National Sports

Golden Knights a win away from finals after getting past Jets 3-2

By W.G. Ramirez Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reilly Smith scored on a breakaway late in the third period to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 4 of the Western Conference final Friday night. Vegas, a 500-to-1 long shot to win the title when ...

Recovering reliever Farquhar visits White Sox before game

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox got another visit from Danny Farquhar, and they continue to be encouraged by the reliever’s recovery from a brain hemorrhage last month. The visit prior to Friday’s game against the Texas Rangers was his second since he collapsed in the dugout during ...

Special teams lift Lightning back in East final against Caps

By Fred Goodall AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning stormed back in the Eastern Conference final against the Washington Capitals, thanks in part to a thriving power play and suddenly reliable penalty-killing unit. To regain control of the best-of-seven matchup ...

Anderson has momentum for outdoors after Supercross title

By John Marshall AP Sports Writer Motocross has been searching for its next big star since Ryan Dungey and Ryan Villopoto unexpectedly retired in a span of two years. The search goes on as the outdoor season is set to begin Saturday at the Hangtown Classic outside of Sacramento, ...

Padres release veteran third baseman Headley

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The San Diego Padres have released third baseman Chase Headley, six days after designating him for assignment. The 34-year-old cleared waivers, which was not surprising considering any team claiming him would be responsible for paying the remainder of his $13 million ...

Big rebound: Cavs confident they can bounce back vs Celtics

By Tom Withers AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — They've survived amid turmoil for months, their season morphing into the NBA's most compelling reality show — or, as some have called it, spectacle. The must-watch Cleveland Cavaliers have been hardened by the nonstop drama ...

LEADING OFF: Yanks continue odd trip, Swanson could return

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: TOUGH TRIP The New York Yankees will be back in action, they hope, during a rather strange road swing. Their game at Washington on Tuesday night was suspended in the sixth inning because of rain, and they were washed ...

Poll: Half of Americans approve of legal sports betting

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds that half of Americans approve of legal sports betting. The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll conducted shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting found that 50 ...

Hellebuyck confident in net, despite 2 straight losses

By W.G. RAMIREZ, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — After the Winnipeg Jets lost Game 3 of the Western Conference final, goaltender Connor Hellebuyck didn't seem fazed and spoke like a confident veteran rather than a third-year player whose team appears to be unraveling. The Vezina ...

US Open set to open second roofed stadium with new Armstrong

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The old No. 1 stadium at the U.S. Open is about to be replaced by a better-than-ever No. 2. Louis Armstrong Stadium hosted two decades of championship tennis, memorable matches on the court that often hid its inadequacies off it. Rain ...