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On time, on target: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics in Game 3

May. 20, 2018 12:37 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Before taking the floor, LeBron James stood in the hallway with his teammates outside Cleveland's locker room and pounded his chest with both hands. The Celtics got thumped next. James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cavaliers looked like a different team...

Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive

May. 19, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Justify rounded the final turn and hit the top of the stretch winded but with the lead. The roar from the crowd was delayed, hushed by the thick fog that enveloped the track. When Justify emerged from the haze in view of the grandstand, trainer Bob Baffert could see jockey Mike Smith's...

Vasillevskiy shines late, Lightning hold off Capitals 3-2

May. 19, 2018 11:58 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are on the brink of a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Coach Jon Cooper and his players say it won't be easy to close the deal against the Washington Capitals. "We haven't won anything yet," Cooper said Saturday night after Cedric Paquette scored in the...

Indy 500 field won't be expanded for Hinchcliffe, Mann

May. 20, 2018 10:06 AM EDT

Only 33 cars will start the Indianapolis 500 and the field will not be expanded to include James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann, two popular drivers bumped out of the race in qualifying. IndyCar president of competition and operations Jay Frye tells The Associated Press the series is not considering expanding the...

Rays plan to have reliever Romo start 2nd straight day

May. 20, 2018 2:11 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays reliever Sergio Romo played 11 seasons before making his first major league start. Not even 24 hours later, Romo will make his second. Romo will start for the second consecutive day in the finale of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, Rays...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani takes mound, Romo starts again for Rays

May. 20, 2018 2:23 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: OHTANI TIME Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani pitches at home against Tampa Bay. He's 3-1 with a 3.58 ERA in six starts, and struck out 11 Twins in his last outing. The 23-year-old rookie is hitting .321 with six home runs and 17 RBIs in 84 at-bats. STARTING A...

Small clubs cross fingers for World Cup windfalls

May. 20, 2018 1:55 AM EDT

TORCY, France (AP) — The ideal scenario for the club where Paul Pogba played football as a kid might go something like this: The France midfielder shines so brightly at the World Cup that a money-no-object club — for argument's sake, let's say Real Madrid — decides that it cannot live without...

Kemp helps Dodgers rally past Nats, sweep doubleheader

May. 20, 2018 12:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not much has gone right for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season, and it appeared the most last year's NL champions could hope for on Saturday was a split of a day-night doubleheader with the Washington Nationals after they ran into yet another dominant start by Max Scherzer. One swing by...

Warriors eager to get back on the court, respond from loss

May. 19, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One good beating per series is plenty for Draymond Green and Golden State. The Warriors got it in Game 2 at Houston, and now the defending champions plan to do what they seem to do best: bounce back with brilliance. As the Western Conference finals showdown shifts to Oracle Arena for...

Svitolina defends Italian Open title as Halep injured again

May. 20, 2018 9:20 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Elina Svitolina faced little resistance from Simona Halep in a 6-0, 6-4 win Sunday to defend her Italian Open title. Just like in last year's final, Halep appeared bothered by an injury. The top-ranked Romanian called a trainer onto the court for an apparent back problem while trailing 2-3 in...

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Yates wins 15th stage for 3rd win, extends Giro lead

May. 20, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

SAPPADA, Italy (AP) — Simon Yates made it a hat trick of wins in the Giro d'Italia on the 15th stage and the British rider consolidated his overall lead on Sunday as the race heads into its final week. Yates set off on a solo attack with 17 kilometers remaining of the 176-kilometer (109-mile) route through...

Report: Florida college inflated female athlete numbers

May. 20, 2018 10:29 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida university gave federal authorities false numbers on how many female athletes were participating in the school's sports programs. The Palm Beach Post reported Sunday that Florida Atlantic University told the U.S. Department of Education in 2017 that 51 percent of its...

Indy 500 field won't be expanded for Hinchcliffe, Mann

May. 20, 2018 10:06 AM EDT

Only 33 cars will start the Indianapolis 500 and the field will not be expanded to include James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann, two popular drivers bumped out of the race in qualifying. IndyCar president of competition and operations Jay Frye tells The Associated Press the series is not considering expanding the...

Children in community chess program shine

May. 20, 2018 9:57 AM EDT

EVESHAM, N.J. (AP) — The large front room is bright, colorful and full of energy. Dozens of tables are set up with chess boards and chess pieces on them. Children start to come into the South Jersey Innovation Center from school, settle in at tables and begin to play chess. Some of them play side by side;...

MoGo releases adaptive bike share program for Detroit riders

May. 20, 2018 9:56 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit bike sharing organization says it is expanding its offerings to include options for riders of all abilities. MoGo on Tuesday launched the adaptive bike share pilot program and has added 13 unique cycles that include three upright cargo tricycles, two recumbent tricycles and two...

Indiana nonprofit gets grant to build portage around dam

May. 20, 2018 9:53 AM EDT

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A nonprofit group has won a grant to build a portage trail around a dam that's one of the most dangerous sections of a scenic central Indiana river. The Kokomo Tribune reports that the $5,000 grant from Northern Indiana Public Service Company will allow The Wildcat Guardians to build a...

Svitolina defends Italian Open title as Halep injured again

May. 20, 2018 9:20 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Elina Svitolina faced little resistance from Simona Halep in a 6-0, 6-4 win Sunday to defend her Italian Open title. Just like in last year's final, Halep appeared bothered by an injury. The top-ranked Romanian called a trainer onto the court for an apparent back problem while trailing 2-3 in...

WORLD CUP: France wins, but what happened to Ronaldo?

May. 20, 2018 7:15 AM EDT

Despite playing a central role in the establishment of the World Cup, France had always fallen short at the tournament. That changed on one glorious night in Paris in 1998. After a strong start to the tournament it was hosting for the second time, France struggled in the knockout stages. It only managed to make...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani takes mound, Romo starts again for Rays

May. 20, 2018 2:23 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: OHTANI TIME Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani pitches at home against Tampa Bay. He's 3-1 with a 3.58 ERA in six starts, and struck out 11 Twins in his last outing. The 23-year-old rookie is hitting .321 with six home runs and 17 RBIs in 84 at-bats. STARTING A...

Rays plan to have reliever Romo start 2nd straight day

May. 20, 2018 2:11 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays reliever Sergio Romo played 11 seasons before making his first major league start. Not even 24 hours later, Romo will make his second. Romo will start for the second consecutive day in the finale of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, Rays...