NBC ready to showcase iconic Indianapolis 500 for first time
Like most aspiring broadcasters of his era, Mike Tirico remembers tuning into ABC every Saturday to watch Wide World of Sports, listening in rapt attention to the dulcet tones of Jim McKay.
Only on AP: Redskins recovery methods aim to reduce injuries
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Sunglasses shield your eyes from the infrared lights that give oxygen to your body's cells. Uggs boots, rubber gloves and shorts are the only protection from freezing temperatures as cold as minus 200 degrees.
Koepka handles the stress and reaps rewards of another major
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka should know as well as anyone that nothing in golf comes easily. His well-documented journey to the PGA Tour took him to remote outposts like Kenya and Kazakhstan.
Leonard scores 36, Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2 OTs
TORONTO (AP) — Pascal Siakam felt guilty about a pair of missed free throws and the extra minutes they added to his teammates' night.
Varner's 81 at PGA worst round in final group of a major
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — After getting supportive messages from Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan the night before, Harold Varner III could not have had a better start to the final round of the PGA Championship.
Koepka survives Bethpage Black to win PGA Championship
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — His place in PGA Championship history finally secure, Brooks Koepka draped both arms around the top of the Wanamaker Trophy and let out a deep sigh.
NASCAR changes play part in thrilling All-Star Race
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Side-by-side racing, a dramatic, decisive pass near the end for the win and even an old-style, on-track fight: NASCAR couldn't be happier with what it saw at the All-Star Race.
Johnson 2nd at PGA Championship after late charge at Koepka
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Dustin Johnson has completed the so-close slam. The former world No. 1 erased all but one stroke of a seven-shot deficit in the final round of the PGA Championship — not quite good enough to stop Brooks Koepka from winning the tournament for the second straight year.
Gone with the wind: DJ's chance to catch Koepka at PGA
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka's coronation in this PGA Championship nearly got blown off the golf course. It didn't because his main competition, Dustin Johnson, had just as much trouble keeping his ball in play down the stretch.
Kyle Kaiser knocks Alonso, McLaren out of Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fernando Alonso did everything in his power to put McLaren in the Indianapolis 500. He drove flat-out when his car was loose, when it wouldn't steer and when it had a punctured tire.
Blues move to brink of Cup final with 5-0 win over Sharks
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — From last in the league in early January all the way to the brink of their first Stanley Cup Final in nearly a half-century, it has been quite a ride for the St.
Green shows a more mature side for the Warriors
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Draymond Green would rather do more playing than complaining these days. Known at times for his temper and tangles with officials, a more mature Green has the Golden State Warriors on the brink of a fifth straight trip to the NBA Finals.
Chavis homers, Red Sox snap Astros' 10-game win streak
BOSTON (AP) — Michael Chavis pointed to a young boy in the press box, letting him know how impressed he was that a 5-year-old announced his name so well.
The Latest: Koepka holds on, wins PGA Championship again
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship on Sunday (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Brooks Koepka held off a late charge from Dustin Johnson to win the PGA Championship for the second straight year.
Maddon, Cubs drop protest over Doolittle's delivery
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have dropped their protest over the pitching delivery of Washington reliever Sean Doolittle. Cubs manager Joe Maddon made the announcement before Sunday night's game against the Nationals.
Harper, Realmuto power Phillies past Rockies 7-5 for sweep
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper is back. The $330 million slugger homered for the second straight day and pinch-hitter J.T. Realmuto also went deep to help the Philadelphia Phillies complete a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 7-5 victory Sunday.
Ryu extends scoreless streak to 31 innings as Dodgers roll
CINCINNATI (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu's shutout streak rolls on. Ryu blanked the Reds over seven innings to extend his major league-leading streak to 31, Cody Bellinger hit his 17th homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Cincinnati 8-3 on Sunday.
Lillard separated ribs in Game 2 against the Warriors
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland's Damian Lillard sustained separated ribs in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors.
Alcantara pitches 2-hitter, Miami beats reeling Mets 3-0
MIAMI (AP) — The New York Mets aren't hitting, and another lapse by slugger Robinson Cano raised questions about how hard they're trying.
Back on top: Nadal beats Djokovic for 9th Italian Open title
ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be. After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Nadal dominated for stretches against his longtime rival, Novak Djokovic, in a 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 win Sunday for a record-extending ninth Italian Open title.
Preakness winner War of Will likely to run in Belmont
BALTIMORE (AP) — Owner Gary Barber called trainer Mark Casse for the fourth time in 11 hours since War of Will won the Preakness.
Larson takes first NASCAR All-Star victory with Harvick push
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson got a push to the front from Kevin Harvick in the final stage, then held off the defending champion to win the NASCAR All-Star Race on Saturday night.
Maddon protests loss vs. Nats over Doolittle's delivery
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he was seeking fairness when he questioned the legality of Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle's delivery in the ninth inning Saturday night and ultimately protested the game.
On two wheels, 'The Climb' rides through Cannes as a hit
CANNES, France (AP) — Some stars and directors come to the Cannes Film Festival by boat, others by private jet. Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin pretty much cycled their way into Cannes.
Green, Warriors beat Blazers for 3-0 lead in West finals
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With Kevin Durant out, Draymond Green has taken it upon himself to boost Golden State. And boy, has he. Green had 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 on Saturday night for a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.