May 20, 2015

Timberwolves win NBA Draft lottery

The Minnesota Timberwolves too often came to the NBA Draft lottery and left in worse shape than they arrived. And when they finally ended years of lottery futility, it came from the spot where nobody had been winning. The Timberwolves won the lottery Tuesday ...

Premier 12 opener sees Japan host Korea

May 20, 2015

Premier 12 opener sees Japan host Korea

World No. 1 Japan will open this year’s inaugural Premier 12 on Nov. 8 at Sapporo Dome against chief Asian rival South Korea. The groups for the Premier 12, which will pit the top 12 nations in the rankings of the World Baseball Softball ...

Kruger scores winner in third overtime to lift Blackhawks

May 20, 2015

Kruger scores winner in third overtime to lift Blackhawks

The Blackhawks tried just about everything to get a puck past Frederik Andersen while Game 2 of the Western Conference finals wound through three overtime periods and deep into the night, eventually becoming the longest game in Chicago’s 89-year history. Andrew Shaw even headed ...

Nats knock off Yanks in 10th

May 20, 2015

Nats knock off Yanks in 10th

Ryan Zimmerman’s career-long knack for game-ending homers trumped Andrew Miller’s season-long ability to avoid allowing opponents to score. Zimmerman’s two-run shot off the right-field foul pole with two outs in the 10th inning off Yankees closer Miller, who hadn’t allowed a run in 2015, ...

Hakuho has no issues in win over Terunofuji

May 20, 2015

Hakuho has no issues in win over Terunofuji

Dominant yokozuna Hakuho remained firmly on course for a seventh consecutive title with a stylish win over sekiwake Terunofuji at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Winner of a record 34 career titles, the Mongolian timed his decisive move to perfection in the ...

May 20, 2015

Tanaka to make Scranton rehab start

New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to throw about 45 pitches in a minor league rehab start at Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre on Thursday. The Japanese right-hander hasn’t pitched since April 23 because of a strained right forearm and tendinitis in that wrist. “It’s ...

May 20, 2015

NFL to move extra-point kicks back

The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on conversion turnovers. The owners on Tuesday approved the competition committee’s proposal to snap the ball from the 15-yard line on PATs to make them more challenging. In recent seasons, kickers made ...

May 20, 2015

Kraft's decision won't affect Brady

Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team’s punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback’s challenge remains. Moments after Kraft said Tuesday he won’t oppose the $1 million fine and loss of two draft choices the NFL penalized the ...