National Sports

Celtics move on to Cavs with win over 76ers

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum caught a pass underneath the basket, shook off a hit and went up for the go-ahead layup with 23 seconds left and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-112 on Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. Tatum scored 25 points, Jaylen ...

Price diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price was diagnosed Wednesday with carpal tunnel syndrome after twice experiencing numbness in his pitching hand this season. Red Sox manager Alex Cora confirmed the diagnosis prior to a game at Yankee Stadium, which Price was supposed to ...

Mets bat out of turn, Reds rally for 2-1 win in 10th

CINCINNATI (AP) — The New York Mets wasted a first-inning rally by batting out of turn, and Adam Duvall led off the 10th inning with a homer that sent the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 victory Wednesday and concluded a series that will be remembered for an unexpected trade between the ...

No-Canada! Mariners’ Paxton pitches no-hitter in Toronto

By IAN HARRISON, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — James Paxton looked up at the 20,000 Canadian fans cheering for him and pointed to the giant maple leaf tattoo on his right forearm. The Big Maple picked the perfect place for the game of his life. Paxton became the first Canadian to throw a ...

NHL teams thinking outside the box to find coaches

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer Jim Nill could have picked anyone from an extensive list of experienced out-of-work NHL coaches to fill the Dallas Stars' vacancy. Darryl Sutter has won the Stanley Cup twice, Dan Bylsma once, Alain Vigneault has made the Final twice and Dave Tippett is ...

Jets’ Darnold using high-tech training that could help QBs

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold zipped pass after pass down the field, knowing each one of them counted. Literally. The New York Jets rookie quarterback was at his old stomping grounds of San Clemente High School in California last month, just a few weeks ...

LEADING OFF: Yanks face Boston, try for 17th win in 18 games

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: ROLLING Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees go for the 17th win in 18 games when they host the rival Red Sox in a matchup of teams with 25-10 records, tied for the best in baseball. Giancarlo Stanton homered ...

Warriors reach fourth straight Western Conference finals

By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After a Game 3 flop in New Orleans, similar to that lone first-round loss against San Antonio last month, coach Steve Kerr provided a quick reminder to the Golden State Warriors: It's not supposed to be easy at this stage — ...

Moran gets key hit as Pirates rally past White Sox 10-6

By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — When it comes to interleague play, the Pittsburgh Pirates sail along like no other team in the National League. Colin Moran hit a key two-run double, Jordy Mercer also drove in two runs and the Pirates beat the lowly Chicago White Sox 10-6 on ...

Mets trade former ace Matt Harvey to Reds C Devin Mesoraco

By Joe Kay AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Matt Harvey is getting another chance, this time with a historically bad team in a city that will have far fewer late-night temptations than the Big Apple. The Mets are getting a catcher who can help at their most unsettled position. The Reds ...

Paul scores 41 as Rockets eliminate Jazz 112-102

By Kristie Rieken AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul scored a playoff career-high 41 points with eight 3-pointers and the Houston Rockets beat the Utah Jazz 112-102 in Game 5 on Tuesday night to advance to the Western Conference finals. It will be Houston’s second trip to the ...

Saints’ Ingram suspended 4 games for NFL substance violation

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The NFL says New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has been suspended for the first four regular season games of 2018 because of a violation of the league’s performance enhancing drug policy. The league has not released details about whether Ingram has tested ...

Golden Knights’ magic ride heads to conference final

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The crew of castoffs that carried the expansion Vegas Golden Knights to a division title and two rounds of playoffs wins in a reality-defying season are more than just a feel-good story. They've proven themselves to be legitimate ...

LEADING OFF: Strasburg back in SD, Betts rests for Bronx

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOMEGROWN Washington ace Stephen Strasburg was born and raised in the San Diego area and was the overall No. 1 draft pick out of San Diego State in 2009. He returns home to start at Petco Park — Strasburg is 6-2 ...

Red Sox, Yanks bring 2 best records into fight for 1st place

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's most bitter rivals, ready to tangle once again. And this time, the Red Sox and Yankees bring the two best records in the big leagues into a fight for first place in the AL East. Following their throwback brawl at Fenway ...

Big Buff has Winnipeg Jets on verge of 1st West final

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dustin Byfuglien busted out his dance moves for a little celebration of his latest big goal, which may have caught many people by surprise. Not his teammates. "He's so loose before games," Winnipeg center Bryan Little said. ...

In the NBA playoffs, teams quick to tinker with lineups

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer The "Death Lineup" breathed new life into the Golden State Warriors. It was yet another reminder: In the NBA playoffs, where even a brief downward slide can be enough to end a season, even the best teams won't hesitate when they feel a need to shake up ...

Lightning back in East final for third time in 4 years

By FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning know the grind. Back in the Eastern Conference final for the third time in four years, the Atlantic Division winners led the NHL in scoring this season but have been even more impressive defensively through the ...

Fowler’s 2-run HR in 14th rallies Cardinals past Cubs, 4-3

By KURT VOIGT, AP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dexter Fowler had a flair for the dramatics during his two seasons with the Chicago Cubs, from game-winning home runs early in his first year at Colorado to the leadoff blast in Game 7 of the World Series in 2016. The St. Louis Cardinals ...

Kuhl, Rodriguez pitch 2-hitter as Pirates pummel Brewers 9-0

By JIM HOEHN, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers bring out the best in Chad Kuhl. Kuhl and Richard Rodriguez combined on a two-hitter, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Brewers 9-0 on Sunday. Kuhl is 3-0 with a 1.91 ERA in six starts against the Brewers, and the ...