National Sports

Newman doubles in 10th, Pirates beat Reds 6-5

By ALAN SAUNDERS Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Newman put the ball in the left-center gap — the most spacious place in PNC Park — and Francisco Cervelli turned on the jets. Newman lined a double in the 10th inning and Cervelli scored from first base, diving home with the ...

Nets bolster playoff hopes with win against Bucks

By Charles F. Gardner Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jared Dudley brought a veteran's presence and poise to a tense situation, helping the Brooklyn Nets to a crucial win in their bid for the playoffs. Dudley's offensive rebound set up Joe Harris' go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:24 left in ...

Guy hits FTs on disputed foul, Virginia shocks Auburn

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — From one-and-done to NCAA Tournament miracle men, Virginia will play in the national championship game for the first time after pulling off another last-second stunner on a disputed foul with 0.6 seconds left. Kyle Guy made ...

Things to know for the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Following an epic Elite Eight and a week of buildup, the Final Four is finally here. Michigan State is the regular, making its eighth appearance in the national semifinals of the NCAA Tournament under Tom Izzo. The Spartans will face ...

Auburn’s Bruce Pearl has sheen of sweat, slime and success

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There is a sheen that always seems to glisten on Auburn coach Bruce Pearl. You see, he sweats. A lot. He mostly keeps his suit jacket on during games, but Pearl peeled it off in the second half a regional final victory over Kentucky ...

Notre Dame and Baylor to meet in Sunday’s title game

By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw is excited that Sunday's night championship game will have two women coaches. The Fighting Irish will be looking to join UConn, Tennessee and Southern Cal in winning consecutive titles during the NCAA era ...

Brewers hit 5 home runs, send Cubs to 6th loss in row, 13-10

By RICH ROVITO Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers used a power surge to maintain their strong start and keep the Chicago Cubs reeling. Facing off for the first time this season on Friday night, the Brewers outslugged the Cubs 13-10 in an early season showdown of teams ...

Musgrove outduels Gray, Pirates hand Reds 3rd shutout in row

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Whatever chance the Pittsburgh Pirates have of elbowing their way into the conversation in the NL Central hinges largely on their starting rotation living up to the hype. A week in, all that talk looks legit. Playing the struggling ...

Yankees’ Stanton on 10-day injured list with strained biceps

NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton joined the New York Yankees' lengthy injured list after straining his left biceps, an injury that could cause him to miss much of April. Stanton got hurt fouling off a 3-1 fastball from Baltimore's Dylan Bundy in the third inning of Sunday's 7-5 loss. ...

Big catch: Browns welcome Odell Beckham after ‘surreal’ trade

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. looked at quarterback Baker Mayfield seated to his left, Jarvis Landry to his right and Myles Garrett at the end of the dais. “This can’t be real,” Beckham said, a tuft of bleached blond hair poking out from under his orange cap. This was no April ...