On Golf: Mickelson’s latest high risk is off the golf course

Phil Mickelson never saw a shot he didn’t think he could hit. Part of his massive popularity in golf is the high-risk nature with which he attacks the game. When he won his third Masters in 2010, the signature shot was a 6-iron between a gap in the Georgia pines that barely...

Jones’ 2nd shutout gives Sharks 2-1 series lead over Blues

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Martin Jones made 22 saves in his second straight shutout and Tomas Hertl scored twice to give the San Jose Sharks a series lead for the first time in four trips to the Western Conference final with a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 on...

Perfect 10: Cavs stay unbeaten in postseason, down Raptors

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James had a triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers stayed postseason perfect through 10 games with a 108-89 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. James had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11...

APNewsBreak: Zika prompts USA Swimming to skip Puerto Rico

ATLANTA (AP) — Concerned about the threat of the Zika virus, USA Swimming has moved a pre-Olympic training camp from Puerto Rico to Atlanta. Frank Busch, the national team director, sent out a letter Thursday to all national team athletes and coaches telling them of the...

Unbeaten Strasburg fans 10, Nationals hammer Harvey, Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Unbeaten Stephen Strasburg struck out 10, Daniel Murphy homered against his old team and Bryce Harper finally got a hit off shaky Matt Harvey as the Washington Nationals routed the New York Mets 9-1 on Thursday night. Slumping Ben Revere singled to start a...

In the dark: Spieth shoots 64, a shot back at Byron Nelson

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Jordan Spieth finished off a 6-under 64 just before dark Thursday and was within a stroke of the lead when the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson was suspended. Sergio Garcia, Danny Lee and Johnson Wagner all shot 63. Lee and Wagner, like Spieth,...

Rio security chief wants soldiers to start policing city

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of security for the state of Rio de Janeiro wants soldiers to start policing the city immediately, 2 ½ months before the Rio Olympics are set to start. State Security Secretary Jose Mariano Beltrame, speaking Thursday alongside Defense...

Mickelson to lose $1M in SEC case involving Vegas gambler

NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Mickelson paid off a debt to a professional gambler with nearly $1 million that was unfairly reaped from an insider trading scheme, according to a federal investigation that led to two arrests but spared the golf great from criminal charges. Mickelson,...

AP Source: Orlando Magic hire Frank Vogel as next coach

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic moved quickly to fill their coaching vacancy, agreeing to a deal with Frank Vogel just a week after the position suddenly became available. Vogel and Magic officials met during the day Thursday and reached a deal, which will not be...

MLB chief: Science may be behind increased drug positives

NEW YORK (AP) — Improved science could be a reason behind baseball’s increase in positive drug tests. There have been eight suspensions announced this year under the major league program for positive tests for performance-enhancing drugs, one more than in all of 2015,...