• The Latest: Andrettis sets sights on ending Indy 500 curse

    The Latest: Andrettis sets sights on ending...

    Updated: 40 min ago

    The Latest on motorsport's busiest day, with Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix followed by the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 (all times local): ___ 11:30 a.m. Michael Andretti would love to be in tears at the end of this year's Indy 500. After so many years of heartache for his family, Andretti is hopeful that his son Marco can finally end their long dry spell. Along with Mario Andretti, the three generations have made more than 70 starts in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and have just one win to show for it — Mario's in 1969. "I can't put it in words," Michael Andretti said as Marco's car was being pulled onto the starting grid. "It may be the first time you ever see me cry. It would mean

  • Murfreesboro hospice patient meets basketball player

    Updated: 41 min ago

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Back in the 1990s, avid sports fan Harvey Branch worked across the street from Shelbyville Central High School, home to the nationally famous Golden Eaglettes. He began closely following the winning girls' basketball team, which had garnered many wins and a national title, explained Branch's daughter Jennifer Frank. "I'd started playing basketball in Murfreesboro in 1990, after we moved," Frank said. "He saw Tiffany Woosley ... and he said she was a fantastic ballplayer and he said, 'You've got to watch this girl play. That's who I want you to play like.'" Twenty-five years later, life came full circle for Branch, who is now in Alive Hospice care, when the nonprofit palliative care agency hooked u

  • Lewis Hamilton wins thrilling Monaco GP ahead of Ricciardo

    Lewis Hamilton wins thrilling Monaco GP ahead...

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MONACO (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won an incident-packed Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday to get his Formula One championship bid back on track after a dismal run of eight races without a win. Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo started from pole position and finished second — after a huge blunder from his team which failed to have his tires ready — with Mexican driver Sergio Perez third for Force India. Hamilton, the defending F1 champion, started from third but soon overtook his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, and then held off Ricciardo with a gritty blocking move midway through. "It's been a long time coming to get this win — not only in the season but here at the Monaco Grand Prix," said Hamilton, whose only other Monac

  • Digital Film Connecticut

    Digital Film Connecticut

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    FILE -- In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw, right, sits with Maryland head coach Brenda Frese for a live interview with sportscaster David Lloyd, left, on SportsCenter at ESPN in Bristol, Conn. About a decade after the state had high hopes of luring major movies, Connecticut is now actively courting the television and digital media industry, working to attract and grow companies that can meet the burgeoning demand for the content used across multiple platforms.

  • Police: Pelicans guard Dejean-Jones fatally shot in Dallas

    Police: Pelicans guard Dejean-Jones fatally...

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment, authorities said Saturday. A man living at the apartment was sleeping when he heard his front door kicked open, Dallas Police Senior Cpl. DeMarquis Black said in a statement. When Dejean-Jones began kicking at the bedroom door, the man retrieved a handgun and fired. Officers who responded found Dejean-Jones collapsed in an outdoor passageway, and he died at a hospital. He was 23. "We are devastated at the loss of this young man's life," the Pelicans said in a statement. Dejean-Jones was visiting his girlfriend for his daughter's first birthday, which was Saturday, according to his agen

  • Mike Sielski: Ben Simmons’ college career presents a dilemma

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Ben Simmons blends in, or seems to. Is the prospective No. 1 pick in the NBA draft supposed to do that? Is he supposed to float like a leaf along the river of Southeastern Conference basketball? Simmons, the point guard/power forward from Louisiana State, has been regarded as the St. Edward’s Crown of this draft for more than a year. And the 76ers have less than a month to decide whether these and other questions about him are merely the nitpicking that’s expected in a second-by-second news cycle or if they’re something more. Watch an hour of Simmons’ tape, and it’s obvious how easily so much of the game comes to him. It comes so easily that you have to remind yourself of the work he had to have put in to refine tho

  • Padres rally again, but come up short vs D-backs, 8-7

    Padres rally again, but come up short vs...

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — The San Diego Padres turned a rout into a nail-biter Saturday night but came up short in an 8-7 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Padres trailed 8-1 through five innings but rallied to cut the lead to one with one out and a runner on first base in the ninth. Arizona closer Brad Ziegler, however, got Alexi Amarista to hit into a game-ending double play. "You've seen this year where we have innings where we can run off some runs, so we never quit," outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. said. "We pieced together some runs and brought it a little bit closer. We had some good ABs that last inning, especially against a guy who knows how to pitch, but we just fell a little bit short.

  • Miguel Sano's 3 RBIs leads Minnesota past Seattle 6-5

    Miguel Sano\'s 3 RBIs leads Minnesota past...

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Considering all the troubles of the first two months, the Minnesota Twins could laugh and crack some smiles after the wacky and unlikely double play to close out their third straight win. And it was a finish that, in his lengthy career, Minnesota manager Paul Molitor had never seen. "A lot of it blurs together after about four decades," Molitor said. "But to record a double play when there's not a force in order like that, in a situation where the tying run is 90 feet away, it's just a bizarre ending. But we haven't caught a lot of breaks and we caught one here tonight, for sure.

  • Seattle gets caught in wacky finish of 6-5 loss to Minnesota

    Seattle gets caught in wacky finish of 6-5 loss...

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Seager's attempt at being aggressive and putting himself in position to be the winning run turned into a complete failure for the Seattle Mariners — and one of the more unlikely game-ending double plays. "It didn't work out too well," Seager said. With the tying run 90 feet away, the Mariners' opportunity to pull out another ninth-inning victory turned into a comical game-ending conclusion Saturday night in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Seattle had runners at the corners and no outs in the ninth against Minnesota closer Kevin Jepsen, needing one hit or a deep fly ball to pull even. Jepsen got a shallow popout from Dae-Ho Lee that was not deep enough to score Shawn O'Malley from third for the

  • Angels slowed by Keuchel, fall 4-2 to Astros

    Angels slowed by Keuchel, fall 4-2 to Astros

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Things started promisingly for the Angels. Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each hit solo home runs in the first inning. Jered Weaver's offspeed stuff frustrated the Astros. Los Angeles couldn't capitalize, though, flailing away against Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel the rest of the night and ending up with a 4-2 loss to the Houston Astros on Saturday. Keuchel (3-6) had been struggling for most of the season and started the night 2-6 with a 5.92 ERA. He found a groove Saturday, though, retiring the final 18 batters he faced after allowing a leadoff single to Johnny Giavotella in the second. "We didn't get good looks on him after the first inning," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.

  • Goldschmidt homers in big inning, D-backs beat Padres 8-7

    Goldschmidt homers in big inning, D-backs beat...

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt is showing signs of returning to consistent All-Star form. The Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman homered and doubled in three at-bats Saturday night, helping his team to an 8-7 win over the San Diego Padres. Goldschmidt is 12 for 33 (.364) with nine RBIs and nine walks in his last 10 games and has raised his batting average from .222 to .250 over the past two weeks. "Just trying to hit the ball hard. I think just trying to make solid contact every day and hit some line drives," Goldschmidt said. "If you do that, they're going to catch some, but more often than not, you'll get some hits." Goldschmidt homered during a five-run second inning, Michael Bourn had three hits and the Arizona

  • Keuchel finishes strong to end skid; Astros beat Angels 4-2

    Keuchel finishes strong to end skid; Astros...

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel was all out of sorts. He had lost his last five decisions, his ERA was a dismal 5.92 and his record 2-6. Saturday night, however, all was again well in his personal pitching universe, the left-hander overcoming some first-inning trouble to return to his All-Star form. Keuchel retired his final 18 batters, and aided by Jason Castro's go-ahead homer, led the Houston Astros to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels to earn his first victory since April 15. "I knew it was going to turn around because I'm a pretty big competitor and I don't like to lose," Keuchel said. "Losing five in row didn't sit too well and I knew I was going to turn it around if I just st

  • Mets find help at first base, get Loney in trade with Padres

    Mets find help at first base, get Loney in...

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets found some help at first base following Lucas Duda's injury, acquiring veteran James Loney from the San Diego Padres for cash on Saturday. Loney has spent this season in the minors, playing well for Triple-A El Paso. He was batting .342 with two home runs and 28 RBIs over 43 games in the Pacific Coast League. Always a fine fielder, the 32-year-old Loney hit .280 with four homers, 16 doubles and 32 RBIs in 104 games with Tampa Bay last year. The Rays released him April 3 and he signed with the Padres on April 8. "He brings great defense at first base," said Mets catcher Rene Rivera, who played with Loney on the Rays last season. "He can step up and help us.

  • All engines go on motorsports' biggest day

    All engines go on motorsports\' biggest day

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    One of the busiest days in motorsports has arrived. Formula One starts things off Sunday with the Monaco Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg has won the past three races in Monaco and has a 39-point lead in the drivers' standings. Rosberg and defending champion Lewis Hamilton are racing for the first time since they crashed into each other on lap one of the Spanish Grand Prix two weeks ago. The Indianapolis 500 is celebrating its centennial Sunday, with the 100th running of the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing." James Hinchcliffe won the pole a year after he suffered life-threatening injuries during practice for the biggest race on the IndyCar calendar. NASCAR wraps things up Sunday night with one of its biggest races of the year, th

  • Thompson's 41 points, 11 3s save Golden State's season

    Thompson\'s 41 points, 11 3s save Golden State\'s...

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Stephen Curry turned things over to Klay Thompson, and his Splash Brother delivered. And when Curry came on at the end, the Golden State Warriors were assured at least one more game in their record-setting season. Thompson made a playoff-record 11 3-pointers and scored 41 points, and the defending champions forced a seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 108-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night. Thompson scored 19 points in the fourth quarter to help the Warriors overcome an eight-point deficit. "Steph told me before I went out in the fourth, 'This is your time,'" Thompson said. "' You know, put on a show out there and have fun.' I took those words to he

  • Utley answers with slam, solo HR as Dodgers rout Mets 9-1

    Utley answers with slam, solo HR as Dodgers...

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — After the New York Mets missed, Chase Utley connected twice. Utley hit a grand slam and a solo homer after Noah Syndergaard threw a 99 mph fastball behind his back, and the Los Angeles Dodgers went deep a season-high five times in routing New York 9-1 on Saturday night. In a scene that seemed inevitable since October, Syndergaard was immediately ejected following the third-inning pitch — which certainly appeared to be his shot at retaliation against Utley for the late takeout slide that broke the right leg of then-Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada in last year's playoffs. Plate umpire Adam Hamari tossed Syndergaard, sending Mets manager Terry Collins into a rage, but no trouble ensued between the teams.

  • Jaso sees same ol' Darvish as Pirates fall to Rangers 5-2

    Jaso sees same ol\' Darvish as Pirates fall to...

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — John Jaso singled on the second pitch from Yu Darvish in the Japanese right-hander's first start in the majors in almost 22 months. Pittsburgh's leadoff hitter struck out swinging the next two times, first on an 82 mph slider and then an 89 mph cutter. Same old Darvish, even a little more than a year removed from Tommy John surgery. Darvish struck out seven in five strong innings, hitting 98 mph in the first inning and sprinkling in breaking pitches as slow as 70 mph, and the Texas Rangers beat the Pirates 5-2 on Saturday night. "He's looking fresh," Jaso said after Pittsburgh's five-game winning streak was snapped.

  • Darvish wins 1st start since 2014 as Rangers top Pirates 5-2

    Darvish wins 1st start since 2014 as Rangers...

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yu Darvish hit 98 mph in the first inning of his first start in the majors in almost 22 months. Texas catcher Bobby Wilson is just glad he wasn't running to the backstop after that pitch, and a few others early in the Rangers' 5-2 interleague victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was the Japanese right-hander's return from last year's Tommy John surgery Saturday night. "In warmups, he didn't really let it go. And then warmups in the first inning, he didn't really let it go," Wilson said. "Then the first couple of hitters, he started letting it go and that ball jumped on me quick. The sinkers that he threw, there was a couple I'm just happy I got a glove on because they were that firm and that nasty

  • Vanderbilt, Southern California's Justin Suh lead NCAA golf

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Vanderbilt took a two-stroke lead in the NCAA tournament Saturday and Southern California freshman Justin Suh shot a 3-under 67 to top the individual standings. Vanderbilt shot an even-par 280 — with only four of the five players' scores counting in the team total — to reach 3-over 563 at Eugene Country Club. Matthias Schwab led the Commodores with a 68. "That was a Vanderbilt golf kind of day," Vanderbilt coach Scott Limbaugh said. "I'm so proud of the resiliency this group continues to show each time out. It was not a great start to the round today and I think having all five guys in there really paid off for us. The guys stayed positive and that gave us the opportunity to finish strong.

  • Gonzalez stumbles again as Nationals lose to Cardinals 9-4

    Gonzalez stumbles again as Nationals lose to...

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Coming off a miserable start, Gio Gonzalez struck out the first three batters he faced. After that, however, it was another struggle for the Nationals left-hander. Gonzalez didn't make it out of the fifth inning, and Washington wasted three home runs in a 9-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. The game turned in the second inning, when Gonzalez issued two walks before yielding three straight hits — including a two-run double by pitcher Adam Wainwright. "He had the two walks, which got his pitch count up," Washington manager Dusty Baker said. "That led to a big inning, four runs that inning. Then it really hurt when Wainwright got that double.