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May 30, 2017 12:02 AM Fight between Bryce Harper, Hunter Strickland colors Nationals’ win over Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — The Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants were engaged in a perfectly pleasant pitchers’ duel on a perfectly pleasant Memorial Day afternoon by the San Francisco Bay when Giants reliever Hunter Strickland decided to revive a three-year-old grudge with a fastball thrown directly at the body of Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper 61

May 29, 2017 5:10 PM Huddersfield Town won a spot in the Premier League with Patrick Stewart watching

The Terriers are back in the top flight of English soccer after a penalty kick shootout at Wembley The final spot in the Premier League has been decided. On Monday at Wembley Stadium, Huddersfield Town beat Reading in penalty kicks 4-3 in the promotion play-off to earn promotion to the top flight after the match finished 0-0. Legendary actor Patrick 50

May 29, 2017 6:32 AM After mistake in 2012, Sato learns lesson to win Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Takuma Sato had victory in sight once before at the Indianapolis 500. When he attempted a last-lap pass, Sato lost control of his car, crashed and Dario Franchitti went on to his third victory in ”The Greatest Spectacle In Racing.” In nearly the same position five years later, Sato leaned on lessons learned in that 2012 defeat and became 63

May 29, 2017 1:31 AM Chivas take 2017 Liga MX Clausura crown with famous final win vs. Tigres

GUADLAJARA, Mexico -- Chivas defeated Tigres 2-1 on Sunday to lift their 12th Liga MX title and equal Club America as Mexico's most successful club. Alan Pulido opened the scoring in the first half, with Jose Juan "Gallito" Vazquez increasing Chivas' lead in the 70th minute, before Ismael Sosa pulled one back for Tigres late on. Title No. 12 for Chivas 66

May 28, 2017 11:55 PM DaVion Cross and Camron Donatlan of West Aurora soar to state titles

But the two West Aurora athletes overcame all on the last weekend of the season at O'Brien Field. Cross had to sweat out 33 attempts on Saturday in the Class 3A long jump, but the senior emerged as a state champion because his Friday preliminary mark of 23 feet, 11.25 inches was not bettered. Donatlan, the defending state champion in the high jump, was in a league 76

May 28, 2017 11:42 PM It's time to finally believe in Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato

INDIANAPOLIS -- The 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500 went exactly as the motorsports experts predicted. They said a veteran driver would win. They said a driver from the five-man Andretti Autosport stable would wear the wreath. They said a Honda-powered machine would push its driver into the winner's circle. They said a racer with Formula One pedigree 76

May 28, 2017 10:44 PM F1 champion Alonso swigs milk at Indy, just not as winner

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Surrounded by cameras and flashing cellphones, Fernando Alonso picked up a carton of milk and took a huge swig. For much of the Indianapolis 500, it looked like the two-time Formula One champion would have a chance to perform the celebratory routine in the winner’s circle. The 35-year-old Alonso led 27 laps in his much-hyped Indy 500 debut 80

May 28, 2017 10:34 PM Spieth charges, Kisner holds on to win Colonial by stroke

Kevin Kisner birdied the first three holes on the back nine to take the lead and held on to win at Colonial despite a Sunday charge by defending champion Jordan Spieth. Kisner shot a 4-under 66 to finish at 10-under 270, including a clutch par save on the 18th hole after a wayward tee shot and an approach that was off the back side of the green and well below 62

May 28, 2017 8:33 PM Castroneves runs near-perfect race, ends 2nd again at Indy

Helio Castroneves knew he needed a perfect race to win the Indianapolis 500 from the No. 19 starting spot. After barely avoiding two crashes, he failed to make the go-ahead pass on the second-to-last lap of Sunday's race and the three-time Indianapolis 500 champion wound up settling for his third runner-up finish. The Brazilian also finished second in 2003 and 2014. Castroneves 58

May 28, 2017 8:00 PM Zenit sack Mircea Lucescu after second straight UCL failure

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Zenit St. Petersburg have sacked coach Mircea Lucescu after the Russian team failed to qualify for the Champions League for the second straight year. A brief club statement thanked the Romanian for his year in charge and said the board decided on "early termination" of his contract, without specifying why. Lucescu arrived from Zenit 49