Auburn gives Bruce Pearl a 5-year extension

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn has given basketball coach Bruce Pearl a five-year contract extension after the program’s best season in years. Pearl led the...

Caps’ Ovechkin and Kuznetsov inspire Russian players, fans

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin knows the Washington Capitals have plenty of fans back in Russia. “Over there lots of friends,...

Stephen Curry dazzles from deep, Warriors take 2-0 NBA Finals lead

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry backpedaled in pure joy. He skipped, hollered and let the ball fly from everywhere...

No showdown: Serena Williams pulls out of French Open

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams called off her Grand Slam comeback because of a chest muscle injury on Monday, pulling...

Capitals’ suffocating pressure is frustrating Golden Knights

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Of all the ways the Washington Capitals have tried to win in the playoffs, none has...

Baez, Lester lead Cubs over Mets 2-0 for sweep

By SCOTT ORGERA Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Cubs practiced a risky baserunning play during spring training, one that requires optimal conditions to execute...

Truex pulls away on final restart to win at Pocono

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. had his car parked on the White House lawn and was feted...

Hunter-Reay takes IndyCar race at Belle Isle

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — After his first IndyCar victory since 2015, Ryan Hunter-Reay could look back on some of the most...

Detroit race delayed by pace car crash

DETROIT (AP) — The start of an IndyCar race in Detroit was delayed by 30 minutes when a General Motors executive who was driving...

Warriors withstand James’ 51 points to win Game 1

The Golden State Warriors somehow withstood LeBron James’ latest brilliance on the NBA Finals stage ...