National Sports

Brooks Koepka sets the target at Bethpage Black

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — For once, everyone is talking about Brooks Koepka before he has the trophy from another major championship. Koepka was impossible to ignore in the opening round of the PGA Championship, partly because he was playing with Tiger Woods, ...

Yelich hits 17th, 18th homers as Brewers rout Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his major league-leading 17th and 18th homers to help Zach Davies and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-3 Thursday. Yasmani Grandal and Mike Moustakas also went deep as the Brewers won their third in a row. Davies (5-0) allowed ...

Warriors rally from 15 down at halftime, hold off Blazers

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — These Golden State Warriors have long been able to score in fabulous, jaw-dropping flurries. Down by eight to the Portland Trail Blazers at home with 4½ minutes to go, they needed every last burst, perfect pass, driving layup and ...

Carli Lloyd helps US to 5-0 win over New Zealand

By STEVE OVERBEY Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carli Lloyd left no doubt. She hates her role as a super sub for the U.S. women's national team. "If I liked coming off the bench there would be something wrong," Lloyd said. "That's not my mindset." Lloyd may not like it, but she does it ...

Karlsson, Sharks beat Blues 5-4 in OT after controversial no-call

By Joe Harris Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Erik Karlsson scored 5:23 into overtime after the officials missed a hand pass by Timo Meier, and the San Jose Sharks rallied to beat the St. Louis Blues 5-4 on Wednesday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference final. Meier used ...

Bucks finish with a flourish, rally to top Raptors

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brook Lopez scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied in the final minutes to beat the Toronto Raptors 108-100 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on ...

Alonso crashes early in 2nd day of Indy 500 practice

By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — McLaren’s highly anticipated return to the Indianapolis 500 got off to a brutal start Wednesday following Fernando Alonso’s crash on the second day of practice. Alonso hit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway wall three times and ...

Magic Johnson, Larry Bird to get Lifetime Achievement Award

By Brian Mahoney AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, whose coast-to-coast rivalry in the 1980s propelled the NBA to a new level of popularity, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Hall of Famers and 1992 U.S. Olympic teammates will ...

Martinez 2 HRs, Chavis 5 RBIs as Red Sox pound M’s 11-2

By KEN POWTAK Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit two homers, rookie Michael Chavis drove in five runs and the surging Boston Red Sox beat the stumbling Seattle Mariners 11-2 to complete a three-game sweep Sunday at soggy Fenway Park. It was the fifth straight win and 16th in ...

Djokovic beats Tsitsipas to win his 3rd Madrid Open title

By TALES AZZONI AP Sports Writer MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to win his third Madrid Open title on Sunday, tying Rafael Nadal for most Masters 1000 trophies with 33. It was the second title of the season for the top-ranked Djokovic, adding to his ...