National Sports

Rookie Rockies pitcher beats Cubs in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Peter Lambert allowed four hits over seven innings and struck out nine to win his major league debut, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Thursday. A 22-year-old right-hander selected in the second round with the 44th overall pick of the 2015 amateur ...

In control Bradley has lead

The Associated Press ANCASTER, Ontario — Keegan Bradley had a 7-under 63 for a one-shot lead after the first round of the RBC Canadian Open on Thursday. “Today I was in complete control of my ball,” Bradley said. “Then when you couple that with feeling good on the greens, that’s ...

Sports at a glance

PSU hoops to get Wake Forest UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State men’s basketball team will host Wake Forest on Wednesday, Dec. 4 in the 21st annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The meeting in the Bryce Jordan Center will be the teams’ first as Challenge opponents and the first since a ...

Raptors take care of wounded Warriors

The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green and Kyle Lowry kept finding answers for every big shot by Stephen Curry and the beat-up Warriors, and the Toronto Raptors grabbed a pivotal road win in the NBA Finals by beating Golden State 123-109 on Wednesday night for a ...

Blues winning battle of attrition

BOSTON — Twice the Boston Bruins have been forced to finish a Stanley Cup Final game down a defenseman. The St. Louis Blues won each time. That’s not a coincidence. Wearing out opponents and winning the war of attrition has been an ingredient of the Blues’ playoff success. They took ...

Dunn upped game after 2015 cut

LONDON — Crystal Dunn was among the last cuts from the U.S. national team roster for the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. That just made her all the more determined to get to France. Dunn is expected to start for the defending champions, one of 24 teams competing in this year’s ...

Weather washes out French Open schedule

PARIS — The second full-day washout at the French Open since 2000 made a mess of the schedule Wednesday and raised the possibility that the Grand Slam tournament will not finish on time. Tournament director Guy Forget said there is a chance that the women’s singles final could be delayed ...

Ex-USC coach avoids prison sentence after plea

NEW YORK — A former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California dropped his head in relief Wednesday when a judge announced he won’t go to prison for accepting a bribe to steer young athletes to a particular manager. Tony Bland was sentenced to 100 hours of ...

Redskins’ tackle not thrilled with trainers

The Associated Press ASHBURN, Va. — Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams skipped the opening day of the team’s mandatory minicamp reportedly over contract concerns. The reason for his absence reportedly shifted to a medical-based issue by Wednesday’s second day of ...

Jockey is hoping to shine at Belmont

The Associated Press Tyler Gaffalione seems poised to add his name to the list of all-time great jockeys in horse racing that includes Ron Turcotte, Jerry Bailey, Gary Stevens, John Velazquez and Mike Smith. While there may not be a specific moment when people in horse racing realized those ...

Johnson skeptical of title defense

ANCASTER, Ontario — A couple of key changes have stacked the odds against Dustin Johnson as he tries to defend his RBC Canadian Open title. The No. 2 player in the world pulled away from the field after a nearly two-hour rain delay to win his first Canadian Open last year, firing 6-under 66 ...

Jays draft son of Halladay

The Associated Press NEW YORK — This one was for Doc. Toronto selected Florida high school pitcher Braden Halladay , a son of the late Roy Halladay, in the 32nd round of the Major League Baseball draft Wednesday — the round matching his father’s Blue Jays uniform number. The younger ...

Yankees’ star close to returning

The Associated Press TORONTO — Slugger Aaron Judge could return to the New York Yankees by the time the New York plays Boston in London on June 29 and 30, and reliever Dellin Betances felt good after facing hitters for the first time in almost three months. Judge, out since April 21 ...

Federer to face Nadal for finals spot

PARIS — Roger Federer knew when he returned to the French Open that, if things went exceedingly well, he eventually would find himself face-to-face with Rafael Nadal. Here we go. Just like old times. Federer put away Stan Wawrinka after a 75-minute rain delay Tuesday, converting a break ...

Bell feels good at Jets practice

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Le’Veon Bell simply couldn’t control himself. Well, mostly his mouth. The New York Jets running back was back on a practice field for the first time in 17 months and was downright giddy. And, he let his new teammates on defense know all about it. “It was ...

Equity the theme of World Cup

The world’s best player won’t be at the Women’s World Cup but the world’s best team will be, with both sides taking a stand for equality. The U.S. national team, ranked No. 1 globally, will try to defend its title in soccer’s premier tournament, which kicks off Friday in Paris. ...

Warren ready for role as Big Ten commissioner

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Kevin Warren keeps a picture in his office of Curt Flood. There’s another of Jackie Robinson, one of Texas Western’s barrier-bulldozing 1966 NCAA championship basketball team and Dr. Martin Luther King’s letter from “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Warren understood ...

Warriors battling several injuries

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors will take the floor once more without two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant, counting on their depth and home court to carry them as they try to inch closer to a three-peat. Durant is out for Game 3 of the finals on Wednesday night, still ...

With Chara hurt, Bruins need help

BEDFORD, Mass. — The Boston Bruins reached the Stanley Cup Final despite a run of regular-season injuries that prevented anyone on the roster from playing all 82 games. Now comes the real test. The Bruins are preparing for Game 5 against the St. Louis Blues without captain and No. 1 ...

Warriors even it up at 1-1

The Associated Press TORONTO — Klay Thompson scored 25 points before leaving with a hamstring injury, Stephen Curry had 23 and the Golden State Warriors ran off the first 18 points of the second half on the way to a 109-104 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night that tied the NBA ...