UNLV hires Menzies as basketball coach after Beard bolts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV has moved swiftly to hire a new basketball coach after Chris Beard’s sudden exit, agreeing with New Mexico State’s Marvin Menzies on a five-year contract. UNLV President Len Jessup and athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy said in a...

George scores 33 as Pacers beat Raptors 100-90 in Game 1

TORONTO (AP) — Paul George scored 33 points, Monta Ellis had 15 and the Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors 100-90 in Game 1 of their first round playoff series on Saturday. Jonas Valanciunas fouled out after scoring 12 points and setting a Raptors’ playoff record...

LeBron has mastered art of first-round playoff knockouts

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is a perfect 10 in the first round of the NBA playoffs. As he enters his 11th postseason in 13 years, James, who is seeking a sixth straight appearance in the Finals, has a spotless record in the opening round while playing for Cleveland and...

Bayern Munich beats Schalke 3-0, Leverkusen jumps to 3rd

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich dominated Schalke 3-0 and increased its lead to 10 points as it closed in on a record fourth straight Bundesliga title on Saturday. Robert Lewandowski’s pair raised his league-high total to 27 goals, and Arturo Vidal added...

Fan hit by foul ball at Tampa Bay game in stable condition

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A woman hit by a foul ball in the seventh inning of the Chicago White Sox against the Tampa Bay Rays game is in stable condition Saturday at a hospital. Rays designated hitter Steven Souza Jr. fouled off the ball Friday night that struck the fan,...

Mets’ Jacob deGrom to stay in Florida with sick newborn

CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Mets have placed right-hander Jacob deGrom on the family medical emergency medical list because of health complications involving his newborn child. DeGrom left the team this week for the birth of his first child in Florida. Manager Terry...

Chris Beard bolted UNLV to come ‘home’ to Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — From the familiar feel of West Texas winds to being closer to his three daughters, Texas Tech basketball coach Chris Beard says returning to the school he considers home was too great to resist. So goodbye Las Vegas, hello Lubbock. “It’s...

Madrid beats Getafe 5-1 to keep pressure on Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Karim Benzema ensured Real Madrid kept the pressure on leader Barcelona in the Spanish league by scoring one goal and assisting on two more in a 5-1 win at bottom-side Getafe on Saturday. Benzema scored his 22nd goal of the competition in the 29th...

Nadal rallies to beat Murray and reach Monte Carlo final

MONACO (AP) — Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal beat Andy Murray 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the Monte Carlo Masters final for the first time since 2013. Murray had dominated on his serve — and pressured Nadal’s — throughout the first set, using his drop shot...

Fan injured by foul ball during White Sox win at Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A small gap in the protective netting at Tropicana Field led to a fan getting hurt when she was hit by a foul ball on Friday night. The woman was struck in the seventh inning of Chicago’s 1-0 victory. After the inning was over, the game was...