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…
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Royals rally to beat Cards 4-2, end 8-game skid

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Kansas City Royals waited a long time between wins. They had no problem waiting to put this one in the books. Jeff Francoeur and Eric Hosmer combined for three RBIs in the ninth…

Schwartzel finds Memorial magic, others don’t

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Charl Schwartzel changed his putting grip and squeezed about as much as he could have out of his round. Several hours later, Tiger Woods left a lot of shots out on the rolling greens…

With words and a look, James lifts Heat, 90-79

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James said a few words at halftime to try and coax something more out of the Miami Heat. Turns out, whatever he said was unnecessary. The look on his face was all the Heat…

Pick 6: NHL’s final 4 feature last 4 Cup champions

The final four teams in the NHL playoffs feature the last four champions for the second time in league history and for the first time since 1945, when the league consisted of just the Original Six. Chicago hosts…

James scores 30, Heat take Game 5, 90-79

MIAMI (AP) — The game was very much in doubt. A sold-out arena was basically silent. The chance of getting back to the NBA Finals for a third straight year could have slipped away. Cue LeBron James. A…

Pirates stay hot, beat Tigers 1-0 in 11 innings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For Russell Martin, it was all about staying positive. The Pittsburgh Pirates catcher remained optimistic when the Detroit Tigers were seemingly putting runners on base in every inning. And he was still looking on the…

AP Source: Malone reaches deal to be Kings’ coach

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Incoming Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive is already making moves to rebuild the fallen franchise. The Kings have an agreement in place with Golden State Warriors assistant Mike Malone to be their head coach,…