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  • Boland leaves position at USTA to take Baylor coaching job

    NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Boland is leaving his position as head of men’s tennis for the U.S. Tennis Association’s player development to return to college as the coach at Baylor. The USTA announced Boland’s departure Thursday, a little more than a year after he was hired. Baylor later announced that Boland would become its […]
  • Kyle Busch captures pole at Charlotte; Harvick starts last

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch is hoping his third career pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway will help end a dubious drought at a track that has frustrated him for years. Kevin Harvick is probably just anxious to get back on the track. Busch took the pole Thursday night for the Coca-Cola-Cola 600 on Sunday, […]
  • Oldest in majors, Rangers pitcher Bartolo Colon turns 45

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — From across the diamond, Kansas City closer Kelvin Herrera marveled at the oldest player in the major leagues — Texas pitcher Bartolo Colon, who turned 45 Thursday. “I used to have pictures of him in my bedroom,” Herrera recalled of his countryman, from his teenage days in the Dominican Republic. “He […]
  • Jutanugarn, Masson, Kang, Olson share LPGA Tour lead

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Amy Olson crossed paths with her coach, Ron Stockton, on her walk to the 18th tee at the Volvik Championship. “Make it another even $20,” Stockton said. The coach was already prepared to give his client $35 for making seven birdies — $5 each — and wanted to take her […]
  • Golden State’s Iguodala to miss Game 5 against Rockets

    HOUSTON (AP) — Golden State’s Andre Iguodala will miss Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets on Thursday night. It will be the second straight game Iguodala has missed after he bruised his left knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game. Houston got a 95-92 win in Game 4 on […]
  • Seahawks’ Baldwin says NFL “really missed it” with policy

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin had harsh words for the comments made by President Donald Trump regarding the NFL’s new national anthem policy on Thursday, as players began to process the new mandate from the league’s owners. Baldwin has been a leading voice from the players’ perspective for why there […]
  • LEADING OFF: Pedroia rejoins Red Sox, Diamondback doldrums

    A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: WELCOME BACK Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is set to be activated by the Red Sox after missing Boston’s first 50 games while recovering from knee surgery. Manager Alex Cora says Pedroia will come off the disabled list for a weekend series at Fenway Park against […]
  • Na’s ending 90-foot chip to lead Colonial after first again

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Na stood over his ball after taking a drop in the rough beside the ninth green following two wayward shots, on his final hole of the day and with a share of the lead in the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial. As Na looked toward the hole more than […]
  • Nevada club pro tied for Senior PGA Championship lead

    BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Nevada club professional Stuart Smith admitted sleeping on the lead of the biggest tournament available to him might be a problem. “I can’t say, ‘Oh, it won’t bother me.’ But to me, it’s fun,” Smith said after shooting a 5-under 66 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead […]
  • Piscotty, A’s tag Hernandez early, beat Mariners 4-3

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Another day, another rocky first inning for six-time All-Star Felix Hernandez. Stephen Piscotty and the Athletics tagged Hernandez early, and Oakland ended the Seattle Mariners’ five-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory Thursday. The A’s scored four times in the first inning, two on Piscotty’s double off Hernandez (5-4). “Every five […]