup-winning goal to beat his St. Louis Blues doesn't bring back bad memories for Scotty Bowman. "Not really," the legendary coach said. "Because we didn't have a big opportunity to win that series." Orr and the big, bad Boston Bruins swept Bowman's...

Lowry has 25, Raptors rout Bucks 120-102 to even East finals

May. 22, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — With a weary Kawhi Leonard fighting through fatigue, the Toronto Raptors found enough energy to pull away from the Milwaukee Bucks. Kyle Lowry led the way. Lowry scored 25 points, Leonard had 19 and the Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference...

Blues beat Sharks, march on to Stanley Cup Final

May. 22, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in decades. Pretty sweet moment for Vladimir Tarasenko and Co. David Perron had a goal and an assist, Jordan Binnington picked up his franchise-record 12th playoff win and the Blues eliminated the San Jose...

USOC leader: Reform possible with or without Congress

May. 22, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee believes the federation can reform with or without guidance from Congress. Speaking at an Aspen Institute event Wednesday in Washington, CEO Sarah Hirshland said she has delivered a proposal that would put the USOC on the hook to deliver an annual report, as a way of...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Fitzgerald on transfers, Wildcats new QB

May. 22, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

Coming off a surprising appearance in the Big Ten title game, Northwestern and coach Pat Fitzgerald replace a four-year starting quarterback with a former five-star recruit this season. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Fitzgerald plays it coy with the Wildcats' quarterback competition. He is not...

FRENCH OPEN '19: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic still rule tennis

May. 22, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

The Big 3 are still very much around. They're still leading the rankings, still collecting the biggest trophies. And they're still the dominant figures in men's tennis, responsible for the main story lines when the French Open starts Sunday. Roger Federer returns to Roland Garros for the first time since 2015...

Column: Why it took 4 majors for Koepka to get his due

May. 21, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Majors matter more than any other golf tournament. They are not the sole measure of greatness. And that might be one reason it took Brooks Koepka winning four majors — as many as Rory McIlroy, one more than Jordan Spieth among his contemporaries — for the 29-year-old...

IOC wants to remove boxing body AIBA from Tokyo Olympics

May. 22, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The International Olympic Committee said its executive board on Wednesday...

Monty Williams hoping to give Suns some needed stability

May. 22, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have gone through coaches like tear-away racing visors, the count up to five in five years. The instability has hurt them on the court, the run of playoff-less appearances stretching to nine straight seasons with this year's 19-63 finish. Monty Williams, the man GM James...

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NASCAR strikes $2B deal with ISC, will gain a dozen tracks

May. 22, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

NASCAR announced a $2 billion merger agreement with International Speedway Corp. on Wednesday, an aggressive move to gain control of key racetracks and set itself up for sweeping changes that could save America's most popular racing series. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year. ISC owns 12 tracks...

Duke wins thriller to reach NCAA final against Wake Forest

May. 22, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Duke freshman Gina Kim drilled a fairway bunker to 2 feet for birdie on the final hole that secured a 1-up victory and sent her team into the title match against Wake Forest in the NCAA women's championship. Wake Forest, led by Augusta National Women's Amateur champion Jennifer...

NFL committee to decide whether to tweak interference rule

May. 22, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners gave the competition committee the go-ahead Wednesday to decide whether to refine the new rule allowing replay challenges involving pass interference. The proposed tweak would take the decision on whether to review in the final two minutes of each half out of the hands...

Yanks' Gregorius plays at spring camp day after dehydration

May. 22, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius went 1 for 3 with a walk as the designated hitter in an extended spring training game Wednesday after taking one day off due to dehydration. Gregorius, coming back from Tommy John surgery last October, was given an IV after playing in his first...

Coach: Not a big deal that Cam Newton isn't throwing yet

May. 22, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he's not concerned that Cam Newton still isn't throwing a football nearly four months after his starting quarterback had surgery on his right shoulder. Rivera says Newton sitting out of passing drills is "a really big not-that-big-of-a-deal." Newton...

Seattle's Chad Marshall announces retirement due to injuries

May. 22, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Three-time MLS defender of the year Chad Marshall has announced his retirement due to injury, bringing an end to a 16-year career that included stints with the Columbus Crew and Seattle Sounders. Marshall announced his decision Wednesday after missing Seattle's last two games with...

Ohio State hoops adds California transfer Justin Sueing

May. 22, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State basketball program is adding California's leading scorer Justin Sueing to the team. The 6-foot-7 forward from Honolulu, Hawaii, will have to sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules. Ohio State said Wednesday he'll have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in...

Athletics change plans, don't place Davis on injured list

May. 22, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis is undergoing an MRI on his ailing left hip in Cleveland, but the team has opted against placing him on the injured list for now. On Tuesday night, Oakland manager Bob Melvin and Davis both said the 2018 major league home run leader would be...

Indians designate outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for assignment

May. 22, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians could no longer wait for Carlos Gonzalez to help pull their struggling offense from a season-long funk. The veteran outfielder was designated for assignment prior to Wednesday's game against Oakland. Gonzalez, who signed a minor-league contract in spring training,...

USOC leader: Reform possible with or without Congress

May. 22, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee believes the federation can reform with or without guidance from Congress. Speaking at an Aspen Institute event Wednesday in Washington, CEO Sarah Hirshland said she has delivered a proposal that would put the USOC on the hook to deliver an annual report, as a way of...