Cueto, Reds shut down Pirates 6-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Johnny Cueto allowed one hit over eight dominant innings and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 on Friday night. Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips hit solo home runs off for the Reds, who…

Strasburg leaves start with strained oblique

ATLANTA (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg has left his start after two innings against the Atlanta Braves with an apparent injury. The right-hander grimaced after throwing a changeup to Brian McCann, the sixth batter he faced,…

Heat’s Birdman suspended for Saturday’s Game 6

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Andersen was suspended Friday by the NBA for his altercation with Tyler Hansbrough, leaving the Miami Heat without one of their best big men as they try to finish off the Indiana Pacers…

Ex-NBA guard Blaylock injured in crash; 1 killed

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Police say former NBA All-Star guard Daron “Mookie” Blaylock is on life support after a car crash in suburban Atlanta. Clayton County police spokesman Clarence Cox says Blaylock was driving in Jonesboro Friday when…

Blackhawks, Kings collide in West finals

CHICAGO (AP) — For all the difficulties they endured along the way, the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings are still standing. They might want to buckle up, though. The ride could get even wilder. The Blackhawks and…

Ujiri leaves Denver for Toronto Raptors

Masai Ujiri is leaving Denver to take over the basketball operations for the Toronto Raptors. A person with knowledge of the move told The Associated Press on Friday that the NBA’s executive of the year has agreed to…

Bucks set to hire Larry Drew

Four days after Larry Drew was replaced in Atlanta, the Milwaukee Bucks have swooped in to scoop him up. The Bucks announced Friday that they have reached an agreement to hire Drew as their new head coach. General…

Patrick sides with boss over boyfriend on blocking

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Danica Patrick sides with her boss over her boyfriend. Patrick laughed at the idea that Tony Stewart (her boss) wanted to choke Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (her boyfriend) for blocking in last week’s race at…

Heat head to Indy for Game 6, looking for clincher

MIAMI (AP) — Standing on the cusp of the NBA Finals has tended to agree with the Miami Heat in each of the last two seasons. When the Heat have gotten a game away from the title round,…

Mitchell says Penn State acting ‘in good faith’

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The independent monitor of Penn State’s adherence to NCAA sanctions says the school is pressing forward “in good faith in fulfilling its obligations.” Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell delivered his third quarterly report…
Tiger Woods points to direction of his second shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament Friday, May 31, 2013, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Woods has lots of work to do to defend at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — If Tiger Woods is to make a run at a sixth Memorial Tournament title, he’ll have to turn things around quickly. Woods fought gusting winds, an occasionally errant shot and his putter during a…

Haas leads as Tiger falters at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods has some work to do he wants to win the Memorial for a sixth time. A lot of work. Bill Haas handled the windy, tough conditions Friday at Muirfield Village for a…

Sacramento Kings sale to Ranadive group complete

The sale of the Sacramento Kings is finally complete. The Maloof family announced Friday that the agreement to sell the Kings and Sleep Train Arena to a group led by Vivek Ranadive (VIHV’-ehk rah-nah-DEE’-vay) closed escrow. Ranadive’s group…

Rain delay made for a long night in St. Louis

The Royals and Cardinals should have known something was up when the first pitch was delayed an hour by rain. The game moved quickly after that — right up until the top of the ninth inning, with the…