National Sports

Police: 4 shot, 2 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

By Rob Gillies and Ian Harrison Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Four people were shot and wounded at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, and two people were arrested, police said. Droves of Raptors fans ran from the shooting in a stampede from the City Hall square, which was ...

Rangers acquire Trouba from Jets for Pionk, 1st round pick

By Stephen Whyno AP Hockey Writer The New York Rangers sped up their rebuilding effort Monday by acquiring offensive-minded defenseman Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets. New York sent young defenseman Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the draft to Winnipeg for Trouba. The ...

For US men, Gold Cup finally brings chance for revival

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — The overarching goal for the fledgling U.S. men’s soccer team, as frequently stated by new coach Gregg Berhalter, has been to improve the perception of this sputtering program within the cutthroat hierarchy of global soccer. Though ...

‘I flinched’: Mickelson lets an opportunity slide at Pebble

By Eddie Pells AP National Writer PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — It was the kind of mistake that could cost a guy the U.S. Open. “I flinched,” Phil Mickelson said about a 12-inch putt that rimmed out on the third green Thursday. It was hardly the worst thing that’s happened to ...

Blues win 1st Stanley Cup with 4-1 win over Bruins

By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly scored for the fourth straight game and rookie Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins and their first NHL ...

Doc is in: Emrick not slowing down in his dream job

By Stephen Whyno AP Hockey Writer BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues’ morning skates are over and a handful of broadcasters have taken the ice to re-enact a play from this bruising Stanley Cup Final. In the otherwise empty stands is a singular figure having a good ...

Column: Heavyweights are suddenly fun once again

By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist Just when things were starting to make sense in boxing and the heavyweight division was shaping up nicely, a fat guy with blazingly quick hands wiped away most of the preconceived notions of where it would all eventually lead. Andy Ruiz Jr. didn't just ...

With Chara hurt, Bruins need help on D in Stanley Cup Game 5

By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy says Zdeno Chara will be checked out in Boston to see whether he will be able to play in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. Chara took a deflected puck off his face in the second period of Game 4 on Monday ...

Kevin Durant out for Game 3 of NBA Finals

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant still isn't ready to return for the Golden State Warriors as he works back from a strained right calf he suffered during the Western Conference semifinals. Durant didn't practice with the Warriors on Tuesday leading into ...

Konta sweeps Stephens off the court to reach French semis

By ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer PARIS (AP) — Sloane Stephens never stood a chance. Johanna Konta produced a remarkably dominant performance against last year's runner-up, winning 6-1, 6-4 Tuesday to become the first British woman to reach the French Open semifinals since Jo Durie in ...