Oklahoma defends softball title with 5-4 win over Florida

By CLIFF BRUNTAP Sports WriterOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Even as defending champions, it seemed for most of the season that Oklahoma was unlikely to...

Bauer strikes out AL-high 14, Indians beat A’s 9-4

By STEVE HERRICKAssociated PressCLEVELAND (AP) — Once Trevor Bauer got on a roll, he put on quite a show for the Cleveland Indians.Bauer struck...

Harvick wins Charlotte pole; Cup leader Larson starts last

By STEVE REEDAP Sports WriterCONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick was all smiles at qualifying Thursday night at Charlotte, while NASCAR Cup Series points...

Defending IndyCar champ eager to have some fun at Indy

By MICHAEL MAROTAP Sports WriterINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud can quickly recite his favorite and least favorite venues on IndyCar’s schedule.Toronto has been nothing...

Manning’s number to be retired by Colts

By MICHAEL MAROTAP Sports WriterINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Last fall, Peyton Manning returned to Indianapolis for a Super Bowl reunion. In October, he’s coming back...

Spurs overcome Rockets in OT

By RAUL DOMINGUEZAssociated PressSAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs were in a tough spot after Kawhi Leonard hurt his ankle in the...

Spurs’ Tony Parker out for rest of playoffs with quad injury

By JON KRAWCZYNSKIAP Basketball WriterOne of Gregg Popovich’s top priorities in the final weeks of the regular season was making sure the San Antonio...

All eyes will be on 1-eyed colt named Patch at Derby

By MIKE FARRELLAssociated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — His name is Patch, a horse with one eye, and he’ll be running in the Kentucky Derby....

Joey Logano pulls away to win NASCAR race at Richmond

By HANK KURZ Jr.AP Sports WriterRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Joey Logano smiled as if he’d stolen something and got away with it, and that...

NFL draft favor offense early; QBs prized after Garrett is No. 1

By BARRY WILNERAP Pro Football WriterPHILADELPHIA (AP) — With defensive studs everywhere in this draft, NFL teams turned offensive. With an emphasis on quarterbacks.Hardly...