National Sports

‘I flinched’: Mickelson lets an opportunity slide at Pebble

By Eddie Pells AP National Writer PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — It was the kind of mistake that could cost a guy the U.S. Open. “I flinched,” Phil Mickelson said about a 12-inch putt that rimmed out on the third green Thursday. It was hardly the worst thing that’s happened to ...

Blues win 1st Stanley Cup with 4-1 win over Bruins

By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly scored for the fourth straight game and rookie Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins and their first NHL ...

Doc is in: Emrick not slowing down in his dream job

By Stephen Whyno AP Hockey Writer BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues’ morning skates are over and a handful of broadcasters have taken the ice to re-enact a play from this bruising Stanley Cup Final. In the otherwise empty stands is a singular figure having a good ...

Column: Heavyweights are suddenly fun once again

By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist Just when things were starting to make sense in boxing and the heavyweight division was shaping up nicely, a fat guy with blazingly quick hands wiped away most of the preconceived notions of where it would all eventually lead. Andy Ruiz Jr. didn't just ...

With Chara hurt, Bruins need help on D in Stanley Cup Game 5

By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy says Zdeno Chara will be checked out in Boston to see whether he will be able to play in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. Chara took a deflected puck off his face in the second period of Game 4 on Monday ...

Kevin Durant out for Game 3 of NBA Finals

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant still isn't ready to return for the Golden State Warriors as he works back from a strained right calf he suffered during the Western Conference semifinals. Durant didn't practice with the Warriors on Tuesday leading into ...

Konta sweeps Stephens off the court to reach French semis

By ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer PARIS (AP) — Sloane Stephens never stood a chance. Johanna Konta produced a remarkably dominant performance against last year's runner-up, winning 6-1, 6-4 Tuesday to become the first British woman to reach the French Open semifinals since Jo Durie in ...

5 players to watch at the Women’s World Cup

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer The Women's World Cup kicks off Friday in Paris. Twenty-four teams will traverse France for the next month in pursuit of soccer's most prestigious trophy. Here are five players to watch during the tournament: ALEX MORGAN, United States: Morgan was named ...

Blues top Bruins 4-2, knot Stanley Cup Final at 2-2

By Stephen Whyno AP Hockey Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan O’Reilly scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period for his second of the night, and the St. Louis Blues thrived in a chaotic Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night to beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 and tie the ...

Bell caps historic month in style, Pirates top Brewers 9-4

By Will Graves AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell finished off his historic May with two more hits, Starling Marte added three hits and scored three times and the Pittsburgh Pirates pounced on struggling Milwaukee starter Jhoulys Chacin in a 9-4 victory Friday night. Bell went ...