James, Cavaliers hand Pacers their first playoff sweep in NBA history

By MICHAEL MAROTAP Sports WriterINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James stuck to the old script Sunday.Again, he bailed out the Cleveland Cavaliers. And again, he...

Rain washes out Bristol race until Monday

By JENNA FRYERAP Auto Racing WriterBRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — NASCAR has postponed the Monster Energy Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway because of heavy...

VanMeter drives in winning runs …

Josh VanMeter hit a two-run single in the eighth inning Tuesday night to lift the Pensacola Blue Wahoos to a 7-4 win over the...

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez dead after hanging self in cell

By DENISE LAVOIEAP Legal Affairs WriterBOSTON (AP) — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell early Wednesday while serving a...

NCAA adopts early signing period, allows 10th coach for football staffs

By  MICHAEL MAROTAP Sports WriterINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College football recruiting is on the verge of getting a whole new look before the end of...

Ryan Getzlaf powers Ducks past Flames 3-2 in series opener

By GREG BEACHAMAP Hockey WriterANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf scored a power-play goal in the opening seconds, and he leveled Calgary’s Mark Giordano...

Four Hoosiers will enter NBA draft

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — New Indiana coach Archie Miller may face a more daunting first season than even he expected.Four underclassmen, all potential starters...

Notre Dame defense getting a makeover

By MATT FORTUNAAssociated PressSOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Coach Brian Kelly says visitors won’t be able to decipher much about Notre Dame’s defense this...

VanMeter off to good start

In his first minor league season with the Cincinnati Reds in Double-A baseball, Norwell High School graduate Josh VanMeter went 5 for 12 ...

Pacers close in on playoff spot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Indiana Pacers aren’t worried about looking for help. They believe they’re playing well enough to clinch a playoff spot on...