RECENT SPORTS NEWS

  • Alonso sets the pace in Chinese GP practice

    April 18, 2014

    SHANGHAI (AP) - Ferrari's Fernando Alonso set the pace in the first practice session at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday, indicating the struggling team could emerge as a challenger to dominant Mercedes in Sunday's race.

  • Larrazabal jumps in water trap to avoid hornets

    April 18, 2014

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Spain's Pablo Larrazabal has been forced to dive into a water hazard to avoid attacking hornets during his second round in the Malaysian Open on Friday.

  • Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild

    April 18, 2014

    DENVER (AP) - Paul Stastny sweated out the trade deadline, wondering if his big, expiring contract and Colorado's desire to beef up its blue line might lead to his departure from Denver.

  • Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

    April 18, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - In the first period, Ryan Miller looked like the goalie who limped home 0-5. For the final 80 minutes, 26 seconds, the St. Louis Blues saw the cool, confident backstop they acquired to make the deep playoff run they've long sought.

  • Wizards' fast-moving John Wall makes playoff debut

    April 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) - John Wall talks as fast as he plays. That makes him entertaining to be around, even when the ball gets thrown out of bounds, or when the sentences come out a bit funky.

  • Clippers-Warriors series billed as must-see TV

    April 18, 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Forget the Showtime Lakers or the Sacramento Kings of past decades.

  • Barcelona faces end of winning era

    April 18, 2014

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Barring a drastic turn of fortune, Barcelona is on the brink of finishing its worst season since former coach Pep Guardiola molded it into one of the most successful teams to play soccer.

  • Smith brothers to meet in playoffs for 1st time

    April 18, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) - Growing up in Toronto's Mimico neighborhood, Brendan and Reilly Smith never played organized hockey together. Just everything else.

  • Safarova opens Fed Cup for Czechs against Errani

    April 18, 2014

    OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) - Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic will face Sara Errani of defending champion Italy in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semifinal on Saturday.

  • Austria: Ex-players led match-fixing organization

    April 18, 2014

    GRAZ, Austria (AP) - In the biggest match-fixing scandal in Austrian soccer, three former players are accused of attempting to manipulate 18 national league games from 2004 to 2013 with bets of up to $415,000 a match.