Red Wings name Steve Yzerman general manager
DETROIT (AP) — The Captain is coming home. Hockey Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman was named general manager of the Detroit Red Wings on Friday, returning to the franchise where he was part of three Stanley Cup championship teams and a captain for a league-record 20 seasons.
Surprised Nadal sees 'super solid' Djokovic exit Monte Carlo
MONACO (AP) — Surprised at seeing rival Novak Djokovic go out of the Monte Carlo Masters after an error-strewn performance, defending champion Rafael Nadal acknowledged he enjoyed some luck in reaching the semifinals on Friday.
Falcons give second chance to Hageman following 2017 release
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons signed Ra'Shede Hageman to a one-year deal on Friday, giving a second chance to the defensive tackle the team released in 2017 after he was charged with domestic violence.
Keller suspended 5 games, Anderson, Renteria 1 each
NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller has been suspended for five games by Major League Baseball, which concluded he intentionally threw a pitch that hit Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox this week.
St. John's hires Mike Anderson as basketball coach
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Anderson is getting another chance at St. John's. Anderson was hired as Red Storm coach on Friday after he was fired by Arkansas last month.
NCAA rejects mandatory 2-year commitment to grad transfers
A proposal to require a graduate transfer to count against a team's scholarship total for two years in football and basketball has been rejected by the NCAA.
Flyers cover statue of singer Smith amid racism allegations
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are covering a statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America."
7 Big Ten teams will extend QB competitions into preseason
The week started with nine of the 14 Big Ten teams coming out of spring practices planning to continue quarterback auditions in August.
College golfer in hijab out to blaze trail for Muslim girls
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Noor Ahmed outwardly lives her Muslim faith, and even growing up in a state as diverse as California she says she encountered hostility on the street, in school and on the golf course.
Magic finally get a playoff game at home; OKC, Indy on ropes
Orlando returned to Florida with home-court advantage. Indiana and Oklahoma City are seeking some home-court magic. A trio of Game 3s in the NBA on Friday night — Toronto at Orlando, Boston at Indiana and Portland at Oklahoma City — have three very different story lines.
Held at bay, Gaudreau hopes to ignite Flames in Game 5
DENVER (AP) — Summoning Johnny Hockey! His scoring prowess is required ASAP. After a 99-point regular season, Calgary All-Star forward Johnny Gaudreau has been held to a single assist and just 12 shots against Colorado.
Durant, Curry shut down Clippers in Warriors' 132-105 win
LOS ANGELES (AP) — He's Kevin Durant, and the Los Angeles Clippers got reminded of it. Durant scored 38 points, Stephen Curry added 21 playing with five fouls, and the Golden State Warriors dominated from the opening tip to win 132-105 Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Rays at opposite ends, Sabathia sharp
A look at what's happening around the majors today: EARLY TEST Off to the best start in baseball, Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays host the wobbling Red Sox.
UNC's Hatchell resigns after findings from program review
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach.
Schwartz caps Blues' rally in 3-2 win over Jets 1 in Games 5
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jaden Schwartz called it a lucky goal for the St. Louis Blues. It was a dagger to the Winnipeg Jets. Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining to cap St.
Eun-Hee Ji takes 2-stroke lead in Lotte Championship
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Eun-Hee Ji rebounded from a bogey on the par-4 18th with a pitch-in eagle on the par-5 first and shot a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead over Nelly Korda on Thursday in the Lotte Championship.
White has career-high 36 points, Spurs beat Nuggets 118-108
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio point guard Derrick White was screaming, flexing and stomping around the court after almost every basket against Denver.
Simmons scores 31 points, 76ers beat Nets without Embiid
NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid took off his warmup gear and changed into street clothes, his left knee feeling too sore to play. Even with the All-Star center sitting down, the Philadelphia 76ers were flying high in Game 3.
Penguins and Lightning exits show playoff hockey differences
Scotty Bowman had already coached six teams to the Stanley Cup championship when his high-powered Detroit Red Wings that won 12 of their first 14 playoff games couldn't get the puck away from the New Jersey Devils and got swept in the 1995 final.
Teravainen, Hurricanes beat Capitals 2-1, even series
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes lost another forward — and won another playoff game. "'Next guy up' has been the memo lately," rookie Warren Foegele said.
Yanks stop using Smith recording while investigating racism
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer.
Embiid not playing in Game 3 because of sore knee
NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid is not playing for the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night in Game 3 against the Brooklyn Nets because of a sore left knee.
Corbin earns 1st win with Nationals, beats Giants 4-2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Now this is what the Washington Nationals were looking for when they plunked down $140 million to add Patrick Corbin to the rotation.
Ireland's Lowry on top after first round of RBC Heritage
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Shane Lowry was convinced his game was on the rise, despite his poor scoring. He finally showed that Thursday in the RBC Heritage, shooting a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead.
Thunder's Paul George out of sync, looking to find rhythm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Paul George has been rolling this season, so has Oklahoma City. The Thunder's All-Star forward has been off his game against Portland, and OKC has struggled against the Trail Blazers.