National Sports

Morgan nets five in rout of Thailand

REIMS, France — Thailand was never a real threat to the U.S. national team. Even so, the three-time Women’s World Cup champions had no desire to go easy on a lesser opponent in their opening game. Goals matter in the group stage. And statements matter in soccer’s biggest ...

Much at stake in last NBA Finals trip to Oracle

TORONTO — The NBA Finals are making one last trip to Oracle Arena. For the Toronto Raptors, it’s a second shot at a first championship. For the Golden State Warriors, it’ll be a night to play for a fallen teammate and the fans they’re leaving behind. Game 6 is Thursday and the ...

Koepka faces long odds

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Brooks Koepka should already have enough motivation for this U.S. Open. At stake is a shot at a U.S. Open record not touched in 104 years — three straight victories by Willie Anderson. On his mind was a Fox Sports preview that Koepka interpreted as another example ...

Penske, Gibbs and that’s it

BROOKLYN, Mich. — NASCAR’s top series has been a two-team show. Joey Logano’s victory at Michigan on Monday gave Team Penske its fifth Cup win of the season. That’s two fewer than Penske had all of last year, when Logano won the series title. In another year, Penske might be the clear ...

Bruins’ defender no talk, all action

BOSTON — Zdeno Chara didn’t say much to his teammates when he showed up, as usual, one game after a puck bloodied his face and knocked him out of the Stanley Cup Final. And it wasn’t just because it was difficult for him to talk. “He doesn’t need to say anything, really,” ...

Colts holding Luck out of OTAs

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts will continue to hold Andrew Luck out of offseason workouts this week because of a strained calf. Luck says he hurt the calf during training and was surprised the injury kept him out of action for the Colts’ entire offseason program. Coach Frank ...

Jury debates actions of former dean

LANSING, Mich. — A former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University did nothing to enforce examining-room restrictions imposed on him after a sexual misconduct complaint, a prosecutor said Tuesday, while the defense countered that William ...

Police still investigating the why

The Associated Press SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Beloved in his hometown, David Ortiz traveled the dangerous streets of Santo Domingo with little or no security, trusting in his fans to protect him. Big Papi’s guard was down even at hotspots like the Dial Bar and Lounge, where the ...

Woman hit by foul ball is released

The Associated Press CHICAGO — The woman struck by a foul ball during Monday night’s game at Guaranteed Rate Field was treated at a nearby hospital and released Tuesday morning, according to a Chicago White Sox spokesman. The unidentified woman was sitting in the stands just past the ...

Warriors’ win over Raptors forces game 6

The Associated Press TORONTO — Stephen Curry scored 31 points, Klay Thompson added 26 and they led a season-saving surge that gave the Golden State Warriors a 106-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The Splash Brothers combined for three ...

Thailand will face huge task

By Anne M. Peterson The Associated Press REIMS, France — Thailand can dream. It just might not do any good against the U.S. national team. Thailand kicks off the Women’s World Cup today with a daunting challenge against the defending champion United States. The top-ranked Americans ...

Bruins’ consistency faces final test

Stanley Cup finals Tonight: Idle Next up: St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins, Wednesday, 8 p.m. Best-of-7 series: Tied 3-3 TV: NBC By Stephen Whyno The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — The strains of Jay-Z and Linkin Park’s “Numb/Encore” mashup emanated from a small speaker on ...

AP gets video on investigation of Kraft

The Associated Press STUART, Fla. — The Chinese masseuse shrinks into her chair as the Florida sheriff’s detective tells her deputies installed hidden cameras in her spa’s ceiling. He knows she and other women had sex with men for money. But you can save yourself, Martin County ...

Senator calls for track to suspend all action

The Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has joined the California Horse Racing Board in calling for Santa Anita to immediately suspend the remainder of its meet after the deaths of two more horses last weekend. A total of 29 horses have now died since the track ...

Ortiz flown to Boston for medical attention

The Associated Press SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — David Ortiz was flown to Boston for more medical care Monday after the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said. The 43-year-old ...

One more for the Cup: Bruins beat Blues to force Game 7

ST. LOUIS — Facing elimination in a hostile environment, Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask stepped up for the Boston Bruins once again. The Stanley Cup Final is heading to Game 7 because two of Boston’s biggest stars love the biggest moments. Rask made 28 saves, Marchand had a goal and an ...

Cup race moved to today

BROOKLYN, Mich. — The break in NASCAR’s Cup Series schedule will have to wait at least an extra day. Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway was postponed because of rain. It was rescheduled for today at 5 p.m., the second time in just over a month that a Cup race has been ...

Sinclair leads Group E favorite Canada

PARIS — Christine Sinclair is already considered Canada’s most decorated soccer player, and with four goals in this Women’s World Cup she would become the sport’s all-time international top scorer, too. Sinclair heads into Canada’s Group E opener against Cameroon in Montpellier with ...

Nadal captures record 12th French Open

PARIS — For a few, fleeting moments Sunday, Rafael Nadal found his French Open supremacy seemingly threatened by Dominic Thiem, a younger, talented opponent challenging him in the final for the second consecutive year. A poor game from Nadal allowed Thiem to break him and even things at a ...

McIlroy pulls away, flirts with history, in victory

ANCASTER, Ontario — Rory McIlroy ran away with the Canadian Open, closing with a 9-under 61 on Sunday for a seven-shot victory. Starting the day in a three-way tie for the lead, McIlroy ended any suspense about who would emerge as the champion with five birdies in his first seven holes, ...