National Sports

Arkansas ousts defending champ

OMAHA, Neb. — Isaiah Campbell limited Florida to two hits over 5• innings, Arkansas scored four times in five innings against first-round draft pick Brady Singer, and the Razorbacks earned a spot in the College World Series finals with a 5-2 win over the defending champion Gators on Friday ...

Bylsma gets assistant job with Detroit

DETROIT — Dan Bylsma is returning to the state where he was born — and where he won the Stanley Cup as a visiting coach. The Detroit Red Wings hired Bylsma as an assistant coach Friday. The 47-year-old Bylsma, a Grand Haven native, worked as an assistant alongside Red Wings coach Jeff ...

Numbers show more Ks than hits

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH—There’s a whole lot of swing and miss in baseball these days. Too much, as a matter of fact. Things are trending in the wrong direction this year, where projections say there will be more strikeouts than hits this season. Part of the reason ...

Sports at a glance

Phillies fan hurt by hot dog PHILADELPHIA — It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia. Kathy McVay says she was at Monday night’s Phillies game when the team’s mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out his hot dog ...

Alonso unsure of future plans

By Joseph Wilson The Associated Press LE CASTELLET, France — Still glowing from his win at the 24 Hours Le Mans classic endurance race, Fernando Alonso says he is not sure when he will try to complete motorsport’s unofficial Triple Crown with a victory at the Indianapolis 500. “I am ...

Spieth leading Travelers again

CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth has no idea what it is like to play from behind at the Travelers Championship. The defending champion led after every round last year in his first visit to TPC River Highlands, and a shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday to match Zach Johnson for the first-round ...

M’s suggest Ichiro for home run derby

NEW YORK — He might not be an active player anymore, but that didn’t stop rumors from swirling about the possibility of Mariners legend Ichiro Suzuki taking part in next month’s All-Star Home Run Derby in the nation’s capital. What started as a light-hearted conversation among ...

Cavs must play guessing game

CLEVELAND — LeBron James won’t be picking any players during Thursday’s NBA draft. At least not directly. With the trajectory of their franchise riding on where he decides to play next season and beyond, the Cleveland Cavaliers will enter this year’s draft not knowing if they’re ...

Moran quietly taking all assignments in stride

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Third baseman Colin Moran has quietly been doing a good job as the Pirates’ clean-up hitter. Then again, Moran does almost everything quietly. People who think rookies should remain silent should love Moran, the third baseman acquired from ...

Highlights outshined by hijinks

By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — If the aim of the U.S. Open is to identify the best player, then the last three got it right. The problem is a tendency to remember what went wrong. The lasting image from Shinnecock Hills was Phil Mickelson, now 0 for 27 in ...

Capitals coach resigns

Barry Trotz abruptly stepped down as coach of the Washington Capitals on Monday after failing to agree to terms on a new contract, leaving the newly minted Stanley Cup champions without a coach with the draft coming up later this week and free agency opening next month. Winning the Cup less ...

Bagley, Porter head list of forwards

Marvin Bagley III dominated at Duke, while fellow freshman Michael Porter Jr. barely saw action at Missouri due to injury. Yet they’ll likely be the first forwards to hear their names called during Thursday’s draft. Bagley is a possible No. 1 overall pick and double-double machine with a ...

Koepka could use more wins, but his trophies are sizeable

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Brooks Koepka now has as many majors as Greg Norman and as many PGA Tour victories as Pat Perez. Koepka belongs in the conversation of elite players in his generation by ­winning his second U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, a test that asked an entirely different set of ...

Forget stylish attacking moves, this is set-piece World Cup

VOLGOGRAD, Russia — The possession football championed by coaches like Pep Guardiola is supposed to produce aesthetically-pleasing goals. Against strong defenses and world-class goalkeepers, sometimes you need to go back to basics. This World Cup has started with a spate of goals off of set ...

Kane lifts England to victory

VOLGOGRAD, Russia — Twice wrestled to the ground during the match, England captain Harry Kane finally evaded the Tunisian defense just as time was running out. Kane found an open area of space at the far post and used his head to meet Harry Maguire’s flick-on, scoring the winning goal ...

Women’s qualifying changed

NEW YORK — FIBA is changing the way women’s basketball teams qualify for the Olympics and world cup. The International Basketball Federation announced Sunday the new qualification system that will give more countries a chance to qualify for both major international events. First round ...

Oregon State rallies after delay

OMAHA, Neb. — Kyle Nobach hit a three-run homer to put Oregon State in control in the seventh inning, Kevin Abel pitched four strong innings of relief and Oregon State sent Pac-12 rival Washington home from the College World Series with a 14-5 win on Monday night. The Beavers erased early ...

Koepka repeats as U.S. Open champ

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — One was about power. The other was about patience. Brooks Koepka has a game for the U.S. Open no matter the course, no matter the test, no matter the circumstances. He never lost hope when he began his title defense with a 75 and was 7-over par midway through the second ...

Doncic leads potential available wings

An international prospect with tantalizing potential and several college freshmen headline the list of wings in the NBA draft. Luka Doncic, the 19-year-old Slovenian playing in Spain, is mentioned as a possible No. 1 overall pick. After Doncic is a group featuring Miami’s Lonnie Walker IV ...