Kerley, Jefferson Win at the US Outdoor Championships | Sports News

Kerley, Jefferson Win at the US Outdoor Championships | Sports News

By Ann M Peterson, sports writer for the Associated Press Eugene, Oregon (AP) – Olympic silver medalist Fred Curley laid a sign of peace for the crowd after winning the 100 meters at the US Outdoor Athletics Championships Friday night. Curley crossed the line in 9.77 seconds, followed by Marvin Bracey Williams and Trayvon Brommel. … Read more

Lightning Win Game 5, Deny Avs Chance to Take Stanley Cup | Sports News

Lightning Win Game 5, Deny Avs Chance to Take Stanley Cup | Sports News

By Pat Graham, sports writer for the Associated Press DENVER (AFP) – The Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled Colorado’s party to stay in search of a third straight Stanley Cup title, by defeating Avalanche 3-2 Friday night in Game Five. Ondrej Palat scored with 6:22 minutes remaining and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots in front of … Read more

Take Two: Steve Clifford Returns to Hornets as Head Coach | Sports News

Take Two: Steve Clifford Returns to Hornets as Head Coach | Sports News

By Steve Reed, sports writer for the Associated Press CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) – Steve Clifford is returning to Charlotte. Clifford has agreed to a multi-year contract to return as coach of the NBA’s Hornets four years after he was fired by team owner Michael Jordan, the team announced Friday night. Charlotte previously agreed to the … Read more

Emotional Freeman Given Ovation, Ring in Return to Atlanta | Sports News

Emotional Freeman Given Ovation, Ring in Return to Atlanta | Sports News

Written by Charles Odum, sports writer at AP ATLANTA (AP) – Freddy Freeman expected to be emotional during his expected return to Atlanta. He wasn’t prepared for the flood of emotions – and tears – that came before his first comeback as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. Their impulse forced … Read more

It’s Personal: Canelo Predicts KO in 3rd Bout With Golovkin | Sports News

It’s Personal: Canelo Predicts KO in 3rd Bout With Golovkin | Sports News

By Greg Beacham, sports writer for the Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – Canelo Alvarez is agonizing after his first loss in nearly a decade, and he remains angry about everything that has happened during his five years of fighting and arguing with Gennady Golovkin. Alvarez says he’s determined to channel all that bad vibes … Read more

Athletes React to the Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision | Sports News

Athletes React to the Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision | Sports News

By Ann M Peterson, sports writer for the Associated Press NFL star Megan Rapinoe expressed outrage Friday at the Supreme Court’s decision to strip the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion, denouncing the erosion of rights women have enjoyed a generation ago. “I think cruelty is the point because this is not a pro life in … Read more

Serena Williams Practices on Centre Court; 1st Foe No. 113 | Sports News

Serena Williams Practices on Centre Court; 1st Foe No. 113 | Sports News

Written by Howard Feendrich, AP . Tennis Writer Wimbledon, England (AP) – Serena Williams walked out of Center Court under a closed retractable roof on Friday afternoon, taking advantage of Wimbledon’s new policy to allow players to train there and on the first court before the tournament kicks off next week. Accompanied by coach Eric … Read more

NYRA Suspends Baffert 1 Year; Eligible to Return in January | Sports News

NYRA Suspends Baffert 1 Year; Eligible to Return in January | Sports News

By Stephen Wino, sports writer for the Associated Press The New York Racing Association suspended coach Bob Baffert for a year Thursday for repeated drug violations, The committee credited Baffert for the time served from the initial suspension making the two-time Triple Crown winner eligible for the New York saddlebag again on January 26. The … Read more

DeLucia Shuts Out Arkansas, Sends Rebels to 1st CWS Finals | Sports News

DeLucia Shuts Out Arkansas, Sends Rebels to 1st CWS Finals | Sports News

By Eric Olson, sports writer for the Associated Press Omaha, neb. (AP) — Dylan DeLucia did really well at the first College World series game from Mississippi. He had a great Wednesday in the biggest game, so far, in the show’s 129-year history. DeLucia split a four-stroke in his first close with the Ole Miss, … Read more