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UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 7:22 p.m.

Idaho state softball: Lake City puts undefeated season on the line

The Idaho state softball tournaments are in North Idaho this year. First- and second-round games are Friday at several locations hosting schools vying for a state title.


Indians’ Mike Clevinger making fast recovery from back strain

Mike Clevinger’s comeback is speeding along like one of his fastballs. Cleveland’s starting pitcher has made startling progress from an upper back strain that threatened his season and was expected …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

Tough, talented War of Will looks to wow in Preakness

War of Will came out of a rough race at the Kentucky Derby unscathed, surprisingly frisky and primed to show what he can do in the Preakness.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson suspended 6 games for PED violation

Arizona Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy. The NFL did not specify …


U.S. midfielder Tyler Adams recovered from adductor injury

American midfielder Tyler Adams has recovered from an adductor injury that has sidelined him for more than a month and could play in RB Leipzig’s Bundesliga finale this weekend. The …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

Mariners recall OF Mallex Smith from Tacoma, option IF Shed Long

The Seattle Mariners have recalled outfielder Mallex Smith after a couple of weeks with Triple-A Tacoma to work on his approach at the plate.


Tiger Woods 9 shots behind Brooks Koepka after 72 in 1st round of PGA

The PGA Championship began poorly for Tiger Woods. Although he got masterful in the middle of the round, things then fell apart down the stretch. Not making any of it …


Fellow coaches expect Ralph Krueger to thrive, adjust with Sabres

Fellow coaches expect Ralph Krueger to thrive and adjust to changing times in his NHL return with the Buffalo Sabres. Coaches who have worked closely with Krueger say his meticulous …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 1:15 p.m.

Twins move on from struggling reliever Addison Reed

The Minnesota Twins have designated relief pitcher Addison Reed for assignment. The 30-year-old right-hander had a rocky start to his rehabilitation assignment for a sprained thumb on his non-throwing hand …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 2:33 p.m.

League of her own: woman in Puerto Rico baseball tournament

For the first time in Puerto Rico, a woman is set to play for a team in a popular semi-pro baseball league on the island. Diamilette Quiles will play first …


Alexander Rossi shuts down free agency talk to focus on Indy 500

American IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi is in a contract year with Andretti Autosport. There has been speculation he will be courted by Team Penske. Rossi says now is not the …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 4:37 p.m.

Tommy Fleetwood shoots 67, finishes 1st round of PGA in 3rd place

U.S. Open runner-up Tommy Fleetwood was back on Long Island for another major, and once again he was looking up at Brooks Koepka on the leaderboard. Fleetwood shot a 3-under …


Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez appeals suspension

Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez has appealed his 15-day suspension by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. He says the stewards’ penalty for failing to control the horse in the Kentucky …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 5:54 p.m.

Brooks Koepka off to record-setting start at PGA Championship; Clarkston native Joel Dahmen shoots even par

Brooks Koepka delivered on the biggest stage again, this time with Tiger Woods at his side. Koepka had a 7-under 63, making him the first player in 101 years of …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 2:24 p.m.

Bullying probe calls for sensitivity training for WADA

Among the conclusions from an investigation into bullying against WADA athlete’s rep Beckie Scott was that the agency’s leaders undergo sensitivity training. While concluding no bullying existed, investigators found a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 3:28 p.m.

Mid-major to millions: Ja Morant’s life is changing quickly

Here’s how much everything has changed for Ja Morant in the last 12 months: He’s gone from being considered the No. 3 option at Murray State to the possible No. …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 3:37 p.m.

Nats’ Anibal Sanchez strains hamstring, will go on injured list

Nationals pitcher Anibal Sanchez will go on the injured list after leaving in the second inning of Washington’s 7-6 win against the New York Mets. Sanchez is a 35-year-old right-hander. …


Yale basketball coach James Jones signs extension through 2025-26

Yale men’s basketball coach James Jones has signed a contract extension to keep him at the school through the 2025-26 season. Jones is coming off a 22-8 record and an …


UNLV adds graduate transfers Vitaliy Shibel and Elijah Mitrou-Long

UNLV has added graduate transfers Elijah Mitrou-Long from Texas and Vitaliy Shibel from Arizona State. Both players will be eligible during new Runnin’ Rebels coach T.J. Otzelberger’s first season in …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 11:48 a.m.

Predators, Nashville agree to 30-year arena lease extension

The Nashville Predators have agreed to a new 30-year lease deal that will help keep the franchise in Music City through 2049. The Predators announced the agreement at a Metro …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

McLaren misses entire day of Indy 500 practice fixing car

McLaren’s miserable return to the Indianapolis 500 continued when it lost an entire day of practice to car repairs. McLaren was working on the backup car for Fernando Alonso, who …


Stars defenseman Esa Lindell signs new $34.8M, 6-year contract

Dallas Stars defenseman Esa Lindell has signed a $34.8 million, six-year contract. Lindell had a plus-14 rating and a team-high 161 blocked shots during the regular season. The Stars made …


Palermo still waiting to see where it will play next season

Palermo is waiting to see if it will compete for a spot in Serie A, end up staying in Serie B, or even get relegated to Serie C. The Sicilian …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:48 a.m.

Matt Damon, Christian Bale to serve as Indy 500 starters

Academy Award-winning actors Matt Damon and Christian Bale will wave the green flag as honorary starters for this year’s Indianapolis 500. The two are co-starting in the movie “Ford v …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 10 a.m.

WNBA star Liz Cambage traded from Dallas to Las Vegas

The Dallas Wings have traded WNBA star Liz Cambage to Las Vegas for Moriah Jefferson, Isabelle Harrison and the Aces’ first two picks in 2020. Cambage is a 6-foot-8 Australian …


Marseille’s ‘Champions Project’ in tatters

For a long time, Marseille competed with Paris Saint-Germain for French football’s supremacy. Once intense, their rivalry does not exist anymore and is just part of the domestic scene folklore. …


Arsenal criticizes selection of Baku as Europa League host

Arsenal says the choice of Azerbaijan capital Baku to host the Europa League final has caused “unacceptable” problems for fans. Arsenal and Chelsea have been given just 6,000 tickets each …


Man City, Watford seek landmark win in FA Cup final

Manchester City and Watford contest the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. City is looking to complete an unprecedented domestic treble that would bolster its status as possibly …


Sao Paulo council allows sale of Brazil GP track Interlagos

The Interlagos track which hosts the Brazilian Grand Prix could soon be up for sale. Sao Paulo city council approved a bill that allows the sale by a vote of …


UEFA investigators send Manchester City case to judges

Manchester City’s possible one-year ban from the Champions League is in the hands of a panel of independent judges. UEFA says its club finance investigators have sent the file on …