MIAMI (AP) — The easiest way to explain what the Miami Heat are doing in the comeback department during these playoffs is simply to put up their numbers against the rest of the league.
When facing a deficit of at least 12 points this postseason:
DENVER (AP) — It was a popular theme before the NBA Finals started — about how the Nuggets, an up-tempo team with fresh legs that could exploit the mile-high altitude in Denver, would have a good chance to wear down the Miami Heat.
MADRID (AP) — Hanging from a highway bridge in Madrid, an effigy of one of the world’s most famous Black soccer players stands as a graphic reminder of the racism that sweeps through European soccer.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights were flying high after Game 1 in the 2018 Stanley Cup Final, having just beaten Washington and believing they were en route to a miracle championship for the first-year franchise.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo spoke of sacrifice Sunday, and what it takes for a hockey player to continue his journey this far into an NHL season.
With the Vegas Golden Knights up 1-0 in the Stanley Cup Final against the Florida Panthers, all the players’ personal lives are put on hold for the moment.
The first words from Rose Zhang after the 20-year-old Californian capped off one of the more remarkable 13-day stretches in golf were telling.
PARIS (AP) — Coco Gauff put aside a skinned knee and a bad stretch in the first set to reach the French Open quarterfinals for the third consecutive year with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Anna Karolina Schmiedlova on Monday.
DENVER (AP) — Victor Wembanyama’s next couple of weeks are now set: He’ll be playing in the French league finals starting this weekend, and then the San Antonio Spurs will almost certainly make him the No.
LE MANS, France (AP) — Roger Penske won the Indianapolis 500 on a Sunday and celebrated Josef Newgarden's thrilling win as if it was the first for Team Penske, not a record-stretching 19th for The Captain.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have hired veteran NHL assistant and AHL head coach Greg Cronin to be their new head coach.
Ducks general manager Pat Verbeek announced the decision Monday to hire the 60-year-old Cronin, who will be a first-time NHL head coach.
Alabama freshman DB Tony Mitchell says he wasn’t sure he’d get to play again after arrestJune 5, 2023 GMT
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama defensive back Tony Mitchell said he feared his football career was over after his arrest on a drug charge.
Canadiens sign Cole Caufield to 8-year, $62.8 million extensionJune 5, 2023 GMT
MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens signed Cole Caufield to an eight-year, $62.8 million contract extension on Monday.
The deal, which will pay the 22-year-old winger an average annual salary of $7.85 million, runs through the 2030-31 season.
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have reached an agreement to sign linebacker Leonard Floyd to a one-year contract in reuniting the player with fellow edge rusher, Von Miller, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Monday.
Vick, Fitzgerald and Suggs among stars on College Football Hall of Fame ballot for first timeJune 5, 2023 GMT
Michael Vick, Larry Fitzgerald and Terrell Suggs are among the college football stars who will be considered for induction to the Hall of Fame for the first time this year.
The National Football Foundation released Monday a list of 78 players and nine coaches from major college football who are on the Hall of Fame ballot.
Saudi Arabian soccer league to get more state funding from policy backed by crown prince MBSJune 5, 2023 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is already in Saudi Arabia. Karim Benzema looks sure to be next. And as the oil-rich kingdom pursues Lionel Messi as well, it is making sure that money continues to flow into the domestic soccer league.
Messi’s father says player ‘would like to return’ to Barcelona amid speculation over Saudi moveJune 5, 2023 GMT
MADRID (AP) — Barcelona has not given up hope of seeing Lionel Messi returning to the club despite increasing speculation about a pending move to Saudi Arabia, and his father said Monday that his son prefers to go back to the Catalan club.
Today in Sports - LeBron James passes Michael Jordan for most 30-point games in NBA playoff historyJune 5, 2023 GMT
1919 — Man o’ War wins his first race, a 5-furlong contest over a straightaway at Belmont Park. The 3-to-5 favorite wins by six lengths, covering the distance in 59 seconds.
This Date in Baseball - Trevor Hoffman becomes the first major leaguer with 500 career savesJune 5, 2023 GMT
1918 — Casey Stengel, after being traded by Brooklyn in the offseason, made his return to Ebbets Field a memorable one. In his first at-bat, Stengel called time, stepped out of the batter’s box and doffed his cap.
Even though Saturday's Belmont Stakes marks the first time Fox Sports has carried one of horse racing's Triple Crown events, the network has a history of covering the sport.
Fox has carried the New York Racing Association's summer meet from Saratoga Race Course since 2016 on FS1 and FS2.
DENVER (AP) — Staring down a 2-0 deficit in the NBA Finals, as the visitors in a hostile arena where no road team had prevailed in more than two months, the Miami Heat decided to do what they’ve done throughout the postseason.
NCAA champ Rose Zhang 1st LPGA Tour winner in pro debut in 72 years, wins Mizuho in playoffJune 5, 2023 GMT
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Rose Zhang lived up to all the pre-tournament hype as the next great women's golfer — at least in her first week as a pro.
The two-time NCAA champion became the first player in 72 years to win on the LPGA Tour in her pro debut, capturing the Mizuho Americas Open with a par on the second playoff hole against Jennifer Kupcho on Sunday.
BERLIN (AP) — The labor minister of Qatar, which faced intense scrutiny over its treatment of migrant workers in the run-up to last year's World Cup soccer tournament, was elected Monday as the president of the United Nations labor agency's annual conference.
Napoli searching for Spalletti replacement after title; Mourinho indicates he’ll stay at RomaJune 5, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis may be facing an even bigger challenge now than he did a year ago when captain Lorenzo Insigne, club record scorer Dries Mertens and defensive stalwart Kalidou Koulibaly left the club.
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid goes into the offseason knowing it will need to boost its attack after losing Karim Benzema and other forwards.
Benzema, the team’s top striker in recent seasons and last year's Ballon d’Or winner, decided this weekend that he will not be back after 14 years at the club.
MADRID (AP) — Mercedes came out of Formula One's Spanish Grand Prix with increased confidence after showing significant progress and finishing ahead of Aston Martin and Ferrari.
The calendar has turned to June and Miami's Luis Arraez is flirting with a .400 batting average.
Considering the last man to hit that hallowed number for a full season — Boston's Ted Williams — accomplished the feat in 1941 with a .406 average, it's safe to say that Arraez is an extreme long shot to hit the mark.
Detroit Grand Prix aims to make track improvements for 2nd year on downtown streeetsJune 5, 2023 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Grand Prix's short, narrow and bumpy track took some shots a day before the race returned to streets downtown.
Phillies open 3-game series with the TigersJune 5, 2023 GMT
Detroit Tigers (26-31, third in the AL Central) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (27-32, fourth in the NL East)
Philadelphia; Monday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Joey Wentz (1-5, 7.28 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, 40 strikeouts); Phillies: Aaron Nola (4-4, 4.70 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 65 strikeouts)
Astros take road win streak into game against the Blue JaysJune 5, 2023 GMT
Houston Astros (35-24, second in the AL West) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (33-27, fourth in the AL East)
Toronto; Monday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Brandon Bielak (2-2, 3.19 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 28 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (1-6, 5.46 ERA, 1.77 WHIP, 48 strikeouts)
Athletics look to end road skid, play the PiratesJune 5, 2023 GMT
Oakland Athletics (12-49, fifth in the AL West) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (31-27, second in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Monday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: JP Sears (0-3, 4.37 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 54 strikeouts); Pirates: Johan Oviedo (3-4, 4.50 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 53 strikeouts)
Cubs play the Padres with 2-1 series leadJune 5, 2023 GMT
Chicago Cubs (26-32, third in the NL Central) vs. San Diego Padres (27-32, fourth in the NL West)
San Diego; Monday, 9:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (0-1, 3.86 ERA, 1.82 WHIP, eight strikeouts); Padres: Blake Snell (1-6, 4.66 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 61 strikeouts)
Brewers bring 3-game win streak into matchup with the RedsJune 5, 2023 GMT
Milwaukee Brewers (32-27, first in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (26-33, fourth in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Monday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Julio Teheran (1-1, .82 ERA, .82 WHIP, five strikeouts); Reds: Andrew Abbott (0-0)
Cardinals face the Rangers looking to end road skidJune 5, 2023 GMT
St. Louis Cardinals (25-35, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Texas Rangers (38-20, first in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Monday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (2-1, 6.15 ERA, 1.71 WHIP, 16 strikeouts); Rangers: Martin Perez (6-1, 4.43 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 44 strikeouts)
Royals visit the Marlins to start 3-game seriesJune 5, 2023 GMT
Kansas City Royals (18-41, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Miami Marlins (32-28, second in the NL East)
Miami; Monday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Carlos Hernandez (0-3, 4.76 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 38 strikeouts); Marlins: Braxton Garrett (1-2, 4.22 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 54 strikeouts)
No. 1 Wake Forest dominant, joins Oral Roberts and 7 others moving on in NCAA TournamentJune 5, 2023 GMT
No. 1 national seed Wake Forest completed one of the most dominant runs through an NCAA Tournament regional Sunday and joined Oral Roberts of the Summit League and seven others advancing to super regionals.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jacob McNairy had 11 strikeouts over 7 2/3 scoreless innings, Mac Guscette hit a two-RBI single to cap a four-run first inning and Alabama beat Boston College 8-0 Sunday night to win the Tuscaloosa Regional and advance to the Crimson Tide's first super regional since 2010.
Oregon tops Xavier 11-2 to win Nashville Regional, reach super regionals for 1st time in 11 yearsJune 5, 2023 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Drew Cowley hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs as Oregon beat Xavier for the second time in three games, 11-2 Sunday night to win the Nashville Regional and earn its first berth in the super regionals in 11 years.
Roger Craig, former MLB pitcher and manager who was World Series fixture, dies at 93June 5, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Craig, who pitched for three championship teams during his major league career and then managed the San Francisco Giants to the 1989 World Series that was interrupted by a massive earthquake, has died.
Jimenez, Brown work 7 scoreless innings of relief, Oregon State eliminates Sam Houston at regionalJune 5, 2023 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Aiden Jimenez and Ryan Brown combined to pitch seven scoreless innings of relief, Brady Kasper's two-run single gave Oregon State the lead for good and the Beavers beat Sam Houston 3-1 Sunday night in an elimination game at the Baton Rouge Regional.
Norma Hunt, wife of late Chiefs founder and only woman to attend every Super Bowl, dies at 85June 5, 2023 GMT
Norma Hunt, the second wife of the late Kansas City Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt and the only woman to attend every Super Bowl, has died. She was 85.
The Hunt family, which still owns the franchise, announced the passing of the Chiefs' matriarch in a statement released by the team Sunday night.
Stanford wallops Texas A&M, 13-5, forces Monday showdown for Stanford Regional titleJune 5, 2023 GMT
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Malcolm Moore hit a two-run home run and Tommy Troy belted a grand slam, both in the seventh inning, as Stanford beat Texas A&M 13-5 Sunday night to force a winner-take-all showdown for the Stanford Regional championship and a berth in the super regionals.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Justin Storm pitched 5 2/3 innings of scoreless relief with 10 strikeouts and Southern Miss exploded for eight runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat Pennsylvania 11-2 Sunday night at the Auburn Regional.
Nuggets disappear in second half against Heat, suffer first home loss since March 30June 5, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Erik Spoelstra bristled at the suggestion the Miami Heat somehow solved Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets by allowing the superstar to score at will while taking away his passing lanes and his penchant to elevate his teammates.
PHOENIX (AP) — Marcell Ozuna stayed at home plate way too long admiring his 415-foot single.
The Atlanta Braves slugger spent most of the rest of the game watching from the bench.
Ozuna was removed from the Braves' 8-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the sixth inning Sunday after he failed to hustle on his long hit in the fourth inning in his second at-bat.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lucas Di Yorio scored in the first half, and Club León secured its first CONCACAF Champions League title with a 1-0 victory over Los Angeles FC on Sunday night.
León won 3-1 on aggregate after winning the first leg of the final 2-1 in Mexico on Wednesday night.
Arkansas tops Santa Clara in elimination game, 6-4, earns TCU rematch at Fayetteville RegionalJune 5, 2023 GMT
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jared Wegner and Kendall Diggs each homered and Arkansas beat Santa Clara 6-4 in an elimination game at the Fayetteville Regional on Sunday night.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Matt Hogan hit a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning and Oral Roberts beat Dallas Baptist 6-5 Sunday night to extend the nation's longest active win streak and win the Stillwater Regional.
Robinson sparks rally with big 4th quarter, Heat beat Nuggets in Game 2 of NBA FinalsJune 5, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Duncan Robinson flexed and then flashed his mean face after a cutting layup.
No disrespect meant. The Miami Heat forward was just having a little fun in the fourth quarter.
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — West Indies beat United Arab Emirates by seven wickets with 88 balls to spare as their first bilateral ODI series began on Sunday.
Opener Brandon King scored his first one-day international century with a run-a-ball 112 for the visitors — including 12 fours and four sixes — and Shamarh Brooks made 44.
French Open 2023: Coco Gauff and Iga Swiatek can set up a rematch of last year’s final in ParisJune 5, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Coco Gauff can get another shot at Iga Swiatek in the French Open.
GENEVA (AP) — When Kevin-Prince Boateng walked off the field to protest being racially abused by an opposing team’s fans a decade ago, he set soccer authorities on a path toward tougher sanctions in cases of discrimination.
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Blend in. Stay alert. Feign excitement if you must.
Among the thousands of fans in the stands at Europe's biggest soccer games are a few people operating undercover.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — When racism was rife in English soccer and hooliganism was on the rise, Black players were only just beginning to integrate into some of the league’s biggest teams.
Liverpool, arguably the most famous soccer club in the world at the time, fielded its first Black player in 1980.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is hoping that a couple days off will be all he needs to rest his bruised right toe.
Judge was out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers after he banged his right big toe while making a spectacular running catch in right field during the eighth inning of Saturday's game at Dodger Stadium.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Women’s World Cup-winning coach Wayne Smith has received a knighthood for services to rugby in New Zealand’s annual King’s birthday honors.
The 66-year-old Smith played 17 times for the All Blacks, was head coach and an assistant coach of the All Blacks, and was recently appointed a coaching supervisor for the New Zealand men’s and women’s national teams.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Jalin Flores hit a grand slam to cap a nine-run bottom of the third inning and Texas beat Miami 10-6 Sunday to win the Coral Gables Regional.
Texas (41-20), which also beat the Hurricanes earlier in the double-elimination regional, moves on to its third consecutive super regional appearance and fourth in seven years under coach David Pierce.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite battling injuries all season, the New York Yankees are still managing to pick up victories.
With AL MVP Aaron Judge sidelined after injuring his foot on Saturday, the Yankees got strong pitching and were able to use a little bit of small ball to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 Sunday and take two of three games in the weekend series.
Rousseau leads Quebec Remparts past Seattle Thunderbirds 5-0 for third Memorial Cup titleJune 5, 2023 GMT
KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) — William Rousseau made 32 saves in the first shutout of the tournament, lifting the Quebec Remparts over the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-0 on Sunday night for the team's third Memorial Cup title and first since 2006.
Bennett, Corona power Wake Forest past George Mason to claim Winston-Salem Regional titleJune 5, 2023 GMT
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Pierce Bennett drove in five runs, Danny Corona homered twice and five Wake Forest pitchers combined to allow just five base hits as the Demon Deacons rolled over George Mason, 15-1 Sunday night to win the Winston-Salem Regional championship and claim its berth in the super regionals.