AP Sources: Red Wings to name Steve Yzerman general manager
DETROIT (AP) — The Captain is coming home. Hockey Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman will be named general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Friday.
College golfer in hijab out to blaze trail for Muslim girls
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Noor Ahmed outwardly lives her Muslim faith, and even growing up in a state as diverse as California she says she encountered hostility on the street, in school and on the golf course.
Magic finally get a playoff game at home; OKC, Indy on ropes
Orlando returned to Florida with home-court advantage. Indiana and Oklahoma City are seeking some home-court magic. A trio of Game 3s in the NBA on Friday night — Toronto at Orlando, Boston at Indiana and Portland at Oklahoma City — have three very different story lines.
Held at bay, Gaudreau hopes to ignite Flames in Game 5
DENVER (AP) — Summoning Johnny Hockey! His scoring prowess is required ASAP. After a 99-point regular season, Calgary All-Star forward Johnny Gaudreau has been held to a single assist and just 12 shots against Colorado.
Durant, Curry shut down Clippers in Warriors' 132-105 win
LOS ANGELES (AP) — He's Kevin Durant, and the Los Angeles Clippers got reminded of it. Durant scored 38 points, Stephen Curry added 21 playing with five fouls, and the Golden State Warriors dominated from the opening tip to win 132-105 Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Rays at opposite ends, Sabathia sharp
A look at what's happening around the majors today: EARLY TEST Off to the best start in baseball, Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays host the wobbling Red Sox.
UNC's Hatchell resigns after findings from program review
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach.
Schwartz caps Blues' rally in 3-2 win over Jets 1 in Games 5
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jaden Schwartz called it a lucky goal for the St. Louis Blues. It was a dagger to the Winnipeg Jets. Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining to cap St.
Eun-Hee Ji takes 2-stroke lead in Lotte Championship
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Eun-Hee Ji rebounded from a bogey on the par-4 18th with a pitch-in eagle on the par-5 first and shot a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead over Nelly Korda on Thursday in the Lotte Championship.
White has career-high 36 points, Spurs beat Nuggets 118-108
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio point guard Derrick White was screaming, flexing and stomping around the court after almost every basket against Denver.
Simmons scores 31 points, 76ers beat Nets without Embiid
NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid took off his warmup gear and changed into street clothes, his left knee feeling too sore to play. Even with the All-Star center sitting down, the Philadelphia 76ers were flying high in Game 3.
Penguins and Lightning exits show playoff hockey differences
Scotty Bowman had already coached six teams to the Stanley Cup championship when his high-powered Detroit Red Wings that won 12 of their first 14 playoff games couldn't get the puck away from the New Jersey Devils and got swept in the 1995 final.
Teravainen, Hurricanes beat Capitals 2-1, even series
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes lost another forward — and won another playoff game. "'Next guy up' has been the memo lately," rookie Warren Foegele said.
Yanks stop using Smith recording while investigating racism
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer.
Embiid not playing in Game 3 because of sore knee
NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid is not playing for the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night in Game 3 against the Brooklyn Nets because of a sore left knee.
Corbin earns 1st win with Nationals, beats Giants 4-2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Now this is what the Washington Nationals were looking for when they plunked down $140 million to add Patrick Corbin to the rotation.
Ireland's Lowry on top after first round of RBC Heritage
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Shane Lowry was convinced his game was on the rise, despite his poor scoring. He finally showed that Thursday in the RBC Heritage, shooting a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead.
Thunder's Paul George out of sync, looking to find rhythm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Paul George has been rolling this season, so has Oklahoma City. The Thunder's All-Star forward has been off his game against Portland, and OKC has struggled against the Trail Blazers.
Lightning GM BriseBois not overreacting to playoff loss
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay general manager Julien BriseBois said Thursday he is not going to overreact to the Lightning's historically quick postseason exit and he still has confidence in coach Jon Cooper.
Lynx to retire Lindsay Whalen's No. 13 at June 8 game
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx will honor Lindsay Whalen by making her jersey the first to be retired by the 20-year-old franchise.
What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe
What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ITALY Aiming to quickly move on from its Champions League elimination, Juventus needs only a draw at home against Fiorentina on Saturday to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title.
What now? Penguins face crucial offseason after flameout
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jim Rutherford's question was rhetorical. The answer — whenever the Pittsburgh Penguins general manager arrives at — will determine how the franchise emerges from the rubble of a first-round playoff sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders.
Pochettino closer to collecting trophy not just plaudits
Returning to the Tottenham dressing room, with his players embracing after the wildest of games, a roaring Mauricio Pochettino turned back to the tactics board.
FIFA backs English players' social media boycott over racism
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FIFA is backing a 24-hour social media boycott by professional players in England in a protest against racial abuse and revealed plans for a new global campaign to eradicate discrimination in soccer.
Cardinals being coy about who will go at No. 1 overall
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals used the 10th overall pick of the 2018 draft on Josh Rosen, hoping the former UCLA star would be their quarterback of the future.