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Still bad: 71-year-old Ilie Nastase arrested twice in a day

May. 25, 2018 2:38 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Former tennis player Ilie Nastase was arrested twice in the space of six hours in his native Romania on Friday, first on suspicion of driving a car while drunk and refusing to take a breathalyzer test, and then for going through a red light on a scooter. Nastase had a level of...

Leclerc carries memories of his father, Bianchi at Monaco

May. 25, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — When Charles Leclerc races for the first time at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, he will carry with him the memories of his father and his close friend Jules Bianchi. The 20-year-old Leclerc will become the first driver from Monaco to race on the famed track since Olivier Beretta in 1994. "I...

Houston's Chris Paul out for Game 6 vs Warriors with injury

May. 25, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's Chris Paul will miss Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night because of a hamstring injury. Paul was injured in the fourth quarter of Houston's win over the Warriors on Thursday night. The win gave the Rockets a 3-2 lead in the...

Red Sox designate Hanley Ramirez for assignment

May. 25, 2018 12:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox designated Hanley Ramirez for assignment on Friday to make room for Dustin Pedroia on the 25-man roster as he returns from the disabled list. The 34-year-old Ramirez was hitting .254 with six homers and 29 RBIs in 44 games this season while splitting his time between first...

NFL players, coaches grapple with new anthem policy

May. 25, 2018 2:30 AM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seahawks coach Pete Carroll wanted to be talking about football matters — Seattle's recommitment to the run game, the addition of two new coordinators, almost anything to do with what happens between the lines. Instead, the league's oldest coach has spent the past few days...

Baffert thinks Justify has right stuff to win Triple Crown

May. 25, 2018 11:32 AM EDT

Bob Baffert has a good feeling about Justify's chances of winning the final leg of the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes. The famed horse trainer appeared on the "PodcastOne Sports Now" show to talk to co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg about the June 9 race and Justify's shot at history. Baffert said the way...

Danica Patrick eases into final race of her career

May. 25, 2018 2:29 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Danica Patrick strolled into Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a sunburn, a surprise gift from an afternoon spent in Green Bay, reading books while lying in the grass with boyfriend Aaron Rodgers. As retirement comes racing toward her, she's never been more at ease — except for...

Now 25 years in, Bettman is never off as NHL commissioner

May. 25, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There is usually another guest at the table when Gary Bettman and his wife, Shelli, go out to dinner with other couples during the NHL playoffs. Friends come to accept the glow of the TV screen set up so Bettman can keep an eye on games, ready to go from enjoying a nice meal to running a...

The face of MLB: Harper, Trout, more hitters try face guard

May. 25, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Kris Bryant, they're all the face of Major League Baseball. How about Herb Markwort? Haven't heard of him? He's the person helping protect those faces. Tune into any game these days and you're bound to see hitters wearing helmets with a seven-inch piece of plastic — the C-Flap...

Rockets use strong defense to move a win from NBA Finals

May. 25, 2018 2:19 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets are so full of physical defenders that Golden State coach Steve Kerr said many look like they could play football. And with three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt watching from a courtside seat Thursday night, this team long known for its powerful offense...

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Still bad: 71-year-old Ilie Nastase arrested twice in a day

May. 25, 2018 2:38 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Former tennis player Ilie Nastase was arrested twice in the space of six hours in his native Romania on Friday, first on suspicion of driving a car while drunk and refusing to take a breathalyzer test, and then for going through a red light on a scooter. Nastase had a level of...

Mann, Wolf lead Louisville past Duke 9-2 at ACC tourney

May. 25, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Devin Mann drove in three runs, Adam Wolf struck out nine and Louisville beat Duke 9-2 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Josh Stowers and Zach Britton each had two-run singles during the four-run first inning that put the fifth-seeded...

Milwaukee Bucks arena closure to eliminate 650 jobs

May. 25, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The operators of the Milwaukee Bucks arena have notified Wisconsin officials that about 650 jobs will be eliminated this summer when the venue closes. The Milwaukee Journal Star reports that operators filed the notice Thursday to the Department of Workforce Development. The letter says the...

Leclerc carries memories of his father, Bianchi at Monaco

May. 25, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — When Charles Leclerc races for the first time at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, he will carry with him the memories of his father and his close friend Jules Bianchi. The 20-year-old Leclerc will become the first driver from Monaco to race on the famed track since Olivier Beretta in 1994. "I...

Herta wins Indy Lights race for Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing

May. 25, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colton Herta held off on kissing the bricks when his father won the Indianapolis 500. He finally did it after winning the Freedom 100. After winning both Indy Lights races on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the son of longtime IndyCar driver Bryan Herta completed a May...

Detroit activists call on Lions to reject NFL anthem policy

May. 25, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A group of Detroit civil rights activists is calling on the Lions to reject the NFL's new policy aimed at addressing the issue of national anthem protests. The Rev. Charles Williams II, president of the Michigan chapter of the National Action Network, said Friday that if owner Martha Ford...

Giants activate OF Williamson, send Osich to Triple-A

May. 25, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have activated outfielder Mac Williamson from the 10-day disabled list and sent left-hander Josh Osich to Triple-A Sacramento. Williamson started in left field against the Chicago Cubs on Friday after being sidelined since April 24 because of a concussion. He was...

Cibulkova books spot in Strasbourg International final

May. 25, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Fifth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova rallied past fourth-seeded Mihaela Buzarnescu 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1 to reach the final of the Strasbourg International on Friday. Cibulkova won 12 of the last 15 points to reach her second final this season following her runner-up spot in Budapest....

Thiem to take on Simon in Lyon Open final

May. 25, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Top-seeded Dominic Thiem will take on local favorite Gilles Simon in the final of the Lyon Open after winning two matches Friday. The eighth-ranked Austrian first needed 50 minutes to complete a 6-7 (4), 7-6 (0), 6-4 victory over Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez after their quarterfinal...

McIlroy shoots 65, leads by 3 at Wentworth

May. 25, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy shot a 7-under 65 to move into the second-round lead at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday. So good was McIlroy's bogey-free round at Wentworth that playing partner Alex Noren, the defending champion, called it "the best round I've ever seen." "I'm about to quit...