Ravens get C Shipley from Colts for draft pick

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens acquired center A.Q. Shipley from the Indianapolis Colts for a conditional 2014 draft pick. The trade, announced Thursday by the Ravens, will be finalized after Shipley passes a physical. Shipley…

MLB says umpires made ‘improper call’

CLEVELAND (AP) — Athletics manager Bob Melvin says he has been in contact with Major League Baseball regarding the disputed ninth-inning call in Wednesday night’s game. After watching a replay, umpires ruled the ball hit by Oakland’s Adam…

Hit by liner, Happ says ‘I feel really fortunate’

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — J.A. Happ isn’t sure how he’ll react when gets on a mound again. One thing he does know is that he’s going to try to forget what happened Tuesday night. Toronto’s 30-year-old left-hander…

Kings beat Blues 3-2 in OT, take 3-2 series lead

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The way the Los Angeles Kings opened the playoffs is old news. The defending Stanley Cup champions are headed home where they’ve dominated, one win shy of surviving the first round. Defenseman Slava Voynov…

McIlroy tries to change his fortunes at Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy won two major championships at age 23. He was the youngest player since Tiger Woods to reach No. 1 in the world. He was won the money titles on the…

Rangers hang on to beat Caps 4-3, tie series 2-2

NEW YORK (AP) — If the New York Rangers are going to come all the way back and knock out Washington, they need to figure out how to transport their Madison Square Garden offense to the nation’s capital.…

Bulls-Heat series even, and tensions rising

MIAMI (AP) — Carlos Boozer said the Chicago Bulls were feeling cheated. Mario Chalmers said the Miami Heat thought they were getting too many cheap shots. Tensions and emotions are now nearly as high as the stakes. In…

Nick Bonino’s OT goal puts Ducks past Wings 3-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nick Bonino scored 1:54 into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks moved to the brink of the second round with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 5 on Wednesday night. Defenseman…

Kings beat Blues 3-2 in OT, take 3-2 series lead

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Slava Voynov scored on an odd-man rush eight minutes into overtime and the Los Angeles Kings beat the St. Louis Blues for the third straight time, 3-2 Wednesday night. The win put the defending…

Warriors end skid at 30 in San Antonio, tie series

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 34 points, Stephen Curry added 22 and the Golden State Warriors withstood another furious rally by the San Antonio Spurs for a 100-91 victory Wednesday night to even their series at…
Baltimore Orioles' J.J. Hardy, right, high-fives third base coach Bobby Dickerson as he rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Baltimore, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Orioles down Royals

The Kansas City Royals have lost three straight games for the first time this season. …
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Thunder drop game 5 to Allen

Allen leads best-of-seven three games to one with game six scheduled for Friday in Wichita.…

Rangers hang on to beat Caps 4-3, tie series 2-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Girardi and Derek Stepan scored third-period goals for the New York Rangers, who squandered a two-goal lead and then held on to get even in the best-of-seven playoff series with a 4-3 victory…

Hit by liner, Happ says ‘I feel really fortunate’

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — J.A. Happ feels fortunate. Less than 24 hours after he was hit on the head by a line drive and carted off the field, the Toronto Blue Jays pitcher was back at Tropicana…