Column: Beyond kneeling, T-shirts, sports push major changes
ATLANTA (AP) — Kneeling is a powerful gesture. T-shirts send a meaningful message. Locking arms is a mighty symbol of unity in these troubled times.
So far in MLB, West is best at avoiding COVID-19 disruption
PHOENIX (AP) — It was a rarity at the time and provided a very 2020-style photo op: Oakland's masked first baseman Matt Olson chatting with Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout, who was also masked as he prepared to run the bases.
The Latest: Fowler misses 6-inch putt that could be costly
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The latest from the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park: ___ Cameron Tringale has been disqualified from the PGA Championship for signing an incorrect scorecard.
College football players, parents, unite to be heard
As college sports leaders worked to figure out how to play football through the pandemic, former NFL star Chris Hinton and wife Mya noticed something was missing when they watched and read news coverage.
No set guidelines for calling off US Open if COVID outbreak
A player testing positive for COVID-19 will be dropped from the U.S. Open, but the U.S. Tennis Association has not established how many infected participants would force the Grand Slam tournament to be called off.
Islanders advance with 5-1 win over Panthers
TORONTO (AP) — The New York Islanders like to rely on defenseman Ryan Pulock's blistering point shot to help generate offense. On Friday, they advanced to the first round of the NHL playoffs courtesy of Pulock using his stick to make a clutch defensive play and secure a preliminary round series-clinching 5-1 win over Florida in Game 4 of their best-of-five series.
White, Poeltl lead Spurs past short-handed Jazz 119-111
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jakob Poeltl knew the Utah Jazz were going to try to take away the perimeter. So he took advantage of the interior scoring repeatedly on pick-and-roll and interior moves.
Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday.
Newton embracing new challenge, fresh start with Patriots
Cam Newton is the first to admit he’s still getting used to his new life as a member of the New England Patriots. Everything feels strange, from his morning ride to the stadium, to just putting on gear with different colors and insignia for the first time in nine NFL seasons.
Giants' Baker charged in robbery; Dunbar won't be prosecuted
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker was formally charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm in connection with a fight at a cookout in May, a prosecutor said Friday.
In the bubble, the Phoenix Suns have been perfect so far
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The last time Devin Booker walked off the court as a winner in four consecutive games, these were the opponents: Hampton, Cincinnati, West Virginia and Notre Dame.
World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg to make 2020 debut Sunday
WASHINGTON (AP) — World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut for the Washington Nationals on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles after being sidelined by a nerve problem in his pitching hand.
US Open loses 2 more top-10 women: Svitolina, Bertens
NEW YORK (AP) — Two more top-10 women -- Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens -- will miss the U.S. Open, joining No. 1-ranked Ash Barty in skipping the Grand Slam tennis tournament during the coronavirus pandemic.
Israeli racewalker recalls surviving 1972 Munich massacre
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games.
Israeli team's massacre overshadows sports at 1972 Olympics
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The 1972 Munich Olympics were marked by historic achievements and unprecedented controversy but will be forever defined by devastating catastrophe.
Day turns up heat in warmer-than-expected Round 1 of PGA
Bad backs, creaky knees, hardly any applause and one guy who even snapped his driver in two — there was still plenty to complain about as golf’s first major of the COVID-19 era finally got underway.
Palermo sets example for the return of tour-level tennis
ROME (AP) — The only player who tested positive for the coronavirus was withdrawn from the tournament without ever setting foot at the venue.
Salary caps for teams in lower leagues of English football
LONDON (AP) — Clubs in the third and fourth professional divisions in English football have voted to introduce squad salary caps.
Marlins' 6-1 start is reminiscent of the 1899 Perfectos
Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly was talking about this week’s doubleheader sweep at Baltimore that involved a parade of relievers, including several newcomers rescued from unemployment, and after naming three of them he drew a blank.
Barca may need youth to get past Napoli, reach CL final 8
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona coach Quique Setién says that he is ready to count on youngsters Ansu Fati and Riqui Puig to eliminate Napoli and advance to the Champions League final eight in Portugal.
Lakers not exactly rolling along as playoffs approach
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — This is the land of in-between for the Los Angeles Lakers. Games right now matter, in the sense that only three contests are left to build momentum for the postseason.
Texas Tech women's coach fired one day after report of abuse
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech fired women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings on Thursday, a day after a scathing newspaper report alleging a culture of abuse in her program.
Dubois caps hat trick in OT, Blue Jackets put Leafs on brink
TORONTO (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois got his third goal of the game 18:24 into overtime, finishing the Columbus Blue Jackets comeback from three goals down to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their playoff qualifying series.
Yelich hits inside-the-park homer, Brewers beat White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his first career inside-the-park homer and walked four times, helping the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago White Sox 8-3 on Thursday night.
A's coach apologizes for apparent Nazi salute
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson has apologized for raising his arm during a postgame celebration in what looked like a Nazi salute.