National Sports

Dodgers rout Cubs 11-1 in NLCS Game 5, move on to World Series

CHICAGO (AP) — Enrique Hernandez put a Hollywood ending on an LA story three decades in the making. Fueled by Hernandez's home run trilogy, Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers are finally going to the World Series. Hernandez homered three times and drove in seven runs, Kershaw ...

Thunder take down Knicks; Raptors stop Bulls

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook had a triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New York Knicks 105-84 on Thursday night in their first regular-season game with All-Star additions Paul George and Carmelo Anthony Westbrook, the NBA MVP last season when he averaged a ...

Panthers’ QB Cam Newton opts not to speak with reporters

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has declined to speak to reporters for the second consecutive day. Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond said Thursday the former league MVP gave no explanation as to why he wouldn’t participate in his weekly news conference prior to ...

Hayward, Lin out for year, and many others in NBA are ailing

MIAMI (AP) — Brooklyn’s Jeremy Lin was horrified to see what happened to Gordon Hayward, whose season almost certainly ended in a most disturbing fashion five minutes into the Celtics’ season-opener. A night later, Lin met a similar fate. Here’s some of what should be celebrated from ...

Big Ten expands conference basketball schedules next season

NEW YORK (AP) — Big Ten basketball came to the Big Apple on Thursday for media day and a look at Madison Square Garden, where the conference will hold its tournament in March. “This is the mecca of basketball,” Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. “It always has been. And I think it ...

US women’s hockey team gets Wilma Rudolph Courage Award

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. women's hockey team received the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award on Wednesday night at the Salute to Women in Sports hosted by the Women's Sports Foundation. In April, the hockey team won its fourth consecutive world title and seventh in eight tries. The U.S. beat Canada ...

Nets’ Lin expected to miss season with right knee injury

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a ruptured patella tendon of the right knee. Lin was hurt midway through the fourth quarter of the Nets' 140-131 loss at Indiana on Wednesday in their opener. He landed hard behind the ...

Underclassman running backs fuel Big 12 attacks

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer The running game has become increasingly important in the Big 12 this season — with a host of talented young backs leading the way. Seven of the league's top 10 rushers were underclassmen as the league reached the midway point of the season, led by ...

IOC expects decisions on Russian doping cases next month

By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer Investigators at the International Olympic Committee expect to have "a number" of doping cases involving Russians at the Sochi Olympics resolved by the end of November, but they have no plans to dictate the eligibility of these athletes for next year's Winter ...

Buckeyes’ progress pleases Meyer as Penn State game looms

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A month ago some Ohio State faithful urged the benching of quarterback J.T. Barrett because of the anemic passing game. Now he's being talked about as a potential Heisman Trophy candidate. It's been all good lately for the fifth-year ...