National Sports

Clevinger strikes out 10 as Indians top Jays 3-1 for sweep

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Toronto was no match for Mike Clevinger, who was stopped Sunday only by upper back tightness that forced him from the game after five scoreless innings. Clevinger struck out 10 and allowed one hit to lead the Cleveland Indians over the ...

Mooney scores, Texas Tech clamps down in 61-51 win over MSU

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For those who thought Texas Tech only plays defense, it's time to meet Matt Mooney. While the Red Raiders were locking down Michigan State on one end, the graduate transfer shooting guard was raining in 3s on the other, lifting Tech one ...

Guy sinks FTs on disputed foul, Virginia shocks Auburn 63-62

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hard to call Virginia basketball boring after the last two games. And the Cavaliers have pretty much put the choker label to rest, too. From one-and-done to NCAA Tournament miracle men, Virginia will play for the national title ...

Strome scores in OT to lift Rangers past Penguins 4-3

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jake Guentzel's 40th goal of the season had a significant impact on the Stanley Cup playoffs. Guentzel scored with 2:35 to play, sending Saturday's regular-season finale against the New York Rangers to overtime. Ryan Strome scored 2:09 into ...

LEADING OFF: Mighty Mariners, Sunday night in Denver

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: MIGHTY, MIGHTY MARINERS Seattle has been swinging big in 2019, entering its series finale against the White Sox leading the majors with 24 homers. All that power has the Mariners off to an 8-2 start, best ...

Newman doubles in 10th, Pirates beat Reds 6-5

By ALAN SAUNDERS Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Newman put the ball in the left-center gap — the most spacious place in PNC Park — and Francisco Cervelli turned on the jets. Newman lined a double in the 10th inning and Cervelli scored from first base, diving home with the ...

Nets bolster playoff hopes with win against Bucks

By Charles F. Gardner Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jared Dudley brought a veteran's presence and poise to a tense situation, helping the Brooklyn Nets to a crucial win in their bid for the playoffs. Dudley's offensive rebound set up Joe Harris' go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:24 left in ...

Guy hits FTs on disputed foul, Virginia shocks Auburn

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — From one-and-done to NCAA Tournament miracle men, Virginia will play in the national championship game for the first time after pulling off another last-second stunner on a disputed foul with 0.6 seconds left. Kyle Guy made ...

Things to know for the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Following an epic Elite Eight and a week of buildup, the Final Four is finally here. Michigan State is the regular, making its eighth appearance in the national semifinals of the NCAA Tournament under Tom Izzo. The Spartans will face ...

Auburn’s Bruce Pearl has sheen of sweat, slime and success

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There is a sheen that always seems to glisten on Auburn coach Bruce Pearl. You see, he sweats. A lot. He mostly keeps his suit jacket on during games, but Pearl peeled it off in the second half a regional final victory over Kentucky ...