National Sports

Alarm goes off during Bucs’ game

On deck Tuesday night: The Pirates led Atlanta, 3-2, in the sixth inning when the game was delayed by rain. It had not resumed at press time. Tonight: Pittsburgh at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Pitching matchup: Pirates RHP Trevor Williams (2-3) vs. Braves RHP Julio Teheran (3-4) TV: ...

Cavs bounce back in win over Celtics

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an almost inevitable third date in the Finals with Golden State by rallying to beat the Boston Celtics 112-99 on Tuesday night in Game 4 ...

HOF Kennedy dead at the age of 48

The Associated Press Cortez Kennedy was a hulking force at defensive tackle, the cornerstone of a franchise that had little to cheer about for most of his playing career. And yet what Kennedy accomplished as a player with the Seattle Seahawks — which was good enough for induction into the ...

Cloud Computing charges late to upset Preakness favorites

BALTIMORE — Some­times it pays to have a fresh horse. Cloud Computing skipped the Kentucky Derby, while eventual winner Always Dreaming and Classic Empire mixed it up in the mud at Churchill Downs. Two weeks later, Cloud Computing pounced on those two horses in the Preakness, pulling off ...

Warriors up 3-0 on Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs 120-108 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. Golden State has a chance to complete its third straight series sweep in Game ...

Former Lion Breneman on NFL radar

AMHERST, Mass. — After what turned out to be a brief but much-needed sabbatical from football, Adam Breneman has his life in order. He is on track to earn an MBA at the University of Massachusetts, playing on the same team as his best friend and heading into his last college season as one ...

Hahn, Barnes try to hold off Koepka

The Associated Press IRVING, Texas — Brooks Koepka leaned in for a closer look at his ball buried in deep rough when a critter he couldn’t identify caused him to jump back with a bit of a startled look. His best guesses were a frog or rat, though he was too disoriented to be sure. It ...

Two favorites in neighboring gates

BALTIMORE — The two best horses in the Preakness will be eyeball to eyeball coming out of the starting gate. There’s no avoiding each other for Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and rival Classic Empire. Always Dreaming is the early 4-5 favorite for the race Saturday at Pimlico, where ...

Predators up 2-1 in series

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Roman Josi scored a power-play goal with 2:43 left, and the Nashville Predators rallied to beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 Tuesday night in their first-ever home game in the Western Conference finals. The Predators grabbed a 2-1 lead in the series with their 10th straight ...

No. 1 seed Celtics get the No. 1 pick

NEW YORK — The Boston Celtics have won the NBA draft lottery, capitalizing on a trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets four years ago. The Los Angeles Lakers were other big winners, moving up one spot to second to hold onto their pick. They would have had to trade it to Philadelphia if it ...

LeBron back in familiar territory

By Tom Withers The Associated Press INDEPENDECE, Ohio — LeBron James is a meticulous dresser on and off the court, so his fashion choice on Tuesday was no accident. He had worn the sleeveless T-shirt before in practice, but the black cutoff with the picture of a gold-and-green ...

Rockies early season surprise

The Associated Press It’s mid-May, and the Colorado Rockies are still in first place. One big reason for that unexpected development is the performance of their resurgent closer. The Rockies signed Greg Holland last offseason to a contract laden with performance bonuses , hoping the ...

New horses among challengers

After Always Dreaming’s win in the Kentucky Derby as the favorite, the colt will be running in the Preakness with a bulls-eye on his back. With a victory, Always Dreaming would head to the Belmont Stakes in New York three weeks later with a shot at winning the Triple Crown. Two years ago, ...

Hamstrings taking out teams’ stars

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Hunter Pence is the latest member of the San Francisco Giants on the disabled list. The first fielder was placed on the 10-day DL on Monday with a strained left hamstring. The move is retroactive to Saturday, when Pence came off the bench to play two ...

Celtics will host Cavs in Eastern Conference finals

By Kyle Hightower The Associated Press BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas scored 29 points and had 12 assists, Kelly Olynyk scored a career-playoff high 26 points and the Boston Celtics used a big fourth quarter to outlast the Washington Wizards 115-105 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals ...

Spurs must play Warriors without star player

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has ruled Kawhi Leonard out for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals with a sprained left ankle caused by what Popovich described as a “dangerous” and “unsportsmanlike” closeout by Golden State’s ...

NHL West: Predators look to get physical

The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators finally are facing their first real adversity this postseason, with the Anaheim Ducks eager to push, hit and poke them out of what’s already been a historic run. The Predators insist they can play that game too — and keep ...

Ovechkin played hurt

The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin played through hamstring and knee injuries that hampered him in the playoffs. Ovechkin said he felt something in his hamstring late in Game 3 of the second-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins ...

Power completes dominating show

The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Will Power avoided the bad luck Saturday. He outran everybody else in the IndyCar Grand Prix. The Australian completed a dominant first weekend in Indianapolis by easily pulling away from Scott Dixon for his first victory of the season and Team ...

Holmes, Stanley share lead at Players Championship

By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — J.B. Holmes defied conventional wisdom on a most unconventional course, walking anything but the straight and narrow at the TPC Sawgrass until he wound up in a most unlikely place Saturday in The Players Championship. He ...