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LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a call against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
August 07, 2020 - 4:22 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — This is the land of in-between for the Los Angeles Lakers. Games right now matter, in the sense that only three contests are left to build momentum for the postseason. And games right now don’t matter, in the sense that the Lakers basically knew five months ago that...
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Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (90) comes far out of his net to play the puck as Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Kasperi Kapanen (24) chases during the second period of an NHL hockey playoff game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 07, 2020 - 2:22 am
TORONTO (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois got his third goal of the game 18:24 into overtime, finishing the Columbus Blue Jackets comeback from three goals down to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their playoff qualifying series. Dubois got the winner on a rush after...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich, right, celebrates with manager Craig Counsell after hitting an inside-the-park home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
August 07, 2020 - 1:22 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his first career inside-the-park homer and walked four times, helping the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago White Sox 8-3 on Thursday night. Jedd Gyorko homered and drove in three runs for Milwaukee, and Mark Mathias had two hits and two RBIs. Josh Lindblom (1-0...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) passes the ball against Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) and guard Kendrick Nunn (25) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)
August 06, 2020 - 10:00 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton scored 33 points each, and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a huge early deficit to get a 130-116 win over the Miami Heat on Thursday to clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference. The Heat led by as many as 23 points in a first...
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Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9) and Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Robert Hagg (8) vie for the puck in the cornerduring the second period of an NHL hockey playoff game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Toronto. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 06, 2020 - 7:50 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers played like a team making a run as the best in the East before the NHL shutdown. With hockey back, the streaking Flyers just might get there. With one more win, they'll earn the top seed in the Eastern Conference in coach Alain Vigneault's first season. “I...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots outside linebacker Dont'a Hightower (54) tackles Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore. A total of 66 players have opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, including Hightower. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
August 06, 2020 - 7:06 pm
A total of 66 players have opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly half of them linemen. Twenty offensive linemen and 11 on defense opted out before Thursday's deadline. Players with a medical opt out will receive a $350,000 stipend, while those voluntarily opting...
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August 06, 2020 - 7:03 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Louisville has dismissed three men’s soccer players and suspended three others as discipline for their roles in an off-campus party last weekend that resulted in 29 positive tests for COVID-19 and four sports...
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Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 12th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 06, 2020 - 7:01 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jason Day took his first step toward a return to the spotlight in the majors Thursday at the PGA Championship. Brooks Koepka never seems to leave. Day took advantage of a TPC Harding Park that never felt this accommodating during the practice rounds. With only a mild breeze and...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Nola pitches during the first inning of the second baseball game in a doubleheader against the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
August 06, 2020 - 6:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins will play seven times in five days as part of Major League Baseball’s reconfigured schedule released Thursday to account for 21 coronavirus-caused postponements in the first two weeks of the season. The Marlins, who had their season...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeSean McCoy, left, gets a hug from quarterback Tom Brady during NFL football training camp, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Tampa. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
August 06, 2020 - 4:32 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady isn’t content with making the Tampa Bay Buccaneers relevant again. The six-time Super Bowl champion is hungry to win another title. And the Bucs, who’ve missed the playoffs 12 consecutive seasons, feel they have a supporting cast talented enough to help the 43-year-old...
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