Williams the OT hero as Caps beat Leafs in Game 5

Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) celebrates his goal during the first period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin...

Ovechkin returns to game after apparent left leg injury

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, is helped off the ice to by a trainer and Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, after he was injured during the first period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs,...

Iowa A.D. Gary Barta details damaged relationship with Meyer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta testified Friday that his relationship with a former top administrator deteriorated after Barta informed her that after a reorganization of the athletic department, she no longer would be his...

Blazers big man Nurkic upgraded to ‘doubtful’ for Game 3

FILE – In this March 25, 2017, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic drives to the basket on Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore. The Blazers upgraded Nurkic to doubtful for Game 3 of their playoff...

Madison Bumgarner lands on DL after dirt bike accident

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) DENVER (AP) — Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner was...

Kris Bryant of Cubs has baseball’s most popular jersey

FILE – In this Oct. 10, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) smiles during introductions before Game 3 of baseball’s National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco. Bryant has the most popular jersey in...

Judge orders evidence preserved in Hernandez prison suicide

Ursula Ward, the mother of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd, becomes emotional as she listens to her attorney speak about her son during a media availability at her attorney’s office Friday, April 21, 2017, in Boston. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron...

AP Exclusive: SEC’s Sankey refuses to step down in UNC case

FILE – In this March 13, 2015, file photo, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks before an NCAA college basketball game in Nashville, Tenn. Sankey has denied a request seeking his removal as head of the NCAA infractions panel handling North...

Germany: Suspect bet against Dortmund then bombed its bus

FILE – In this April 11, 2017 file photo a window of Dortmund’s team bus is damaged after an explosion before the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco in Dortmund, western Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file) BERLIN...

Bulls guard Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with broken thumb

Boston Celtics forward Amir Johnson (90) blocks a shot by Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo (9) during the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo is...