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Stakes are high as Bucks, Raptors meet in Game 6

May. 25, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — There's no escaping the reality of what's at stake when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night. The surging Raptors have won three straight, putting them on the brink of the first NBA Finals berth in team history. The Bucks,...

Column: Raptors one-and-done gamble on verge of paying off

May. 24, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

This is what the Toronto Raptors had in mind all along. When they went all-in with the trade for Kawhi Leonard, they knew his time in the Great North was likely to be short. But this one-and-done gamble will certainly be worth it if Leonard can lift his team to five more wins. Don't bet against him. Leonard is...

Warriors know this is something special, uncertainty ahead

May. 24, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry hears the dynasty discussion about his Golden State Warriors during another postseason run. Draymond Green realizes special teams only stay together for so long before something breaks them apart. That's why the Warriors decided from Day 1 of training camp to cherish...

Roger Penske celebrates 50 years at Indianapolis 500

May. 25, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — His hair was jet black and his shirt starched white when Roger Penske rolled into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time as a team owner with Mark Donohue behind the wheel. He was young and ambitious and ready to conquer the racing world. Much has changed in the ensuing 50...

All eyes on skies as rain threatens Indianapolis 500

May. 25, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The day before the Indianapolis 500 dawned sunny, bright and otherwise perfect. If only it were race day. The forecast for Sunday calls for an 80 to 90 percent chance of rain, with thunderstorms expected throughout the day. That means a lot of uncomfortable waiting for IndyCar drivers...

Guthrie's barrier-breaking career celebrated in ESPN film

May. 25, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Janet Guthrie did not receive a warm reception when she arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 43 years ago. The former aerospace engineer had become a race car driver — unheard of during her era — and Guthrie wanted a spot in the Indianapolis 500, the biggest race in the...

After half-century of frustration, Blues can exorcise demons

May. 25, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Stanley Jackson and buddy Steven Crow can be excused if they tend to watch their beloved St. Louis Blues with their hands over their eyes, just waiting for the next thing to go wrong. So when the Blues beat the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 to earn their first berth in the Stanley Cup Final...

McCowan's layup at buzzer lifts Fever over Liberty in opener

May. 25, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Teaira McCowan's WNBA debut was a memorable one, hitting the game-winning layup at the buzzer. The rookie's shot lifted Indiana to an 81-80 victory over the New York Liberty on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. "I haven't ever hit a game-winner before," said the...

Most drivers want NASCAR's longest race to remain 600 miles

May. 25, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — With a furrowed brow NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip scoffed at the notion that the Coca-Cola 600 race is too long and should be shortened by, say, maybe a hundred miles or so. "Is that what some thirty-something said?" the 72-year-old Waltrip said to The Associated Press. Well, as a...

Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe

May. 25, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading. Prosecutors in France have implicated Nasser al-Khelaifi — who leads Qatar-owned PSG, is chairman of Qatar-owned...

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Celtic beats Hearts in Cup final to win 'triple treble'

May. 25, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Celtic wrapped up a domestic treble for an unprecedented third straight season after beating Hearts 2-1 in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday. Having already won the league and League Cup titles, Celtic rallied at Hampden Park with a brace from striker Odsonne Edouard. After an...

Paire beats Canadian teen Auger-Aliassime in Lyon Open final

May. 25, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — French veteran Benoit Paire denied Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime his first ATP title in a 6-4, 6-3 victory in the Lyon Open final on Saturday. It's the second clay-court title in two months for the 51st-ranked Paire, who also raised the trophy in Marrakech, Morocco, in April....

Wiesberger comes to life to lead Made in Denmark by 1 shot

May. 25, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

FARSO, Denmark (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger bogeyed a third hole to finish the third round and still led the Made in Denmark event by a shot on Saturday. Seeking a fifth European Tour title, Wiesberger started the day at 5 under and climbed to 9 under after eight holes. Bogeys either side of the turn set him...

McCowan's layup at buzzer lifts Fever over Liberty in opener

May. 25, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Teaira McCowan's WNBA debut was a memorable one, hitting the game-winning layup at the buzzer. The rookie's shot lifted Indiana to an 81-80 victory over the New York Liberty on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. "I haven't ever hit a game-winner before," said the...

Carapaz wins Stage 14 to take overall lead of Giro d'Italia

May. 25, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

COURMAYEUR, Italy (AP) — Richard Carapaz of Ecuador won the grueling 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday to move into the overall lead. Carapaz, who rides for Movistar, attacked with just over 25 kilometers remaining of the 131-kilometer (81-mile) route from Saint-Vincent to Courmayeur in the Valle...

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

May. 25, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed. Trump also promoted the U.S. under his leadership, saying "there's never been a better time" to...

The Latest: Trump, in Japan, needles US ally over trade

May. 25, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan. (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Sunday President Donald Trump has begun a state visit to Japan by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. He jokingly tells business leaders at a reception in Tokyo:...

TCU tops Baylor in suspended game to reach Big 12 semis

May. 25, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — TCU defeated Baylor 5-2 in a Big 12 Tournament elimination game Saturday after the game was suspended Friday night because of rain. Sixth-seeded TCU (31-25) will play third-seeded seed Oklahoma State in the semifinals on Saturday. The Horned Frogs need to defeat the Cowboys twice to...

Hamilton dedicates Monaco GP pole to friend and mentor Lauda

May. 25, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Lewis Hamilton beat his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to take pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday, while Ferrari slipped down the grid after another error-strewn performance. Hamilton shouted "Yes, yes, yes!" after his second pole of the season ended Bottas' bid for a...

After half-century of frustration, Blues can exorcise demons

May. 25, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Stanley Jackson and buddy Steven Crow can be excused if they tend to watch their beloved St. Louis Blues with their hands over their eyes, just waiting for the next thing to go wrong. So when the Blues beat the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 to earn their first berth in the Stanley Cup Final...