College of San Mateo was among the first of the state’s 88 community college baseball teams to reach 20 wins on Saturday, after sweeping all t…
Neither George Zaharias nor Davis Phillips was pitching a year ago.
Devin Saltzgaber, Sacred Heart Prep baseball. The Gators are off to an 8-2-1 overall start this season. Saltzgaber has five of those wins on t…
ZURICH (AP) — Indonesia was stripped of hosting the men's Under-20 World Cup on Wednesday amid political turmoil regarding Israel's participation.
Indonesia has been stripped of hosting the Under-20 World Cup after political turmoil regarding Israel's participation
Indonesia has been stripped of hosting the Under-20 World Cup after political turmoil regarding Israel's participation.
College of San Mateo was among the first of the state’s 88 community college baseball teams to reach 20 wins on Saturday, after sweeping all three of the week’s Coast North Conference games with City College of San Francisco.
WWE’s WrestleMania arrives this weekend to a massive audience and vastly larger sponsorship revenue as it seeks to establish itself as a serious contender for major dollars from such partnerships. Craig Stimmel, WWE’s senior vice president and head of global sales and partnerships, exclusively tells The Associated Press in an interview that sponsorship revenue for this year’s event has doubled to more than $20 million, a record for any WrestleMania ever. Those numbers are critical in light of the return in January of Vince McMahon, the founder and majority shareholder of WWE, who said WWE could be up for sale.
Dusty May is going to the Final Four and it's safe to say that few might have seen that coming. May had, to be fair, not much better than minimal name recognition when he took the Florida Atlantic job five years ago. That wasn’t the case with almost all the other FAU coaches over the years, names like Mike Jarvis and Matt Doherty and Michael Curry and Sidney Green and Rex Walters. And their FAU resumes don’t compare — some don’t come even close — to what May has done.
The Vegas Golden Knights visit the San Jose Sharks after Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals in the Golden Knights' 7-4 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
The Anaheim Ducks enter the matchup against the Seattle Kraken after losing five games in a row.
The Los Angeles Kings visit the Edmonton Oilers in a matchup of two of the top teams in the Western Conference.
The New York Yankees host the San Francisco Giants for the season opener.
The San Diego Padres host the Colorado Rockies in the season opener.
The Los Angeles Dodgers host the Arizona Diamondbacks for the season opener.
The Oakland Athletics host the Los Angeles Angels for the season opener.
Jacob Markstrom made 32 saves to backstop the Calgary Flames to a critical 2-1 victory over the red-hot Los Angeles Kings. Andrew Mangiapane and Walker Duehr scored for Calgary, which won its second consecutive game. The Flames moved within two points of the Winnipeg Jets, who occupy the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Sean Durzi had the lone goal for Los Angeles, which scored 19 in its previous three games. The Kings have been the NHL’s hottest team, entering the night on a franchise-record 12-game point streak. Los Angeles is two points behind first-place Vegas and one up on Edmonton in the Pacific Division.
James Reimer earned his third shutout of the season and the San Jose Sharks beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 to halt a nine-game losing streak. Reimer stopped 41 shots, including a diving paddle save in the second period. Noah Gregor, Kevin Labanc and Martin Kaut scored for San Jose. Connor Hellebuyck made 26 saves for the Jets, who went 0 for 3 on the power play. Winnipeg holds the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference by two points over Calgary and three over Nashville, which has two games in hand.
Memphis plays Los Angeles looking to continue its seven-game win streak. Wednesday's game will be the second meeting of the season between the two teams. The Clippers won the last matchup 135-129. Memphis is 28-19 against the Western Conference, and Los Angeles is 23-23 against conference opponents.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr remains hopeful that Andrew Wiggins will return this season after the veteran forward missed his 20th straight game because of a family matter.Wiggins has been working out on his own every day but when and if he returns to the defending NBA champions the training and medical staffs would need to evaluate his fitness and how much he might be able to contribute and how soon.
Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan McDonagh and his teammates took the ice on Tuesday night in Boston while thinking about the tragedy back home. On Monday, a fatal grade school shooting in Nashville left six dead, including three children. McDonagh said the team was thinking about the victims as the Predators beat the NHL-leading Bruins 2-1. McDonagh didn't fly on the team charter Monday. He stayed with his three young daughters in Tennessee and instead traveled to Boston on Tuesday. The Predators and Bruins wore helmet stickers to show support for The Covenant School, where three 9-year-old students and three adult staffers were killed. The Bruins also held a moment of silence before the national anthem.
Stephen Curry had 39 points with eight 3-pointers, eight rebounds and eight assists, Jordan Poole scored 21 with consecutive layups that gave Golden State the lead early in the fourth, and the Warriors rallied past the New Orleans Pelicans 120-109 in a testy, playoff-like matchup in late March.Klay Thompson scored 17 and hit five 3s to set a new single-season career high of 278, which lead the NBA.The Warriors moved up a spot into sixth place in the crowded Western Conference standings — a half-game up on Minnesota and 1 1/2 games ahead of New Orleans.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia could lose its chance to host a global youth soccer tournament, and its chance to qualify for the 2026 World Cup, after refusing to welcome a team from Israel.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sports gambling in North Carolina soared over a major hurdle on Tuesday as the House voted for legislation to permit, regulate and tax wagering activities less than a year after the chamber scuttled a similar effort.
Skier’s etiquette has emerged as a sticking point in a highly publicized trial where Gwyneth Paltrow is accused of causing a 2016 ski collision. Nearly every witness who has testified so far has been questioned about the tenets of a ubiquitous but mostly unknown skier’s responsibility code. Both Paltrow and the man who is suing her have claimed they were downhill on the slope, claiming they had the right of way when the crash happened. The trial has made “uphill” synonymous with “guilty,” and shone a spotlight on the legal implications of the etiquette rules that govern the expensive snow sport.
As the most eagerly anticipated season in San Diego Padres history approaches, it's not a stretch to say that owner Peter Seidler is as beloved as the superstar quartet of Manny Machado, Juan Soto, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Xander Bogaerts that will be on the field. As Seidler walked on stage for a panel discussion at FanFest on a brilliant February afternoon, chants of “Peter! Peter! Peter!” broke out from the crowd of several thousand fans jammed into a grassy park just beyond center field at Petco Park. Seidler has earned the kind of adulation that has escaped most pro sports owners in San Diego sports history.
Shohei Ohtani watch is on. Not Ohtani’s home runs or strikeouts or any of his magnificent numbers from the field. Nothing like that. It’s all about how much his next contract will be worth. Ohtani is among a group of players going into their final season before they are eligible for free agency. There is still time for signatures and press conferences before opening day, but history shows a new contract becomes less likely once the real games begin. The list of impending free agents also includes Aaron Nola, Matt Chapman, Teoscar Hernández, Ian Happ and Julio Urías.
Black female representation in the coaching and sports administrative ranks has often existed on a minute scale. That's true even in a sport like basketball, which along with track and field has the highest concentration of Black female college athletes. The number of women coaching women’s sports has increased in the past decade but Black women continue to lag behind most other demographic groups. Some Black female players say having been coached by a Black woman at some point in their careers was crucial to their development.
MLB The Show is breaking a video game barrier: For the first time, the franchise will insert some of the greatest Negro League players — from Satchel Paige to Jackie Robinson — into the 2023 edition of the game as playable characters. Video gamers are now able to venture into a storyline mode involving eight Negro League legends through MLB The Show 23, which released Tuesday. The narrative experience features short videos about the players along with gameplay focused on the epic moments of their careers. The game features other players including Buck O’Neil, Rube Foster, Hilton Smith, John Donaldson, Hank Thompson and Martin Dihigo.
GENEVA (AP) — Some Russian athletes can soon return to international sports, although their status for next year's Paris Olympics is still up in the air.
PARIS (AP) — A proposed French law for the 2024 Paris Olympics that critics contend will open the door for privacy-busting video surveillance technology in France and elsewhere in Europe passed an important hurdle on Tuesday with lawmakers overwhelmingly voting for it.
Bryant Gumbel will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 44th Annual Sports Emmy Awards on May 22 in New York. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences made the announcement on Tuesday. Gumbel’s career has spanned more than 50 years on NBC, CBS and HBO. He has hosted “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” on HBO since 1995. It has received 36 Sports Emmys.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Miller took 20 shots in the regional final for Miami and made them all, helping the Hurricanes rally their way into the Final Four. The personification of clutch.
The Texas Open is the last chance for a player to earn a spot in the Masters. Among those trying to get to Augusta National are PGA Tour rookie Taylor Montgomery and Rickie Fowler. Ten players in the Texas Open field already are eligible. The defending champion is J.J. Spaun. He earned his trip to the Masters last year. Now he needs to win again. The LPGA Tour typically holds its first major of the year this week. Now it's playing in the Los Angeles area as its opening major has moved to Houston in late April. LIV Golf is playing in Orlando.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. gambling industry is adopting a new responsible marketing code that will ban sports books from partnering with colleges to promote sports wagering, bar payments to college and amateur athletes for using their name, image or likeness, and end the use of the…
Neither George Zaharias nor Davis Phillips was pitching a year ago.
Devin Saltzgaber, Sacred Heart Prep baseball. The Gators are off to an 8-2-1 overall start this season. Saltzgaber has five of those wins on the mound. The sophomore left-hander earned win No. 5 in SHP’s two-game series opener against rival Menlo School, a 2-1 victory that saw him record his…
While some levels of baseball have now put a clock on the game, there is still a level of the game where time does not have an impact.
The Springfield Symphony Hall lists a capacity of 2,611. This is going to be a problem when the basketball world heads to western Massachusetts on August 12. Act surprised on Saturday when the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announces its class of enshrinees for 2023. Among the finalists: Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, Dwyane Wade, Tony Parker and Gregg Popovich. It’s widely assumed that they’ll enter the Hall this summer, in what will be a most star-studded event. And the ticket will be hot. More than 2,611 people will want to go to this. Probably more than 261,111 people will want to go to this.
Sergio Romo retired as a San Francisco Giant just as he wanted to do. The entertaining reliever and three-time World Series champion called it a career Monday night when he pitched against another of his former clubs — the Oakland A's — in the seventh inning of the exhibition finale for both teams at Oracle Park. The Giants reached out a few weeks back asking whether Romo might consider a last time on the mound. He drew a rousing ovation when he came into the game and again when he walked off. The 40-year-old Romo gave up two singles and a walk without getting an out. He also was called for two clock violations before his first pitch, but it hardly mattered on this emotional night in the Bay Area.
Portland looks to stop its three-game slide when the Portland Trail Blazers take on Sacramento. The teams meet Wednesday for the third time this season. Portland is 22-23 against the Western Conference, and Sacramento is 29-16 against conference opponents.
The Chicago Bulls take on the Los Angeles Lakers in a non-conference matchup. Wednesday's game is the second meeting this season between the two teams. The Bulls won the last matchup 118-108. Chicago is 20-17 at home, and Los Angeles is 16-20 on the road.
New Orleans comes into a matchup against Golden State as winners of five consecutive games. Tuesday's game is the fourth meeting of the season between the two teams. The Warriors won the last matchup 108-99. Golden State is 25-21 against the Western Conference, and New Orleans is 26-20 against conference opponents.
Nicolas Batum got all of his season-high 24 points on eight 3-pointers, and Eric Gordon added 22 points in the Los Angeles Clippers’ comfortable 124-112 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Kawhi Leonard scored 22 as the Clippers rebounded from an embarrassing loss to New Orleans with 20 3-pointers in an impressive outside shooting display led by Batum. Zach LaVine scored 23 points and Nikola Vucevic had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Bulls, who followed up their win over the Lakers on Sunday with a dud.
Jaden McDaniels scored 20 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves spoiled Sacramento’s hopes for a clinching party by beating the Kings 119-115. The Kings were hoping to end the longest playoff drought in NBA history in front of their fans, but sent them home unhappy. The Timberwolves won their fourth straight and completed a sweep of a back-to-back set at Golden State and Sacramento to tie the Warriors for sixth place in the Western Conference playoff race. Minnesota wasn’t fazed by the frenzied sellout crowd and pulled away in the fourth quarter for the win.
Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist in his 700th NHL game and the Colorado Avalanche won their third straight game, defeating the Anaheim Ducks 5-1. Bowen Byram, also had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche, who are one point behind Dallas for the Central Division lead. Jack Johnson, Valeri Nichushkin and Samuel Girard also found the net for Colorado and Cale Makar had a pair of assists. Jonas Johansson stopped 29 shots. Anaheim, which went 1-6-1 on its eight-game homestand, got its lone goal from Derek Grant. John Gibson made 39 saves. Trevor Zegras suffered a lower-body injury during the second period and did not return
March Madness: South Carolina, Iowa, LSU and Virginia Tech head to the women's Final Four this weekend.
March Madness: South Carolina, Iowa, LSU and Virginia Tech head to the women's Final Four this weekend.
The Los Angeles Rams re-signed defensive lineman Marquise Copeland. The move temporarily halts their wholesale roster exodus after the team’s first losing season in six years. Copeland spent most of his first 2 1/2 NFL seasons on the Rams’ practice squad before the team signed him to the active roster in November 2021. He has played in 25 games with nine starts on the line. Copeland is just the second free agent to re-sign this offseason with the Rams, whose roster has been badly depleted while the club attempts to reset its payroll after years of high-profile acquisitions
Soccer sensation Wrexham is coming to America. Not just on television screens, but on the pitch. The fifth-tier Welsh side has become a fan favorite since Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought it and launched a documentary series, “Welcome to Wrexham.” Wrexham will play Manchester United in a friendly on July 25 at 35,000-seat Snapdragon Stadium. McElhenney says Wrexham hopes to become America's team. Wrexham will compete in a $1 million, winner-take-all, seven-on-seven tournament in June in Cary, North Carolina. But the match against Manchester United in the United States will be much bigger for many reasons.
Ilya Lyubushkin is citing an anti-gay Kremlin law and fears of retribution at home in Russia for electing to not participate in the Buffalo Sabres’ pregame warmup on Pride night when players wore Pride-themed jerseys. The team announced Lyubushkin's decision Monday morning before the Sabres played Montreal. Lyubushkin is from Moscow, where he has family and visits regularly in the offseason. The defenseman was Buffalo's only healthy player not taking part in the warmup before participating in the game. Buffalo's remaining players took the ice wearing dark blue jerseys with the Sabres' logo on the front encircled by a rainbow-colored outline.
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto was ejected Monday in a spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays for an awkward ball exchange that followed a pitch-clock violation.
Tiger Woods and Mike Trout have joined forces in a new golf club. Trout is the three-time American League MVP with the Los Angeles Angels and a 10-time All-Star. He has always wanted to create a private club near his roots in southern New Jersey. It's going to be called Trout National — The Reserve. And he's signed up Woods' architecture firm to build it. TGR Design will create an 18-hole course, short-game area and practice facility. Construction is set to begin this year and it's expected to be open for member play in 2025.
San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher wants players to think defense before offense, and the approach is working. The fifth-seeded Aztecs are in their first Final Four in school history thanks to a physical defense that has stifled opponents. They held NCAA Tournament overall No. 1 seed Alabama to 32% shooting in the Sweet 16 before shutting down sixth-seeded Creighton in the second half of a 57-56 victory in the South Region final. Three of four opponents in the tournament shot just 32% against San Diego State, which ranks 35th in field goal defense.