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A’s lefty Manaea pitches no-hitter vs streaking Red Sox

By GIDEON RUBIN, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sean Manaea might've been the only person at the Oakland Coliseum who didn't realize he was still working on a no-hitter. After a dropped popup in the fifth inning, the Athletics lefty figured it was over. "I didn't even think about ...

LEADING OFF: Farquhar status, Yanks add top prospect Torres

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ FARQUHAR STATUS The Chicago White Sox will continue to monitor pitcher Danny Farquhar, who was hospitalized in stable but critical condition after suffering a brain hemorrhage. The reliever fell ill Friday night ...

76ers’ Simmons has triple-double vs. Heat; Pelicans advance

By The Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Ben Simmons had the first playoff triple-double by a rookie in nearly 40 years, JJ Redick scored 24 points and the Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Miami Heat 106-102 on Saturday to move within a victory of the second round. The 76ers lead the Eastern ...

Lee bloodies, beats Barboza by TKO in UFC lightweight bout

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Kevin Lee missed weight but was on the mark with injecting himself back into the UFC lightweight title picture. Lee pounded Edson Barboza until blood streamed down his face and won a 155-pound bout when the fight was stopped via ...

Could Ohtani emergence open door for 2-way college players?

By ERIC OLSON, AP Sports Writer Louisville coach Dan McDonnell is going to bat for two-way college baseball players. Here's his pitch: With the hubbub over Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani, he said, the time has come for collegians excelling as pitchers and hitters to get more ...

Kipchoge wins 3rd London Marathon; Cheruiyot gets 1st title

LONDON (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge swept to a third London Marathon victory and Vivian Cheruiyot won the event for the first time as Kenyans triumphed in sweltering conditions on Sunday. The 33-year-old Kipchoge ran the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 27 seconds to add to ...

Ex-Indians slugger Napoli to have season-ending knee surgery

CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Indians slugger Mike Napoli will have season-ending knee surgery after getting hurt in the minors. Napoli tore his right anterior cruciate ligament this week while playing for Triple-A Columbus. He will have the operation once the swelling goes down, and the Indians ...

Bogdanovic leads Pacers past Cavs in Game 3

By Michael Marot AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points, leading the Indiana Pacers back from a 17-point halftime deficit for a 92-90 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night for a 2-1 lead in their first-round series. Cleveland was 39-0 during ...

OF Trayce Thompson returns to White Sox; 4th team this year

By Jay Cohen AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Trayce Thompson’s fourth team in 3 1/2 weeks was a familiar one for the athletic outfielder. Thompson joined the Chicago White Sox on Friday after he was acquired in a trade with Oakland, returning to the ballclub that selected him in the ...

Confident Pacers eager to protect home court against Cavs

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers look loose and sound confident. They were laughing, smiling and joking around at practice Thursday as turned to a new task — protecting their home court this weekend against LeBron James. Sure, his sensational ...

Once long shot, expansion Vegas now best bet in NHL playoffs

By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer As an expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights have defied all sorts of odds. Long shots to even make the playoffs seven months ago, they are a favorite to hoist the Stanley Cup in June. Behind the stellar play of goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, the Golden ...

Karolyis to NBC: ‘No way’ they knew about doctor’s behavior

NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring ...

What gets a manager fired? One really bad stretch

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The line for losing a job is clear in most professional sports — cross the front office, wrangle with the star player, flame out in the playoffs, or put together one historically bad run at the start of a season. Bryan Price knows all about ...

Betts, Benintendi lead sizzling Red Sox past Angels, 8-2

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — With a homer-happy lineup and a lights-out pitching staff, the Boston Red Sox have been mowing down their opposition since the day after opening day. Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels were the latest contenders who could only ...

Players claimed off NHL waivers making most of 2nd chances

By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Colorado defenseman Patrik Nemeth set career highs this season in goals, games and perhaps even grudges. See what a little chip on the shoulder can do? Waived by Dallas in October, he was claimed by Colorado soon after and has played an ...

Youth baseball director: No player ever in danger

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire youth sports organization investigating a man's allegations that two baseball coaches talked about a plan to hurt his 11-year-old-daughter, the only girl on her team, to force her to quit says no player was ever in danger, but a coach has been ...

NBA playoff roundup: Mitchell lifts Jazz past Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Rookie Donovan Mitchell scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to help the Utah Jazz defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 102-95 on Wednesday night and tie their Western Conference playoff series at one win game apiece. Derrick Favors had career playoff bests of 20 ...

Hester, Forte to sign 1-day contracts, retire with Bears

CHICAGO (AP) — Record-setting return specialist Devin Hester and running back Matt Forte will sign one-day contracts with the Chicago Bears and retire as members of the organization where they starred. The team says they will make it official at a ceremony on Monday. Forte had already ...

Column: Some changes to help make baseball great again

By Tim Dahlberg AP Sports Columnist Attendance is down in baseball, though the sample size is small because the season is still young. What caused the drop depends on who you listen to. Unusually cold weather is surely one culprit, and escalating ticket prices are likely another. Teams ...

Golden Knights playing with house money in playoff sweep

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Golden Knights had modest goals in their first season. Put a credible team on the ice while attracting fans unused to a major pro league in Vegas, where gambling and big-name entertainers have ruled the desert city. Nobody said ...