May 12, 2015

England hires Andrew Strauss as director of cricket, fires Peter Moores as coach in overhaul

By Steve Douglas THE ASSOCIATED PRESS England appointed former captain Andrew Strauss as its new director of cricket on Saturday and announced the departure of head […]
May 12, 2015

Gerrit Coles pitches 7 innings as Pittsburgh Pirates edge Philadelphia Phillies 4 3

By Aaron Bracy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA _ The slumping Philies are in desperate need of a boost, and top hitting prospect Maikel Franco may provide […]
May 8, 2015

MADRID _ Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the Madrid Open final when she ousted defending champion Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-4 on Friday. Kuznetsova beat her fellow Russian for […]
May 8, 2015

Grizzlies guard Tony Allen, aka Memphis’ Grindfather, showing off his defence vs. Warriors

By Teresa M. Walker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In Memphis, Tony Allen is known simply as the Grindfather. Kevin Durant and others call him the NBA’s toughest […]
May 8, 2015

From Jays to jeans: Jose Bautista teams with Silver Jeans on denim line

  By Lauren La Rose THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Jose Bautista has no plans to abandon his day job, but the Toronto Blue Jays all-star […]
May 8, 2015

Who are these guys? NBA playoffs have fresh look as traditional powers watch from the sideline

By Paul Newberry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Spurs and Celtics? Already eliminated. Lakers and Heat? Didn’t even make the playoffs. There’s a new look to this NBA […]
May 8, 2015

McInerney scores as Impact down TFC 1 0 in Amway Canadian Championship

By Bill Beacon THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ In the first game after their emotional run to the CONCACAF Champions League final, the Montreal Impact were […]
May 7, 2015

NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls and Brady was ‘generally aware’

By Eddie Pells THE ASSOCIATED PRESS An NFL investigation released Wednesday concluded that New England Patriots employees probably deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship and […]
May 7, 2015

Rory McIlroy makes progress at Players with conservative game; downplays ‘rivalry’ with Spieth

By Doug Ferguson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. _ Rory McIlroy turns into a different player when he tees it up at the TPC […]
May 7, 2015

Mike Conley’s comeback for Grizzlies evokes memories of gritty performances in sports history

By Antonio Gonzalez THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Masked Assassin. One-Eyed Charlie. The Terminator. Call Mike Conley whatever nickname you prefer. The injured point guard’s gritty performance […]
May 6, 2015

US Olympic skier Vonn named honorary ambassador for Pyeongchang Winter Games

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of _ South Korean Olympic organizers have appointed U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn as an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in […]
May 6, 2015

Green says Capitals feel less ‘panic’ nowadays, which helps in 1 goal games against Rangers

By Howard Fendrich THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARLINGTON, Va. _ Washington Capitals defenceman Mike Green thinks his team is better equipped now to handle tight, low-scoring games […]
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