National Sports

Singer records 12 Ks as Gators take opener

OMAHA, Neb. — Brady Singer struck out a career-high 12 in seven innings, Jonathan India doubled in two runs, and Florida beat LSU 4-3 in Game 1 of the College World Series finals Monday night. The Gators (51-19) need a win Tuesday or Wednesday to earn their first national championship in ...

Harvick notches first win of year

SONOMA, Calif. — Kevin Harvick led a 1-2-3 podium sweep for Ford while proving that veteran experience still counts for something in NASCAR. Harvick returned to victory lane for the first time this season with a dominating run Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway. The former NASCAR ...

SEC foes set to face off

OMAHA, Neb. — The matchup for the College World Series finals certainly bolsters the case for those who say the best baseball in the land is played in the Southeastern Conference. To get to the best-of-three finals starting Monday night, LSU (52-18) beat an Oregon State team, which had the ...

Spieth’s miracle shot earns victory

The Associated Press CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth needed an extra hole, a little bit of luck and an amazing final shot to finish off a wire-to-wire victory in the Travelers Championship. The two-time major champion holed out from 60 feet for birdie from a greenside bunker on the first ...

Sonnen pounds Silva

NEW YORK — Chael Sonnen took out one MMA legend, called out another, then unloaded his misery about fighting at Madison Square Garden. “I hate New York,” he bellowed in the cage. Sonnen won on the scorecards, if not the adulation from MSG fight fans, and took a unanimous decision over ...

Dixon wins 41st

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Scott Dixon won the IndyCar race at Road America on Sunday to spoil the Team Penske party on the rural road course. Dixon edged Josef Newgarden by 0.57 seconds to claim his first victory at Road America. It also gave the Chip Ganassi Racing veteran his first win since ...

Larson, McMurray make it 1-2

SONOMA, Calif. — Chip Ganassi likes winners, and his drivers have him in prime position to celebrate another victory. Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray swept the front row in Saturday qualifying at Sonoma Raceway to give Chip Ganassi Racing a 1-2 start on the wine country road course. Larson ...

Byron claims first Xfinity victory

NEWTON, Iowa — Rookie William Byron grabbed the lead with just over 20 laps and won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night for first series victory. A seven-time winner last year in the Truck Series, Byron, broke through just a week after an agonizingly close loss to ...

Castroneves heads Team Penske march

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Team Penske will have a stranglehold on the first two rows in the IndyCar race at Road America. Helio Castroneves won the pole Saturday, turning a lap in 1 minute, 41.30 seconds at 142.649 mph. It was his 50th career pole, and third of the season. Castroneves edged ...

Spieth holds on to lead

CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth continues to play just a little better than anyone else at the Travelers Championship. The 23-year-old Texan closed with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 4-under 66 on Saturday, giving him a one-stroke lead for the third straight round at TPC River ...

NCAA considering risks of too many helmets

Oregon football players used three helmets last season — green, black and white — that were mixed and matched with myriad uniform combinations. The Ducks were pioneers in football fashion and other schools have followed, using helmets to make a statement. Now, the NCAA wants to determine ...

Kings draftee raised by two mothers

CHICAGO — Moments after Jaret Anderson-Dolan was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings, he hugged his mothers Fran and Nancy. They cried a few tears as Anderson-Dolan made his way to the floor of the United Center for handshakes and congratulations from his new team. It was a slight variation on ...

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 ...