National Sports

Cavaliers let chances slip away — again — in NBA Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) — They had their chances. All of these events were downright ideal for the Cleveland Cavaliers: Stephen Curry’s shooting game was awful for most of the night, Klay Thompson’s wasn’t much better, the Cavs led by as many as 13 in the first half and some non-producers from ...

Heimlich goes undrafted again as teams pass on troubled past

NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich, who as a teenager pleaded guilty to molesting a 6-year-old relative, was not selected in the Major League Baseball draft for the second straight year. Heimlich is a two-time Pac-12 pitcher of the year and is regarded as one of college ...

Witten retirement leaves Cowboys with unproven replacements

By Schuyler Dixon AP Pro Football Writer FRISCO, Texas (AP) — When Geoff Swaim glances around the film room at his fellow tight ends with the Dallas Cowboys, he doesn’t see Jason Witten anymore. As for what’s showing on the screen, Swaim can’t help but see familiar No. 82 because ...

Warriors expect Andre Iguodala to play in Game 3 of finals

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Golden State Warriors expect Andre Iguodala to play in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night. Iguodala has been dealing with a bone bruise around his left knee. He has not played since Game 3 of the Western Conference finals ...

Missing in action at World Cup: a plethora of club standouts

By ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer ROME (AP) — The man who scored the winning goal in the last World Cup. The best young player in the English Premier League. A striker who scored a total of 53 goals in Serie A the last two seasons. Mario Goetze, Leroy Sane and Mauro Icardi have achieved ...

Missy Franklin to return to swimming at European meets

By The Associated Press Five-time Olympic swimming champion Missy Franklin is planning to return from double shoulder surgery at upcoming meets in France and Spain. It will mark the first time that the American competes since the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Franklin is entered in the 50-, 100- ...

Beilein staying at Michigan after interviewing with Pistons

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — John Beilein is staying at Michigan after talking with the Detroit Pistons about their coaching vacancy. Beilein announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he's excited about coaching the Wolverines next season and in the years to come. A ...

Muguruza, Halep move into French Open semifinals

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN, AP Sports Writer PARIS (AP) — After Angelique Kerber's final backhand bounced out of bounds on Court Suzanne Lenglen, Simona Halep turned to her box and pointed to her head. Coming from a player whose mental strength has often been questioned, the gesture spoke ...

Masters of rock: Yosemite climbers smash El Cap climb record

By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Days after two of the world's most celebrated rock climbers twice set astonishingly fast records on the biggest wall in Yosemite National Park, they did it again Wednesday, breaking a mark compared with track's four-minute mile. Alex ...

Warriors, Cavs stars say they’re not going to White House

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Stephen Curry and LeBron James spoke their minds last year. They have not changed their minds this year. No matter whose team wins the NBA championship, neither superstar will be at the White House anytime soon. On the day when the ...