Hoskins taunts Rhame after near-beanings, Phils top Mets 6-0
NEW YORK (AP) — Rhys Hoskins homered off reliever Jacob Rhame and taunted him with a slow jog around the bases a night after Rhame buzzed him with two fastballs, and the struggling Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 6-0 on Wednesday.
Harden helps Rockets eliminate Jazz with 100-93 win
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 26 points and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Utah Jazz 100-93 on Wednesday night to win their first-round playoff series 4-1.
Woods says he'll play new PGA Tour event in Japan
Masters champion Tiger Woods is adding to his international travels at the end of this year, announcing Wednesday night that he will compete in Japan for the first time in 13 years at the new Zozo Championship.
Blue Jays to promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays will promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. before Friday's game against the Oakland Athletics.
2 Iowa tight ends likely to go in 1st round of NFL draft
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Talk about a culture change. Not long ago, drafting a tight end in the first round was taboo for NFL teams.
Padres' Paddack shuts down Mariners for 1st victory, 1-0
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Padres rookie Chris Paddack wasn't feeling well and walked Mariners leadoff batter Mitch Haniger on four straight fastballs, none of which was faster than 91 mph.
Major penalty video review debate reignited in playoffs
NHL players and coaches were split Wednesday on whether changes are needed to video review protocol a day after a major penalty played a dramatic role in San Jose's Game 7 victory over Vegas.
Adderley cousins connect across decades over life, football
More than a surname binds Nasir and Herb Adderley, distant-but-oh-so-close cousins from Philadelphia who are separated in age by six decades but tethered tight by love, creed and football.
Roethlisberger, 37, to remain with Steelers through 2021
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have reiterated repeatedly during an eventful offseason that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains the team's unquestioned leader.
Snell and Rays beaten by Royals 10-2 in lefty's return
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell was frustrated with his performance, but at least his toe came through OK. The Tampa Bay ace Blake lasted one out into the fourth inning in his return from a broken right fourth toe as the Rays lost 10-2 to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
Wainwright heats up, Cards beat Brewers 5-2 for 3-game sweep
ST. LOUIS (AP) — One St. Louis Cardinals pitcher reached a career milestone, while another added to his growing reputation as one of the league's toughest relievers.
Chiefs' addition of Clark another controversial decision
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have made a habit of inciting controversy during the NFL draft in the Andy Reid era by acquiring players that have a history of off-the-field issues.
National champion Baylor women set for White House visit
WACO, Texas (AP) — National champion Baylor has accepted an invitation to visit the White House next week. The school said Wednesday that coach Kim Mulkey and the Lady Bears are scheduled to be in Washington on Monday to celebrate their third national championship.
Tortorella drives Blue Jackets into showdown with Bruins
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Tortorella was being battered on social media a month or so ago by doubters who thought his act had gotten stale in Columbus.
New Jersey gov: We could be top US sports bet market by 2020
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's quick growth in sports gambling means it could surpass Nevada next year as the top sports betting market in the United States, its governor said Wednesday.
Spurs seeking a Game 7; Nuggets look to advance
San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich goes to the playoffs every season. And he usually sticks around for a while. The Spurs have never gone back-to-back years without a trip to the second round of the playoffs during the Popovich era.
NCAA: Replay official can overturn close targeting calls
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel adjusted the targeting rule in college football, allowing video review officials to overturn calls if any element of the penalty cannot be confirmed.
AP source: Gio González, Brewers agree to 1-year, $2M deal
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that pitcher Gio González and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a one-year contract guaranteeing the 33-year-old left-hander $2 million.
Atlanta 2020 Final Four also site of Division II, III finals
ATLANTA (AP) — The return of the Final Four to Atlanta in 2020 also will bring the Division II and III championships back to the city.
The name on the back matters: NHL is now marketing its stars
Connor McDavid is eager to shrug off personal stats, awards and achievements and put the focus on his team in Edmonton. Yet there he is on the cover of a video game or in a commercial for a bank.
Invigorated after Game 7 win, Bruins look to Blue Jackets
BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins needed performances from up and down their roster to outlast the Toronto Maples Leafs in yet another seven-game slugfest between the Original Six franchises.
76ers season has gone south with each visit to Toronto
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 76ers have gone south in Toronto. Sixers coach Brett Brown wants the season series to come with an asterisk.
San Jose scores 4 goals in 4 minutes, then wins Game 7 in OT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In San Jose, the game will always be remembered as the Pavelski Payback for the four goals scored on one power play after the Sharks' captain was knocked out cold, turning around a wild Game 7 that finally ended in overtime.
Lillard has 50 and Blazers oust Thunder in 5 games
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After Damian Lillard hit his walk-off 3-pointer to send the Trail Blazers along in the playoffs, he waved goodbye to the Thunder bench.
O'Reilly's luck turns and so do fortunes of the Blues
ST. LOUIS (AP) — When the St. Louis Blues traded for Ryan O'Reilly in the offseason, they received an All-Star caliber player still seeking postseason success.