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APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry

Jun. 21, 2018 12:54 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A now-dead doctor accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at Ohio State University said he acted as a team physician at other universities, most of which won't say if they are reviewing those connections or whether any concerns were raised about him. Ohio State...

Good to be a King? Eyes on Sacramento at No. 2 in NBA draft

Jun. 21, 2018 2:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marvin Bagley III and Michael Porter Jr. believe they are the best players in this NBA draft, though the best they can hope for is probably the No. 2 pick. The Sacramento Kings own it, and that's where the intrigue appears to begin Thursday. Arizona center Deandre Ayton is expected to be...

Summer of Ovi: Cup celebrations, fatherhood await Ovechkin

Jun. 21, 2018 2:50 AM EDT

Alex Ovechkin has already done a "keg stand" with the Stanley Cup, performed shirtless push-ups in a fountain full of teammates and lifted hockey's prestigious trophy so often in joy that it could be considered upper-body training. "That's my summer workout," Ovechkin said with a smile. The Summer of Ovi is just...

Devils' Taylor Hall edges MacKinnon, wins NHL MVP award

Jun. 20, 2018 11:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Hall doesn't love public speaking, and the New Jersey Devils forward's nervousness grew while the NHL Awards show moved along. But after Hall and the hockey world watched moving tributes to the Humboldt Broncos and the victims of two mass shootings, he was ready to accept the Hart...

Stanton hits walk-off HR, Yankees rally past Mariners 7-5

Jun. 21, 2018 12:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Expectations have been sky high for Giancarlo Stanton since he was acquired from Miami last offseason. In front of a sellout crowd Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium, the 6-foot-6 slugger had his first huge moment in pinstripes. Stanton lined a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of...

Back to back to back: 3 straight HRs propel Astros to win

Jun. 20, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch might want to consider giving Jose Altuve more days off. A night after he was out of the starting lineup for the first time all season, the 2017 American League MVP homered twice, including the last of three straight by the Astros in the sixth inning, to...

Mariners joke Ichiro should be in Home Run Derby

Jun. 20, 2018 10:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that he's no longer an active player, maybe Ichiro Suzuki wants to start swinging for the fences. How about at next month's Home Run Derby during All-Star festivities in Washington? What began as light-hearted banter among Seattle Mariners coaches grew into something that caused a stir...

Formula One's Ricciardo drawn to NASCAR (and even NFL)

Jun. 21, 2018 2:45 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo drove go-karts while growing up in Australia and found himself drawn to stock car racing and the big personalities behind the wheels. "I loved a lot of motorsports, but as far as the ovals go, I was more into NASCAR," Ricciardo said this month. "Dale Earnhardt was kind of a...

Dutch skipper Bekking seeks elusive Volvo Ocean Race victory

Jun. 21, 2018 2:55 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bouwe Bekking has sailed more than 300,000 nautical miles during the last 33 years and circled the globe nearly eight times trying to win the Volvo Ocean Race. After seven unsuccessful attempts, that elusive victory is just 700 nautical miles away if the Dutch skipper can place Team Brunel...

Already a pro, Doncic set to join college stars in NBA draft

Jun. 20, 2018 8:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he's unlike the other top prospects who will be drafted. He's already a pro. He's already a champion. And he might just be the most accomplished and intriguing player in this class. After capping his brilliant stay in Spain with another...

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Jarrod Lyle going through "scary" period in cancer recovery

Jun. 21, 2018 3:29 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Jarrod Lyle's wife says the Australian golfer is struggling through a "really scary" period in his third battle with cancer. Lyle, 36, underwent a bone marrow transplant last December following a recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia. "It's been 190 days since Jarrod's stem-cell...

Pirates and Brewers rained out; Braun has therapy on thumb

Jun. 21, 2018 3:08 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers sent struggling star outfielder Ryan Braun to Los Angeles on Wednesday for treatment on his achy right thumb. Braun is expected to rejoin the first-place Brewers on Thursday when they begin a four-game series at Miller Park against St. Louis. The Brewers planned to...

Dutch skipper Bekking seeks elusive Volvo Ocean Race victory

Jun. 21, 2018 2:55 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bouwe Bekking has sailed more than 300,000 nautical miles during the last 33 years and circled the globe nearly eight times trying to win the Volvo Ocean Race. After seven unsuccessful attempts, that elusive victory is just 700 nautical miles away if the Dutch skipper can place Team Brunel...

Summer of Ovi: Cup celebrations, fatherhood await Ovechkin

Jun. 21, 2018 2:50 AM EDT

Alex Ovechkin has already done a "keg stand" with the Stanley Cup, performed shirtless push-ups in a fountain full of teammates and lifted hockey's prestigious trophy so often in joy that it could be considered upper-body training. "That's my summer workout," Ovechkin said with a smile. The Summer of Ovi is just...

Formula One's Ricciardo drawn to NASCAR (and even NFL)

Jun. 21, 2018 2:45 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo drove go-karts while growing up in Australia and found himself drawn to stock car racing and the big personalities behind the wheels. "I loved a lot of motorsports, but as far as the ovals go, I was more into NASCAR," Ricciardo said this month. "Dale Earnhardt was kind of a...

Good to be a King? Eyes on Sacramento at No. 2 in NBA draft

Jun. 21, 2018 2:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marvin Bagley III and Michael Porter Jr. believe they are the best players in this NBA draft, though the best they can hope for is probably the No. 2 pick. The Sacramento Kings own it, and that's where the intrigue appears to begin Thursday. Arizona center Deandre Ayton is expected to be...

The Latest: Legislature adjourns 2018 session

Jun. 21, 2018 1:55 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the New York Legislature's final scheduled day of work (all times local): 1:50 a.m. The New York Legislature has adjourned for the year without much to show for it. The Senate adjourned early Thursday morning, three hours after the Assembly. The work ended without a deal...

Homers by Arenado, Blackmon, McMahon rally Rockies past Mets

Jun. 21, 2018 1:48 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon turned a small adjustment into a big return for the Colorado Rockies. McMahon tweaked his swing early in the afternoon and then hit a go-ahead, three-run homer to help rally the Rockies past the New York Mets 10-8 on Wednesday night. Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon also went...

Orioles weather long rain delay in 3-0 win over Nationals

Jun. 21, 2018 1:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rain was heavy and relentless. As the puddles grew deeper on the tarp at Nationals Park, the Baltimore Orioles were left to wonder if their bid for a rare road victory would be thwarted by, of all things, the weather. During a season in which very little has worked in their favor, the...

Beavers' late rally keys 11-6 win, ousts Tar Heels from CWS

Jun. 21, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State was down three runs when a steady mist moved in at TD Ameritrade Park in the eighth inning Wednesday night. Perfect conditions for a team from the Pacific Northwest. "Every time we're playing and it starts to rain, everyone looks around and says, 'OK, we're going to come...