National Sports

Bucks finish with a flourish, rally to top Raptors

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brook Lopez scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied in the final minutes to beat the Toronto Raptors 108-100 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on ...

Alonso crashes early in 2nd day of Indy 500 practice

By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — McLaren’s highly anticipated return to the Indianapolis 500 got off to a brutal start Wednesday following Fernando Alonso’s crash on the second day of practice. Alonso hit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway wall three times and ...

Magic Johnson, Larry Bird to get Lifetime Achievement Award

By Brian Mahoney AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, whose coast-to-coast rivalry in the 1980s propelled the NBA to a new level of popularity, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Hall of Famers and 1992 U.S. Olympic teammates will ...

Martinez 2 HRs, Chavis 5 RBIs as Red Sox pound M’s 11-2

By KEN POWTAK Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit two homers, rookie Michael Chavis drove in five runs and the surging Boston Red Sox beat the stumbling Seattle Mariners 11-2 to complete a three-game sweep Sunday at soggy Fenway Park. It was the fifth straight win and 16th in ...

Djokovic beats Tsitsipas to win his 3rd Madrid Open title

By TALES AZZONI AP Sports Writer MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to win his third Madrid Open title on Sunday, tying Rafael Nadal for most Masters 1000 trophies with 33. It was the second title of the season for the top-ranked Djokovic, adding to his ...

Man City retains Premier League title on final day of season

By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer BRIGHTON, England (AP) — All the strain Pep Guardiola feels during the pursuit of titles becomes worthwhile when a winners' medal is placed around his neck. It happens a lot. Manchester City won its second straight Premier League trophy on Sunday, ...

Following arrests, Walton gets another chance with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) — Running back Mark Walton, arrested three times this offseason by police in Miami, has signed with his hometown Dolphins. Walton tried out this week, when coach Brian Flores said he was aware of the legal issues. "I think people deserve a second chance," Flores said Saturday. "I ...

Triple-A batters smashing it since MLB ball is put into play

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer Balls are flying out of Triple-A ballparks like never before, coinciding with a switch in baseballs to the major league model. The El Paso Chihuahuas have hit 89 home runs in their first 37 games — the most in professional baseball and more than half the 142 ...

AP source: Lakers hire Frank Vogel as coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the hiring has not been announced. Vogel flew to Los Angeles on Thursday. The 45-year old ...