RECENT SPORTS NEWS

  • AL Capsules

    April 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda pitched the New York Yankees to a 3-0, 2-0 sweep of the Chicago Cubs in a chilly day-night-doubleheader Monday.

  • Let the (real) games begin: It's NBA playoff time

    April 17, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) - Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.

  • Anaheim Ducks hold off Stars 4-3 in series opener

    April 17, 2014

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The Anaheim Ducks roared to a big early lead before blowing three-quarters of it. They skated circles around the Dallas Stars early, only to hold on by their fingernails late.

  • Westwood takes early lead at Malaysian Open

    April 17, 2014

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Determined to end a two-year title drought, Lee Westwood opened with a 65 Thursday to take an early lead at the Malaysian Open.

  • Pistorius forensic expert continues testimony

    April 17, 2014

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - The prosecutor at the murder trial of double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius is continuing his cross-examination of one of the defense's forensic experts.

  • Column: Fuel-careful F1 less of a guilty pleasure

    April 17, 2014

    PARIS (AP) - As Earth's atmosphere warms alarmingly and fills with heat-trapping gases, and the writing on the wall - ''People, we're in trouble!'' - looms ever larger, Formula One has steadily become a guilty pleasure, the motorsport equivalent of blue whale burger or wearing panda fur.

  • Ukraine 2022 Olympic bid on hold but still alive

    April 17, 2014

    LONDON (AP) - With the crisis in Ukraine escalating by the day, the prospect of the Winter Olympics going to the former Soviet republic seems hard to imagine. Yet, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv hasn't given up on its bid for the 2022 Games.

  • Horner leaves hospital after training accident

    April 17, 2014

    MILAN (AP) - Spanish Vuelta champion Chris Horner has been released from a hospital in northern Italy following a training accident inside a tunnel last week.

  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    April 17, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) - The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week.

  • Rosberg expects another tight race in Shanghai

    April 17, 2014

    SHANGHAI (AP) - Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg expects another tight race with teammate Lewis Hamilton this weekend at the Chinese Grand Prix, although hopefully with a different ending.