National Sports

White males still getting most jobs despite Title IX

ORLANDO, Fla. — On the 45th anniversary of Title IX, women and people of color remain on the outside when it comes to hiring head coaches in women’s college sports, according to a report Friday by sports institutes. The report found that the coaches hired were predominantly white and male ...

Bowyer trying to make ‘Lightning’ strike twice

SONOMA, Calif. — Lightning McQueen went to NASCAR’s victory lane last week when Kyle Larson drove the “Cars 3” vehicle to a win. The McQueen paint scheme has shifted to Clint Bowyer’s car this week, and he’s looking to keep the winning streak going. “Hopefully, lightning ...

Forwards highlight top selections

CHICAGO — Cody Glass played in a youth hockey tournament in Las Vegas when he was 10. His Junior Steelers team finished a disappointing second. He is looking forward to many more games in Sin City. Glass was selected by the expansion Vegas Golden Knights with their first-ever pick Friday ...

‘The Process’ finally ready for next step

PHILADELPHIA — Markelle Fultz already has his first turnover as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers. It came in an Instagram post sponsored by a watch company. “Excited to head to (City) and join the (team name). @Tissot.us is helping me get started with my (team name) watch,” Fultz ...

Kush, former ASU coach, dies at 88

TEMPE, Ariz. — Frank Kush, the fearsome coach who transformed Arizona State from a backwater football program into a powerhouse, has died. He was 88. Arizona State confirmed the death on Thursday. “Coach Kush built ASU into a national football power,” ASU President Michael M. Crow ...

Spieth takes lead at Travelers event

CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth didn’t take long to figure out TPC River Highlands. Making his debut at the Connecticut course, the 23-year-old Texan had eight birdies and a bogey Thursday for a 7-under 63 and a one-stroke lead in the Travelers Championship. Spieth birdied five of the ...

Freeman moving to third for Adams

ATLANTA — Braves star Freddie Freeman plans to move from first base to third base to keep Matt Adams’ bat in the Atlanta lineup. Freeman took grounders at third base before batting practice Wednesday and also made throws to first base. Freeman was leading the National League with 14 ...

McDavid awarded Hart Trophy

LAS VEGAS — Connor McDavid has won his first Hart Trophy. Hardly anybody in hockey believes it will be his last. The Edmonton captain claimed the award as the NHL’s most valuable player Wednesday night at the league’s postseason awards show at T-Mobile Arena, the new home of the ...

Golden Knights have plenty of options

George McPhee can’t wait to fill the white board, the one in the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft room. Tonight, the staff will start adding the names of players who will become part of the expansion team for its first NHL season. “We’re going to put our team together and we’ll ...

Tiger in clinic to get treatment

Tiger Woods has checked into a clinic to get help dealing with prescription medication for pain and a sleep disorder, and his agent is not sure how long he will stay. Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management said Tuesday he could not disclose the location of the in-patient treatment. He said ...

Rookies forced to grow up quickly

BOSTON — Sixty NBA draft hopefuls will hear their names called Thursday night as members of the 2017 rookie class. For many of the top picks it will mark the start of the transition from college underclassman to instant millionaire. It is the ultimate finishing school. A journey that ...

Lakers set to trade Russell to Brooklyn

LOS ANGELES — Three people with knowledge of the deal say the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to trade point guard D’Angelo Russell and high-priced center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for big man Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick in the upcoming draft. The people spoke to The ...

NBC adds Olympic medalist sprinter to announce team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ato Boldon likes speed. And cars. NASCAR? Well, the four-time Olympic medalist is about to find out. The former Olympic sprinter will join NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR broadcast team as a features contributor beginning next week. His NASCAR on NBC debut will be July 1 ...

TCU ousts Texas A&M

The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — Roommates Brian Howard and Ryan Merrill are going to have plenty to talk about around their apartment whenever they and the rest of the TCU Horned Frogs return to Fort Worth. Howard matched his career high with 12 strikeouts in seven-plus innings. ...

Justices rule trademark law unconstitutional

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. The justices were ...

FTC to block merger of FanDuel, DraftKings

BOSTON — Federal regulators are challenging the planned merger of FanDuel and DraftKings, saying the combination of the two largest daily fantasy sports sites would create a company controlling more than 90 percent of the market. The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday it will file a ...

Koepka’s long trip leads to major title at home

ERIN, Wis. — Before their names shared space on the silver U.S. Open trophy, Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth were together in a less attractive location. Both failed by three shots to advance out of the second stage of qualifying school in Texas, leaving them with no status on any ...

Liberty National begins prep as countdown hits 100 days

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The trucks loaded with materials started arriving at Liberty National Golf Club a couple of weeks ago. Preparations for the Presidents Cup in late September have started. The flooring is down, the media center is almost finished and the scaffolds for the stands around ...

Black bear kills teen during race

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A 16-year-old boy who was fatally mauled by a black bear during a weekend mountain race in Alaska reportedly called his brother while he was being chased by the animal in a rare predatory attack, officials said Monday. Patrick Cooper of Anchorage was attacked Sunday ...

Knights ready to pick roster

George McPhee is spending a fleeting moment as The Godfather of the NHL during the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion window. He holds the cards for a significant chunk of the league’s talent, fielding calls from fellow general managers willing to trade something to keep McPhee from plucking ...