By TIM DAHLBERG, AP Sports Columnist
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ask baseball managers what they think about the dreaded shift, and most of them have the same answer.
It's not a problem if the hitters don't make it one.
"There's an easy way to combat that," Oakland's Bob Melvin said. "Just hit the ...
By RAUL DOMINGUEZ, Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Bryn Forbes was happy to finally earn the first double-double of his basketball career, and even happier that it came in another San Antonio Spurs victory grounded in defense.
Forbes had a season-high 24 points and a career-best 11 ...
By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Serge Ibaka had 25 points and nine rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors cruised past the Los Angeles Clippers 123-99 on Tuesday night without injured Kawhi Leonard.
Kyle Lowry added 21 points, making four of the Raptors' 14 3-pointers.
Leonard sat ...
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 21st hat trick and first this season to lift the Washington Capitals over the Detroit Red Wings 6-2 on Tuesday night.
Ovechkin entered the night as the NHL's goal leader and stretched his total to 25 through 30 games, ...
By SIMMI BUTTAR, AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes has had a special season so far.
A league-leading 43 touchdown passes.
A no-look pass against the Baltimore Ravens.
And he has led the Chiefs to the top of latest AP Pro32 poll .
The Chiefs received seven of ...
By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger's ribs are bruised but not broken.
The Pittsburgh Steelers believe the same could be said about their wildly uneven season.
Roethlisberger believes he'll play on Sunday when New England visits Heinz Field, one of the few ...
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets' bench came to the rescue twice Tuesday night, and the second time made the difference.
James Harden had 29 points and seven Rockets scored in double-figures as Houston used a big second-half run and snapped a three-game losing streak with a 111-103 victory ...
By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phil Booth took the potential tying shot with hands that have slipped on two Villanova national championship rings, and a tick of the clock suddenly seemed endless.
"The ball seemed like it was up there for way too long," Penn forward AJ ...
By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer
LAS VEGAS (AP) — All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $50 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity ...
DENVER (AP) — The banged-up Denver Nuggets have signed veteran guard Nick Young under the injury hardship relief exception granted by the NBA.
Young spent last season with Golden State, where he appeared in 80 games and averaged 7.3 points. He's also played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los ...
By Howard Fendrich
Pro Football Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — This is what it's come to for the Washington Redskins: Their fourth quarterback of a once-promising, now-lost season, Josh Johnson, will be making his first NFL start since 2011 and spent time playing the "Madden NFL" video game to ...
By JOE REEDY, AP Sports Writer
The three-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors are the fourth team to be honored as Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year .
The Warriors join the 1980 U.S. hockey team, the 1999 U.S. Women's World Cup soccer squad and the 2004 Boston Red Sox as the ...
By JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Pittsburgh Steelers team that kept finding ways to win during a six-game winning streak now has fallen short at the end for a third straight game.
A slick field that led to kicker Chris Boswell losing his footing on a potential ...
By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer
In viewing areas across America, from sports bars to living rooms, explosive cheers rang out.
Throughout New England, shocked silence.
Whether the way the Patriots-Dolphins game ended is worthy of being dubbed the South Beach Stunner or South Beach ...
By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Pro Football Writer
Bill Belichick is universally recognized as one of the best coaches — if not THE best coach — in NFL history, and he owns the Super Bowl titles to prove it. That doesn't mean he — or his entire New England Patriots staff — is ...
By BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harold Baines answered the phone and learned he was a Hall of Famer.
"Very shocked," he admitted.
So were many others around the baseball world.
In fact, in the hours after his selection by a Hall-picked panel was announced Sunday at the ...
By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer
CHICAGO (AP) — Jared Goff was born in California and played his college ball for California before beginning his pro career in Southern California with the Los Angeles Rams.
The Golden State kid looked a little lost in the Windy City.
Harassed by Chicago's ...
By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyler Murray waited three years to fulfill the five-star potential he brought to college football. With one shot to deliver, Murray replaced a Heisman Trophy winner by becoming a Heisman Trophy winner.
The Oklahoma quarterback ...
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin won a World Cup event for the third time in eight days, beating Petra Vlhova in the head-to-head final of parallel slalom on Sunday.
Shiffrin trailed midway down the course after clipping a gate, but led her Slovakian opponent through the final ...
By DOUG PADILLA, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwyane Wade showed he still has his scoring touch.
Wade scored 25 points in his 1,000th career game, leading the Miami Heat to a 121-98 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.
The veteran guard was 8 for 21 from the ...