Bosh officially declared out for remainder of Heat season

MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh’s season is now officially over, regardless of how far the Miami Heat advance in this postseason. The Heat and Bosh made the announcement Wednesday afternoon after the team practiced in Toronto, ending rampant speculation in recent days that...

Ohio university pays player $712K to settle concussion suit

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A university in Ohio will pay $712,000 to a former football player who said the team’s coaches and medical staff didn’t pull him from practice right away after he suffered multiple concussions that led to a permanent brain injury. Former...

LeBron has thought about playoffs matchup with Wade, Heat

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James isn’t looking too far forward in the NBA playoffs. He’s taken a peek, however. James has considered the possibility of playing the Miami Heat — his former team and good friend Dwyane Wade — in the next round, a...

22 horses entered for Kentucky Derby; field limited to 20

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Twenty-two horses have been entered for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, two more than the maximum field of 20. The entry box closed Wednesday morning, with the draw to determine post positions set for later in the afternoon. The field is limited to...

Abby Wambach to join ESPN as analyst and contributor

Retired U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach is joining ESPN as an analyst and a contributor. Wambach, who is the leading goal scorer of all time, will cover the European Championships in France and the Rio Olympics in August. But her role won’t be limited to soccer: She’ll...

Cavaliers not crying foul over LeBron’s lack of free throws

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue celebrated his 39th birthday on Tuesday and proudly showed off a few gray hairs — silvery-speckled souvenirs of job-related stress. “I dyed mine gray,” Lue joked. “My Barack Obama look.”...

Ky. bourbon trail offers a lesson for reviving racing’s fans

MIDWAY, Ky. (AP) — Camera-toting visitors to the grounds at Three Chimneys Farm can get a glimpse of the pampered lives of thoroughbred stallions — the star attractions that frolic in lush paddocks or relax in stately stalls when they aren’t in the breeding...

Warriors rally in fourth for 2-0 series lead on Portland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The defending champions mounted a remarkable comeback without MVP Stephen Curry. Next game, they might have him back and really get rolling. Klay Thompson scored 27 points and gave Golden State its first lead of the game on a 3-pointer with 5:33 left,...

Boyle’s OT goal lifts Lightning past Islanders 5-4 in Game 3

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Boyle delivered a hard hit and then took advantage of a lucky carom to get the Tampa Bay Lightning a big playoff win. Boyle scored at 2:48 of overtime to lift the Lightning to a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night for a 2-1 lead in...

Predators beat Sharks 4-1, pull within 2-1 in series

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shea Weber scored the go-ahead goal and had an assist and the Nashville Predators beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 Tuesday night to pull within 2-1 in their Western Conference second-round series. James Neal and Filip Forsberg each scored on the...