National Sports

Nets trade Jeremy Lin to Hawks

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeremy Lin’s injury-plagued stint in Brooklyn is over. The Nets have agreed to trade Lin to Atlanta, the Hawks announced Friday. The move helps clear up the Nets’ logjam at point guard and sends Lin to another team that is also pretty crowded at the position. ESPN first ...

Here’s the catch: NFL refs thought they were right all along

By Schuyler Dixon AP Pro Football Writer PLANO, Texas (AP) — Walt Coleman doesn’t see the revamped catch rule as a big change for NFL game officials because the veteran referee believes they’ve already been calling catches the new way. If anything, Coleman figures there will be fewer ...

Dodgers’ Chase Utley to retire at season’s end

By Beth Harris AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chase Utley will retire from baseball at the end of this season, capping a 16-year career that included a World Series championship with Philadelphia and an elder statesman role with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The six-time All-Star said ...

Marc-Andre Fleury inks 3-year extension with Golden Knights

By W.G. Ramirez Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — It didn't take long for Marc-Andre Fleury to fall in love with his new hometown during his first season with the Vegas Golden Knights. Now, it looks as though he'll spend the rest of his career here. The Golden Knights agreed to terms ...

Anderson edges Isner 26-24 in 5th for 1st Wimbledon final

By Howard Fendrich AP Tennis Writer LONDON (AP) — Kevin Anderson won the longest Centre Court match in history and earned a chance to try to collect his first Grand Slam championship, edging John Isner 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 at Wimbledon in a marathon between two big ...

The Open returns to the nasty links of Carnoustie

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer Carnoustie is known as much for the calamity it causes as the British Open champions it crowns. Any mention of Carnoustie immediately brings back that image of Jean Van de Velde, equal parts tragedy and comedy, standing in Barry Burn on the 18th hole with ...

Police had previously responded to Bills star’s home

By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Police reports show officers responded to several nonviolent disputes at the home where Buffalo Bills star LeSean McCoy was attempting to evict his former girlfriend before an unidentified man bloodied the 34-year-old woman in a home ...

Ex-Knicks star Charles Oakley arrested at Las Vegas casino

By REGINA GARCIA CANO, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley is being accused of gambling fraud after a wager at a Las Vegas casino last weekend, casino regulators said Thursday. Oakley was arrested Sunday at the Cosmopolitan casino-resort on the Las ...

New Jersey businesses get $16M in sports bets in 1st 2 weeks

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Two casinos and a racetrack in New Jersey took in $16.4 million in sports bets during the first two weeks such wagers were legal in the state. Figures released Thursday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show the Borgata and ...

Wimbledon glance: Nadal, Djokovic to renew rivalry in semis

LONDON (AP) — A quick look at Wimbledon: LOOKAHEAD TO FRIDAY: This is the first time all four male semifinalists at a Grand Slam tournament are in their 30s. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic renew their rivalry in one semifinal, while Kevin Anderson and John Isner meet in the other. This will ...