Errors, Bumgarner's rough outing figure in Giants' 10-9 loss to Rockies
May 18, 2013 1:06 AM CDT
Madison Bumgarner, the steadiest pitcher in the San Francisco Giants' rotation so far this season, finally had an off night and it was a doozy. Bumgarner botched a potential double play with an errant throw and gave up the first grand slam of his big league career in San Francisco's 10-9 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Friday night. The Giants had a season-high four errors in losing to the Rockies for the first time in 11 games. "We shot ourselves in the foot," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said....
Adam Rosales hits go-ahead homer in eighth, Josh Donaldson also connects as A's beat Royals
May 18, 2013 12:53 AM CDT
James Shields pitched great against the Oakland Athletics again. This time, he had nothing to show for it with his new team. Shields matched his season best with nine strikeouts in eight innings, allowing late solo home runs to Josh Donaldson and Adam Rosales in the Kansas City Royals' 2-1 loss to the A's on Friday night. Oakland finally got to Shields, who tossed his 21st career complete game nearly 10 months after the right-hander pitched a three-hit shutout here last July 31 for the Tampa...
Miguel Cabrera's double backs Rick Porcello and lifts Tigers over Rangers 2-1
May 18, 2013 12:16 AM CDT
With a little help from slugger Miguel Cabrera, Rick Porcello and the Detroit Tigers slowed down the Texas Rangers. Cabrera went 3 for 4 with a go-ahead double in the fifth inning to back Porcello and lift the Tigers over the Rangers 2-1 Friday night in a matchup of division leaders. Texas had scored 51 runs in its past eight games, going 7-1 in that stretch. Porcello and four relievers, however, cooled off a Rangers offense that knocked out ace Justin Verlander in the third inning Thursday night....
Ramirez gets 6 RBIs, but Freese hits grand slam and Brewers fall short in 7-6 loss to Cards
May 18, 2013 12:08 AM CDT
The first inning had been the Milwaukee Brewers' strongest suit all season. This time, the St. Louis Cardinals turned the tables and put them in a hole just large enough that six RBIs from Aramis Ramirez left them short. Ramirez hit a pair of three run homers, but the Cardinals never trailed after David Freese hit a grand slam in a five-run first inning of a 7-6 victory on Friday night. Entering the three-game series, the Brewers had outscored opponents 35-9 in the first inning, the most runs...
Impressive start helps Sato cast aside memories of last year's near miss at Indianapolis 500
May 18, 2013 12:02 AM CDT
When Takuma Sato strolls into his garage at Indianapolis, he gets a quick glimpse into the two distinct paths that have defined these past 12 months. There's the wall that features front pages from two Japanese newspapers with his arms raised in victory. Back home, he's a national hero. A few feet away, on another wall, is a poster of team owner A.J. Foyt wearing an Indianapolis 500 winner's ring -- a stark reminder of what happened last May and of Sato's primary goal this month. "We are here...
Adam Rosales hits go-ahead homer in eighth, Josh Donaldson also connects as A's beat Royals
May 17, 2013 11:54 PM CDT
Adam Rosales hit a go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning, Josh Donaldson also connected and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Friday night. Sean Doolittle (3-0) pitched the eighth for the win in relief of Jarrod Parker as the reigning AL West champions earned just their third victory in the last 11 games. Oakland finally got to James Shields (2-4) in the late innings, nearly 10 months after he pitched a three-hit shutout here last July 31 for the Tampa Bay Rays....
Pacheco's grand slam sends Rockies to 10-9 win, ending 10-game skid against Giants
May 17, 2013 11:48 PM CDT
Jordan Pacheco hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the fifth and Carlos Gonzalez added a solo homer, helping the Colorado Rockies hold on for a 10-9 win over San Francisco on Friday night that snapped a 10-game skid against the Giants. Pacheco laced his first homer of the season to left on a hanging slider from Madison Bumgarner (4-2), who failed to protect an early four-run lead. Jorge De La Rosa (5-3) entered the game without giving up a run at Coors Field in 12 innings. He was hit hard, surrendering...
Athletics 2, Royals 1
May 17, 2013 11:45 PM CDT
Kansas City @ ?? Oakland @ ab r h bi?? @ ab r h bi Lough rf 4 0 2 1?? Crisp cf 4 0 0 0 AEscor ss 4 0 0 0?? Lowrie 2b 4 0 1 0 AGordn lf 4 0 1 0?? Cespds lf 4 0 0 0 Butler dh 4 0 0 0?? Moss rf 3 0 1 0 Hosmer 1b 4 0 1 0?? Dnldsn 3b 3 1 2 1 L.Cain cf 1 0 0 0?? S.Smith dh 3 0 0 0 Mostks...
Houston's 2nd dropped fly ball of night in right field gives Pirates 5-4 win over Astros
May 17, 2013 11:42 PM CDT
Things are going so well for the Pittsburgh Pirates these days that opposing teams can't even make routine catches. Russell Martin's bases-loaded fly ball popped out Jimmy Paredes' glove when he ran into second baseman Jake Elmore with two outs in the ninth inning, and the second missed catch of the game by a Houston right fielder helped the Pirates rally past the Astros for a 5-4 win Friday night. Paredes and Elmore said neither could hear the other calling for the ball because of the crowd...
Jason Kipnis hits 3-run homer in 10th as Cleveland beats Seattle 6-3
May 17, 2013 11:41 PM CDT
Eric Wedge got the lefty-on-lefty matchup that he wanted in the 10th inning, but not the result. Jason Kipnis belted a two-out, three-run homer off Seattle reliever Lucas Luetge, giving the streaking Cleveland Indians a 6-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Luetge (0-1) left an 0-1 slider over the plate, which fellow left-hander Kipnis hammered 365 feet over the wall in right field. "I knew it was bad right away," Luetge said of his final pitch. "Sometimes, when the ball leaves...
Rockies 10, Giants 9
May 17, 2013 11:34 PM CDT
San Francisco @ ?? Colorado @ ab r h bi?? @ ab r h bi Pagan cf 4 1 0 0?? EYong rf 4 1 1 0 Scutaro 2b 5 1 3 1?? RBtncr p 0 0 0 0 Sandovl 3b 5 0 3 2?? Fowler cf 5 2 2 0 Posey c 3 2 2 2?? CGnzlz lf 4 3 2 2 Pence rf 5 1 2 1?? Tlwtzk ss 5 0 2 1 Pill 1b 5 2 2 0??...
Put in a deep hole by pitchers, Orioles rally but come up short in 12-10 loss to Rays
May 17, 2013 11:17 PM CDT
Baltimore's hitters staged an improbable comeback Friday night. They just couldn't pull the Orioles all the way out of the big hole their pitchers put them in. Kelly Johnson hit a three-run homer and an RBI single and the Tampa Bay Rays held on for a 12-10 victory over slumping Baltimore on Friday night. The Orioles, who trailed 12-4 after six innings, surrendered a season-high 17 hits for the second straight game and gave up their most runs in any game this season. Baltimore has allowed 27...
Annika's Alley: Ten years ago, Sorenstam plays against the boys at Colonial
May 17, 2013 11:02 PM CDT
Annika Sorenstam never noticed the famous Wall of Champions by the first tee. The last time she was at Colonial, there were so many people she couldn't see much beyond the grass in front of her. There was so much pressure on her that Sorenstam could barely breathe. She was so emotionally exhausted after missing that cut that when LPGA Tour commissioner Ty Votaw called to congratulate her, she could barely speak. Sorenstam was the first woman in 58 years to compete on the PGA Tour, and the...
Dodgers can't overcome 7 walks and 2 errors, blow 6th-inning lead in 8-5 loss to Braves
May 17, 2013 10:55 PM CDT
Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly said too many walks and too many errors gave the Atlanta Braves far too much help. The Dodgers, who had won two straight and four of five, blew a sixth-inning lead when Justin Upton hit a grand slam that lifted the Braves to an 8-5 win Friday night. It was a disappointing start to a six-game road trip for Los Angeles, and Mattingly was left to bemoan the lost opportunity to continue what had been a minor recovery from a slow start to the season. Scott Van Slyke...
Cabrera double backs Porcello and lifts Tigers over Rangers 2-1
May 17, 2013 10:51 PM CDT
Miguel Cabrera went 3 for 4 with a go-ahead double in the sixth inning to back Rick Porcello and lift the Detroit Tigers over the Texas Rangers 2-1 Friday night in a matchup of division leaders. Jim Leyland earned his 1,699th win as a major league manager as the Tigers remained tied with Cleveland atop the AL Central. Porcello (2-2) allowed one run and five hits in 5 2-3 innings with six strikeouts and a walk as the Tigers rebounded from a 10-4 loss to Texas on Thursday night in which ace Justin...
Jonny Gomes hits sac fly in 10th inning as Red Sox top Twins 3-2; Buchholz gets no-decision
May 17, 2013 10:48 PM CDT
Jonny Gomes hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to another comeback victory, 3-2 over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. The Red Sox have won three straight after losing 10 of their previous 14 games, while the Twins have lost three in a row after winning six of nine. Twins reliever Josh Roenicke (1-1) gave up a single and a walk to open the 10th. After a sacrifice bunt, Stephen Drew was intentionally walked to load the bases. Then Gomes sent a drive to center...
Report: Michael Phelps planning comeback; retired swimmer downplays it on Twitter
May 17, 2013 10:43 PM CDT
Is Michael Phelps planning a comeback? A report Friday night from WBBH, an NBC television affiliate in Fort Myers, Fla., said Phelps will return to swimming with an eye toward competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The three-paragraph story on the station's Web site was posted by news anchor Peter Busch, who is the son of Frank Busch, director of the U.S. national swim team. "The greatest Olympian of all time isn't hanging up his swimsuit, after all," the report said, without citing any sources....
Sidney Crosby has 2nd career playoff hat trick, sparks Penguins to 4-3 victory over Senators
May 17, 2013 10:41 PM CDT
The Ottawa Senators have plenty of respect for Sidney Crosby. As they're quickly learning, perhaps a little too much. Working in wide-open swaths of ice left by Ottawa's tentative defense, the Pittsburgh superstar needed just over one period to complete his second playoff hat trick and lift the Penguins to a 4-3 victory Friday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. "He's one of the best in the game and if you give him time, space to make plays, to shoot puck he's going to burn...
Red Sox 3, Twins 2, 10 innings,
May 17, 2013 10:40 PM CDT
Boston @ ?? Minnesota @ ab r h bi?? @ ab r h bi Ellsury cf 5 0 1 1?? Dozier 2b 3 0 0 0 Nava rf 4 1 2 0?? WRmrz ph 1 0 0 0 Pedroia 2b 5 1 1 0?? Parmel rf 4 0 1 0 D.Ortiz dh 4 0 3 1?? Wlngh dh 4 0 0 0 Ciriaco pr-dh 0 0 0 0?? Mornea 1b 4 0 0 0 Mdlrks 3b 4 0 0 0?? Doumit c 3 0 0 0 Drew ss 3 0 1 0?? Arcia...
Freese hits 1st-inning grand slam for 1st homer, Cardinals hold off Brewers 7-6
May 17, 2013 10:29 PM CDT
David Freese hit a grand slam for his first homer of the season, and the St. Louis Cardinals used a five-run first inning to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 on Friday night. The Brewers made it close on a pair of three-run homers by Aramis Ramirez off Jaime Garcia before losing for the 13th time in 15 games. The bottom four spots in the lineup were a combined 0 for 15. The Cardinals had five hits and a walk while batting around against Wily Peralta in the first, but the right-hander was still...
Blue Jays' Mark Buehrle loses to Yankees and Hiroki Kuroda again, 5-0
May 17, 2013 10:27 PM CDT
Mark Buehrle shut down nemesis Vernon Wells, limited Robinson Cano to an RBI grounder and kept pace early with Hiroki Kuroda. What he didn't do in another loss to the New York Yankees was keep their retreads and youngster from the bases. Austin Romine had an RBI double in a three-run seventh inning that chased the left-hander, Jayson Nix had two sacrifice flies and rookie David Adams added two hits in the Yankees' 5-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. "Vernon, Cano, I got those...
Slowey struggles with command for 2nd straight start in Marlins' 9-2 loss to Diamondbacks
May 17, 2013 10:26 PM CDT
For the second time in a week, Kevin Slowey has struggled with his location. Slowey (1-4) allowed six runs and seven hits in three innings for the Miami Marlins in a 9-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. "You could see Slow was just struggling with his command," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "You could tell early on that he just didn't have it." Slowey lost his second consecutive start and has a 9.39 ERA in his last two outings after posting a 1.81 ERA in his first seven...
Tigers 2, Rangers 1
May 17, 2013 10:26 PM CDT
Detroit @ ?? Texas @ ab r h bi?? @ ab r h bi Dirks lf 5 1 2 0?? Andrus ss 4 0 0 0 AGarci cf 0 0 0 0?? LGarci 2b 4 0 1 0 TrHntr rf 5 0 0 0?? Brkmn dh 4 0 2 0 MiCarr 3b 4 1 3 1?? Beltre 3b 3 0 2 0 Fielder 1b 3 0 0 0?? N.Cruz rf 4 0 1 0 VMrtnz dh 3 0 1 0?? Morlnd 1b 4 0 0 0 Avila c ...
Jason Kipnis hits 3-run homer in 10th as Cleveland beats Seattle 6-3
May 17, 2013 10:25 PM CDT
Jason Kipnis' three-run homer in the 10th inning gave the Cleveland Indians a 6-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Kipnis' home run came on an 0-1 pitch from Lucas Luetge and capped a two-out rally that began with a walk and an infield hit. The Indians have won 15 of 19 and are 10-2 at Progressive Field since April 30. Vinnie Pestano (1-0), activated from the disabled list before the game, worked around a one-out walk in the 10th. Drew Stubbs, who homered in the fifth, drew a...
Kyle Busch snaps 7-race Truck Series win drought with impressive comeback at Charlotte
May 17, 2013 10:18 PM CDT
Kyle Busch showed he can still be dominant in the NASCAR Truck Series, even when facing adversity. Busch overcame a costly penalty to snap a seven-race drought on the Truck Series by winning Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch dominated the race early, but had to overcome a penalty for leaving the pit stall with a gas can still in his truck, a mistake that forced him to the back of the pack on lap 84 of 134. However, he battled back from 19th place in the No. 51 Toyota for his first...
Houston's 2nd dropped fly ball of night in right field gives Pirates 5-4 win over Astros
May 17, 2013 10:16 PM CDT
Jimmy Paredes dropped Russell Martin's bases-loaded fly ball when he collided with second baseman Jake Elmore with two outs in the ninth inning, the second missed catch by a Houston right fielder, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the Astros 5-4 Friday night. Down 4-1, Pittsburgh started its comeback in the sixth when Chris Carter, usually a designated hitter, dropped Andrew McCutchen's fly ball for a three-base error and Garrett Jones followed with a double. Pedro Alvarez hit a two-run...
Cincinnati Reds waste chance to get to Cliff Lee early on, lose 5-3 to Philadelphia Phillies
May 17, 2013 10:09 PM CDT
Letting Cliff Lee get away unscathed early on cost the Cincinnati Reds late in the game. Domonic Brown drove in the tiebreaking run on an infield grounder in the eighth and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped the Reds' six-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory on Friday night. Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer and Lee threw seven sharp innings for the Phillies, who've won four of five. Joey Votto hit a tying solo homer off Antonio Bastardo in the eighth, and Jay Bruce connected for a two-run...
Cardinals 7, Brewers 6
May 17, 2013 10:09 PM CDT
Milwaukee @ ?? St. Louis @ ab r h bi?? @ ab r h bi Aoki rf 4 1 3 0?? MCrpnt 2b 5 2 3 0 Segura ss 4 2 1 0?? Beltran rf 5 0 0 0 Braun lf 3 1 1 0?? Hollidy lf 4 1 2 2 ArRmr 3b 4 2 2 6?? Craig 1b 3 2 3 0 CGomz cf 4 0 1 0?? YMolin c 4 1 1 0 YBtncr 1b 4 0 0 0?? Jay cf 4 0 1 1 Weeks 2b ...
Kelly Johnson hits 3-run homer as Tampa Bay Rays top slumping Baltimore Orioles 12-10
May 17, 2013 10:02 PM CDT
Kelly Johnson hit a three-run homer and an RBI single, and the Tampa Bay Rays held on for a 12-10 victory over the slumping Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. Johnson and Yunel Escobar had three hits apiece in Tampa Bay's highest scoring game of the season. Escobar also drove in three runs and Desmond Jennings added two hits and two RBIs. The Orioles surrendered a season-high 17 hits for the second straight game and gave up their most runs in any game this season. Baltimore has allowed 27 runs...
Postseason NHL Schedule
May 17, 2013 10:00 PM CDT
All Times EDT FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Washington vs. N.Y. Rangers Thursday, May 2 Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Saturday, May 4 Washington 1, N.Y. Rangers 0, OT Monday, May 6 N.Y. Rangers 4, Washington 3 Wednesday, May 8 N.Y. Rangers 4, Washington 3 Friday, May 10 Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 1, OT Sunday, May 12 N.Y. Rangers 1, Washington 0 Monday, May 13 N.Y. Rangers 5, Washington 0, N.Y. Rangers wins series 4-3 ___ Montreal vs. Ottawa Thursday, May 2 Ottawa...
Postseason NBA Schedule
May 17, 2013 10:00 PM CDT
All Times EDT FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE New York vs. Boston Saturday, April 20 New York 85, Boston 78 Tuesday, April 23 New York 87, Boston 71 Friday, April 26 New York 90, Boston 76 Sunday, April 28 Boston 97, New York 90, OT Wednesday, May 1 Boston 92, New York 86 Friday, May 3 New York 88, Boston 80, New York wins series 4-2 ___ Brooklyn vs. Chicago Saturday, April 20 Brooklyn 106, Chicago 89 Monday, April 22 Chicago 90, Brooklyn 82 Thursday, April 25...
National League Standings
May 17, 2013 10:00 PM CDT
All Times EDT East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 23 18 .561 _ Washington 22 19 .537 1 Philadelphia 20 21 .488 3 New York 16 23 .410 6 Miami 11 31 .262 12 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 26 14 .650 _ Pittsburgh 25 17 .595 2 Cincinnati 24 17 .585 2 1/2 Chicago 17 24 .415 9 1/2 Milwaukee 16 23 .410 9 1/2...
American League Standings
May 17, 2013 10:00 PM CDT
All Times EDT East Division W L Pct GB New York 26 16 .619 _ Boston 24 17 .585 1 1/2 Baltimore 23 18 .561 2 1/2 Tampa Bay 21 20 .512 4 1/2 Toronto 17 25 .405 9 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 23 17 .575 _ Detroit 22 17 .564 1/2 Kansas City 20 17 .541 1 1/2 Minnesota 18 19 .486 3 1/2 Chicago 18 21 .462...
Phillies 5, Reds 3
May 17, 2013 10:00 PM CDT
Cincinnati @ ?? Philadelphia @ ab r h bi?? @ ab r h bi Choo cf 4 0 0 0?? Rollins ss 3 1 1 2 Cozart ss 5 0 1 0?? Utley 2b 4 0 0 0 Votto 1b 4 1 2 1?? MYong 3b 1 1 1 1 Phillips 2b 3 1 1 0?? Howard 1b 4 1 1 0 Bruce rf 4 1 2 2?? DYong rf 3 0 0 0 Frazier 3b 4 0 0 0?? Revere pr-cf...
May 17, 2013 9:57 PM CDT
Ottawa 1 1 1_3 Pittsburgh 2 2 0_4 First Period_1, Pittsburgh, Crosby 4 (Martin, Niskanen), 3:16. 2, Ottawa, Turris 4 (Alfredsson, Gonchar), 13:15 (pp). 3, Pittsburgh, Crosby 5 (Kunitz, Letang), 16:07. Penalties_Turris, Ott (holding), 6:21 Methot, Ott (roughing), 10:19 Malkin, Pit (hooking), 13:03. Second Period_4, Pittsburgh, Crosby 6 (Letang, Malkin), 1:15 (pp). 5, Ottawa, Greening 2 (Z.Smith, Neil), 1:55. 6, Pittsburgh, Morrow 1 (Neal, Martin), 8:04. Penalties_Karlsson,...
Justin Upton hits go-ahead grand slam, drives in 5 runs as Braves beat Dodgers 8-5
May 17, 2013 9:52 PM CDT
Justin Upton gave Atlanta the lead with a sixth-inning grand slam and the Braves finally unveiled their full-strength lineup, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 on Friday night. Upton drove in five runs hitting behind Jason Heyward, who had two hits with a RBI in his first game back after having his appendix removed April 22. It was the first time this season the Braves had Heyward in the lineup along with catcher Brian McCann, who missed the first 30 games while recovering from offseason shoulder...
Indians 6, Mariners 3, 10 innings,
May 17, 2013 9:47 PM CDT
Seattle @ ?? Cleveland @ ab r h bi?? @ ab r h bi MSndrs cf 5 0 0 0?? Bourn cf 5 1 3 0 Ackley 2b 5 0 1 0?? Kipnis 2b 4 1 2 3 Seager 3b 3 0 1 0?? ACarer ss 4 0 0 0 KMorls dh 5 1 1 1?? Swisher 1b 3 1 0 0 Smoak 1b 4 1 1 0?? CSantn c 3 1 1 0 Ibanez lf 5 1 3 2?? Giambi dh 2 0 0 1 Shppch c 3 0...
Braves 8, Dodgers 5
May 17, 2013 9:43 PM CDT
Los Angeles @ ?? Atlanta @ ab r h bi?? @ ab r h bi Crwfrd lf 5 0 1 1?? Smmns ss 5 3 1 0 Punto 2b 4 0 2 0?? Heywrd rf 4 2 2 1 Belisari p 0 0 0 0?? J.Upton lf 4 1 1 5 Howell p 0 0 0 0?? FFrmn 1b 2 0 1 1 Ethier ph 1 0 0 0?? CJhnsn 3b 4 0 1 0 Kemp cf 5 0 0 0?? Avilan p 0 0 0...
Pirates 5, Astros 4
May 17, 2013 9:42 PM CDT
Houston @ ?? Pittsburgh @ ab r h bi?? @ ab r h bi Grssmn cf 4 2 1 0?? SMarte lf 4 0 1 0 Elmore 2b 3 0 1 1?? Snider rf 5 1 0 0 JCastro c 2 0 0 1?? McCtch cf 5 2 3 1 Carter rf 3 0 1 0?? GJones 1b 2 0 1 1 Pareds pr-rf 0 0 0 0?? Inge ph-1b 2 0 0 0 JMrtnz lf 3 0 0 0?? Walker 2b 4 1 1 0 Clemns p...
Tony Schumacher leads Top Fuel qualifying in NHRA Kansas Nationals
May 17, 2013 9:41 PM CDT
Tony Schumacher raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead Friday in the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka. Schumacher, the series points leader in the 8,000-horsepower category, had a 3.769-second run at 326.08 mph to top the 16-car field. "The track was really smooth," said Schumacher, a two-time winner this season. "My crew took a good look at it and made the decision to go fast. (Crew chief) Mike Green made a great call there under the pressure after being bumped out of the top 12....
Rays 12, Orioles 10
May 17, 2013 9:31 PM CDT
Tampa Bay @ ?? Baltimore @ ab r h bi?? @ ab r h bi Jnnngs cf 6 0 2 2?? McLoth dh 5 2 2 0 Joyce rf 5 1 1 0?? Machd 3b 5 1 1 2 Zobrist 2b 5 1 2 0?? Markks rf 5 0 1 0 Longori 3b 3 2 2 1?? A.Jones cf 5 1 1 0 Loney 1b 4 2 2 1?? C.Davis 1b 4 1 2 2 Scott dh 2 2 1 1?? Wieters c 4 1 1 2 KJhnsn lf ...
Goldschmidt's 2 homers, 4 hits, 4 RBIs lead Marlins over Diamondbacks 9-2
May 17, 2013 9:17 PM CDT
Paul Goldschmidt homered twice, tied his career high with four hits and drove in four runs to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Miami Marlins 9-2 Friday night. Eric Chavez homered and also had four hits, and Gerardo Parra and Martin Prado had three hits apiece for Arizona, which had 16 hits in all and won its third straight game. Trevor Cahill (3-4) won for the third time in four decisions following an 0-3 start, allowing one run , five hits and four walks in eight innings. He walked his...
Ken Venturi, US Open golf champion and longtime broadcaster, dies at 82
May 17, 2013 9:13 PM CDT
Ken Venturi, who overcame dehydration to win the 1964 U.S. Open and spent 35 years in the booth for CBS Sports, died Friday afternoon. He was 82. His son, Matt Venturi, said he died in a hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Venturi had been hospitalized the last two months for a spinal infection, pneumonia, and then an intestinal infection that he could no longer fight. Venturi died 11 days after he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He couldn't make it to the induction. His sons, Matt...
Cliff Lee, Jimmy Rollins lead Philadelphia Phillies over Cincinnati Reds 5-3
May 17, 2013 9:10 PM CDT
Domonic Brown drove in the tiebreaking run on an infield grounder in the eighth and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped the Cincinnati Reds' six-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory on Friday night. Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer and Cliff Lee threw seven sharp innings for the Phillies, who've won four of five. Joey Votto hit a tying solo homer off Antonio Bastardo in the eighth, and Jay Bruce connected for a two-run shot for Cincinnati. Lee gave up two runs and six hits, striking out seven....
Diamondbacks 9, Marlins 2
May 17, 2013 8:57 PM CDT
Arizona @ ?? Miami @ ab r h bi?? @ ab r h bi GParra rf 5 1 3 0?? Pierre lf 2 0 0 0 Gregrs ss 4 2 1 0?? Hchvrr ss 4 0 0 0 Gldsch 1b 5 4 4 4?? Dietrch 2b 3 0 0 0 ErChvz 3b 5 1 4 2?? Ozuna rf 4 0 1 0 Pnngtn pr-2b 0 0 0 0?? Ruggin cf 4 0 0 0 C.Ross lf 4 1 1 2?? Dobbs 1b 4 2 3 0 MMntr c 4 0 0 0??...
Kuroda allows 2 hits in 8 innings, leads Yankees over Blue Jays 5-0
May 17, 2013 8:55 PM CDT
Hiroki Kuroda pitched two-hit ball for eight dominant innings and the New York Yankees again beat Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-0 on Friday night. Austin Romine and Brett Gardner had run-scoring hits, Robinson Cano hit an RBI grounder and Jayson Nix had two sacrifice flies in dropping Buehrle to 1-10 in 15 starts against the Yankees. The left-hander hasn't beaten New York since April 10, 2004, when he was with the Chicago White Sox. The AL East-leading Yankees defeated last-place...
Yankees 5, Blue Jays 0
May 17, 2013 8:42 PM CDT
Toronto @ ?? New York @ ab r h bi?? @ ab r h bi MeCarr lf 4 0 2 0?? Gardnr cf 3 1 2 1 Bautist rf 4 0 0 0?? J.Nix ss 0 0 0 2 Encrnc 1b 4 0 2 0?? Cano 2b 4 0 0 1 Arencii c 4 0 0 0?? V.Wells lf 4 0 0 0 Lind dh 3 0 0 0?? BFrncs dh 4 0 0 0 Lawrie 3b 3 0 0 0?? Overay 1b 4 0 1 0 Rasms cf 3 0 0...
OJ Simpson's ex-lawyer contradicts former football star's testimony on guns, legal strategy
May 17, 2013 8:28 PM CDT
O.J. Simpson's former lawyer defended himself point-by-point Friday against allegations he botched the former football star's armed-robbery trial, after giving damaging testimony that Simpson actually knew his buddies had guns when they went to a hotel room together to reclaim some sports memorabilia. Miami-based attorney Yale Galanter quickly found himself under withering cross-examination from a Simpson lawyer intent on proving that Galanter's word couldn't be trusted _ that he knew ahead...
Jessica Korda shoots 7-under 65 to take 2nd-round lead in Mobile Bay LPGA Classic
May 17, 2013 8:06 PM CDT
Jessica Korda shot a 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Hall of Famer Karrie Webb after the second round of the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic. Korda had seven birdies in her second straight bogey-free round to reach 13 under on The Crossings course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Magnolia Grove complex. "I'm hitting the ball good and I'm having a lot of fun out there," said Korda, coming off a two-week break to rest a wrist injury. "I feel really comfortable out here. This is...
Jets running back Mike Goodson facing drug, weapons charges after traffic stop on I-80 in NJ
May 17, 2013 7:54 PM CDT
New York Jets running back Mike Goodson is facing drug and weapons charges after he was found in a car with an acquaintance early Friday morning on Interstate 80 in New Jersey. According to state police, Goodson was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 31-year-old Garant Evans of Roselle. After receiving a 911 call from a tow-truck driver at about 3:15 a.m., police found them stopped in the left-center lane of Interstate 80 west in Denville, about 25 miles west of New York City. State Police Sgt....
May 17, 2013 7:45 PM CDT
Keegan Bradley again bogeyed Nos. 1 and 18 in the Byron Nelson Championship. Unlike the first round, Bradley didn't set a course record. But he still finished with a three-stroke lead. Bradley started and ended his round Friday with those bogeys, part of a 1-under 69 that got him to 11-under 129, the lowest 36-hole total at the Nelson since 2001. "I'm almost more proud of this round than yesterday because I didn't feel comfortable all day," said Bradley, whose opening 60 included his only bogeys...
Atletico beats Real Madrid 2-1 to win Copa del Rey as Ronaldo, Mourinho ejected
May 17, 2013 7:40 PM CDT
The Copa del Rey trophy could have been coach Jose Mourinho's parting gift for Real Madrid, or at least a consolation prize after a disappointing season filled with locker-room turmoil and failure in La Liga and the Champions League. Instead, Atletico Madrid ended a 25-game, 14-year winless streak against its rival, getting a 98th-minute goal from Miranda for a 2-1 victory in the Copa del Rey final on Friday night following the ejections of Mourinho and Real star Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo put...
Andretti team continues to be overwhelming favorite to claim Indianapolis 500 pole
May 17, 2013 7:35 PM CDT
Everything seems to be lining up for Michael Andretti this May. His five drivers have taken turns atop the practice speed charts all week and, when series officials gave the engines a boost Friday, E.J. Viso and Marco Andretti were still on top. The team owner has the defending series champ, the only two-time IndyCar winner this season, a hot-shot rookie who has been among the fastest drivers all week and his son, Marco, who is bursting with confidence now that he's back on his favorite tracks,...
Carl Edwards takes pole for Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint All-Star race
May 17, 2013 6:45 PM CDT
Carl Edwards captured the pole for the Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, paying tribute to the late Dick Trickle along the way. Edwards, the 2011 winner in the exhibition event, completed three laps and a four-tire pit stop Friday night in 1 minute, 51.297 seconds. Kurt Busch will start alongside Edwards on the front row Saturday night. Greg Biffle, Kyle Busch and Joe Logano round out the top five. Edwards had Trickle's name written just above his window, a tribute to the 71-year-old...
Yankees put LHP Andy Pettitte on 15-day DL because of strained muscle in upper back
May 17, 2013 6:41 PM CDT
Add starting pitcher Andy Pettitte to the long list of All-Stars on the New York Yankees' disabled list. Pettitte was placed on the 15-day DL Friday because of a strained left trapezius muscle in his upper back. He expects to return as soon as he is eligible. "We don't think it's overly serious but we want to pay it safe," general manager Brian Cashman said. "I didn't expect him to give us 200 innings this year, regardless." Vidal Nuno is being recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and...
Thrown out: Barney thrown out at plate by Byrd as Cubs lose to Mets 3-2
May 17, 2013 6:28 PM CDT
David DeJesus singled sharply to right field in the eighth inning and Darwin Barney sprinted from second base. Third base coach David Bell sent him home with the potential tying run. Whoops! Marlon Byrd threw on the fly to catcher John Buck, and the ball beat Barney by about 15 feet. Barney didn't even bother to slide and slowed down as Buck applied the tag, preserving the lead in the New York Mets' 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday. "Turned out it wasn't a very close play," Bell said....
Seattle Seahawks DE Bruce Irvin suspended for first 4 games of 2013
May 17, 2013 6:25 PM CDT
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin was suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season on Friday after the league announced he violated the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances. Irvin will be eligible to participate in all offseason activities and preseason practices and games, but will be suspended without pay for the opening four games at Carolina, home for San Francisco and Jacksonville and at Houston. Irvin will be eligible to return to Seattle's active roster on Sept....
Top defensive forwards Datsyuk, Toews and Bergeron key performers in NHL playoffs
May 17, 2013 5:34 PM CDT
Pavel Datsyuk is one of the NHL's most feared scorers, a wizard with the puck who is equally adept at setting up his teammates for easy plays. Jonathan Toews has at least 23 goals in each of his six seasons in the league, and Patrice Bergeron is one of the top offensive threats for one of the league's best teams. If you want to stop a Datsyuk, Toews or Bergeron, it sure helps to have a Datsyuk, Toews or Bergeron. The three finalists for the Frank J. Selke Trophy for the NHL's best defensive forward...
Buddy Lazier has tough practice day at Indy, runs out of gas before storms arrive
May 17, 2013 5:32 PM CDT
Things started out just fine for Buddy Lazier on Friday as he made his way through the refresher test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "So far, so good," he said after finishing the first phase of the test. But by the end of the day? Not so much. Lazier's car ran out of gas just a few laps before completing the test. To make matters worse, heavy rain and lightning ended practice early and Lazier's crew was left towing the No. 91 car to the garage in the middle of it all. A refresher is exactly...
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic wastes chance to serve out match in loss to Berdych at Italian Open
May 17, 2013 5:31 PM CDT
Novak Djokovic can't seem to find any consistency on clay courts. And with the French Open less than 10 days away, he will enter Roland Garros on the back of two early defeats. The top-ranked Serb wasted a chance to serve out the match and was beaten 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 by sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych in the Italian Open quarterfinals Friday. In the semifinals, Berdych will face six-time Rome champion Rafael Nadal, who defeated fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. While he struggled at times,...
Matt Harvey improves to 5-0, hit tiebreaking single, leads Mets over Cubs 3-2
May 17, 2013 5:29 PM CDT
Matt Harvey won his fifth straight decision, allowing five hits in 7 1-3 innings and singling in the go-ahead run in the seventh to lead the New York Mets over the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Friday. Daniel Murphy and David Wright homered for the Mets, and right fielder Marlon Byrd preserved the lead by throwing out a runner at the plate in the eighth inning. The Mets won consecutive games for the first time since May 1 and 3. Harvey (5-0) won his first four starts of the year, then failed to get a decision...
Column: IOC should put wrestling back on Olympic program, give other 2020 wannabes fair shot
May 17, 2013 5:23 PM CDT
Wrestling is heeding the harshest of wakeup calls. Now it's time for the International Olympic Committee to do the right thing. Put this most historic of sports back on the program for the 2020 Summer Games. Assuming the governing body, known as FILA, follows through on major steps Friday _ simplifying the rules, settling on a new leader, pressing forward with ways to make the sport more hip and exciting for fans _ there's no reason for wrestling to compete with seven other sports vying to get...
NFL free-agent Charles Woodson says `We'll see if things fit,' during Raiders visit Tuesday
May 17, 2013 5:23 PM CDT
Charles Woodson pushed back a visit to Oakland to pursue a reunion with the Raiders because extending his career in the NFL isn't his only mission. The 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year would've traveled to the Bay Area from Denver after meeting with the Broncos on Wednesday, but he had charity obligations this weekend to support Mott Children's Hospital. "It's important for me to be here even though I'm looking for a job," Woodson said in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday....
Column: McGaughey and his colt, Orb, go back to the future seeking Triple Crown success
May 17, 2013 5:04 PM CDT
Everybody else had their shot. Go down the list of Kentucky Derby-winning trainers the past three decades or so and you'll find at least one of nearly every kind: insiders, outliers, organization men and fast-buck artists, even guys in on a wing and a prayer. Nine of them have gone on to win the Preakness and vie for a Triple Crown since Affirmed won the last one in 1978. None has delivered. But now comes a different character _ the throwback. On Saturday afternoon, if Orb is near the top of...
Charlotte Motor Speedway honors Dale Earnhardt's sweep 20 years ago with commemorative ticket
May 17, 2013 4:45 PM CDT
Charlotte Motor Speedway is honoring the memory of Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt, who made history by sweeping the Sprint All-Star race and the Coca-Cola 600 here 20 years ago. CMS is offering fans a limited edition LiftMaster Pole Night commemorative ticket for $20. The ticket features photos of Earnhardt with his trophies from those wins. Earnhardt's All-Star win in 1993 was the third of his career and his former assistant engine builder Danny Lawrence remembers it well. "It sent chills through...
Kyle Busch goes into annual All-Star Race unsure if Kasey Kahne will be seeking payback
May 17, 2013 4:44 PM CDT
Kyle Busch holds a 3-0 advantage over Kasey Kahne this season and understands Kahne may be planning some retaliation. In fact, he jokingly told Kahne he was ready for revenge. "I just told Kasey, don't make it hurt too bad," Busch said. Nobody knows when _ or if _ Kahne will issue a payback for the three incidents he's had this season that all involved Busch. The latest came last Saturday night at Darlington Raceway when Kahne spun as the two were racing for the lead with 33 laps remaining....
Guillermo Jones stops Denis Lebedev to win back WBA cruiserweight belt in 1st fight since 2011
May 17, 2013 4:35 PM CDT
Guillermo Jones of Panama regained the WBA cruiserweight title in his first fight since 2011, stopping local favorite Denis Lebedev in the 11th round Friday night. Jones, who won the title in 2008 and then retained it twice, inflicted a horrific bruise around the Russian's right eye before flooring him near the ropes with 56 seconds left in the round. The Panama fighter improved to 39-3 with two draws and 31 knockouts. The fight was his first since stopping Michael Marrone in November 2011....
Unlikely trio of Gasol, Conley, Randolph help lead Memphis Grizzlies to 1st conference final
May 17, 2013 4:30 PM CDT
The Miami Heat have LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The Spurs have dominated for years with the trio of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. Now the Memphis Grizzlies, who traded their leading scorer in January, have surged into their first Western Conference finals behind an unlikely Big Three of their own. Marc Gasol still is Pau's little brother to some. Memphis thought about trading guard Mike Conley, the son of a track star, early in his career. And Memphis is Zach Randolph's...
What to watch for when you're watching the Preakness
May 17, 2013 4:27 PM CDT
All eyes will be on Kentucky Derby winner Orb in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. The 3-year-old colt will take on eight challengers in the second leg of the Triple Crown. If he wins, Orb will attempt to become the first Triple Crown champion since Affirmed in 1978 at the Belmont Stakes on June 8. In the Preakness, Orb will be facing five horses he defeated in the Derby and three who did not run in the race. Here's a guide to watching the race: ___ _ INSIDE START. Orb will start from the inside,...
Mets 3, Cubs 2
May 17, 2013 4:26 PM CDT
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Alexander Povetkin stops Andrzej Wawrzyk in 3rd round to retain WBA heavyweight title
May 17, 2013 4:20 PM CDT
Unbeaten Alexander Povetkin retained his WBA heavyweight belt Friday night, stopping Polish challenger Andrzej Wawrzyk in the third round for his fourth successful title defense. The 33-year-old Russian improved to 26-0 with his 18th knockout, flooring Wawrzyk in the second round and again in the third with a right to the head. The referee allowed Wawrzyk to continue before stopping the bout with 31 seconds left in the round. "We didn't plan to win by a TKO," Povetkin said. Povetkin, who outpointed...
Reid Ryan, son of Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, named president of Houston Astros
May 17, 2013 3:35 PM CDT
Reid Ryan choked back tears as he was introduced as president of his beloved Astros, the team he grew up watching in the days when his Hall of Fame father, Nolan Ryan, starred as a pitcher for Houston. "My ties with the Astros go all the way back to 1980 when my dad came over," Reid Ryan said. "Today really is a dream come true because you grow up an Astros fan if you're in Houston. Everybody's got their hometown team, and the Astros were mine. This is just a very special day." Astros owner Jim...
Jimmie Johnson looks to capitalize on racing dominance at Charlotte Motor Speedway
May 17, 2013 3:28 PM CDT
Jimmie Johnson is lapping the field. Just three months into the season, Johnson has built a 44-point lead over second place Carl Edwards and is positioning himself for a run at a sixth NASCAR Cup Series championship. Matt Kenseth is in third place, 59 points back of Johnson. "I'm very happy to have this big points lead and would love to lock early as you can imagine," Johnson said. "But I don't know if I'm just making this up for my own good and helping my cause, but I'm glad I'm not peaking-out."...
Tampa Bay area girl gets surprise reunion with Army dad at Rays game
May 17, 2013 3:06 PM CDT
A Tampa Bay area girl throwing the first pitch at a Rays game got a big surprise from her father, who had been stationed in Afghanistan for the past two years. Before throwing the pitch Thursday, 9-year-old Alayna Adams got to watch a pre-recorded video of her father, Army Lt. Col. Will Adams, on the field's video screen. After she tossed the ball toward home plate, the catcher removed his mask, revealing himself to be her dad. Alayna ran toward her father, and the two embraced. Adams was expected...
PSG president hopes to strike a deal soon to keep Beckham with French club after retirement
May 17, 2013 2:59 PM CDT
Paris Saint-Germain hopes to strike a deal with David Beckham in the next two weeks in which the former England captain will work with the French club after retirement, possibly in an ambassadorial role. The 38-year-old midfielder announced Thursday he will retire from soccer after PSG's last game of the season. "I met him yesterday, actually, and he's very interested to continue being involved with the big project of Paris Saint-Germain," Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the team president, said at a news...
Dick Trickle remembered as a legend on the short-tracks and a mentor to many NASCAR stars
May 17, 2013 2:29 PM CDT
Mark Martin received a piece of advice very early in his career from Dick Trickle that he's never forgotten. "He was the one that told me, and this is kind of corny, but it isn't when you're 18 or 19 years old _ he told me `In order to finish first, first you must finish,'" Martin said. "That stuck with me always." The NASCAR garage was full of Trickle stories on Friday, a day after the 71-year-old racer died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. An old-school driver with an odd name,...
Derby winner Orb heavy favorite to take Preakness, set up Triple Crown shot in Belmont
May 17, 2013 2:19 PM CDT
Everything's a go for Orb. The Kentucky Derby winner was in a playful mood the day before the Preakness, making faces for photographers between nibbles of grass outside his stall at Pimlico Race Course. "He's really settled in well. He seems to be energetic about what he's doing so I couldn't be more pleased," trainer Shug McGaughey said on a warm and sunny Friday morning. "We're excited about giving him a whirl to see if we can get it done and go on to the next step." Getting it done would...
Mayor: Deal to sell Kings to Sacramento group has been signed
May 17, 2013 2:14 PM CDT
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced to screaming throngs of Kings fans Friday that the deal to sell the NBA franchise to a group led by software tycoon Vivek Ranadive has been signed. The announcement at a City Hall rally brings to an end nearly five months of maneuvering by Johnson to secure a new ownership group, convince the council to commit to building a new downtown arena, and to show the NBA that the capitol city of the most populous state in the nation has the fan base to make the...
Man United manager Alex Ferguson ends 39-year coaching career seeking 1 more win
May 17, 2013 2:06 PM CDT
Alex Ferguson is looking forward to a retired life of luxury vacations, watching thoroughbreds, enjoying good wines and perhaps studying languages. Before that, though, there's one final challenge to overcome _ beating West Bromwich Albion on Sunday in his 1,500th and last game as Manchester United manager. "One thousand five hundred matches _ it's quite incredible," Ferguson said Friday, shaking his head at his own longevity. The end of the road in Ferguson's 39-year coaching career comes at...
Sky's Epiphanny Prince to miss a few weeks to play for Russia
May 17, 2013 1:25 PM CDT
Epiphanny Prince is headed to Russia. The Brooklyn native will miss a few weeks of the WNBA season to join the Russian national women's basketball team for the EuroBasket tournament from June 15-30. Prince will leave the Chicago Sky on June 4 to train with the Russian team for a week before the tournament begins. She'll be back with the Sky at the end of the month and most likely miss six games. "I want to play the whole WNBA season, but made a commitment to play for the Russian national team,"...
Schmidt Motorsports could give Bump Day suspense if 2 cars qualify for Indy 500 on Pole Day
May 17, 2013 1:02 PM CDT
Sam Schmidt is content to wait another day before hiring a third driver for the Indianapolis 500. The owner of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports told The Associated Press on Friday he has not hired a driver for the No. 99 car but might if his two other drivers safely qualify Saturday. Schmidt's other drivers are Simon Pageland, last year's IndyCar rookie of the year, and rookie Tristan Gautier. Both are from France. Schmidt says a handful of drivers, including Britain's Katherine Legge, are interested...
Retirement will test if Beckham built a lasting brand in path few have traveled successfully
May 17, 2013 12:47 PM CDT
David Beckham's pecs are at least as much a part of his brand as his kick; his brand of shoes ultimately more lucrative than the game he's giving up. Listed as the world's highest-earning athlete for 2013, Beckham's retirement from play still leaves him with valuable endorsements and unparalleled celebrity. The question is whether he can maintain it. Only a few athletes, once their job is preceded by `ex,' manage to maintain a connection with fans: Those who have carefully built up their image...
Column: 10 reasons why Ferguson will be sorely missed next season
May 17, 2013 12:33 PM CDT
Football without Alex Ferguson? Like Britain without the queen or gin without tonic, it seems almost unthinkable. Yet that will be the reality from Sunday when British football's most successful manager walks away after his 1,500th and final match in charge of Manchester United. Surely, the only ones not feeling twinges of sadness will be the die-hard haters who looked on enviously as this most driven of men turned United into England's dominant club, eclipsing Liverpool, and becoming a global...
NASCAR Hall of Fame opens new Hollywood-themed exhibit with artifacts from film favorites
May 17, 2013 12:18 PM CDT
The NASCAR Hall of Fame has gone Hollywood with its newest exhibit, "Lights. Camera. NASCAR." The exhibit opened to the public Friday and shows how NASCAR's influence on films. Among the items on display: -- Cole Trickle's No. 46 City Chevrolet from "Days of Thunder." -- Ricky Bobby's No. 26 Wonder Bread entry from "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby." -- The 1962 Chevrolet built by Wendell Scott for "Greased Lightning." -- The Hudson Hornet driven by Doc Hudson in Disney's "Cars."...
Ian Poulter eliminated from World Match Play Championship after losing to Thomas Aiken
May 17, 2013 11:57 AM CDT
Ian Poulter was eliminated from the World Match Play Championship after losing another round-robin match Friday. Poulter lost to Thomas Aiken, 1 up, at the Thracian Cliffs course when he bogeyed the last hole after missing the fairway. "I have no excuses," Poulter said. "There is no excuse for that display of golf over the last two days. It's disgusting, disgraceful and there's no explanation. I should have been able to finish the match off." Poulter lost to Thongchai Jaidee on Thursday. On...
This Date in Baseball
May 17, 2013 7:38 AM CDT
May 18 1912 _ Detroit players went on strike to protest Ty Cobb's suspension. To avoid a forfeit and fine, manager Hugh Jennings recruited college players and others; they lost to the Philadelphia A's 24-2. Joe Travers gave up all 24 runs on 26 hits. 1929 _ The Brooklyn Dodgers outslugged the Philadelphia Phillies for a 20-16 victory in the first game of a doubleheader. Brooklyn's Babe Herman and Johnny Frederick each had five hits. Frederick scored five times to give him a major league record...
May 17, 2013 7:36 AM CDT
May 18 1920 _ Man o' War, ridden by Clarence Kummer, wins the Preakness Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths over Upset. 1931 _ Fifteen-year-old Eddie Arcaro rides his first race, finishing sixth, at Bainbridge Park, Ohio. 1957 _ Bold Ruler, ridden by Eddie Arcaro, wins the Preakness Stakes by two lengths over Iron Liege. It's the sixth and last time Arcaro wins the Preakness. 1968 _ Forward Pass wins the Preakness Stakes by six lengths to give Calumet Farm a record seven wins in by an owner in the race....
Tireless trainer Lukas enters 3 in Preakness, bidding for record 14th Triple Crown victory
May 17, 2013 2:56 AM CDT
After being on this earth for 77 years, winning 13 Triple Crown races and totaling more than $100 million in purse money, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has earned the right to sit in an office and let his assistants do the grunt work in the stables. That's not going to happen anytime soon. With three entrants in Saturday's Preakness _ that's a third of the field _ Lukas has been working diligently this week at Pimlico Race Course. Although he's already won the Preakness five times, he's...
Bruins' OT success continues as Marchand scores decisive goal in 3-2 Game 1 win over Rangers
May 17, 2013 2:51 AM CDT
Brad Marchand left the morning skate early. The Bruins were thrilled he was on the ice at the end of the game Thursday night. More precisely, just a few feet from the empty side of the net. Patrice Bergeron made a perfect pass across the slot and Marchand tipped the puck in with 4:20 left in the first overtime. That gave Boston a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers in the opener of their Eastern Conference best-of-seven semifinal. "That's what he needed to do. Get off the ice early so he could...
Staples stunner: Brown, Lewis score PP goals in final minutes, LA Kings shock Sharks 4-3
May 17, 2013 2:50 AM CDT
Although Trevor Lewis knows all about postseason heroics after scoring two goals in a Stanley Cup-clinching victory last season, even he was a bit overwhelmed by the Los Angeles Kings' latest spectacular playoff feat. With three minutes left, the San Jose Sharks appeared to be cruising toward a well-deserved win. After two penalties and two dynamic power-play goals, including the winner from Lewis, the Kings were halfway to the Western Conference finals. "I almost passed out on the celebration,"...
Anthony scores 28 points, Knicks beat Pacers 85-75 in Game 5 to stay alive
May 17, 2013 2:44 AM CDT
Carmelo Anthony made two jumpers to open the game, knowing it wouldn't stay that easy. The defenses in this series are too good, so the difference is something else. "It's just a matter of who wants it more," Anthony said. On Thursday night, that was the Knicks. Anthony scored 28 points and New York avoided elimination in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 victory over Indiana in Game 5. Reserves J.R. Smith and Chris Copeland each had 13 points for the Knicks, who trail 3-2 and...
After eliminating Warriors in 6 games, Spurs prepare to face Memphis in conference finals
May 17, 2013 2:23 AM CDT
Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and the San Antonio Spurs are back in the Western Conference finals for the second straight season with the same style that has carried them to four NBA titles. Don't call these guys old just yet. After wearing down the younger Golden State Warriors in a grueling six-game series, the Spurs look as spry as ever. And they already know what to expect when they open the conference finals at home against Memphis on Sunday. "It's going to be a rough one," Duncan...
Global superstar David Beckham retiring at end of season, 'leaving as a champion'
May 17, 2013 2:21 AM CDT
End it like Beckham. David Beckham, whose curling free kicks, rugged good looks and celebrity marriage made him one of the most famous athletes in the world, is retiring from soccer. Whether striding on the grass, the red carpet or the fashion catwalks, Beckham transcended his sport and became its highest-paid player, with a fortune estimated at $250 million. The 38-year-old former England captain said Thursday he would quit after his final two games with Paris Saint-Germain, where he won a...
David Beckham's life after soccer will see him remain a global figure in the sport he loves
May 17, 2013 2:20 AM CDT
After David Beckham's long and distinguished soccer career ends on an artificial turf field in northwestern France, his life promises to be perhaps even more glamorous than it already has been. Nearly 20 years after breaking into the Manchester United lineup, the 38-year-old former England captain won the French league title with Paris Saint-Germain this season. After announcing his retirement on Thursday, Beckham's role in soccer will take on a new dimension worldwide. He has an ambassadorial...
Warriors season ends with stars banged up in 94-82 loss to Spurs in Game 6 of 2nd round
May 17, 2013 1:45 AM CDT
By the time the Golden State Warriors' magical season came to a close, their struggles to find healthy bodies were matched by their shooting woes. With the long jumpers no longer falling and the entire starting front line banged up with injuries, the Warriors were eliminated from the playoffs on Thursday night with a 94-82 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of their second-round series. "I talked about this being a group that at the end of the day, our tank will be on empty and the light...
White Sox edge Angels 5-4 on bases-loaded walk in 8th inning
May 17, 2013 1:36 AM CDT
Jeff Keppinger walked with the bases loaded to drive in the go-ahead run _ his first base on balls in 141 plate appearances this season _ and the Chicago White Sox rallied with three runs in the eighth to beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 on Thursday night for their season-high third straight road win. The Angels' bullpen wasted a two-run lead as the club lost its second straight and dropped to 8-12 at home. Matt Lindstrom (2-2) got the victory after facing one batter in the seventh, getting Mike...
Angels' bullpen wastes lead, gives up 3 runs in 8th inning of 5-4 loss to White Sox
May 17, 2013 1:28 AM CDT
The Los Angeles Angels let another one get away, twice blowing the lead while the bullpen collapsed. Michael Kohn issued three straight walks in the eighth inning, the last to Jeff Keppinger with the bases loaded that drove in the winning run in a 5-4 victory by the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. "This was a pretty big game for us, and it's indicative of how things have gone," Mark Trumbo said. "You've just got to go out there and get it done. It's games like this that you have to come...
Spurs hold off Warriors 94-82 in Game 6, advance to Western Conference finals against Memphis
May 17, 2013 1:21 AM CDT
Slow at the start of the series and strong at the end, the San Antonio Spurs wore out the Golden State Warriors the way they have so many other opponents. Tim Duncan had 19 points and six rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 16 points and 10 rebounds and the Spurs held off a furious final rally to beat the Warriors 94-82 in Game 6 on Thursday night and advance to the Western Conference finals. "They've got great character. They're competitive. They know there's not a million chances to do this sort...
Staples stunner: Brown, Lewis score PP goals in final minutes, LA Kings shock Sharks 4-3
May 17, 2013 1:01 AM CDT
Dustin Brown slumped in front of his locker and contemplated the final minutes of Game 2 with the same bewildered wonder felt by all those joyous Kings fans streaming out of Staples Center. With three minutes left, the San Jose Sharks appeared to be cruising toward a well-deserved win over Los Angeles. After two penalties and two dynamic power-play goals, the Kings were halfway to the Western Conference finals. And even the Kings weren't quite sure how they got there. Brown tied it with 1:43...
Padres load bases vs Strasburg in 5th inning but score only 1 run in 6-2 loss
May 17, 2013 12:59 AM CDT
Trailing 5-0, the San Diego Padres had the bases loaded with one out in the fifth inning and were poised to do a little damage against Stephen Strasburg. A groundout by Everth Cabrera brought in one run, but then Strasburg struck out Will Venable to end the threat. Strasburg went on to pitch a career-high eight innings against his hometown Padres, snapping a seven-start winless streak, and Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche homered to lead the Washington Nationals to a 6-2 victory against San Diego...