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AP source: Paul in protocols, status for West finals unclear

Jun. 16, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

Phoenix guard Chris Paul has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols and it is unclear whether he’ll be available for the start of the Western Conference finals next week, a person with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday. The Suns are not certain exactly...

AP source: Kawhi Leonard has knee issue, status unclear

Jun. 16, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

All-NBA forward Kawhi Leonard has a right knee injury that may keep him out of the Los Angeles Clippers' lineup for Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Leonard's status hinges on what he and...

Durant's sensational performance sends Nets to 3-2 lead

Jun. 16, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant has always been one of the NBA's most unstoppable scorers. The Brooklyn Nets needed much more than points Tuesday night, so Durant gave them one of the most spectacular performances in postseason history. Durant had 49...

Kucherov shines, Lightning beat Islanders 4-2 in Game 2

Jun. 16, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are running out of superlatives to describe the playmaking ability of NHL playoff scoring leader Nikita Kucherov. “He’s remarkably gifted ... does everything with grace,” coach Jon Cooper said Tuesday night after one of...

Betts homer in front of 52,078 leads Dodgers over Phillies

Jun. 16, 2021 01:51 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium before the largest crowd to attend a professional sports league game in the United States since the start of the...

Column: A different US Open than imagined at Torrey Pines

Jun. 16, 2021 02:15 AM EDT

The spectacular ocean vistas will fill TV screens as usual, along with the obligatory shots of hang gliders prancing above the cliffs of Southern California. In an era where betting is the rage, there’s probably a bookie somewhere who will offer an over/under on the number of times fans at...

DeChambeau-Koepka spat overshadowing tough US Open course

Jun. 15, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Torrey Pines has had its share of conflict over the years involving some of the top players in golf. Just not during such a taxing major as the U.S. Open. Think back to 2003 at the Buick Invitational when Phil Mickelson was quoted in a magazine...

The Latest: Russia defender Fernandes takes to hospital

Jun. 16, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Russia defender Mario Fernandes has been taken to the hospital after landing on his back in a fall during the European Championship game against Finland. The Brazilian-born right...

Greenpeace apologizes, local police slam Euro 2020 protester

Jun. 16, 2021 07:59 AM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Greenpeace has apologized and Munich police are investigating after a protester parachuted into the stadium and injured two people before Germany’s game against France at the European Championship. The protester used a powered paraglider with a motor...

D-backs lose 21st straight road game, blow 7-run lead at SF

Jun. 16, 2021 01:49 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ahead the whole way, the Arizona Diamondbacks watched in almost disbelief when Mike Yastrzemski connected. And just like that, the Diamondbacks had inched even closer to a most dubious mark. The Diamondbacks blew a seven-run...

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The Latest: Japan looks to ease virus emergency in Tokyo

Jun. 16, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

TOKYO — Japan is expected to ease a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and most other areas this weekend, with the Olympics starting in just over a month. Daily cases have since significantly declined and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is expected to downgrade the...

The Latest: Russia defender Fernandes takes to hospital

Jun. 16, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Russia defender Mario Fernandes has been taken to the hospital after landing on his back in a fall during the European Championship game against Finland. The Brazilian-born right...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jun. 16, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

Decatur Daily. June 9, 2021. Editorial: Live long and prosper The University of Alabama’s head football coach, Nick Saban, looks like he isn’t going anywhere. To hear the future legend talk, that wasn’t likely anyway. His...

AP source: Kawhi Leonard has knee issue, status unclear

Jun. 16, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

All-NBA forward Kawhi Leonard has a right knee injury that may keep him out of the Los Angeles Clippers' lineup for Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Leonard's status hinges on what he and...

Greenpeace apologizes, local police slam Euro 2020 protester

Jun. 16, 2021 07:59 AM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Greenpeace has apologized and Munich police are investigating after a protester parachuted into the stadium and injured two people before Germany’s game against France at the European Championship. The protester used a powered paraglider with a motor...

AP source: Paul in protocols, status for West finals unclear

Jun. 16, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

Phoenix guard Chris Paul has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols and it is unclear whether he’ll be available for the start of the Western Conference finals next week, a person with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday. The Suns are not certain exactly...

Japan looks to ease virus emergency ahead of Olympics

Jun. 16, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is expected to ease a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and most other areas this weekend, with new daily cases falling just as the country begins making final preparations for the Olympics starting in just over a month. Japan has been...

Wisconsin Assembly to vote on transgender sports bans

Jun. 16, 2021 07:24 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly planned to vote Wednesday on bills banning transgender athletes from participating in girls' and women's sports, measures that are being debated in the middle of gay pride month and are all-but certain to be headed for a veto...

LEADING OFF: Diamondbacks can match dubious road record

Jun. 16, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ ENDLESS ROAD The beleaguered Arizona Diamondbacks have dropped 21 straight on the road, one short of the major league record. Arizona can match a...

Betts homer in front of 52,078 leads Dodgers over Phillies

Jun. 16, 2021 01:51 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium before the largest crowd to attend a professional sports league game in the United States since the start of the...