Nike’s marketing strikes a chord, stock rises

By MAE ANDERSON AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Nike caused an uproar earlier this month with its ad featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick...

Brewers sweep Rockies, reach 1st NLCS since 2011

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Wade Miley pitched masterfully into the fifth inning before turning it over to a lights-out Milwaukee bullpen,...

Louisville board OKs firing of Pitino in hoops scandal

By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville’s interim president was authorized Monday to fire Rick Pitino because of a federal bribery...

Kershaw, Dodgers beat Astros 3-1 in hot World Series opener

By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — No sweat, Clayton Kershaw. Changing jerseys to beat the 103-degree heat, the Dodgers ace with a checkered...

Transfers to help last year’s Final Four teams

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer A few of last year’s Final Four teams have added transfers to help restock. That’s particularly apparent at Oregon. The Ducks had...

Pacers run away from Miami in second half

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — Myles Turner made almost every shot he took in Indiana’s biggest win of the season, and even...

Another possible story: Rare losing season hits hard inside Colts’ locker room

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Gore came to Indianapolis to earn a Super Bowl ring. He may leave without making a playoff...

2017 Daytona 500 champ Kurt Busch returns to SHR

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch will return to Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2018 season. Busch, the 2017 Daytona 500 champion, will start his fifth...

Gore, Vinatieri won’t use Colts’ season finale as retirement party

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Gore and Adam Vinatieri have been defying the odds for years. Both want one more shot. On Wednesday,...

Ohio State powers past Maryland 91-69

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For the first 10 minutes or so of Thursday’s game, Ohio State looked as if it...