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UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 6:44 p.m.

Angels place Andrelton Simmons on 10-day IL, Shohei Ohtani OK after scare

The Los Angeles Angels have placed Andrelton Simmons on the 10-day injured list after he sprained his left ankle during a loss to the Minnesota Twins. The shortstop suffered a …


Brewers’ Christian Yelich scratched due to back spasms

NL MVP Christian Yelich was scratched from Milwaukee’s lineup against Cincinnati on because of back spasms. Yelich leads the major leagues with 19 home runs and is batting .325 with …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

Bobby Wagner present, but not participating at Seahawks OTAs

Bobby Wagner will be present for the Seattle Seahawks’ optional offseason activities but he doesn’t plan to participate.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Pat Chun makes change in Washington State dugout, firing coach Marty Lees after four seasons

Marty Lees is out as baseball coach at Washington State University. The fourth-year coach has been fired with three games left on the Cougars’ schedule, WSU athletic director Pat Chun …


Marcus Mariota’s approach to final year of contract: ‘Let it ride’

Going into the final year of his rookie contract, Marcus Mariota hasn’t changed anything about how he prepares for this season. That includes no talk of holding out or public …


Derek Carr back for 6th year as Raiders QB after offseason rumors

Derek Carr has acknowledged that speculation about whether the Oakland Raiders would draft a quarterback this offseason was annoying, even if he was confident it wouldn’t happen. Coach Jon Gruden, …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 3:31 p.m.

NFL owners to consider tweaking pass interference reviews

NFL owners meeting Wednesday will consider a proposal to refine the new rule that allows challenges involving pass interference. They also may announce locations to host upcoming drafts. Owners voted …


Mariners’ Dee Gordon, Ryon Healy placed on IL, Anthony Bass signed

The Seattle Mariners placed second baseman Dee Gordon and third baseman Ryon Healy on the 10-day injured list and signed right-hander Anthony Bass to a one-year contract with a $950,000 …


Matthew Stafford endures ‘tough times’ after wife’s tumor surgery

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is juggling his job on the field and his role as a husband and father as his wife recovers from surgery to remove a brain …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Bruins will scrimmage to stay sharp for Stanley Cup Final

The Boston Bruins will hold a public intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday night to stay sharp during their 10-day wait for the Stanley Cup Final to start. Coach Bruce Cassidy says …


Wolves turn to Ryan Saunders to help lead franchise modernization

The Minnesota Timberwolves have reorganized again. They are turning to Ryan Saunders, who will be the youngest head coach in the NBA. New president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas liked …


Tim Connelly eager to finish what he started with Nuggets

Denver president of basketball operations Tim Connelly decided to stay with the Nuggets instead of possibly bolting for Washington. He got his start with the Wizards but he wants to …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 2:50 p.m.

Robert Kraft trial postponed while prosecutors appeal video ruling

A Florida judge has delayed the trial of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on a misdemeanor charge that he paid for sex at a massage parlor. Judge Leonard Hanser …


Royals, Cardinals postponed, will play 2 Wednesday

The opener of the I-70 series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals was postponed because of a forecast for severe weather and rescheduled as part of …


Mario Andretti savoring golden anniversary of only Indy 500 win

Mario Andretti sees the reminders of 1969 everywhere. His face, his race car number and the familiar STP logo are on memorabilia for this year’s Indianapolis 500. It is all …


Yannick Ngakoue rejoins Jaguars, vows to play even without new deal

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue emphatically says he plans to play this season even if he doesn’t get a long-term contract. The former Maryland standout and third-round draft pick …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 3:22 p.m.

Dodgers’ Julio Urias reinstated from administrative leave

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was reinstated from administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Urias was placed on leave while MLB officials looked into his May 13 arrest for …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

Buccaneers moving on from 6-time Pro Bowl DT Gerald McCoy

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are moving on from Gerald McCoy. The team released the six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle, describing the move as a mutual agreement after nine seasons. McCoy …


Luka Doncic, Trae Young unanimous NBA All-Rookie 1st-teamers

Dallas’ Luka Doncic and Atlanta’s Trae Young are unanimous first-team picks for the NBA All-Rookie team. Phoenix’s Deandre Ayton, Memphis’ Jaren Jackson and Sacramento’s Marvin Bagley III are also on …


Washington opens boat decontamination station in Ephrata

Boat owners can get their vessel decontaminated from aquatic invasive species for free at a new facility scheduled to open June 1 in Ephrata.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Ben Roethlisberger bothered by criticism but eager to move on

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he needs to do a better job as a leader in 2019. Roethlisberger received pointed criticism from former teammates Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell …


Focus moves off Fernando Alonso and onto the stacked Indy 500 field

The soap opera surrounding McLaren’s failed bid to qualify Fernando Alonso for the Indianapolis 500 is over. Attention has shifted to the 33 drivers in the field. The spotlight is …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 1:26 p.m.

Renaissance man: John Beilein ready to breathe new life into Cavs

John Beilein has coached at every level in college but says the Cleveland Cavaliers are his dream job. The 66-year-old Beilein who turned Michigan into a perennial power during a …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 7:27 p.m.

Storm lose Sue Bird for at least two months to knee injury

A terrible start to the WNBA season just got exponentially worse for the Storm, who will lose star point guard Sue Bird for significant time due to a knee injury.


F1 great and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70

Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 8:27 a.m.

A break: Warriors get another long break before NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors have clinched their fifth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals. By the time Game 1 of the NBA Finals arrives in either Milwaukee or Toronto on …


Yanks, Red Sox play on artificial turf London

The traditional rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will take a radical twist when they meet in London next month: They will play on artificial turf …


Illinois DE Roundtree injures spine in swimming accident

Illinois defensive end Bobby Roundtree was speaking, eating and sitting up after severely injuring his spine in a weekend swimming accident near his Florida home, a school spokesman said Monday. …


NFL Network to broadcast 10 Conference USA football games

The NFL Network and Conference USA have agreed to a four-year partnership that will put 10 Saturday afternoon conference football games on the network each season. The exact schedule will …


Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott detained by police at Vegas music festival

Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed by police after a scuffle involving event staff at a Las Vegas music festival but was not arrested. Police say the 23-year-old running …