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Martinez makes team; Pham optioned by Cardinals

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:21:00 -0500

Longtime minor leaguer has hit .378 with 13 RBIs for spring. Pham had been struggling at .209. Twenty-five man roster is set _ for now.

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Akron St. Vincent St. Mary beats Wauseon for its 7th title

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:14:51 -0500

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Senior guard Jayvon Graves didn't want Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary to settle for almost again.

Duffy, Kennedy will front Royals' rotation

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:14:40 -0500

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Danny Duffy will start on opening day for the Kansas City Royals after he began last season in the bullpen.

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Federer wins opening match at Key Biscayne against US teen

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:08:56 -0500

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer won his opening match Saturday at the Miami Open, returning to the tournament after a two-year absence and beating 19-year-old American qualifier Frances Tiafoe 7-6 (2), 6-3.

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Lynn, Gant, Peralta all out early in 1-0 Cards loss

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:09:00 -0500

Starter Lynn (back) departs after first inning. Reliever Gant (groin) leaves after second. Peralta (left knee) out in fourth. No injury appears serious. Win streak over at five.

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Baltimore's Adam Jones is back from Team USA

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:06:01 -0500

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Adam Jones provided perhaps the best highlight of the World Baseball Classic, when he took a home run away from Manny Machado with a spectacular catch in center field.

Boeser scores in NHL debut, Canucks top slumping Wild

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:59:27 -0500

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Brock Boeser scored in his NHL debut a day after signing with Vancouver, Reid Boucher added two in a four-goal second period and the Canucks defeated the slumping Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Saturday.

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Bobrovsky terrific again as Blue Jackets beat Flyers 1-0

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:59:09 -0500

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves in his seventh shutout of the season, helping the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 on Saturday.

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Ross, Cochran-Siegle win super G at US Alpine Championships

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:58:49 -0500

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — Laurenne Ross and Ryan Cochran-Siegle won super G titles Saturday in the U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf Mountain.

Minnehaha Academy tops Crosby-Ironton 47-36 in Class 2A

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:49:25 -0500

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnehaha Academy outlasted Crosby-Ironton and won its first title since 2013 with a 47-36 victory Saturday in the Class 2A boys basketball state championship game.

Notre Dame, Stanford meet for 3rd straight year in NCAA

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:38:08 -0500

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Notre Dame and Stanford have crossed paths so much lately in the NCAA Tournament their looming matchup in the Lexington Regional final seemed almost inevitable.

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Frankton cruises past Crawford County for Class 2A title

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:36:01 -0500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — From the opening tip it was clear that Frankton wasn't going to let Crawford County get anything easily.

Roster set: Introducing your 2017 St. Louis Cardinals

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:36:00 -0500

Matheny notifies Bowman, Socolovich, and Jose Martinez that they will come north with the Cardinals for opening night.

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Maryland team inspired by 7-year-old with muscular dystrophy

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:19:50 -0500

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — As Maryland's players prepared for their Sweet 16 game with Oregon they were thinking of a 7-year-old girl they consider a teammate.

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Lutheran East beats Columbus Wellington 43-38 in Division IV

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:17:15 -0500

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jordan Burge scored 13 points for Cleveland Heights Lutheran East in its 43-38 victory over Columbus Wellington in the Division IV final on Saturday.

Lletget, Brooks dropped from US roster; Arriola added

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:16:31 -0500

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Midfielder Sebastian Lletget and defender John Brooks have been dropped from the U.S. roster for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier at Panama, and forward Paul Arriola has been added.

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UConn advances to regional final with 86-71 win over UCLA

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:09:00 -0500

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Napheesa Collier had 27 points and 14 rebounds to help UConn beat UCLA 86-71 on Saturday, putting the Huskies in the Bridgeport Regional final.

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Freshmen lead 10th-seeded Oregon to 77-63 upset of Maryland

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:05:50 -0500

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Oregon's young players say they feel excited and loose. They play that way, too.

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Ailing Price making progress, able to play catch

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:58:43 -0500

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — While there is still no timetable for David Price's return to game activity, the Boston Red Sox got a small amount of good news on the left-hander's ailing elbow.

Post matchup could decide Baylor-Mississippi St winner

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:47:03 -0500

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For one of the rare times in their careers, Mississippi State's Teaira McCowan and Baylor's Kalani Brown will be at eye level with an opponent.

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Bengals release 8-year veteran LB Rey Maualuga

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:36:31 -0500

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals have released eight-year veteran linebacker Rey Maualuga, saying they were moving to a younger group at the position.

Europe Qualifiers: Bosnia hammers Gibraltar 5-0

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:33:42 -0500

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Bosnia and Herzegovina sealed its third World Cup qualifying win by hammering Gibraltar 5-0 in Europe Group H on Saturday.

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Ball bounces out of UCLA to NBA; Alford stays on as coach

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:32:02 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lonzo Ball is leaving and Steve Alford is staying. The expectations at UCLA remain the same.

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Arrogate comes from last to win $10M Dubai World Cup easily

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:49:56 -0500

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Arrogate showed his class again as he came from dead last out of the stalls to win the Dubai World Cup by an impressive 2 1/4 lengths on Saturday.

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Dan Fife gets first championship as Clarkston wins Class A

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:41:06 -0500

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Foster Loyer topped all scorers with 29 points to lead Clarkston to its first state championship Saturday, a 75-69 victory over Grand Rapids Christian in Class A.

Elite Eight-bound: Kentucky tops UCLA 86-75 behind Fox's 39

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:19:18 -0500

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — De'Aaron Fox credits some sticky Kentucky defense for the Wildcats' latest berth in a regional final.

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Mickelson, Johnson make Match Play quarterfinals in Texas

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:12:41 -0500

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson eased into the quarterfinals of the Dell Technologies Match Play with a fourth straight round in which neither trailed.

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Minneapolis North tops North Woods, Cook 96-49

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:10:17 -0500

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis North Community rolled past North Woods, Cook 96-49 during Saturday's Class A state boys basketball championship game at Target Center.

Indiana hires Archie Miller as new coach

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:08:57 -0500

Fred Glass wanted to hire a proven winner for Indiana's next coach. The athletic director didn't have to wait long — or travel far to find what he was looking for.

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Tindley wins Class A title with shot in final seconds

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:04:45 -0500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With a single field goal, Tindley's Hunter White changed how he would forever be remembered.

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Albania denounces 'extremist acts' of its fans in Italy

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:55:23 -0500

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's soccer federation has strongly denounced the incident that halted the World Cup Group G qualifier with Italy for nearly nine minutes on Saturday.

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Fredericks steps aside from IAAF work, to skip council meet

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:43:10 -0500

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Frank Fredericks has stepped aside from all his duties at the IAAF and "indicated" he won't attend its council meeting in London next month while he's the subject of an ethics investigation, world athletics head Sebastian…

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Valverde eyes Tour of Catalonia title after Froome fades

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:39:16 -0500

REUS, Spain (AP) — Chris Froome fell out of contention for the Tour of Catalonia after ceding over 25 minutes to leader Alejandro Valverde during the sixth stage on Saturday.

NBA bans Joakim Noah 20 games for drug violation

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:29:33 -0500

Joakim Noah of the New York Knicks was suspended 20 games without pay for violating the league's anti-drug policy.

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While open to talks with Cardinals this week, Molina 'not afraid' of free agency

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:30:00 -0500

Back from World Baseball Classic, Gold Glove-winning catcher says he doesn't want contract negotiations to leak into the regular season.

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Blues take stingy defense against Calgary

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:26:00 -0500

They've allowed only 14 goals in past 10 games, but now face an offensive-minded team that is in a tough playoff battle

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Pulisic becomes heartbeat of US team at age 18

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:19:45 -0500

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Christian Pulisic gallops elegantly past defenders like a gazelle, with the enthusiasm of youth and a sense of positioning that belies his inexperience.

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Booker scores 70 in Boston, but Celtics outlast Suns 130-120

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:56:54 -0500

BOSTON (AP) — Devin Booker is only 20 and already has a place alongside Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and just a few others in NBA history.

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Wisconsin in transition as successful seniors depart

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:50:48 -0500

Zak Showalter and Ethan Happ walked quietly down the middle of the court, arm in arm, away from Florida's celebration of a last-second victory.

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Powers North Central wins 83rd in a row and Class D title

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:15:24 -0500

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Dawson Bilski scored 25 points Saturday as Powers North Central won its 83rd game in a row and its third consecutive Class D state title with a 78-69 victory over Buckley.

Several women's players spurn worlds inquiry from USA Hockey

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:38:33 -0500

As sports organizations and notable hockey figures express support of the U.S. women's team, several players say they rejected overtures from USA Hockey to serve as replacements for the upcoming world championships.

Corning, Sadowski Synnott claim final WCup slopestyle events

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:32:54 -0500

SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic (AP) — Chris Corning of the United States and Zoi Sadowski Synnott of New Zealand won the final World Cup snowboard slopestyle races of the season on Saturday.

Barcelona plans Cruyff tribute at training center

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:17:39 -0500

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — One year after his death, Barcelona says it will name the future stadium at its training center after Dutch great Johan Cruyff.

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Ethics panel questions job for UConn football coach's son

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:03:27 -0500

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Office of State Ethics is questioning whether the son of University of Connecticut football coach Randy Edsall should be hired as the team's assistant coach.

Narrow trail is the path to glory at US Alpine Championships

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:26:28 -0500

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — To the casual skier, Sugarloaf's storied Narrow Gauge Trail doesn't seem so cramped or crazy. But that changes when it's prepared for competition and skiers are reaching highway speeds.

Lewis Hamilton takes pole in record pace at F1 Australian GP

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:30:59 -0500

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Something that surprised Lewis Hamilton after he posted the fastest lap ever at the Albert Park circuit and equaled Ayrton Senna's record of six pole positions at the Australian Grand Prix was that his time wasn't…

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Friday's Sports in Brief

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:37:28 -0500


Dempsey hat trick lifts US over Honduras 6-0 to rebound

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:37:42 -0500

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Just before they walked onto the field for a critical World Cup qualifier, American players received a message from Bruce Arena.

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Jayhawks coach Bill Self has mellowed over the years

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:26:47 -0500

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self has kicked out the signage on scorer's tables, tossed sweat-stained suit jackets and screamed so loudly at players and officials that his face turned beet red.

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Escalator fall ended US ski racer's career, launched another

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:16:49 -0500

His adrenaline rushing at the top, former U.S. skier Cody Marshall steeled himself to tackle the daunting course.

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Tipping Off: Reaching the Sweet 16 commonplace for UConn

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:02:08 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Reaching the Sweet 16 seems to be a rite of spring for Geno Auriemma the UConn Huskies.

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Elite! Chiozza hits 3 at OT buzzer, Gators beat Wisconsin

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:59:07 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — With 4 seconds left in overtime, Chris Chiozza took off with the ball, hoping to get to the hoop or find an open man. Instead, the Florida point guard stopped short right at the 3-point line…

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SEC, yes the football power, has 3 teams in Elite 8

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:46:37 -0500

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The chant "S-E-C" so well known around football across the South is coming to the Elite Eight.

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Hernandez, Araujo score in 1st half, Mexico beats Costa Rica

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:05:49 -0500

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Javier Hernandez and Nestor Araujo scored in the first half, and Mexico overcame the absence of half a dozen players to beat Costa Rica 2-0 on Friday night in a World Cup qualifying match.

Cardinals are serious about trying Adams in left field

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:05:00 -0500

If Adams does fit into the outfield on occasion, he would be the only lefthanded-batting outfielder (Fowler is a switch hitter) on the club.

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Cogliano's gift of a goal leads Ducks to 3-1 win over Jets

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:57:49 -0500

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have played locked-down defense since Christmas. The scoring just hasn't been so consistent.

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Warriors win sixth straight, beat Kings 114-100

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:53:56 -0500

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — On a night when the Warriors were uncharacteristically off while shooting from the perimeter, they made up for it with the type of ball movement that has become the norm for coach Steve Kerr's team.

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Sacramento Kings at Golden State Warriors

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:56:50 -0500

The Sacramento Kings (27-45) lost to the Golden State Warriors (57-14) 100 to 114 on March 24, 2017 at Oracle Arena. The game's stat leaders were all Warriors teammates. Stephen Curry led the game in scoring with 27 points on…

Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:56:31 -0500

The Minnesota Timberwolves (28-43) lost to the Los Angeles Lakers (21-51) 119 to 130 on March 24, 2017 at Staples Center. The game's stat leaders were all Timberwolves teammates. Andrew Wiggins led the game in scoring with 36 points on…

Brooklyn Nets at Washington Wizards

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:53:53 -0500

The Brooklyn Nets (15-57) lost to the Washington Wizards (44-28) 108 to 129 on March 24, 2017 at Verizon Center. The game's stat leaders were all Wizards teammates. John Wall led the game in scoring with 22 points on 9…

Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:53:44 -0500

The Detroit Pistons (34-39) lost to the Orlando Magic (27-46) 87 to 115 on March 24, 2017 at Amway Center. Terrence Ross of the Magic led the game in scoring with 18 points on 6 for 9 shooting. The Pistons'…

Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:53:40 -0500

The Atlanta Hawks (37-35) lost to the Milwaukee Bucks (37-35) 97 to 100 on March 24, 2017 at BMO Harris Bradley Center. The game's stat leaders were all Bucks teammates. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the game in scoring with 34 points…

Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Hornets

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:53:36 -0500

The Cleveland Cavaliers (47-24) defeated the Charlotte Hornets (32-40) 112 to 105 on March 24, 2017 at Time Warner Cable Arena. The game's stat leaders were all Cavaliers teammates. LeBron James led the game in scoring with 32 points on…

Denver Nuggets at Indiana Pacers

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:53:31 -0500

The Denver Nuggets (35-37) defeated the Indiana Pacers (36-36) 125 to 117 on March 24, 2017 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Nikola Jokic of the Nuggets led the game in scoring with 30 points on 12 for 18 shooting. Jokic also…

Phoenix Suns at Boston Celtics

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:53:27 -0500

The Phoenix Suns (22-51) lost to the Boston Celtics (47-26) 120 to 130 on March 24, 2017 at TD Garden. The game's stat leaders were all Suns teammates. Devin Booker led the game in scoring with 70 points on 21…

Philadelphia 76ers at Chicago Bulls

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:53:23 -0500

The Philadelphia 76ers (27-45) defeated the Chicago Bulls (34-39) 117 to 107 on March 24, 2017 at United Center. The game's stat leaders were all Bulls teammates. Jimmy Butler led the game in scoring with 36 points on 10 for…

New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:53:19 -0500

The New Orleans Pelicans (30-42) lost to the Houston Rockets (50-22) 107 to 117 on March 24, 2017 at Toyota Center. James Harden of the Rockets led the game in scoring with 38 points on 12 for 24 shooting. The…

Boys Division I: Roosevelt 54, James Logan 45

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:45:59 -0500

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Matt Mitchell's 24 points, 14 rebounds, five steals, and three-blocked shots delivered Roosevelt a 54-45 victory Friday over James Logan and the Boys Division I state championship.

NBA Capsules

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:42:07 -0500

BOSTON (AP) — Devin Booker scored 70 points, becoming the sixth different player in NBA history to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics got 34 points from Isaiah Thomas and outlasted the Phoenix Suns 130-120 on Friday night.

Boys Division III: Mission 82, Villa Park 75

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:32:55 -0500

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Niamey Harris contributed 31 points, seven rebounds, six steals, four assists, and four blocked shots as Mission defeated Villa Park 82-75 in overtime to claim the Boys Division III state title.

Chiozza hits 3 at buzzer in OT, leads Florida past Wisconsin

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:28:49 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Chiozza went end to end and made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Florida an 84-83 victory against Wisconsin on Friday night in the first overtime game of this NCAA Tournament.

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Stanford holds off Texas for 77-66 win in NCAA Sweet 16

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:25:18 -0500

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Stanford has become so accustomed to comebacks that the question wasn't whether it could overcome a halftime deficit to Texas, but how patient it would be in erasing it.

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Michael Porter Jr. changes plans, picks Mizzou

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:20:00 -0500

The nation's top-ranked basketball recruit coming home to Columbia to play for newly hired Tigers coach Cuonzo Martin.

NHL Capsules

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:20:10 -0500

PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Tavares and Anthony Beauvillier scored in the shootout to lead the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday night.

Lonzo Ball says he's one and done at UCLA, headed to NBA

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:18:44 -0500

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Star UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball says he's one and done at UCLA and headed to the next level.

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Cracknell gets 1st hat trick, Stars beat reeling Sharks 6-1

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:17:41 -0500

DALLAS (AP) — Adam Cracknell gave the Dallas Stars three goals from an unexpected source, while San Jose had more trouble getting goals from anybody.

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NCAA Tournament Capsules

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:13:08 -0500

Results from the regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament on Friday:

Blue Notes: Elliott, Allen likely to be opposing goalies

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:10:00 -0500

Brian Elliott and Jake Allen gave the Blues a solid 1-2 punch in goal the past two seasons, and it looks as if they’ll go head-to-head for the first time Saturday.

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Weekend sports on the air

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500


Nadal advances to start bid for 1st Key Biscayne

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:02:20 -0500

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Rafael Nadal's first fist pump Friday followed his second point in the Miami Open, when he kissed a forehand off the sideline to win a long rally.

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Molina sends message by celebrating in Puerto Rico before return to Cards

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Cardinals catcher, set to start at some point this weekend, asks U.S. outfielder Adam Jones for an apology -- as champs misread Puerto Rico's party.

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Division I Girls: Windward 53, McClatchy 41

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:57:49 -0500

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sophomore Charisma Osborne led Windward to a 53-41 victory over McClatchy with 26 points, five rebounds, four steals, and three blocked shots in the Girls Division I state title game.