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Butler scores 47 points, Heat beat Celtics to force Game 7

May. 28, 2022 00:50 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kyle Lowry listened politely while Jimmy Butler shared the credit for Miami’s Game 6 victory until his fellow All-Star took the humility too far and called his 47-point, elimination-avoiding performance “decent.” “It’s (expletive) incredible,” Lowry...

AP source: Lakers choose Darvin Ham as next head coach

May. 27, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision says Darvin Ham has accepted an offer to be the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. The person spoke with The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been publicly announced. ...

Helm scores late, Avalanche beat Blues 3-2 to win series

May. 28, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Colorado coach Jared Bednar had been looking for a little extra aggressiveness from veteran center Darren Helm. Bednar got his wish on Friday night. Helm scored with 5.6 seconds left and Darcy Kuemper stopped 18 shots as the Avalanche finished off...

Reds' Pham slaps Giants' Pederson over fantasy football beef

May. 28, 2022 01:43 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson said Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham slapped him prior to Friday's series opener over a dispute about their fantasy football league. While the Giants warmed up in the outfield, Pham confronted Pederson and smacked...

Column: NHL playoffs best show in sports; NBA a snoozer

May. 28, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

If you're looking for some excitement, forget about the NBA playoffs. They've been a total snooze, filled with blowouts and only a handful of must-see moments. The lack of drama has been especially striking when compared to the NHL postseason, which has produced one...

Giants' Kapler refusing to take field for anthem in protest

May. 27, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Friday he will refuse to take the field for the national anthem in a protest over the nation’s political direction following this week’s school shooting in Texas. “I don’t plan on coming out for the anthem...

Colonial lead cut from 8 to 3: Scheffler, Stallings, Hossler

May. 27, 2022 22:51 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — This has been a good week in North Texas for Scott Stallings, first qualifying for the U.S. Open that will be played less than an hour from where he was born and now sharing the lead at Colonial with top-ranked Scottie Scheffler and Beau Hossler. Stallings...

French Open updates | Sinner saves 11 set points in victory

May. 28, 2022 08:33 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Jannik Sinner saved 11 — yes, 11! — set points in the second set on the way to beating Mackie McDonald 6-3, 7-6 (6), 6-3 in the third round at Roland Garros. ...

Rafa vs. Uncle Toni: Nadal to meet Auger-Aliassime in Paris

May. 27, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal knew this was bound to happen. So, too, did his uncle, Toni Nadal, who coached Rafael to most of the nephew's men's-record 21 Grand Slam titles. Also well aware this moment would come, of course, was Felix Auger-Aliassime, the promising player who brought...

'Miss,' 'Mrs.' dropped from Wimbledon champion honor board

May. 27, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

Chris Evert appreciates that she, Serena Williams and other Wimbledon women's singles champions will now be listed on the All England Club's honor boards in a Centre Court hallway simply by their first initial and last name — the way the men's title winners always have been — instead of...

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In Georgia, 2 Black candidates to compete for Senate seat

May. 28, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Wayne Black was one of the few African Americans in the crowd as about 100 people gathered recently at the Republican Party headquarters near Columbus, Georgia, to hear from U.S. Senate candidate and football legend Herschel Walker. A member of the Muscogee...

French Open updates | Sinner saves 11 set points in victory

May. 28, 2022 08:33 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Jannik Sinner saved 11 — yes, 11! — set points in the second set on the way to beating Mackie McDonald 6-3, 7-6 (6), 6-3 in the third round at Roland Garros. ...

Stewart, Storm hand Liberty 6th straight loss, 79-71 in OT

May. 28, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 13 of her 29 points after the third quarter, Jewell Loyd finished with 21 points and the Seattle Storm gave up a 16-point second-half lead before beating the New York Liberty 79-71 in overtime on Friday night. Sue Bird, Ezi Magbegor and...

Chelsea takeover imminent after final agreement reached

May. 28, 2022 05:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The sale of Premier League club Chelsea is expected to be completed Monday after a “final and definitive" agreement was reached with the consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly. The club said Saturday that “a final and definitive agreement...

Liverpool, Real Madrid play Champions League final in Paris

May. 28, 2022 03:36 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of soccer fans were descending on Paris to see Liverpool and Real Madrid meet in the Champions League final later Saturday. There are milestones at stake in the Stade de France. Carlo Ancelotti is looking to become the first coach to win...

Indy 500 fans find comfort in milk, bricks, Snake Pit

May. 28, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Wearing a green “ I Call In Sick for Carb Day ” T-shirt, Rick Leppert took a gulp of beer and studied a scene he didn’t quite recognize in his first trip to Indianapolis Motor Speedway since before the pandemic. A betting lounge where bros hang out and...

Frey, Bertram lift Wolverines past Maryland 15-8

May. 28, 2022 02:50 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Matt Frey had three hits and drove in four runs, Riley Bertram had four hits with three RBI and fifth-seeded Michigan defeated top-seeded Maryland 15-8 on Friday night in the Big Ten Tournament. It was the second-straight game that ended after midnight for the...

Tennessee tops LSU 5-2 behind Beck, Dollander

May. 28, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

Jordan Beck drove in two runs and four pitchers combined on a six-hitter to give top-seeded Tennessee a 5-2 win over fourth-seeded LSU in the SEC Tournament on Friday night. Beck had an RBI triple in the first inning before scoring on a wild pitch and drew a bases-loaded walk in the...

Blue Jays rally in 9th inning for 4-3 victory over Angels

May. 28, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Alejandro Kirk scored on an error by right fielder Juan Lagares in the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Kirk led off the ninth with a single to center against Raisel Iglesias (1-3)...

Rios, Betts hit back-to-back HRs, Dodgers top D-backs 6-4

May. 28, 2022 01:59 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Mookie Betts was almost apologetic about a lack of offense for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. Then the slugger was reminded that the team's lineup still smacked three homers and had nine hits in a 6-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The way the...