National Sports

McDavid wins 1st Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Edmonton captain Connor McDavid has won his first Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player. McDavid claimed the award Wednesday night at the NHL’s annual postseason awards show at T-Mobile Arena, the new home of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. McDavid’s ...

Indians, Twins to play in San Juan on April 17-18 next year

NEW YORK (AP) — The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins will play a two-game series at San Juan on April 17-18, Major League Baseball’s first regular-season games in Puerto Rico since 2010. The commissioner’s office announced the matchups Wednesday. The Twins will be the home ...

Berrios’ arm, Sano’s bat key Twins vs. White Sox 4-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Berrios won his fourth straight start for Minnesota and Miguel Sano homered for the second straight game as the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Wednesday night behind two of their young stars. Berrios (7-1) finished eight innings for a second consecutive turn ...

Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft choices

By Greg Beacham AP Hockey Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights finally have some players to put on the desert ice this fall. Stanley Cup-winning goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, defensemen Marc Methot and Alexei Emelin, 30-goal scorer Jonathan Marchessault and forwards David Perron ...

Vegas holds all the cards with NHL expansion draft list out

By JOHN WAWROW and STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writers Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee had difficulty containing his excitement in anticipation of the NHL's expansion draft list being released. "The most fun I've ever had in hockey," McPhee said in a video posted of him ...

Ward celebrates big win while Kovalev plans protest

By TIM DAHLBERG, AP Boxing Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — After leaving no doubt who was the best light heavyweight around, Andre Ward talked about securing his place as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world and perhaps even one day moving up to heavyweight. The talk in Sergey ...

FIFA panel invites debate on ‘radical’ 60-minute game clock

By GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Football's rule-making panel wants debate on moving to 60-minute games and stopping the clock when the ball is not in play. Playing two halves each of 30 minutes' actual playing time would be a "radical change" to the Laws of ...

Wind howling as final round at Erin Hills gets under way

ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Players are on the course for the final round of the U.S. Open in blustery conditions at Erin Hills. The wind is gusting up to 25 mph with the forecast calling for it to go as high as 30 mph in the afternoon when the leaders tee off. Later today, Brian Harman, who is at 12 ...

Pete Rose unveils sculpture depicting his headfirst slide

By Joe Kay AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Pete Rose tugged on the edge of the tarp and slowly unveiled a bigger-than-life sculpture of one of his headfirst slides, revealing it from the airborne cleats to the ground-scraping elbows. The Reds’ banished hits king was finally in ...

Indians beat Twins 9-3 in DH opener

By Andres Ybarra Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Even after outscoring Minnesota 17-4 in the first two games of their weekend series, Cleveland manager Terry Francona thinks his team still needs to “really get after it.” Especially now that the Indians are tied for first ...